Archive - Jul 2012
Newton has levied new fees for Internet sweepstakes businesses that will require a $2,500 fee to be paid per business annually. In addition changes to the cityâ€™s fee schedule requires $1,000 be paid per computer terminal within the businesses.
No dissenting votes were cast in the Newton City Council decision that spawned divided discussion among elected leaders.
Ervin Preston Finger, 85, went to be with his Lord, Friday July 6, 2012 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations are assisting the Finger Family.
When it comes to vacant buildings, Catawba County has plenty of them.
The problem is, as economic development officials work to recruit new industries and jobs to the area, not all of them are suited for the demands of modern-day operations.
But which ones are ready to welcome a new business, and where are they?
Catawba County leaders gave a green light to efforts to secure loan funding that could help economic development leaders create new "inventory" for future industries.
Hickory Post 48 had lost four American Legion baseball games by a combined eight runs this season.
That all changed on Monday.
The Gaston Braves scored 16 runs on 16 hits on their way to taking a 2-0 series lead over Post 48 at Henkel-Alley Field at the American Legion Fairgrounds, 16-6.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. â€” AJ Allmendinger was silent Sunday, a day after NASCAR suspended him for failing a random drug test.
Penske Racing, which gave Allmendinger the biggest break of his career this season, is withholding judgment until NASCAR's system has been completed.
Where that leaves the 30-year-old driver remains to be seen.
CHARLOTTE â€” The Charlotte Bobcats NBA Summer League team will include four current players and two rookie draft choices, the team announced Monday night.
Earl Andrew McAlister, Jr. passed away Saturday, July 7 at Palliative Care Center & Hospice of Catawba Valley after a long illness. The family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Cremations in Newton.
A cookout on Lake Hickory turned tragic Saturday when a five-year-old boy drowned at Dixie Boat Club.
Cody Ray Johnson, 5, was found at the bottom of Lake Hickory after he apparently wandered away from a cookout his mother and siblings attended Saturday evening, said Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid.
Eight challengers and one incumbent are seeking election to three seats on the Catawba County Schools Board of Education.
At least two of those seats will be filled by new people after Board Chair Joyce Spencer and member Steve Hilton decided they would not seek re-election.