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Construction project future uncertain

August 10, 2010

Catawba Town Council is considering delaying the town's $1.2 million construction project after financial problems forced the town to reconsider its expenses.

Catawba has a "hole in its budget" of about $220,000 from when the town appropriated the funds from its general fund to cash reserves, said Eric Davis, Catawba's interim town manager.

Town Council discussed Catawba's budgetary problems Tuesday at a special meeting.

GPS units, money among commonly stolen items

August 10, 2010

Car locks and deadbolts are commonplace on today’s vehicles and residences, but the security precautions often aren’t enough to prevent theft.
“Car break-ins have probably been the biggest crime in the county for years,” said Catawba County Chief Deputy Coy Reid. “(When people steal), it’s usually anything that people can take that’s quick.”
The most commonly stolen items in car break-ins include money, radio systems, CDs and GPS units.

Students ‘surge’ into high school

August 10, 2010

School hasn’t started yet, but rising Newton-Conover freshmen got a taste of high school Tuesday before classes are in session.  
About 80 freshmen participated in Newton-Conover City Schools’ Surge program, which prepares students for their high school careers through mentoring and guidance.
“I was scared that I might get lost on the first day (of school), and I wouldn’t be able to find my classes,” said rising freshman Kabao Khang. “This has really made me less nervous.”

For the seventh time in the past eight years, the Newton-Conover wrestling team won a conference...
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Girls basketball...
A pair of athletic events in Catawba County have been postponed Tuesday. The Fred T. Foard at...

 

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