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County crime increases in summer

August 13, 2010

Thieves made off with more than $6,000 of property taken from a home in Conover.
The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two or more unknown suspects who allegedly broke into a home in the 400 block of Fairgrove Church Road, said Chief Deputy Coy Reid.
More than 20 items were stolen from the residence, including a laptop computer, a weed eater, a shotgun, office supplies and tools.

Car crashes into Conover business

August 13, 2010

An early morning drive Wednesday ended with a car crashing into a Conover business.
Tiffany Robinson, 23, of Hickory, was driving west at 1:25 a.m. on U.S. 70-A West when her accelerator got stuck, causing her to lose control of her vehicle, said Conover Police Capt. Eric Loftin.
Robinson’s 2002 Ford Explorer crashed into Conware Company Logistics, which is in the 1500 block of U.S. 70-A West.
The car ran into the office area of the building and caused about $5,000 of damage to the structure, according to the police report.

HSCC sees record adoptions

August 13, 2010

It’s hot outside, and so are animal adoptions at the Humane Society of Catawba County.
More animals were adopted from the HSCC from January to August than were adopted during the entire year in 2009.
“Adoptions are double what they normally have been. We don’t know why that is,” said Jane Bowers, HSCC interim executive director. “We don’t question it. We’re just glad it’s happening.”
The more animals that are adopted, then the more animals the HSCC can take into the shelter.
“We are a no-kill shelter, so until we do adoptions, we can’t fill it with other animals,” Bowers said.

Departments to cut 30 percent

August 13, 2010

All Catawba departments were asked to cut 30 percent of their budget in light of the town’s financial problems.
Interim Town Manager Eric Davis asked department heads to revisit their respective budgets and highlight expenditures that can be eliminated.
“It’s not anything definitive yet,” said Catawba Mayor Vance Readling. “But they just need to find possible ways they can cut their budgets.”
Readling said Council’s next move will be to address the department heads’ possible cuts and vote to make those cuts.

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