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Riders could see fee increase

August 30, 2010

Elmer Lint has ridden Greenway Public Transportation for more than six years.
The service is critical for 85-year-old Lint’s well-being – from attending necessary medical appointments to getting his hair cut.

More battery thefts at CVCC

August 30, 2010

Officials think a string of car-battery thefts at a college are related.
Three batteries were reported stolen Aug. 17 from cars parked in the Catawba Valley Community College parking lot.
Two similar car battery larcenies from CVCC’s parking lot were previously reported stolen Aug. 17.
“We do feel like it’s probably the same people, but we’re not sure where the batteries are being taken to,” said Catawba County Chief Deputy Coy Reid.

Fire closes fast food restaurant

August 30, 2010

A fast food restaurant was closed Sunday after a fire in the building’s electrical panel caused about $20,000 in damage.

Hickory Fire Department responded at 1:53 p.m. to the McDonalds restaurant at 2511 N. Center St. after receiving reports of a fire in the restaurant’s basement, said Terri Byers of the Hickory Fire Department.

The building was evacuated before 13 Hickory firefighters arrived on the scene.  

Stolen goods in crashed truck

August 30, 2010

Catawba County sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene of a car crash Friday and later arrested the driver for burglary.

Derik Eugene Lackey, 25, of Hickory, is charged with first-degree burglary and larceny after breaking and entering after officers found stolen items in Lackey’s vehicle once it crashed on N.C. 127 South.

Deputies say Lackey allegedly stole more than $2,600 in goods from the Three Way Superette at 5159 N.C. 127 South in Hickory.

Hospice thrift store accepting donations

August 30, 2010

From 27-inch TVs to wheelchairs and clothing, Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley’s thrift store has it all.
“I think the timing was perfect because of the economy,” said Hugh Cating, PCHCV director of planned giving. “People need a little extra help.”
PCHCV’s thrift store, located on U.S. 321 near Ham’s restaurant, opened July 6. The PCHCV Board of Directors entertained the idea of a thrift store for awhile, Cating said, and they finally decided to take the plunge several months ago.

Barger named CCS interim super

August 30, 2010

Catawba County Schools Board of Education hired a retired superintendent to serve as its interim until a permanent superintendent is employed.

The Board of Education approved to hire Glenn Barger at a vote of 5-1 Monday in a special meeting. Board member Sherry Butler opposed Barger's hire. Member Carolyn Connor was not present at the meeting.

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