Archive - Feb 16, 2011 - News Article
Catawba leaders are developing strategies to increase revenue and market the town as a place where people want to live, work and spend their money.
Town council members met with town manager Brian Barnett on Tuesday to discuss the town's upcoming budget process for the next fiscal year, which leaders hope will start closing the projected gap between the town's revenues and expenditures.
Hickory Police learned the identity of a man who fled from a car before it was struck by a train near Union Square last weekend.
Dontea Kennedy, 21, of Maiden, allegedly got out of a 2010 Dodge Challenger early Sunday morning and fled on foot before a train collided with the car, injuring one of the passengers. Police didn't know Kennedy's identity at the time of the crash, only that there was a fourth male in the car.
For Catawba County school counselors, assisting students isn't about simply sitting down and talking about their feelings.
Counselors in the school system try to ensure every student has the emotional and mental support they need to learn on a daily basis.
Officials from Catawba County Schools and Newton-Conover City Schools said these positions are vital in the school system, especially during times when economic woes impact students, as well as their parents.
The teenager accused of killing his roommate with an axe then carving a word into the man's body received court-appointed counsel Monday during his first appearance in court.
No fewer than four officers from the Catawba County Sheriff's Office were in District Court on Wednesday as Michael Joseph Anderson, 19, was led into the courtroom wearing a neon green jumpsuit. Anderson appeared emotionless as Judge Robert A. Mullinax told him he was charged with murder.
Collapsed buildings, household garbage and unlicensed vehicles filled with trash clutter a property on Newton's North Ashe Avenue.
It isn't the only city property with violations of Newton's nuisance and abandoned vehicle ordinances, but Worth Arnold Jr.'s residence did seem to be a final straw for the city's mayor.