If one thing is certain, it's uncertainty, according to several area business leaders and Catawba County's congressman.
Rep. Patrick McHenry met with about two dozen business leaders and officials Friday at the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce to discuss how government regulations block private-sector growth.
"Free enterprise has been under attack, and that's unacceptable," said Chamber of Commerce president Danny Hearn. " ... This chamber is not going to sit back and let that happen."
An accused murderer will not stand trial at this time for bludgeoning a man to death after a Superior Court judge ruled Thursday that the defendant is mentally incompetent.
Judge Robert C. Ervin ruled during a Feb. 24 session of Superior Criminal Court that Dennis Edward Scherzer, 45, of Hickory, is mentally ill and not capable of proceeding to trial for the death of Roland Simmons.
Maiden Town Council moved one step closer in the planning process for a new town hall, hearing a presentation Feb. 21 about possible space needs for the building.
Marty Beal, with CBSA Architects, gave Town Council a space-needs analysis presentation detailing size needs for a new town hall and council chambers. Beal completed the analysis in January after meeting with town employees and hearing what council members envisioned for new town facilities.