Archive - Mar 1, 2011 - News Article
A Newton-based furniture company is getting national recognition for doing what comes naturally â€” buying and creating locally made products.
Lee Industries is featured on a segment of ABC's World News with Diane Sawyer during a segment called "Made in America" set to air Wednesday night.
"It's because of our long-lasting reputation as being local, family (oriented) and sustainable," said Norman Coley, president of the company that's been part of the Newton community since 1969.
Catawba County Schools Board of Education has no intentions of continuing its search for a superintendent for at least three years.
The state legislature's "unknowns" and Glenn Barger's experience led a majority of Catawba County Schools Board of Education to stop its superintendent search and stick with its current leader. The 24 applications received in the superintendent search were shredded or sent back to the North Carolina School Board Association.
Could Zahra's death have been prevented?
That's the question on the minds of Catawba County residents, as well as a state board charged with reviewing child deaths after previous involvement with departments of social services.
"When are we going to make children a priority?" asked Angela Phillips, a former Guardian ad Litem district administrator, who recently retired from the program after 24 years of service.
Treatments for cancer don't always involve painful injections or reconstructive surgery.
If you ask women involved in the American Cancer Society's Look Good, Feel Better program, they'll tell you that, sometimes, all it takes for a cancer patient to feel better is a swipe of lipstick and some sparkly earrings.