Archive - Mar 24, 2011 - News Article
The town of Catawba is planning its first town-wide sidewalk sale to help people get a jump-start on spring cleaning.
The inaugural event is set for May 21 in downtown Catawba from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Planning for the event started in December with the Catawba Small Town committee, which is part of the town's Main Street Program.
"The committee's main goal is to enhance and beautify the town," said Catawba Town Manager Brian Barnett. "That's what we're hoping to do."
Two Hickory Public Services workers were fired and four more were suspended after more than $3,000 of materials was stolen from a city demolition site.
Hickory Public Works department took action against the six employees Monday after allegations of possible employee misconduct surfaced during the demolition of Ridgeview and George Ivey pools, according to a statement released from the city of Hickory.
Hickory Police Department said copper and other materials valued at $3,931.25 were stolen from the demolition sites and taken to scrap metal processor Mountain Recycling in Hickory.
Fundraising efforts are up and running to purchase playground equipment in honor of murdered 10-year-old Zahra Baker.
Catawba County Kiwanis Clubs announced plans in February to create a playground where disabled children, like Zahra, can play with their able-bodied peers.
More than a month into the campaign, Kiwanians have raised about $3,100 of the $85,000 needed to create an addition to the current Kiwanis Park on Sixth Street Southeast in Hickory.