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Moritz meets with Charlotte mayor

March 31, 2011

Conover's city leader joined other mayors in the greater piedmont region to discuss issues facing their constituents with Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx.

Mayor Lee Moritz Jr. traveled Wednesday to Davidson College's Lily Gallery for dialogue about economic challenges, as well as transportation and crime issues within the state.

'Heroes' for American Red Cross

March 31, 2011

From devastating fires and armed forces services to disaster relief and safety training, the Catawba Valley American Red Cross assists people during some of the most defining moments of their lives.

But with an economy where many people are forced to stop donating to charities, the Red Cross needs help with financial support.

That's why the Catawba Valley chapter is participating in the 2011 Heroes for the American Red Cross campaign, a grassroots, volunteer-led campaign to raise funds locally.

Firefighters, police honored

March 31, 2011

They rush into burning buildings without a moment's hesitation.

They arrest criminals and keep Catawba County's streets safe.

But it's all part of the job for four of Newton's finest police officers and firefighters, who were honored recently for their commitment to service.

Firefighters Scott Mecimore, 37, of Newton, and Dustin Ladd, 25, of Catawba, received top honors from two area organizations for their commitment to fire service and emergency response.

Governing bodies to meet Monday

March 31, 2011

Several Catawba County governing bodies are scheduled to meet Monday.

Claremont City Council will meet Monday at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers.

Catawba County Board of Commissioners are scheduled to meet Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the 1924 Courthouse in downtown Newton. Conover City Council is set to meet Monday at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers.

Claremont City Council will discuss:

-An update on the fiscal year 2012 budget;
-A budget transfer;
-A resolution for Child Abuse Prevention Month;
-Departmental and committee reports;

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