Archive - Mar 7, 2011 - News Article
Two men were indicted Monday on murder charges at the Catawba County Justice Center.
The Catawba County Grand Jury indicted Michael Joseph Anderson, 19, of Hickory, and Brian Todd Hieb, 43, of Sherrills Ford, on murder charges stemming from two unrelated deaths. The clerk of court's office said Monday that the indictments don't specify whether the murder charge is first or second degree.
Catawba County received a more than $200,000 grant to increase the visibility of its small, rural manufacturers.
The web-based program will connect small companies with potential clients through the worldwide exposure of the Internet, in the hope of creating and retaining manufacturing jobs in Catawba County.
A Claremont warehouse has a new occupant, according to a statement released Monday from a private real estate company.
JER Partners announced that Sutter Street Manufacturing, a division of home-goods manufacturer Williams-Sonoma, will lease the entire warehouse on Kelly Boulevard in Claremont. The company's decision to come to Claremont, however, is a business move the Catawba County Economic Development Corporation and the city of Claremont have yet to confirm.
Riverbend Park, off N.C. 16 in northern Catawba County, is closed Monday for the safety of the public.
Duke Energy will open flood gates at the Oxford Dam following weekend rains. Conditions are unsafe for patrons at the park when the flood gates open.