Archive - May 3, 2011 - News Article
Newton will spend $42,600 before July 1 to open and operate the cityâ€™s public swimming pool this summer.
Newton City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to invest money toward salaries, supplies and maintenance, as well as improvements required by the Catawba County Health Department. The pool is forecast to earn about $2,800 from public swimming and day camps during June.
A Claremont man is recovering after a motorcycle accident Monday.
Robert Setzer III, 30, was traveling west on Little Mountain Road on a 2002 Yamaha motorcycle at 5:50 p.m. Monday when he ran off the road to not hit another vehicle.
Kenneth Knight Sr., 56, of Newton, was stopped at a stop sign on Old Home Place Drive and attempted to turn left onto Little Mountain Road.
N.C. Trooper J.S. Swagger said Knight's vision was affected by a hill crest in the road, as well as Setzer's speed.
Swagger said Setzer was going 90 mph on a 45-mph road.
The Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, S.C., entered into a collaborative partnership with Lenoir-Rhyne University, making this the first combination of a Lutheran seminary with a university.
A feasibility study conducted in fall 2010 between the boards of Lenoir-Rhyne University and the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary showed similarities within the organizations. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) organized the study and supports the partnership between both institutions.
Former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield's five dogs were euthanized after attacking a postal worker.
The labrador and pit bull mix dogs were euthanized April 28, which was a week after the incident. Catawba County Animal Services Manager Jay Blatche said Mayfield authorized the death of the five dogs.
Catawba County will provide up to $260,000 to Turbocoating Corp. USA after its recent announcement to locate its first United States operation in Hickory.
Turbocoating plans to create at least 80 new jobs paying an average wage of $50,000 per year and invest $13 million in four years for machinery and equipment, according to Julie Pruett, director of recruitment for Catawba County Economic Development Corp. However, it's also possible Turbocoating can invest $15 million and 110 new jobs in five years.