Archive - Jul 6, 2011 - News Article
Conover Fire Department is losing $2,400 in mutual aide funding from Catawba County, but it will still see a $3,000 increase in revenue thanks to an increase in property values in the cityâs rural fire district.
Conover Fire Chief Mark Hinson told Conover City Council that the mutual-aid funding, which at other times may have been called something else in the Catawba County budget, was in place since the 1960s. At the time the revenue stream was created, it assisted the countyâs fire departments which were few in numbers, Hinson said.
A Catawba County percussionist and educator recently published a new book that will be used by several middle and high schools in the area and statewide.
Area drummer Rick Cline published âTools for the Developing Drummerâ earlier this year, a comprehensive and instructional book for beginners and advanced drummers.
âIâve been compiling these materials over the last 20 years, and Iâve been binding and making books for the sake of my private students for that span of time,â Cline said. âAnd it wasnât until a couple years ago when I said, âI should just make an official book.ââ
In nature, sometimes the smallest change makes all the difference.
A few rocks in a stream make a dam. A couple seeds in the ground produce a plant. Like the old saying reiterates â with every action, there is a reaction.
A lumber company in Maiden is proving that the same saying goes for society too, as one minor facility change at the company will produce numerous benefits for people as well as the planet.