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Catawba County crime

January 11, 2012

The following are arrests, citations and incidents recently reported in Catawba County:

Arrests

*Dearl Roy Steoart, 39, of 3618 Huie St. in Newton; hit and run, failure to stop; $100 bond

*Jennifer Lynn Reece, 21, of 2000 Terry St. in Conover; breaking and/or entering, felony larceny, possession of stolen goods; $1,000 bond

*Patricia Sue Tyger, 38, of 195 Riverview Acres Lane in Taylorsville; injury to real property, breaking or entering, felony larceny; $2,000 bond

Conover to consider manufacturing center contract

January 11, 2012

Conover will look to approve a lease agreement and contract tonight related to the Manufacturing Solutions Center (MSC).

Conover City Council will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight to consider approval of a lease agreement between the city and Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC), in addition to a contract with MSC.

MSC is currently located on CVCC’s East Campus. Employing about 36 full- and part-time workers, MSC works with companies around the world to develop and improve their products.  

Entrepreneurial expansion

January 11, 2012

Bright minds like Derek Detweiler and Todd Lewis are just what Catawba County needs. At least that’s what area leaders and business pros are saying.

Detweiler and Lewis, both in their 30s, are code writers who founded Gopherwood Studios in 2008.

Using HTML5, they develop web games for PCs and smart phones, some of which have attracted the interest of Google in the U.S. and have even been picked up in Europe. That’s not bad for a couple of guys pumping out code in Detweiler’s basement.

State tweaks teachers' paychecks

January 11, 2012

A new law may make some paychecks smaller for hundreds of Catawba County educators, but teachers won't lose any money.

The N.C. General Assembly approved a law in summer 2011 that regulates when school systems are allowed to pay teachers and 10-month employees at the beginning of the school year. The law prohibits school systems from giving teachers a full month's paycheck at the end of August when teachers have not worked a full month. The law is set to take effect with the 2012-13 school year.

In the past, some school systems have prepaid teachers a full month's salary Aug. 31.

Storms roll through region

January 11, 2012

Severe storms rolled through the Greater Hickory area early Wednesday evening.

Storms brought hail, heavy wind and rain to Hickory and other western areas of Catawba County. Newton and other communities in central and eastern parts of the county received only heavy rain and some wind.

The National Weather Service (NWS) reported about 5:45 p.m. that a tornado touched down in northern Cleveland County and moved north toward Burke County. NWS issued a tornado warning for Catawba County that lasted until 6:45 p.m.

The Morning Read: Wednesday, Jan. 11

January 11, 2012

Boys at Fred T. Foard High School threatened a girl with a noose this week, and Catawba County Schools' leader says the school "messed up" in the way it handled the situation.

More details available in The O-N-E's Wednesday online edition: www.observernewsonline.com/content/foard-student-bullied-noose.

North Carolina is investing $5.3 million in Catawba County roads, including resurfacing projects in Newton, Conover, Claremont and Maiden. Find out which roads will get new paving in the Wednesday edition of The O-N-E.

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