Archive - Oct 2012 - News Article
The city of Newton opens the Newton Depot today from 5-7 p.m. for the West Side Area Drop-In. The drop-in is the fifth event for the planning board held to hear from Newton residents.
Guests are welcome to come and share comments or ask questions about future plans for the area.
Newton-Conover Auditorium welcomed national, state and local candidates during Tuesday's Farm Bureau forum. While the candidates acknowledged their roots somewhere within the state, the common ground ended with Catawba County as they explained their platform.
Catawba firefighters responded to a house fire Tuesday afternoon at 202 E. Central Ave. in Catawba. The 68-year-old homeowner was using his stove when his kitchen caught fire. The man was able to get out of his home and called 911 around 2:30 p.m. Catawba Fire Chief Gary Sigmon said the fire was contained in the kitchen.
Hickory Fire Department said goodbye to two fire fighters Tuesday night and welcomed its new fire chief.
Fred Hollar was welcomed as chief during a reception held Tuesday at the Julian G. Whitener Municipal Building second floor atrium, prior to being sworn in at the meeting.
Newton Police Department, along with Hickory, Conover and N.C. Highway Patrol wrote a combined 44 tickets and made four arrests during a weekend checkpoint.
Conover City Council welcomed new construction and new changes for the city during its Oct. 1 meeting.
Six-year-old Taryn Cline thought it was just another day of school at Lyle Creek, until her dad showed up after eight months of deployment.
Bed Bath and Beyond Inc. will bring one data center facility to Claremont.
The company data center will encompass the 48,000 square-foot Center Point shell building in the Claremont International Business Park on Kelly Drive.
A high school student was charged with a misdemeanor on Friday, Sept. 28.
Adam Riley Tadlock, 16, from 4000 Summit Ridge Lane, Denver, was charged with Perpetrating a Hoax Using a False Bomb after bringing a disarmed hand grenade to North Lincoln High School.
During World Rabies Day, Randy Mozer brought his 2-year-old dog, Trouble, to the Catawba County Animal Shelter for a free, one-year rabies vaccination. The shelter had 100 free shots for residents during the Friday event.