Archive - Mar 2012 - News Article
Area residents can safely dispose of unwanted or expired pharmaceuticals in Conover this week.
Conover Police Department (CPD) will host Operation Medicine Drop on Thursday and Friday near downtown. The event is part of a statewide effort through North Carolina Safe Kids, an organization that seeks to prevent accidental injuries in children.
Conover has hosted the event the past several years, along with 150 other law enforcement departments across the state.
â€śItâ€™s been a pretty good turnout at our recent events,â€ť said CPD Lt. Mark Stump.
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office reported the recent incidents and arrests.
* Thieves in Claremont broke into a motor vehicle and stole a rear-window lock off a 1987 Dodge truck.
* Two handguns were stolen from 2852 Rosemont Court in Newton. The firearms were worth about $610 total.
* At 3967 Section House Road in Hickory, thieves broke into a house and stole $2,178 worth of tools. A generator, air compressor, three saws and a 24-volt drill were also stolen.
A Conover man broke into a home, wrecked his get-away vehicle and then found himself in jail overnight Monday. Details in the Tuesday edition of The O-N-E.
The Manufacturing Solutions Center (MSC) not only helps create jobs in Catawba County, the product development and testing company helps businesses around the world.
As work is underway for a new MSC facility on the campus of Conover Station, The O-N-E explores the company and what it does.
Volunteers are sought for a community garden that will grow and harvest produce to help benefit Catawba County residents in need.
A Conover man was arrested overnight Monday after breaking into a home, stealing goods, wrecking his getaway car and fleeing the scene.
Police responded to a traffic accident early Monday morning near the 200 block of 5th Street NE in Conover to find an abandoned Dodge Truck outside of a residential home.
After inspecting the unoccupied vehicle, police found jewelry and other goods lying in the roadway. Police checked several homes in the area and discovered that a home at 202 5th St. NE had been broken into, said Conover Police Sgt. Robert Clark.
A man assaulted and robbed a homeless person on Sunday in Newton.
Police say Brandon Horne, 31, of 504 S. Main Ave. in Newton, struck a homeless man in the head outside of Corner Food at 112 E. â€śDâ€ť St. in Newton, stole the manâ€™s bicycle and left the scene.
Newton Police Maj. Kevin Yarborough said Horne and the homeless man, Ronald Ed Hunter, knew each other.
Horne was charged with common law robbery, possession of stolen goods and second-degree trespassing. He is being held on a combined $6,000 bond at the Catawba County Detention Center in Newton.
In a rear corner of Catawba Valley Community College's East Campus, a group of men and women provides help for people around the world.
The aid comes in many forms â€” all of which are unique, some of which are unusual.
All of the work is done to help create jobs through successful manufacturing operations in Catawba County and around the globe.
A community garden is seeking volunteers to help plant, grow and harvest produce that will benefit Catawba County residents in need.
Catawba County HOPE, or Help Our People Eat, is gearing up for its third year of service in the community.
HOPE was created in 2010 by Christine Cofer, an employee in Catawba Countyâ€™s finance department.
After being â€śreally hesitantâ€ť when starting the program, Coferâ€™s project has seen stark growth.
Last year, the HOPE gardens harvested and delivered 5,071 pounds of vegetables and fruit, which was an increase of nearly 4,000 pounds from 2010.
Tuesday, March 20
St. Stephens softball vs. Fred T. Foard
Maiden softball vs. South Iredell
Bandys softball at West Caldwell
Bunker Hill softball vs. Draughn
Newton-Conover softball at East Burke
St. Stephens baseball at Foard
Maiden baseball vs. South Iredell
Bandys baseball at West Caldwell
Bunker Hill baseball vs. Draughn
Fred T. Foard baseball vs. St. Stephens
Newton-Conover baseball at East Burke
St. Stephens tennis vs. Watauga
Bandys tennis at West Caldwell
Foard tennis vs. Hickory
Newton-Conover tennis at Draughn
St. Stephens soccer vs. Foard
A pottery festival, a barbecue benefit to support a local care center, several book readings, and a presentation on dementia highlight events this week in Catawba County.
Read below for more information about those and other events this week in the region.
For updated event information, pick up the print edition of The Observer News Enterprise from Tuesday-Saturday at newsstands throughout the county.
Catawba County officials say the areaâ€™s municipalities wonâ€™t have to help pay for the countyâ€™s new animal shelter, contrary to original plans.
The county originally planned for the areaâ€™s six municipalities to help pay off the debt service on the new animal shelter, a planned $3.5 million facility expected to open by the end of 2013.
The current animal shelter, which was built in 1985, is about 200 percent over capacity and has a host of issues, ranging from limited isolation areas to lack of space â€” issues that can easily lead to disease for animals.