Archive - Apr 3, 2012 - News Article
Apple has filed plans with the N.C. Utilities Commission to build what is being touted as the nation's largest private fuel cell energy project, a silent power plant that will generate electricity from hydrogen.
Conover will increase taxes on its retail businesses in an effort to generate an estimated $130,000 in new revenue.
Beginning May 1, the city of Conover will collect taxes based on how much a business makes in a year, a change from the current system that charges businesses based solely on flat operation fees.
Maidenâ€™s plans for a new town hall may be crumbling after several council members voiced concerns over the new building Monday night.
Shuford Elementary School hosted career day for its third-, fourth- and fifth-graders Tuesday morning.
Students visited with a member of the U.S. Army; a fire inspector; police officers; and professionals from the Juvenile Justice Center, The Observer News Enterprise, and the Humane Society.
Former race car driver Jeremy Mayfield may lose his home and land through foreclosure.
A home and more than 450 acres owned by Mayfield and his wife are scheduled to be auctioned April 30.
Foreclosure documents filed in Catawba County show the couple owes Carolina Farm Credit more than $3 million for loans borrowed in 2006.
Police are investigating a five-car crash that sent three people to the hospital about noon Tuesday.
Two people were transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC), and one man was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte after the multi-vehicle accident threw two cars over a steep ditch near the intersection of 8th Avenue Southwest and Conover Boulevard West in Conover.
Four state champions from Newton-Conover High School are bound for college, an ex-NASCAR drive is back in court, a little more than a year after the countyâ€™s most heinous crime ever, area leaders are trying to raise awareness about child abuse.