Archive - May 15, 2012 - News Article
A proposed $38.8 million budget in Newton raises garbage fees $36 per year and increases power rates 6.4 percent for all customers of the city's electric system.
Property tax rates in the city will remain unchanged at 48 cents per $100 valuation.
Kyle Drum vacates his seat on the Newton-Conover City Schools Board of Education at the end of this month. He is moving out of the district to be closer to his job.
Catawba County's proposed 2012-13 fiscal year budget includes millions of dollars for school construction, as well as funding for three new sheriff's office patrol deputies.
Catawba County's 2012 primary election results are official after elections leaders canvassed votes Tuesday.
County elections director Larry Brewer said no race outcomes changed following the canvass, a final certification of voting results.
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office recently reported the following arrests and incidents.
* Michael Emmanuel Tucker, 38, of Hickory, was arrested on a charge of non-support/non-payment of alimony. He was held in the Catawba County Detention Center on a $1,000 secured bond.
Heavy rains flooded the Hickory Metro to start the week, a train rammed a tractor-trailer truck full of chemicals and some of the state's newest champions call Catawba County home.