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Newton plans service rate hikes

May 15, 2012

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.

School board member to step down

May 15, 2012

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.

County to spend more on schools, safety

May 15, 2012

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.

Primary election results official

May 15, 2012

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.

Catawba County crime, May 15

May 15, 2012

The Catawba County Sheriff's Office recently reported the following arrests and incidents.

Arrests

May 6
* 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.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Tuesday, May 15

May 15, 2012

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.

Left with a bitter taste in their mouths from a 3-2 loss Sept. 4 against Maiden, the Newton-Conover...
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Volleyball Bandys...
The Newton-Conover football team broke a tie for sixth place in the latest Associated Press prep...

 

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