Archive - May 7, 2012 - News Article
Catawba County Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the hire of Dr. Dan Brigman as the system's next superintendent, effective July 1.
Brigman currently serves as superintendent of Macon County Schools in far western North Carolina.
He will make $160,000 as CCS' superintendent, according to a four-year contract the board approved Monday night.
Catawba County Commissioners gave formal approval Monday to a health care merger between eight regional counties.
The merger creates Partners Behavioral Health Management, which will oversee delivery of mental health, developmental disability and substance abuse services to citizens in Catawba, Surry, Yadkin, Iredell, Burke, Lincoln, Gaston and Cleveland counties.
Officials expect interest to remain high at the polls Tuesday, as citizens vote on a proposed state marriage amendment and other election primaries.
Voters will decide several primary races at the national, state and local levels. Voting in Catawba County lasts from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at 40 county precincts.
Police arrested a Hickory man Friday who they say is responsible for stealing medical supplies and a first responders bag from a vehicle outside a local hospital.
Newton-Conover High School may have its next football coach by early next week.
NCHS Principal Kevin Campbell said Monday the school narrowed its list of candidates to a final name, and officials are nailing down final details with that candidate.
Campbell said those details include a "family matter," but there are no financial issues with contract negotiations.
Maiden High School is searching for a football coach â€” again.
"Buddy King has asked to be released from his contract," Catawba County Schools Superintendent Glenn Barger confirmed Monday morning. "He started indicating to (Maiden Principal Dwayne Finger) several weeks ago that he had several issues."