Archive - May 2012 - News Article
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.
Newton-Conover High School's varsity football coaching search continues after the leading candidate for the job withdrew his name from consideration Sunday.
A Norfolk Southern train barreled into a tractor-trailer reportedly carrying fertilizer early Monday morning in Long View.
Authorities say the truck stalled on the tracks as the train approached a crossing at 33rd Street and Main Avenue.
Near noon Monday, Long View Police Department reported another truck was stuck at a different nearby crossing.
Steady, heavy rains fell all morning throughout Catawba County, causing flooding in some low-lying areas and precarious driving conditions on many roads.
Yards flooded in parts of Newton, including homes near Newton-Conover High School.
The O-N-E received reports of flooding near mobile homes in Claremont.
Emergency personnel report several street closings in Conover.
Newton hosts its annual citywide yard sale, powerful farm machinery is headed to the fairgrounds, and Claremont opens its market for fresh local produce, all this week in Catawba County.
Newton learned Friday its downtown historic district is officially included on the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places.
The N.C. State Historic Preservation Office, which administers the National Register program in the state, announced Newton's inclusion on the list.