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May 11th

NCHS students get reality check

May 11, 2012

Newton-Conover High School students got a taste of reality Friday when it comes to drinking and driving.

Area firefighters, paramedics and police participated in a DWI wreck simulation for students at NCHS with one message in mind — don’t drink and drive.

Sheriff won't help fund gang initiative

May 11, 2012

The Catawba County sheriff says he will not help fund a countywide gang initiative that has targeted dozens of violent offenders in the past two years.

Maiden proposes tax drop

May 11, 2012

Maiden will attempt to lower tax rates once again in the coming fiscal year.

According to a recommended 2012-13 fiscal year budget prepared by Maiden Town Manager Todd Herms, the town will lower its property tax rate by one cent to 38 cents per $100 of valuation.

DMV: Woman wrongfully issued licenses

May 11, 2012

A Vale woman faces 13 felony charges of wrongfully issuing state driver's licenses at the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles office in Newton.

The DMV License and Theft Bureau arrested Cathy Rudisill, 62, on the charges Monday. Rudisill resigned Wednesday from her position as a DMV license examiner.

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May 11, 2012

Catawba County experienced a busy week of news — from a 2012 primary election to big hires at Catawba County Schools and Maiden High School.

Maiden also won the CVAC baseball title Monday night.

And the sheriff chased and tackled a burglar in Hickory on Wednesday.

May 10th

Claremont seeks to tighten budget, meet goals

May 10, 2012

Claremont hopes to cut spending while tackling big initiatives in the coming fiscal year.

City officials say better financing and projected upticks from revenue streams will allow the city to scale back its budget and accomplish specific goals set by councilmen in recent years.

Region remembers fallen officers

May 10, 2012

Seven North Carolina law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in 2011. Throughout the nation, 36 officers have already fallen this year.

To date, there have been about 510 line-of-duty deaths in the state of North Carolina, including nearly a dozen officers from Catawba County.

Patrol troop welcomes new captain

May 10, 2012

Dedric Robinson says he envisioned a career with the FBI or Secret Service after graduating from college.

A federal government hiring freeze in the early 1990s sent Robinson searching for a different path. At the suggestion of a mentor, he pursued a career with N.C. Highway Patrol.

Hydrant testing may discolor Newton water

May 10, 2012

Residents of northwest Newton may notice their water is discolored later this month as city workers test fire hydrants in the area.

Newton Fire Department conducts hydrant testing north of "A" Street and west of Main Avenue beginning May 21. Testing helps locate hydrants in need of repair or replacement, according to a press release from the city.

BREAKING: Man stabs brother during argument

May 10, 2012

Authorities say a man stabbed his brother in the shoulder this morning during an argument over their father.

Witnesses told police that Derek Dellinger stabbed his brother, Scotty, with a knife shortly after 9 a.m. outside a home on Emmanuel Church Road near Conover.

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