Archive - Jun 4, 2012 - News Article
Fire officials say a candle caused a fire that damaged a mobile home Monday morning in Hickory.
At 8:12 a.m., Hickory and St. Stephens firefighters responded to Paradise Valley Mobile Home Park off 27th Street NE.
Catawba County EMS also responded to the scene, and firefighters contained the blaze within 20 minutes.
Catawba County commissioners unanimously approved a $226.4 million budget on Monday that includes significant funding for local schools and money for additional projects approved last week.
The 2012-13 fiscal year budget, which eliminates six county positions yet adds another seven jobs, maintains the countyâ€™s current property tax rate of 53 cents per $100 of valuation.
A Catawba County program that feeds students and families in need received national accolades for its service to the community.
The Backpack Program for Children is one of two county programs to receive 2012 National Association of Counties Achievement Award honors. The countyâ€™s Green Vendor Fair was also named as a winner.
Maiden leaders officially broke ground Sunday on a new government building expected to cost the town about $2.1 million.
Several dozen citizens attended a ceremony to celebrate a new 14,000-square-foot town hall that Maiden leaders say should be complete in the next year.
The new facility on Main Avenue will be about four times larger than Maiden's current town hall.
The state announced it will spend $3.7 million to repair a dozen bridges in the region, including four in Catawba County.
N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) awarded a contract to Lanford Brothers Company Inc. of Roanoke, Va., for bridge maintenance slated to begin in summer 2013.
The following bridges in Catawba County were approved for repairs: