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Powder poses no threat to Maiden church

June 8, 2012

State tests confirmed a suspicious powder delivered to a Maiden church Thursday did not pose a bioterrorism or health risk.

A suspect package arrived at Providence Road Baptist Church on Thursday, prompting a local and state investigation.

County seeks agriculture sustainability

June 8, 2012

Catawba County is beginning development of a plan to sustain agricultural land in the county that will focus on economic development for agriculture and the recruitment of young farmers.

The public is invited to submit ideas and suggestions online at http://www.catawbacountync.gov/Planning/Sustainability/ or at a set of public workshops scheduled for July.

Catawba approves budget with split vote

June 8, 2012

Catawba officials disagreed this week on a budget that cuts overall town fire department spending by more than 18 percent.

With a vote of 3-2, Catawba Town Council approved a $913,567 budget that maintains the town’s current tax rate of 48 cents per $100 of valuation and attempts to cut down on the use of town savings, or its fund balance.
 

Catawba seeks green light for traffic signal

June 8, 2012

State senators and local officials are lobbying the state Department of Transportation to install a stoplight at what they say is one of the area’s most dangerous intersections.

Catawba man charged with murder

June 8, 2012

A Catawba man has been charged with murder in the death of a local woman found dead inside a burning car Thursday in Sherrills Ford.

Police charged Jermaine Wilkes, 32, of 2282 Edna St. in Catawba, with murder, burning personal property and destroying remains to conceal a death. He is being held in the Catawba County Detention Center under a $150,000 bond.

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