Archive - Jun 2012 - News Article
After more than four decades spent serving Catawba County Schools students, Joyce Spencer has decided to move on.
The Catawba County Schools board chair for the past six years announced Tuesday that she will not seek a third term among the school system's elected leaders.
A column of black smoke visible from the U.S. 321 intersection with N.C. 10 revealed burning destruction to motorists several miles from Stone Gate Stables in Vale.
Not far from the $1.3 million estate on Malcolm Road, neighbor Allen Biggerstaff knew something was amiss when he heard fire sirens roaring down the private road secluded from N.C. 10.
The "BATmobile" came to Newton during the weekend, and while it didn't feature any caped crusader, it did help remove law-breakers from area streets.
Seven cases of whooping cough have been reported in Catawba County during 2012, including three open cases.
The news comes in the wake of a weekend report that 122 cases of whooping cough, or pertussis, has been reported in Alamance County since December 2011.
Statewide 126 cases of whooping cough were reported during 2011.
Fire departments from throughout Catawba, Lincoln, Burke, Cleveland counties responded to a barn blaze in the Vale community Monday morning.
Catawba County's biodiesel research facility officially opened almost a year ago, but one county leader is opposed to spending any more tax dollars on the facility.
This year’s annual meeting of the Catawba County Historical Association is “Going to the Dogs.”
The jobless rate is up not just for Catawba County, but the entire Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton region.
While the unemployment rates are up and still above 10 percent, information released by the state's department of commerce revealed the jobless rates are still well below those issued for the same time last year.
N.C. 10 was closed for several hours Thursday morning when a tractor-trailer truck overturned and spilled about 20 tons of corn along the roadway west of Catawba's town limits.