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June 26th

Taking the plunge

June 26, 2012

CCS Board chair won't seek re-election

June 26, 2012

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.

June 25th

Blaze destroys barn

June 25, 2012

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.

DWI checkpoint jails two

June 25, 2012

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.

Whooping cough reported in county

June 25, 2012

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.

Breaking: Blaze destroys barn

June 25, 2012

Fire departments from throughout Catawba, Lincoln, Burke, Cleveland counties responded to a barn blaze in the Vale community Monday morning.

June 22nd

A case for biofuel

June 22, 2012

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.

History museum goes to the dogs

June 22, 2012

This year’s annual meeting of the Catawba County Historical Association is “Going to the Dogs.”

Jobless rate up slightly

June 22, 2012

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.

June 21st

Creamed corn

June 21, 2012

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.

The Greater Hickory Kia Classic golf tournament won't be returning for a 13th year on the Champions...
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Girls basketball...
WINSTON-SALEM — Chazz Surratt threw for a score and ran for another to help East Lincoln beat...

 

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