Archive - Jun 2012 - News Article
Catawba Town Council will hold a special meeting on Monday to discuss next year’s 2012-13 fiscal year budget.
Catawba’s council approved a nearly $1 million budget earlier this month with a split 3-2 decision.
Catawba County education leaders say partnerships are the key to maintaining strong classroom and training programs as state funding allotments continue to be uncertain.
When you think about Catawba County, deserts aren’t the first things that come to mind.
However, they are here — in one way or another.
The far ends of the county are populated by small food deserts, or areas that aren’t in close proximity to fresh produce.
Federal prosecutors dropped all charges Wednesday against John Edwards after his corruption trial ended last month in a deadlocked jury.
Jurors in North Carolina acquitted the former presidential candidate on one count of accepting illegal campaign contributions and deadlocked on five other felony counts. The judge declared a mistrial.
An N.C. DMV license examiner faces more felony charges as part of an ongoing state investigation.
Former Newton examiner and Vale resident Cathy Rudisill now faces 28 counts of wrongfully issuing North Carolina driverâ€™s licenses.
State officials say Rudisill was entering fictitious information into license testing results.
State officials say at least 28 Greater Hickory Metro citizens received wrongfully issued North Carolina driver's licenses this year due to the illegal actions of a Newton examiner.
The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) License and Theft Bureau arrested Cathy Rudisill, 62, of Vale, in May on 13 felony counts of wrongful issuance of a driver's license.
Catawba County Schools (CCS) students will pay more for school lunches next year.
School board officials recently agreed to raise prices 15 cents a meal at all schools, making the total lunch price $2.15 for elementary schools and $2.25 for middle and high schools.
Breakfast for all K-12 students will remain $1.
Newton-Conover City Schools added a familiar face to its Board of Education on Monday night, two sisters plan to open a bakery this summer in downtown Newton, and a Hickory-based Latino ministry recently changed relocated to a church.
Read all about those stories and more in the Tuesday print edition of The Observer News Enterprise and at observernewsonline.com.
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A familiar face in the Newton community will serve the local school system for at least the next 17 months.
The Newton-Conover City Schools Board of Education appointed former Newton mayor Bob Mullinax to serve the remainder of Kyle Drum's unexpired term.
Drum left the board at the end of May to move to Davie County for his job.
A Hickory-based ministry that provides services to thousands of Latino citizens in Catawba County each year recently moved.
Centro Latino moved into Maiden Chapel Baptist Church's new Faith Center on May 26.