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June 11th

Sisters to open Newton bakery

June 11, 2012

Lately, people have been asking sisters Judy Early and Teresa Blalock, “Which one is ‘Marie’ and which one is ‘Twannette?’”

Another arrested in shootout

June 11, 2012

Authorities arrested a Conover man in relation to an April gang-related shooting at a Hickory gas station.

Jordan Olajuwon Ramseur, 25, of 3176 Keisler Dairy Road in Conover, is the fifth suspect to be arrested in connection to the shootout, which took place April 28 at the Quality Mart Shell gas station on Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard in Hickory.

June 8th

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.

June 7th

READER POLL: How much does the hike hurt?

June 7, 2012

Newton City Council has not yet adopted its budget due to disagreement on a proposed electric rate hike of about 6 percent for the 2012-13 fiscal year.

Such a hike would increase the average Newton customer’s monthly bill by $7.43, or $89.16 a year. The average Newton power customer’s bill would climb to $123.46 per month.

Body found in burned car

June 7, 2012

Catawba County authorities launched a homicide investigation after discovering a dead body inside a burning car Thursday in rural Sherrills Ford.

Sheriff Coy Reid said investigators are searching for leads in a situation where he thinks foul play was involved.

Authorities chase suspect from Claremont to Hickory

June 7, 2012

Authorities say they chased a man from Claremont to Hickory on Thursday morning after he threatened his girlfriend, said he had a gun and stole her motorcycle.

Wilbern Carlos Springs, 36, of Deal Road in Claremont, faces child support non-compliance and non-support of child charges after he was arrested Thursday in Hickory.

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