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June 7th

Cops probe package at church

June 7, 2012

Authorities are investigating a suspicious envelope delivered to a Maiden church where a pastor made controversial anti-gay comments last month.

Providence Road Baptist Church received an envelope filled with an unidentified white substance, said Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid.

June 6th

Claremont OKs sweepstakes parlors

June 6, 2012

Sweepstakes parlor owners will have to pay the price if they want to open a new gaming center in Claremont.

City officials agreed Monday to permit the internet gaming, or sweepstakes, parlors within the city’s highway business district, but only at a cost.

High school graduations begin Thursday

June 6, 2012

High school students throughout Catawba County graduate this week at ceremonies in Hickory and Newton. The following includes public school commencement ceremonies.

Thursday
• Bandys High School graduation begins at 7 p.m. at CVCC Tarlton Complex.
• Newton-Conover Health Science High School at 7 p.m. at Newton-Conover Auditorium.

Maiden sets budget hearing for June 18

June 6, 2012

Maiden officials expect to approve a fiscal year budget at the town’s next council meeting June 18.

Maiden Town Manager Todd Herms said Wednesday that town officials will hold a public hearing in two weeks in an effort to approve the town’s nearly $16 million budget.

CCS appoints 3 principals to new posts

June 6, 2012

Catawba County Schools officials announced the hiring of three new principals on Tuesday for Fred T. Foard High, Mountain View Elementary and Catawba Elementary schools.

All of the newly named principals are currently employed by Catawba County Schools (CCS) in different parts of the county.

Catawba County's yearbook arrives

June 6, 2012

Catawba County's 2012 high school yearbook is in, and The Observer News Enterprise is proud to salute all the graduating seniors in the Class of 2012.

June 5th

Newton fails to approve spending plan

June 5, 2012

With a 3-2 vote, Newton City Council failed to pass a $38.5 million budget that includes a 6.2 percent power rate increase, as well as a $3 monthly hike in garbage fees.

Conover adopts budget amid confusion

June 5, 2012

Conover leaders adopted the city's 2012-13 fiscal year budget Monday night — after about 15 minutes of confusion at City Hall.

The city's $13.3 million total budget includes a 3 percent water rate increase that adds about $3 to the average family's annual bill.

June 4th

Fire damages Hickory mobile home

June 4, 2012

Fire officials say a candle caused a fire that damaged a mobile home Monday morning in Hickory.

At 8:12 a.m., Hickory and St. Stephens firefighters responded to Paradise Valley Mobile Home Park off 27th Street NE.

Catawba County EMS also responded to the scene, and firefighters contained the blaze within 20 minutes.

County adopts 2012-13 spending plan

June 4, 2012

Catawba County commissioners unanimously approved a $226.4 million budget on Monday that includes significant funding for local schools and money for additional projects approved last week.

The 2012-13 fiscal year budget, which eliminates six county positions yet adds another seven jobs, maintains the county’s current property tax rate of 53 cents per $100 of valuation.

Below is a look at Thursday's scores and Friday's schedule for the Catawba County Junior Varsity...
Below is a look at Thursday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Baseball Bandys 13...
Grabbing an early lead and holding off a late charge by rival Hickory, the Fred T. Foard baseball...

 

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