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August 27th

$9M expansion creates 50 new jobs

August 27, 2012

A Claremont trucking company is planning to hire 50 drivers and invest $9 million in its operation to meet growing customer demands.

The move will not only better position the company for future growth, but it will also deliver a financial boost to the region. Cargo Transporters s investing a total of $25 million during 2012.

August 24th

Pooling resources

August 24, 2012

Navigating the wealth of Catawba County’s healthcare services can be a challenge for the county’s senior citizens.

Adult Life Programs Executive Director Mark Bumgarner often witnesses first-hand the challenges faced by members of an aging population group that grew by about 60 percent during the past decade.

Update: Murder charge brought

August 24, 2012

A Hickory man faces murder charges after investigators say he stabbed his estranged wife to death.

Catawba County Sheriff's Department charged Monroe David Byrd Jr. with murdering Amy Marie Byrd, 33, Thursday. The couple was married, but separated, and Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid said the victim went to Byrd's residence on Springs Road some time Thursday.

August 23rd

Collision course

August 23, 2012

A 19-year-old survived a deadly crash after he merged his motorcycle into a pick-up truck pulling a flatbed trailer on I-40 Thursday morning.

A second nearby wreck forced the closure of both westbound lanes of the interstate at different points for more than an hour.

River search reveals no new clues

August 23, 2012

A river search revealed no new clues as Catawba County Sheriffs Office continues to investigate the disappearance of Ken Mohler.

'Friendship' fills school supply need

August 23, 2012

As school started the halls of Tuttle Elementary School were full of school supply donations,

“The hallway looked like you were walking through the aisles of Wal-Mart,” said Tuttle Principal DeAnna Finger.

The supplies are going to helping needy students in the school. Even the sixth graders were ready to use the supplies Finger said.

August 22nd

2-car wreck injures 4

August 22, 2012

The search for a new home went severely sour when four people were injured in a two-car collision Wednesday afternoon.

As he was trying to cross U.S. 321 Business and turn left, Michel West pulled into the pat of an oncoming Chevrolet Impala.

"I pulled out of Dogwood Hills," he said. "I didn't see her coming."

Pond probe comes up empty

August 22, 2012

The report of a dead body in a pond drew investigators to Rock Barn Golf and Spa late Tuesday.

A sonar search of the water didn't reveal anything out of the ordinary, and now sheriff's deputies return their attention to the the unusual circumstances around a Hickory man's disappearance six days ago.

August 21st

Truck flips in wreck

August 21, 2012

Two vehicles collided at the intersection of N.C. 16 bypass and Burris Road Tuesday afternoon.

A Kia Forte was traveling on Burris Road and crossed N.C. 16 after stopping at a stop sign. The driver of the Forte started into traffic at about 15 mph and collided with a Nissan pick-up truck travelling south on N.C. 16, according to Newton police.

Searchers turn to cadaver dog

August 21, 2012

Catawba County Sheriff’s Department investigators used a cadaver dog to search for a missing Catawba County man on Tuesday. Ken Mohler disappeared last Thursday night from Gregory Wood Products. He reported to work at 4:30 p.m. last Thursday and text his wife around 7:30 p.m. that evening to say he would be home soon, but never made it home.

 

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