Archive - Aug 2012 - News Article
Shelves upon shelves of new and antique items for sale. While looking for a fishing pole, shoppers could end up with an arm full of collectables before they ever leave the store. The new variety mall in Maiden, Pickers Paradise gives the collectors as well as bargain shoppers plenty of merchandise. The grand opening of the new variety mall is this Saturday at noon.
For the first time in more than 30 years state health standards are changing. This means North Carolina restaurant ratings may look lower than usual.
Members of a Conover church love their city and want to show it.
Tri-City Baptist Church is working with Feed The Homeless, Meals on Wheels, Conover Police Department and many other programs to give back to the community for the next two months.
A missing man’s family is offering a $2,000 reward in hopes of finding the 71-year-old Hickory man.
On the first morning of the Hickory American Legion fair, while tents are still being set up, Lucille Johnson and Joyce Peeler had a tall order: judge the baked goods–all them. One display with more than 50 entries and two judges. The containers didn’t matter, nor the process, the determining factor was taste.
After two weeks of searching, Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid met with a missing man’s family Wednesday. Ken Mohler was last seen Aug. 16 at his job at Gregory Wood Products.
“I know the family wants answers, but as of right now we have nothing,” Reid said.
New reading requirements could hold back third graders as teachers work on iPads to assess student progress. North Carolina law changes effect 2013-2014 school year, Catawba County Schools third grade promotion and prompt the county to get new testing equipment to better child reading assessments.
Bridge work and rush hour traffic played a part in a two car collision on Interstate 40 just before 5 p.m. Tuesday.
With new state regulations on healthy meal options for students, school lunch is getting a facelift. Catawba County Child Nutrition Director Valda Robinson is working with Eat Smart Move More NC and Catawba County Health Partners to improve thecounty schools’ lunch menus.
While the rest of the county takes a breath for Labor Day, Catawba County police officers are volunteering to serve at the Democratic National Convention. The convention festivities start Sept. 3 and continue until Sept. 6. During the week speakers, and visitors will flood Charlotte and Catawba County police will be there to protect and monitor the scene.