Agriculture in Catawba County generates $52 million in direct economic impact with even more from indirect sources. There are more than 700 farming and agricultural operations in the county.
Anyone interested in learning more about this important sector of the local economy through tours of some of those operations is invited to the 2013 Agri-Tourism Day on Saturday, June 15.
The Highway Patrol announces a preliminary number of 13 motorists who died on North Carolina highways during the Memorial Day weekend. The holiday weekend officially began at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 24, and ended at midnight, Monday, May 27. Last year the Highway Patrol investigated five fatal collisions and 360 injury related collisions during the holiday period.