Archive - Jul 2013 - News Article
The Catawba County Board of Elections was a busy place Friday at lunch as the filing period for seats on local town and city councils started at noon. The filing period ends at noon July 19.
Catawba County Board of Commissioners Chair Katherine W. Barnes declared a State of Emergency for Catawba County at 12 p.m. on Friday, July 5, in response to serious flooding in several areas of the county.
Maiden’s eighth annual Fourth of July “Edith Pirkle Parade” was a huge success Thursday morning even with the threat of rain.
The grand marshall was N.C. General Assembly Representative Mitchell Setzer from Catawba.
This week as the nation this week observes the 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg, Catawbans remember local soldiers who fought in the Confederate army in that historic Civil War confrontation.
Due to recent events in North Carolina, approximately 70,000 citizens lost their unemployment benefits last week and about 500,000 citizens have been denied Medicaid benefits statewide.
Demolition crews began tearing down the South Newton Elementary School this week. The new elementary school is planned to open by the start of the 2014 school year. The original class rooms, cafeteria and gymnasium date back to 1958. Demolition is expected to be completed in a few weeks.
Catawba County has expanded its residential recycling program to include a permanent electronics and paint collection area at the Blackburn Landfill.
This service is available year round during regular Landfill operating hours.
There’s plenty to do at the Newton Recreation Center swimming pool, 23 S. Brady Ave. Cool off and celebrate the Fourth of July at the pool, or join later in July for swimming lessons.
Independence Day Splash Blast