Archive - Jul 2013 - News Article
Catawba County Emergency Management is asking citizens who reported damage from the July 27 flooding to remain patient as the damage assessment process continues.
Catawba County Emergency Management has formally requested disaster assistance from the State of North Carolina for victims of the July 27 flooding.
A letter asking for state disaster assistance was sent to the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management on Monday.
Flash flooding from a severe thunderstorm Saturday damaged many residences, businesses and roads roads throughout Catawba County.
The unanticipated stormed started with rain approximately at 4 a.m. and did not let up till the afternoon hours Saturday.
A pair of friends looking for lost horses found more than they expected Sunday morning when they discovered a decomposing body on the outskirts of Conover.
According to Catawba County sheriff officials, the friends were looking for horses off of Punch Loop Road that had been spooked by the recent severe weather.
Registration has been extended to July 29 for contestants in the five Miss Reunion beauty pageants—the forerunner of Catawba County’s major patriotic festival in Newton.
The Miss Reunion title will be bestowed on area girls and young women during the series of three evenings of competition which precede the August Reunion Week activities in the Newton.
Balls Creek Camp Ground is starting to come alive with activity as families and volunteers put finishing touches on the site for the upcoming 160th campmeeting.
The annual celebration will start Sunday, Aug. 11 and continue each night through Aug. 25.
The Catawba County United Way Youth Council has allocated a total of $8,868 to four organizations in Catawba County whose programs directly impact the community’s youth and fall within the United Way identified impact areas of health, education or income.
Those organizations were:
Catawba County emergency crews recovered the body of a man who disappeared while fishing along the Catawba River.
Two family members went out to look for Zoua Pa Chang early Thursday and found his body floating about 150 yards downstream from Lookout Shoals Dam.