Archive - 2013 - News Article
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
A fast moving storm brought heavy rain and strong winds Wednesday afternoon through Catawba County but did minimal damage overall.
The most significant incident of the storm occurred at 1269 Long Drive in Newton when a large tree fell on an occupied house.
Catawba County Health Partnersâ€™ Eat Smart Move More Catawba County (ESMM) coalition has recognized 36 Healthy Schools through the 2013 Healthy Schools Recognition Program.Â
Now in its third year, the Healthy Schools Recognition Program has helped support healthier school environments for more than 20,600 students in public and private schools across the county.
A Norfolk Southern freight train collided with a passenger car just before noon, Tuesday at the same rail crossing where a vehicle was struck last Thursday.
According to Conover police officials, the driver of a white Chevrolet Impala was crossing the railroad on 2nd Avenue Place SE after leaving Southern Furniture Company and was struck by an eastbound freight train loaded with gravel.
The driver of an all-terrain vehicle died after an early morning accident Monday in Catawba County.
The accident happened about 5:30 a.m. Monday along Slanting Bridge Road about a half mile south of the bridge near Tradewinds Drive.
N.C. Highway Patrol officials said the rider, 30-year-old Joseph Hall, was not wearing a helmet.
No one else was injured in the crash.
Hickory police arrested a Conover man for child sex crimes Wednesday.
Edmundo Teodulo Bello-Gomez, 48, of 2674 10th Ave. Lane NE was charged with one count of felony attempted first-degree rape and three counts of felony indecent liberties with children.
The crimes happened in Hickory.