Archive - 2014 - News Article
Catawba County gets a chance to shine in the television spotlight this weekend.
Red Wolf Farm in Maiden will be featured on an episode of "Food Court Wars,â which airs Sunday at 8 p.m. on Food Network.
To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Construction is well underway for Catawba County's new Animal Shelter in Newton.
Along with the shelter comes an extension of a current partnership between the county and the Humane Society of Catawba County.
The shelter will provide new features and additions to the Humane Society's current location in Hickory, and both will be utilized to get county animals to good homes.
Yet another winter storm hit Catawba County on Friday. While the precipitation didnât reach as high as previous storms,Â the impact was still felt Â on the roads.Â
Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid said that a total of 56 accidents were reported as of late afternoonÂ Friday.
Fourteen ofÂ thoseÂ resulted in injuries but none of them were serious.
Due to weather that arrived late Thursday and continued into the morning hours, all three school systems in Catawba County are closed on Friday.
Newton-Conover City, Catawba County and Hickory Public schools all announced their closings on Friday morning. There is an optional teacher work day for all three systems on Friday, as well.
The city of Claremont is about to get a hot new makeover by its very own citizens.
The city has designated six to eight fire hydrants in the downtown area to be reimagined into pieces of community artwork.
To read more of this story, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Within the city of Conover lies a sleeping giant thatâs ready to be awakened.
Since October 2013, the Republic Recycling Service in Conover has been recently building what they call a Single Stream Machine.
The machine itself stands as tall as the recycling facility itâs stored in.
A new way to pay your utilities bill was featured in last nights Newton City Council meeting.
Conover Fire Department will soon start the hiring process for three new full-time positions made available by a SAFER grant awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Department of Homeland Security.
Conover City Council approved this grant and the addition of these positions at their Monday night meeting.
Pending City Council approval, the Conover Fire Department has been awarded a two-year grant for $226,434. The grant is a SAFER grant awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security which will provide the salary and benefits for three full-time firefighter positions for the two-year span.
Amanda Duncan, a Catawba County native who has worked in the Catawba County Elections Office since 2007, has been appointed by the Catawba County Board of Elections to serve as the countyâs new Director of Elections.Â
Duncan, who will start her new duties on March 3, succeeds Larry Brewer, who retired on Feb. 28 after serving as Director of Elections since April 2000.