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February 28th

Conover City Council meeting on Monday

February 28, 2014

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.

Duncan replaces Brewer as BOE director

February 28, 2014

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 county’s new Director of Elections. 

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.

February 27th

Business brought together at 2nd Annual meeting

February 27, 2014

The past, present and future of Newton’s business sector was showcased on Thursday at the Old Post Office Playhouse as part of the 2nd Annual Newton Business Meeting.

A total of 59 businesses at the event were honored and recognized. Each business was presented with a special certificate honoring them for being a part of the Newton community.

February 26th

CVCC to name new school mascot

February 26, 2014

Catawba Valley Community College announced the “Our School, Our Brand” campaign this week in which a new mascot will be selected to represent CVCC.

The new brand at CVCC looks to embody all of the past and future success of CVCC and the Catawba Valley area through the naming of a new mascot.

Chair Katherine Barnes files for County Commission

February 26, 2014

Katherine “Kitty” Barnes announced Wednesday that she will seek another term as a Catawba County Commissioner.

In her 28 years of public service, Barnes has been a member of both the Catawba County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education. She has been a strong advocate for Catawba County citizens at the regional, state and federal levels of government.

February 26th

Girl Scouts send soldiers sweet treats

February 26, 2014

For a soldier far from home, a simple letter can be an impactful thing. Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont, which includes troops from western NC to the piedmont region, are working to send troops even more.

Operation Sweet Treat is a council-wide service project partnered with NCPacks4Patriots to send Girl Scout Cookies to military servicemen and women.

February 24th

Judge Robert Mullinax, Jr. seeking re-election

February 25, 2014

Twenty-Fifth District Court Judge Robert A. Mullinax, Jr. of Newton has filed with the North Carolina State Board of Elections in Raleigh to seek re-election to his District Court judgeship when voters go to the polls during the 2014 election cycle.

The local native has served on the bench of the judicial district serving Catawba, Burke and Caldwell counties since 2009.

February 21st

Phone scammers are targeting IRS, customers

February 22, 2014

There is sophisticated scam that is sweeping the country, including residents in Catawba County.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is reporting that scammers re calling people across the United States and claiming to be from the IRS.

February 20th

Driving force for business

February 20, 2014

Students at Bunker Hill High School were treated on Thursday to a special attraction that could help them build and shape their futures.

Seeing it their way

February 20, 2014

For most people, writing down a note or making a grocery list is just an ordinary task, but for someone who is visually impaired, the process is much more involved.

Braille is a form of writing used by blind and visually impaired people that enables them to write through touch and requires special typewriters.

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