Archive - Apr 2014 - News Article
A system of thunderstorms hit Catawba County this week, with threats of heavy rain, wind, hail, and potential tornados on Tuesday and Wednesday.
There are around 20 trash cans scattered across eight city blocks of Newton which are maintained on a weekly basis. But the individuals who are responsible changing out these garbage bags are not employees of Newton's Department of Public Works. In fact, they are not City of Newton employees at all.
These important duties are performed by individuals of RHA Health Services in Newton.
A man driving a burgundy sedan was hospitalized after striking a telephone pole on N. Main Ave. just after 10 a.m. on Monday.
The driver, Timothy Dale Cochran, 49, was transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center with what appeared to be minor injuries and disorientation, according to Newton Police.
"We recognize that in our community we know how to craft, we know how to build, we know how to create, and we know how to, therefore, innovate," said Debbie Shannon, director and program manager for Innovate Catawba. "It's just another word for all of those things put together."
Catawbans begin the 2014 election cycle with early voting in the party primaries that begins today and extends for almost a week and a half.Â Voters here will have the opportunity to participate in a trend in the balloting process:
A cloudy Monday morning became one of the brightest days of the year for students at Snow Creek Elementary School.
Students gathered under a blue and gold ballon arch to participate in their annual Runathon fundraiser, which was especially sentimental this year.
The run opened with a ceremony for Principal Dr. Walter Zahler, who will be retiring after this year.
More than 200 Republican voters turned out at the Newton-Conover Auditorium on Tuesday night for the second of two Primary Candidates Forums.
Three races were featured during the event, including 96th District House of Representatives, Clerk of Court in Catawba County and the 25th District Attorney.
The Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame is expanding its membership by four this year.
The Class of 2014 for the countyâ€™s sports hall was officially announced during a press conference at the Highland Recreation Center on Monday in Hickory.
Among those joining the hall in its 14th class are Jeff Barkley, Odell Moose, Beth Laney Queen and John Lentz.
The new branch of Catawba County Library on Sherrills Ford Road will soon be opening its doors.
The new branch is near the corner of Hwy 150 and Sherrils Ford Road, just a short distance from the current facility.
Governor Pat McCrory made his second stop in Catawba County this week with a tour alongside middle school students of the Manufacturing Solutions Center (MSC) and the simulated hospital at Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC).
McCroryâ€™s visit came with an announcement that will impact the entire North Carolina Community College System.