Archive - 2014 - News Article
All three Catawba County school systems topped the state average for graduation rates for 2013-14.
Newton-Conover City Schools (NCCS) held the highest percentage in the county with 92.5 percent, well above the state average of 83.8 percent, according to the N.C. Department of Public Instruction data.
It all started when the "Eat, Drink and Be Local" event began three years ago as a promotion for the agriculture department in Catawba County. The event features a week filled with locally grown products and produce, and the meals that restaurants produce by taking advantage of Catawba County's farming.
Two years later, in 2013, Catawba County passed the Farm and Food sustainability plan.
Sarah Coffey, a fourth grade teacher at Lyle Creek Elementary in Conover, likes to keep her ducks in a row.
At the back of her classroom, she has a line of ducks that have been given to her by students in her 10 years teaching at Lyle Creek.
Whoever said that local furniture manufacturing was a dying industry may want to reconsider that thought.
CR Laine in Hickory is now looking to fill several current positions that are open due to recent expansions. These positions and requirements are:
âShe was strong willed and determined,â said Melanie Lutz.
Melanieâs best friend was diagnosed with breast cancer just before her 40th birthday. After a loss of function in her left arm and a battle that lasted eight years, Terry Wright passed away at age 48.
The 32 person cast of âGuys and Dollsâ will take audiences on a tour of New York, from the heart of Times Square to the sewers under the city this weekend.
Newton native Bishop Rick Mungro remembered the thrilling feeling of standing on the street corner near his childhood school â Catawba Countyâs now-defunct Central High School â and singing with his friends each afternoon.
"We wanted to offer our parents and students one of the best school care programs in the state," said Deborah Ferguson, Catawba County's program director for QUEST.
QUEST is a before and after school program that has been implemented in all Catawba County elementary schools newly this year.
Traffic on Business 321 North in Maiden was detoured Wednesday after a call came into the 911 call center of a working structure fire at 2925 Old Hwy 321 across from GKN Driveline.
A neighbor called in the fire around 10:30 a.m. after seeing fire coming from the back of the house.