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February 19th, 2013
Lori A. Mathes was appointed by the Catawba County Board of Commissioners on Monday, Feb. 25, as the County’s new Tax Collector. The decision was based upon staff’s recommendations at the Board’s meeting on Feb. 18.
Fire fighters from three counties battled a woods fire Monday that charred over ten acres of Little Mountain in eastern Catawba County.
The original call, just before noon, was for Bandys Fire Department to check for a report of “smoke on the mountain” off Tower Road.
When paying water bills or visiting the Claremont branch library, residents have several new photos to check out at in city hall.
On Sunday, Feb. 17, the Newton Police Department responded to 36 Northwest Blvd (US 321 Business) Newton, reference a reported armed robbery at the CVS.
Upon arrival, officers were advised a white female entered the store and proceeded to walk directly to the rear of the store to the pharmacy.
A stand-up comedian, who performed Saturday night at a sold out performance in the Newton-Conover Auditorium, died early Sunday morning in a two-car wreck on I-40 in Durham County.
Brian Edward Kiley, 28, of Goodlettsville, Tenn., died at the scene of the accident.
Felon and Catawba resident, Luther Dion Weaver, 42, was arrested around 6:15 p.m. on Thursday for Assault On A Child Under 12 and Resisting Public Officer. The two misdemeanor charges occurred at Weaver's residence of 309 South Main Street, Catawba. He is being held on two secured bonds of $1,000 each. His court date for the charges is March 20.
The Neighbors Network Advisory Council has announced the hiring of Dianna-Lee Plover as the program’s first Director.
Plover is a native of Folcroft, Penn. and currently lives in Conover.
She is a graduate of Gardner Webb University and works for Challenger Early College High School.
Love was in the air, Thursday at the courthouse with 17 couples exchanging wedding vows and one couple renewing vows during the Valentine’s Day Weddings hosted by the Register of Deeds at the Catawba County Courthouse.
Justin Ray Hester, 26, of Lenoir, was convicted of two counts of First Degree Murder Tuesday in Caldwell County Criminal Superior Court.
The defendant was sentenced to two consecutive life sentenced without parole in the North Carolina Division of Adult Correction.
Three arrests over the weekend were all linked to cocaine charges, while an arrest was linked to one of the three suspects.