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August 5th, 2011

School year gets longer — for teachers

August 5, 2011

The N.C, General Assembly added five more instructional days to the 2011-12 school calendar, but that doesn't mean Catawba County's students will face any extra time in the classroom.

Instead, the county's teachers will.

August 4th

Fair trial possible?

August 4, 2011

Area citizens will not decide Elisa Baker’s fate after a judge granted a change of venue request last week, a ruling that stirs mixed emotions for Catawba County residents.


Some people believe the accused child murderer would "get what she deserves” in Catawba County, but others say it is only fair to move the case to another county.


Newton resident Robby Brooks said he has followed Elisa’s case from the beginning and said the trial should have remained here.

How the EcoComplex benefits you

August 4, 2011

In the past, landfills were abundant in North Carolina. At one point, more than 90 large-scale dumping sites were scattered throughout the state, and nearly every county had its own site. Over time, landfills do just that – fill up – and requirements make it hard for some to continue.


Catawba County still has one of 41 landfills left in the state, but as the name suggests, the county’s EcoComplex does a lot more than collect waste. Between the cracks and behind the scenes, it does a lot for the average citizen than it appears on the surface.  

Gunpoint robbery in Newton

August 4, 2011

A Newton couple’s late-night stroll was interrupted Wednesday night after two men robbed the lovers at gunpoint.

Police say Francisco Francisco Matzuy, 61, of Newton, was walking with his girlfriend near the intersection of Main Street and Herman Street in Newton at about 10 p.m. Wednesday when two black male suspects approached the couple. One of the men had a silver revolver and pointed the gun at Matzuy.

The suspect with the gun told Matzuy to, “Give me your wallet. Give me all your money,” said Newton Police Chief Don Brown.

School year gets longer — for teachers

August 4, 2011

The N.C, General Assembly added five more instructional days to the 2011-12 school calendar, but that doesn't mean Catawba County's students will face any extra time in the classroom.

Instead, the county's teachers will.

August 3rd

County: Newton compensation equal to other districts

August 3, 2011

While Newton leaders say they are not compensated for providing emergency medical response to the rural fire district Newton Fire Department serves, county officials say that is not true. In addition, county leaders say Newton receives the same funding as other departments in the county — and those departments provide medical first response.

Local expansion brings ‘tangible results’ to area

August 3, 2011

Since 2008, unemployment rankings and income levels have been thrown around in conversation by politicians and the average citizen alike. While some believe the “Great Recession” is nearing an end, others think the worst is yet to come. 
Needless to say, economic statistics have filled debate about the financial “crisis” going on in the country.

Seeking aid

August 3, 2011

For three straight years, Newton leaders have sought a 2-cent increase in the rural fire district tax levied on residents living within the 25 square miles the city's fire department serves.

And for three straight years, Catawba County officials have denied those requests.

Now, as the county seeks to renew a mutual aide fire protection agreement with fire departments countywide — an agreement that removes $2,400 those departments previously received — Newton leaders are the ones having reservations.

Newton combats 'Lover's Lane'

August 3, 2011

Newton banned parking along "Lover's Lane" near Newton-Conover High School, and some residents of the North Deal Avenue block aren't happy about it.

"I don't like it," said North Deal Avenue resident Red Reitzel.

Another resident of the street, Michael Jackson, said city officials should "leave it alone like it is," even though Newton Police says NCHS students are parking along the street to engage in drug and sexual activity.

August 2nd

Vale motorcyclist clings to life

August 2, 2011

A Vale man is in serious condition after his motorcycle crashed into steel cable dividing the median on U.S. 321.

N.C. Highway Patrol reports Noah Lopez, 23, of Vale, was driving his Buell motorcycle south on U.S. 321 at about 5 p.m. Monday when he apparently lost control and ran off the road into the median near the River Road exit. His motorcycle then slammed into steel cables that divide the median.

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