April 12th, 2012
Americans have four days left to file 2011 tax returns or file for an extension.
This year’s deadline of April 17 gives residents more time to file than in most years, but some local accountants say the date still sneaks up on citizens.
TSG, a diverse commission products finisher, is consolidating its Pennsylvania-based operations into its existing North Carolina facilities in Long View, Hickory and Conover. Company officials expect the consolidation to create at least 50 jobs in the Greater Hickory Metro and provide an economic boost of at least $1.5 million through employment and equipment.
Hundreds of volunteers will be on site to construct the Zahra Baker All Children’s Playground today and Saturday at Kiwanis Park in Hickory.
Interest in the build was so strong that leaders had to stop accepting volunteers three days before the event started on Thursday.
Five men will join the 53-person Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame in May.
Jim Correll, the late Bill Bass, David Abernathy, Tom Swatzel and Marion Kirby make up the 2012 Hall of Fame class, which was announced Wednesday at the Hickory Metro Convention Center.
Hickory claimed its first Catawba County Easter Baseball Classic title since 1999 with a 12-1 mercy rule victory against Maiden on Wednesday at Henkel-Alley Field.
Nick Guarino went 3-for-4 from the plate, including two runs and two RBIs. He also pitched seven innings, striking out four, walking two and allowing two hits and one earned run.
RALEIGH â€” North Carolina State's DeShawn Painter and Jaqawn Raymond plan to transfer.
Team spokesman Dwayne Harrison said Wednesday night that the school has granted requested releases for both players.
The State Bureau of Investigation is busy in Newton this week as authorities probe separate incidents involving a methamphetamine lab and the suicide of a prisoner at the Catawba County jail.
Newton police say investigators received information that led them to a meth operation late Tuesday night at a home on East 26th Street in the north part of the city.
Police say charges are forthcoming for the people responsible for a meth lab discovered in Newton on Tuesday evening.
Rossie Newton, 92, of Catawba, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at his residence. The Newton family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.
Clinton Albert Cilley was a popular Yankee in post-Civil War western North Carolina.