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Catawba County commissioners unanimously approved a $226.4 million budget on Monday that includes significant funding for local schools and money for additional projects approved last week.
The 2012-13 fiscal year budget, which eliminates six county positions yet adds another seven jobs, maintains the countyâ€™s current property tax rate of 53 cents per $100 of valuation.
The countyâ€™s approved budget also includes an extra $155,162 for changes commissionersâ€™ voted on last week.
To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.