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Conover plans to pass along a water rate increase to city customers. For the average water consumer, budget proposal will mean a $3 increase annually.
Maiden and Claremont plan to absorb the water rate increase issued by the city of Hickory.
More details from Conoverâ€™s proposed budget are in the Thursday edition of The O-N-E.
N.C. Highway Patrol reports that an NCDOT truck caused a three-car wreck on I-40 near Claremont on Wednesday.
Newton business owner Sharon Rashidi received the Presidentâ€™s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutriotionâ€™s Community Leadership award. Read more about the achievement for The Perfect Workout owner in The O-N-E.
The city of Hickory is also proposing fee hikes.
â€˘Â St. Stephensâ€™ Lady Indians advanced in the N.C. 3A state championship tournament with a 3-0 shutout of Asheville. Theyâ€™ll face Hickory on Saturday at St. Stephens.
â€˘Â Maidenâ€™s Zack Huffman commits to play tennis at Pfeiffer.
â€˘Â Hickory American legion Post 48 announces baseball schedule for the summer ahead.
â€˘Â Catawba County seeks sustainable food sources.
â€˘Â North Carolinaâ€™s chamber of commerce wants state lawmakers to reduce unemployment benefits.
â€˘Â Newton City Council member blasts Catawba Countyâ€™s sheriff for decision to withdraw from gang initiative.