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While most Conover businesses were closed Monday night, Conover City Council approved a move that will significantly increase the cost of doing retail business.
More details in the Wednesday edition of The O-N-E, but the change in Conoverâ€™s schedule of fees means every retail business will be required to pay at least $100 to operate in the city. In many cases â€” where a business posts more then $1 million in sales â€” the bill will be much higher.
One Conover City Council member says the move will â€śdampenâ€ť economic development in the city.
In Maiden, town leaders are voicing concerns about the escalating costs for a new town hall. After an initial projected cost of $1 million, cost estimates have climbed to $2 million for a building on Maiden Town Council member called a â€śTaj Mahal.â€ť
Three people were injured in a multi-car collision that impacted Conover traffic during lunch hour Tuesday.
Appleâ€™s plans in Maiden are seeing new light as the company details its hopes to build a â€śsilentâ€ť power plant.
â€˘Â Hickory Crawdads are gearing up for their 20th season. A season preview is inside The O-N-E.
â€˘Â Newton-Conover freshman earns All-American status at national wrestling tournament, while other area grapplers also competed in the Virginia event.
â€˘Â Alexander County Schools Board of Education is is expected to hire a new head football coach at Alexander Central High School, and the rumor mill is operating overtime. Will the new coach be a name Catawba County knows well? Visit www.observernewsonline.com for details after the noon BOE meeting.
â€˘Â CVCC student named 2012 Newman Civic Fellow.
â€˘Â Maiden man inducted into hall of fame after working for more than 25 years with Ryder Transportation Services.
â€˘Â U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry puts millionaires over Medicare, according to the Democratic Congressional campaign Committee. Details on PERSPECTIVES, along with The O-N-E reporter Nash Dunnâ€™s perspective on true love and marriage.
Peoples Bank salutes 24 associates with â€śPeoples Choice Awards,â€ť the companyâ€™s highest service award.
â€˘Â Maiden scores wins over Newton-Conover in softball and baseball, but the Red Devils dominate on the tennis court. Get scores from golf, baseball, softball and soccer in prep Notebook: www.observernewsonline.com/content/prep-notebook-hickory-wins-third-nwc-....
â€˘Â Baylorâ€™s women finish the season undefeated, collect college hoops title. Will Andrew Luck go to Indy? And what is happening in the NBA? Get national sports from The O-N-E: www.observernewsonline.com/aggregator/categories/2.
â€˘Â Does diversity in Catawba County impact your life positively or negatively? Vote in The O-N-E online poll: www.observernewsonline.com.
â€˘Â Plane crashes into Publix store. Tornadoes rip through Dallas, Texas area. The National Weather Service is testing new graphic warnings. Get complete national news from The O-N-E: www.observernewsonline.com/aggregator/categories/1.