Schools release early counts
School officials are saying everything has gone smoothly so far as students returned to classes starting Monday in both the Catawba County and Newton-Conover city schools.
Catawba County schools saw about 16,000 public school students walk through their doors on Monday, where 1,080 teachers awaited them.
“It was a very smooth opening day of the academic year,” Catawba County Schools' Superintendent Dan Brigman told the Observer News Enterprise on Tuesday.
To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.