Latest Catawba Stories

2009-07-06 12:58:55

Speculation that Apple Corp. will build a $1 billion data center in Maiden, N.C., is building momentum, The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer reported Monday. Apple said this spring it was focusing on North Carolina as the site of a new data center. While speculation has centered on an 183-acre parcel in Maiden recently, Catawba County officials said they would make a major announcement Monday afternoon, the Observer reported. Officials have been hush-hush on the nature of the announcement. Last...

2008-09-19 12:00:17

The new technology center that opened this month at the Catawba Indian Nation's Longhouse was the result of a combined efforts by a variety of groups. It should be a valuable learning tool not only for tribal members but also others in the community. The center will offer workplace computer training, a GED program and small business classes to tribal members and area residents. It includes 11 new computers and will be staffed by a licensed instructor who will teach GED courses and a...

2008-07-26 15:00:37

By Sarah Newell Williamson, Hickory Daily Record, N.C. Jul. 25--NEWTON -- As Catawba County has grown, the Catawba County Schools system has grown with it. With about 17,350 students now attending the system's 28 schools, the school board decided it needed an attorney devoted to the school system full time to handle its growing legal needs. Crystal Davis, who has been Catawba County Schools' attorney since July 2003, will be the system's full-time, in-house attorney effective Aug. 1. The...

2008-06-30 03:02:29

By Anonymous It's not always good to be No. 1. In April, the waterway that courses through the center of the Charlotte region was at the top of America's Most Endangered Rivers, compiled by American Rivers, a Washington, D.C., advocacy group. The Catawba-Wateree faces an "uncertain future," it says, because unwise public policies have focused on siphoning off water to sustain and promote development. "Lawmakers in the Carolinas are among the first to reach this ominous fork in the road, and...

2008-03-03 12:00:24

ROCK HILL, S.C., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Duke Energy Foundation is giving $1 million for development of the Museum of Life and the Environment on the Catawba River at I-77 in York County. The museum and its surrounding park will tell the story of the river and feature its continuing impact on the area and its people. Duke Energy's first hydroelectric dam is near the site that is on the outskirts of Fort Mill. The gift, announced Monday (March 3, 2008), is to the Culture &...

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