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John Eller, Director
Phone: (828) 695-5600


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3030 11th Avenue Drive SE
Hickory, NC 28602

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PO Box 669
Newton, NC 28658

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tablet More than 100 local seniors are able to use tablet computers and access helpful websites, thanks to a technology grant from the State Library on North Carolina and efforts by the Catawba County Library System and the Department of Social Services Seniors Morning Out Program. ...................Read more

Distracted Driving A team of HCAM Photography students won the First Place Award, chosen by a panel of judges. A team of Cosmetology students won two top honors: the Community Share Award, as the video with the most YouTube and Facebook likes and shares; and the Viewer's Choice Award...................Read more

tapestry Catawba County Seniors Morning Out will offer a variety of activities in April, including Easter crafts, musical performances, and information about better nutrition and health. Performances by Tapestry, a harp and flute duo, are supported by a grant from the United Arts Council......................Read more

BobbieSigmon Did you know that a new North Carolina law makes it a misdemeanor for any resident who suspects a child is being abused or neglected to fail to report it to the proper authorities? This new law, sometimes referred to as Caylee's Law, was passed by the General Assembly in December 2013.....................Read more

Former Miss America Marilyn Van DerBur, a former Miss America, will talk about her recovery from childhood incest at an event sponsored by the Children's Advocacy & Protection Center of Catawba County. Reservations for the April 28th event need to be completed by April 10.......................Read more

dilishi yogurt di'lishi Frozen Yogurt Bar at Hollar Mill will have a fundraising event to benefit local charities. With each purchase between March 1 and May 31, customers will receive a spoon, which they can place in a container to vote for one of three charities, including Meals on Wheels........................Read more

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