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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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familyJanuary activities at Catawba County's Seniors Morning Out locations will include musical entertainment, bingo,cooking and nutrition programs. Seniors Morning Out will be closed Thursday, Jan. 1 for the New Year's holiday and Jan. 19 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.................Read more

familyDL Tee Golf and Rock Barn Golf and Spa held their annual Children's Golf Tournament on Nov. 8 to benefit local children's charities. The tournament raised over $15,000 this year, the most money in its five-year history. The golfers also donated toys to the Santa Cops Program.................Read more

seniorsLow-income elderly or disabled persons in Catawba County may apply for help paying their heating bills at the Salvation Army in Hickory beginning Dec. 1. The program (LIEAP) is offered each year, with low-income elderly or disabled persons receiving first priority.................Read more

teensYouth Work Permits can now be completed online. Using the online option allows parents to avoid a trip to their county's Social Services office to obtain a signature. These permits are required for any worker who is younger than 18. These youths may be restricted to certain types of jobs...............Read more

Kids First License PlateNorth Carolina residents can help prevent child abuse through the purchase of a Kids First license plate. The plates cost $25, and $15 of that amount goes to prevent child abuse and neglect in North Carolina.The money goes into the Children's Trust Fund.............Read more

family Children who have been adopted often struggle with their identity and may have trouble fitting into their new family or adjusting to a new school. Post Adoption Success Coach Services is expanding to assist adoptive families in an eight-county region of North Carolina.....................Read more

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