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Phone: (828) 695-5600

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Hickory, NC 28602


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Newton, NC 28658

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familyPersons interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents are invited to attend a free information meeting to be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 8 at the new Sherrills Ford-Terrell Library The library is located at 9154 Sherrills Ford Road, Terrell..........................Read more

CaitlinSigmonLocal Girl Scout Caitlin Sigmon will teach computer skills for Seniors Morning Out. Seniors Morning Out is a free program offered to any Catawba County resident who is 60 or better. There are daily activities, Monday through Thursday at five locations. plus a balanced, hot lunch...........................Read more

familyBrian Weir, a social worker at Catawba County Social Services, recently received the Toby Brown Award for his efforts to combat the problem of human trafficking..........................Read more


Molly RiceMolly Rice, theatre teacher at St. Stephens High School, received the Hancock-Settlemyre Award, presented by the Children's Advocacy and Protection Center to recognize an individual, group or business that has worked to reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect........................Read more

MOW volunteer breakfastCatawba County's Senior Nutrition Services recently recognized the volunteers who deliver Meals on Wheels with an appreciation breakfast held at J&S Cafeteria. The western-themed event was attended by 182 volunteers. Local businesses participated by donating door prizes........................Read more

Lail SculptureFriends and family of former County Commisioner Lynn Lail recently gathered in front of the Catawba County Social Services building to dedicate a sculpture in her honor. She also served on the County's Board of Social Services. It depicts a mother with three children sitting on a park bench......................Read more

DSS LogoWhat programs constitute the largest percentage of Catawba County Social Services Budget? How many citizens receive Medicaid and Food Assistance? These and other facts are available in the recently released annual report of Catawba County Social Services... ..............Read more


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