Tuesday morning, this was looking like a sad story of an aging dog lost in unfamiliar surroundings.
For three days, Happy Valley didn't hold much happiness for Tom Pitz of Orange, Va., nor likely for his dog, Napkin, a 10- or 11-year-old American foxhound who never had lived anywhere but Virginia.
The Lenoir City Council again put off adopting a budget because of uncertainty about how much state tax reform plans will cut into city revenue.
But the mayor and two council members said they would oppose increasing the property tax rate to make up for the lost revenue.
The council will consider its options again in a meeting at 8:30 a.m. June 25 at City Hall. That will be the last meeting before the new fiscal year begins July 1, when at least an interim budget measure must be in place.
Lenoir has received an offer out of the blue for a large, undeveloped property the city owns off of Zacks Fork Road, but city officials say they don’t have enough information to consider selling the property.
The Town of Gamewell's budget for fiscal 2013-14, passed on June 10, comes with an increase in the sewer rate but, as in years before, the town will not levy a property tax.
The Town of Sawmills passed a $2.7 million budget for fiscal 2013-14 on Tuesday that has no increase in tax or water and sewer rates.
But one of the most frequent issues that came up in previous public discussion of the budget – new restrooms for Veterans Park – wasn’t included in the budget. That topic will be discussed, instead, at the town council’s next meeting, July 16.
Town leaders may amend the 2013-14 budget to provide funding for the new restrooms. The park has a small restroom at its far edge, but closer to where most events are held the only option is a port-a-john.
Caldwell County Post 29 rallied back from a 7-3 deficit to walk off in the bottom of the ninth with an 8-7 victory over Rutherford County Post 423 on Tuesday in Granite Falls.
Caldwell County Post 29 returns to the diamond tonight to take on its biggest rival in Cherryville Post 100 at 7 p.m. at M.S. Deal Stadium.
Caldwell County Post 29 suffered its first conference loss of the season, dropping a 9-8 nail biter in extra innings to Haywood County Post 47 on Tuesday in Waynesville.
Caldwell County Post 29 staved off a late rally by Rutherford County Post 423 to claim an 8-7 victory on Sunday at McNair Field in Forest City.