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Devil of a Backfield Duo

November 9, 2010

Maiden ended the past two seasons with six wins and six losses. That changed this season along with the roles of running back Nate Johnson and quarterback Matt Johnson.

The Blue Devils, seeded sixth in the 2-A West, are 8-3 and play Friday at No. 3 Polk County (10-1). Their three losses this season came against Newton-Conover and South Iredell — the top two teams in the Catawba Valley 2-A Athletic Conference — and Lincolnton. The Wolves are the top seed in the 2-A West after finishing the season 11-0.

One month since Zahra reported missing

November 9, 2010

Adam Baker called 9-1-1 one month ago to report his daughter, Zahra Baker, missing.
Four weeks later, police continue searching for information about the 10-year-old cancer survivor who is presumed dead.
Investigators didn't search areas of Catawba or Caldwell counties on Monday, but that doesn't mean the case is cold.
"We're following up on some other leads in the investigation," said Hickory Police spokeswoman Libby Grigg.

Accused murderer's case continued

November 9, 2010

A Hickory man accused of murder had his case continued Monday in court.
Orlando Murry Gibbs Williams, 27, of Hickory, is charged with murder after he allegedly shot and killed a man Friday.
Williams had his first appearance Monday in Catawba County District Court at the Justice Center in Newton, where his case was continued to a later date.
Williams will receive a court-appointed lawyer to represent him during the case.

1,000 more workers have jobs

November 9, 2010

Catawba County's latest employment statistics paint a more positive picture for those hoping for a job in the area.
The number of employed workers in Catawba County increased by about 1,000 since the start of the year, according to statistics from the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina. In January, 63,046 people were employed in the county, and that number increased in September to 64,026.
"Very slowly, Catawba County is moving in the right direction," said Larry Parker, acting PIO director for the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina.

NCDMV to review car theft

November 9, 2010

The North Carolina Department of Motor vehicles wants to review a motor vehicle theft in Conover in connection with similar crimes throughout the state.
Catawba County sheriff's deputies arrested Nhia Xiong, 22, of Conover, on Friday after he allegedly stole a blue 1995 Honda Civic from a residence in Conover. Xiong then allegedly took the vehicle back to his home to disassemble the car and sell its parts.

International education

November 9, 2010

German exchange students received a warm "wilkommen" Monday in Conover.
Several students from the University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal in Germany visited Conver School to learn about special-needs education in the United States.
The students are part of an exchange program with Lenoir-Rhyne University that allows college students to learn teaching and education techniques in international institutions.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

November 9, 2010

Marvin Ray Miller Sr., 76, of Catawba, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley. The Miller family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Conover.  

Robert Franklin Hall, 78, of Conover, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, at Abernethy Laurels in Newton. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Drum Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Conover.

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