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Weekend of August 7-9, 2010

August 7, 2010

Joy Ann Glenn Willis, 75, of Conover, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at Conover Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The Willis family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Conover.

Gene Oliver Gilleland, 78, of Maiden, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, at the Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley in Hickory. The Gilleland family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home and Crematory in Newton.

New business coming to Conover

August 7, 2010

Two new businesses will soon find homes in downtown Conover.

Owner John Cline hopes to open a side-by-side real estate business and restaurant, located at the intersection of West First Street and First Avenue North in downtown Conover.

“Downtown is a great place,” Cline said. “We’re really hoping to bring people to downtown.”

The space was previously Pappy’s Five Point Café.

Trucker killed in early morning wreck

August 7, 2010

A Lawndale trucker is dead after an oncoming truck struck him Friday while he stood on U.S. 321 in Hickory.

Harley James Stanley, 46, was driving a Davenport Transportation truck carrying mail. The U.S. Postal Service contracts the Georgia-based company for mail hauling. Stanley’s truck broke down early Friday morning near the River Road exit on U.S. 321.

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