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Hickory Shuts Down Foard

September 15, 2010

The Hickory Red Tornadoes rode to Fred T. Foard with a 10-game unbeaten streak in tow, and they left with the streak intact. The sixth-ranked Red Tornadoes scored two goals in the second half en route to a 3-0 shutout over the unranked Tigers.

“Foard is a tough place to play, so we knew we were going to be challenged and have to bring our ‘A’ game,” Hickory coach Brian Jillings. “We were going to heave to earn those goals.”

Hickory improved to 10-0-1 this season and 2-0-0 against the Northwestern 3-A/4-A. Foard fell to 6-2-3 overall and 1-1-0 in conference play.

Red Devils Roll On Cavaliers

September 15, 2010

The Newton-Conover Red Devils rolled to a shutout at home Wednesday against conference opponent East Burke. The Red Devils defeated the Cavaliers 5-0 in a soccer match at Newton-Conover and earned their second conference win of the season.

Newton-Conover improved to 2-1-0 against the Catawba Valley 2-A. The Red Devils remain within one game of league-leading West Caldwell.

New teachers at NewArt School

September 15, 2010

There are a lot of new things going on this fall at the NewArt School in Newton.

The school welcomed several new teachers and is set to open a dance studio in October. Michael Ball, who has been a potter for 12 years, started teaching adult and children pottery classes at the NewArt School at the end of August.

“I thought (the NewArt School) might be a good place to make pots,” Ball said. “It’s a real nice facility.”

Greenway expands facilities

September 15, 2010

Ridership on Greenway Public Transportation decreased since fiscal year 2008-09, but the organization is set to spend more than $5 million on facility improvements.

The new facilities, which include maintenance and office buildings, will save the organization $700,000 in the long run, said Ed Clifford, Greenway executive director.

Homeless woman struck in roadway

September 15, 2010

A homeless woman was struck by a car early Wednesday morning.

According to Hickory Police Department, Josephine Colwell, 35, was lying on First Street SW near 10th Avenue in Hickory about 5 a.m. Witnesses said the homeless woman was passed out on the street before she was struck by a 1997 GMC Suburban driven by Johnny Chapman Jr., 49, of Hickory.

Pierre Foods expansion nearly complete

September 15, 2010

The Pierre Foods facility expansion in Claremont is nearly complete.

The 45,000-square-foot cold storage facility expansion is in operation and should be completed in the next few weeks, said construction project manager Andrew Vachon.

Work on the expansion started in April and came with the company’s announcement that Pierre Foods will bring more than 500 jobs and $16.8 million in investments to the area over a three-year period.

The facility was issued a temporary certificate of occupancy and is on schedule for completion.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

September 15, 2010

Barbara Hill Marlow, 67, of Hickory, died Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at Palliative CareCenter & Hospice of Catawba Valley.  A celebration of Barbara’s life will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at Jenkins Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Scott Frady will officiate. The family will receive friends following the ceremony.

Man dies in crash

September 15, 2010

North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash Wednesday that left one man dead.
Carlos Alberto Hernandez, 42, of Hickory, died Tuesday when his vehicle crashed on Kool Park Road in Hickory.
Hernandez was driving north on Kool Park Road about 4:45 p.m. when he crossed the center line and hit an oncoming vehicle traveling in the opposite direction.
He then struck some mailboxes on the side of the road and crossed the center line again, striking a second vehicle.

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