Archive - Sep 2, 2010
Newton-Conover City Schools Superintendent Dr. Barry Redmond estimated South Newton Elementary could cut their car-rider loading time in half one week after the first day of school.
He was right.
On the first day of school last week, it took 28 minutes for South Newton’s 200 car riders to get picked up from school using the school’s newly implemented traffic pattern. On Thursday, it took exactly 14 minutes.
The Hickory American Legion Fair continues through Monday.
Tickets are free for children 6 and younger; $5 for children ages 7-17; and adults ages 18 and older are $7 each. Friday is Senior Citizens Day and senior citizens can enter the fair for free from noon to 5 p.m.
The schedule for remaining of the fair includes:
Police are looking for two suspects who allegedly stole hundreds of dollars in electronics Wednesday from a Conover residence.
The suspects allegedly stole a laptop, a 36-inch flat-screen TV, a 42-inch flat-screen TV, a surround sound stereo system and eight pairs of boots from a residence in the 500 block of Eastway Lane in Conover, said Sgt. Bart Lowdermilk of the Conover Police Department.
Claremont has a new city manager.
City Council decided unanimously at a special meeting Wednesday night to offer the city manager position to Doug L. Barrick, of Cornelius.
Mayor David Morrow contacted Barrick after the meeting to offer him the job, and Barrick officially accepted the offer Thursday.
“We’re very excited to have (Barrick) come to Claremont,” Morrow said. “There’s a lot of things that he’s done where he’s from that he will bring to Claremont.”
When Catawba County Schools teachers couldn’t find an acceptable math textbook for their students, they decided to create a textbook of their own.
But you won’t find the school system’s textbook bound and printed on students’ desks – it’s a digital textbook.
“Other textbooks just didn’t seem to fit what we needed to have,” said Jeanine Lynch, CCS curriculum coordinator. “So, we’re creating a digital textbook that’s a fluid document.”
Delores Miles, 66, of HIckory, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. The family will receive friends from 10-10:45 a.m. prior to the service.
Janet Wood Matthews, 47, of Conover, died unexpectedly Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, at her home. The Matthews family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Conover.
The St. Stephens Indians won 1-0 on Wednesday over the North Lincoln Knights, the 14th ranked 2-A team in North Carolina. Andrew Zachrich scored the lone goal of the match in the 27th minute, and the Indians improved to 5-2-1 with Wednesdayâ€™s win. St. Stephens' Jon Holloway was in goal and recorded the shutout.
SOUTH ATLANTIC LEAGUE
HICKORY 10, ASHEVILLE 3
The Hickory Crawdadsâ€™ offense exploded in the third, fourth and fifth innings Wednesday at Asheville. The Crawdads scored eight runs in the three-inning stretch en route to a 10-3 win Wednesday over the Tourists.
Hickory Motor Speedway will host the 34th Annual Bad Boy Mowers Bobby Isaac Memorial 200 on Monday, September 6, 2010.Â The inaugural event took place in 1977 to honor the late NASCAR Grand National Champion, Bobby Isaac.
â€śThe Bobby Isaac Memorial promises to bring out some of the best names in short track racing,â€ť remarked HMS General Manager Kevin Piercy.Â â€śWe also changed the format for the Late Models to a 150-lap race with a four tire rule to help the racers in these tough economic times.â€ť
The football season is here, and that means a lot of things are happening at football stadiums around the county, region and state.
Friday night lights are on, and the parking lots are full of fans getting ready for the nightâ€™s big game. When Saturday comes, fans flock to their favorite colleges for round 2, and by the time the pros hit the field, all the football-loving masses are ready for a Sunday afternoon spent with family and friends enjoying a game among the gridiron greats.
Catawba Science Center (CSC), a nonprofit science and technology museum in Hickory, will be open Labor Day from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
While typically closed to the public on Mondays, Sept. 6 marks the final day to visit Flutter-By Butterfly Habitat, featuring hundreds of live butterflies and moths in an outdoor flower garden.