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Archive - Sep 2010

September 22nd

Newton explores new requirements for developers

September 22, 2010

Newton planners want to increase requirements for developers creating residential subdivisions inside the city.
Proposals to require more open space, roads and sidewalks in sub-divisions, met mixed responses from Newton City Council members, however.
“We don’t have developers coming in and knocking down the door to build on all the land we have,” said Newton Mayor Robert Mullinax. “It is hard for me to swallow tightening the requirements when we don’t have people that want to develop.”

Conover School gets helping hand

September 22, 2010

One hundred dollars can buy 200 glue sticks, about 160 juice boxes or 450 colored pencils.
Ten teachers at Conover School must decide how to spend $100 in the classroom after they received $100 gift cards from the Conover Wal-Mart.
"It was for no other reason but because they appreciated what we do," said Conover School Principal Betsy Rosenbalm.

Board honors Markley

September 22, 2010

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners honored Catawba County Superintendent Dr. Tim Markley with a Distinguished Public Service award.
Markley is leaving Catawba County effective Sept. 30 to be superintendent of New Hanover County Schools.
"I leave knowing that there's good people here after I'm gone," Markley said.
He commended the strong working partnership between county government and Catawba County Schools.
"I can only hope that the partnership (in New Hanover County) is as strong as we have here," he said.

Bed bugs bite

September 22, 2010

They bite, multiply and can be in your bed tonight.
Bed bugs live in cracks and crevices of mattresses, box springs and couches, and they come out to feed at night.
"People realize they've got bed bugs most of the time when they're bitten," said Earl Fulbright, president of Fulbright Pest Control, located on West A Street in Newton. "People will also find small red dots of blood on their bed sheets from
bed bug bites."

Thursday, September 23, 2010

September 22, 2010

Rachel Allen Hunsucker, 80, of Covington, Ky., and formerly of Conover, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood, Ky. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 9:30-11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Jeffrey (Jeff) Keenan Sigmon, 55, of Granite Falls, formerly of Claremont, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, at the Brian Center in Hickory, following a period of declining health. The family will receive friends from 2–3 p.m. prior to the service.

Beware of the beasties that bite

September 22, 2010

Catawba Science Center's Carpenter Hall is crawling with lice, bedbugs, ticks, leeches and other creatures that eat blood.
While it isn't “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” beware of the beasties that bite at Catawba Science Center. Giant blood suckers are launching an invasion, and Carpenter Hall is crawling with lice, bedbugs, ticks, leeches, fleas and other creatures that eat blood.
Explore the science of what’s eating you in a new, skin-crawling exhibit, “Attack of the Bloodsuckers!” now open at CSC.

Thunderstorm warning issued

September 22, 2010

Catawba County is under a warning for a strong thunderstorm through 4 p.m.

According to the National Weather Service, a strong thunderstorm was 4 miles southeast of Long View moving southeast at 5 mph. This storm is expected to head towards Newton bringing brief heavy rainfall, small hail and wind gusts of 40-50 mph.

Saint Rallies For Rivalry Win

September 22, 2010

St. Stephens found itself in a hole Tuesday after a conference match against rival Hickory. The Indians lost the first game 25-23 to the Red Tornadoes, but it rallied to win the next three games and rolled to 3-1 win at home against Hickory.

“All the girls still saw Hickory on the front of the jerseys, then half way through the first game, they said it’s just volleyball,” St. Stephens coach Lauren McLelland said. “They have heart, and that’s something I’m proud of. They have heart.”

N-C's Shuford Wins Golden Helmet

September 22, 2010

Newton-Conover’s Cameron Shuford, left, is this week’s recipient of WNNC’s Golden Helmet Award presented by Coca-Cola.

Shuford, pictured with head coach Nick Bazzle, caught three touchdown passes Friday from quarterback Adonis Hewitt in a 48-14 win at home over the Fred T. Foard Tigers. The senior also had an interception in the non-conference win as well.

VOLLEYBALL
East Burke 3, Bunker Hill 0
Bunker Hill lost its conference match Tuesday against the East Burke Cavaliers. The Bears dropped to 2-6 against the Catawba Valley 2-A and 3-9 overall.

September 21st

Candidates tackle economy issues

September 21, 2010

Catawba County needs support and guidance amidst shrinking budgets and expanding unemployment, and candidates for office say they're the guidance citizens need.

Local candidates for Catawba County Board of Education, District Attorney, Catawba County Sheriff, North Carolina Senate and the North Carolina House of Representatives spoke with voters Tuesday during an election forum at St. John's Lutheran Church in Conover.

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