Archive - Sep 2010
Unknown four-wheeler riders are causing thousands of dollars in damage to sewer rights of way in Claremont.
Claremont City Council discussed the situation at its Sept. 7 meeting after council member P.J. Stanley spent several hours reviewing the damage with Public Works director Tom Winkler.
“They spin it up, tear it up and mess up our rights of way,” Stanley said in a presentation to council members. “It damages it to the point that it costs thousands in damage to the right of way.”
A mother resorted to violence Wednesday in an attempt to feed her infant child.
Shannon Lee Hawkins, 40, of Hickory, allegedly stole 57 jars of Gerber baby food from Food Lion at 3220 Springs Road NE in Hickory.
According to Hickory Police, Hawkins walked into the grocery store about 10 a.m. Wednesday and put the baby food jars, valued at $36.06, into a bag she carried with her.
Catawba County Public Health and Health Departments in Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln and Mecklenburg counties are finalizing plans to make free potassium iodide (KI) available to persons who live or work near the McGuire and Catawba nuclear power plants.
Constitution Day activities in Catawba County include the following:
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.
âFoard is a tough place to play, so we knew we were going to be challenged and have to bring our âAâ game,â Hickory coach Brian Jillings. âWe were going to heave to earn those goals.â
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.