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August 23rd

Moped theft leads to deadly crash

August 23, 2010

Two men killed in a head-on collision Sunday were suspects in a moped theft, which occurred earlier that morning.

Christopher Archie Greene, 27, of Newton, and Brian Odell Lail, 30, of Hickory, were traveling in a 1990 Chevrolet pickup truck on Startown Road near Settlemyre Bridge Road in Newton about 1:45 a.m. Sunday, said Sgt. B.E. Hipp of the N.C. Highway Patrol.

Greene was driving the vehicle and Lail was riding in the truck bed, allegedly holding a moped that was stolen earlier Sunday morning from Legends apartment complex at 2113 21st St. SE in Hickory.

Local Legend Passes Away

August 23, 2010

The Catawba Valley lost a sports broadcasting legend Sunday. Bill Bass, a longtime public address announcer in Catawba County, died Sunday at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem after a short-term battle with an illness. He was 79. 

“He was a Southern gentleman at heart,” Dr. Carl Starnes said. “He never had a bad thing to say about anybody. There was nobody that didn’t like Bill. It was always a pleasure, interesting, and kind of like being with an older brother or uncle...It’s going to be tough, but it’s something we’ve got to live with.”

City interviews manager candidates

August 23, 2010

laremont officials will meet this week to interview candidates for the vacant city manager position.

City Council and Claremont citizen Jennifer Lowrance will interview three candidates for the job Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. during closed-session special meetings.

Candidates will be asked a series of more than 20 questions during the interview, and each candidate will be asked the same questions.

“I’ve done several interviews before, and it’s good to include (citizens),” said Tom Hogg, Claremont’s interim city manager.

Women stabbed with stiletto

August 23, 2010

A woman’s ex-boyfriend stabbed her Sunday with a steak knife and her stiletto shoe.

Hickory Police arrested Cameron Caleb Seagle, 21, of Hickory, on Sunday after he allegedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend and mother of his child, Brittany Danielle Wiles, 19, of Hickory.

He is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, attempted first-degree murder and second-degree trespassing.

According to the Hickory Police Department, Seagle waited outside Wiles’ apartment complex at 740 Fifth Ave. SW in Hickory about 2:40 a.m. Sunday.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

August 23, 2010


Joan Killian Moseley, 78, of Hickory, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at Frye Regional Medical Center. The Moseley family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Hickory.

Sue Wagner Crump, 86, of Newton, passed away Friday, Aug. 20, 2010, at Carolinas Medical Center.  Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations are providing professional services to the Crump family.

Cosmetology school sees enrollment increase

August 23, 2010

Twin sisters Blair and Jenna Johnson do just about everything together – including attend cosmetology school.

The sisters are two of 63 students in Catawba Valley Community College’s cosmetology school, a program experiencing record enrollment.

“It’s because the economy has been so bad,” said instructor Joyce Thomas. “People are looking for work where they’re going to get a job in the field, and everybody’s always going to get their hair done. It’s guaranteed.”

August 22nd

Taking Advantage Of Turnovers

August 22, 2010

The Carolina Panthers and the word “turnover” were supposed to only be synonymous with one another in the off-season.

On Saturday night, the two were connected early and often on the field. The New York Jets capitalized on five Carolina giveaways on their way to a rugged 9-3 preseason win at Bank of America Stadium.

“We‘re capable of making plays, we just need to keep working,” said Panthers starting quarterback Matt Moore, who completed 6 of 17 passes for 57 yards and one interception in one half of play.

Two killed in Sunday wreck

August 22, 2010

Two people were killed and four others injured in a head-on collision early Sunday on Startown Road near Settlemyre Bridge Road.
According to N.C. Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred about 1:45 a.m. Sunday when a 1990 Chevrolet pick-up truck driven by Christopher Greene, 27, collided head-on with a Dodge pick-up truck. Green and a passenger of his vehicle, Brian Lail, 30, were killed in the wreck. Lail was riding in the bed of the truck, according to Highway Patrol.
Four passengers in the Dodge were injured in the wreck.

August 21st

Maiden Attacks North Lincoln

August 21, 2010

From the opening kick-off of the season’s opening game it became quickly clear that turnovers would play a big role in Maiden’s contest against North Lincoln.

In fact after Maiden fumbled the game’s opening kick-off, it appeared the turnover battle would bounce the way of the Blue Devils’ visiting opponent.

However, between one interception by Richard Kerekes and ensuing 44-yard return that set up a Maiden touchdown before half-time and a third quarter interception by Alex Lomax that set up another Blue Devil score, the home team was able to turn the turnover tide in their favor.

Trojans Use Strong Running Attack

August 21, 2010

The Bandys Trojans sported a new look Friday on the plains of Plateau Road — conservative.

The Trojans were not the pass-slinging teams of the past three seasons. They lined up under center more, and they ran the ball a lot more.

“We are going to ram the ball down opponents’ throats every play,” wide receiver Dylan King said. “That’s all we are going to do — just run it down their throats, run it down their throats.”

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