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Archive - Jan 17, 2011

Birthday Bash: Bears pick up last match victory on coach's birthday

January 17, 2011

The Bears had their cake and ate it, too.

Bunker Hill celebrated coach Rod Tatum’s birthday in dramatic fashion, picking up a last match win to secure the 44-32 victory over Maiden on Monday.

It has been a difficult week for the team, especially with the snow conditions and several key injuries that forced forfeits.

“We haven’t practiced a lot,” Tatum said. “We’ve only had one practice in the last 10 days. To be able to win one today and one on Saturday is pretty good.”

Mobile home catches fire

January 17, 2011

The smell of smoke filled the air on N.C. 16 south Monday as firefighters tackled a mobile home fire on Stove Drive in Newton.

Alford Lady, owner of the mobile home on 2136 Stove Drive in Newton, said he looked outside from a camper on a neighboring piece of land and saw flames coming from the roof of the mobile home.

"I saw a bunch of smoke and called 9-1-1," said Lady, adding he was in the process of selling the mobile home to move to Louisiana.

Dreams abound at MLK celebration

January 17, 2011

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke the enduring words, "I have a dream," more than 40 years ago.

But for a group of men, women and children gathered Monday at the 1924 Courthouse in Newton, those words are as applicable today as they were when first spoken on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The Catawba County Branch of the NAACP held its annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Monday to commemorate King and his dream and how to make that dream a reality. Monday marked 25 years since the celebration became a federal holiday.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

January 17, 2011

Alfreda Corena Story Crouse, 75, of Lincolnton, passed away Jan. 16, 2011, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.  Gravesude services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Maiden City Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Crowder officiating. Burial will follow in Maiden City Cemetery.

Gene Charles Wilson, 82, of Newton, passed away Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley in Newton.  Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Wilson family.

Board to consider school projects

January 17, 2011

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners will consider several repair and improvement projects at area schools at its meeting today.

These requests for approval include a funding-transfer request for Hickory Career and Arts Magnet High School (HCAM), a classroom-addition project at Webb A. Murray Elementary School and a cafeteria renovation at St. Stephens High School.

Funding for school projects and the debt associated with those projects comes from various sources in the school systems, such as federal stimulus dollars and lottery funding.

Crash sends 3 teens to hospital

January 17, 2011

A two-car collision between a SUV and a sedan Friday in Newton sent three teens to the hospital.

A 2004 Honda and a 2003 Hummer were traveling northbound on Northwest Boulevard about 3 p.m. The Honda, driven by Kayla Michelle Newsome, 17, of Newton, was in the left northbound lane. The Hummer, driven by Claude A. McPherson, 47, of Newton, was in the right northbound lane. Both vehicles were traveling 45 mph, which is the posted speed limit on Northwest Boulevard.

Laurels to warm beds, hot meals "in the Inn"

January 17, 2011

LAURELS
Laurels to a Newton church that is helping to make sure that when winter is at its coldest, there will always be room in the inn.
For the second winter, First Presbyterian Church in Newton has opened its “Room in the Inn” to homeless people who need a warm bed and a hot meal during the coldest nights of the winter season. And there is certainly a need for warm shelter in Newton.

From the publisher: Snow day solution is on the Web

January 17, 2011

Growing up in Alabama, we didn’t get a lot of snow, even during some of the coldest winters.

On the news beat: Take that milk and bread

January 17, 2011

It’s no secret I’m somewhat challenged when it comes to whipping up meals in the kitchen.
My fridge is usually full of microwaveable meals, all the fixins’ for cold sandwiches and diet soda — not exactly the ingredients for a Julia Child-like masterpiece. To say my surname isn’t fitting is an understatement. I’m a disgrace to the Bakers of centuries before who actually cooked for a living.

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