Archive - Oct 26, 2011
The Hickory soccer team capped what was amazing regular season on Wednesday during âSenior Night,â winning 1-0 against Fred T. Foard.
It was the 16th straight win for the Red Tornadoes, who finish their conference schedule undefeated at 12-0.
âThey just continue to work hard and are receptive to what we are trying to do and accomplish,â said Hickory coach Brian Jillings of his team. âWhen you keep working hard like, good things are going to happen. We have a good combination of defenders, hard-working midfielders and guys who work magic with the ball.â
Apple is clearing land in Maiden for a project it calls âSolar panel farm A.â
The company is burning and cutting down about 108 acres of land across the street from its data center, which opened earlier this year at 5977 Startown Road.
On Wednesday, after complaints from residents about smoke, Apple asked contractors at the site to chip wood rather than burn it, according to a statement from the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources Division of Air Quality.
Newtonâs ghouls and goblins will flock to the 1924 Courthouse square this weekend for an event that is sure to be "Spooktacular."
Area groups will host the fourth annual Spooktacular event in downtown Newton on Saturday for children, parents and families looking to have a fun and safe Halloween.
This yearâs activities will revolve around Newtonâs downtown square from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. In addition to games, prizes and trick-or-treating, this yearâs Spooktacular will feature a costume contest.
Hugh S. Forquer, 74, of Conover, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. The Forquer family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.
Catawba County Schools Superintendent Glenn Barger says he's not happy with the 2012-13 school calendar approved by the system's board of education this week.
"It's a terrible calendar," Barger said. "We're boxed in by the state."
In June, the N.C. General Assembly approved the addition of five days to the school year. For the 2011-12 school year, the state Department of Public Instruction granted waivers to all 115 school systems to use the extra days for teacher training. Students will still attend classes 180 days this year.