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Comeback kids: Foard wrestlers try make history this week, rewrite program’s record books

February 24, 2011

Seven wrestlers at Fred T. Foard will be trying to make history beginning today at the NCHSAA Individual State Wrestling Tournament and complete the comeback of the Tiger's wrestling program.

Among those headed to Greensboro on Thursday are Caleb Griffin, Jeremy Fredell, Jacob Harper, Hayden Albert, Dillon Johnson, Zack Edwards and Cole Schanilec.

Each will have a chance to become the first-ever state wrestling champion in Fred T. Foard history.

Ex-defense team takes key evidence

February 24, 2011

CHARLOTTE (AP) — The former defense team for a North Carolina woman accused of killing her disabled 10-year-old stepdaughter took key evidence from a crime scene before it was turned over to authorities searching for the girl's body, the suspect's former attorney said Thursday.

Dubs: Gaither made a deal

February 24, 2011

A former defense attorney for Elisa Baker says that a deal was struck to keep her client from facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of her 10-year-old stepdaughter despite assertions from the district attorney that no bargain was made in exchange for Baker’s assistance in locating the remains of Zahra Baker.
Lisa Dubs spoke out Thursday regarding an agreement she contends she brokered with the District Attorney’s Office on Elisa’s behalf.

Iconic novel coming to LRU stage

February 24, 2011

"To Kill a Mockingbird."

The novel and its message of redemption are an iconic part of American history.

An area theater group is performing a stage production tonight of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about racial inequality during a one-night presentation on Lenoir-Rhyne University's campus.

The play comes during the final days of Black History Month, and the "To Kill a Mockingbird" actors said they hope theater-goers leave the play with a better understanding of the horrors of racial inequality.

Creation Conference comes to city

February 24, 2011

Area school children love dinosaurs, and Thursday they had the opportunity to pair that love with a lesson in religion.

Creation Family Ministries is hosting a Dinosaurs and the Bible Conference on Biblical Creation at the Hickory Metro Convention Center to teach children about how dinosaurs fit into the Bible's account of how the world was created.

The three-day conference will continue through Saturday and aims to answer questions from believers and skeptics alike about dinosaurs and their interactions with mankind.

Friday, February 25, 2011

February 24, 2011

Inez Clarence Buff Hilderbran, 85, of Sherrills Ford, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at her residence.  Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Hilderbran family.

Ronald Scott Kiser, 66, of Lincolnton, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at his residence.  The funeral service will be at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at his residence, 226 Victory Grove Church Road, Lincolnton.

Fire destroys home, vehicle

February 24, 2011

The cause of a house fire remains undetermined Thursday after investigators sifted through the remains of a Newton mobile home destroyed in a late-night blaze.

Fire broke out Wednesday night in a double-wide manufactured home at 1870 April's Way off Sigmon Dairy Road in Newton. The home was a total loss, and two vehicles were damaged from exposure to flames and smoke.

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