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Archive - Mar 2011

March 28th

Tharpe hired as N-C boys hoops coach

March 28, 2011

Same school. New team.

Jonathan Tharpe is trading one basketball team for another at Newton-Conover.

He stepped down as the girls basketball coach to lead the boys basketball team.

Tharpe replaces Mark Carter, who is retiring from coaching and teaching at the school.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

March 28, 2011

Maudie Mae Suddreth Keaton, 85, passed away Friday, March 25, 2011, at Frye Regional Medical Center.  Bass-Smith Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Maudie Mae Suddreth Keaton.

Florence “Johnnie” Setzer, 82, of Maiden, died Saturday, March 26, 2011, at the Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley in Newton. The Setzer family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.

Electric fees could increase

March 28, 2011

Maiden electrical customers could see an increase in their rates after a decision from ElectriCities to pass on higher rates to municipalities.

The details of that increase are left to representatives from 19 cities and towns served by Electricities in piedmont and western North Carolina.

All North Carolina Municipal Power Agency 1 (NCMPA1) member cities and towns face a rate increase, and the decision falls on board members as to how much and when those increases will happen.

Store robbed at knifepoint

March 28, 2011

Police are looking for an unknown suspect who robbed a Conover store clerk at knifepoint.

A black male walked into the Kangaroo Express on N.C. 16 North shortly before midnight Saturday. A female clerk was behind the counter, and the male walked up to her, demanding money, said Conover Police Investigator John Little.

The man displayed a knife and asked the clerk to take money out of the cash register.

"He didn't threaten her," Little said. "He just told her what to do, and she complied."

2 arrested for metal theft

March 28, 2011

Two men were arrested Friday after stealing $3,000 in scrap metal.

Catawba County sheriff's deputies responded to the 1600 block of Mays Chapel Church Road in Newton about 5:05 p.m. after receiving a call reporting a theft in progress.

They arrived on the scene to find Bobby Franklin Leatherman, 55, and David Michael Henry, 29, both of Maiden, attempting to steal 1,580 pounds of miscellaneous scrap metal stored on a piece of property, said Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid.

The scrap metal was stored on the property of Tracey Matthews Sipe, 50, of Maiden.

Client increase leads to hire

March 28, 2011

Babies Mason and Zoey played contentedly Monday on a colorful mat at the Bethlehem United Methodist Child Development Center in Claremont, laughing and babbling at each other.

The babies could soon be joined by more playmates after another Claremont day care facility closed unexpectedly, forcing many parents to find other child care options.

Former mayor receives state award

March 28, 2011

Claremont residents liked and respected Glenn Morrison so much that they wanted him to be mayor — even if Morrison didn't want to run for the office.

So, the write-in candidate was elected in 1999 as the city's mayor, held the office for 12 years and was honored Wednesday with a state award by many of the same people who elected him as mayor.

Electric fees could increase

March 28, 2011

Maiden electrical customers could see an increase in their rates after a decision from ElectriCities to pass on higher rates to municipalities.
The details of that increase are left to representatives from 19 cities and towns served by Electricities in piedmont and western North Carolina.

All North Carolina Municipal Power Agency 1 (NCMPA1) member cities and towns face a rate increase, and the decision falls on board members as to how much and when those increases will happen.

March 25th

Panthers beat Tigers under weird circumstances

March 25, 2011

Hibriten knocked off previously unbeaten Fred T. Foard on Friday in one of the most unusual softball games.

The game featured a no-hitter through four innings, two key injuries to the Lady Tigers (8-1, 3-1) and a nine-run seventh inning for Hibriten (6-4, 2-2).

Tuesday, March 26, 2011

March 25, 2011

Nicholas “Nick” Robert Brendle, 26, of Charlotte, formerly of Maiden, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at his residence.  Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Brendle family.

Lola Loftin Whitworth, 91, of Newton, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2011.  The Whitworth family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover.

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