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New start for old house

April 29, 2011

Two women stood beside a simple brick house, gazing fondly at the structure like an old friend.

For one woman, the house is her past. For the other, it is her future.
Clydie Hunsucker Beal, of Conover, grew up in the two-story house on N.C. 16. Her parents, Clyde and Ruby Hunsucker, built the house in 1948 after her father returned home from serving in World War II.

"He planted everything on the property," Beal said. "He said he wore out three shovels planting."

NCMS organizes charity tournament

April 29, 2011

Next weekend, the Newton and Conover communities will bond to help one its own.

A 3-on-3 charity basketball tournament is being organized for former Newton-Conover High School boys' basketball coach Steve Lytton, who was recently diagnosed with lung cancer.

The "Play It Forward" tournament, which is 8 a.m. May 7 at Newton-Conover Middle School, will benefit Lytton in his fight against cancer.
The idea for the tournament was originally established by one of Lytton's relatives.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

April 29, 2011

Rachel Mae Heavner Williams, 78, of Denver, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2011, at Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Williams family.

Dakyron Demonte Alexander Scott, 2, of Hickory, died Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at his residence.  
A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, May 2, 2011, at Jenkins Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Garden of Angels section of Startown Jenkins Cemetery.  

CVCC baseball thriving after two seasons

April 29, 2011

Two years young, but strong nonetheless.

The Catawba Valley Community College baseball team, only in its sophomore season, is having success beyond the wildest of imaginations.

When former Lenoir-Rhyne coach Frank Pait heard about the beginning of a baseball program at CVCC, he saw it as an opportunity to get back into coaching the sport he loves.

From the publisher: Delivering disaster porn and saving lives

April 29, 2011

It’s hard to look away from pictures and videos being broadcast from Alabama and the Deep South to computer screens around the world.
A friend gave a name to the countless images of devastation captured in my home state: disaster porn. And as I spent much of Thursday as a voyeur surveying damage to places that are still whole in my memory, I felt dirty as I got an Internet-fueled glimpse into so many lives shattered by a horrible natural disaster. I felt sick as I watched videos of monster tornados grinding across commercial and residential landscapes, shredding every thing in their path.

Baker's worthless check charges dismissed

April 29, 2011

NEWTON (AP) — The father of a North Carolina girl killed last year is no longer facing worthless check charges in Catawba County.

The charges against Adam Baker were dismissed Friday in Superior Court in Newton. Baker's lawyer, Mark Killian, says the Australian native has made restitution in the case.

Baker was accused of writing bad checks for around $240 to local grocery stores.

He still faces other charges, including felony identity theft and obtaining property by false pretense.

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