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Archive - May 19, 2011

Barrymore’s match win crucial in N-C victory

May 19, 2011

Tyler Barrymore hasn’t played in a 2A state championship match. After Thursday, that all changed.

His play was critical in the Red Devils’ 7-2 victory over Shelby, which earned the team a fifth straight berth in state championship match.

Barrymore picked the perfect time to have the match of his young career at Newton-Conover.

The freshman rallied for one set down against Will Lutz to win the match on a third-set tiebreaker 3-6, 6-4 (10-6).

Students get 'Keys to Life'

May 19, 2011

As 1,000 Maiden High School students walked to Tom Brown Stadium on Thursday, they quickly realized they weren't about to watch a football game.
Sure, they got out of class for school presentations at their stadium before, but they had never seen anything like this.

Man indicted on more charges

May 19, 2011

A man accused of killing three people and seriously injuring another was indicted on additional charges.
A Catawba County grand jury indicted Everette Hewitt, 32, on Monday for first-degree burglary and robbery with a deadly weapon.
Hewitt is already charged with three counts of murder, one count of attempted first-degree murder with a deadly weapon and one count of felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.
Hewitt is currently in jail without bond.

Community remembers 'leader'

May 19, 2011

Catawba County citizens are using words like "leader," "giant" and "go-getter" to remember a community icon who passed away earlier this week.

The Rev. Stanley Louis Stiver Jr., a pastor, community leader and avid collector of crosses died Monday at age 89 in Newton.

Stiver was a pastor for more than 60 years, spending 31 years of his
career at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Claremont.

Friday, May 20, 2011

May 19, 2011

John William Thomas, 73, of Hickory, died Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at his residence.  A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2011, at Jenkins Funeral Home Chapel.

Ellen S. Pennigar, 85, of Sherrills Ford, died Wednesday, May 18, 2011.  The Pennigar family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton. 
 

'Good music, good fun'

May 19, 2011

Two Lenoir-Rhyne University graduates, a choir tour to Europe and a desire to make people laugh brought Natasha Fox and Laura Greene together.

Fox, 24, and Greene, 26, were part of a radio show at L-R where the pair liked to "goof off" while on the show.

"We wrote comedy and tried to be a comedy band," Fox said.

The girls noticed their comedy act wasn't working, so the pair opted for something more musical. In 2008, the group became known as A Furry Greene Fox.

Officials inspect U.S. 70 sinkhole

May 19, 2011

A sinkhole opened on U.S. 70 SE in Hickory, and motorists should avoid the area if possible.

The sinkhole is on private and public property in the westbound lanes on U.S. 70 SE in front of Valley Hills Mall. Detours have been set up in the area, and if possible, motorists should avoid this area.

Hickory Police Department and Hickory Public Service crews are on the scene, and North Carolina Department of Transportation officials are on the way to assess the situation.

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