Archive - May 9, 2011
Down 4-0, the Bunker Hill baseball never gave up.
The Bears relied on their veteran leadership to score 10 runs over the next six innings on their way to a second straight CVAC baseball tournament championship.
Modene King Atkinson, 76, of Claremont, died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at her residence. The Atkinson family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.
Jasper Lawrence Bissette, 64, of Conover, died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at Palliative CareCenter & Hospice of Catawba Valley. The Bissette family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.
Hickory mail processing center workers have one question in mind for their federal bosses â€” how can closing the Conover facility be a good decision?
"How's it going to work?" asked Katie Racine, postal clerk at the processing center.
Racine said if the U.S. Postal Service closes the processing center located in Conover and moves everything to Greensboro operations, its impossible to have mail delivered on time.
"How is it going to get back in the same amount of time (as it is now)," Racine said. "It's physically impossible, to our beliefs."
Ethan Allen employees Matt Jenkins and Brock Arrowood arrived in Tuscaloosa, Ala., last week with a trailer packed with supplies bought by their fellow employees at the Maiden furniture plant.
The scene they discovered was hard to believe.
"It looked like a bomb had gone off. There was nothing but rubble," Jenkins said. "There were entire areas that were just gone. There was nothing there, but trash, and then right across the road, everything was still intact."
Itâ€™s easy to take for granted the things weâ€™re given in this life.
Iâ€™m not talking about the things we work for and earn in our time on this planet. Iâ€™m not even referring to material possessions weâ€™re born into thanks to the people we spend a lifetime calling â€śparents.â€ť Yes, mom and dad give us a lot in life, but even the material things they obtain and put into our hands come as the fruits of somebodyâ€™s labor somewhere along the way.
They werenâ€™t free.
Getting a traffic ticket in North Carolina can be a serious ordeal. Not only will it affect your driving record, but it will also impact your wallet. In addition to fines and court costs, insurance companies have their own points systems, separate from the DMV's. So your insurance rates could skyrocket for common violations like speeding.
Court visits are a personal inconvenience, and depending on the violation, your privilege to drive may be suspended or revoked.