Archive - Jun 14, 2011
After three rounds, 54 holes and two 19-under-par scores, it took three playoff holes to decide this yearâs Greater Hickory Classic champion.
Mark Wiebe, a resident of Denver, Colo., defeated James Mason in the third playoff hole Sunday to claim the 2011 Greater Hickory Classic championship and the $262,500 winnerâs prize.
The victory by Wiebe breaks a 77-tournament losing streak.
âI didnât know it had been 77 tournaments since Iâve won,â Wiebe said. âThat was kind of a bummer to know. Iâm tickled to have busted that drought.â
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) â The wait is over for Cale Yarborough and Darrell Waltrip. The championship-winning drivers with a bumpy personal connection are headed to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Yarborough and Waltrip got in on their third try, headlining the third five-member class announced Tuesday. They're joined by eight-time series champion crew chief Dale Inman, nine-time Modified champion Richie Evans and pioneering driver and owner Glen Wood.
As the children of librarians, Carmen Winstead and Meredith Gladden aren't strangers to reading or to books.
"When we were growing up, we had a lot of books to read," Winstead said.
Not every young person in Catawba County is as fortunate.
That's why the two rising seniors at Fred T. Foard High School wanted to help spread reading and books to other young people. They orchestrated a book drive at Blackburn Elementary School that collected 2,948 youth and children's books.
The North Carolina General Assembly agreed Monday to make it illegal to dismember a body to conceal a crime.
The new law was initiated by the local district attorneyâs office and will re-word an existing law to make dismembering a corpse to conceal a crime a Class C felony.
State representatives Mark Hilton and Tim Moore drafted the bill that has roots in the Zahra Baker case.
Baker is the 10-year-old Hickory girl who was originally reported missing Oct. 9. After her remains were found nearly a month later, Elisa Baker, Zahra's stepmother, was charged with second-degree murder.
The Newton-Conover School System will cut 14 teacher assistant positions next year to compensate for funding being retracted by the state, school officials announced Monday.
NCCS Superintendent Barry Redmond said the school system must return about $852,000 in discretionary reversion funding to the state and cutting positions is one of the only ways to create that money.
Jesse Leonard Knott, 82, of Hickory, passed away Monday, June 13, 2011, at Palliative CareCenter & Hospice of Catawba Valley. Bass-Smith Funeral Home is serving the family of Jesse Leonard Knott.
Cecil Shuford Parker, 87, of Maiden, passed away Monday, June 13, 2011, at Palliative CareCenter & Hospice of Catawba Valley in Newton. Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Parker family.
RALEIGH â The General Assembly has agreed to make it illegal to dismember a body to hide a possible crime or other evidence of an unnatural death. The move occurred following the death of a 10-year-old girl with disabilities reported missing from her North Carolina home last fall.
The Senate gave final legislative approval Monday night to the measure. The bill now goes to Gov. Beverly Perdue's desk.