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Archive - Jul 19, 2011

Private company to teach CCS driver's ed

July 19, 2011

An outside driver's education business will operate Catawba County Schools' program starting in the 2011-12 school year to avoid charging students a fee.

After the N.C. General Assembly allocated CCS $198 per child for driver's education, the Board of Education faced two options — charge students $45 to keep the program in-house or enter into an agreement with an outside driver's education program to teach students to drive.

"The way the bill is written, it's made our options very limited," CCS board member Sherry Butler said of legislation's binding CCS driver's education allotment.

Dance, raise funds for child

July 19, 2011

"Love what you do, do what you love" was Nina Leavitt Watkins' favorite quote, and that's what she lived by.

Watkins was a wife, mother and daughter, who, at 27, lost her life after only five months of marriage and being a mother to a 9-year-old girl.

"She was very sweet, nice, caring and easy to get along with," said Sharon Rashidi, owner of The Perfect Workout where Watkins frequently exercised. "Everyone liked her."

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

July 19, 2011

Joe Ray Abernethy, 77, of Newton, passed away Monday, July 18, 2011, at his residence.  The Abernethy family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.

Worth David Brooks, 64, of Newton, passed away Monday, July 18, 2011, at his residence.  The Brooks family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover.  

Hydrant testing under way

July 19, 2011

The Newton Fire Department is now conducting annual fire hydrant flowing and testing in the city’s northeast quadrant (north of “A” Street and east of Main Avenue). The testing is expected to continue for the next several weeks.

Residents in this area may experience water discoloration because of disturbance of minerals inside the underground water lines. If discoloration occurs, citizens should allow water to run from the faucet for several minutes.

Hickory falls to Cherryville, earn Area IV No. 2 seed

July 19, 2011

Cherryville Post 100 won a third and deciding game against Hickory Post 48 in the Area IV title series on Monday.

Hickory (20-11) is the Area IV runner-up. They will be the Area IV No. 2 seed at the North Carolina Legion State Tournament, which starts on Friday in Morehead City at 4:30 p.m.

By virtue of their title win, Cherryville (26-7) will be the No. 1 seed in Area IV at the state tournament.

Leading Post 48 in the loss was Skyler Hollar, who had a home run and one RBI.

Cameron Beard, Cole McGraw, Jacob Hoyle and Jeremy Null also had one RBI each.

Cary, Caldwell win, W. Johnston awaits winner

July 19, 2011

South Caldwell and Cary earned hard-fought wins on Monday to advance to the final day of the Junior Legion State Tournament on Tuesday at Henkel-Alley Field.

South Caldwell (3-1) and Cary (3-1) play Tuesday at 1 p.m. with the loser being eliminated.

Cary defeated South Caldwell, 8-5, in the second round of the Junior Legion tournament on Saturday.

The winner of the South Caldwell-Cary game will await West Johnston (3-1) in the second game of a Tuesday doubleheader 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game.

Cary 5, Leland 4

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