Archive - Jul 29, 2011
â€¨The first week Claremont held its Tailgate Market, three vendors showed up to sell produce and plants.Â â€¨The next week, nine vendors came. The week after that, 14 citizen sellers lined the Claremont City Hall parking lot.â€¨Now, Claremont Special Events Coordinator Henry Helton said he is turning people away.Â
As Catawba County football teams start football practices Saturday, coaches and trainers will follow new rules the N. C. High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) implemented to help athletes combat the heat.
These new guidelines go along with standard guidance offered by coaches throughout the county.
Newton-Conover football coach Nick Bazzle gives his players a number of different tips, including telling them to drink a lot of Gatorade and eat three meals a day. That, he said, will help his playersâ€™ hydration and strength.
Betty Catherine Setzer Goodson Storey, age 78, of E. Maiden Rd., Maiden passed away Friday, July 29, 2011 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Storey Family.
Timothy Shane Crouse, Sr. 30 of Claremont died Thursday, July 28, 2011. Born December 4, 1980 in Catawba County, he was the son of Timothy Neal Crouse of Maiden and Cathy Garr of Newton. The Crouse family has trusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Newton.
Fire and rescue personnel offered a heroes salute to Asheville Fire Capt. Jeff Bowen at the Conover Boulevard West bridge of I-40 on Friday afternoon. Bowen, 37, died after suffering serious injuries while trying to see if anyone was trapped inside a burning office building in Asheville on Thursday. As his body was transported from a Winston-Salem hospital to Asheville on Friday, area fire and rescue personnel manned Catawba County bridges crossing I-40 to salute the fallen firefighter.
Elisa Bakerâ€™s attorney wants her trial moved outside Catawba County, but the state will argue on Monday that a fair trial can be found here.
Superior Court Judge Timothy Kincaid will hear oral arguments on Monday about Elisaâ€™s trial being moved outside the county.
Elisaâ€™s attorney, Scott Reilly, says the woman accused of murdering and dismembering her 10-year-old step-daughter, Zahra, cannot receive a fair trial in Catawba County because of prejudicial publicity surrounding the case.
Catawba County District Attorney Jay Gaither disagrees.