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Blue Devils drop second CVAC match

September 8, 2011

Despite early leads in the first and second games, Maiden lost a tough home conference volleyball match Wednesday to East Burke, 25-27, 25-27, 25-18, 19-25.

“We played well, but we made mistakes,” said Maiden coach Marsha Davis.

Leading the Lady Blue Devils (4-3, 3-2) was McKenzie Garrison, who had 23 kills and three digs. Alex Williams added 15 kills.

Maiden’s Hannah Martin and Kalie Johnson combined for 45 assists, while Rachel Houston had six blocks defensively.

Tourism engines

September 8, 2011

These aren’t your granddad’s train sets.

The nation’s top train and landscape modelers are descending on Hickory this weekend for the 31st annual National Narrow Gauge Convention.

Event planners say the convention will bring more than 2,000 people to the Hickory area, and four area hotels are already full.

It is the first time the annual convention has been held in the southeast and world-renowned modelers will have large- and small-scale layouts for the public to view, said Matt Bumgarner, secretary of the local chapter of the National Railway Historical Society.

Conover commits money for job development

September 8, 2011

Conover moved forward this week with financial commitments that may help create nearly 100 new jobs in the next several years. In exchange, the city will spend up to $181,000 of its money and a $750,000 grant on economic development projects at LEE Industries Inc. and Dalco Nonwovens.

Newton's downtown is "hot"

September 8, 2011

City of Newton offers free wireless Internet access in downtown area, public parks and city facilities.

Breakout box: Access City of Newton Free: Anyone using a computer or smart phone that has a wireless Internet adapter can access the network. Users must first acknowledge the city's Internet policy, then Internet access is free. The network is a secure network.

The city of Newton is getting hot, hot, hot.

Jacobs Fork Park is a hotspot, and so is the city pool. City hall is hot, and, in fact, the downtown Newton business district is one of the hottest spots in the city.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

September 8, 2011

Allen Fielder Houck, 78, of Maiden, died Sept. 7, 2011 at Catawba Memorial Hospital. Goodin-Drum Funeral Home is serving the  Houck family.

Fred Long Drum, 92, of East Maiden Road in Maiden, passed away Wednesday, Sept.7, 2011 at Palliative Care Center & Hospice of Sherrills Ford.  Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Drum Family.

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