Archive - May 2012
Virginia Willis Lovett, 84, of Hickory, formerly of Indiantown, died Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley in Newton. A funeral service is Saturday, May 19, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Indiantown Presbyterian Church in Hemingway, S.C. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
A Newton business owner received a national health award from the Office of the President.
Sharon Rashidi, owner of The Perfect Workout in Newton, was one of 47 individuals and health groups selected nationwide for the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition’s Community Leadership Award.
The city of Hickory plans to hike its water and sewer rates 3 percent and maintain its current 50-cent property tax rate in the coming fiscal year.
Hickory’s fiscal year 2012-13 recommended budget totals $94,791,213 for all city operations, capital improvements and debt service requirements for the upcoming year, according to a press release from the city.
For the second straight year, Conover residents may pay more for water.
The city’s recommended budget passes along a 3 percent water rate increase to citizens.
City leaders say they can’t afford to absorb the increase, which is being requested by the city of Hickory, said Conover City Manager Donald Duncan.
Three people were transported to hospitals Wednesday morning after a three-vehicle wreck on westbound Interstate 40 near Claremont.
Authorities say most of the injuries were not life-threatening.
The collision happened in a construction area near exit 135.
The NCHSAA 2A state golf championships concluded Tuesday at Longleaf Golf and Country Club in Southern Pines.
Newton-Conover, the 2012 CVAC golf champions, took third place at the event, trailing only North Lincoln and state champion Salisbury.
The Red Devils carded a team score of 620, which was 16 strokes behind the Knights and 47 behind the Wasps.
The CVYSA boys soccer team continues a stellar season on the field.
The U11 team, which mostly includes students who attend Shuford Elementary and Newton-Conover Middle School, is undefeated in play since August.
Along the undefeated path, the Blast won the Piedmont Division in the fall, including an Autumn Blast postseason tournament title.
In a defensive softball game where one play could have decided the outcome in favor of either team, Fred T. Foard got a huge break in the sixth inning against Crest.
With two outs in the sixth and runners on second and third, Lady Chargers pitcher Emily Kale mishandled a ball hit at her by Foardâ€™s Cierra Shull. Kale threw the ball over first baseman Kaylee Wacasterâ€™s head.
All four remaining Catawba County baseball teams were eliminated on Tuesday after the second round of play in the 2A and 3A playoffs.
Hickory and Bunker Hill both lost tough one-run games, 4-3.
The Red Tornadoes (19-8) dropped a road tilt to Asheville (9-15-1), while the Bears fell to East Rutherford in 10 innings.
Hagerstown picked up its second win in a row against the Hickory Crawdads on Tuesday, earning a 12-4 victory at L.P. Frans Stadium.
Matthew Skole led the Suns (20-15) with a five-RBI performance, including two home runs, a double and a single on a 4-for-4 hitting night.
Suns right fielder Steven Souza added three RBIs on a pair of doubles and a home run.