Archive - May 2012
After almost eight months of my wifeâ€™s pregnancy, weâ€™ve been through a few educational adventures in furniture assembly, nursery preparation and wardrobe navigation. Iâ€™ve even read up a little on being a good daddy-to-be courtesy â€śThe Cavemanâ€™s Pregnancy Companion: A survival guide for expectant fathers.â€ť
OK, well Iâ€™ve read most of it. Err ... would you buy ... some of it?
The heat beat down on Northwestern 3A/4A track and field athletes Wednesday, and Watauga beat down the field.
The Pioneers swept the boys and girls team titles at the conferenceâ€™s track and field meet at Lenoir-Rhyne University.
The Catawba Valley 2A baseball and softball tournaments start today. The top four seeds are hosting games in both tournaments. All games take place at 6:30 p.m.
After falling behind 8-0, the Hickory Crawdads attempted to come back in their game against the Greensboro Grasshoppers.
Hickory scored four runs in the fifth, seventh and eight innings, but weren't able to make up the deficit, dropping the first road game of the series to Greensboro on Wednesday, 8-4.
Lillian "Sue" Sewell Jones died in 2009, but just like the philanthropy work she completed in life, her impact in Catawba County will benefit the community long into the future.
Mary Sigmon Ramsey, 93, of Lincolnton, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Brian Center of Lincolnton. Memorials may be made to Riverview Baptist Church in lieu of flowers.
Newton-Conover's new middle school facility will be completed in the next few weeks, district leaders said Wednesday.
"I'd say it's 95 percent completed now, the whole project," said Newton-Conover City Schools (NCCS) board member Jim Stockner. "It looks like we're running right on schedule."
Sheriffâ€™s deputies are investigating a possible connection between the deaths of a boyfriend and girlfriend.
On Monday afternoon, Burke County authorities discovered the body of Randy Cook at his home at 6570 Peyronel St. in Connelly Springs.
Authorities believe Cook committed suicide.
Congressman Patrick McHenry says feedback from local businesses is crucial to turning around the nation's fortunes.
McHenry, who is running for re-election in the U.S. 10th Congressional District, visited Conover manufacturer Tarason Packaging on Wednesday to get some of that local response.
A New Hampshire woman is in jail after leading local authorities on a high-speed chase down Interstate 40, colliding with officers and wrecking her car.
State troopers say Carla Maltais was traveling down I-40 in the eastbound direction about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday when officers tried to pull her car over on the suspicion she was driving under the influence.