August 24th, 2011
STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) â NASCAR points leader Kyle Busch lost his driver's license for 45 days on Tuesday for driving 128 mph on a road close to a day-care center and church in a nearly $400,000 car. His lawyer said his client was not treated "like any other citizen."
Busch, who doesn't need a license to compete in NASCAR, also was fined $1,000, sentenced to 30 hours of community service and put on one year of unsupervised probation. He pleaded guilty to speeding and no contest to reckless and careless driving in North Carolina District Court in Iredell County.
As school systems statewide work to implement policies mandated by the Gfeller-Waller Concussion Awareness Act, Newton-Conover City Schools is "ahead of the curve."
The measure was signed into law in June, and NCCS Superintendent Dr. Barry Redmond said the school system began immediately laying the groundwork required to improve awareness, documentation and treatment.
School officials statewide are tackling the problem of concussions and traumatic brain injuries before a bump on the head ends an athlete's life.
A man pistol whipped a woman while she was bathing Monday while breaking into a Newton home and stealing money and pills. Â
Police say Patrick Steven Shuford, 26, of Newton, broke into a mobile home at 4489 Athens Drive in Newton about 11:30 a.m. Monday demanding money from Greg Allen Beard, 29, who lives at the residence.
âHe came in and was shouting âWhereâs my money? Whereâs my money?ââ said Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid.
Reid said the victim knew Shuford, but did not know what he was talking about.
Carolyn Regina Sigmon Thomas, 75, of Maiden passed away Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 at her home. Goodin-Drum Funeral Home is serving the Thomas family.
Timothy Lee “Cotton” Bolick, 53, Ivey Church Road, Maiden passed away Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Bolick Family.
WASHINGTON â A 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., shook much of Washington, D.C., and was felt as far north as Rhode Island and New York City and as far south as North Carolina and Alabama.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was 3.7 miles deep. Shaking was felt at the White House and all over the East Coast, as far south as Chapel Hill. Parts of the Pentagon, White House and Capitol were evacuated. The quake was in Mineral, Va., in Louisa County.
Immediately after the earthquake, social media networks exploded with activity.
Some people would look at the building on 1717 Highland Ave NE in Hickory and just see an old building, but Jeff and Carol Anne Hartman see much more.
âItâs an old house, so itâs not super fancy,â Carol Anne said. âIt doesnât have all the bells and whistles of a new building, but it has charm and character of a space where you just want to soak in everything thatâs been there for the last 70 years and let it create something.â
Davey Glover loves his job.
Heâs a data analyst at Shurtape Technologies in Hickory, and has worked for the company for more than 35 years.
But after being diagnosed with Lou Gherigâs Disease last year, Davey canât talk, can barely walk, and will have to stop working Aug. 31.
Though he is weak and on a feeding tube now, friends, family and colleagues say Davey âwas one of a kind,â âa marvelous man,â and a significant member of his church and community.
Sam Christopher, 3, plays with a toy car on Monday inside the newly-opened Love-N-Care Child Development Center (CDC) in Conover.
The St. Stephens volleyball team won its third match of the season, but Maiden didnât make it easy on them.
After winning the first two games 25-14 and 25-19, the Lady Indians (3-0) fought tooth-and-nail with Maiden (0-1) for the third and deciding game.
St. Stephens persevered past the Blue Devils to win the game and match, 29-27.
âThe last game was a nail-biter,â said Lady Indians coach Denise Mullins. âI am really proud. All the girls really showed their ability. They showed how hard they came to play.â