October 28th, 2011
Sondra Regina Drum Crouse, 73, of South Oliver’s Crossroads, Newton, went home to be with her Heavenly Father, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 at her residence. Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Crouse Family.
Ruby Elizabeth Rinck Shrum, 80, of Buffalo Shoals Road, Maiden, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 at Palliative Care Center & Hospice of Catawba Valley in Newton. Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Shrum Family.
On Friday, Megan Cash was a zombie hair stylist.
It was 11:30 a.m., and she had already been working a while. Her face tattered with fake gashes of flesh and blood, she carefully lifted up a strand of a clientâs hair and curled it a bit. She made a few adjustments, stepped backward and scratched her eyes doused in black mascara.
âYouâre done,â she said.
The client inspected Cashâs work with an outstretched mirror. It looked good.
The Catawba County Sheriffâs Office is investigating three recent larcenies at education facilities throughout the county.
Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid said each theft, break-in or larceny was a separate incident and they are still under investigation.
Anyone with information about the incidents is urged to call the Catawba County Sheriffâs Office at 828-464-5241.
Banoak School break-in
Police say unknown suspects broke into several trailers at Banoak Elementary School on Wednesday night and stole computers and stereo equipment.
An American Red Cross blood drive Thursday honored a longtime Catawba County public servant.
James Stanley was one of the first to roll up his sleeve at the drive in memory of his father, James âPJâ Stanley, a Red Cross volunteer, Claremont council member, police officer and rescue worker.
PJ Stanley died Sept. 22.
The drive, held Thursday at Christ Lutheran Church in Hickory, collected 30 units of blood. Each lifesaving unit stood for what PJ Stanley spent his life doing â helping others.
Drivers can expect to see a strong law enforcement presence on Catawba County roadways from now through Halloween on Monday.
Officers begins the annual "Booze It & Lose It" Halloween campaign Friday night in an effort to remove impaired drivers from the road.
In 2010, North Carolina tallied more than 139 alcohol-related crashes during the Halloween campaign â including four fatalities and 123 injuries. More than 2,300 officers also charged more than 700 North Carolina drivers with driving while impaired.
N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis will interact with Catawba County residents Tuesday during a town hall meeting in Hickory.
Tillis will visit the auditorium at Catawba Valley Community College at 5 p.m.
"The speaker will get up and talk for about five minutes about what was accomplished in the last legislative session, likely about jobs and the economy," said Jordan Shaw, a spokesman for the Tillis office. "Then he'll open it up for questions. You ask what you want to talk about, and we'll talk about what you ask."
Assistant Register of Deeds Rita Beaver was named the Catawba County employee of the year this week.
Seven county employees were nominated, and Beaver was recognized with the award Tuesday night at the county's annual awards night at Catawba Valley Community College.
Beaver is a 35-year veteran of the deeds office. According to a release from the county, she receives praise from coworkers for excellent service, for being a patient instructor and for preserving the county's history.
Emily Perry, 16, began dancing when she was six years old and hasnât stopped. As soon as she was old enough to help in the kitchen, she started baking.
Little did she know that her skills in the kitchen would help her dancing career. Her dancing, however, led her to use her culinary skills. Hence, âCupcakes4 Ballet.â
From the time she was 6, she danced, and she danced on pointe to where the increase in the intensity of her ballet training caused her to wear out two to three pairs of pointe shoes per month.
The Friday print edition of The O-N-E is on the streets and on the way to homes, while the online edition is available to readers worldwide.
The O-N-E's Friday coverage includes:
âąÂ Complete information on a hoax at Jacobs Fork Middle School that sparked the lock-down of two Catawba County Schools.
âąÂ Details on dozens of weekend events with a Halloween flavors, as well as safety tips for trick-or-treaters âÂ and their parents.
âąÂ Bandys volleyball breaks a "curse" and advances in the state volleyball playoffs.
Sometime about 1990 was the last time I was bored.
Itâs actually one of the earliest moments I remember from my life. Sitting in my childhood room, I remember saying to myself, âThereâs nothing in here and nothing to do.â
Then life happened.
Action figures, baseball cards and clothes started to flow into that square living space. Then school ushered in returned homework assignments, reports and projects. Art classes created framed drawings, and basketball teams merited participation trophies.