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May 10th, 2011

Man arrested after stealing money

May 10, 2011

Catawba County sheriff's deputies arrested a man after he allegedly stole money from a cash register, while trying to buy a drink.

Tyler Bowman, 25, of Conover, approached the counter at Lake Lookout Market on Oxford School Road at about 2 p.m. Monday. Capt. Joel Fish said Bowman was attempting to pay for a drink. When the cashier rung up the sale and opened the register, Fish said Bowman stuck his hand in the cash register drawer.

"The clerk wrestled with him while he was trying to get the money," Fish said.

May 9th

Bunker Hill erases 4-0 hole, wins CVAC title

May 9, 2011

Down 4-0, the Bunker Hill baseball never gave up.

The Bears relied on their veteran leadership to score 10 runs over the next six innings on their way to a second straight CVAC baseball tournament championship.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

May 9, 2011

Modene King Atkinson, 76, of Claremont, died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at her residence. The Atkinson family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.

Jasper Lawrence Bissette, 64, of Conover, died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at Palliative CareCenter & Hospice of Catawba Valley.  The Bissette family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.

Protests continue in merger threat

May 9, 2011

Hickory mail processing center workers have one question in mind for their federal bosses — how can closing the Conover facility be a good decision?

"How's it going to work?" asked Katie Racine, postal clerk at the processing center.

Racine said if the U.S. Postal Service closes the processing center located in Conover and moves everything to Greensboro operations, its impossible to have mail delivered on time.

"How is it going to get back in the same amount of time (as it is now)," Racine said. "It's physically impossible, to our beliefs."

From Maiden with love

May 9, 2011

Ethan Allen employees Matt Jenkins and Brock Arrowood arrived in Tuscaloosa, Ala., last week with a trailer packed with supplies bought by their fellow employees at the Maiden furniture plant.

The scene they discovered was hard to believe.

"It looked like a bomb had gone off. There was nothing but rubble," Jenkins said. "There were entire areas that were just gone. There was nothing there, but trash, and then right across the road, everything was still intact."

From the Publisher: Celebrating Olympic Courage

May 9, 2011

It’s easy to take for granted the things we’re given in this life.
I’m not talking about the things we work for and earn in our time on this planet. I’m not even referring to material possessions we’re born into thanks to the people we spend a lifetime calling “parents.” Yes, mom and dad give us a lot in life, but even the material things they obtain and put into our hands come as the fruits of somebody’s labor somewhere along the way.
They weren’t free.

Safe streets: Citations a serious ordeal

May 9, 2011

Getting a traffic ticket in North Carolina can be a serious ordeal. Not only will it affect your driving record, but it will also impact your wallet. In addition to fines and court costs, insurance companies have their own points systems, separate from the DMV's. So your insurance rates could skyrocket for common violations like speeding.
Court visits are a personal inconvenience, and depending on the violation, your privilege to drive may be suspended or revoked.

May 6th

Warrior mistakes help Bears reach CVAC final

May 6, 2011

West Caldwell committed seven errors in Friday's CVAC tournament game. Bunker Hill capitalized.

The Bears scored four runs of those errors and 10 total runs on their way a victory. Pitcher Jacob Shepherd and catcher Tyler Shook had two RBIs each in the win.

Three runs scored for the Bears in the first inning. Cole McGraw walked, Cody Ervin and Jeremy Null reached on errors. All scored later in the inning to make it 3-0.

Boater's leg amputated in accident

May 6, 2011

A boater lost part of his leg Friday morning, after he was thrown from his boat near Lake Norman Marina in Catawba County.

A 33-year-old man was on a boat alone at about 11 a.m. Friday when he made a sharp turn that threw him out of the boat, said Keith Bost, chief for Sherrills Ford-Terrell Fire and Rescue. Bost said the boat was then unmanned and going in circles in the water.

He said the unidentified man tried to dive down to avoid the boat's prop, but his legs got tangled in the motor's part.

TWO STUDENTS TO RECEIVE TEACHING FELLOWS

May 6, 2011

Out of 500 North Carolina students, two Newton-Conover High School students were accepted as Teaching Fellows for this year.

"To receive this scholarship, it is just a great feeling," said Rawdon Marroquin, a selected Teaching Fellow. "Out of the nine people from Newton-Conover who applied to get the scholarship, I was one of the two to actually receive it."

Marroquin and Ashley Bandy were NCHS's two Teaching Fellows for this year, which brings each student excitement as they plan to graduate high school and go to college.

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