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September 29th, 2010

Red Tornadoes Roll On Indians

September 29, 2010

One minutes 3 seconds off the clock. Three goals in the back of the net.

That’s the sequence of events Tuesday that led the Hickory Red Tornadoes to a road win Tuesday over rival St. Stephens. The Red Tornadoes scored three goals in a flurry to take control of the match, and they walked away with a 4-1 win over the Indians.

“I asked the boys to think quick and play quick,” said Hickory coach Brian Jillings. “After the first goal, we got more confidence, and that allowed us to relax a little bit more.”

September 28th

Candidates look to change

September 28, 2010

Change is on the minds of many candidates for local offices.
From changes in leadership and positive changes in crime statistics to a change in priorities, candidates spoke about change and the role it plays in the office they're seeking at the second of a two-part election forum organized by area citizens.

Touch up after teeing off

September 28, 2010

A day on the golf course can leave players and spectators tired, sore and in need of some TLC.
The Ensure Classic at Rock Barn presented by Kia Motors kicked off Monday, and The Spa at Rock Barn staff is ready to melt away the stress and tension that often comes after a few days on the golf course.
"Most (spa guests) want to come in and relax after a day on the course," said Teresa Moose, a concierge at The Spa at Rock Barn.

Markley bids farewell

September 28, 2010

Being in the spotlight isn't something Catawba County Schools Superintendent Dr. Tim Markley prefers. But Monday night, Markley couldn't help but have all eyes on him as he was honored by the school system and board members.
"Dr. Markley loves to work extremely hard, but doesn't like to be in the spotlight," said CCS Board Chairwoman Joyce Spencer.

Hit-and-run case continued

September 28, 2010

The man accused in the hit-and-run crash that injured a child had his case continued in court.
Fred Willard Langford, of Catawba, was set to appear in Superior Court on an administrative hearing last week, and his case was continued to Oct. 4.
Langford was indicted June 14 on charges of felony hit and run, driving while license revoked, expired registration and reckless driving.

$45k stolen from vehicle

September 28, 2010

A thief allegedly broke into a car Monday and stole $45,000 in cash.
According to a Hickory Police incident report, Sanu Babu Silwal, 36, of Morganton, was on his way to deposit cash at a bank when he stopped at the Hickory Sam's Club at 10:22 a.m.
Silwal is a business owner and had $45,000 in cash inside his vehicle when he went inside the store, according to police.
When Silwal returned to his car about 40 minutes later, he found the right rear passenger window of his 2010 Honda CR-V broken and the money missing.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

September 28, 2010

Charles Ralph “Charlie” Christopher, 53, of the Mountain View Community, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, Sept. 27, at Palliative CareCenter & Hospice of Catawba Valley, following a month long stay at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:30–3:45 p.m. at the funeral home.

Emmitt Mitchell, 99, of Taylorsville, died Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, at the Taylorsville House. Adams Funeral Home and cremation service is in charge of arrangements.

Alex Central's Gardner Takes High School Classic

September 28, 2010

Ben Gardner from Alexander Central fired a 35 on the back nine of the Tom Jackson Course to win the Greater Hickory High School Classic. Gardner is one of four area high school golfers to earn a spot on a team in Tuesday’s Dale Jarrett Shootout.

Fred T. Foard sophomore Christian Carpenter tied for second place one shot behind Gardner with a 36. Tyler Lail from Bunker Hill and Matthew Turner from Hickory High also shot 36 to tie for second place. Alexander Central’s Zack Burket tied for second place, but he lost a scorecard playoff after the end of the round.

Who is that person in the photo?

September 28, 2010

I’ve often mocked elected officials, appointed leaders, celebrities and other public figures when they insist on using dated head shots in published materials.
Now that the shoe is on my foot, I’m a little less inclined to rush to judgment.

Laurels and Darts - Sept. 25

September 28, 2010

LAURELS
Laurels to Catawba County citizens who have so much interest in local politics that they organized and presented a candidates forum for political races important to this community. Likewise, laurels to the political candidates who took time to make their platforms known during this great opportunity to reach voters.
Jennifer Bandy and a group of her friends and relatives wanted to learn more about candidates seeking election in Catawba County, so they orchestrated a pair of non-partisan political forums and invited candidates hoping to represent area voters.

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