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November 18th, 2010

Christmas spirit in full swing

November 18, 2010

The Christmas season traditionally starts after Thanksgiving, but for the Catawba County Christmas Bureau, the holiday season is here.
The bureau kicked off its annual project to ensure as many families as possible have holidays filled with joy, gifts and laughter.
"It is this time at Christmas that we know means a lot to children, especially low-income children," said Jennie Connor, Christmas Bureau chairwoman. "Children want to know that they're just like every other child."

Friday, November 19, 2010

November 18, 2010

Thomas Garner Waters, 85, of Vale, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at the Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley. The Waters family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home and Crematory in Newton.

Tabitha Nicole Spurlin, 27, of Catawba, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home and Crematory in Newton.

Newton-born artist 'soared with eagles'

November 18, 2010

Newton native and artist Rick Frye never forgot his hometown.
For that reason, he considers it an honor to share his artwork from the past several years with the community. Frye’s exhibit, which he calls a project, opens at Newton-Conover Auditorium on Tuesday, Nov. 23. The show is the first public announcement that 30 limited-edition prints of Frye’s original art are available.

Entrepreneur ties technology to textiles

November 18, 2010

The method for adding embroidery to clothes is centuries old, but the tools and techniques that once embellished apparel are a thing of the past.
Instead of needles and bobbins, ink and messy screens, the task of personalizing garments now includes computers in the formula.
Now, embroidery and digital printing combine with technology to yield a growing business.
For one Hickory entrepreneur, embroidery and digital printing plus technology equals a growing business for Addison Fox, 34, owner of Apparel Technology in downtown Hickory.

November 17th

City crafting plans for 'Southwest Area'

November 18, 2010

Since 2002, Newton has crafted and adopted three land development plans for various portions of the city, and a plan for the city's core area was introduced Tuesday.
Now, Newton planners are turning their attention to the Startown area, where a public drop-in workshop will kick-off efforts to create a plan that will shape development in that area during the next 10 to 15 years.
A drop-in workshop for the "Southwest Area Plan" will be Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Ganntt Community Room in the basement of Newton City Hall.

Newton plans for heart of the city

November 18, 2010

As Newton leaders plan for the future of the city's "core area," there is not a lot of open space that has not yet been developed.
That makes the task of crafting and implementing a land development area plan for the "heart" of Newton all the more challenging — and important.
"This area has been under development since 1850, so there is not a lot of pristine area left," Newton Robert Mullinax said quoting from Newton Planning Commission's Core Area Plan. "So our job is to improve upon what is already there and maintain it."

Thursday, November 18, 2010

November 18, 2010

Ruby Sigmon Hedrick, 88, of Conover, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at Conover Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Conover.

Larry Danny Beal, 65, of Newton, passed away Monday, Nov. 15, 2010. Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Beal family.

Leroy Eugene Blair, 75, of Lincolnton, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh.

Hickory Heading To State Final

November 17, 2010

Hickory soccer coach Brian Jillings had a message to his team Wednesday night before taking the field at home against Charlotte Catholic in the 3-A West region final. He wanted his team to make it memorable.

“Now we have to do it all over again,” he said.

The Red Tornadoes scored two goals in the first half and hung on the rest of the match to defeat Charlotte Catholic 2-1. Hickory plays at 1 p.m. Saturday at N.C. State against the winner of the 3-A East final between Jacksonville and Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons.

DA: Defender appointment premature

November 17, 2010

No one has been charged in Zahra Baker's murder.
And because there are no murder charges, Zahra's caregivers shouldn't be appointed provisional counsel for a capital offense, according to the District Attorney's Office.
District Attorney Jay Gaither said the Capital Defender's Office filed a provisional counsel assignment Nov. 12 with the Catawba County Clerk of Court for representation of Elisa and Adam Baker, Zahra's stepmother and father. According to Gaither, this assignment incorrectly states that both Adam Baker and Elisa Baker are charged with murder.

Tepee treat for students

November 17, 2010

Many Concordia Christian Day School students have been camping, but most of them never went camping in a tepee.
Charlotte Story, whose two children attend Concordia Christian school, brought her father's tepee Wednesday to share with students at the school in Conover.
"My dad has a special place in his heart for Native Americans, and he's always had a special place in his heart," Story said. "He wants to share everything he knows about them."

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