August 17th, 2010
Mary Lou Craig Stamper, 75, of Lincolnton, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at her residence. Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Stamper Family.
James Arnold Weaver, 65, of Maiden, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Drum Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Conover.
HICKORY, NC - With just 20 games remaining in the regular season, the Hickory Crawdads continue to race towards the South Atlantic League playoffs, which they currently qualify for if the season were to end today. Hickory begins a four-game road set against the Kannapolis Intimidators on Tuesday, before returning home for their final regular season homestand from Aug. 21 - 28.
From O-N-E Reports
The St. Stephens Indians lost their first volleyball match of the season Monday. The Indians lost 3-0 on the road at West Iredell.
West Iredell defeated St. Stephens 25-23, 25-18 and 25-20. The Indians are 0-1 after the loss.
Nicole Hardy led St. Stephens with five kills and 14 digs. Paige Heeke had five kills, and Abby Foster had 17 assists.
The Indians next match is at 6 p.m. Tuesday at home against Draughn.
Newton-Conover opened its season Monday with a tough loss at Shelby. The Golden Lions defeated the Red Devils 5-0.
Hickory pitcher Jake Brigham threw five scoreless innings Monday against the Charleston RiverDogs. The sixth inning, however, put Brigham and the Crawdads down by 1, and Hickory was unable to recover.
The Charleston RiverDogs defeated the Hickory Crawdads 5-0 on Monday at L.P. Frans Stadium in the final game of the five-game series.
Jury selection started Monday for the murder trial of a man who alleged shot and killed a N.C. trooper two years ago.
Edwardo Wong is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Trooper Shawn Blanton on Interstate 40 near Canton.
The trial will be held in Catawba County because a judge ruled media outlets near Canton biased potential jurors.
Wong allegedly shot Blanton to death June 17, 2008, during a traffic stop. Prosecutors say Blanton pulled Wong over because he couldn’t find information about Wong’s GMC truck in the database.
Teachers in Catawba County Schools have a new way to teach math this school year.
The school system will implement a new conceptually based math program for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.
The new programs, Math Expressions and Math Connects, center around conceptual teaching instead of learning only math algorithms.
“It’s based on the way children learn,” said Leslie Barnette, CCS elementary education director. “It’s going to help them make connections with what they already know.”
Public schools provide children with necessary education tools without the tuition costs associated with private schools.
But is a public education really free?
Elementary school supplies
One supply list for Oxford Elementary asks students to purchase six single-subject wire composition notebooks; seven file folders in red, green, orange and blue colors; two purple pocket folders; wide-ruled notebook paper; No. 2 pencils; pencil-cap erasers; crayons; red ink pens; facial tissues; paper towels; hand soap; and sandwich bags.
Calvin Eugene Wright, 83, of Newton, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, at his residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Drum Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Conover.
Ruth Marguerite Carroll, 83, of Newton, died at Catawba Valley Medical Center on Aug. 12. The funeral arrangements are incomplete at Burke Mortuary in Newton.
The South Atlantic League announced on Monday that Jake Brigham is the SAL Pitcher of the Week for Aug. 9-15. He is the fourth Crawdad this season to earn an SAL Weekly Award, joining center fielder Miguel Velazquez (Player of the Week, May 3 - 9), first baseman Mike Ortiz (Player of the Week, April 26 - May 2) and pitcher Robbie Erlin (Pitcher of the Week, June 21 - 27).
Despite the start of a cloudy Sunday, car enthusiasts and spectators filled the streets of downtown Newton for the annual Soldiers Reunion Cruisin' and Car Show.
Automobiles of different models and colors started arriving along College Avenue and Main Street in the morning hours on Sunday. The viewing of cars officially started at 2:30 p.m. All registered vehicles will cruise the streets at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Newton.