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Attorney claims warrant mismanagement

December 15, 2010

An attorney filed an amendment Wednesday requesting additional warrants in the Zahra Baker case be unsealed for the public eye.

Attorney Amanda Martin, who represents several area media outlets, amended a motion filed Tuesday to include four additional sealing orders related to the case.

Zahra investigator charged with DWI

December 15, 2010

A North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper charged an investigator in the Zahra Baker case with driving while impaired.

Robert Joseph Falowski, 42, of Claremont, was charged Dec. 4 with driving while impaired, failure to report an accident and failure to maintain lane control.

Falowski's name appears on a Hickory Police Department warrant to search Zahra Baker's former residence, located at 21 21st Ave. NW in Hickory.

The warrant includes information about how Zahra Baker's stepmother

Foard teacher tops in region

December 15, 2010

An area high school teacher was recently named one of the nine best educators in North Carolina.

Fred T. Foard High School math teacher Andy Blevins received the northwest regional teacher of the year award for North Carolina. Blevins will compete with teachers from seven other state regions, as well as a charter school teacher, to receive the North Carolina teacher of the year award.

"I don't really know what to think right now," said Blevins, who has been an educator for 14 years. "I don't think it has sunk in yet."

Kennel fire kills 2 dogs

December 15, 2010

A fire broke out Wednesday in a Claremont kennel, killing two puppies housed inside.

The 400-square-foot dog kennel was on fire when emergency responders arrived on the scene about 12:40 p.m. at 1143 Cheyenne Oaks Drive in Claremont. Firefighters were unable to save the building, as it was destroyed in the blaze.

The kennel's owners, James and Shirley Hicks, live several yards away from the structure, and they heard their two 9-week-old Labrador puppies barking as flames engulfed the building.

Warning: Winter weather to come

December 15, 2010

Hazardous winter weather conditions are headed for Catawba County tonight.
According to the National Weather Service, there is a chance of snow before 4 a.m. and then snow and sleet are likely in Thursday's early morning hours. Officials said less than an inch of snow and sleet are expected. Wednesday's low is 26 degrees.
Going into Thursday, there is rain with a possibility of freezing rain expected with a high near 41 into early afternoon. Rain is expected to continue after 2 p.m. and end in the early evening hours.

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