Archive - Sep 2010 - News Article
A mother resorted to violence Wednesday in an attempt to feed her infant child.
Shannon Lee Hawkins, 40, of Hickory, allegedly stole 57 jars of Gerber baby food from Food Lion at 3220 Springs Road NE in Hickory.
According to Hickory Police, Hawkins walked into the grocery store about 10 a.m. Wednesday and put the baby food jars, valued at $36.06, into a bag she carried with her.
Catawba County Public Health and Health Departments in Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln and Mecklenburg counties are finalizing plans to make free potassium iodide (KI) available to persons who live or work near the McGuire and Catawba nuclear power plants.
Constitution Day activities in Catawba County include the following:
There are a lot of new things going on this fall at the NewArt School in Newton.
The school welcomed several new teachers and is set to open a dance studio in October. Michael Ball, who has been a potter for 12 years, started teaching adult and children pottery classes at the NewArt School at the end of August.
“I thought (the NewArt School) might be a good place to make pots,” Ball said. “It’s a real nice facility.”
Ridership on Greenway Public Transportation decreased since fiscal year 2008-09, but the organization is set to spend more than $5 million on facility improvements.
The new facilities, which include maintenance and office buildings, will save the organization $700,000 in the long run, said Ed Clifford, Greenway executive director.
A homeless woman was struck by a car early Wednesday morning.
According to Hickory Police Department, Josephine Colwell, 35, was lying on First Street SW near 10th Avenue in Hickory about 5 a.m. Witnesses said the homeless woman was passed out on the street before she was struck by a 1997 GMC Suburban driven by Johnny Chapman Jr., 49, of Hickory.
The Pierre Foods facility expansion in Claremont is nearly complete.
The 45,000-square-foot cold storage facility expansion is in operation and should be completed in the next few weeks, said construction project manager Andrew Vachon.
Work on the expansion started in April and came with the company’s announcement that Pierre Foods will bring more than 500 jobs and $16.8 million in investments to the area over a three-year period.
The facility was issued a temporary certificate of occupancy and is on schedule for completion.
North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash Wednesday that left one man dead.
Carlos Alberto Hernandez, 42, of Hickory, died Tuesday when his vehicle crashed on Kool Park Road in Hickory.
Hernandez was driving north on Kool Park Road about 4:45 p.m. when he crossed the center line and hit an oncoming vehicle traveling in the opposite direction.
He then struck some mailboxes on the side of the road and crossed the center line again, striking a second vehicle.
Bunker Hill lineman Nick Isenhour, pictured with assistant coach Tate Campbell, is this weekâ€™s winner of the Golden Helmet Award presented by Coca-Cola. Isenhour made key blocks on offense in the Bearsâ€™ five-touchdown game Friday at Fred T. Foard, and he also made eight tackles and two sacks. Bunker Hill is 4-0 for the first time since 1999 and has a bye this week.
Dreams for a newly renovated fire department and town hall in Catawba went up in smoke Monday.
Catawba Town Council voted unanimously Monday night to postpone its town hall and fire department construction projects indefinitely.
â€śI think weâ€™ve all determined that we canâ€™t afford to do this project without a tax increase, and no one wants that,â€ť said Catawba Mayor Vance Readling. â€śThe only way we have to pay for it is the taxes; thatâ€™s all weâ€™ve got.â€ť