Archive - Sep 2010 - News Article
Hundreds of people received a free, Southern breakfast on the go Tuesday.
Midstate Mills in Newton celebrated the companyâs first Southern Biscuit Day on Tuesday with free biscuits in downtown Newton.
âWe were brainstorming one day, and we said, âHey, wouldnât it be great to have a biscuit day in Newton?ââ said Steve Arndt, Midstate Mills vice president and chief sales/marketing officer.
Midstate Mills employees and volunteers gave away more than 500 free biscuits by 10 a.m., just three hours after the distribution started.
Summer is almost over, but Amanda Burkeâs grandchildren havenât spent much time outdoors.
Burke said mosquitoes, rats, snakes and other pests from an unmaintained lot beside her fatherâs house on 110 N. Fourth Ave. in Maiden prevent her family from going outside and enjoying the warm weather.
âIf it would have been kept up, it wouldnât have gotten this bad,â Burke said.
Burkeâs grandchildren, ages 4, 2 and 6 months, come back inside with numerous mosquito bites every time they go outside.
Three men accused of first-degree rape and other charges had their cases continued in court last week.
Eddy Fernando Barrios-Ortiz, Milion Estuardo Barrios-Ortiz and Carlos Andreas Corenza Zeledon, all of Hickory, are charged with first-degree rape, robbery with a firearm, kidnapping and first-degree sexual assault stemming from an incident that occurred in January.
They were scheduled to appear in Catawba County Superior Criminal Court last week.
The Barrios-Ortiz brothersâ cases were continued to Oct. 4, and Zeledonâs case was continued to Dec. 6.
Good research is key in preventing scams from phony locksmiths.
Less than one month after a network of phony locksmiths were banned from practicing business in North Carolina, area officials are encouraging residents to be on the lookout for similar scams.
A group of unlicensed locksmith companies used bait-and switch-tactics to scam customers across the state, according to an Aug. 31 press release from North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooperâs office.
An area elementary school participated Monday in a nationwide event honoring arts education in the classroom.
Students at Balls Creek Elementary School in Newton learned about different art forms, from gourd making to architecture, to kick off National Arts in Education week.
âI wanted to show students there is more to art than drawing and painting,â said Alison Willard, Balls Creek Elementary art teacher, who organized the event.
Conover Police arrested six alleged gang members this weekend after shots were fired in an area mobile home park.
Christian Nava, 22, of Hickory; Edgar Antonio Hernandez, 23, of Conover; Samuel Antonio Hernandez, 18, of Conover; Arturo Hernandez Gabriel, 27, of Newton; Victor Efren Ramirez, 18, of Conover; and Juan Jesus Santalian, 19, of Hickory, were arrested on view and charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, carrying a concealed weapon and discharging a firearm within city limits, said Conover Police Chief Steve Brewer.
As the Catawba County Board of Education works to hire a new superintendent, board members want input from interested members of the community.
On the Catawba County Schools website - www.catawbaschools.net – is the link to a survey. The board asks residents to take a moment to share their thoughts and opinions. This survey will help shape the search and decision-making processes for a new superintendent.
Hickory observed the anniversary of Sept. 11 with a morning program on Union Square.
The event commemorated 2,977 victims killed during terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in a thwarted attack on the U.S. Capital.
"We pause to remember the victims of the heinous terrorist attacks ... These were people just like you and me," said Hickory Mayor Rudy Wright. "Many became heroes that day."
Catawba County is more than 600 miles from New York City.
Sandy Cooke, Sherrills Ford Library branch manager, wanted to close that gap and bring the events of Sept. 11 closer to home.
“It affects us all,” Cooke said of the attacks. “We all have a personal stake in this. We’re human.”
For the last eight years, Cooke created a Sept. 11 display in the Sherrills Ford Library, complete with books, memorabilia, photographs and newspapers about what many people say changed the course of American history.
Everyone has personal terrorists.
From underwater mortgages to abusive relationships and secret addictions, these problems devastate lives and leave a path of destruction.
Nine years ago, Trina Hines, 46, of Conover, faced real terrorists during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
Hines shares her survival story with others, so when they face terrorists, whether they be actual or theoretical, they can overcome and persevere.