Archive - Nov 1, 2011 - News Article
Catawba County-area residents met State House Speaker Thom Tillis on Tuesday with questions and concerns about the state budget adopted this summer.
Multiple residents voiced concerns about large cuts to education that the state approved in June. Cliff Moone, the 10th District Democratic Party chairman, called the cuts â€śreckless and short-sidedâ€ť on Tuesday and referenced the nearly 1,800 teaching and teaching assistant jobs that have been eliminated since June across the state.
Yarn, in its simplest form, is a rudimentary slew of twisted fiber.
Straighten out and sew those fibers together, however, and twine becomes strand. That thread is then stitched, crocheted and bound into a variety of items, including paper, rags, canvas â€” even clothes.
A Conover sewing group has embraced this concept and is taking it to the next level. The group proves that sometimes something as simple as sewn string can mean the world to someone in need.
Voters in the Newton-Conover City Schools district will choose three Board of Education members in this year's election.
Current Chairman Scott Loudermelt and board member Mark Murphy face challenger Jeanne Jarrett in the race for two seats representing Conover. Current board member Jim Stockner faces no opposition for the Newton seat.
Last month, all four board candidates said funding and achievement are the major issues the school system faces heading into the next term.
The following are arrests and incidents reported in Catawba County.
Suspect: Tara Sheree Smith, 36, of 26 26th St. NW in Hickory
Charges: breaking and entering, assault and battery, damage to personal property and assault with a deadly weapon.
Suspect: Keith Lee Clontz, 27, of 1546 N.C. 16 South in Newton
Charges: Manufacturing marijuana
Suspect: Tyun Jermaine Tipps, 35, of 4247 Rhoney School Road in Hickory Â
Charges: Possesion with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, felony possession of cocaine, maintain place for controlled substance.
Newton's current mayor pro-tem and a business entrepreneur face off to become the city's next mayor.
Voters will choose either Anne Stedman, the mayor pro-tem and owner of the Trot House Inn, or Wes Weaver, the entrepreneur, retiree and Newton Merchants Association president.
Both candidates say job growth is essential to the city's future. Read more about Stedman and Weaver on page 2.
The first day of November brings a new edition of The O-N-E filled with election news, details on the latest Zahra Baker memorial and news of a box-cutter stabbing.
â€˘Â CRIME: An argument ends in a stabbing in Hickory and highway thieves are stealing construction equipment from an I-40 project.
â€˘Â ELECTION 2011: Candidates for mayor in Newton offer their ideas.
â€˘Â Law enforcement officers place a brick in memory of Zahra Baker in the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 26 memorial.
â€˘Â Catawba County leaders discuss budget issues.