Archive - May 25, 2012 - News Article
Events to salute our nation's veterans lead off the week ahead in Catawba County.
Memorial Day activities are planned in Hickory, Conover and Claremont.
For more details on those and other happenings in the county this week, read on.
Fred T. Foard defeated North Iredell 2-0 Friday night to clinch the 3A West Regional softball title.
The Lady Tigers plated two runs on a sixth-inning homer by Ashley Oliver in the victory, Foard's second over North Iredell in as many nights.
Foard now faces C.B. Aycock or Western Alamance in a best-of-three state championship series June 1-2.
Church congregations from across the nation are cancelling Sunday services and heading to Newton to protest local pastor Charles Worley.
Organizers of a demonstration against Worley’s anti-gay comments say at least 1,500 people will protest at the Catawba County Justice Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
For the second time in two years, Newton is without a street sweeper after fires rendered the equipment useless.
Now, city leaders are hoping to invest $40,000 into a replacement so Newton can comply with state and federal stormwater control rules until a new street sweeper can be bought in 2014.
Claremont is accepting applications for the inaugural P.J. Stanley Memorial Scholarship.
The city organized the scholarship after the passing of former Claremont city councilman, police officer and rescuer James â€śP.J.â€ť Stanley.
Stanley, who was a 30-year veteran of the Claremont police department and rescue squad, died Sept. 21, 2011, after a short battle with leukemia.
The following citizens were convicted of felony offenses in Catawba County court this week:
* Brian Todd Hieb, 41, of Sherrills Ford, was convicted of felony second-degree murder and driving while impaired and was sentenced to 94-122 months in the Division of Adult Correction.