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June 3rd, 2011
A four-car accident in the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 near exit 136 left four people injured Friday.
One man was critically injured in the accident and was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte via MedCenter Air helicopter. The other three drivers suffered non-life threatening injuries, with one man and woman taken to Catawba Valley Medical Center in road units, said Claremont Fire Chief Gary Sigmon.
Catawba County commissioners approved several changes to their proposed budget that will increase their anticipated financial plan by about $93,500.
After listening to lobbying comments from two county citizens during a public hearing Thursday, the board decided to fund a secretarial position in the countyâs Cooperative Extension office, as well as three other budget areas.
St. Stephens Elementary School students are singing and dancing about the benefits of making healthy lifestyle decisions.
On Friday, a collection of fifth and sixth grade students from St. Stephens asked their fellow classmates âHow Fit are You?â during an original musical written by the schoolâs music teacher, June Robison.
The purpose of the song and dance numbers is simpleâeducation â a theme outlined in the musicalâs final number âYouâve Got the Power:"
"Youâve got the power this very hour
to make healthy choices every day.
Responsibility and self control,
One man is dead and a woman injured after an early morning Hickory shooting.
Eric Lynn Icenhour, 25, of Alexander County, was pronounced dead on the scene after Hickory Police responded to the shooting in the 900 block of Second Street Southwest in the area of Blue Ridge Heights apartments. Icenhour and an unidentified woman were riding in a car at about 2:45 a.m. Friday when both were shot.
The woman was injured in the shooting, but was treated and released from the hospital.
Hickory Police are investigating.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) â A federal grand jury charged two-time presidential candidate John Edwards on Friday with soliciting and covering up the secret spending of more than $925,000 to hide his mistress and their baby during the peak of his 2008 campaign for the White House.
The grand jury's indictment in the case of USA v. Johnny Reid Edwards contained six counts, including conspiracy, four counts of receiving illegal campaign contributions and one count of false statements.
One man is dead and a woman is injured after an early morning Hickory shooting.
Hickory Police said the shooting happened at about 2:45 a.m. Friday in the 900 block of Second Street Southwest. A male in his 20s was pronounced dead on the scene. A woman was injured, but has since been treated and released from the hospital.
Hickory Police are investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Hickory Police Department at (828)-328-5551.
Earlier this year, the Jones Fish Camp restaurant in Denver offered an âorange barrel specialâ every weekend.
The dinner deal, which changed frequently, played off the bright orange traffic barrels that lined Jonesâ parking lot because of widening construction to the adjacent new N.C. 16 highway.
âWeâre going to make the best of it, even if we lose a few parking spaces,â said Garrett Goodson, owner and president of Jones Fish Camp.
Catawba County Fire Marshals are investigating a fire that took four area departments to put out Thursday.
âWhen the first engine arrived on the scene, it was fully engulfed in flames,â said Catawba Fire Department Chief Donald Robinson. âA neighbor saw smoke in the area, and then saw the (mobile) home on fire.â
The fire started at an abandoned mobile home on Maggie Road in Catawba.
Firefighters from Catawba, Bandys, Sherrills Ford and Claremont fire departments helped put out the âfully involvedâ fire that consumed much of the home.
Conover was one of 26 state municipalities to receive a grant for its Conover Station park.
State officials announced the award of $7.6 million in grants from the N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund. Conover received $333,744, from the grant program.
"I want to thank our staff for preparing such a great grant application," said Conover Mayor pro Tem Kyle Hayman. "Conover was competing with 80 grant applications across the state and only 26 received funding. I think this says a lot about our project, and I appreciate our state officials for recognizing the value of Conover Station."
After tweaking budget numbers the past two weeks, Newton City Council is preparing to consider a budget plan that will leave property taxes, and water and sewer rates unchanged for the year ahead.
The $40 million budget for fiscal year 2011-12 will also provide a 1 percent cost-of-living increase for city employees, although it will also make dental insurance optional and raise other health insurance rates on employees' dependents. The proposed budget will increase electric customers' rates 5.5. percent.