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June 3rd, 2011

Students ask classmates ‘How Fit Are You?’

June 3, 2011

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 “How Fit are You?” during an original musical written by the school’s music teacher, June Robison.

The purpose of the song and dance numbers is simple—education — a theme outlined in the musical’s final number “You’ve Got the Power:"

"You’ve got the power this very hour
to make healthy choices every day.

Responsibility and self control,

Man identified in Hickory murder

June 3, 2011

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.

BREAKING: John Edwards charged in felony indictment

June 3, 2011

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — 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 dead in early morning shooting

June 3, 2011

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.

Emotions mixed on NC 16 project

June 3, 2011

Earlier this year, the Jones Fish Camp restaurant in Denver offered an “orange barrel special” every weekend.
The dinner deal, which changed frequently, played off the bright orange traffic barrels that lined Jones’ parking lot because of widening construction to the adjacent new N.C. 16 highway.
“We’re going to make the best of it, even if we lose a few parking spaces,” said Garrett Goodson, owner and president of Jones Fish Camp.

June 2nd

Catawba fire being investigated

June 2, 2011

Catawba County Fire Marshals are investigating a fire that took four area departments to put out Thursday.

“When the first engine arrived on the scene, it was fully engulfed in flames,” said Catawba Fire Department Chief Donald Robinson. “A neighbor saw smoke in the area, and then saw the (mobile) home on fire.”

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 “fully involved” fire that consumed much of the home.

Conover gets $333K grant for Conover Station park

June 2, 2011

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."

Newton to consider $40M budget

June 2, 2011

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.

Elisa pleads 'not guilty' to federal drug charges

June 2, 2011

A North Carolina woman charged with killing her 10-year-old disabled stepdaughter has pleaded not guilty to unrelated drug charges in federal court.

U.S. Magistrate David Kessler on Thursday ordered that 42-year-old Elisa Baker be held without bond. No trial date has been set.

Prosecutors say Baker distributed and planned to distribute drugs including oxycodone and hydrocodone between 2006 and 2010. They also say she conspired with others to distribute drugs.

Baker faces seven counts. Conviction on all the charges could bring a prison sentence of up to 140 years.

Reuse warehouse provides lifelong opportunities

June 2, 2011

At first glance, the ReSource warehouse at 451 11th St. NW looks like an immense compilation of random stuff.

Along one aisle, hundreds of multi-colored fabrics line the shelves next to leather and vinyl straps. Turning to the right, you will see a multitude of glass ranging from fine stem ware to broken plates and bowls. Turn once more and you will find a complete collection of top-notch latex paints along with an on-site paint mixer.

The array of miscellaneous items goes on forever.

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