Archive - News Article
October 17th, 2014
Many may know him by his pressed shirt, matching tie and professional demeanor, but students within the Newton-Conover City Schools (N-CCS) district know him as someone entirely different â Math Man.
HICKORY, N.C. â Charter Business is hosting the first-ever Tech Expo for business owners across Catawba, Burke, Lincoln, Watauga, Alexander, Wilkes and Caldwell counties.
The conditions were perfectly aligned for tornado activity in Catawba County and the surrounding areas on Tuesday afternoon. A watch issued in the morning had everyone, including local schools, on high alert for the day.
Tommy Luckadoo, Vice President of Adams Commercial Real Estate services, hopes to take on another role as a member of the Catawba County School Board.
Luckadoo, 51, grew up in Forest City N.C. where he graduated from East Rutherford High School in 1981. Luckadoo moved to Hickory in 1989 to continue working for as the District Director for Congressman Cass Ballenger.
Mike Helms has resigned as the head coach of the Hickory High School football team.
Dr. Walter Hart, superintendent of Hickory Public Schools, released a statement Wednesday at 3:16 p.m. about Helmâs status as Hickory High football coach.
Sylvia K. Ray is North Carolina's newest member of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. The former managing editor of The Observer News Enterprise was surprised with the award during Tuesdayâs Rotary meeting.The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is awarded by the governor as the state's highest civilian honor.
Katheryn Harlan was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003, causing a double mastectomy and a burst in her motivation for a cure.
Harlan began raising money in benefit of a cure in 2005 when she partnered with the Susan G. Komen foundation to insure that the money that her project raised was going to be used appropriately. Harlan continued her partnership with Komen through 2006.
Newton Police Chief Don Brown will be tacking on some more responsibility as he takes over one of the open seats on the Catawba County Schools Board of Education.
After a heated primary and runoff election, Burke County Attorney David Learner is gearing up to take the District Attorney seat for the 25th prosecutorial district â serving Catawba, Burke and Caldwell counties. He will be unopposed on the ballot in November.
Congressman Patrick McHenry made a stop in Newton Monday afternoon to drop off a check â the largest heâs awarded in his 10 years in Congress.
âThis is a major thing,â McHenry said while presenting the check at the 1924 Courthouse in Newton. âItâs the largest Fire Assistance Grant Iâve ever awarded.â