May 9th, 2011
Hickory mail processing center workers have one question in mind for their federal bosses â€” how can closing the Conover facility be a good decision?
"How's it going to work?" asked Katie Racine, postal clerk at the processing center.
Racine said if the U.S. Postal Service closes the processing center located in Conover and moves everything to Greensboro operations, its impossible to have mail delivered on time.
"How is it going to get back in the same amount of time (as it is now)," Racine said. "It's physically impossible, to our beliefs."
Ethan Allen employees Matt Jenkins and Brock Arrowood arrived in Tuscaloosa, Ala., last week with a trailer packed with supplies bought by their fellow employees at the Maiden furniture plant.
The scene they discovered was hard to believe.
"It looked like a bomb had gone off. There was nothing but rubble," Jenkins said. "There were entire areas that were just gone. There was nothing there, but trash, and then right across the road, everything was still intact."
Itâ€™s easy to take for granted the things weâ€™re given in this life.
Iâ€™m not talking about the things we work for and earn in our time on this planet. Iâ€™m not even referring to material possessions weâ€™re born into thanks to the people we spend a lifetime calling â€śparents.â€ť Yes, mom and dad give us a lot in life, but even the material things they obtain and put into our hands come as the fruits of somebodyâ€™s labor somewhere along the way.
They werenâ€™t free.
Getting a traffic ticket in North Carolina can be a serious ordeal. Not only will it affect your driving record, but it will also impact your wallet. In addition to fines and court costs, insurance companies have their own points systems, separate from the DMV's. So your insurance rates could skyrocket for common violations like speeding.
Court visits are a personal inconvenience, and depending on the violation, your privilege to drive may be suspended or revoked.
West Caldwell committed seven errors in Friday's CVAC tournament game. Bunker Hill capitalized.
The Bears scored four runs of those errors and 10 total runs on their way a victory. Pitcher Jacob Shepherd and catcher Tyler Shook had two RBIs each in the win.
Three runs scored for the Bears in the first inning. Cole McGraw walked, Cody Ervin and Jeremy Null reached on errors. All scored later in the inning to make it 3-0.
A boater lost part of his leg Friday morning, after he was thrown from his boat near Lake Norman Marina in Catawba County.
A 33-year-old man was on a boat alone at about 11 a.m. Friday when he made a sharp turn that threw him out of the boat, said Keith Bost, chief for Sherrills Ford-Terrell Fire and Rescue. Bost said the boat was then unmanned and going in circles in the water.
He said the unidentified man tried to dive down to avoid the boat's prop, but his legs got tangled in the motor's part.
Out of 500 North Carolina students, two Newton-Conover High School students were accepted as Teaching Fellows for this year.
"To receive this scholarship, it is just a great feeling," said Rawdon Marroquin, a selected Teaching Fellow. "Out of the nine people from Newton-Conover who applied to get the scholarship, I was one of the two to actually receive it."
Marroquin and Ashley Bandy were NCHS's two Teaching Fellows for this year, which brings each student excitement as they plan to graduate high school and go to college.
Pauline Virginia Killian Kiziah, 95, of Conover, died Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at the Lutheran Home East.
The Kiziah family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover.
Jean Setzer Canipe, 66, of Maiden, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Frye Regional Medical Center. Services will be held Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Goodin-Drum Funeral Home at 2 p.m.
Paramount Automotive Group officially opened Catawba County's only Porsche, Volvo and Volkswagon dealership with a ribbon cutting on Thursday. The newly constructed 10,305 square-foot facility represents the latest innovations for the three automotive brands as well as the family operating the dealership.
Athletes from Mountain View Elementary are 'all abord' for the 2011 Special Olympics at Newton-Conover High School.
The annual event continues throughout Friday and features courageous athletes from schools throughou Ctawba County.
Be sure to see the weekend edition of The O-N-E for more photos of Olympic athletes competing in this special event.