October 29th, 2010
Margaret Sparkman, also known as The Gourd Lady, will appear tonight on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno show.
The show starts at 11 p.m., and this is the second time Sparkman will appear on the Jay Leno show.
Also, don't miss Sparkman on The Today Show on Monday.
Itâ€™s time for the main event. After weeks of anticipation, the biggest game in the Catawba Valley 2-A this season will kickoff Friday when Newton-Conover travels to South Iredell. Both teams enter the game 9-0 overall and 5-0 in conference play. The winner will most likely be the 2010 CVAC champion.
â€śThe game should be a good one,â€ť Vikings head coach Scott Miller said. â€śWeâ€™re happy to be battling Newton-Conover for the championship, because they are a good, well-coached football team.â€ť
Helen Brooks, millinery shopkeeper, was one of many volunteers at Hart Square. Many of the volunteers are skilled in an art or craft.
Two dollars and 25 cents is a lot of money for an 8-year-old boy.
South Newton Elementary School third-grader Brendan Young raised $2.25 in August during Soldiers Reunion by selling popsicles to ease the summer heat.
Instead of keeping the hard-earned cash to himself, he donated it to Newton-Conover City Schools' backpack program, which ensures no student goes without food when school isn't in session.
"It gives me that feeling that I feel good for doing it," Brendan said of his donation.
Search crews returned Thursday to the house of a missing child, continuing an almost 3-week-old search for information about the girl's whereabouts.
Maj. Clyde Deal, with the Hickory Police Department, said investigators returned Thursday to the home of Zahra Baker, at 21 21st Ave. NW in Hickory, to search for evidence.
Deal said new information in the investigation led crews to search the site again, but he wouldn't elaborate about what crews are looking for.
The National Weather service confirmed Wednesday evening what Claremont residents already knew: a tornado touched down Tuesday in the city.
The tornado hit about 7:45 p.m. one mile southwest of Claremont to one mile northeast of Claremont.
The tornado track started at Progressive Furniture on Penny Road and continued until the storm disbanded half a mile northeast of Centennial Boulevard on the northeast side of Claremont.
According to the NWS, the tornado reached speeds of 110 mph. It had a path of two miles, and a maximum width of 100 yards.
Jane Coley Sigmon, 76, of Newton, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba County. The Sigmon family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Willis Reynolds Home and Crematory Services in Newton.
Richard E. "Dick" Dawson, 82, of Madison, Miss., formerly of Newton and Hickory, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home and Crematory in Newton.
Lenoir-Rhyne kicker Colin Corpe is having a special week. Corpe garnered two awards for his performance Saturday in the Bearsâ€™ home win, their first since 2006, over Tusculum.
Corpe won the South Atlantic Conferenceâ€™s Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday, and on Wednesday he won the D2Football.comâ€™s weekly special teams player award.
Corpe made four field goals Saturday, including a career-long, 47-yard kick, and two extra points scoring 14 points in Lenoir-Rhyneâ€™s 34-31 win.