August 26th, 2011
Multiple wrecks in Newton left one woman dead and three others injured Friday.
Marie P. Hewitt, of Newton, was killed in a two-car t-bone collision at the intersection of N.C. 16 and Burris Road Friday morning.
Hewitt was heading west on Burris Road and approached a stop sign at the intersection of N.C. 16. Â After pulling away from the stop sign, Hewittâ€™s 1989 Ford Escort was struck on the right side by a 2010 Chrysler mini-van driven by Danny Mosteller, of Hildebran, said Newton Police Maj. Kevin Yarborough.
When the sun sets in the summer, trees chew up light and spit out shadows. It is a phenomenon, for humans, that creates a natural nestling place.
â€¨We seek the shade. Naturally. To â€śsurvive the heat,â€ť as some say.
â€¨On Tuesday, I found myself ambling awkwardly through a gravel parking lot toward a short tree providing enough shade for four strangers. They sat or stood 100 yards from the Salvation Army headquarters in Hickory.
They didnâ€™t look welcoming, but not intimidating either, exchanging laughs and smiles and joking about something or other. Â
In a match-up of two rookie quarterbacks likely to start for their respective teams this season, Cincinnatiâ€™s Andy Dalton stole the show.
Dalton completed 11-of-17 passes for 130 yards and a touchdown, leading the Bengals to their first victory of the preseason.
Panthersâ€™ rookie Cam Newton played through the third quarter of Thursdayâ€™s game, completing 6-of-19 passes for 75 yards. He also rushed for a team-high 49 yards on four carries.
Newton opened the gameâ€™s scoring at the 6:27 mark in the first quarter with a 16-yard run. The score gave the Panthers a 7-0 lead.
After dropping a season-opener against Forbush, the Fred T. Foard volleyball team is on a roll.
The Lady Tigers (4-1, 1-0) won their fourth straight volleyball match Thursday with a 25-14, 25-16, 25-13 win against the visiting Lincolnton Lady Wolves.
â€śThis was the best weâ€™ve played this season,â€ť said Foard coach Alison Yount. â€śThey played like a real volleyball team. I was proud of them. They did a really great job.â€ť
Leading the way for the Lady Tigers were Olivia Purvis and Madison Hayes, who had seven kills each.
Burglars broke into a Conover pharmacy with a bag full of tools, but left with only their wrists wrapped in steel.
â€¨Police arrested two men early Wednesday morning after they broke a window to the Medicap Pharmacy in Conover and were found with a bag full of burglary tools.
The Warlong Glove Building in Conover seamlessly blends the old and new.
Inside, century-old brick and mortar shape around giant, arching windows that replicate glass panes familiar to manufacturing buildings of old.
Upstairs, wood creaks and rolls with the footâ€™s gait, but reinforced support beams below ensure a steady floor. The buildingâ€™s new elevator is only 6 inches from where it shuttled passengers in the early 1930s. Â Â
In a match up of heavyweights in 2A soccer, Newton-Conover came up on the â€śshort end of the stick.â€ť
The Red Devils (3-1-1) gave up two early goals to Shelby (3-0-0) in the first half and surrendered three goals in the second half during a four-minute span on their way to a 6-1 loss.
â€śI think early in the season, we needed this,â€ť said N-C coach Angelo Palozzi. â€śWe had a good week last week beating AC Reynolds, Hickory and tying East Lincoln. I think this shows us where we are now and where we need to be.â€ť
Nelson Lee Clark, 53, of Newton passed away Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 at Catawba Valley Medical Center due to a motorcycle accident. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Clark family.
David Clarence Penley, 56, of Claremont passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. The Penley family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover.
The roar of school bus engines and the sight of children climbing aboard the "big cheese" marks the start of another school year.
However, as Catawba County Schools sends nearly 250 school buses to serve the county's three school systems, the overseer of school transportation in the county is forced to do more with less.
For the past ten years, Nelson Clarkâ€™s life has revolved around Harley Davidson.
He loved to ride, but not just for himself. Every year, Clark rode in charity events and fundraisers, including an annual even for kids at Conover School.
â€śHe did the Christmas toy run every winter and was always involved in charities,â€ť said Ginger Mitchell, Clarkâ€™s sister.
On Tuesday, Clark was killed in a traffic accident doing the thing he loved most â€“ riding his Harley. Â
Clark, of Newton, was killed after his motorcycle hit a car that failed to stop for a red light.