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August 23rd, 2011

Earthquake rocks East Coast

August 23, 2011

WASHINGTON — A 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., shook much of Washington, D.C., and was felt as far north as Rhode Island and New York City and as far south as North Carolina and Alabama.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was 3.7 miles deep. Shaking was felt at the White House and all over the East Coast, as far south as Chapel Hill. Parts of the Pentagon, White House and Capitol were evacuated. The quake was in Mineral, Va., in Louisa County.

Immediately after the earthquake, social media networks exploded with activity.

Conover Couple Creates Home For Art Teachers

August 23, 2011

Some people would look at the building on 1717 Highland Ave NE in Hickory and just see an old building, but Jeff and Carol Anne Hartman see much more.

“It’s an old house, so it’s not super fancy,” Carol Anne said. “It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of a new building, but it has charm and character of a space where you just want to soak in everything that’s been there for the last 70 years and let it create something.”

Help in a time of need

August 23, 2011

Davey Glover loves his job.

He’s a data analyst at Shurtape Technologies in Hickory, and has worked for the company for more than 35 years.

But after being diagnosed with Lou Gherig’s Disease last year, Davey can’t talk, can barely walk, and will have to stop working Aug. 31.

Though he is weak and on a feeding tube now, friends, family and colleagues say Davey “was one of a kind,” “a marvelous man,” and a significant member of his church and community.

Love-N-Care

August 23, 2011

Sam Christopher, 3, plays with a toy car on Monday inside the newly-opened Love-N-Care Child Development Center (CDC) in Conover.

August 22nd

St. Stephens improves to 3-0 with win

August 23, 2011

The St. Stephens volleyball team won its third match of the season, but Maiden didn’t make it easy on them.

After winning the first two games 25-14 and 25-19, the Lady Indians (3-0) fought tooth-and-nail with Maiden (0-1) for the third and deciding game.

St. Stephens persevered past the Blue Devils to win the game and match, 29-27.

“The last game was a nail-biter,” said Lady Indians coach Denise Mullins. “I am really proud. All the girls really showed their ability. They showed how hard they came to play.”

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

August 22, 2011

Oscar Wilson, “Sonnie Boy,” 53, of Newton passed away Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011 at Catawba Valley Medical Center.  Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Wilson family.

Rosemary Elaine Warren Holt, 64, of Newton went to her eternal home Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011 at Carillon Assisted Living in Newton.  Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Holt family.

Maiden relaxes sign rules

August 22, 2011

More political and sandwich board signs may be popping up around Maiden after officials passed a new signage ordinance this week.
 

“We found problems that (the old ordinance) wasn’t meeting the needs of the citizens.

It wasn’t allowing newer types of signs to be used,” Schultz said. “We tried to make it easier to understand for the regular person. We don’t always want to be doing enforcement, and we want people to read it, understand it and have a good ordinance in the end.”

August 20th

A new era begins with Tigers win

August 20, 2011

The Fred T. Foard Tigers’ roaring start on offense ended up being too much for the N. Lincoln Knights from just across the border Friday night.

The Tigers defeated the Knights 25-6 on Friday, marking the team’s first win since Oct. 23, 2009.

The Tigers starting running back was the key to the team’s strong offense in the first half. The 190-pound Tre Robinson overpowered the Knights smaller defensive backs in the first quarter and lived up to expectations in a big way – rushing for 102 yards and three touchdowns in the first quarter alone.

Game plan shift keys power attack, victory

August 20, 2011

After playing to a 0-0 halftime tie, Bandys turned to a “fireplug” to fuel their offensive attack.

On the heels of a three-touchdown night by junior tailback Devan Davis, the Trojans scored four second half-touchdowns to secure a 28-7 win over St. Stephens.

“He’s a great runner,” Bandys coach Randy Lowman said of Davis. “We have three great tailbacks. Young started the game, but he plays defense for us full-time. So we have Tewon Smith, and Davis is the little fireplug in the bunch that goes north and south, which is what you want when you go under center.”

Lincolnton Wolves rip Maiden Blue Devils

August 20, 2011

A broken wishbone usually means good luck, but in Maiden’s football game Friday against Lincolnton, it was anything, but favorable.

The Blue Devils (0-1) racked up 179 rushing yards in the implemented wishbone offense, but only 43 of those were tallied in the second half. Maiden lost its opener to Lincolnton, 35-10.

Quarterback Matt Johnson was held to 2-of-8 passing for 10 yards. His most viable contribution to the team was the running game, where he rushed 15 times for 89 yards.

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