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April 28th, 2011

Shubert, Tigers retire eight of final nine batters

April 28, 2011

With two runners on base against them, one out and leading 4-2 in the top of the fifth inning, the Fred T. Foard softball team huddled.

“We just wanted to get re-composed,” said Foard coach Jennifer Cook. “We had let Draughn make a run in the same spot of the order earlier in the game. We helped them into scoring position with uncharacteristic errors. I just kind of reminded of what we needed to do. We needed to take care of the girl at the plate without allowing a score and take care of the next two batters.”

The Lady Tigers (14-3) did just that and more.

Driver still in critical condition

April 28, 2011

The 20-year-old driver in Tuesday's fatal accident is still in critical condition.
A N.C. Highway Patrol spokeswoman said Tyler Scott Good, of Newton, was listed in critical condition Thursday at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
Good was driving a Mitsubishi Eclipse at 3:48 a.m. Tuesday when he lost control of his car, flipped and hit a tree on Mt. Beulah Road in Sherrills Ford. Also in the car with Good was passenger 17-year-old Jordan Bone, of Sherrills Ford, and back-seat passenger Michael Brandon Davis, 18, of Denver.

Friday, April 29, 2011

April 28, 2011

Joe Carroll Carter, 78, of Taylorsville, died Tuesday, March 26, 2011, at his residence.  The Carter family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover. 

Margaret Frye Fisher, 91, of the Lutheran Home East in Hickory, formerly of Newton, died Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at the Lutheran Home.  The Fisher family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.
 

Council considers café at Station

April 28, 2011

Conover City Council considered an area prospect as a café owner in Conover Station during a recent meeting.

City Manager Donald Duncan Jr. gave a brief presentation to council members at a Monday meeting highlighting a 10-foot-by-10-foot area on the third floor of Conover Station, which officials hope will hold a café.

Duncan said several months ago, the city planning department was approached by a Hickory woman and her husband about opening a coffee shop in Conover. The couple was not identified at the meeting because consideration is not finalized.

Friends remember teen's dreams

April 28, 2011

Jeremy Lee Truitt's dream car was a 1987 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z.

"He loved cars," said Randy Bowman, owner of Heritage Storage/Motors.

"That was just his dream car."

Recalling Truitt's dream car is one of many memories flowing through the minds of Bowman and his wife Pat on Thursday.

Truitt's boss said he was well-liked and a hard-working employee.

"You couldn't ask for a better kid," said Brian McRee, owner of Brookford Cafe and Catering.

Many mourned, including the Bowmans, who feel like they lost a son.

City 'shakes up' annual Unity Day

April 28, 2011

Celebrating diversity and unity is nothing new for Newton, but as the city began planning this year's Unity Day it decided the annual event needed a little something extra.

"We are trying to do something a little different," said Newton Mayor Robert Mullinax, who is chair of the Newton Human Relations Council, which organizes Unity Day. "We wanted to try to shake it up and make it a more festive atmosphere."

This year's Unity Day event is set for Saturday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., at Southside Park, and it promises musical entertainment, food and fun.

The event is free to the public.

John Coffey knows the score

April 28, 2011

After 11 years in New York City, noted pianist, musical director and musician John Coffey returns to Catawba County.
Coffey spent 22 years in Catawba County before he moved to New York, but he returned often enough to stay connected to his friends and the arts.
While in New York, he met many professional musicians, which is one reason he moved to the Big Apple.
“I went to New York to work with as many professional musicians as I could, and I did,” Coffey said.

A Place for Peace

April 28, 2011

    A new non-profit organization aims to turn one of Hickory’s downtown business spaces into one of its most peaceful places.
    The Minetta Lane Center for Arts and Peace is currently renovating and rehabilitating the former Hickory News building on Union Square. When complete, the facility will become a gallery space, a performance place and an area where adults and children can learn.

April 27th

Bunker Hill tops Hickory to win Classic title

April 28, 2011

Despite falling behind 1-0 against Hickory, the Bunker Hill baseball team “Shook” it off, literally.

The Bears (23-0) came back with an offensive onslaught, led by catcher Tyler Shook, to capture their second straight Catawba County Easter Baseball Classic on Wednesday.

Shook had a four-RBI performance, including a two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning. Jacob Shepherd added two RBIs in the victory.

Passenger released from hospital after fatal crash

April 27, 2011

A passenger in a fatal accident was released from the hospital.
Michael Brandon Davis, 18, of Denver, was released from Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte on Tuesday night. Davis was a back-seat passenger in a single-car accident early Tuesday morning that killed 17-year-old Jordan Bone, of Sherrills Ford.
Davis was ejected from the vehicle after driver 20-year-old Tyler Scott Good, of Newton, was going about 70 mph on Mt. Beulah Road in Sherrills Ford at 3:48 a.m. Tuesday. The speed limit is 45 mph on the road.

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