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January 17, 2011

Alfreda Corena Story Crouse, 75, of Lincolnton, passed away Jan. 16, 2011, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.  Gravesude services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Maiden City Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Crowder officiating. Burial will follow in Maiden City Cemetery.

Gene Charles Wilson, 82, of Newton, passed away Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley in Newton.  Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Wilson family.

Board to consider school projects

January 17, 2011

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners will consider several repair and improvement projects at area schools at its meeting today.

These requests for approval include a funding-transfer request for Hickory Career and Arts Magnet High School (HCAM), a classroom-addition project at Webb A. Murray Elementary School and a cafeteria renovation at St. Stephens High School.

Funding for school projects and the debt associated with those projects comes from various sources in the school systems, such as federal stimulus dollars and lottery funding.

Crash sends 3 teens to hospital

January 17, 2011

A two-car collision between a SUV and a sedan Friday in Newton sent three teens to the hospital.

A 2004 Honda and a 2003 Hummer were traveling northbound on Northwest Boulevard about 3 p.m. The Honda, driven by Kayla Michelle Newsome, 17, of Newton, was in the left northbound lane. The Hummer, driven by Claude A. McPherson, 47, of Newton, was in the right northbound lane. Both vehicles were traveling 45 mph, which is the posted speed limit on Northwest Boulevard.

Laurels to warm beds, hot meals "in the Inn"

January 17, 2011

LAURELS
Laurels to a Newton church that is helping to make sure that when winter is at its coldest, there will always be room in the inn.
For the second winter, First Presbyterian Church in Newton has opened its “Room in the Inn” to homeless people who need a warm bed and a hot meal during the coldest nights of the winter season. And there is certainly a need for warm shelter in Newton.

From the publisher: Snow day solution is on the Web

January 17, 2011

Growing up in Alabama, we didn’t get a lot of snow, even during some of the coldest winters.

On the news beat: Take that milk and bread

January 17, 2011

It’s no secret I’m somewhat challenged when it comes to whipping up meals in the kitchen.
My fridge is usually full of microwaveable meals, all the fixins’ for cold sandwiches and diet soda — not exactly the ingredients for a Julia Child-like masterpiece. To say my surname isn’t fitting is an understatement. I’m a disgrace to the Bakers of centuries before who actually cooked for a living.

January 14th

Test-review time

January 14, 2011

After a lengthy break from school, area high school students have at least one day to review and prepare for their end-of-course tests.
Students in Newton-Conover City Schools are scheduled to attend school Saturday with an early release time, and Monday and Tuesday are regular instruction days. David Stegall, NCCS associate superintendent, said those days will be used to review and prepare for students' EOC exams, which start Wednesday.

Picky thieves target Conover cars

January 14, 2011

A two-week larceny string in Conover continues as thieves snatch valuables from unlocked vehicles.
The larcenies started in early January and occurred mostly in the southeast and northeast quadrants of the city.
The latest incident reports from Conover reveal the larcenies continued through Thursday, when at least six reports were filed. Brewer thinks the same people are responsible for all larcenies.
"We've had some past experience with these people," Brewer said.
The first string of larcenies was reported Jan. 3, and a second string happened Jan. 14-16.

Crash flips car

January 14, 2011

Several people were injured Friday after a crash on Northwest Boulevard in Newton left one vehicle flipped upside-down.
The crash occurred about 3 p.m. in front of the old Harris Teeter building.
Newton Police officers confirmed more than one person involved in the crash was transported to the hospital, but victims' names weren't released on the scene.
One car involved in the crash, a Honda Civic, was flipped on its front windshield, scattering glass yards away from the point of impact.

High school sporting events rescheduled

January 14, 2011

After the toll that inclement weather has taken on prep sports in the area, the schedule has been worked out for many of those postponed games.

As of press time, four basketball games have been set for Saturday.
Also scheduled for Saturday are three wrestling matches and one swim meet.

Games, matches and meets scheduled for Friday have also been moved.
Here is the updated schedule:

Saturday

Basketball
Hickory at St. Stephens, 1 p.m.
West Caldwell at Bunker Hill, 2 p.m.
Newton-Conover at South Iredell, 2 p.m.
Maiden at East Burke, 4 p.m. (varsity only)

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