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September 23rd, 2010

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September 23, 2010

Billy “Mark” Sigmon, 50, of Maiden, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, at Catawba Valley Medical Center of a possible blood clot to the lungs. The family will receive friends, prior to the service, Saturday, Sept. 25, from 10–10:45 a.m. at Burke Mortuary Chapel in Maiden.

Dorcas Priscilla Carpenter Gabriel, 85, of Newton, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, at Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley in Newton. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Gabriel family.

Tigers Pounce On Pioneers

September 23, 2010

The Fred T. Foard Tigers found themselves in a familiar position Wednesday — needing a goal to win a match. They got that crucial goal from Jason Smith in the closing minutes of a conference match at home against the Watauga Pioneers.

The game-winning goal was Smith’s second of the night and gave the Tigers a 2-1 victory at home. Smith scored the Tigers’ first goal of the night in the 22nd minute on a shot seven yards outside the penalty box.

N-C Soccer Falls; Hickory Tennis Tops Saint

September 23, 2010

Draughn rode the momentum of two first-half goals in a 2-1 win Wednesday over Newton-Conover. Toua Xiong scored in the 9th minute on a mishandled ball in the box, and Jacob Crisp added an insurance goal in the 27th minute on a crossing pass from Aaron Yang.

Newton-Conover got on the board in the second half with a goal by Christian Marinero off a rebounded shot from Franklin Wepner. The Red Devils had an 8-6 shot advantage in the loss, and a 6-3 advantage on corner kicks.

The Red Devils are now 3-2 against the Catawba Valley 2-A, and the Wildcats improved to 4-1.

September 22nd

What's next for 9-1-1

September 22, 2010

Catawba County residents will be better protected with the implementation in the coming months of a new 9-1-1 program.  
Next Generation 9-1-1 technology allows operators and responders to better serve citizens during an emergency situation, said Terry Bledsoe, chief information officer.
"(A car accident) generates a lot of calls to our 9-1-1 center, and that ties up lines," Bledsoe said. "We hope to remedy that with Next Generation 9-1-1."

Newton explores new requirements for developers

September 22, 2010

Newton planners want to increase requirements for developers creating residential subdivisions inside the city.
Proposals to require more open space, roads and sidewalks in sub-divisions, met mixed responses from Newton City Council members, however.
“We don’t have developers coming in and knocking down the door to build on all the land we have,” said Newton Mayor Robert Mullinax. “It is hard for me to swallow tightening the requirements when we don’t have people that want to develop.”

Conover School gets helping hand

September 22, 2010

One hundred dollars can buy 200 glue sticks, about 160 juice boxes or 450 colored pencils.
Ten teachers at Conover School must decide how to spend $100 in the classroom after they received $100 gift cards from the Conover Wal-Mart.
"It was for no other reason but because they appreciated what we do," said Conover School Principal Betsy Rosenbalm.

Board honors Markley

September 22, 2010

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners honored Catawba County Superintendent Dr. Tim Markley with a Distinguished Public Service award.
Markley is leaving Catawba County effective Sept. 30 to be superintendent of New Hanover County Schools.
"I leave knowing that there's good people here after I'm gone," Markley said.
He commended the strong working partnership between county government and Catawba County Schools.
"I can only hope that the partnership (in New Hanover County) is as strong as we have here," he said.

Bed bugs bite

September 22, 2010

They bite, multiply and can be in your bed tonight.
Bed bugs live in cracks and crevices of mattresses, box springs and couches, and they come out to feed at night.
"People realize they've got bed bugs most of the time when they're bitten," said Earl Fulbright, president of Fulbright Pest Control, located on West A Street in Newton. "People will also find small red dots of blood on their bed sheets from
bed bug bites."

Thursday, September 23, 2010

September 22, 2010

Rachel Allen Hunsucker, 80, of Covington, Ky., and formerly of Conover, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood, Ky. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 9:30-11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Jeffrey (Jeff) Keenan Sigmon, 55, of Granite Falls, formerly of Claremont, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, at the Brian Center in Hickory, following a period of declining health. The family will receive friends from 2–3 p.m. prior to the service.

Beware of the beasties that bite

September 22, 2010

Catawba Science Center's Carpenter Hall is crawling with lice, bedbugs, ticks, leeches and other creatures that eat blood.
While it isn't “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” beware of the beasties that bite at Catawba Science Center. Giant blood suckers are launching an invasion, and Carpenter Hall is crawling with lice, bedbugs, ticks, leeches, fleas and other creatures that eat blood.
Explore the science of what’s eating you in a new, skin-crawling exhibit, “Attack of the Bloodsuckers!” now open at CSC.

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