September 28th, 2010
A day on the golf course can leave players and spectators tired, sore and in need of some TLC.
The Ensure Classic at Rock Barn presented by Kia Motors kicked off Monday, and The Spa at Rock Barn staff is ready to melt away the stress and tension that often comes after a few days on the golf course.
"Most (spa guests) want to come in and relax after a day on the course," said Teresa Moose, a concierge at The Spa at Rock Barn.
Being in the spotlight isn't something Catawba County Schools Superintendent Dr. Tim Markley prefers. But Monday night, Markley couldn't help but have all eyes on him as he was honored by the school system and board members.
"Dr. Markley loves to work extremely hard, but doesn't like to be in the spotlight," said CCS Board Chairwoman Joyce Spencer.
The man accused in the hit-and-run crash that injured a child had his case continued in court.
Fred Willard Langford, of Catawba, was set to appear in Superior Court on an administrative hearing last week, and his case was continued to Oct. 4.
Langford was indicted June 14 on charges of felony hit and run, driving while license revoked, expired registration and reckless driving.
A thief allegedly broke into a car Monday and stole $45,000 in cash.
According to a Hickory Police incident report, Sanu Babu Silwal, 36, of Morganton, was on his way to deposit cash at a bank when he stopped at the Hickory Sam's Club at 10:22 a.m.
Silwal is a business owner and had $45,000 in cash inside his vehicle when he went inside the store, according to police.
When Silwal returned to his car about 40 minutes later, he found the right rear passenger window of his 2010 Honda CR-V broken and the money missing.
Charles Ralph “Charlie” Christopher, 53, of the Mountain View Community, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, Sept. 27, at Palliative CareCenter & Hospice of Catawba Valley, following a month long stay at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:30–3:45 p.m. at the funeral home.
Emmitt Mitchell, 99, of Taylorsville, died Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, at the Taylorsville House. Adams Funeral Home and cremation service is in charge of arrangements.
Ben Gardner from Alexander Central fired a 35 on the back nine of the Tom Jackson Course to win the Greater Hickory High School Classic. Gardner is one of four area high school golfers to earn a spot on a team in Tuesdayâ€™s Dale Jarrett Shootout.
Fred T. Foard sophomore Christian Carpenter tied for second place one shot behind Gardner with a 36. Tyler Lail from Bunker Hill and Matthew Turner from Hickory High also shot 36 to tie for second place. Alexander Centralâ€™s Zack Burket tied for second place, but he lost a scorecard playoff after the end of the round.
Iâ€™ve often mocked elected officials, appointed leaders, celebrities and other public figures when they insist on using dated head shots in published materials.
Now that the shoe is on my foot, Iâ€™m a little less inclined to rush to judgment.
Laurels to Catawba County citizens who have so much interest in local politics that they organized and presented a candidates forum for political races important to this community. Likewise, laurels to the political candidates who took time to make their platforms known during this great opportunity to reach voters.
Jennifer Bandy and a group of her friends and relatives wanted to learn more about candidates seeking election in Catawba County, so they orchestrated a pair of non-partisan political forums and invited candidates hoping to represent area voters.
Catawba County high school students with a passion for theater arts will have a new option during the next school year.
Catawba County Schools, partnered with The Green Room Community Theatre, will launch the Green Room Academey of Drama, or GRAD program, for county students interested in theatre arts.
"If everyone will embrace it, Newton will be on the verge of a renaissance," said Sylvia Schnople, program director.
Video game contestants traveled from across the state to see who could be the next guitar hero.
Hickory Sunrise Rotary Club held its second annual RotaryRock on Saturday at the Multi-Purpose Center at Catawba Valley Community College. The event enticed a statewide crowd with its rare occurrence, $2,000 in total prize money, and chances to claim being the best at popular Xbox games, such as "Madden 2011," "Guitar Hero III" and "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2."