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September 16th, 2010

Maiden Takes On Winless Saint

September 16, 2010

The St. Stephens Indians are optimistic they can find their first win in 2010 on Friday when they host non-conference foe Maiden. Indians head coach Fred Whalen is also “cautiously optimistic” starting quarterback, Tanner Miller, will be on the field for the first time this season.

Miller, who has been sidelined with a back injury since the start of practice, is feeling better and could be a game-time decision for the Indians.

Friday, September 17, 2010

September 16, 2010

Junius Glenn “Coon” Carpenter, 92, of Claremont, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at Abernethy Laurels in Newton. The Carpenter family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover.  

George Theodore Baer, 89, of Claremont, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at his residence. The Baer family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover.  

4-wheelers damage land

September 16, 2010

Unknown four-wheeler riders are causing thousands of dollars in damage to sewer rights of way in Claremont.
Claremont City Council discussed the situation at its Sept. 7 meeting after council member P.J. Stanley spent several hours reviewing the damage with Public Works director Tom Winkler.
“They spin it up, tear it up and mess up our rights of way,” Stanley said in a presentation to council members. “It damages it to the point that it costs thousands in damage to the right of way.”

Mother allegedly steals baby food

September 16, 2010

A mother resorted to violence Wednesday in an attempt to feed her infant child.
Shannon Lee Hawkins, 40, of Hickory, allegedly stole 57 jars of Gerber baby food from Food Lion at 3220 Springs Road NE in Hickory.
According to Hickory Police, Hawkins walked into the grocery store about 10 a.m. Wednesday and put the baby food jars, valued at $36.06, into a bag she carried with her.

Select residents to receive free potassium iodide

September 16, 2010

Catawba County Public Health and Health Departments in Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln and Mecklenburg counties are finalizing plans to make free potassium iodide (KI) available to persons who live or work near the McGuire and Catawba nuclear power plants. 

Constitution Day celebrations

September 16, 2010

Constitution Day activities in Catawba County include the following:

September 15th

Hickory Shuts Down Foard

September 15, 2010

The Hickory Red Tornadoes rode to Fred T. Foard with a 10-game unbeaten streak in tow, and they left with the streak intact. The sixth-ranked Red Tornadoes scored two goals in the second half en route to a 3-0 shutout over the unranked Tigers.

“Foard is a tough place to play, so we knew we were going to be challenged and have to bring our ‘A’ game,” Hickory coach Brian Jillings. “We were going to heave to earn those goals.”

Hickory improved to 10-0-1 this season and 2-0-0 against the Northwestern 3-A/4-A. Foard fell to 6-2-3 overall and 1-1-0 in conference play.

Red Devils Roll On Cavaliers

September 15, 2010

The Newton-Conover Red Devils rolled to a shutout at home Wednesday against conference opponent East Burke. The Red Devils defeated the Cavaliers 5-0 in a soccer match at Newton-Conover and earned their second conference win of the season.

Newton-Conover improved to 2-1-0 against the Catawba Valley 2-A. The Red Devils remain within one game of league-leading West Caldwell.

New teachers at NewArt School

September 15, 2010

There are a lot of new things going on this fall at the NewArt School in Newton.

The school welcomed several new teachers and is set to open a dance studio in October. Michael Ball, who has been a potter for 12 years, started teaching adult and children pottery classes at the NewArt School at the end of August.

“I thought (the NewArt School) might be a good place to make pots,” Ball said. “It’s a real nice facility.”

Greenway expands facilities

September 15, 2010

Ridership on Greenway Public Transportation decreased since fiscal year 2008-09, but the organization is set to spend more than $5 million on facility improvements.

The new facilities, which include maintenance and office buildings, will save the organization $700,000 in the long run, said Ed Clifford, Greenway executive director.

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