September 17th, 2010
When Katie Keisler cuts coupons, she cuts costs.
"It basically just started out as just me trying to save money," said Keisler, 22, of Newton. "I was able to get free items, not just cheap, but free."
Keisler's husband was laid off from his job, and Keisler wanted a way to save money without sacrificing community service and charitable giving.
"I thought, 'We need to still be charitable, but how can we do this?'" Keisler said.
A Bunker Hill High School student suffered internal injuries Friday after being run over by a car.
Caleb Hedrick, 15, of Claremont, was riding on the hood of a Toyota Corolla with his cousin Dustin Shook, 16, of Claremont, when the driver stopped suddenly, causing Hedrick to fall off the car, according to witnesses.
Catawba County residents take action and plan two political events to meet candidates running for area offices.
Jennifer Bandy, along with her relatives and other residents, planned two events for the public to meet candidates in an effort to learn more about the people who want to represent the community in various offices.
The Shuford YMCA's Sparkman Community Center became a bargain barn Friday and Saturday to raise money for community programming.
The Adrian L. Shuford Jr. YMCA in Conover held a two-day community yard sale and fundraiser, complete with drastically reduced prices on a wide range of donated items.
Raymond Norman Knight, 69, of Hickory, passed away Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, at Brian Center Hickory-East. A memorial service will be held at Brian Center Hickory-East on Monday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Rick Browning and Pastor Rick Murphy will officiate.
Deborah Jean Nicholson, 62, of Catawba, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, at Palliative CareCenter & Hospice of Catawba Valley. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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 â€ścautiously optimisticâ€ť 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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.