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October 1st, 2010

Hickory Puts Hurtin' On Foard

October 2, 2010

The Hickory Red Tornadoes controlled their game from the start Friday at Fred T. Foard. Hickory won the opening coin toss, elected to receive, and their offense quickly went to work.

Hickory scored on its first two drives and led 14-0 in the first 3 minutes of the game. It rode a wave of offense and used a tight defense Friday night to earn a 53-13 win over Foard.

“It was a good win for us, and this is something we’ve been waiting on for a while,” said Hickory head coach John Worley. 

N-C Still Unbeaten

October 2, 2010

After winning 21 straight games at Gurley Stadium and five straight games in the 2010 season, Newton-Conover found itself in unfamiliar territory early Friday night.

At halftime, the visiting Bandys Trojans led 10-7 over the Red Devils.

“I guess we thought we were going to go out there and walk the dog on them, and that definitely didn’t happen,” said Newton-Conover running back Octavius Harden. “They made us play hard in this game.”

But after trailing at the game’s midway point, Newton-Conover scored 14 unanswered points to secure a 21-10 victory and maintain an unbeaten season.

Tuttle PTO receives national award

October 1, 2010

Tuttle Elementary School has a nationally recognized Parent Teacher Organization.
The Tuttle Elementary PTO was selected as runner-up in PTO Today's 2010 Parent Group of the Year.
The Tuttle PTO applied for the award to honor PTOs who excelled through adversity without sacrificing programming for students and teachers.
"A lot of our families have fallen on hard times," said Laura Taylor, who was Tuttle PTO vice president for the 2009-10 school year. "It's 30 minutes for us to get to a bigger city. We were struggling."

Isenhower could fill empty seat

October 1, 2010

There could be a new face on the Catawba County Board of Commissioners weeks before the general election.
County Commissioners will consider appointing Randy Isenhower, a candidate for the Board of Commissioners in the Nov. 2 election, to fill the vacated seat of Glenn Barger. Barger resigned from the board to become Catawba County Schools interim superintendent.
"I'm excited for the vote of confidence from the Board," Isenhower said. "It's an honor, and I'm very excited to serve."

Boy survives after shooting himself in head

October 1, 2010

A 10-year-old boy is in stable condition Friday after shooting himself in the head.
The boy, whose name was not released, was alone at 4:45 p.m. Thursday at his home on Rifle Range Road near Conover when he found a .32 revolver in a dresser drawer, said Catawba County Chief Deputy Coy Reid.
The gun did not have a lock on it at the time of the incident, and Reid said he didn't know if the gun was loaded when the boy found it.

How much is The Classic worth?

October 1, 2010

The Ensure Classic at Rock Barn presented by Kia Motors is bringing the green to Catawba County.
More than 80,000 people are expected to attend the tournament, and those spectators bring more to the region than simply an interest in golf - they bring money.
"We think it's the single largest tourism draw in the region," said Bebe Leitch, Hickory-Conover Tourism Development Authority executive director.

Weekend of October 2-4, 2010

October 1, 2010

Ruth Thomas Prince, 92, of Conover, died Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at Palliative CareCenter & Hospice of Catawba Valley. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover.

Grady Jay Shepherd Jr., 90, of Burlington, died Sept. 29, 2010. Condolences may be offered to www.richandthompson.com.

TEE TIME IN CONOVER

October 1, 2010

Bernhard Langer comes into this week’s tournament with a substantial lead in the Charles Schwab Cup. He comes into this week’s tournament looking to increase that lead.

“My game is good right now,” Langer said Thursday. “It’s been good all year, and I really had a very good summer.”

September 30th

CCS' survey deadline approaches

September 30, 2010

The search for a new Catawba County Schools superintendent is under way.
Advertisements for the available position were posted Sept. 7, and the application deadline is Nov. 22. The CCS Board of Education hired the N.C. School Board Association to accept applications and serve as a hub for the search.
Meanwhile, CCS employees and community members are asked to complete an online survey, which was posted Sept. 7 on the CCS website at www.catawbaschools.net.

NCCS approves $31.5M budget

September 30, 2010

Newton-Conover City Schools Board of Education approved its $31.5 million budget during a Monday work session at Central Office.
The 2010-11 budget was a slight increase from last year's $30 million budget. The increase was not related to the school system receiving additional funding, according to Carmen Houston, NCCS finance director.
Houston said additional money showing up in this year's budget is the remaining federal money received last year for the Education Job Fund, which is to pay school-based salaries.

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