September 22nd, 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.
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."
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.
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.
Catawba County is under a warning for a strong thunderstorm through 4 p.m.
According to the National Weather Service, a strong thunderstorm was 4 miles southeast of Long View moving southeast at 5 mph. This storm is expected to head towards Newton bringing brief heavy rainfall, small hail and wind gusts of 40-50 mph.
St. Stephens found itself in a hole Tuesday after a conference match against rival Hickory. The Indians lost the first game 25-23 to the Red Tornadoes, but it rallied to win the next three games and rolled to 3-1 win at home against Hickory.
â€śAll the girls still saw Hickory on the front of the jerseys, then half way through the first game, they said itâ€™s just volleyball,â€ť St. Stephens coach Lauren McLelland said. â€śThey have heart, and thatâ€™s something Iâ€™m proud of. They have heart.â€ť
Newton-Conoverâ€™s Cameron Shuford, left, is this weekâ€™s recipient of WNNCâ€™s Golden Helmet Award presented by Coca-Cola.
Shuford, pictured with head coach Nick Bazzle, caught three touchdown passes Friday from quarterback Adonis Hewitt in a 48-14 win at home over the Fred T. Foard Tigers. The senior also had an interception in the non-conference win as well.
East Burke 3, Bunker Hill 0
Bunker Hill lost its conference match Tuesday against the East Burke Cavaliers. The Bears dropped to 2-6 against the Catawba Valley 2-A and 3-9 overall.
Catawba County needs support and guidance amidst shrinking budgets and expanding unemployment, and candidates for office say they're the guidance citizens need.
Local candidates for Catawba County Board of Education, District Attorney, Catawba County Sheriff, North Carolina Senate and the North Carolina House of Representatives spoke with voters Tuesday during an election forum at St. John's Lutheran Church in Conover.
The possibility of new tax values has some citizens concerned about higher taxes and big government.
The Catawba County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing at its Monday meeting for citizens to express their thoughts on the proposed Schedule of Values, Standards and Rules, which helps determine the county's property values for its 2011 property revaluation.
Lisa Bumgarner, of Conover, spoke at the public hearing and expressed her concern with what she said is a trend toward increasing governmental involvement.
Darrell Johnson is taking his time at Catawba Valley Medical Center's inpatient rehabilitation facility in literal strides.
Johnson, who had one leg amputated below the knee and one amputated above the knee, can walk more than 50 feet with the help of a walker after one week at the medical center's inpatient facility.
"It's been good, and the staff has been very helpful," Johnson, 42, said of his time at the inpatient facility. "I'm learning how to go about everyday life."