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November 11th, 2010

'Valuable' evidence recovered

November 12, 2010

Evidence recovered during a Caldwell County search could provide police with the information they need to crack a month-old murder investigation.
Hickory Police confirmed Thursday they located potentially valuable evidence Wednesday in the Zahra Baker case during their search of a wooded area near Upper Little River in Caldwell County.
Police, however, remain tight-lipped about what that evidence is.

Giving from the heart

November 12, 2010

Volunteers honored Thursday with Giving from the Heart awards were offered congratulations, but more importantly, the winners were offered words of thanks.
The Catawba County Volunteer Center held a reception Thursday at the Catawba Country Club honoring selfless volunteers from across the county.
"Every year, I'm touched, encouraged and excited by what I read about what's going on in our county," said Cheryl Abee, director of the Catawba County United Way's Catawba County Volunteer Center.

Friday, November 12, 2010

November 12, 2010

Robert “Bob” Glenn McLean II, 50, of Newton, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at Catawba Valley Medical Center.  

Mary Lou Gilmore, 79, of Hickory, died unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at Frye Regional Medical Center. A private burial will take place at a later time.

Paul Lewis Graham, 90, of Hickory, passed away Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, at Pinecrest in Hickory. Bass-Smith Funeral Home is serving the family of Paul Lewis Graham.

Key evidence found

November 11, 2010

Police found key evidence Wednesday in the Zahra Baker homicide investigation, but they won't confirm the nature of the evidence.
Hickory Police released a press release Thursday stating search teams in Caldwell County "located evidence that could provide valuable information in the Zahra Baker case." The evidence is being analyzed at the State Bureau of Investigation’s lab.

Foard Falls in Round 3, Hickory Advances

November 11, 2010

The Fred T. Foard Tigers' 2010 season ended Wednesday in the third round of the 3-A West playoffs. Gastonia Ashbrook tied Foard 1-1 in overtime, but it beat the Tigers 4-3 in penalty kicks to advance to the region semifinal.

Ashbrook plays at 7 p.m. Saturday at Hickory. The Red Tornadoes beat Asheville 1-0 on Wednesday to advance.

Foard ends the season 14-7-5 overall.

November 10th

Search continues for Zahra

November 11, 2010

Search teams returned Wednesday to another area that was previously searched for signs of Zahra Baker.

N-C Accepting Applications for Hall of Fame

November 10, 2010

Newton-Conover inducted three members into its athletic Hall of Fame less than a year ago, and now the school wants more. The high school is now accepting nominations for the Newton-Conover Hall of Fame’s 2011 class.

“We do this once a year, and we got it to where people can start nominating who they want,” said Shawn Sigmon, chairwoman of the Newton-Conover Hall of Fame. “The basic concept is recognizing those people who gave back to Newton-Conover through the athletic program. We’re hoping older people remember people in the ‘50s and ‘60s and will send in a form.”

November 9th

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

November 10, 2010

The Rev. Jack Monroe Benfield, 73, pastor emeritus at Garner United Methodist Church, died Monday at Rex Hospital.Condolences may be made to bryan-leefuneralhome.com.

Susan Monroe Drum, 57, of Catawba, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. The Drum family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Conover.  

Crash closes I-40

November 10, 2010

A portion of westbound Interstate 40 was closed Tuesday following a traffic accident.
Catawba County Emergency Services announced the closure of I-40 exit 130 at 6 p.m. after a crash injured four people.
Emergency workers said the injuries didn't appear to be serious, and all accident victims were free from the vehicle.

HPD resumes search for clues

November 10, 2010

Hickory Police resumed its search Tuesday in the month-old case of a missing child.
Search crews scoured an undisclosed area Tuesday for additional clues in the disappearance and presumed death of 10-year-old Zahra Baker, who was reported missing Oct. 9 from her Hickory home.
HPD Maj. Clyde Deal wouldn't disclose the area where crews continued their investigation, saying he would release the location after the search concluded. Deal also declined to say what investigators are looking for.

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