September 1st, 2010
An area organization committed to serving children and their families will hold its first Bloomin’ Orchard Festival on Saturday.
Sipe’s Orchard Home will celebrate Catawba County children and their families with a festival from noon to 5 p.m. Proceeds from the event benefit the organization’s Houston House Transitional Living Center.
“We wanted it to be something the community could enjoy,” said Brian Phelps, Sipe’s Orchard Home president. “This is an event that we can raise money and raise friends, too.”
Beverly Jean Scott Clark, 67, of Hickory, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley. The family will receive friends from 6–7:15 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Dorothy Virginia McLaughlin, 87, of Conover, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, at her residence. The McLaughlin family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Conover.
Lenoir-Rhyne and Concord enter the game Saturday with one win after one game in the 2010 season. Only one team will leave Moretz Stadium with a second. The Bears and Mountain Lions are both 1-0, and they kick off at 7 p.m. Saturday in Hickory.
Both teams had big wins in their season-opening games. The Bears defeated Chowan 59-10 on Aug. 28 at home, and the Mountain Lions won their season opener 72-21 on Aug. 26 over Southern Virginia.
Newton-Conover won the third game of its match against Bandys by 15 points, and it rode that momentum to a key conference win. The Red Devils defeated the Trojans 3-1 on Tuesday at Newton-Conover.
â€śWe got the girls together, and we had good serving and defense,â€ť Newton-Conover coach Linda Richards said. â€śIt was just good team play.â€ť
Newton-Conover won the games 25-17, 21-25, 25-10 and 25-20 in a rematch of the 2009 Catawba Valley 2A conference tournament final. The leader of the Red Devilsâ€™ match-changing win in Game 3 was Isabella Zaliagiris.
Two area teenagers are in jail after an alleged weekend crime spree.
Christopher Grant Goins, 17, and Christian Aaron Chesko, 16, both of Hickory, are in Catawba County jail on charges of first-degree burglary, felony larceny and larceny after breaking and entering.
“They went on a crime spree,” said Catawba County Chief Deputy Coy Reid.
The teens, who are students at Fred. T. Foard High School in Newton, are charged in connection with thefts and vandalism at an area residence, a golf course, an airfield and more than 20 car break-ins, Reid said.
When medical or law enforcement officials respond to an emergency, communication is key, but officials’ ability to serve citizens can be threatened by language barriers.
Almost 10 percent of Catawba County residents speak a language other than English in their homes, according to the United States Census Bureau.
Conover Police Department has two Spanish-speaking officers to translate and assist on calls involving Latino citizens.
A jury awarded a Conover couple $1.5 million for personal injury from an allegedly faulty hernia repair patch.
Christopher Thorpe, 51, and his wife, Laure, successfully sued patch manufacturer Davol Inc. and its parent company C.R. Bard as a result of the companies’ negligent product design, which injured Thorpe after the product’s insertion.
Aubrey Dale Williams, 84, of Maiden, passed away Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, at Catawba Valley Living at Rockbarn in Claremont. The family will receive friends Thursday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. at Burke Mortuary in Newton prior to the service.
Terry Michael Killian, 57, of Claremont, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at WFU Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, following a courageous 18-month battle with Leukemia. The Killian family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home and Crematory in Newton.
The Alexander Central Cougars defeated the Bunker Hill Bears 8-1 on Monday at Bunker Hill. The Bears dropped to 0-2-0 after the loss. Terry Aviles scored the lone goal for Bunker Hill in the first half on a shot from the right side of the field. Jeremy Whisnant scored two goals for Alex Central.
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Elmer Lint has ridden Greenway Public Transportation for more than six years.
The service is critical for 85-year-old Lint’s well-being – from attending necessary medical appointments to getting his hair cut.