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Today's News

  • Juggled lineup continues to hamper Ladycats

    When coach Matt Wright scheduled a tough stretch of games late in the season, he was hoping to use it as an opportunity to test his team against top-caliber opponents just before the postseason arrived. But what happened last week was not what he had envisioned.

  • Constable called to N.C. meeting

    Staff writer/photographer

    The normally low-key New Castle Commission meeting turned volatile Monday evening when neighbors went head to head over cars in a yard. The situation was tense enough that commissioner members dug out their cell phones to call in law enforcement.

    The situation began when resident and businessman James Tyler spoke, addressing what he deemed to be verbal harassment by neighbors.

  • Steverson accepts new position

    Greta Steverson has recently accepted a new position with USDA-NRCS as Resource Conservation & Development Coordinator. Steverson leaves behind the position of NRCS District Conservationist in Henry and Trimble Counties which she held for 17 years.  In her new role, Greta will work with the local Eagle RC&D Council to coordinate projects within a seven county area consisting of Henry, Trimble, Carroll, Gallatin, Owen, Grant and Oldham.  The Eagle RC&D Council office is headquartered in Carrollton.

  • Three more baseball wins for Wildcats

    The Henry County baseball team started the 2010 season losing four of its first five games and eight of its first 10. Lately, things have changed inside the Henry dugout.

    After that first 10-game stretch, the Wildcats have won seven of nine, including three straight last week that continues to point the Cats in the right direction and at the right time.

    They are just one game away from .500 with a 9-10 overall record — something that seemed far fetched in mid-April when the Cats were struggling to get in the win column.

  • Berry remarkable in many ways

    Buddy Berry is a remarkable young man on so many very important fronts of life.  He is an outstanding scholar, highly effective teacher, capable administrator, winning coach, tireless youth pastor, faithful husband and model father to name only a few of these vital areas. I have had the personal pleasure of following Buddy’s trajectory of excellence since he was a fearless teenager of sixteen. There is a rare quality that precious few seem to exhibit — the favor of God.

  • Public Records for the week of March 24, 2010

    Divorces

    Rodney D. Rabourn, 43, Turners Station, and Nicole Tingle, 39, Carrollton.

    Jefferson Lynn Perry, 55, Eminence, and Melissa Ann Willard, 34, Campbellsburg.

    Matthew Dwayne Frazier, 24, Carrollton, and Amanda Gayle Frazier, 27, Smithfield.

    Neal Davis Clubb, 22, Pleasureville, and Brooke Lee Ann Clubb, 23, Pleasureville.

    Walter Pettit Jr., 58, and Doris Ann Richie, 53, Eminence.

    Craig Scott Southworth, 34, New Castle, and Jessica B. Hedges, 31, New Castle

  • Two county bridges to be repaired

    Staff writer/photographer

    Two bridges in the county’s fourth district soon will be replaced.

    Magistrate Nick Hawkins, who represents the district, told New Castle commissioners last week that projects for the two bridges — on Beasley Road and Hieatt Lane, won approval from the state.

    “We found additional funding in the road budget,” he said.

    Hawkins said the bridges currently are paved, but will be replaced with 18-foot steel spans. “They always wash out,” he said.

  • Both EHS teams win, on same night

    For the first time in six years, both the Eminence baseball and softball teams won on the same night and on their home fields.

    While the baseball squad was beating Evangel Christian 5-2 last Tuesday night, on the adjacent softball field the Lady Warriors were beating Williamstown 11-10. It was the first time both teams got wins on the same night at home since they defeated Carroll County on May 13, 2004.

  • N.C. Police Chief resigns

    Staff Writer/photographer

    A 9-year-police chief in Henry County has resigned.

    New Castle Police Chief John Porter tendered his resignation on April 28 effective at 5 p.m. the same day.

    His departure wasn’t mentioned in the New Castle Commission meeting on May 3 — when a constable was called to bring calm to the city meeting — and no reason for his sudden departure was addressed in the letter.

  • Lockport threatened by flood water

    General Manager

    More than three inches of rain fell over the weekend, and the resulting flood waters are threatening the small town of Lockport.

    Henry County Judge Executive John Logan Brent said one family, whose home was across from Ace’s Grocery had to leave their home because of rising water. He added that members of Lockport Baptist Church were at the ready to move everything from the church to a semi.