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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Dave Wargo/special to the times news Carbon County Quilters Guild Treasurer Ellen Meli displays a custom quilt top of her own design that will eventually be backed and sewed to be sent to wounded troops through Andrews Air Force Base as part of the Quilts of Valor program.

About 25 men and women came together for a day of quilting, food and fellowship as the Carbon County Quilters Guild sponsored a special event called "Quilts of Valor" at the Summit Hill Heritage Center last Saturday.

The all-day event resulted in seven lap quilts and tops being assembled and sewn by the volunteers. They will be sent to Andrews Air Force base for distribution to injured soldiers and veterans returning from combat.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Karoly Kis III

HARRISBURG - Attorney General Linda Kelly has announced that the Attorney General's Child Predator Unit had arrested two men accused of using the Internet to solicit what they believed to be teenage girls and sending nude webcam videos to the "girls."

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Fairway Motors's driver Al Corazza gets airtime over a dangerous curve.

Visitors from throughout the nation watched the 51st fall Weatherly Hill Climb last weekend.

In addition to watching the 101 vehicles challenge the one-mile hill in Weatherly, visitors also enjoyed food and games provided by local non-profit groups and churches, as well as a National Guard display.

Weatherly Hill Climb Association President Joe Cyburt was thankful for the volunteers and sponsors, adding that donations are being accepted for next season's races.

The results will be soon posted online at

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Rustling leaves. Howling winds.

Something touching your shoulder.

Things that go bump in the night.

Orbs and spirits. Zombies.

No, this isn't a Stephen King novel, or even a Bruce Smith movie. It is, however, what some imagine while walking through a cemetery at night.

There are no promises of any of the above, but you will have an educational evening as you learn about the people who reside in the Gilbert Cemetery, or Salem Cemetery as it was known.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

An Albrightsville area teen injured in a car accident Sunday remains in the intensive care unit of the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township campus.

Khaaliq Lynch, 17, a junior and outstanding athlete at Jim Thorpe Area High School, sustained very serious injuries while a passenger in a car which crashed while racing another vehicle, according to state police.

Lynch was flown to the Lehigh Valley Hospital by MedEvac helicopter. No other details of his condition were available.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

As a result of Congressional redistricting, a number of municipalities have been severed off of Carbon County and will be voting in the new 11th U.S. Congressional district.

They include Beaver Meadows and Weatherly boroughs, Banks, Packer, Lausanne, Lehigh, Penn Forest, and Kidder townships.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Carbon County Planning Commission received correspondence from Attorney Joseph Greco Jr., Nesquehoning, calling attention to dangerous curves along Rt. 54, the site of the former PP&L Co. power plant, which is now being dismantled. He recommended that the curves be eliminated by realignment of the highway and that this be included in the county's highways immediate improvement plans. It was agreed to have Penn-DOT officials include the concept to the 12 year highway planning schedule.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Lehighton Police have charged a woman with shooting her boyfriend during a physical altercation in their First Street apartment early Monday morning. The fight allegedly was over a "love triangle."

Charged was Eleanor Figuccio, 25, of 198 S. First St. She was arraigned before District Judge Edward Lewis of Jim Thorpe and then committed to the Carbon County Correctional Facility in lieu of $75,000, 10 percent bail.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

In the Letters From Our Readers section of last Saturday's (Sept. 15) edition, the article titled "The Reality of ObamaCare" contained a mistake.

The final sentenced should have read: "More and more doctors are now dropping Medicare which means that seniors will soon find it harder to get the care that they need as well."

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Panther Valley Republican Club, which now represents people from Lansford, Nesquehoning and Summit Hill, will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the community room of MapelShade Meadows.

Plans will be made to get out the vote for the general election.