Its been 49 years since Butch Parker stepped into Maiden High School – he walked into the school as an eighth grade student in 1968, and he’s spent most of his life there since then. As of today, Parker steps into a new phase of life – retirement.
Employees of Kingston Residence of Hickory describe him as a “character.”
Some even laughed and said he has to “beat off all the girls.” One thing is for sure, Al Stuckey, at 101, is a known and wanted member of the community he calls home.
Conover Fire Chief Mark Hinson is being called a hero after his trip home from an early morning workout ended with him having to rush into a smoke-filled business to save a 10-year-old girl from an SUV around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning.