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December 6th

Darts to DA’s Office jeopardizing Baker case

December 6, 2010

Darts to a management mistake that could, as a motion by the 25th Judicial District Attorney’s office states, “jeopardize the right of the state to prosecute a defendant” in the death of Zahra Baker.
While prosectors also believed opening police search warrants could “undermine” police investigations in the Baker case, District Attorney Jay Gaither’s office failed to do the work required to keep those files confidential.

December 4th

ASU cruises to win

December 4, 2010

Appalachian State quarterback DeAndre Presley rushed for 177 yards and two touchdowns in the first half to help lift the Mountaineers over visiting Western Illinois, 42-14.
Presley finished the snowy contest with a career-best 264 rushing yards to add to a 417-yard ground game for the Mountaineers. With the win Appalachian State advances to face Villanova in the FCS football tournament. The Mountaineers will next host the Wildcats, who defeated No. 3 seeded Stephen F. Austin, 54-24. The round 3 FCS match-up will be played either Friday or Saturday.

December 3rd

"Captain" Morgan Leads The Way For Saint

December 4, 2010

“Captain” Morgan McLeod led the charge Friday for the St. Stephens Indians. McLeod scored a game-high 24 points in the Indians’ 52-40 win at Bunker Hill in the first game of the 13th annual Bob Carraway Coaches vs. Cancer event.

“We had a game plan set, and we saw the big man go down,” St. Stephens assistant coach Randy Dillingham said. “We were joking and said when Morgan was a freshman, he didn’t make the team. He doesn’t have much athletic ability, but he busts his tail and that’s what he does.“

Maiden gets win No. 2

December 4, 2010

Things didn’t start out as planned for Maiden on Friday night at Fred T. Foard. The Tigers quickly jumped out to a 12-4 lead in the first quarter, but a second half resurgence by Maiden’s fast-paced offense and stifling defense gave the Blue Devils a 57-45 come-from-behind win.

“We got down early because we didn’t move the ball well,” said Maiden head coach Doug Miller. “We were just settling for 3s that weren’t really there, but we came out in the second half with a whole new mentality.”

Sources say deal's been cut in Baker case

December 3, 2010

The only person charged in connection with the disappearance, death and dismemberment of Zahra Baker might not face the death penalty or life in prison.
The O-N-E has learned that as part of an agreement with District Attorney Jay Gaither, Zahra's stepmother, Elisa Baker, won't face first-degree murder charges. Without a first-degree murder conviction, Baker would avoid the death penalty, as well as life in prison.

Give wisely this holiday season

December 3, 2010

Many people choose to give charitably during the holidays, but residents should be wary about scams aimed to cheat generous donors.

"If there's a way to cheat someone out of money, someone will think of it," said Catawba County Chief Deputy Coy Reid.

Reid said receiving requests for donations through the phone should immediately send up a red flag.

"We get people about once a year who call people to say they're collecting money for the sheriff's office," Reid said, "but we don't do that. We're not allowed to."

Recession slams nonprofits

December 3, 2010

Demand for North Carolina nonprofit services increased substantially since the economic recession, forcing organizations to rethink they way they provide crucial services for needy residents.

Nonprofits in the state reported a 62 percent increase in service need since the recession started several years ago, according to the North Carolina United Way. This increase in demand was coupled with a decrease in private and federal funding and support for the nonprofit agencies.

Fire destroys restaurant kitchen

December 3, 2010

Fire destroyed the kitchen of a Sherrills Ford restaurant Friday.

Firefighters responded to Lineberger's Steakhouse located on N.C. 150 East, after an employee driving by the building reported a blaze.

Sherrills Ford-Terrell Fire and Rescue Capt. Richard Harris said no one was in the building at the time of the fire, and emergency workers forced entry into the restaurant to fight the blaze.

3 arrested after traffic stop

December 3, 2010

A routine traffic stop resulted in three arrests Thursday when a sheriff's deputy stopped a vehicle for running a stop sign.

A Catawba County sheriff's deputy was doing a property check in Newton about 3:30 a.m. Thursday, according to Catawba County Chief Deputy Coy Reid. The deputy saw a 1994 Honda Accord run a stop sign, and he noticed the vehicle's license plate was obscured.

Bureau prepares gifts for 3K

December 3, 2010

Thousands of disadvantaged children and their families will have a merry Christmas this year, thanks to the generous giving of area volunteers.

The annual Catawba County Christmas Bureau expects to serve more than 3.400 children and their families this holiday season, providing them with food, clothes and gifts during a two-day distribution at the American Legion Fairgrounds in Hickory.

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