Archive - Sep 1, 2010
An area high school received a grant for $25,000 to purchase technology equipment.
Best Buy of Hickory selected St. Stephens High School to receive an Intel Technology Grant after the store won a regional contest.
“They can use it for computers, technology – pretty much anything that has to do with computing,” said Bobby Ormand, Best Buy store manager.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as the Health Care Bill, is 2,700 pages long. Within those pages are a lot of unanswered questions.
Area business leaders and employers met Wednesday for an informational session at the SALT Block in Hickory, looking for answers to some of those questions.
A Conover couple was arrested Tuesday for felony drug possession.
Shane Ray Pope, 37, and his wife Sabrina Ann Pope, 36, were charged with methamphetamine possession after a Newton Police officer pulled the couple over for a broken tail light on their 2001 GMC Yukon, said Newton Police Chief Don Brown.
The couple pulled into the parking lot of Redline Automotive in Newton, where the arresting officer found .08 grams of methamphetamine in the vehicle.
Brown said this amount of methamphetamine is the equivalent of about one dose.
O-N-E Publisher Michael Willard, left, and O-N-E Sports Editor Adam Houston picked the winning name from a box for two season tickets to Appalachian State University home football games. Odell Starnes, of Hickory, was the lucky winner of the tickets. Starnes entered the drawing after he paid a one-year subscription to The O-N-E.
Look inside The O-N-E for more opportunities to win ASU tickets, as well as tickets for other area events. Be sure to pick up Tuesday's O-N-E for chances to win CASH in the weekly Pigskin Picks contest.
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.