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November 22nd

N.C. jobless rate drops slightly

November 22, 2011

RALEIGH — North Carolina's unemployment rate dropped slightly in October to 10.4 percent.

The state Division of Employment Security said Tuesday that compared with a rate of 10.5 percent in September, after the state added 5,500 non-farm jobs.

It's the fourth straight month that the state's unemployment rate has hovered above 10 percent. The national unemployment rate is 9 percent.

Employment Security Assistant Secretary Lynn R. Holmes pointed out that private sector employment has grown in eight of the last 10 months.

Supercommittee fails, McHenry blames Obama

November 22, 2011

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10), Chairman of the Oversight Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs, issued the following statement in reaction to the failed negotiations of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction:

The O-N-E Morning Read: Tuesday, Nov. 22

November 22, 2011

Maiden High School football coach Brian Brown resigns after four seasons leading the Blue Devils. Brown shared his decision with players Monday after 13 years on the his alma mater’s coaching staff. Details in The Observer News Enterprise and www.observernewsonline.com.

In Newton, a grassroots effort is underway to salute hometown hero Andy Rader, who was killed during World War II and posthumously received the Bronze Star for his service in Bataan, Philippines. For more in his story and the effort to name Hickory's VA clinic in his honor, be sure to see the Tuesday edition of The O-N-E.

November 21st

Blue Devils' Brown resigns

November 21, 2011

For the first time in nearly 40 seasons, a Brown won’t be on the sideline as a coach for the Maiden football team next season.

Brian Brown resigned as the head football coach of the Blue Devils on Monday.

Brown held a meeting Monday with his players and coaches to announce the decision.

“I said when I took this job that I didn’t know how long I’d be doing it,” Brown said in a phone interview. “I just think it’s time. I just have some other things I want to do.”

Brown, a former player at Maiden, spent 13 seasons as a member of the Blue Devils’ coaching staff.

Blue Devils' Brown resigns

November 21, 2011

For the first time in nearly 40 seasons, a Brown won’t be on the sideline as a coach for the Maiden football team next season.

Brian Brown resigned as the head football coach of the Blue Devils on Monday.

Brown held a meeting Monday with his players and coaches to announce the decision.

“I said when I took this job that I didn’t know how long I’d be doing it,” Brown said in a phone interview. “I just think it’s time. I just have some other things I want to do.”

Brown, a former player at Maiden, spent 13 seasons as a member of the Blue Devils’ coaching staff.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

November 21, 2011

Cecil Joe Heavner, 76, of East Maiden Road, Maiden, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 at his son’s residence with Catawba County Hospice of Newton.  Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Heavner Family.

Christy Lee Moore, 35, of Newton, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Bass-Smith Funeral Home is serving the family of Christy Lee Moore.

Filling hunger's void

November 21, 2011

Each year, area aid groups feed thousands of people in need on Thanksgiving Day.

This year is no different, and local churches, ministries and organizations anticipate feeding record numbers this week.

“The need keeps growing, so the support and giving keeps growing,” said Roger Baker, executive director for Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministries (CCM).

Honor for Newton hero

November 21, 2011

Newton's Andrew Rader would have turned 100 this year.

Rader — a doctor and U.S. Army major — died at 33 in the sinking of a Japanese prisoner ship in World War II. A Catawba County effort now seeks to honor his military and medical services.

Sylvia Ray, a former editor of The Observer News Enterprise, is leading the charge to have federal legislators and Veterans Administration officials name the new VA clinic on Tate Boulevard in Hickory in his honor.

Crash stalls Old U.S. 70 traffic

November 21, 2011

Traffic in both directions on Old U.S. 70 in Conover were closed near the on-ramp to Interstate 40 after a silver Toyota car slammed into a telephone pole near the ramp Monday evening.

The pole snapped in half, bringing down street lights and two sets of traffic lights at the intersection.

The woman driving the Toyota was transported to Frye Regional Medical Center for examination.

Catawba County sports schedule

November 21, 2011

Winter prep sports season kicks into high gear this week in Catawba County as basketball, wrestling and swimming teams are in action. Lenoir-Rhyne University and Catawba Valley Community College basketball teams also hit the court for games throughout the week.

Tuesday, Nov. 22
Bandys basketball at North Iredell
Bunker Hill basketball at North Lincoln
N-C basketball at St. Stephens
Bandys/Foard wrestling at FTF vs. Parkland, 6 p.m.
Bunker Hill wrestling at Cavalier Quad (East Burke HS), 5 p.m.
Fred T. Foard boys basketball at Freedom (scrimmage)
NWC swimming meet at Lenoir

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