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Lady Trojans, Wolves repeat at Holiday Clash

December 30, 2011

Third time’s the charm — at least in the case of the ninth annual Peoples Bank Holiday Clash.

Bandys scored 29 points in the first quarter, and maintained at least a 10-point lead against North Lincoln for most of the game on its way to a third-straight girls title at the Clash.

“When I think about our tournament overall, I think it’s a team effort,” said Lady Trojans coach Beth Queen. “When you look at our box score, we’ve been very balanced as far as points, steals and assists. It’s been a very balanced attack. That’s what has made me very happy about this tournament.”

Howard's 20-20 game powers Magic past Bobcats

December 30, 2011

CHARLOTTE — Dwight Howard had 20 points and 24 rebounds, Ryan Anderson scored 23 points, and the Orlando Magic beat the Charlotte Bobcats 100-79 on Friday night for their third straight victory.

Orlando jumped to an 11-0 lead and never trailed, eventually leading 56-43 at halftime and building the lead up to as many as 21 in the second half. Charlotte never got closer than nine points in the second half.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

December 30, 2011

Hal Winfield Kaylor, 89, of Conover, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011.  The Kaylor family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.

Roger Clay Turbyfill, 64, of Conover, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at his residence.  The Turbyfill family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.

Blood drive seeks to replenish supply

December 30, 2011

Area Red Cross officials hope an upcoming blood drive will help ease the current blood shortage throughout the state.

Blood supplies are low after a wreck in Transylvania County left 15 people hurt or hospitalized last week and depleted much of the type O-negative blood supply in the Asheville area.

The N.C. Highway Patrol said a tractor-trailer jackknifed Dec. 21 and collided head-on with a church van carrying children.

Full of resolve

December 30, 2011

Each January, millions across the nation make an impermanent oath of some kind — a New Year’s resolution.

For many, that resolution means a trip back to the gym — to run, walk, box, Zumba or Jazzercise.

Regardless of whether those commitments last one year or one week, one fact remains — the new year gives a big boost to local gyms.

Gyms throughout Catawba County say the new year brings a steady stream of new customers looking to get into shape.

Sears, Kmart stores safe — for now

December 30, 2011

A Sears store in Hickory and a Kmart store in Conover are not on a preliminary list of stores Sears Holding Corp. plans to close.

Amid financial troubles, the company announced this week plans for closing 79 stores in 25 states to raise cash.

A list of planned closings released Thursday includes four North Carolina Sears locations, including stores in Statesville, High Point, Rocky Mount and Morehead City.

Florida will be hit hardest by the closing of 11 Sears and Kmart stores.
Sears Holding Corp. has operated Sears and Kmart stores since a 2005 merger.

Resolutions for the new year? Vote now!

December 30, 2011

Will you make a resolution to improve your life in 2012?

Vote in The O-N-E poll at observernewsonline.com, and pick up a copy of the weekend edition of The O-N-E for results of last week's poll on the top stories of 2011.

Man dies in house fire

December 30, 2011

A house fire killed an 81-year-old man Friday morning in the Oxford community.

Fire burned the home at 4086 Hall Dairy Road north of Claremont. The man's identity was not released Friday.

“At this point, there’s probably going to be a loss of life,” Oxford Fire Chief Wayne Smith said at the scene, adding that fire marshals, the sheriff’s office and State Bureau of Investigation are still investigating the fire. Officials said they do not believe arson was the cause.

Hickory athletic director, coach John Worley to retire

December 30, 2011

Since 1983, John Robert Worley, the current athletic director and head football coach for Hickory High, has been immersed in the development of successful athletic programs for Hickory Public Schools.

During these 28 years of dedicated service, Worley, 51, has led young athletes to more than 445 collective wins in football, softball, and basketball. The achievements have been continuous through the years with recognition for conference titles, state playoffs, sectional and regional championships, and Worley’s selection as Conference Coach of the Year.

Hickory AD, coach retiring

December 30, 2011

Since 1983, John Robert Worley, the current athletic director and head football coach for Hickory High, has been immersed in the development of successful athletic programs for Hickory Public Schools.

During these 28 years of dedicated service, Worley, 51, has led young athletes to more than 445 collective wins in football, softball, and basketball. The achievements have been continuous through the years with recognition for conference titles, state playoffs, sectional and regional championships, and Worley’s selection as Conference Coach of the Year.

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