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Going cruising? Vote now

January 19, 2012

At least 11 people died and more are missing after the Costa Concordia cruise ship crashed into a reef off the coast of Italy.

The crash was the most recent disaster in a history of mishaps for the cruise industry.

Considering that history, would you board a cruise ship? Vote now at observernewsonline.com.

Pick up the weekend edition of The O-N-E for results of last week's reader poll on racism and discrimination in Catawba County.

Mobile science center visits Jacobs Fork

January 19, 2012

Few things compare to the state’s “GeoDome” theater.  

Floating at about 20-feet tall and 50 feet in circumference, the mobile and inflatable dome is a theater inside a pod.

However, this theater doesn’t showcase the newest hit comedy or major motion picture. It surrounds viewers with a scientific topic far more imperative — marine life and climate change.   

Smoke part of sewer test

January 19, 2012

Claremont citizens may observe constant smoke in the city beginning next week.

The smoke is harmless and part of an effort to eliminate ground and storm water from entering the sanitary sewer system.

Claremont will start conducting a sanitary sewer evaluation program next week, which includes smoke that will test sanitary sewer mains and house lateral connections for leaks and defects.

The testing will begin Monday and should be completed by Feb. 10, said Doug Barrick, Claremont city manager.

No leads in gunman investigation

January 19, 2012

Video footage from campus surveillance cameras offered authorities no new information Thursday as they continue to investigate a report of a gunman at Catawba Valley Community College.

Police said a female CVCC employee reported a middle-aged white man holding a handgun in an East Campus parking lot about 9:20 a.m. Wednesday. The employee said the man was wearing a backpack and had long, curly blonde hair.

CVCC locked down its east and main campuses Wednesday as law enforcement spent nearly four hours combing the college for the suspect.

Flapping Birds, Jumping Frogs: Know When to Fold ‘em

January 19, 2012

As a toddler growing up in Chicago, Catherine LeFevers tried to understand the ancient art of origami. LeFevers grew up surrounded by art — her parents attended Art Institute of Chicago. A collection of origami books, published in 1959, was nestled among many stacks of art books.

LeFevers, 51, and a resident of Newton, still has these books.
“I was intrigued with origami but couldn’t understand it,” she said. “I did fold paper as a child.”

The O-N-E Morning Read: Thursday, Jan. 19

January 19, 2012

Crisis was averted on the campus of Catawba Valley Community College, but a lockdown and evacuation of nearly 5,000 people from the school’s two campuses caused a lot of alarm in the Hickory Metro.

The O-N-E delivered news updates online throughout Wednesday’s security threat online at www.observernewsonline.com and on Twitter @TheONENews.

Get a wrap-up of the day’s details on the Thursday edition of The O-N-E.

Below is a look at Thursday's scores and Friday's schedule for the Catawba County Junior Varsity...
Below is a look at Thursday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Baseball Bandys 13...
Grabbing an early lead and holding off a late charge by rival Hickory, the Fred T. Foard baseball...

 

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