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January 18th

UPDATE: CVCC gunman not found

January 18, 2012

About 5,000 people were on lockdown at Catawba Valley Community College’s two campuses Wednesday after someone reported a gunman on school property.

Area SWAT teams intensively searched CVCC’s east and main campuses for nearly four hours after a school employee spotted what they thought was a man with a gun in the East Campus parking lot.

The supposed gunman was never located.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Wednesday, Jan 18

January 18, 2012

Conover firefighters found a man dead inside a burning vehicle Tuesday morning. Get all the current details in the Wednesday edition of The O-N-E, and visit www.observernewsonline.com for updated information as it becomes available.

The O-N-E was first to report Newton leaders’ vote to relax rules for temporary signs promoting special events for businesses and civic clubs. The decision was divided and one city planning commission member said “unlimited signs will lead to a trash-dump-looking city.”

See the Wednesday edition of The O-N-E for complete details.

January 17th

Pow wowed: Indians topple Watauga at home

January 18, 2012

Keeping pace near the top of the Northwestern conference, the St. Stephens boys basketball survived small runs by Watauga to win its fourth NWC game of the season.

“You have to win conference games, especially conference games at home,” said Indians coach Murphy Post. “Watauga is a good team. Any chance we have to win a conference game at home, that’s big for us, as far as playoff position and trying to contend to move up the ladder a little bit.”

Kerigan Fairley scored 16 points and Dillion Spencer added 11 points to lead the Indians (12-6, 4-2).

PREP NOTEBOOK: LRDs pick up another CVAC win

January 17, 2012

Behind 18 points each from Dasia Tipps and Kadesha Gibbs, the Newton-Conover girls basketball team improved to 14-3 overall and 6-1 in the Catawba Valley 2A with a 78-28 thrashing of West Caldwell on Tuesday.

Taylor Petty added 16 points for N-C in the victory, while Shynese Whitener scored 11 points.

Draughn 58, Maiden 52

Despite being outscored by four points in the final quarter, the Lady Wildcats edged the Lady Blue Devils in Valdese on Tuesday.

Lauren Duckworth scored a game-high 22 points for Draughn (10-7, 3-4), while Haley Broadwell added 12 points.

Magic hang on to beat Bobcats, 96-89

January 17, 2012

ORLANDO, Fla. — Dwight Howard had 25 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Orlando Magic past the Charlotte Bobcats 96-89 Tuesday night for their fifth straight win.

Jameer Nelson scored 17 points, Hedo Turkoglu had 15 and Von Wafer 13 as the Magic won for the 10th time in 12 games.

Gerald Henderson had 22 points for Charlotte, which has lost eight of its last nine. The Bobcats are also winless in their last five trips to Orlando.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

January 17, 2012

This photo of Newton Police Department parking enforcement officer Evaleene Fowler is The O-N-E news photo of the week.

Fowler, known by many in the community, was hit by a car Friday in downtown Newton. The 86-year-old officer was transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Visit observernewsonline.com every day for breaking news. Check Wednesdays for The O-N-E photo of the week. To submit news tips or weekly photo feature choices, email onenews@observernewsonline.com.

Dead body found inside burned SUV

January 17, 2012

After Conover Police found a dead body inside a crashed vehicle Tuesday morning, police investigators say they believe the driver suffered a medical condition that led to a fiery wreck off Reese Drive.

"It appears there was no foul play involved," Conover City Manager Donald Duncan said, adding that the wreck occurred about 9:45 a.m., according to Conover Police investigators. "A gentleman suffered from a medical condition while he was driving, went off the road, impacted a tree and ignited the fuel tank and was burned severely."

Manufacturing momentum

January 17, 2012

Regional industry leaders are assembling pieces to rebuild a machine that once powered western North Carolina's economy —manufacturing.

A growing list of manufacturers have brought jobs and an economic boost to Catawba County in the past two years, and economic development officials hope to continue that trend.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

January 17, 2012

Dale Stewart Bumgarner Sr., 81, of Conover, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 at his residence. The Bumgarner family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover.

Dorothy Irene Kiesler Smith, 82, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at Abernethy Laurels.  The Smith family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation in Conover.

Maiden councilman resigns

January 17, 2012

A veteran Maiden councilman resigned unexpectedly this week during the town’s regularly scheduled monthly meeting.

Howard Ervin, who has served on the Maiden Town Council since 2005, tendered his letter of resignation Monday night. He said he resigned for personal reasons.

During his time on council, Ervin helped oversee a time of growth in Maiden, including the expansion of Lawrence Lumber Company Inc., vonDrehle, Ethan Allen and the recruitment of Apple Inc.’s East Coast data center.

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