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Archive - Jan 2012

January 6th

Maiden cat tests positive for rabies

January 6, 2012

Catawba County officials are reminding residents to properly vaccinate their animals after the first 2012 rabies case was discovered this week.

On Monday, a local veterinarian notified Catawba County Animal Services that a cat needed to be tested for rabies. The cat, which was about four months old, was sent to the State Health Lab in Raleigh for testing. The State Lab notified Catawba County on Thursday afternoon that the cat tested positive for rabies.

Reward offered for copper-theft information

January 6, 2012

A Newton company is offering $2,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to arrests in a recent copper-theft case.

According to the Newton Police Department, suspects broke into an unoccupied warehouse in Newton around Dec. 13 and stole an estimated $200,000 worth of copper wiring. The property at 2855 Nathan St. is owned by The Hadley Company.

The Hadley Company is offering the reward to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of suspects responsible for the theft and damage to the property.

GOP winner? Vote now

January 6, 2012

Herman Cain dropped out first, then Michelle Bachmann. Rick Perry says he's re-evaluating his campaign, and Jon Huntsman appears to be too far behind to catch up.

Meanwhile, former presidential candidate John McCain has endorsed fellow competitor Mitt Romney, and Rick Santorum and Ron Paul's campaigns appear strong after good showings in Iowa.

Is your favorite GOP presidential candidate still in the 2012 race for the White House? Do you support Barack Obama and the Democrats? Do you care about politics at all?

The O-N-E Morning Read: Friday, Jan. 6

January 6, 2012

Some of the final loose ends in the Zahra Baker saga are finally getting tied up.

Adam Baker is hoping to return to Australia with the remains of the 10-year-old murdered and dismembered Cancer survivor, but before that happens, he is faces 30 days in jail.

Adam quickly resolved felony charges in Catawba County on Thursday, but things weren’t so smooth in Caldwell. Details on his latest court trials are in the Friday edition of The O-N-E.

January 5th

Former N-C star Powell overcomes obstacles

January 5, 2012

Having trouble getting recruited, former Newton-Conover basketball player Adrian Powell found a way to play Div. I basketball.

When he finally got his chance and nearly lost the opportunity, the 2008 CVAC player of the year found a way to persevere.

Following graduation from Newton-Conover in 2008, Powell sought the Div. I basketball spotlight, enrolling at Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock, Va. for one year.

County teams square off on court Friday

January 5, 2012

Friday’s match-ups on the basketball court feature several in-county games.

The Bandys Lady Trojans (13-0, 4-0) try to keep their undefeated record when they host Maiden (5-6, 0-3).

Bandys (1-12, 0-4) seeks its first boys basketball win in the CVAC against the Blue Devils (4-6, 1-2).

Newton-Conover (10-3, 2-1) tries to keep pace in the CVAC girls basketball standings, facing Bunker Hill (0-13, 0-4).

The Bears (2-12, 2-2) and Red Devils (7-6, 2-1) also square off in boys hoops with the winner earning its third CVAC victory and moving up the ranks.

Crawdads announce 2012 Hot Stove Banquet

January 5, 2012

The Hickory Crawdads, South Atlantic League affiliate of the Texas Rangers, announced the details of the 2012 Hot Stove Banquet to be held on Monday, Jan. 30 at Rock Barn Golf & Spa. 

The evening will kick off with a social at 6:15 p.m. with the program and a delicious dinner starting at 7 p.m.

With their 20th anniversary season right around the corner, the Crawdads are digging into the past for the Hot Stove.  

Jail looming

January 5, 2012

Adam Baker thought he’d be home next week, but will instead serve 30 days in Caldwell County jail.

Baker, the father of slain 10-year-old Zahra and an Australian citizen, was expecting to return home next week, but will now serve jail time after being convicted of misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon in Caldwell County Thursday evening.

Baker’s appearance and conviction in Caldwell County court followed a successful plea deal in Catawba County Thursday morning.

Mill Creek student wins spelling bee

January 5, 2012

Catawba County Schools' spelling bee was finished in near record time, and there was a little controversy involved before the Maiden High School auditorium.

Mill Creek Middle School eighth-grader Savannah Clay correctly spelled "auditorium" and then "controversy," to claim the school system's spelling championship. She'll now advance to the regional competition in Charlotte on Feb. 20.

Clay defeated first runner-up Snow Creek Elementary student Catherine McMahan, who missed the correct spelling for "flouride."

Murder Rate

January 5, 2012

There were 11 murders in Catawba County in 2011. There were five murders countywide in 2010.

Authorities say the increase could be due to several factors, but is not abnormally high or reflect a negative trend.

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office handled seven murders in 2011, compared to three in 2010.

Sheriff Coy Reid said his office deals with three to six murders each year. He said he didn’t think the 2011 increase in murders reflect a bad trend or growing crime presence, but rather thinks it was a reflection of the type of crimes that were committed.

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