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January 4th

Pet food company to bring jobs to region

January 4, 2012

A pet food manufacturer plans to bring 150 new jobs to the region in the next two years.

Carolina Prime Pets, which manufactures premium pet food products, plans to relocate to Lenoir this year.

The Caldwell County Economic Development Commission (CCEDC) expects Friday to announce the plans.

Carolina Prime Pets currently operates in Murphy and plans to relocate to the former NACCO Industries building on Morganton Boulevard in Lenoir.

Pay taxes by Thursday, or pay interest charges

January 4, 2012

Your property taxes are due Thursday.

If you don’t pay, the taxes will become delinquent, and interest will be added to them, said Mark Logan, Catawba County tax administrator.

North Carolina law requires that interest be added at the rate of 2 percent for January, and three-fourths of 1 percent for each following month, on all tax bills unpaid after 5 p.m. Thursday. 

Citizens can pay their bills in several ways, including submitting payments in a depository to the right of the main entrance of the Catawba County Government Center.

Baker pleas expected Thursday

January 4, 2012


Adam Baker’s attorney says his client could be home in Australia as early as next week.


Baker, the father of the 10-year-old, Zahra, who was brutally murdered in 2010, will most likely consent to a plea deal Thursday for charges against him in Catawba and Caldwell counties.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Wednesday, Jan. 4

January 4, 2012

Charlie Sybrant’s family and friends continue life without her after an underage drunk driver hit and killed the young woman more than two years ago.

The man responsible for her death begged her family for forgiveness on the day he was sentenced to 55 months in prison.

Complete details in the Wednesday edition of The O-N-E.

The O-N-E was first to report Newton’s decision to keep open its pool another summer on Twitter @TheONENews. Complete details from Tuesday night's pool discussion featured in The O-N-E’s print and online editions.

January 3rd

Indians sweep Catawba County swim championships

January 4, 2012

After watching rival Hickory sweep the first-ever all-county swim meet last year, St. Stephens made the best of its second chance.

The Indians, who were girls runners-up and third in boys competition last year, took both titles at the second Catawba County swimming championships Tuesday at the Hickory Foundation YMCA.
The performance came as a surprise to their coach.

“We didn’t think we had won the girls, and we didn’t think we had a shot with the boys title at all,” said Indians coach LeeAnn Privett. “They just swam really well. We weren’t expecting this.”

PREP NOTEBOOK: Trojans improve to 12-0 on season

January 3, 2012

Girls basketball

Bandys 56, West Caldwell 49

Madi Story scored 24 points and Taylor Sigmon added 15 points, leading the Lady Trojans (12-0, 3-0) to their 12th straight win to start this season.

Brittany Dixon scored 23 points for West Caldwell (4-5, 2-1), while Molly Steptoe added 12 points.

Draughn 67, Bunker Hill 42

Margaret Connor and Wilbelis Rojas each poured in 12 points, but it wasn't enough to help the Bears win on Tuesday.

Bulk of Panthers roster under contract through '12

January 3, 2012

CHARLOTTE — Panthers general manager Marty Hurney's offseason workload should be significantly less stressful than a year ago when it comes to re-signing free agents.

With 57 players either under contract or set to be tendered — including 20 of 22 projected starters — the Panthers are in pretty good shape personnel-wise as they look toward a promising future behind quarterback Cam Newton.

They don't have nearly as many unanswered questions as a year ago.

Newton pool to open in 2012

January 3, 2012

Newton will open its swimming pool in summer 2012 at a cost of more than $85,250 for one season.

"It is a quality of life issue," said Newton City Council member Mary Bess Lawing. "I think the pool should be open because it meets a certain need for certain people in the area. Everybody does not have the opportunity to go to a private pool. Everybody does not have a pool in their backyard. Ours is a diversified need. We meet a need if we open that pool."

However, other Newton City Council members argue that the city could meet a greater recreation need elsewhere.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

January 3, 2012

This photo of June Pittman and her cat, Sox, is The O-N-E photo of the week.

Sox went missing several weeks ago in Conover, and Pittman's neighbor Jean Connor found the cat in her attic. For more of the story, visit http://observernewsonline.com/content/conover-cat-trap

Visit observernewsonline.com each Wednesday morning for a new photo of the week. To suggest future photos and offer news tips, send an e-mail to onenews@observernewsonline.com.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

January 3, 2012

Henry "Hank" Nolan Germond, 91, of Abernethy Laurels retirement community, Newton, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011.  Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton is handling arrangements.

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