Archive - Jan 2012
The Newton-Conover wrestling team honored its four seniors the best way it could Tuesday â€” winning.
The Red Devils (38-2) locked up another Catawba Valley 2A wrestling title, defeating Bunker Hill, 68-3.
Before the match, the four senior Red Devils â€” Ian Canrobert, Tyler Benfield, Addison Klutz and Eric Holbrook â€” were honored in front of a packed crowd.
The quartet ended the night successfully, each earning a mat victory.
Included in the win for Newton-Conover were eight pins, two decisions and two major decisions.
Newton-Conover 68, Bunker Hill 3
Maiden picked up its third win in conference play Tuesday with a 69-43 victory against Bandys at home.
Jason Gantt led all scorers with 27 points for the Blue Devils (7-12, 3-8), while Jalen Gibbs pitched in 18 points.
Hayden Deal scored a team-high eight points for Bandys (1-19, 0-11), while Hunter McCall pitched in seven points.
Newton-Conover 47, Bunker Hill 42
Behind 10 points from Joshuwell McCombs and nine points from Shane Laws, the Red Devils picked up a road conference victory against the Bears in Claremont on Tuesday.
This photo of therapy patient Bobby Lail and physical therapist Matt O'Neill is The O-N-E news photo of the week.
O'Neill helped Lail with the use of a bionic leg, a piece of technology that Catawba Valley Medical Center's Rehabilitation Center is using to help stroke victims regain confidence in their lower limbs.
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Ellen Christine Cauthen Isaac, 70, of Highland Bluff Court, Lincolnton, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 at her residence. Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Isaac family.
As Debbie Leatherman started speaking Tuesday, a vast collection of impoverished, homeless and hungry people starting â€śshushingâ€ť a murmuring crowd. They wanted to hear her speak.
To the comforting aroma of vegetables and soup, buttery toast and cheese, Leatherman addressed the large crowd and did what she does every day â€” mother the needy.
â€śDo we have anyone whose birthday it is today?â€ť asked Leatherman, who manages The Corner Table in Newton.
More than 100 heads twisted around the room until a hand rose from the crowd, and the face of an elderly black woman appeared.
If you ate at Harbor Inn Seafood restaurant Jan. 13-22, local health officials may want to talk to you â€” sick or not.
Catawba County Public Health (CCPH) plans to study why some patrons of the Conover restaurant became sick and some did not after dining during that time period.
Randomly selected patrons will be interviewed about their dining experience, including what they ate at the restaurant.
Currently, CCPH has documented 133 reports of people who became ill after eating at Harbor Inn during those 10 days. The most recent illness report was documented Tuesday.
A 4-month-old puppy was euthanized after it was bitten by a rabid skunk in northeastern Catawba County during the weekend.
The rabies case is the county's second of 2012.
A homeowner on Oxford School Road recovered the skunk and submitted it to the State Health lab in Raleigh for testing.
The lab notified Catawba County on Tuesday that the skunk tested positive for rabies.
The puppy, which had not received a rabies vaccination, was euthanized.
No humans were exposed to the skunk.
Catawba County Schools (CCS) may have to dip into its savings fund in a big way next school year to deal with state cuts.
In a worst-case situation, the school system will have to take $4 million out of its fund balance to counteract state cuts for the 2012-13 school year and continue operating as it is, said CCS Superintendent Glenn Barger.
The budget announcement is based on worst-case-scenario projections from the state and could change as the state moves closer to approving its final budget.
SYDNEY â€” The Australian mother of a 10-year-old disabled girl who was murdered by her American stepmother in Hickory said Tuesday she has no idea what became of her daughter's ashes since the child's father brought them to Australia.
Attorney Shell Pearce said Monday that his client, Adam Baker, left the United States roughly two weeks ago at the behest of U.S. federal immigration officials, bringing the remains of his daughter, Zahra, with him for burial in Australia.
Zahra Bakerâ€™s father has left the United States, and he took remains of his murdered daughter with him.
Details on Adam Bakerâ€™s departure from the nation are in the Tuesday print and online editions of The O-N-E.
Maidenâ€™s Highâ€™s former band director pleads guilty to taking indecent liberties with a student. Heâ€™ll serve two years probation and spend 30 years as a registered sex offender.
Thereâ€™s GOOD NEWS in Tuesdayâ€™s edition of The O-N-E, too.
Donors delivered on Bandys High wishes for laptops, nooks and iPods.