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Winchester is Bandys first Div. 1 soccer signee

February 3, 2012

Bandys’ Cassidy Winchester made history on Friday.

The senior became the first girls soccer player at her school to sign with a Division I college, inking her National Letter of Intent with University of South Carolina-Upstate.

“I’m so excited,” Winchester said. “It’s an honor to be the first one to sign, just for my sake. I’m really happy just to be signing.”

Lady Trojans coach Clifford Mayer said the senior is unlike any player he’s ever had the privilege of coaching.

Struggling Bobcats relying on patience

February 3, 2012

CHARLOTTE — It’s hard to imagine things looking any bleaker for the Bobcats.

They’ve lost 10 straight games, have the NBA’s worst record and are coming off a 44-point drubbing Wednesday night at Portland, the worst loss in franchise history.

That’s why Charlotte director of basketball operations Rod Higgins said now, more than ever, the Bobcats need to exercise patience.

Catawba County's week ahead

February 3, 2012

Catawba County's older adults are the target of several area events this week in the Hickory Metro.

A Tuesday seminar will kick off a weekly series on aging at Valley Hills Mall.

A Thursday dance in Newton invites senior citizens to gather for three hours of fun at the city's recreation center.

For more on these and other events this week in the Catawba Valley, read on. Pick up The O-N-E print edition daily for more on events, the latest area news, advertisements, comics, obituaries and more.

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

February 3, 2012

Dorothy Smith Letterman, 88, of Newton, died Feb. 3, 2012, at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory.  The Letterman family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.

Flint Gilbert, 62, of Iron Station, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at Carolinas Medical Center in Lincolnton.  Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Conover.

Resident petitions speed on rural road

February 3, 2012

It’s nearing 3 p.m. on Friday — almost “race time.”

Gerald Bennett takes his hands out of his pockets and takes a few steps toward Grace Church Road.

“In 10 minutes, this road will turn into I-40, qualifying for the Daytona 500,” Bennett said.

Bennett, a longtime resident of Grace Church Road in the Blackburn area, has watched “speeders” race down his street for 10 years. Friday, he showed The O-N-E first hand.

A few cars pass by, tempting the road’s unmarked speed limit of 55 mph. Then, at about 3:08 p.m., they started coming.

VROOOOMM!

Hickory company connects mobile users during game

February 3, 2012

Hickory-headquartered Corning Inc. will help thousands of mobile users enjoy Super Bowl activities this weekend in Indianapolis.

Corning MobileAccess, which is part of Corning Inc.’s telecommunications segment, recently installed distributed antenna systems (DAS) technology at several major venue sites in Indianapolis, the site of Super Bowl XLVI.

Friendship conquers bullying

February 3, 2012

Friendship defeats bullying.

Shuford Elementary School students learned that message all week during programs, contests and lessons that taught them no one has to be a victim of bullies.

"We learned how to help your friends when there are bullies," said fifth-grader Tamiya Artis. "If you do something good, you get something in return — friends."

Daily themes shaped the week's activities. Students wore hats Tuesday to "put a lid on bullying." On another day, students wore tie-dyed shirts and some read quotes about peace on the school's intercom.

Conover mom faces abuse charges

February 3, 2012

A Conover woman faces child abuse charges after police said she was seen tampering with her infant daughter's intravenous line at a Charlotte hospital.

The Charlotte Observer reports Charlotte-Mecklenburg police responded to Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) after hospital staff saw Ladonna Kaye Parlier, 26, injecting a substance into her 5-month-old daughter's IV line.

Police said they caught Parlier on surveillance video abusing her child.

Detectives said she pulled a syringe from her daughter, Naomi's, IV line, then injected an "unknown substance" into the IV.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Friday, Feb. 3

February 3, 2012

Summer will be two weeks shorter for students and teachers in the Catawba County Schools system - but that might not be such a bad thing, according to some.

More details on next year’s school calendar in the Friday edition of The O-N-E.

Newton-Conover High School received remains from the World Trade Center, and the 110-pound piece of 9/11 history will be unveiled during a community ceremony later this month.

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Following a week-long journey in Spartanburg, S.C., Josh Ramseur and Tyrell Fleming returned to...
Below is a look at Monday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Girls basketball...

 

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