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Bears start softball season with pair of victories

February 8, 2012

The two-time defending South Atlantic League champion Lenoir-Rhyne softball team opened its season in style Wednesday, taking both games of a doubleheader against Belmont Abbey.

“We’ll take the wins,” said L-R coach Shena Hollar. “I don’t think they were pretty. We played at their pace. It was a very slow game. We like to get in, get out and get on. We didn’t do that. This is something to work on. For the opener, we’ll take two ‘W’s.’”

In game one, sophomore Haily Jarman connected on a grand slam home run to put the Lady Bears (2-0) ahead.

Maiden, Foard, Saint receive forfeit wins from Hickory

February 8, 2012

The Maiden, Fred T. Foard and St. Stephens football teams are three of eight programs that will receive wins after Hickory High School used an ineligible football player during the 2011 season.

The result leaves the Red Tornadoes winless in 2011 at 0-13. Their record before the forfeits was 8-4-1, including a postseason appearance.

Hickory vacated its 47-20 victory at Maiden on Sept. 2, along with the Red Tornadoes’ wins against conference schools St. Stephens (49-14) and Fred T. Foard (31-6).

N-C, Foard hit road for next rounds of duals

February 8, 2012

After hosting first- and second-round matches in the dual team state playoffs Tuesday, the Newton-Conover and Fred T. Foard wrestling teams will hit the road for their third- and fourth-round match-ups today.

The Red Devils (40-2), who topped Ashe County in the first round and Chase in the second round, take on T.W. Andrews (14-4) in round three. 

If successful, Newton-Conover will face the winner of host Wheatmore (23-9) and Piedmont (35-0), a team that has knocked the Red Devils out of the dual team playoffs each of the last two seasons.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

February 8, 2012

Brian E. Roseman, 49, of Conover, died unexpectedly Feb. 7, 2012, from injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident.  The Roseman family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.

Fake bills, real problem

February 8, 2012

Take a second look at your $20 and $10 bills. They may be fake.

Recent sightings of counterfeit money in the area have spread to Newton, Conover and nearly all of Catawba County’s municipalities.

Fake money has popped up in a host of fast food restaurants and convenience stores throughout the county since the first of the year.

Authorities are tracing many of the counterfeit bills back to high school students.

About 25 counterfeit incidents have been reported to Conover Police Department, which is working with the U.S. Secret Service and neighboring jurisdictions on the case.

Loving deeds

February 8, 2012

Marrying couples must visit the register of deeds for a license.

Nearly a decade ago, Donna Spencer decided the Catawba County courthouse was an apt setting for a wedding ceremony, too.

“Before I became register of deeds, I was a paralegal and I’d be here on Valentine’s Day and would see a lot of people assigned licenses that day,” Spencer said. “The magistrate does a lot of people who just walk in here. You walk in to the desk, and you get married. You have to wait because warrants through the jail and court system are a priority.”

Authorities praise sex offender app

February 8, 2012

County authorities are praising a new mobile app that will help residents pinpoint the location of area sex offenders.

The N.C. Department of Justice launched a “North Carolina Sex Offender Registry” app this month that provides citizens a first-hand, live look at where registered sex offenders live.

The app uses mapping technology to literally pinpoint where sex offenders live relative to the user's current location. It also allows a user to search for particular addresses and streets.

BREAKING NEWS: County programs receive football wins through Hickory forfeits

February 8, 2012

The Maiden, Fred T. Foard and St. Stephens football teams are three of eight programs that will receive wins after Hickory High School used an ineligible football player during the 2011 season.

The result leaves the Red Tornadoes winless in 2011 at 0-13. Their record before the forfeits was 8-4-1, including a postseason appearance.

Hickory vacated its 47-20 victory at Maiden on Sept. 2, along with the Red Tornadoes' wins against conference schools St. Stephens (49-14) and Fred T. Foard (31-6).

The O-N-E Morning Read: Wednesday, Feb. 8

February 8, 2012

Two gas leaks within 24 hours forced road closures and evacuations in the Rock Barn Country Club area.

Details from the evacuation, as well as information about who forgot to “call before you dig” in the Wednesday edition of The O-N-E.

Public health officials encourage healthy habits to help avoid the spread of “the stomach bug” that is becoming more prevalent in western North Carolina.

A Conover man is a “walking miracle” after he dropped dead at West Wilkes High School, but was revived thanks to quick thinking students, parents and school staff.

SPORTS:

Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Girls basketball...
With a pivotal hole in his team’s wrestling line up two seasons ago, Newton-Conover head coach Eddy...
Below is a look at Wednesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Girls basketball...

 

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