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February 15th

Newton youth sports participation increases

February 15, 2012

Basketball is booming in Newton's recreation department.

"Out of 31 days in January, we played 25 days straight, and we had no practices in our (Newton Recreation Center) facility," said Newton Assistant Recreation Director Carol Stiles. "There are 28 days in February, and we'll play 28. It is seven-days-a-week, and a lot of the coaches don't like it because they don't get to practice. Sometimes there are too many people in there, but we don't have any other space."

The story is similar for girls volleyball.

New furnishings

February 15, 2012

It’s Tuesday night, and Newton Martial Arts Soke Paul Langford is getting the senior division ready for class.

“Everybody get up, let’s go,” he said.

A handful of students of various ages and colorful belts dress, line up and start stretching.

For the most part, it’s a normal Tuesday night for the veteran Newton group. However, the surroundings are different.

Newton Martial Arts (NMA) kicked its way into a new facility in 2012, giving the group’s instructors, students and parents more space and better amenities to practice their custom Teashikido style of Karate.

Maiden man wins $250k in lottery

February 15, 2012

A Maiden resident is $250,000 richer after winning big in a state lottery game.

Mike Bollinger, of Maiden, won a quarter of a million dollars on a $1 Mega Millions ticket he purchased in Stanley on Friday.

His ticket was one of two that matched all five white balls in the Friday drawing, beating odds of more than one in 3.9 million. The other ticket, which is also worth $250,000, has yet to be claimed.

Bollinger, a police officer and EMT member, purchased the ticket at Beach's General Store on N.C. 73 in Stanley, according to information provided by the N.C. Education Lottery.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Wednesday, Feb. 15

February 15, 2012

Maiden has a new football coach and both he and the “biggest little football town in the world” are expecting big things.

Find out more about Buddy King, as well as community and player reactions to the hire inside the Thursday edition of The O-N-E.

Catawba County’s justice center was full of love on Valentine’s Day. See The O-N-E to find out more this year’s rekindling of a Feb. 14 tradition thanks to the Catawba County Register of Deeds office.

February 14th

Maiden introduces new football coach

February 14, 2012

Maiden High School's new football coach carries an extensive resume in the sport.

James "Buddy" King, a former longtime college offensive line coach, was introduced as the new head Blue Devil in a press conference Tuesday in the school's auditorium.

King served the past two seasons as offensive line coach at Goose Creek High School in South Carolina.

"I can't thank Mr. (Dwayne) Finger, Mr. (Jeff) Price, the school board and all of you for the opportunity we all have here at Maiden High School," King said in his first comments to the community.

Red Tornadoes oust Tigers, advance to title game

February 14, 2012

Four days after falling to Hickory on the road in the regular season finale, déjà vu struck the Fred T. Foard girls basketball team.

The Lady Tigers (14-10) lost 72-48 Tuesday in a game that mirrored a 72-54 loss to Hickory on Feb. 10.

Trailing 27-25 at the half, Hickory turned up its defense, outscoring Foard 23-7 in the third quarter.

Foard coach Brad Mangum said the quarter made a huge difference in deciding the winner of Tuesday’s game.

Augustin ready to return for laboring Bobcats

February 14, 2012

CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Bobcats are hoping the return of point guard D.J. Augustin means the end of a dubious 15-game losing streak, the longest in franchise history.

The Bobcats (3-25) have lost 11 straight games with Augustin sidelined with inflammation in his right toe.

Maiden introduces football coach

February 14, 2012

Maiden High School's new football coach carries an extensive resume in the sport.

James "Buddy" King, a former longtime college offensive line coach, was introduced as the new head Blue Devil in a press conference Tuesday in the school's auditorium.

King served the past two seasons as offensive line coach at Goose Creek High School in South Carolina.

"I can't thank Mr. (Dwayne) Finger, Mr. (Jeff) Price, the school board and all of you for the opportunity we all have here at Maiden High School," King said in his first comments to the community.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

February 14, 2012

This photo of Tuttle Elementary School students organizing jeans is The O-N-E photo of the week.

Tuttle collected more than 2,500 pairs of jeans to donate to needy people in the region.

For more on this story, visit http://observernewsonline.com/content/jeans-team.

Visit observernewsonline.com every Wednesday for a new photo of the week. To suggest photo choices or submit news tips, email onenews@observernewsonline.com.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

February 14, 2012

Edward “Eddie” Lewis Rowe Sr., 75, of Maiden, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at Wake Forest University/Baptist Medical Center. The Rowe family has entrusted arrangements to Perfect Peace Cremations in Newton.

Ethel Hoke, 77, of Hickory, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete at Drum Funeral Home in Hickory.

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