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March 6th

Raid nets guns, pills and cash

March 6, 2012

Police seized large quantities of pills, cash and guns from an elderly Newton man’s home on Thursday during a raid that involved three local departments.

Frank Callahan, 77, of 846 Crestway Drive in Newton, was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver schedule II narcotics after authorities found 42 Oxycodone pills, 19 guns and about $5,000 in cash at his residence.

The raid followed an undercover operation in which Callahan sold drugs to undercover officers, said Newton Police Maj. Kevin Yarborough.

Authorities probe lumber company embezzlement

March 6, 2012

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an employee of a Sherrills Ford lumber company who allegedly embezzled more than $2,000 in forged checks.

The unidentified employee of Eades Wood Inc. allegedly took checks from company property to deposit money into a personal bank account, according to a Catawba County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

According to the report, the employee forged and deposited six checks totaling $2,200 into a personal bank account.

Service to honor fallen N.C. Coast Guardsman

March 6, 2012

MOBILE, Ala. — U.S. Coast Guard officials say a memorial service is planned for Thursday to honor an N.C. guardsman and other crew members of a helicopter that crashed in Mobile Bay a week ago.

An MH-65C Dolphin helicopter crashed in the bay's shallow waters during a training mission Feb. 28.

Lt. Cmdr. Dale Taylor, of Snow Hill, was aboard the aircraft. His wife, Teresa, was a 1994 graduate of Bunker Hill High School and has family in Catawba County.

Hickory couple wins big in lottery

March 6, 2012

A Hickory couple plans to pay off a mortgage, buy two cars and take a trip to Las Vegas after winning a $1 million instant prize in an N.C. Education Lottery game.

Rick and Mary Hollar purchased their winning ticket at Smoker Friendly on 29th Avenue in Hickory.

“It hasn’t sunk in,” Mary said. “Until I see it in my account, and it will be like ‘Wow, it’s real.’ We are going to enjoy life and be debt-free.”

The O-N-E Morning Read: Tuesday, March 6

March 6, 2012

Police are looking for a driver who hit a 12-year-old Claremont girl and fled the Oxford School Road scene Sunday night.

The girl was seriously injured and airlifted to a Charlotte hospital, now the Claremont community is praying for her recovery and searching for a silver or champagne colored SUV.

More details in Tuesday’s edition of The O-N-E.

Fire destroyed a rental home near the Blackburn Community on Monday and firefighters rescued tenants pet dog moments before the structure collapsed.

March 5th

Foard shut out by Burns on soccer field

March 5, 2012

Off to a 3-0 start to the season, the Fred T. Foard girls soccer team ran into its first speed bump Monday.

The Lady Tigers (3-1) were held offensively against Burns, while the Lady Bulldogs piled on five goals to earn the 5-0 shutout.

“We’re glad we’re getting this game over and its not quite in conference play yet,” said Lady Tigers coach Stan Elliott. “We’re going to learn from this, move forward as a team and get better from here.”

Burns (2-0) scored in the 18th minute to take the early lead on a Whitney Wellman kick from an assist by Kayla Powell.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Hickory ends N-C's home streak

March 5, 2012

The Newton-Conover's long home winning streak on the tennis court came to an end Monday with a 6-3 loss to Hickory.

The Red Devils (1-2) had won 64 consecutive matches dating back to 2007 before the Red Tornadoes non-conference court victory.

Newton-Conover starts conference play Tuesday with a match against South Iredell hoping to keep another long streak going. The Red Devils have won 61-straight conference matches heading into their match against the Vikings.

Hickory 6, Newton-Conover 3

Singles

No. 4 Tar Heels ready to prove themselves in ACCs

March 5, 2012

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina was a preseason No. 1 stocked with experience and potential NBA talent that cruised through the regular season showing only flashes of the dominant form everyone had expected.

The fourth-ranked Tar Heels have gotten everyone's attention again.

North Carolina clinched the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season championship by overwhelming Duke in its famously hostile arena. The question now is whether that weekend performance was just one game or the start of something more for the Tar Heels heading into this week's ACC tournament in Atlanta.

Driver flees after hitting 12-year-old

March 5, 2012

Police are looking for suspects involved in a hit-and-run accident on Sunday that left a 12-year-old Claremont girl seriously injured.  

The girl was airlifted from Catawba County to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte on Sunday night after being struck by a vehicle while walking alongside Oxford School Road.

The driver of the vehicle fled the scene.

Troopers with the N.C. Highway Patrol say the girl was walking with a friend alongside Oxford School Road near Bunker Hill School Road about 7 p.m. Sunday when the driver of a silver or champagne-colored SUV struck her in the back.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

March 5, 2012

Sandra Ann Webb Jones, 60, of Berry Cap Drive, Conover, died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at her residence.  The Jones family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Newton.

Nancy Yvonne Pope Lackey Teague, 74, of Conover, died Sunday, March 4, 2012, at her home after years of declining health. The Teague family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation in Conover.

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