Archive - Apr 2012
No one was injured when a chemical-filled plastic drink bottle exploded Tuesday night in a bathroom inside a Lenoir-Rhyne University dorm.
Hickory fire and police personnel responded to Morgan Dorm just after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a call of an explosion.
When he's not traveling nine months out of the year, Franc D’Ambrosio goes home. Well, he says, I guess you could call it that.
“It’s odd for me to go back to my home, I feel less comfortable,” he said.
“It takes me a few moments to get used to everything again.”
Police on the scene of an evacuation at Catawba Valley Community College tell The O-N-E that students and staff should not return to the school's two campuses until tomorrow.
Just before noon, a mandatory evacuation was ordered at the East and Main campuses due to a "perceived threat," according to a release from the college. The Challenger Early College High School was also evacuated.
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich all but conceded Wednesday that his White House campaign is over â one day before he visits Conover.
Gingrich,â who is scheduled to speak at the Sidewalk Cafe in Conover at 8 a.m. Thursday â said he expects Mitt Romney will be the GOP nominee. He called on the party to unite behind the former Massachusetts governor.
A vehicle rammed into The Untouchables restaurant on 10th Street NW in Conover on Wednesday morning.
The restaurant's owner, Scott Gilleland, told The O-N-E his restaurant has extensive damage but plans to remain open for business.
The O-N-E will share more details as they are available. For complete coverage, pick up the Thursday print edition of The Observer News Enterprise.
East Burkeâs girls and Draughnâs boys track teams were crowned CVAC champions at Bunker Hill on Tuesday, but Newton-Conover had a lot to be proud of.
The Red Devils who were fifth (girls) and eighth (boys) a year ago at the same meet, finished inside the top-three spots on both sides.
The Maiden baseball team picked up a 4-2 road victory in CVAC play Tuesday against East Burke.
Jake Aaron, Dillon Foster and Daniel Williams each drove in an RBI for the Blue Devils, while Dustin Hipps scored a pair of runs.
Aaron Rudisill was the winning pitching for Maiden, while Hipps pitched up the save.
Hickory 6, St. Stephens 0
The Greensboro Grasshoppers combined to throw a no-hitter, shutting out Hickory in the first of a seven-game homestand for the Crawdads.
Greensboro starter Jose Fernandez and relievers Gregory Nappo and Kevin Cravey combined to strike out 11 Hickory batters, allow three walks, no hits and no runs in the impressive pitching performance.
One of the nationâs prominent activists against underage drinking is urging law enforcement to take an âaggressive stanceâ on the issue.
Ron Bogle, a former local attorney and state judge, said he admits heâs got a bad attitude about alcohol. However, he said his real pet peeve is underage drinking.