Archive - May 2, 2012
After falling behind 8-0, the Hickory Crawdads attempted to come back in their game against the Greensboro Grasshoppers.
Hickory scored four runs in the fifth, seventh and eight innings, but weren't able to make up the deficit, dropping the first road game of the series to Greensboro on Wednesday, 8-4.
Lillian "Sue" Sewell Jones died in 2009, but just like the philanthropy work she completed in life, her impact in Catawba County will benefit the community long into the future.
Mary Sigmon Ramsey, 93, of Lincolnton, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Brian Center of Lincolnton. Memorials may be made to Riverview Baptist Church in lieu of flowers.
Newton-Conover's new middle school facility will be completed in the next few weeks, district leaders said Wednesday.
"I'd say it's 95 percent completed now, the whole project," said Newton-Conover City Schools (NCCS) board member Jim Stockner. "It looks like we're running right on schedule."
Sheriffâ€™s deputies are investigating a possible connection between the deaths of a boyfriend and girlfriend.
On Monday afternoon, Burke County authorities discovered the body of Randy Cook at his home at 6570 Peyronel St. in Connelly Springs.
Authorities believe Cook committed suicide.
Congressman Patrick McHenry says feedback from local businesses is crucial to turning around the nation's fortunes.
McHenry, who is running for re-election in the U.S. 10th Congressional District, visited Conover manufacturer Tarason Packaging on Wednesday to get some of that local response.
A New Hampshire woman is in jail after leading local authorities on a high-speed chase down Interstate 40, colliding with officers and wrecking her car.
State troopers say Carla Maltais was traveling down I-40 in the eastbound direction about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday when officers tried to pull her car over on the suspicion she was driving under the influence.
New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma was suspended without pay for the entire 2012 season by the NFL, one of four players punished Wednesday for participating in the team's cash-for-hits bounty system.
A 90-year old printing business is up for sale in downtown Newton, while another business in the cityâ€™s central district is closing its doors and moving to Conover.
More details on the closure of the Salvation Army thrift storeâ€™s closure and the future of Epps Printing in the Wednesday edition of The O-N-E.
Newt Gingrich can now call himself a former presidential candidate.
The former House speaker bowed out of the Republican presidential contest Wednesday as expected, just short of a year after he got into the race. And without using the word "endorse," he did just that with a vow to help Mitt Romney defeat President Barack Obama in November.