Archive - May 31, 2012
Claremont leaders are set to discuss ordinance changes concerning Internet gaming cafes Monday night during the city council's regular meeting.
The city becomes the latest in the area to discuss Internet sweepstakes parlors. Maiden's Town Council recently agreed to permit sweepstakes establishments within town limits.
Newton-Conover's new middle school opens in August, but area students can check out their learning environment any time they want — on the Internet.
Newton-Conover City Schools (NCCS) leaders posted a video to the system's Facebook page this week that introduces students to their new school off County Home Road.
A man and woman were caught cooking methamphetamine inside a sheriff’s deputy’s home on Thursday in Hickory.
Deputies discovered two people in the process of manufacturing meth at a home on Highland Avenue in Hickory owned by Deputy Brian Hollar.
Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid will ask county commissioners Monday to approve the hiring of his son as a deputy.
Reid said he intends to hire his son, Cory Reid, as an entry-level road patrol deputy. The deputy position is one of three new road patrol jobs the county is creating during the 2012-13 year.
Johnny Warnshuis, a California native, is traveling through the Hickory area this week as part of a more than 4,000-mile journey across the United States on horseback.
He says he’s riding to raise awareness about Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), a rare inflammatory disorder of the peripheral nerves outside the brain and spinal cord.
Marjorie Louise Isenhour Sigmon, 80, of Conover, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley. The Sigmon family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation in Conover.
Catawba County authorities and emergency officials say they are monitoring a strong threat of severe storms Friday and Saturday.
"The storms (Friday) will be the result of a warm and cold front colliding in a line that goes roughly from Gaffney to Hickory to Taylorsville," said Karyn Yaussy, Catawba County Emergency Management coordinator.
John Edwards was acquitted on one charge of campaign finance fraud and a mistrial was declared on five other counts Thursday when jurors said they couldn't decide if he illegally used money to hide his pregnant mistress while he ran for president.
Ben Cockman sings and plays guitar and mandolin because he believes that God gave him this talent to glorify Him.
Ben’s three brothers, sister, and his father, sing and play for the same reason.
Friends, family and co-workers in the Maiden community are mourning the death of a mother and child killed in a head-on collision Wednesday.
For more details on the tragic wreck and Tisa Michelle Strickland and her 13-month-old, see the Thursday edition of The O-N-E.
Vandals strike athletic facilities at Maiden High School.