Archive - May 2012
Mitt Romney has been declared the winner of GOP presidential primaries in North Carolina, Indiana and West Virginia.
The trio is certain to push Romney closer to the 1,144 delegates he needs to clinch the GOP nomination, handing him 100 or so delegates of the 288 he still needs.
None of the outcomes is a surprise. Romney faces no serious challenge to the Republican nomination.
Incumbent U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry easily defeated challengers in the Republican primary Tuesday.
Now, he faces N.C. Rep. Patsy Keever in the November general election for the congressional seat. She defeated Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy and Timothy Murphy in the Democratic primary.
Donald Ray Starnes, 78, of Hickory, died May 7, 2012, at Catawba Valley Medical Center. The Starnes family entrusted the funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Hickory.
North Carolina voters supported an amendment to the state constitution to define marriage between one man and one woman.
The Associated Press called the decision about 9:05 p.m. with voters in favor of the amendment delivering 61 % of the vote.
The Associated Press has declared U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry in the Republican Primary in the U.S. District 10 race.
Nonpartisan ballots are in high demand today at Catawba County polling sites, election officials say.
The 26,000 county voters registered without a political party affiliation may choose a ballot at the polls â€” either Republican, Democrat, Libertarian or nonpartisan.
Some of North Carolina's youngest voters are getting a chance to pick candidates for November's general election, but they won't be able to vote on the constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.
A local criminal felt the bitter taste of citizen justice late Monday night after running from the law in Claremont.
Police say a Claremont resident helped end a foot chase through town about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, when he knocked out a suspect on the run.
Catawba County School system found its man, but "the biggest little football town in the world" lost theirs for the second time in a year. Newton-Conover is on the verge of finding a new football coach, and voters are headed to the polls to select leaders in local, state and national elections.
Thatâ€™s some of the news featured in the Tuesday print and online editions of The O-N-E.
In a Feb. 29 scrimmage against Wilkes Centralâ€™s Garrett Lakey, Maidenâ€™s Zack Huffman was leading 6-1, 4-0.
Suddenly, he felt a weird sensation in his arm that changed the outlook of not only the match, but his whole senior season.
To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.