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May 8th

ELECTION 2012: Voters back marriage amendment

May 8, 2012

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.

Voters request amendment-only ballots

May 8, 2012

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 — either Republican, Democrat, Libertarian or nonpartisan.

Youngest voters can't cast marriage amendment ballot

May 8, 2012

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.

Citizen to criminal: 'Welcome to Claremont'

May 8, 2012

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.

Dear editor: School leaders should beg Tom Brown for help

May 8, 2012

Dear editor:

The O-N-E Morning Read: Tuesday, May 8

May 8, 2012

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.

That’s some of the news featured in the Tuesday print and online editions of The O-N-E.

May 7th

Maiden’s Zack Huffman tries to shoulder the load

May 8, 2012

In a Feb. 29 scrimmage against Wilkes Central’s Garrett Lakey, Maiden’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.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Maiden, Bandys win CVAC titles

May 8, 2012

Behind 17 hits, the Maiden Blue Devils won the 2012 Catawba Valley 2A baseball tournament final against Draughn at L.P. Frans Stadium on Monday night, 12-3.

Seniors Dustin Hipps and Jason Gantt led the charge with four-hit performances at the plate.

CCS hires superintendent

May 7, 2012

Catawba County Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the hire of Dr. Dan Brigman as the system's next superintendent, effective July 1.

Brigman currently serves as superintendent of Macon County Schools in far western North Carolina.

He will make $160,000 as CCS' superintendent, according to a four-year contract the board approved Monday night.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

May 7, 2012

Patricia “Pat” Smith, 57, of Claremont, died Sunday, May 6, 2012, at her residence.  The Smith family has entrusted the arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home in Newton.

Madi Story went out a winner Monday night during the North Carolina Coaches Association East-West...
In a game that included five ejections, the Catawba County Hornets defeated the rival Carolina...
A native of the state of Washington, Marvin Williams is returning to his North Carolina roots. The...

 

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