Archive - May 2012
Police are investigating what appears to be an advertising scam in Conover that swindled at least one local business of its money.
A person posing as an advertising salesman entered Haven Boutique in downtown Conover about 1 p.m. Thursday and sold a fake ad to an employee, police said.
Anyone with information is urged to call the CPD at 828-464-4698.
It’s definitely no secret that Catawba County embraces its strong tradition in high school sports. It could be the state’s best.
However, what if I told you the area’s strongest program is one that’s gone mostly unnoticed in recent years? Would you believe me?
A Georgia woman involved in a 2011 "Bonnie and Clyde" crime spree through Catawba County will spend 10-13 years in prison.
Diana Michelle Dayton, 36, of Lawrenceville, Ga., was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to a long list of felony charges.
Earlier this week, Michael Bagwell, also of Georgia, received a 14-20-year sentence for his role in the crime spree.
I am writing in response to the editorial written by Thomas S. Kern III (â€śMarriage amendment not about discrimination,â€ť The O-N-E, May 3).
Trying not to fall behind the competition, the Conover Cowboys decided to put a little spring in their step.
The Cowboys youth football program, which involves more than 60 kids ages 7-12 through Newton, Conover and surrounding areas, joined the North Carolina Spring Football League (NSFL) of Charlotte.
Top-seeded Draughn, along with South Iredell, Maiden and Bunker Hill, advanced to the second round of the Catawba Valley 2A baseball tournament.
The Wildcats play the Vikings today at 4:30 p.m. at L.P. Frans Stadium, while the Blue Devils and Bears play in the nightcap at 7 p.m.
CVAC baseball tournament
First round scores
No. 1 Draughn 5, No. 8 East Burke 2
Authorities say a woman shot her husband and set him on fire at their home north of the St. Stephens community.
Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid said Tina Canipe Barbour, 47, was charged with murder, first-degree arson and destroy remains conceal death following her release from a local hospital. She was treated for smoke inhalation from the fire.
Despite a two-RBI performance from center fielder Jordan Akins, the Hickory Crawdads dropped their second-straight road contest to the Greensboro Grasshoppers on Thursday, 7-3.
First baseman Aaron Seene led the 'Hoppers (18-8), going 1-for-3 from the plate with a home run in the bottom of the eighth inning that plated two runs.
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