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Archive - May 2012

May 3rd

Catawba plans to fix financial balance

May 3, 2012

The town of Catawba cannot afford to budget as it has in recent years, the town’s manager said Thursday.  

The town, which has seen its revenues fall, then stall, in the midst of a recession, has relied on its fund balance — or town savings — to help balance the budget since the mid-2000s.

SOURCE: 49ers headed to Conference USA

May 3, 2012

CHARLOTTE — Two people familiar with the situation say Charlotte is leaving the Atlantic 10 and rejoining Conference USA in the 2013-14 season.

The people spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because an announcement has not yet been made. The university has scheduled a Friday news conference.

BREAKING: Parochial schools to remain in NCHSAA

May 3, 2012

A vote to remove non-boarding parochial schools from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association has failed.

The NCHSAA sent a ballot to its 390 schools last month allowing principals to vote on changing a rule that allows Charlotte Catholic, Kernersville McGuinness and Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons to be members in the organization.

Seven protesters arrested near Sherrills Ford

May 3, 2012

Seven Greenpeace protesters were arrested near Sherrills Ford on Thursday morning after chaining themselves to railroad tracks to show opposition to Duke Energy and Apple Inc.

Railroad technicians had to halt a train heading for the Marshall Steam Station in Terrell after the protesters bolted themselves to the tracks with steel tubes and branded railroad cars with the iconic Apple logo.

CCS superintendent selection expected soon

May 3, 2012

The identity of the next Catawba County Schools superintendent may be revealed Monday afternoon.

The CCS Board of Education is set to provide an update on the search and consider a contract for a successor to current system leader Glenn Barger.

Barger is set to retire at the end of June.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Thursday, May 7

May 3, 2012

In breaking news Thursday morning, The O-N-E is delivering information about a crime north of St. Stephens where police say a women shot her husband and set her home on fire to hide the murder.

Details are all online, and the complete story will be delivered in Friday’s edition of The O-N-E: http://www.observernewsonline.com/content/breaking-woman-shoots-husband-....

Dear Editor: Children do best when raised by mother and father

May 3, 2012

Dear editor:

The marriage amendment is not about or intended to discriminate. It is about preserving and protecting an institution that has existed for almost thousands of years.

Publisher's perspective: Class is in session for daddy-to-be

May 3, 2012

After almost eight months of my wife’s pregnancy, we’ve been through a few educational adventures in furniture assembly, nursery preparation and wardrobe navigation. I’ve even read up a little on being a good daddy-to-be courtesy “The Caveman’s Pregnancy Companion: A survival guide for expectant fathers.”

OK, well I’ve read most of it. Err ... would you buy ... some of it?

May 2nd

Watauga sweeps team honors, Hickory is second

May 3, 2012

The heat beat down on Northwestern 3A/4A track and field athletes Wednesday, and Watauga beat down the field.

The Pioneers swept the boys and girls team titles at the conference’s track and field meet at Lenoir-Rhyne University.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Scores, tournament brackets

May 3, 2012

The Catawba Valley 2A baseball and softball tournaments start today. The top four seeds are hosting games in both tournaments. All games take place at 6:30 p.m.

Catawba native Bobby Lutz is a finalist for the head men's basketball coaching job at College of...
Todd Starkey is leaving the Lenoir-Rhyne women’s basketball program to take an assistant coaching...
After five seasons, Ryan Succop's career as a Kansas City Chief is over. The Chiefs cut the veteran...

 

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