Archive - May 2012
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office reported the following arrests and incidents this week.
* Anthony Chad Shalk, 19, of Hickory, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and drug violations. He was held in the Catawba County Detention Center on a $1,500 secured bond.
Opealee Crawley Jonas, 81, of Vale, died Thursday, May 3, 2012, at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory. Memorials may be made to Corinth Baptist Church, 7929 W. N.C. 10, Vale, NC, 28168.
The pace of life is a bit slower at Herman's Fish Lake â€” quiet and relaxing, for sure. Occasionally, a rooster will crow, or ducks will quack. Muted conversations among the Saturday anglers drift across the pond.
Fishing space around the lake fills quickly, though â€” especially when one can fish the entire day for $8.
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.
CHARLOTTE â€” 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.
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 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.
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.
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 Fridayâ€™s edition of The O-N-E: http://www.observernewsonline.com/content/breaking-woman-shoots-husband-....
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