Archive - May 2012
New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma was suspended without pay for the entire 2012 season by the NFL, one of four players punished Wednesday for participating in the team's cash-for-hits bounty system.
A 90-year old printing business is up for sale in downtown Newton, while another business in the cityâ€™s central district is closing its doors and moving to Conover.
More details on the closure of the Salvation Army thrift storeâ€™s closure and the future of Epps Printing in the Wednesday edition of The O-N-E.
Newt Gingrich can now call himself a former presidential candidate.
The former House speaker bowed out of the Republican presidential contest Wednesday as expected, just short of a year after he got into the race. And without using the word "endorse," he did just that with a vow to help Mitt Romney defeat President Barack Obama in November.
A No. 6 seed at last year's Catawba Valley 2A baseball tournament, the Maiden Blue Devils enter Thursday's first round as the No. 2 overall seed.
It's been a turnaround season for the Blue Devils, who are 15-8 overall and 10-4 in the CVAC after finishing one game below .500 in 2011.
After hearing eight appeals from 10 schools Tuesday, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association approved a final conference realignment draft.
Of the appeals of the NCHSAA Realignment Committeeâ€™s draft released March 15, only three were from the region, including Lake Norman Charter, Draughn and East Burke.
The Fred T. Foard and St. Stephens softball squads advanced to Thursday's semifinals in the Northwestern 3A/4A tournament.
Foard (19-3) topped Hickory, 14-2, behind a grand slam from Michaela Wilson. Ashley Oliver also had an RBI triple and an RBI single in the contest.
Lexi Shubert pitched 4.2 innings, allowing no hits and stuck out eight Lady Red Tornado batters.
Authorities arrested a third man Monday night suspected of being involved in a Hickory shootout that injured three men this past weekend.
Hickory police and Catawba County sheriffâ€™s deputies served a warrant at a home at 1463 Peregrine Drive in Catawba. Authorities were searching for Marcus Tyrone Kennedy.
Mildred Jane Maynard Crow, 86, of Tiffany Street, Conover, died Monday, April 30, 2012, at Frye Regional Medical Center. Memorials may be made to The Mildred Crow Memorial Fund, 4081 Startown Road Newton, NC 28658.
A short segment of Newton’s Heritage Trail Greenway recently reopened after crews spent nearly six months on a culvert replacement project along the three-quarter-mile stretch.
Public works officials say crews replaced about four culverts along Phase II of the greenway that the state identified as not meeting standards during an inspection last year.
The Salvation Army’s Newton thrift store sits in an old “A” Street building with myriad repair needs and cramped parking.
By the middle of this month, the store will solve those challenges by moving to the site of a former automobile dealership in Conover.