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Archive - May 2012

May 24th

Conover copper theft suspect arrested

May 24, 2012

Police think they may have caught the man responsible for the thefts of $60,000 in copper wiring from an abandoned Conover plant in recent weeks.

Within the past month, there have been multiple copper cable larcenies at an abandoned manufacturing plant near 405 Wortha Herman Road Southwest in Conover.

Catawba County crime, May 24

May 24, 2012

The Catawba County Sheriff's Office recently reported the following arrests and incidents.

Arrests

May 20
* Arlette Nicole Forrester, 41, of Denver, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault. She washeld on a $1,000 unsecured bond.

May 23rd

Bucs start quest for first NJCAA title on Saturday

May 23, 2012

The third time was the charm for the CVCC baseball team.

In just their third season, the Buccaneers will compete Saturday at the National Junior College Athletic Association Div. II World Series in Enid, Okla.

To read more on this story, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

Foard to host North Iredell on Thursday in title series

May 23, 2012

The Fred T. Foard softball team hosts North Iredell in the first game of a best-of-three West Regional championship series today.

The Lady Tigers (23-4), who won in the 10th inning against Franklin on Tuesday to advance to the title series, would also host a third game, if necessary, on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Rusty Wallace heads NASCAR Hall of Fame group

May 23, 2012

CHARLOTTE — Sprint Cup champion Rusty Wallace hated running second to anyone and doesn't plan to start now that he's part of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Wallace, the 1989 series champion who won 55 races, headed the group of five picked Wednesday as NASCAR's newest Hall of Famers. The others selected were Leonard Wood, Herb Thomas, Cotton Owens and Buck Baker.

Protest location now uncertain

May 23, 2012

Leaders of a planned protest against Maiden pastor Charles Worley are scrambling to find a place to demonstrate just two days before thousands are expected to descend on Catawba County.

Maiden residents upset with pastor

May 23, 2012

Maiden is still buzzing with talk of gays, lesbians, protests and pastors two days after a local preacher’s anti-gay remarks sparked a national controversy.

Town residents say recent comments made by pastor Charles Worley do not represent the town or its people.

Wreck traps 1, injures at least 4

May 23, 2012

At least four people were transported to hospitals this afternoon following a three-vehicle wreck on N.C. 10 in Newton.

The wreck, which happened about 3 p.m. just west of U.S. 321 Business, stalled traffic on N.C. 10.

At 4:15 p.m., emergency crews were still working to free one person from a vehicle involved in the crash.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Wednesday, May 23

May 23, 2012

Controversy continues swirling around a Maiden church where the pastor called for gay people to be cordoned in an electric fence and eradicated.

Follow the story as it develops in the Wednesday edition of The O-N-E, and see video from Pastor Charles Worley’s sermon online: http://www.observernewsonline.com/content/pastors-sermon-stirs-controversy.

May 22nd

Taylor Brown's blooper in 10th lifts Tigers

May 22, 2012

In a game between Tigers and Panthers, you knew it was going to be a wild contest.

A bloop single by junior Taylor Brown in the bottom of the 10th inning gave the Fred T. Foard Tigers a 1-0 victory Tuesday against Franklin, advancing them to the 3A softball Final Four.

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