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Kurt Busch keeps ride with Phoenix Racing

June 12, 2012

CHARLOTTE — Kurt Busch will return to Phoenix Racing when his one-week NASCAR suspension ends Wednesday.

Busch met Tuesday with team owner James Finch, and the duo agreed to move forward to this weekend's race at Michigan International Speedway.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

June 12, 2012

Pamela Stiles McKeehan, 58, of Hickory, died Monday, June 11, 2012 at Catawba Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.  Bass-Smith Funeral Home in Hickory is serving the family of Pamela Stiles McKeehan.

Felony license charges mount

June 12, 2012

State officials say at least 28 Greater Hickory Metro citizens received wrongfully issued North Carolina driver's licenses this year due to the illegal actions of a Newton examiner.

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) License and Theft Bureau arrested Cathy Rudisill, 62, of Vale, in May on 13 felony counts of wrongful issuance of a driver's license.

CCS meal prices, nutrition set to increase

June 12, 2012

Catawba County Schools (CCS) students will pay more for school lunches next year.

School board officials recently agreed to raise prices 15 cents a meal at all schools, making the total lunch price $2.15 for elementary schools and $2.25 for middle and high schools.

Breakfast for all K-12 students will remain $1.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Tuesday, June 12

June 12, 2012

Newton-Conover City Schools added a familiar face to its Board of Education on Monday night, two sisters plan to open a bakery this summer in downtown Newton, and a Hickory-based Latino ministry recently changed relocated to a church.

Read all about those stories and more in the Tuesday print edition of The Observer News Enterprise and at observernewsonline.com.

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Former mayor to serve schools

June 12, 2012

A familiar face in the Newton community will serve the local school system for at least the next 17 months.

The Newton-Conover City Schools Board of Education appointed former Newton mayor Bob Mullinax to serve the remainder of Kyle Drum's unexpired term.

Drum left the board at the end of May to move to Davie County for his job.

Despite weather, junior golf kicks off season

June 12, 2012

Youngsters of all ages turned out at Lincoln Country Club for the first Catawba Valley Junior Golf Tour (CVJGT) event of the season Monday.

Boys and girls in five different age groups competed for bragging rights at the course despite rains looming in the area.

Suns blank Crawdads in series opener, 9-0

June 12, 2012

Behind 14 hits and nine runs, the Hagerstown Suns took the series opener against the Hickory Crawdads in Maryland on Monday, 9-0.

First baseman Justin Miller led the Suns (39-24) by going 3-for-5 from the plate, including two RBIs. Teammate and catcher Cole Leonida also had three hits and two RBIs in the contest.

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