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January 20th

Conover police identify crash victim

January 20, 2012

Police have identified a man who died in a fiery car crash in Conover on Tuesday.


The victim, Gordon John Robinson, 64, of Asheville, was found dead inside a crashed vehicle shortly after 9:45 a.m. Tuesday off Reese Drive in Conover.

Authorities believe Robinson suffered a medical condition that led to a fiery wreck, and Conover police are treating the incident as a traffic accident until they receive results from the coroner, said Conover Police Chief Steve Brewer.

Newton seeking spot on National Register

January 20, 2012

Newton's downtown district may get a historic revitalization boost by late March.

The N.C. National Register Advisory Committee will soon review a nomination that the city's downtown district be added to the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places.

The proposed downtown historic district is bound by 2nd Street, North Forney Avenue, "A" Street and North Ashe Avenue.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Friday, Jan. 20

January 20, 2012

There’s no new leads from Wednesday’s reported gunman at Catawba Valley Community College, and a review of the school's 24-hour video surveillance revealed nothing.

More details from this week’s campus lockdown and evacuation in the Friday edition of The O-N-E, along with the latest information on police and school leaders’ review of their response to the security threat.

Beyond GeoDome: students at Jacobs Fork Middle School entered a new inflatable theater that delivers lessons about climate change: www.observernewsonline.com/content/mobile-science-center-visits-jacobs-fork.

January 19th

Bunting named new Indians football chief

January 20, 2012

“Big Daddy” just got a little bigger.

St. Stephens High School named Chris Bunting, the defensive coordinator for the Indians football team last season, as its newest head coach Thursday.

Bunting replaces Fred Whalen, who stepped down after two seasons in the post.

“We have a great community here,” Bunting said at a Thursday press conference at the school. “We have a great support system with our principal and athletic director. We have an amazing faculty and our kids are fantastic. We have things in place that are very good for us.”

Every Buc scores in lopsided victory for CVCC

January 20, 2012

Each of the 11 players on the CVCC men’s basketball team scored at least one point Thursday against Patrick Henry, leading the Bucs to a 100-75 home win.

Justin Lail guided CVCC (6-9) with 19 points, while Will White and Anthony Hilliard scored 15 points each. Terrence Pol added a double-double with 14 points and 16 rebounds.

Six players fouled out in the game, including five for Patrick Henry (8-5). Due to their foul trouble, the Patriots played with three players in the remaining minute of the game.

L-R’s Arcieri on national watch list

January 20, 2012

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Stephan Arcieri has been named a “Player To Watch” in the Southeast region by the American Baseball Coaches Association.

The designation is part of the 2012 NCAA Div. II ABCA/Rawlings Preseason All-American Team.

Arcieri, a senior outfielder from Roswell, Ga., finished third on the team last season in hitting (.350) while starting 45 of the squad’s 47 games.

Arcieri also led the team in hits (62) to go along with 12 stolen bases, 35 runs scored, three triples, 76 total bases and 26 runs batted in.

Going cruising? Vote now

January 19, 2012

At least 11 people died and more are missing after the Costa Concordia cruise ship crashed into a reef off the coast of Italy.

The crash was the most recent disaster in a history of mishaps for the cruise industry.

Considering that history, would you board a cruise ship? Vote now at observernewsonline.com.

Pick up the weekend edition of The O-N-E for results of last week's reader poll on racism and discrimination in Catawba County.

Mobile science center visits Jacobs Fork

January 19, 2012

Few things compare to the state’s “GeoDome” theater.  

Floating at about 20-feet tall and 50 feet in circumference, the mobile and inflatable dome is a theater inside a pod.

However, this theater doesn’t showcase the newest hit comedy or major motion picture. It surrounds viewers with a scientific topic far more imperative — marine life and climate change.   

Smoke part of sewer test

January 19, 2012

Claremont citizens may observe constant smoke in the city beginning next week.

The smoke is harmless and part of an effort to eliminate ground and storm water from entering the sanitary sewer system.

Claremont will start conducting a sanitary sewer evaluation program next week, which includes smoke that will test sanitary sewer mains and house lateral connections for leaks and defects.

The testing will begin Monday and should be completed by Feb. 10, said Doug Barrick, Claremont city manager.

No leads in gunman investigation

January 19, 2012

Video footage from campus surveillance cameras offered authorities no new information Thursday as they continue to investigate a report of a gunman at Catawba Valley Community College.

Police said a female CVCC employee reported a middle-aged white man holding a handgun in an East Campus parking lot about 9:20 a.m. Wednesday. The employee said the man was wearing a backpack and had long, curly blonde hair.

CVCC locked down its east and main campuses Wednesday as law enforcement spent nearly four hours combing the college for the suspect.

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