March 27th, 2012
CONCORD (AP) â€” NASCAR's annual all-star race will be split into five segments this year, with a mandatory pit stop before the final 10-lap sprint for the $1 million prize.
The following arrests and incidents were reported by the Catawba County Sheriff's Office.
*Jerome Mikal Gray, 17, of Hickory, was arrested on a charge of unauthorized use of conveyance. He was held in the Newton Detention Center on a $1,000 secured bond.
John Walter Scott, 85, of Hedrick Street, Newton, died Saturday, March 24, 2012, at Abernethy Laurels. The Scott family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Newton.
Harry Reese Jr., 92, of Kingston Residence of Hickory, died Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Drum Funeral Home & Cremation in Hickory is handling arrangements.
Catawba County Schools is asking the state to end its budget reversion process that stripped the school system of more than $5 million last year.
This week, the Catawba County Schools (CCS) Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution that asked state lawmakers to “eliminate” the discretionary reversion process that has taken away hundreds of millions of dollars from school systems across the state in recent years.
For more of this story, pick up Wednesday's edition of The O-N-E.
Local education leaders are considering expanding senior graduation projects to more schools countywide.
Superintendents say they would like to see more seniors completing portfolio and resume-boosting projects prior to graduation — something county school systems have required in the past.
For more details on this story, pick up Wednesday's edition of The O-N-E.
The coming academic year won't have any more school days than last year, even though start and end dates will change in Catawba County.
State public school officials recently overrode a 185-day school calendar requirement previously approved by North Carolina lawmakers. Local school boards throughout the state complained the extra days would create extra costs to operate buses and buildings without extra funding, and many of the state's districts applied for waivers to use the five additional days for staff development.
When Alex Ehrnsberger started her senior graduation project last year, she never thought her “final product” would be featured in the Android app store.
Fellow senior Briannen Arey also never thought her penultimate product would be a book published for readers online.
A man escaped serious injury when the medical supply van he was driving was hit by a freight train in Claremont on Monday.
Pick up the Tuesday edition of The O-N-E to find out what happens when you try to out-run a train â€”Â and lose.
A Morganton man was sentenced to at least 18.5 years in prison for the second-degree murder of an 82-year-old military veteran during a Conover home invasion in 2004. Two others involved in the fatal beating are already serving jail terms.
With the bases loaded in the fourth inning, no outs and his team up 9-0, Maiden pitcher Jason Gantt put faith in himself, and trust his head coach.
â€śI had to trust my pitches,â€ť Gantt said. â€śCoach was calling my pitches. He came out to the mound and talked to me. He told me to trust my stuff and to trust him.â€ť
The senior listened to his coachesâ€™ advice, earning a strikeout on his next pitch.
Gantt eventually got out of the inning unscathed, leading Maiden (7-4, 4-1) to a 10-0 mercy rule victory at home against East Burke (3-6, 1-3).
The Bunker Hill softball team improved to 4-1 in conference play with a 12-2 mercy rule road victory against the Lady Warriors.
Anna Williams pitched five innings, allowing two runs and striking out two for Bunker Hill.
Olivia Fulbright led the Lady Bears offensively with a three-hit game, including three RBIs.
Williams also had two hits, including a solo home run.
East Burke 5, Maiden 0
The Lady Cavaliers picked up the road victory against the Lady Blue Devils in Maiden on Monday.