March 27th, 2012
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.
CHARLOTTE â€” Paul Pierce scored a season-high 36 points and the Boston Celtics held on to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 102-95 Monday night to move into a first-place tie with Philadelphia 76ers in the Atlantic Division.
Pierce shot 10 of 20 from the field, made 15 of 18 free throws and added 10 rebounds and four assists.
Pierce has scored 20 or more points in five of the past six games and is averaging 22.3 points per game during March.
Kevin Garnett had 24 points for the Celtics.
Tuesday, March 27
St. Stephens softball vs. Watauga
Foard softball at Hickory
St. Stephens baseball vs. Watauga
Fred T. Foard baseball at Hickory
St. Stephens tennis vs. South Caldwell
Maiden tennis at Bunker Hill
Bandys tennis at East Burke
Foard tennis at Alexander Central
Newton-Conover tennis vs. South Iredell
St. Stephens soccer vs. Watauga
Foard soccer vs. Hickory
Maiden, Bunker Hill track at Draughn
Bandys, West Caldwell, South Iredell track at Draughn
Bunker Hill, Maiden, East Burke track at Newton-Conover
Elizabeth “Lib” S. Butler, 81, of Newton, died Sunday, March 25, 2012 at Abernethy Laurels. The Butler family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.
Grady “Sam” Link, 83, of Conover, died Saturday, March 24, 2012, at his residence. The Link Family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral and Cremation Services of Conover.