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March 8th, 2012

Volunteers continue tornado aid

March 8, 2012

The local Red Cross chapter continues to help dozens of Burke County residents get back on their feet following January tornadoes.

Tornadoes ripped through small communities in Burke County, just across the Catawba County line, destroying or damaging at least 97 homes.

Mobile homes in the Icard community were turned to shreds, and residents lost everything.

Those residents continue to receive help putting their lives back together.

Maiden man faces drug charges

March 8, 2012

Cops arrested a Maiden man on drug and child abuse charges after finding more than a half-pound of marijuana in his home Wednesday night.

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office narcotics investigators and SWAT team members executed a search warrant at the Woodstream Drive home of Jarvis Lanard Miller, 27.

Miller is charged with two felony counts of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana; and one felony count each of maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance.

DOT to replace Catawba bridge


March 8, 2012


The N.C. Department of Transportation announced Thursday that it plans to replace a 50-year-old bridge in Catawba that is “structurally deficient.” 


NCDOT officials said the department approved a contract to replace the Boggs Road Bridge over Hagan Creek in Catawba, a project that will cost about $847,000.


NCDOT Secretary Gene Conti awarded the contract to Sunbelt Structures Inc., of Tucker, Ga., and work will begin as early as April 2 and should be completed by Feb. 10, 2013, according to information provided by NCDOT. 


Former employee, coach indicted

March 8, 2012

A former Maiden municipal employee and high school soccer coach who once held a position of trust in the town is now indicted for embezzlement.


A Catawba County Grand Jury indicted Dennis Rolando Ly, of Maiden, this week on three felony counts of embezzlement of public funds by a public officer or trustee.


Ly, who worked as a part-time employee for Maiden Parks and Recreation for nearly 15 years, is accused of taking funds intended for sports leagues and other parks and recreation activities for personal use.


The O-N-E Morning Read: Thursday, March 8

March 8, 2012

Fans of the National Gourd Lady are remembering Margaret “Sparky” Sparkman after she passed away in the night Tuesday.

See The O-N-E’s tribute to Sparky, as well as elected officials’ reflections on the perpetually positive “jewel of Conover” — all in the Thursday print edition of The O-N-E.

Government is going live on the Internet, as Conover is working on a project to stream city council meetings on the web.

Police in Hickory busted a small-scale methamphetamine lab after an anonymous tip.

March 7th

N-C's Jake Walker named an East-West All-Star

March 7, 2012

Newton-Conover senior Jake Walker will play his last high school football game with teammate Jervasse Moss after being selected to the 64th annual North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star game.

Walker was thrilled when he learned of his selection.

“I was excited because it was one of my goals that I set at the beginning of the year,” Walker said. “I wanted to strive to get better, on and off the field, that way in the end I could achieve my goal of playing college ball and becoming an all-star, either through the Shrine Bowl or East-West game.”

Lack of hitting, mistakes doom Red Devils

March 7, 2012

After suffering defeat to Hickory on the baseball diamond once already this season, Newton-Conover was dealt the same fate again on Wednesday.

The Red Devils (1-2) allowed 10 runs to the Red Tornadoes and scored none in a mercy rule loss.

“Our team is so much better than 10-0,” said N-C coach Corey Nunley. “That’s not taking away from coach Craft’s Hickory team. I don’t think they are 10-0 better than us at all. They are good. Nine out of 10 times they might beat us, but we can keep it closer than 10-0.”

PREP NOTEBOOK: Bears top Challenger on court

March 7, 2012

The Bunker Hill tennis team earned its first victory against Challenger on Wednesday, 6-3.

The Bears (1-3) picked up four singles victories and two doubles victories on their way to the match win.

Singles
Michael Elmore (C) def. Kris Trihemasava 8-2; Braxton Williams (BH) def. Jairo Betancourt 8-0; Garrett Williams (BH) def. Brandon Williams 8-3; Nicholas Lee (BH) def. Russell Emerson 8-2; Jordan Punch (C) def. David Chang 8-6; Sai Vang (BH) def. Fidel Bazaldua 8-0
 
Doubles

Jefferson leads Jazz over Bobcats 99-93

March 7, 2012

CHARLOTTE — Al Jefferson had 31 points and nine rebounds as the Utah Jazz defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 99-93 Wednesday night.

The Jazz controlled the paint, where they outscored the Bobcats 54-36 and outrebounded them 43-34.

Jefferson was 11 of 19 from the field and hit all but one of his 10 foul shots in a dominating inside effort. Paul Millsap scored 16 points while Derrick Favors added 14 points for the Jazz, who won for just the fifth time this season on the road.

The victory helped pull the Jazz back to .500 at 19-19.

Police bust meth lab

March 7, 2012

Police say an anonymous tip helped them bust a small-scale methamphetamine lab on Wednesday in Hickory.

Catawba County sheriff’s deputies evacuated a residential home at 909 32nd St. NE in Hickory about noon Wednesday after they discovered what appeared to be a meth lab inside.

Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Joel Fish said a citizen’s tip led deputies to the home.

“They saw enough of the items used to make meth that they cleared the residence,” Fish said, adding that deputies later served a search warrant at the home to dispose of the hazardous materials.

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