January 20th, 2012
Thereâs no new leads from Wednesdayâs reported gunman at Catawba Valley Community College, and a review of the school's 24-hour video surveillance revealed nothing.
More details from this weekâs campus lockdown and evacuation in the Friday edition of The O-N-E, along with the latest information on police and school leadersâ 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.
âBig Daddyâ 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.
âWe have a great community here,â Bunting said at a Thursday press conference at the school. âWe 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.â
Each of the 11 players on the CVCC menâs 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.
Lenoir-Rhyneâs Stephan Arcieri has been named a âPlayer To Watchâ 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 squadâs 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.
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.
Few things compare to the stateâs âGeoDomeâ theater. Â
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 doesnât showcase the newest hit comedy or major motion picture. It surrounds viewers with a scientific topic far more imperative â marine life and climate change. Â Â
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.
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.
As a toddler growing up in Chicago, Catherine LeFevers tried to understand the ancient art of origami. LeFevers grew up surrounded by art â her parents attended Art Institute of Chicago. A collection of origami books, published in 1959, was nestled among many stacks of art books.
LeFevers, 51, and a resident of Newton, still has these books.
âI was intrigued with origami but couldnât understand it,â she said. âI did fold paper as a child.â
Crisis was averted on the campus of Catawba Valley Community College, but a lockdown and evacuation of nearly 5,000 people from the schoolâs two campuses caused a lot of alarm in the Hickory Metro.
The O-N-E delivered news updates online throughout Wednesdayâs security threat online at www.observernewsonline.com and on Twitter @TheONENews.
Get a wrap-up of the dayâs details on the Thursday edition of The O-N-E.