March 13th, 2012
One man died Tuesday in a fiery tractor-trailer crash that shut down the eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 for nearly seven hours.
N.C. Highway Patrol troopers say Randolph Day, 56, of Hudson, was carrying produce for MDI Distributors Inc. when his truck veered off the highway about 3:40 a.m. Tuesday near Exit 135, slamming into the Oxford Street Bridge that crosses over I-40. Day died in the crash.
While Newton-Conover golfer Lee Mitchell may be the â€śnew kid on the block,â€ť he certainly didnâ€™t play that way Monday.
The senior, who came to Newton-Conover from Alabama, shot a 1-under-par 34 on the back nine of the Jackson Course at Rock Barn to medal and lift the Red Devils to a big non-conference match victory.
Mitchell, who played in a group with Maidenâ€™s Thomas Lilly and Bunker Hillâ€™s Tyler Lail, held his own against two of the top CVAC golfers in 2011.
Mitchellâ€™s round included birdies on holes three, seven and nine.
Avenging a loss to Cherryville three days prior, the Bunker Hill girls soccer team earned its first victory of the season Monday, 5-2.
Wilbelis Rojas pocked five goals for the Lady Bears (1-5). She has eight goals on the season.
Alondra Zavala added a goal for Bunker Hill in the third minute. Yesenia Chavez, Getzi Tiscareno, Rosa Zavala and Patricia Chavez assisted on the goals scored.
In goal, Kristina Lo had five saves, including a penalty kick save.
Bandys 5, Lincolnton 0
NEW ORLEANS â€” When the Hornets' Trevor Ariza faked a pass and bolted past Gerald Henderson in the final seconds, Henderson suspected Ariza's lane to the hoop for a potential game-tying score wasn't quite as open as it looked.
Ariza still had to contend with Bobcats rookie Bismack Biyombo, who knew better than to stray too far from the hoop with the game in the balance.
Biyombo went up with both arms extended and blocked Ariza's driving dunk attempt, allowing the Charlotte Bobcats to celebrate a 73-71 victory in the Big Easy on Monday night.
John Wilson Howard, 62, of Newton, died March 11, 2012, at Carolinas Medical Center in Lincolnton.
Arrangements are incomplete at Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home in Newton.
James Wilbert Jenkins, 73, of Rolling Lane, Hickory, died Saturday, March 10, 2012 at his residence. The Jenkins family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Newton.
It was high noon, and two confident food challengers were about to meet their doom in Catawba.
The lunch crowd at Cindyâ€™s Starlite CafĂ© was flooding in, and all eyes were on the kitchen.
â€śIâ€™m hungry,â€ť The O-N-Eâ€™s Editor Matthew Tessnear said. â€śIâ€™m feeling pretty hungryâ€¦honestly.â€ť
Tessnear was poised and ready, but he would soon learn he would have to get a whole lot hungrier.
For he, along with The O-N-E Publisher Michael Willard, were about to test what has to be the most scrumptious, yet gruesome challenge in the foothills.
Apple Inc. filed for more building permits last week that confirm the company is looking to add significant green technology to its data center in Maiden.
Apple released new information on its website in February that said it plans to power its data center completely from renewable energy. In a brief statement on its website, Apple announced that it plans to power the Maiden data center with the nationâ€™s largest end-user-owned solar array and non-utility fuel cell installation.
Fire officials say accelerants were used in a blaze that destroyed a Sherrills Ford restaurant more than nine months ago.
The Pier 150 seafood restaurant was completely destroyed June 18, 2011, after a large fire gutted the building.
It took five departments and about 85 firefighters to put out the blaze that was first reported around midnight.â€¨
At the time, fire officials were unsure if the blaze, which occurred only a half-mile from the nearest fire station, was caused by arson or some other cause.
The NCAA infractions committee has hit North Carolina's football program with a one-year postseason ban, a reduction of 15 scholarships and three years of probation following an investigation into improper benefits and academic misconduct.
In a ruling Monday, the committee said the school was responsible for multiple violations, including academic fraud and a failure to monitor its football program. It also issued a three-year show-cause penalty for former assistant coach John Blake, who had received personal loans from an NFL agent.
Tuesday, March 13
St. Stephens softball at Hibriten
Maiden softball at Newton-Conover
Bandys softball vs. Draughn
Bunker Hill softball at East Burke
Foard softball at South Caldwell
St. Stephens baseball vs. Hibriten
Maiden baseball at Newton-Conover
Bandys baseball vs. Draughn
Bunker Hill baseball at East Burke
Fred T. Foard baseball vs. South Caldwell
St. Stephens tennis vs. Foard
Maiden tennis at Newton-Conover
Bandys tennis vs. Draughn
Bunker Hill tennis at East Burke
Foard tennis at St. Stephens
St. Stephens soccer at HIbriten