February 8th, 2012
After hosting first- and second-round matches in the dual team state playoffs Tuesday, the Newton-Conover and Fred T. Foard wrestling teams will hit the road for their third- and fourth-round match-ups today.
The Red Devils (40-2), who topped Ashe County in the first round and Chase in the second round, take on T.W. Andrews (14-4) in round three.Â
If successful, Newton-Conover will face the winner of host Wheatmore (23-9) and Piedmont (35-0), a team that has knocked the Red Devils out of the dual team playoffs each of the last two seasons.
Brian E. Roseman, 49, of Conover, died unexpectedly Feb. 7, 2012, from injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident. The Roseman family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.
Take a second look at your $20 and $10 bills. They may be fake.
Recent sightings of counterfeit money in the area have spread to Newton, Conover and nearly all of Catawba Countyâ€™s municipalities.
Fake money has popped up in a host of fast food restaurants and convenience stores throughout the county since the first of the year.
Authorities are tracing many of the counterfeit bills back to high school students.
About 25 counterfeit incidents have been reported to Conover Police Department, which is working with the U.S. Secret Service and neighboring jurisdictions on the case.
Marrying couples must visit the register of deeds for a license.
Nearly a decade ago, Donna Spencer decided the Catawba County courthouse was an apt setting for a wedding ceremony, too.
â€śBefore I became register of deeds, I was a paralegal and Iâ€™d be here on Valentineâ€™s Day and would see a lot of people assigned licenses that day,â€ť Spencer said. â€śThe magistrate does a lot of people who just walk in here. You walk in to the desk, and you get married. You have to wait because warrants through the jail and court system are a priority.â€ť
County authorities are praising a new mobile app that will help residents pinpoint the location of area sex offenders.
The N.C. Department of Justice launched a â€śNorth Carolina Sex Offender Registryâ€ť app this month that provides citizens a first-hand, live look at where registered sex offenders live.
The app uses mapping technology to literally pinpoint where sex offenders live relative to the user's current location. It also allows a user to search for particular addresses and streets.
The Maiden, Fred T. Foard and St. Stephens football teams are three of eight programs that will receive wins after Hickory High School used an ineligible football player during the 2011 season.
The result leaves the Red Tornadoes winless in 2011 at 0-13. Their record before the forfeits was 8-4-1, including a postseason appearance.
Hickory vacated its 47-20 victory at Maiden on Sept. 2, along with the Red Tornadoes' wins against conference schools St. Stephens (49-14) and Fred T. Foard (31-6).
Two gas leaks within 24 hours forced road closures and evacuations in the Rock Barn Country Club area.
Details from the evacuation, as well as information about who forgot to â€ścall before you digâ€ť in the Wednesday edition of The O-N-E.
Public health officials encourage healthy habits to help avoid the spread of â€śthe stomach bugâ€ť that is becoming more prevalent in western North Carolina.
A Conover man is a â€śwalking miracleâ€ť after he dropped dead at West Wilkes High School, but was revived thanks to quick thinking students, parents and school staff.
Behind 20 points from Danasia Witherspoon, the Hickory Lady Red Tornadoes locked up the outright girls Northwestern Conference basketball title in 2012 with a win against St. Stephens on Tuesday.
Newton-Conover and Fred T. Foard advanced to Thursdayâ€™s third round of the NCHSAA playoffs.
Two other Catawba County schools â€” Bandys and St. Stephens â€” werenâ€™t as fortunate. Both squads had their seasons ended.
The Tigers (30-1) had to overcome a 27-3 deficit early on to win and advance.
Newton-Conover (40-2) took out Ashe County in the first round and followed that up with a 42-18 win against Chase.
The Trojans lost a close contest with Thomasville (27-11), ending Bandysâ€™ season with a 17-12 record.
BOSTON â€” Paul Pierce passed Larry Bird for No. 2 on the Celtics' career scoring list, finishing with 15 points as Boston increased its winning streak to five straight with a 94-84 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday night.
Pierce needed nine points to tie Bird's total of 21,791. He had seven points at halftime, then hit a 3-pointer with 10:23 left in the third quarter to pass Bird.
Pierce nearly celebrated the milestone with a triple-double, coming up just short with nine assists and eight rebounds.