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February 6th, 2012

Claremont, Conover share ideas

February 6, 2012

Conover and Claremont officials met Monday with no agenda.

Rather, the two cities gathered for a special, informal meeting to enhance relationships and grow ideas.

The cities, separated by mere miles on U.S. 70 and Interstate 40, have always shared resources and infrastructure.

Now, officials say that partnership is more important than ever.

“If we could share costs and services, it would cost us less and provide better resources,” said Conover City Manager Donald Duncan. “There are always things we could partner together with.”

O-N-E sports schedule for the week

February 6, 2012

Sunday, Feb. 5
L-R baseball at Mt. Olive, 1 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 6
L-R golf at Outback Intercollegiate tournament

Tuesday, Feb. 7
Bandys basketball vs. East Burke
Bunker Hill basketball at Maiden
Maiden basketball vs. Bunker Hill
N-C basketball at South Iredell
St. Stephens basketball vs. Hickory (Senior Night)
L-R golf at Outback Intercollegiate tournament
L-R baseball at Belmont Abbey, 2 p.m.
Enka at Fred T. Foard wrestling, 6 p.m.
St. Stephens at North Iredell wrestling, 6 p.m.
Ashe at Newton-Conover wrestling, 6 p.m.

Newton will keep compost facility open

February 6, 2012

Newton is planning to invest about $24,000 in its compost facility, but elected officials say that one-time investment is better than spending up to $10,000 a year to haul leaves and brush to the county's landfill.

February 3rd

Turner’s last-minute shot lifts Tigers past Indians

February 4, 2012

Chaos ensued at Corpas Gymnasium on Friday, as Fred T. Foard and St. Stephens collided in a contest befitting a rivalry.

Foard junior Jordan Turner saluted his fellow upperclassmen by making a lay-up with 15 seconds to go, lifting the Tigers to a nail-biting 45-43 victory Friday against St. Stephens on “Senior Night."

Turner scored 10 of his game-high 14 points in the fourth quarter, including the last-second bucket to give Foard (13-9, 3-8) the victory.

Winchester is Bandys first Div. 1 soccer signee

February 4, 2012

Bandys’ Cassidy Winchester made history on Friday.

The senior became the first girls soccer player at her school to sign with a Division I college, inking her National Letter of Intent with University of South Carolina-Upstate.

“I’m so excited,” Winchester said. “It’s an honor to be the first one to sign, just for my sake. I’m really happy just to be signing.”

Lady Trojans coach Clifford Mayer said the senior is unlike any player he’s ever had the privilege of coaching.

Struggling Bobcats relying on patience

February 4, 2012

CHARLOTTE — It’s hard to imagine things looking any bleaker for the Bobcats.

They’ve lost 10 straight games, have the NBA’s worst record and are coming off a 44-point drubbing Wednesday night at Portland, the worst loss in franchise history.

That’s why Charlotte director of basketball operations Rod Higgins said now, more than ever, the Bobcats need to exercise patience.

Catawba County's week ahead

February 4, 2012

Catawba County's older adults are the target of several area events this week in the Hickory Metro.

A Tuesday seminar will kick off a weekly series on aging at Valley Hills Mall.

A Thursday dance in Newton invites senior citizens to gather for three hours of fun at the city's recreation center.

For more on these and other events this week in the Catawba Valley, read on. Pick up The O-N-E print edition daily for more on events, the latest area news, advertisements, comics, obituaries and more.

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February 3, 2012

Dorothy Smith Letterman, 88, of Newton, died Feb. 3, 2012, at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory.  The Letterman family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.

Flint Gilbert, 62, of Iron Station, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at Carolinas Medical Center in Lincolnton.  Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Conover.

Resident petitions speed on rural road

February 3, 2012

It’s nearing 3 p.m. on Friday — almost “race time.”

Gerald Bennett takes his hands out of his pockets and takes a few steps toward Grace Church Road.

“In 10 minutes, this road will turn into I-40, qualifying for the Daytona 500,” Bennett said.

Bennett, a longtime resident of Grace Church Road in the Blackburn area, has watched “speeders” race down his street for 10 years. Friday, he showed The O-N-E first hand.

A few cars pass by, tempting the road’s unmarked speed limit of 55 mph. Then, at about 3:08 p.m., they started coming.

VROOOOMM!

Hickory company connects mobile users during game

February 3, 2012

Hickory-headquartered Corning Inc. will help thousands of mobile users enjoy Super Bowl activities this weekend in Indianapolis.

Corning MobileAccess, which is part of Corning Inc.’s telecommunications segment, recently installed distributed antenna systems (DAS) technology at several major venue sites in Indianapolis, the site of Super Bowl XLVI.

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