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Planting skills

December 5, 2011

Danny Montgomery says plants are like humans.

"They have to have the right food, right temperature and the right foundation," he said.

"A plant's foundation is soil. They have to have the right nutrients, like humans."

Students in Montgomery's Horticulture I class at Bunker Hill High School are growing poinsettias this semester.

At the same time, Montgomery is growing his students in preparation for real careers in agriculture and other industries.

Kurt Busch out at Penske

December 5, 2011

CHARLOTTE — Kurt Busch and Penske Racing parted ways Monday after six bumpy seasons, a split that clouds the former champion's future in NASCAR as he embarks on a personal journey to reclaim his passion for racing.

Both the team and driver said ending the relationship was a "mutual agreement," but most believe Busch was fired in the fallout of yet another embarrassing incident. A fan caught Busch on video verbally abusing an ESPN reporter during last month's season finale, and Busch was fined $50,000 by NASCAR after the clip was posted on YouTube.

Catawba County week in sports

December 5, 2011

Prep basketball, wrestling and swimming dot the local sports schedule this week. Lenoir-Rhyne and CVCC also hit the hardwood this week for games.

Monday, Dec. 5
Newton-Conover basketball at Hickory
St. Andrews at Lenoir-Rhyne women's basketball

Tuesday, Dec. 6
Bandys wrestling at Alexander
Bunker Hill basketball at Fred T. Foard
Maiden basketball at St. Stephens
North Lincoln/SouthLake Christian/Hibriten at Maiden wrestling
Northwestern 3A/4A meeting at Lenoir-Rhyne
CVCC men's basketball at Caldwell CCTI
St. Andrews at Lenoir-Rhyne men's basketball

Catawba County's week ahead

December 5, 2011

Christmas activities highlight events this week in Catawba County.

Conover will light its tree downtown, Hickory will march its annual parade, an ensemble will sing Christmas tunes in Hickory and Newton senior adults will dance to a variety of music.

A chili and pottery fundraiser, bridge-building contest and several community information sessions also dot the schedule.

Read on for more details and pick up copies of The Observer News Enterprise throughout the week at county newsstands for the latest on events, breaking news, daily comics, opinions and more.

Tuesday

The O-N-E Morning Read: Monday, Dec. 5

December 5, 2011

Law enforcement participating in a checkpoint for North Carolina’s “booze it and lose it” campaign didn’t have to look very hard to find one intoxicated motorist during the weekend.

He crashed right into the “BATmobile” in Newton early Sunday, and The O-N-E was first to report the bizarre drunk driving crash online at www.observernewsonline.com. See the story online this morning, and be sure to visit The O-N-E’s website throughout the day for updates as they become available.

December 4th

O-N-E sports schedule for the week

December 4, 2011

Sports schedule for Dec. 5-11

Monday, Dec. 5
Newton-Conover basketball at Hickory
St. Andrews at Lenoir-Rhyne women's basketball

Tuesday, Dec. 6
Bandys wrestling at Alexander
Bunker Hill basketball at Fred T. Foard
Maiden basketball at St. Stephens
North Lincoln/SouthLake Christian/Hibriten at Maiden wrestling
Northwestern 3A/4A meeting at Lenoir-Rhyne
CVCC men's basketball at Caldwell CCTI
St. Andrews at Lenoir-Rhyne men's basketball

Wednesday, Dec. 7
Bunker Hill wrestling vs. West Caldwell/Queens Grant at WC

College football bowl game schedule

December 4, 2011

Dec. 17
Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque, N.M.) - Temple vs. Wyoming, 2 p.m. on ESPN

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise, Idaho) - Ohio vs. Utah St., 5:30 p.m. on ESPN

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (New Orleans, La.) - San Diego St. vs. La.-Lafayette, 9 p.m. on ESPN

Dec. 20
Beef 'O' Brady's St. Petersburg Bowl (St. Petersburg, Fla.) - Florida International vs. Marshall, 8 p.m. on ESPN

Dec. 21
S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl (San Diego, Calif.) - TCU vs. Louisiana Tech, 8 p.m. ESPN

Dec. 22

Driver crashes into DWI checkpoint

December 4, 2011

A man crashed into a sobriety checkpoint early Sunday morning in Newton.

Police say a man driving a 1989 Chevrolet Camaro crashed into a mobile breath-alcohol testing unit, or BATMobile, about 2:40 a.m. Sunday morning in Newton.

The crash sent the driver to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No one else was hurt in the accident.

Investigators believe that alcohol contributed to the wreck.

December 3rd

No. 21 Clemson stuns No. 5 Virginia Tech in Charlotte

December 3, 2011

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tajh Boyd threw three touchdown passes and ran for another as No. 21 Clemson routed No. 5 Virginia Tech 38-10 Saturday night to win its first Atlantic Coast Conference championship in 20 years.

The Tigers (10-3) clinched their first Orange Bowl berth since 1981, the year they won their only national championship. Clemson won't be playing for a national title this season, but the victory was still sweet considering they'd lost three of four games to close the regular season.

"We knocked down a lot of walls tonight," Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said.

Maine overpowers Appalachian State 34-12

December 3, 2011

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Warren Smith threw for three touchdowns and Maine held Appalachian State to 3 rushing yards in a 34-12 win Saturday in the second round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.

The Black Bears (9-3) dominated the ground game. Pushaun Brown rushed for 111 yards on 24 carries, including a 31-yard score, and David Hood romped 54 yards for a TD to finish with 88 yards on four carries.

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