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November 30th, 2011

The O-N-E Morning Read: Wednesday, Nov. 30

November 30, 2011

Lions, tigers and other exotic animals in Catawba County?

They’re here — and they are lawfully allowed as North Carolina is one of eight states that do not regulate possession of exotic animals. Catawba County leaders want to change that, however, and the Wednesday edition of The O-N-E examines how the county’s animal control officials are trying to better regulate possession of exotic animals in area municipalities.

November 29th

Indians spoil Mark Story's coaching debut

November 29, 2011

St. Stephens spoiled the head coaching debut at Bandys for Mark Story.

The Indians (1-1) pulled out to an early lead and never looked back, cruising to the 66-43 victory in Catawba on Tuesday.

Bandys (0-1) fell behind in the first quarter due to 12 turnovers, and were outscored 39-14 in the first half. Dillion Spencer and Jordan James led the Indians in the early going with seven points each in the first half.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Lady Tigers top West Lincoln

November 29, 2011

The Fred T. Foard girls basketball team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 50-32 victory against the West Lincoln Lady Rebels.

North Lincoln 50, Bunker Hill 36

The Bears fell to 0-3 on the season with a loss to the Knights on Tuesday.

Gray Brotherton scored 21 points, while Travis Cannon added 12 points for the Knights (1-0).

Jordan McGinnis led Bunker Hill with seven points, while Nathan Sherrill added six points.

Prep wrestling

St. Stephens 54, Ashe Co. 30

113: Body Miller (ASHE) pinned Chris Hovis 1:34

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

November 29, 2011

This photo of an Allen's hummingbird at Riverbend Park is The O-N-E news photo of the week.

The hummingbird, only the second ever recorded in North Carolina, first visited the park Nov. 18.

The adult male bird has a rusty-colored head, back and sides; metallic green on his back; and a bright orange-red throat.

The photo was taken by Western Carolina University student Michael McCloy and provided by Catawba County.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

November 29, 2011

W. Harold Blackburn, 84, of Newton, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 at Palliative CareCenter & Hospice of Catawba Valley.  The Blackburn family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.

Blane Bert “Tex” Burchett died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 at Frye Regional Medical Center.  The Burchett family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover.

Wild regulations

November 29, 2011

County officials are asking the state to review how it governs public possession of lions, tigers and other exotic animals.

North Carolina is one of eight states that do not regulate the possession of exotic animals. State law, rather, entitles county and municipal governments to handle the issue — something officials say is inconsistent and could cause safety issues in an emergency.

Sherrills Ford growth leads to new library

November 29, 2011

County officials say a new library in the Sherrills Ford area will help satisfy the community’s growing population and needs.

Catawba County has hired an architect to design a new county library in the Sherrills Ford area.

Officials have budgeted $2.9 million over the past several years for the building that will more than triple the space of the current branch in Sherrills Ford, said Dewey Harris, assistant Catawba County manager.

Christmas show starts Friday

November 29, 2011

Holiday shoppers will enjoy entertainment, gift and decorating ideas and more Friday through Sunday at the second annual Christmas in the Valley in Hickory.

The event will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Hickory Metro Convention Center.

UPDATED: Chiquita bringing HQ, jobs to Charlotte

November 29, 2011

RALEIGH — A North Carolina economic development panel has approved an incentives deal worth more than $22 million to bring the global headquarters of banana giant Chiquita Brands International from Cincinnati to Charlotte.

The state Economic Investment Committee voted Tuesday to approve the deal, which includes more than $20 million in state incentives and more than $2 million from local government to bring at least 375 high-paying jobs to North Carolina by 2014.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Tuesday, Nov. 29

November 29, 2011

There’s a new emerging threat to education in Catawba County, and it has little to do with teacher lay-offs, school calendars or school system consolidation. Instead, this growing threat impacts students' ability to learn, educators' ability to teach, and law enforcement’s ability to provide security.

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