May 6th, 2011
Out of 500 North Carolina students, two Newton-Conover High School students were accepted as Teaching Fellows for this year.
"To receive this scholarship, it is just a great feeling," said Rawdon Marroquin, a selected Teaching Fellow. "Out of the nine people from Newton-Conover who applied to get the scholarship, I was one of the two to actually receive it."
Marroquin and Ashley Bandy were NCHS's two Teaching Fellows for this year, which brings each student excitement as they plan to graduate high school and go to college.
Pauline Virginia Killian Kiziah, 95, of Conover, died Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at the Lutheran Home East.
The Kiziah family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover.
Jean Setzer Canipe, 66, of Maiden, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Frye Regional Medical Center. Services will be held Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Goodin-Drum Funeral Home at 2 p.m.
Paramount Automotive Group officially opened Catawba County's only Porsche, Volvo and Volkswagon dealership with a ribbon cutting on Thursday. The newly constructed 10,305 square-foot facility represents the latest innovations for the three automotive brands as well as the family operating the dealership.
Athletes from Mountain View Elementary are 'all abord' for the 2011 Special Olympics at Newton-Conover High School.
The annual event continues throughout Friday and features courageous athletes from schools throughou Ctawba County.
Be sure to see the weekend edition of The O-N-E for more photos of Olympic athletes competing in this special event.
In a back-and-forth game between Bandys and Maiden on the baseball diamond, Daniel Melton had the final say.
The senior hit a shallow drive to left-center field to give the Trojans a clutch victory in the opening round of the CVAC baseball tournament Thursday.
Melton, who had three hits in the game, said the Trojans are used to these kinds of games.
â€śOur season has been like this all year,â€ť Melton said. â€śItâ€™s only taken one hit to blow a lot of games open. We just fought and got hot at the end.â€ť
Thursdayâ€™s game included four ties and five lead changes.
She's passionate. She has the power to teach and inspire students. And she always takes time to spread cheer to her co-workers. Who is she? Maggie Daniels â€” Newton-Conover City Schools' 2011-12 Teacher of the Year.
"I'm completely humbled and appreciative to be here," Daniels said, during Thursday's Teacher of the Year banquet at Newton-Conover High School.
Daniels teaches English at NCHS, where she started her career five years ago after graduating from Notre Dame University. To Daniels, she's doing more than teaching; she's following her heart's desires.
During the fiscal year that begins July 1 Newton plans to tackle $2.4 million in projects to rehabilitate water and sewer lines.
City leaders say those projects will not only improve decades-old infrastructure that often fails, they will also improve the city's ability to protect citizen property from fires.
Newton will also spend $373,500 on a new records management system for the police department, replacing technology that has no back-up, and if it fails could wipe out all the information the city's law enforcement maintains.
Pauline Killian Kiziah, 95, of Conover, died Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at Lutheran Home East.
Arrangements are incomplete with Drum Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Conover.
The Bandys softball team honored three seniors on Wednesday in the best possible way â€” winning.
The Lady Trojans (13-1) shutout Bunker Hill on Wednesday, and in the process, clinched their second straight CVAC title.
Before the game, the team honored its seniors â€” Katie Carpenter, Kailee Punch and Kelsey Clark.
â€śBefore we started this game, I showed them a picture of when they were 9 years old on a travel team,â€ť said Trojans coach Mike Carpenter. â€śIt was right after we won our first tournament. It brought back memories because all three of them were on that team.â€ť
The Caldwell County Sheriffâ€™s Office SWAT team guarded a silent Elisa Baker as she was escorted from a Ford Crown Victoria to Caldwell County Superior Court for a brief hearing Wednesday afternoon.
Once inside, a full staff of sheriffâ€™s office deputies lined the courtroom and blocked each of the doorways.
The 42-year-old stepmother of Zahra Baker is facing one count of financial identity fraud and obtaining property by false pretenses. She is accused of using her deceased daughterâ€™s name to obtain electricity while she and husband Adam Baker lived in Hudson.