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FRIDAY FOOTBALL: St. Stephens earns crucial fourth win

October 28, 2011

St. Stephens 25, Watauga 22
A Jon Sweet touchdown put the Indians ahead for good in a 25-22 senior night win. With the victory, St. Stephens becomes playoff eligible with four wins on the season.

Matt Williams tossed two touchdown passes for the Indians, who finish 4-7 overall and 2-4 in the Northwestern Conference.

Sweet finished with two touchdowns on the night.

Stylish support

October 28, 2011

On Friday, Megan Cash was a zombie hair stylist.

It was 11:30 a.m., and she had already been working a while. Her face tattered with fake gashes of flesh and blood, she carefully lifted up a strand of a client’s hair and curled it a bit. She made a few adjustments, stepped backward and scratched her eyes doused in black mascara.

“You’re done,” she said.

The client inspected Cash’s work with an outstretched mirror. It looked good.

Thieves hit schools

October 28, 2011

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office is investigating three recent larcenies at education facilities throughout the county.

Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid said each theft, break-in or larceny was a separate incident and they are still under investigation.

Anyone with information about the incidents is urged to call the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office at 828-464-5241.

Banoak School break-in
Police say unknown suspects broke into several trailers at Banoak Elementary School on Wednesday night and stole computers and stereo equipment.

Blood drive remembers volunteer

October 28, 2011

An American Red Cross blood drive Thursday honored a longtime Catawba County public servant.

James Stanley was one of the first to roll up his sleeve at the drive in memory of his father, James “PJ” Stanley, a Red Cross volunteer, Claremont council member, police officer and rescue worker.

PJ Stanley died Sept. 22.

The drive, held Thursday at Christ Lutheran Church in Hickory, collected 30 units of blood. Each lifesaving unit stood for what PJ Stanley spent his life doing — helping others.

Law enforcement steps up patrols

October 28, 2011

Drivers can expect to see a strong law enforcement presence on Catawba County roadways from now through Halloween on Monday.

Officers begins the annual "Booze It & Lose It" Halloween campaign Friday night in an effort to remove impaired drivers from the road.

In 2010, North Carolina tallied more than 139 alcohol-related crashes during the Halloween campaign — including four fatalities and 123 injuries. More than 2,300 officers also charged more than 700 North Carolina drivers with driving while impaired.

N.C. House speaker to visit Hickory

October 28, 2011

N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis will interact with Catawba County residents Tuesday during a town hall meeting in Hickory.

Tillis will visit the auditorium at Catawba Valley Community College at 5 p.m.

"The speaker will get up and talk for about five minutes about what was accomplished in the last legislative session, likely about jobs and the economy," said Jordan Shaw, a spokesman for the Tillis office. "Then he'll open it up for questions. You ask what you want to talk about, and we'll talk about what you ask."

County honors Maiden woman

October 28, 2011

Assistant Register of Deeds Rita Beaver was named the Catawba County employee of the year this week.

Seven county employees were nominated, and Beaver was recognized with the award Tuesday night at the county's annual awards night at Catawba Valley Community College.

Beaver is a 35-year veteran of the deeds office. According to a release from the county, she receives praise from coworkers for excellent service, for being a patient instructor and for preserving the county's history.

Inside The O-N-E: The TGIF edition

October 28, 2011

The Friday print edition of The O-N-E is on the streets and on the way to homes, while the online edition is available to readers worldwide.

The O-N-E's Friday coverage includes:

• Complete information on a hoax at Jacobs Fork Middle School that sparked the lock-down of two Catawba County Schools.

• Details on dozens of weekend events with a Halloween flavors, as well as safety tips for trick-or-treaters – and their parents.

• Bandys volleyball breaks a "curse" and advances in the state volleyball playoffs.

Below is a look at Tuesday's second-round volleyball playoff scores involving Catawba County teams...
Former Hickory High School product Austin Johnson caught his first NFL touchdown on Sunday against...
Below is a look at Tuesday's second-round volleyball playoff matches involving Catawba County teams...

 

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