Archive - Nov 15, 2011 - News Article
High school sports seasons are changing, but college athletics and the Carolina Panthers join a pair of high school football games on the area sports schedule this week. Among games of interest for Catawba County residents this week:
CVCC women's basketball vs. Montreat JV, 6 p.m.
Maiden football at Lincolnton, 7:30 p.m.
Bandys football at Shelby, 7:30 p.m.
Lenoir-Rhyne swimming at Fall Frenzie
Lenoir-Rhyne women's soccer vs. Armstrong Atlantic State (Div. II tournament)
Catawba County school systems may again receive a scheduling break from the state.
For the second straight year, the N.C. Department of Instruction will require school districts across the state to set 185-day student calendars, an increase of five days from previous 180-day schedules.
Newton-Conover City Schools leaders said this week that community involvement is the key to helping students succeed.
"We're trying to reach out to the community on ground outside school," Newton-Conover High School Principal Kevin Campbell said. "We're trying to get parents to give us feedback on what we can do better. We want to get parents and students on board, so they realize it's not us versus them, it's all of us trying to work together to accomplish something."
Campbell presented a NCHS improvement plan to the Newton-Conover City Schools Board of Education on Monday night.
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Donald Shuford sat at the back of The Hickory Soup Kitchenâ€™s dining area with a glow in his eyes. He moved a spotted bean up and down his cards, poking each empty space with a light tap.
He only needed one more number.
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Shuford raised his hand and pointed his index finger high into the air.
Catawba County municipal and school board election results became official Tuesday afternoon.
The Catawba County Board of Elections completed a vote canvass that led to no changes in outcomes, said Larry Brewer, the county's elections director.
Brewer said votes from two provisional ballots provided the only changes to race totals. The ballots were completed by registered Catawba County voters who had moved since the last election and had not changed their addresses.
Two other provisional ballots were not counted in the totals.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy says she's running for a western North Carolina congressional district currently represented by Republican Patrick McHenry.
Bellamy announced her congressional bid in the 10th District on Tuesday. The Democrat would have to first win a primary against at least two other candidates before taking on McHenry next November.
Bellamy says Washington is broken and citizens want Congress to get things done, particularly getting more people working again.
Authorities found a missing teenager Tuesday night in Catawba County.
Catawba County sheriff's deputies found 14-year-old Kaitlyn Coronodo after she left her foster home in western Lincoln County over the weekend.
A foster parent told Lincoln County law enforcement officers that Coronodo was in her bedroom around 6 a.m. Saturday. The parent said Coronodo's bedroom window was open at 10 a.m. Saturday and the teen was missing.
Authorities believe Coronodo may have tried to travel back to the home of one of her biological parents in the Hickory area.
Some drivers along a section of North College Avenue in Newton will be rerouted beginning this week as the city begins work on a sewer line project.
Work, which is expected to take about two and a half weeks, will affect North College Avenue between East 18th and East 20th streets, according to the city of Newton. Parts of roads in that area will be covered by heavy equipment and dirt piles.
Local traffic will be allowed in the area, but through traffic will be detoured from East 13th Street to East 20th Street.
Local elected officials are making decisions about the communities you call home.
Leaders of Newton-Conover City Schools plan to use instructional days for teacher development next year. When the systemâ€™s school board met Monday night, it also learned more about school improvement plants at Newton-Conover High and Newton-Conover Health Science High schools.
More details are in The Observer News Enterpriseâ€™s Tuesday online edition, www.observernewsonline.com