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December 27, 2011

This photo of Dustin Hipps, a Maiden High School senior honored Sunday as a Carolina Panthers Community Captain, is The O-N-E photo of the week.

Hipps was recognized during the Panthers' game against Tampa Bay.

For more about Hipps and the honor, read the full story at

Look for The O-N-E photo of the week each Wednesday at To suggest a photo of the week, or to offer a news tip, e-mail

No quick draw on weapon law

December 27, 2011

Leaders in Catawba County are discussing possible actions related to a new state law that prohibits municipalities from banning permitted concealed weapons in town and city parks.

Municipal leaders, however, say they don't expect immediate council actions to create new ordinances to align with the law and allow permitted weapons.

Retired guardsman honored for double duty

December 27, 2011

For 24 years, Rick Reid balanced two professional roles.

On one hand, he worked for the N.C. Department of Agriculture (NCDA) and Consumer Services. He worked in the field of structural pest and pesticides, rising to a supervisory position.

On the other hand, Reid became a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard, serving in multiple wars abroad, as well as training and advising new enlistees.

Reid, a Newton resident, retired from the National Guard in 2010 after 24 years of service. He was recently honored by the president of the United States.

Catawba Valley Classic starts tonight

December 27, 2011

The 25th annual Catawba Valley Classic basketball tournament tips off Tuesday afternoon at Hickory High School and Catawba Valley Community College.

Follow action hoops action from boys and girls games as The O-N-E delivers updates on with its online edition,, and on its Twitter feed @TheONENews.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Tuesday, Dec. 27

December 27, 2011

Christmas has come and gone, but in the days ahead, signs of its departure will still be apparent on streets throughout Catawba County. How will you dispose of your live Christmas tree? Find out how to get rid of the trees the correct and legal way in the Tuesday edition of The Observer News Enterprise.

Also in The O-N-E, Maiden High senior student-athlete Dustin Hipps gets a special salute from the Carolina Panthers. Read more in The O-N-E’s print edition and online at

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