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PHOTO OF THE WEEK

January 17, 2012

This photo of Newton Police Department parking enforcement officer Evaleene Fowler is The O-N-E news photo of the week.

Fowler, known by many in the community, was hit by a car Friday in downtown Newton. The 86-year-old officer was transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

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Dead body found inside burned SUV

January 17, 2012

After Conover Police found a dead body inside a crashed vehicle Tuesday morning, police investigators say they believe the driver suffered a medical condition that led to a fiery wreck off Reese Drive.

"It appears there was no foul play involved," Conover City Manager Donald Duncan said, adding that the wreck occurred about 9:45 a.m., according to Conover Police investigators. "A gentleman suffered from a medical condition while he was driving, went off the road, impacted a tree and ignited the fuel tank and was burned severely."

Manufacturing momentum

January 17, 2012

Regional industry leaders are assembling pieces to rebuild a machine that once powered western North Carolina's economy —manufacturing.

A growing list of manufacturers have brought jobs and an economic boost to Catawba County in the past two years, and economic development officials hope to continue that trend.

Maiden councilman resigns

January 17, 2012

A veteran Maiden councilman resigned unexpectedly this week during the town’s regularly scheduled monthly meeting.

Howard Ervin, who has served on the Maiden Town Council since 2005, tendered his letter of resignation Monday night. He said he resigned for personal reasons.

During his time on council, Ervin helped oversee a time of growth in Maiden, including the expansion of Lawrence Lumber Company Inc., vonDrehle, Ethan Allen and the recruitment of Apple Inc.’s East Coast data center.

Hickory Police: Woman shoots, kills son

January 17, 2012

LONG VIEW— Police in Long View are investigating the shooting of a 21-year-old man by his mother.

The Hickory Police Department reports that no one has been charged in the shooting that killed Justin Barger on Friday.

Police Lt. Rick Coffey said Justin Barger was drinking and assaulted his parents.

Coffey said 53-year-old Karen Barger shot her son once with a handgun. He died at the home.

Coffey said police are investigating, and will turn the results of their probe over to District 25 Attorney James C. Gaither Jr. to determine if charges should be filed.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Tuesday, Jan. 17

January 17, 2012

Catawba County commemorates the life and lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and The O-N-E delivers the details in the Tuesday edition.

In Newton, elected officials are at odds with the city’s planning commission when it comes to temporary signs advertising businesses and fundraisers. City council will make a decision on policy changes tonight.

Alarm bells are ringing in Conover thanks to a grant that delivers carbon monoxide detectors to city residents. Citizens in Newton, Conover and Hickory can get free carbon monoxide alarms - find out how in the Tuesday O-N-E.

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