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CCS hires search help

January 6, 2012

Catawba County Schools (CCS) will look to state search professionals in its quest to find the system's next superintendent.

On Friday, the CCS Board of Education hired the N.C. School Boards Association (NCSBA) to help in the search for a successor to Glenn Barger, who will retire as superintendent June 30. CCS will pay NCSBA a minimum of $10,500 for its services.

NCSBA will advertise the CCS vacancy, collect applications and conduct background checks on potential candidates, among other services. CCS leaders will ultimately choose the new superintendent.

Officials seek input on new library

January 6, 2012

County officials want citizen input on a planned new library in Sherrills Ford.

Plans call for the new library to be built near the intersection of Sherrills Ford Road and N.C. 150. The new facility will help address space and community needs that the current library building lacks, officials say.

Catawba County has hired an architect and is in the planning stages.

Library officials want citizen input from residents who live in the Sherrills Ford and Terrell areas.

Maiden cat tests positive for rabies

January 6, 2012

Catawba County officials are reminding residents to properly vaccinate their animals after the first 2012 rabies case was discovered this week.

On Monday, a local veterinarian notified Catawba County Animal Services that a cat needed to be tested for rabies. The cat, which was about four months old, was sent to the State Health Lab in Raleigh for testing. The State Lab notified Catawba County on Thursday afternoon that the cat tested positive for rabies.

Reward offered for copper-theft information

January 6, 2012

A Newton company is offering $2,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to arrests in a recent copper-theft case.

According to the Newton Police Department, suspects broke into an unoccupied warehouse in Newton around Dec. 13 and stole an estimated $200,000 worth of copper wiring. The property at 2855 Nathan St. is owned by The Hadley Company.

The Hadley Company is offering the reward to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of suspects responsible for the theft and damage to the property.

GOP winner? Vote now

January 6, 2012

Herman Cain dropped out first, then Michelle Bachmann. Rick Perry says he's re-evaluating his campaign, and Jon Huntsman appears to be too far behind to catch up.

Meanwhile, former presidential candidate John McCain has endorsed fellow competitor Mitt Romney, and Rick Santorum and Ron Paul's campaigns appear strong after good showings in Iowa.

Is your favorite GOP presidential candidate still in the 2012 race for the White House? Do you support Barack Obama and the Democrats? Do you care about politics at all?

The O-N-E Morning Read: Friday, Jan. 6

January 6, 2012

Some of the final loose ends in the Zahra Baker saga are finally getting tied up.

Adam Baker is hoping to return to Australia with the remains of the 10-year-old murdered and dismembered Cancer survivor, but before that happens, he is faces 30 days in jail.

Adam quickly resolved felony charges in Catawba County on Thursday, but things weren’t so smooth in Caldwell. Details on his latest court trials are in the Friday edition of The O-N-E.

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