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Citizens convicted in criminal court

February 17, 2012

A host of defendants were convicted during the Feb. 6 week of Catawba County Criminal Superior Court, according to information provided by the District 25 Attorney’s Office.

The following area defendants were convicted.

• Phillip Owen Lail Jr. was convicted of felony indecent liberties with a child and was sentenced to no less than 25 months and no more than 30 months in the N.C. Department of Correction.

Seniors invited to lunch

February 17, 2012

The city of Claremont is inviting citizens ages 60 and older to three free luncheons in the coming weeks.

The lunches, which will be held at the O’Cup Bean and Bakery in downtown Claremont, will give seniors a chance to socialize and give feedback to city officials, said Claremont City Manager Doug Barrick.

“We are trying to get their input on what Claremont is doing right and wrong as far as senior programs,” Barrick said. “It’s just trying to get some input on activities they would like to see in Claremont.”

Victory in sight

February 17, 2012

Tucked away inside a cornered room at the Catawba Rosenwald School, a handful of students are testing in silence. It’s almost quiet.

Skyler Jarvis slides the tips of his fingers along a clean sheet of Braille paper and moves down the page, line by line.

He is reading a story as part of a Braille Challenge, a national literacy competition that attracts hundreds of visually impaired students to qualifying centers across the nation each year. The N.C. Western Region qualifier was held in Catawba on Friday.

“Hmm.” Jarvis moves his fingers along a reading comprehension question.

Pastor guides own, church's growth

February 17, 2012

When the Rev. Scott Johnson was a boy, a couple women at his Wisconsin church told him he'd make a good pastor.

Johnson tucked that thought away until his junior year in college. In the middle of nuclear engineering studies, he says he decided maybe those women were right.

"I got to thinking about what I wanted to do in my life," Johnson said.

"I thought 'maybe this course isn't God's plan for me.' They planted the seed."

The seed grew into a 25-year ministry career that led him to Conover.

Find your name — CVCC high honors list

February 17, 2012

Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) recently announced its High Honors List of students for the fall 2011 semester.
The following full-time Catawba County students were recognized for a GPA of 3.8 or better:

Find your name — CVCC fall honors list

February 17, 2012

Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) recently announced its Honors List of students for the fall 2011 semester. The following full-time Catawba County students were recognized for GPAs of 3.5-3.79:

The O-N-E Morning Read: TGIF, Feb. 17

February 17, 2012

Churches are victims of a burglary spree in Conover, but in most cases thieves aren’t taking anything of real value.

They are ransacking offices and breaking windows, however, and police are warning citizens to be on the lookout for suspicious activity.

More details in the Friday edition of The O-N-E.

There’s good news in the Denver area. The O-N-E was first to report details on a Chinese company’s plans to bring a north American headquarters to North Carolina along with at least 600 jobs.

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