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February 15th

The O-N-E Morning Read: Wednesday, Feb. 15

February 15, 2012

Maiden has a new football coach and both he and the “biggest little football town in the world” are expecting big things.

Find out more about Buddy King, as well as community and player reactions to the hire inside the Thursday edition of The O-N-E.

Catawba County’s justice center was full of love on Valentine’s Day. See The O-N-E to find out more this year’s rekindling of a Feb. 14 tradition thanks to the Catawba County Register of Deeds office.

February 14th

Maiden introduces football coach

February 14, 2012

Maiden High School's new football coach carries an extensive resume in the sport.

James "Buddy" King, a former longtime college offensive line coach, was introduced as the new head Blue Devil in a press conference Tuesday in the school's auditorium.

King served the past two seasons as offensive line coach at Goose Creek High School in South Carolina.

"I can't thank Mr. (Dwayne) Finger, Mr. (Jeff) Price, the school board and all of you for the opportunity we all have here at Maiden High School," King said in his first comments to the community.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

February 14, 2012

This photo of Tuttle Elementary School students organizing jeans is The O-N-E photo of the week.

Tuttle collected more than 2,500 pairs of jeans to donate to needy people in the region.

For more on this story, visit http://observernewsonline.com/content/jeans-team.

Visit observernewsonline.com every Wednesday for a new photo of the week. To suggest photo choices or submit news tips, email onenews@observernewsonline.com.

Courthouse romances

February 14, 2012

Margaret Palmer and Steven Mauney got married Tuesday for about $80.

Dressed to impress in a flowing blue dress and the finest Sunday suit, Palmer and Mauney walked into the Catawba County Courthouse on Valentine’s Day to finally tie the knot.

To the couple, their friends and their family, “finally” was the key word. The two have been together for 15 years.

“Fifteen years is a long, long time,” Palmer said. “We thought it was finally time.”

NCCS parents push for family time

February 14, 2012

Candy Hess and Leah Martin, both of Conover, say their families enjoy trips and activities while their children are on summer break from school.

Those families and thousands of others in Catawba County school systems can expect less time for those activities this summer.

BREAKING: Maiden names new football coach

February 14, 2012

The "biggest little football town in the world" has a new football coach.

Officials at Maiden High School are introducing the new coach during a press conference that started at the school at 3:30 p.m.

Today's press conference comes after Catawba County Schools Board of Education hired Buddy King to serve as Social Studies teacher at Maiden, according to Catawba County Schools superintendent Glenn Barger. King's hiring was approved after the BOE's closed session at the end of its Monday meeting.

Newton planning workshop starts Wednesday

February 14, 2012

Newton leaders are discussing the city's swimming pool and recreation department demands, crime rates and the financial outlook for the future.

Those topics among others are included on the agenda for Newton City Council's annual planning workshop that begins at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. The workshop continues through noon on Friday and all sessions will be held at the Newton Depot.

The meetings are open to the public.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14

February 14, 2012

A Maiden woman was stabbed by a Lincolnton woman in a convenience store parking lot Sunday. Police say the altercation resulted from an ongoing feud between the women.

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

In Alexander County a domestic dispute turned into a death, when a sheriff’s deputy shot a man after he charged law enforcement with an ax.

After citizen complaints to county leaders and a report by The O-N-E last week, N.C. Department of Transportation is going to change the speed limit on Grace Church Road.

February 13th

NCCS school board approves 2012-13 calendar

February 13, 2012

Newton-Conover City Schools (NCCS) students and teachers will return to the classroom in early August next school year.

The NCCS Board of Education approved a calendar Monday night that will send teachers to school Aug. 2 and students Aug. 7. The last day of class will be May 23, 2013.

The calendar aligns with a schedule Catawba County Schools approved earlier this month.

Other actions and reports:
* The board approved a name change for Newton-Conover Health Science High School.

Three file in county board race

February 13, 2012

Four candidates filed for county and state office on Tuesday, the official “opening day” for the 2012 election season.

Filing for local, county and state offices started at noon and will continue through Feb. 29. Filing for the Catawba County Schools Board of Education lasts from June 4 to July 6.

Three candidates filed for Catawba County Board of Commissioners, including incumbents Barbara Beatty and Dan Hunsucker. Challenger and former Maiden councilman Kevin Spiva also formally entered the race.

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