Archive - Feb 2012 - News Article
Maiden has a new football coach and both he and the â€śbiggest little football town in the worldâ€ť 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 Countyâ€™s justice center was full of love on Valentineâ€™s Day. See The O-N-E to find out more this yearâ€™s rekindling of a Feb. 14 tradition thanks to the Catawba County Register of Deeds office.
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.
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.
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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 Valentineâ€™s Day to finally tie the knot.
To the couple, their friends and their family, â€śfinallyâ€ť was the key word. The two have been together for 15 years.
â€śFifteen years is a long, long time,â€ť Palmer said. â€śWe thought it was finally time.â€ť
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.
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 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.
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 sheriffâ€™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.
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.
Four candidates filed for county and state office on Tuesday, the official â€śopening dayâ€ť 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.