Archive - Mar 13, 2012 - News Article
Newton-Conover High School's new athletic director says he wants to take the Red Devils sports program to the next level.
School district leaders say he has the athletic and administrative experience to do it.
Billy Leeson was hired this month to serve as NCHS's athletic director and assistant principal.
This O-N-E photo of Margaret Sparkman, the "National Gourd Lady," is the photo of the week.
Sparkman, of Conover, passed away last week at 95.
Many in Catawba County â€” and across the nation â€” mourned her passing and fondly remembered her life.
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The city of Newton announced Tuesday it has hired a new planning director.
Christine Bartleson succeeds Glenn Pattishall, who retired in January after 28 years with the city.
Bartleson was selected from a pool of 50 applicants, based on her knowledge and experience in municipal planning, according to a press release from the city.
A fatal wreck early Tuesday morning closed I-40 eastbound between Rock Barn Road and Claremont. The interstate remains closed, and Oxford Street is closed until a safety inspection is completed on a bridge an out-of-control transfer truck hit.
The O-N-E was first to deliver details and pictures from the wreck in our online edition. Get updated details online as they become available: www.observernewsonline.com/content/driver-dies-fiery-i-40-crash.
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One man died Tuesday in a fiery tractor-trailer crash that shut down the eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 for nearly seven hours.
N.C. Highway Patrol troopers say Randolph Day, 56, of Hudson, was carrying produce for MDI Distributors Inc. when his truck veered off the highway about 3:40 a.m. Tuesday near Exit 135, slamming into the Oxford Street Bridge that crosses over I-40. Day died in the crash.