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Hot spelling benefits education

March 20, 2012

A group of south Newton educators constructed a spelling bee win Tuesday night. They also built support for local education programs in the process.

South Newton Elementary School's "Under Construction" team won the Newton-Conover Education Foundation's (NCEF) annual Red Hot Spelling Bee, out-spelling a variety of school, business and civic-organization teams from across the community.

The event supports education programs in the Newton-Conover community.


March 20, 2012

This photo of Allen Hang eating a MoonPie is The O-N-E photo of the week.

Hang and other Catawba Valley Community College students participated in a MoonPie-eating challenge on March 14 to celebrate Pi Day.

Visit every Wednesday for a new photo of the week. To suggest photos or submit news tips, email

County to help school keep cool

March 20, 2012

School superintendents can rest easier after county commissioners say they intend to fund multiple construction projects for facilities in desperate need of repair.

On Monday night, the Catawba County Board of Commissioners approved two “letters of intent” for funding for Newton-Conover City Schools and Hickory Public Schools.

The letters of intent assure the school systems they will receive funding for the projects, even before the county’s 2012-13 fiscal year budget is finalized.

Cops to collect, dispose of drugs

March 20, 2012

Area residents can safely dispose of unwanted or expired pharmaceuticals in Conover this week.

Conover Police Department (CPD) will host Operation Medicine Drop on Thursday and Friday near downtown. The event is part of a statewide effort through North Carolina Safe Kids, an organization that seeks to prevent accidental injuries in children.

Conover has hosted the event the past several years, along with 150 other law enforcement departments across the state.

“It’s been a pretty good turnout at our recent events,” said CPD Lt. Mark Stump.

Catawba County arrests, incidents

March 20, 2012

The Catawba County Sheriff's Office reported the recent incidents and arrests.


March 16
* Thieves in Claremont broke into a motor vehicle and stole a rear-window lock off a 1987 Dodge truck.

* Two handguns were stolen from 2852 Rosemont Court in Newton. The firearms were worth about $610 total.

* At 3967 Section House Road in Hickory, thieves broke into a house and stole $2,178 worth of tools. A generator, air compressor, three saws and a 24-volt drill were also stolen.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Tuesday, March 20

March 20, 2012

A Conover man broke into a home, wrecked his get-away vehicle and then found himself in jail overnight Monday. Details in the Tuesday edition of The O-N-E.

The Manufacturing Solutions Center (MSC) not only helps create jobs in Catawba County, the product development and testing company helps businesses around the world.

As work is underway for a new MSC facility on the campus of Conover Station, The O-N-E explores the company and what it does.

Volunteers are sought for a community garden that will grow and harvest produce to help benefit Catawba County residents in need.

Below is a look at Tuesday's American Legion baseball scores involving teams from Catawba County:...
A California boy with a dream of being a race car driver, Matt DiBenedetto’s road to the NASCAR...
The Hickory Sportsman’s Club welcomed Ole Miss quarterback Archie Manning for its bi-annual meeting...


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