Archive - Apr 25, 2012 - News Article
The Senate offered a lifeline to the nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service (USPS) on Wednesday, voting to give the struggling agency an $11 billion cash infusion while delaying controversial decisions on closing post offices and ending Saturday delivery.
No one was injured when a chemical-filled plastic drink bottle exploded Tuesday night in a bathroom inside a Lenoir-Rhyne University dorm.
Hickory fire and police personnel responded to Morgan Dorm just after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a call of an explosion.
When he's not traveling nine months out of the year, Franc D’Ambrosio goes home. Well, he says, I guess you could call it that.
“It’s odd for me to go back to my home, I feel less comfortable,” he said.
“It takes me a few moments to get used to everything again.”
Police on the scene of an evacuation at Catawba Valley Community College tell The O-N-E that students and staff should not return to the school's two campuses until tomorrow.
Just before noon, a mandatory evacuation was ordered at the East and Main campuses due to a "perceived threat," according to a release from the college. The Challenger Early College High School was also evacuated.
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich all but conceded Wednesday that his White House campaign is over â€” one day before he visits Conover.
Gingrich,â€” who is scheduled to speak at the Sidewalk Cafe in Conover at 8 a.m. Thursday â€” said he expects Mitt Romney will be the GOP nominee. He called on the party to unite behind the former Massachusetts governor.
A vehicle rammed into The Untouchables restaurant on 10th Street NW in Conover on Wednesday morning.
The restaurant's owner, Scott Gilleland, told The O-N-E his restaurant has extensive damage but plans to remain open for business.
The O-N-E will share more details as they are available. For complete coverage, pick up the Thursday print edition of The Observer News Enterprise.