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Senate votes to delay postal closings

April 25, 2012

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.

Chemicals explode in Lenoir-Rhyne dorm

April 25, 2012

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.

Longtime ‘Phantom’ to visit Newton

April 25, 2012

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.”

CVCC evacuated until Thursday

April 25, 2012

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.

Gingrich close to concession as Conover visit nears

April 25, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich all but conceded Wednesday that his White House campaign is over — one day before he visits Conover.

Gingrich,— who is scheduled to speak at the Sidewalk Cafe in Conover at 8 a.m. Thursday — said he expects Mitt Romney will be the GOP nominee. He called on the party to unite behind the former Massachusetts governor.

Vehicle crashes into Conover restaurant

April 25, 2012

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.

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