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READER POLL: $2M town hall? Vote now

April 26, 2012

After more than two years of planning, budgeting and ups and downs, it appears Maiden will build a new town hall.

Maiden’s town council voted 4-1 Wednesday in favor of building a new $2 million town hall.

The final approval comes only 24 days after three council members voiced opposition to the plans during a regularly scheduled meeting.

One more first pitch

April 26, 2012

Elmer Lint’s baseball glove is 71 years old. His blanket from the Battle of the Bulge is almost just as old.

On Tuesday, he brought them both to the ballpark.

Lint, an 87-year-old World War II veteran and former minor league baseball player, relived his glory days Tuesday night at L.P. Frans Stadium in Hickory — if only for one pitch.

Maiden approves town hall

April 26, 2012

After more than two years of planning, budgeting and ups and downs, it appears Maiden will build a new town hall.

Maiden’s town council voted 4-1 Wednesday in favor of building a new $2 million town hall.

The final approval comes only 24 days after three council members voiced opposition to the plans during a regularly scheduled meeting.

Gingrich visits Conover

April 26, 2012

Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich spoke with Conover residents on Thursday in what is expected to be one of his final campaign stops before he shuts down his White House bid.

Gingrich spoke to a standing-room-only crowd at Sidewalk Café, addressing everything from popular political issues, to President Barack Obama, to likely GOP nominee Mitt Romney.

Catawba County arrests, incidents

April 26, 2012

The Catawba County Sheriff's Office reported the following incidents and arrests this week.

Arrests

April 26
* Rodney Adam Stanus, 45, of Hickory, was arrested on a charge of unauthorized use of conveyance and criminal damage to property (vandalism). He was held in the Catawba County Detention Center on a $1,000 unsecured bond.

April 25

The O-N-E Morning Read: Thursday, April 26

April 26, 2012

Catawba Valley Community College was evacuated after a "perceived threat" to safety at the school, while at Lenoir-Rhyne University a chemical bomb exploded in a dorm room.

More details on these stories are available in the Thursday edition of The Observer News Enterprise.

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