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April 16th

Collision delays I-40 morning traffic

April 16, 2012

N.C. Highway Patrol officials say a Monday morning I-40 crash served as a reminder that Catawba County drivers should pay close attention when traveling on the interstate.

One lane of I-40 traffic was blocked for about a half hour early Monday after two vehicles collided near exit 130 in Conover.

April 15th

Red Devils seek input on football coach

April 15, 2012

Newton-Conover High School will host a meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in its media center to gather input on the qualities the community would like to see the school's next football coach possess.

The school encourages those who can't attend the meeting to send their input to new school athletic director and assistant principal Billy Leeson at billy_leeson@nccs.k12.nc.us.

April 13th

Catawba County's week ahead

April 13, 2012

Newton-Conover High School wants community input in the process of selecting a new football coach, caregivers for the autistic are invited to an information seminar and a barbecue and poker event will raise money for the Claremont Rescue Squad and a scholarship that honors a former city servant.

Those events and more are all in the week ahead for Catawba County.

County to talk marriage amendment

April 13, 2012

Catawba County commissioners will discuss adopting a resolution Monday that will support the state’s proposed marriage amendment.

Simple steps can decrease home energy bills

April 13, 2012

Arthur Moss monitors his energy usage pretty closely.

So when his electricity bill jumped up hundreds of dollars in recent months, he knew something was wrong. 
Moss stood before Maiden’s Town Council last month and asked leaders for some type of explanation, and ultimately help, in figuring out why the bill was so high.

Thieves take wiring from business, home

April 13, 2012

Police are looking for thieves who stole thousands of dollars in aluminum wire from a furniture plant in Conover.

Workers at Southern Furniture in Conover reported a large amount of wiring stripped from its No. 2 plant earlier this week. Conover police say they are still looking for the suspect.

Arson cause of Hickory apartment fire

April 13, 2012

Fire officials say arson was to blame for a blaze that damaged a Hickory apartment this week.

At 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Hickory firefighters were dispatched to a fire at the Ridgecrest Apartments at 2940 12th Ave. SE.

Firefighters controlled the blaze by 12:19 a.m., and no one was injured.
Investigators estimate damage at $10,000, mostly from heat and smoke.

April 12th

The O-N-E morning read: Friday, April 13

April 12, 2012

Hundreds of volunteers are at work in Hickory today as construction continues on a handicap-accessible playground in memory of Zahra Baker.

A community-build event kicked off Thursday at Kiwanis Park, and the effort to build the Zahra Baker All Children’s Playground continues through Saturday.

Read more about the community playground effort in the Friday print edition of The O-N-E.

READER POLL: Gas prices affecting you?

April 12, 2012

Gas prices continue to increase throughout the Greater Hickory Metro.

National forecasters predict unleaded prices will reach $4 a gallon in North Carolina by Memorial Day.

Is the cost of gas affecting how many miles you drive, the routes you take or other driving habits?

Vote now at observernewsonline.com.

Employee injured in chemical plant fire

April 12, 2012

One employee was injured after a chemical fire blazed Thursday afternoon at RPM Wood Finishes Group in Hudson.

The fire started about 3:30 p.m. in a tank in the company's paints and coatings production building, said Gordon Hyde, RPM spokesman.

The fire was contained to that area of the building, and all 250 employees working at the time were evacuated as a precaution.

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