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April 12th

Tax filing deadline Tuesday

April 12, 2012

Americans have four days left to file 2011 tax returns or file for an extension.

This year’s deadline of April 17 gives residents more time to file than in most years, but some local accountants say the date still sneaks up on citizens.

Finishing company to create 50 jobs

April 12, 2012

TSG, a diverse commission products finisher, is consolidating its Pennsylvania-based operations into its existing North Carolina facilities in Long View, Hickory and Conover. Company officials expect the consolidation to create at least 50 jobs in the Greater Hickory Metro and provide an economic boost of at least $1.5 million through employment and equipment.

Zahra playground build begins

April 12, 2012

Hundreds of volunteers will be on site to construct the Zahra Baker All Children’s Playground today and Saturday at Kiwanis Park in Hickory.

Interest in the build was so strong that leaders had to stop accepting volunteers three days before the event started on Thursday.

April 11th

The O-N-E morning read: Thursday, April 12

April 11, 2012

The State Bureau of Investigation is busy in Newton this week as authorities probe separate incidents involving a methamphetamine lab and the suicide of a prisoner at the Catawba County jail.

Newton police say investigators received information that led them to a meth operation late Tuesday night at a home on East 26th Street in the north part of the city.

Cops bust meth lab in Newton

April 11, 2012

Police say charges are forthcoming for the people responsible for a meth lab discovered in Newton on Tuesday evening.

Group to honor Civil War soldier

April 11, 2012

Clinton Albert Cilley was a popular Yankee in post-Civil War western North Carolina.

SBI probes prisoner suicide

April 11, 2012

The State Bureau of Investigation is probing what appears to be a suicidal death of a prisoner in the Catawba County jail Tuesday night.

The sheriff’s office released information late Tuesday that Jason Samuel Setzer, 38, of Conover, committed suicide by hanging himself inside his jail cell earlier that evening.

Hickory woman first to win new lottery game

April 11, 2012

A Hickory woman plans to use $100,000 she won in the state education lottery to pay bills and save for the future.

Debbie Keener, a surgical technologist, is the first player to win the top prize in the N.C. Education Lottery's new $100,000 taxes-paid, scratch-off game.

Keener bought her winning ticket at Jack B. Quick on Falls Avenue in Granite Falls.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Wednesday, April 11

April 11, 2012

High gas prices are causing a spike in fuel thefts, and now industries with tractor-trailer trucks are falling victim to criminals.

In Hickory, police have charged two men with attempted murder in connection with a March drive-by shooting that injured a teenager.

April 10th

Thieves pump fuel from tractor-trailers

April 10, 2012

Police believe high gas prices have sparked a string of fuel larcenies from tractor-trailers in Conover and Claremont.

The two cities have been host to about five incidents of fuel larceny in the past three weeks, with the most recent theft being discovered in Conover on Monday morning.

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