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READER POLL: Which high-profile case interests you most?

May 17, 2012

Americans have talked about the murder case of Trayvon Martin for months, many rallying in disgust.

Others, particularly in North Carolina, are peeled to the campaign finance trial of former U.S. senator John Edwards.

Which case interests you most? Vote now in the latest reader poll at observernewsonline.com.

Raising the 'stakes

May 17, 2012

Sweepstakes parlors, also referred to as Internet cafés, are plentiful in Catawba County.

Newton has three, Conover has a handful and Hickory has several, too, including the state’s first parlor.

Area residents may see even more in the near future.

Maiden’s Town Council recently agreed to permit sweepstakes establishments within town limits.

Zahra playground opens Saturday

May 17, 2012

The Zahra Baker All Children’s Memorial Playground opens Saturday in Hickory.


Community residents, Hickory city staff and special guests all help dedicate the playground at 11 a.m. Saturday at Kiwanis Park at 805 6th St. SE in Hickory.

Foard High School principal to retire

May 17, 2012

Sally Bradshaw's ties to the Fred T. Foard community stretch nearly 40 years.

She plans to retire June 30 after nearly a decade as principal at the school.

Catawba County Schools Superintendent Glenn Barger, who also retires June 30, said the system will fill the open Foard principal position by July 1.

Hickory plant on latest postal closings list

May 17, 2012

The nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is moving forward with a multibillion-dollar cost-cutting plan that will close nearly 250 mail processing centers, including its Hickory facility.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Thursday, May 17

May 17, 2012

Conover plans to pass along a water rate increase to city customers. For the average water consumer, budget proposal will mean a $3 increase annually.

Maiden and Claremont plan to absorb the water rate increase issued by the city of Hickory.

More details from Conover’s proposed budget are in the Thursday edition of The O-N-E.

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