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Family, business in grave dispute

May 18, 2012

When Betty Herman talks about her parents, she can’t help but shed a tear.

“Mother and Daddy were about the best parents you could have,” she says. “They were well-loved in this community.”

Innovation partnership recognized

May 18, 2012

The collaboration between Conover and the Manufacturing Solutions Center (MSC) is being recognized by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Secretary of Commerce John Bryson used Conover Station and the MSC as his cornerstone example last week when talking about economic growth, job creation, and exports at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Manufacturer celebrates expansion

May 18, 2012

An international medical equipment manufacturer recently multiplied its impact on the global health care industry with an expansion of its Newton plant.

Sarstedt Inc., a German-headquartered medical and research company, completed a 50,000-square-foot automated storage and distribution center expansion at its plant off St. James Church Road.

NCCS hopes to add personnel

May 18, 2012

After several years of cutting costs and positions, Newton-Conover City Schools hopes to add a few employees in the coming fiscal year.

Proposed new positions — including a dropout specialist and maintenance foreman — are part of a recommended $4.5 million local general fund budget, a 1 percent increase from the 2011-12 fiscal year.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Friday, May 18

May 18, 2012

It looks like bankruptcy woes for the U.S. Post Office are going to hit the Hickory Metro again. The post office plans to close the distribution center in Conover, and that's a move that could impact hundreds of jobs in the area.

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

May 18, 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.

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