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Woman shoots, sets fire to husband

May 3, 2012

Authorities say a woman shot her husband and set him on fire at their home north of the St. Stephens community.

Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid said Tina Canipe Barbour, 47, was charged with murder, first-degree arson and destroy remains conceal death following her release from a local hospital. She was treated for smoke inhalation from the fire.

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May 3, 2012

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Catawba County crime, May 3

May 3, 2012

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

Arrests
* Anthony Chad Shalk, 19, of Hickory, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and drug violations. He was held in the Catawba County Detention Center on a $1,500 secured bond.

Catawba plans to fix financial balance

May 3, 2012

The town of Catawba cannot afford to budget as it has in recent years, the town’s manager said Thursday.  

The town, which has seen its revenues fall, then stall, in the midst of a recession, has relied on its fund balance — or town savings — to help balance the budget since the mid-2000s.

Seven protesters arrested near Sherrills Ford

May 3, 2012

Seven Greenpeace protesters were arrested near Sherrills Ford on Thursday morning after chaining themselves to railroad tracks to show opposition to Duke Energy and Apple Inc.

Railroad technicians had to halt a train heading for the Marshall Steam Station in Terrell after the protesters bolted themselves to the tracks with steel tubes and branded railroad cars with the iconic Apple logo.

CCS superintendent selection expected soon

May 3, 2012

The identity of the next Catawba County Schools superintendent may be revealed Monday afternoon.

The CCS Board of Education is set to provide an update on the search and consider a contract for a successor to current system leader Glenn Barger.

Barger is set to retire at the end of June.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Thursday, May 7

May 3, 2012

In breaking news Thursday morning, The O-N-E is delivering information about a crime north of St. Stephens where police say a women shot her husband and set her home on fire to hide the murder.

Details are all online, and the complete story will be delivered in Friday’s edition of The O-N-E: http://www.observernewsonline.com/content/breaking-woman-shoots-husband-....

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