Archive - May 2012 - News Article
Maiden is still buzzing with talk of gays, lesbians, protests and pastors two days after a local preacher’s anti-gay remarks sparked a national controversy.
Town residents say recent comments made by pastor Charles Worley do not represent the town or its people.
At least four people were transported to hospitals this afternoon following a three-vehicle wreck on N.C. 10 in Newton.
The wreck, which happened about 3 p.m. just west of U.S. 321 Business, stalled traffic on N.C. 10.
At 4:15 p.m., emergency crews were still working to free one person from a vehicle involved in the crash.
Controversy continues swirling around a Maiden church where the pastor called for gay people to be cordoned in an electric fence and eradicated.
Follow the story as it develops in the Wednesday edition of The O-N-E, and see video from Pastor Charles Worleyâ€™s sermon online: http://www.observernewsonline.com/content/pastors-sermon-stirs-controversy.
Newton-Conover school leaders say they hope to hire a high school football coach this week.
Newton-Conover City Schools (NCCS) Superintendent Dr. Barry Redmond said he contacted school board members about the coaching hire Tuesday afternoon. Redmond said he requested a Thursday morning meeting for the school board to consider approval of hiring a Red Devils coach.
Newton-Conover Rotary Club presented its two highest honors during the civic organization's annual Rotary Night event.
During Tuesday's ceremony that included scholarship announcements and prizes awarded in the club's annual raffle fund-raiser, Newton-Conover Rotary announced the recipients of the Charles R. Corriher Vocational Service Award and the Dr. William T. MacLauchlin Award.
The town of Maiden is swamped in controversy after a local pastor’s anti-gay comments gained national headlines this week.
Catawba County Schools honored the top-ranked senior class members of its six high schools at a luncheon Tuesday at Catawba Country Club.
Catawba County wrecks killed two people within 15 minutes of one other Sunday.
A Sherrills Ford man died in the first wreck on Mount Pleasant Road near Terrell just after 4:30 p.m. Highway Patrol says a 55-year-old man crossed the road's center line on his motorcycle and hit a car head-on. Troopers say speeding led to his accident.
A teenager was killed and another adult seriously injured in a T-bone-style collision involving a utility camper near the intersection of U.S. 70 and N.C. 10 about 4:45 p.m. Sunday in Catawba.
Catawba County is the North Carolina's top recycler, state officials announced Monday.
Records show Catawba County recycled more than 56,000 tons of materials in the last fiscal year, which is about 15,000 tons more than any other county in the state.