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January 9th

BREAKING: Father, son shot in Vale

January 9, 2012

A father and son were shot Sunday night after an argument escalated during a card game in Vale.

Authorities say a group of men were playing cards and drinking about 8 p.m. Sunday near the 7000 block of N.C. 10 West in Vale when an argument over a woman escalated and two of the men were shot.

Paul David Tallent, 49, and Dustin Dwayne Tallent, 27, both sustained non-life-threatening injuries after being shot once each by a revolver at their residence at 7429 N.C. 10 West in Vale, said Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid.

Catawba County's week ahead

January 9, 2012

This week, Hickory Metro entrepreneurs can learn innovative ways to improve business, and children can learn elementary Spanish.
Early next week, area groups will host events to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Read on for more about upcoming events in Catawba County. If you have information about upcoming events, send the details to onenews@observernewsonline.com.

Starting Tuesday

The O-N-E Morning Read: Monday, Jan. 9

January 9, 2012

Catawba County Schools is going to spend at least $10,500 for help is searching for a new leader to replace outgoing superintendent Glenn Barger. Details only in The O-N-E: www.observernewsonline.com/content/ccs-hires-search-help.

Catawba County is looking for citizen input as it plans a new library for Sherrills Ford: www.observernewsonline.com/content/officials-seek-input-new-library.

What’s on deck for Catawba County prep athletes this week? Find out online: www.observernewsonline.com/content/o-n-e-sports-schedule-week-7.

Zahra Baker painting a reminder for HPD

January 9, 2012

HICKORY — The North Carolina police department that solved the killing of a disabled 10-year-old Australian girl now has a portrait of the child to remind them of their duty to protect children.

A resident gave the city's police department the watercolor painting of the freckle-faced girl.

Police Chief Tom Adkins received the painting Friday with investigators who solved Zahra's slaying. Adkins says the painting will be a reminder of the need to protect children by reporting abuse.

REGIONAL: N.C. Troopers shoot, kill gun-wielding man

January 9, 2012

STATESVILLE — Iredell County officials released the name of a man who was shot and killed by North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers after they say he fired at officers.

Officials say 45-year-old William D. Miller Jr. was shot to death early Sunday after he had fired at troopers and a sheriff's deputy near Statesville.

Authorities say three troopers and a sheriff's deputy were following up on a reported hit-and-run when a man left the home carrying a weapon. State police say the officers told the man to drop the weapon, and a deputy tried to use a Taser on the suspect.

January 6th

CCS hires search help

January 6, 2012

Catawba County Schools (CCS) will look to state search professionals in its quest to find the system's next superintendent.

On Friday, the CCS Board of Education hired the N.C. School Boards Association (NCSBA) to help in the search for a successor to Glenn Barger, who will retire as superintendent June 30. CCS will pay NCSBA a minimum of $10,500 for its services.

NCSBA will advertise the CCS vacancy, collect applications and conduct background checks on potential candidates, among other services. CCS leaders will ultimately choose the new superintendent.

Officials seek input on new library

January 6, 2012

County officials want citizen input on a planned new library in Sherrills Ford.

Plans call for the new library to be built near the intersection of Sherrills Ford Road and N.C. 150. The new facility will help address space and community needs that the current library building lacks, officials say.

Catawba County has hired an architect and is in the planning stages.

Library officials want citizen input from residents who live in the Sherrills Ford and Terrell areas.

Maiden cat tests positive for rabies

January 6, 2012

Catawba County officials are reminding residents to properly vaccinate their animals after the first 2012 rabies case was discovered this week.

On Monday, a local veterinarian notified Catawba County Animal Services that a cat needed to be tested for rabies. The cat, which was about four months old, was sent to the State Health Lab in Raleigh for testing. The State Lab notified Catawba County on Thursday afternoon that the cat tested positive for rabies.

Reward offered for copper-theft information

January 6, 2012

A Newton company is offering $2,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to arrests in a recent copper-theft case.

According to the Newton Police Department, suspects broke into an unoccupied warehouse in Newton around Dec. 13 and stole an estimated $200,000 worth of copper wiring. The property at 2855 Nathan St. is owned by The Hadley Company.

The Hadley Company is offering the reward to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of suspects responsible for the theft and damage to the property.

GOP winner? Vote now

January 6, 2012

Herman Cain dropped out first, then Michelle Bachmann. Rick Perry says he's re-evaluating his campaign, and Jon Huntsman appears to be too far behind to catch up.

Meanwhile, former presidential candidate John McCain has endorsed fellow competitor Mitt Romney, and Rick Santorum and Ron Paul's campaigns appear strong after good showings in Iowa.

Is your favorite GOP presidential candidate still in the 2012 race for the White House? Do you support Barack Obama and the Democrats? Do you care about politics at all?

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