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November 7th, 2011

County school buses collide

November 7, 2011

Two Catawba County school buses side-swiped each other after 3 p.m. Monday on West Bandys Cross Road between the towns of Maiden and Catawba.
Side-view mirrors of the buses collided as they passed.

One student from each bus suffered minor injuries from broken glass that shattered when the buses collided. They were treated on the scene by emergency personnel.

The buses carried a mix of students from Bandys High School and Mill Creek Middle School.

November 5th

Lady Red Devils win first state title

November 5, 2011

The crowd at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh chanted "making history," and that's exactly what the Newton-Conover volleyball team did.

The Lady Red Devils (29-5) won three-straight sets to defeat the previously unbeaten Northeastern Eagles (22-1), winning their first state volleyball championship in school history — 25-14, 25-21, 25-19.

"I don't think they had getting beat today in their vocabulary," said N-C coach Linda Richards. "They were very confident from the get-go. I think it showed on the court because it took that confidence to get through some tough times."

Remember your clocks

November 5, 2011

Many current electronic devices update clock displays automatically when daylight saving time ends.

For those older household clocks and watches, remember that time falls back an hour Sunday at 2 a.m.

The O-N-E morning read, Weekend edition

November 5, 2011

The weekend edition of The O-N-E brings news that the city of Newton is being considered for a reality TV show about matchmaking that will air on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Also related to TV, an auctioneer and storage unit owners say reality television shows have sparked more interest in storage auctions in the area.

Fire officials suggest that residents check their smoke alarms and change their batteries as the time changes this weekend. Remember to set your clocks back an hour Saturday night or Sunday morning. The change happens at 2 a.m. Sunday.

November 4th

Things to do this week

November 4, 2011

Municipal elections, a job-search assistance program and the second round of high school football games are among the things to do this week in Catawba County. Those and other events are below, and you can find more events and news all week long in the print edition of The Observer News Enterprise and in Outlook.

Monday
Catawba Valley Community College's Office of Multicultural Affairs will hold a Native American Awareness Celebration from 12:30-4:30 p.m. in the college's student center.

H.S. FOOTBALL SCORES

November 4, 2011

Bandys converted Ashe County turnovers into 28 third-quarter points in a 40-14 Trojans win.

Bandys will play Smoky Mountain — which defeated Bunker Hill — in the second round next Friday.

The Trojans trailed Ashe County 14-12 at halftime.

Dominique Young led the second-half charge for Bandys with rushing touchdowns of 29, 10 and 14 yards and a touchdown reception of 30 yards from Anthony Toscano. Young finished the night with 93 yards on 19 carries and two catches for 32 yards.

Time change good for testing smoke alarms

November 4, 2011

Daylight savings time will give residents an extra hour on Sunday — one fire officials say should be used to replace smoke alarms and batteries.

Area fire chiefs say smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are so important that they will come out and install them for you — literally.

Newton, Conover, Claremont and Hickory fire departments all have programs that provide free smoke and carbon monoxide alarms for those in need.

The real ‘storage wars’

November 4, 2011

Cut the locks off and roll up the doors — its bidding time.

Interest in storage auctions has exploded throughout the last year across the nation and right here in Catawba County.

Extremely popular reality TV shows like “Storage Wars” and “Auction Hunters” have exposed millions of Americans to what can be a fast-paced and exciting business. An increase in advertising and marketing websites promoting storage auctions have also made it easy for the average resident to find a “real-life” auction in their neck of the woods.

Lovely for Newton

November 4, 2011

Newton calls itself "the Heart of Catawba County."

The city now hopes it can enter the hearts of television producers who plan to film a matchmaking reality show in one of America's small towns.

Adam Baker set for Catawba court

November 4, 2011

Adam Baker is due in Catawba County court on Monday to face charges of identity theft and obtaining property by false pretenses.

In September, Baker’s attorney, Mark Killian, announced in court that he will pursue a motion for change of venue due to a large amount of biased media coverage surrounding his client’s case.

Baker, the father of the 10-year-old girl Zahra who was brutally murdered last year, is also charged with two counts of communicating threats, assault with a deadly weapon and failure to return rental property in Caldwell County.

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