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November 5th, 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.
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.
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.
Bandys converted Ashe County turnovers into 28 third-quarter points in a 40-14 Trojans win.
Bandys will play Smoky Mountain â which defeated Bunker Hill â 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.
Daylight savings time will give residents an extra hour on Sunday â 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 â literally.
Newton, Conover, Claremont and Hickory fire departments all have programs that provide free smoke and carbon monoxide alarms for those in need.
Cut the locks off and roll up the doors â 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 âStorage Warsâ and âAuction Huntersâ 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 âreal-lifeâ auction in their neck of the woods.
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 is due in Catawba County court on Monday to face charges of identity theft and obtaining property by false pretenses.
In September, Bakerâs 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 clientâs 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.
N.C. Transportation Secretary Gene Conti announced Friday that state and local law enforcement officers cited 758 drivers for driving while impaired during the âBooze It & Lose Itâ Halloween campaign, which ran Oct. 28-31.
A total of 20,786 traffic and criminal citations were issued statewide.
âIt is important to remove drivers under the influence from our roadways,â Secretary Conti said. âThe Governorâs Highway Safety Program, along with state and local law enforcement officers, is dedicated to preventing crashes and making our roadways safer.â
Catawba County leaders say a state ranking system for determining how counties receive economic incentives hurts some counties' abilities to secure them.
Conover City Council candidates share why they are running and why you should give them your vote.
Adam Baker's case in Caldwell County is continued and may go to a grand jury.
The Newton-Conover Red Devils volleyball team aims for the program's first state championship Saturday in Raleigh. Players believe they may have already passed their toughest test in getting to the title game.
Six candidates are competing for three seats on the Conover City Council this election.
Current Conover Mayor Pro-tem Kyle Hayman and current councilman Don Beal are the only incumbents running for re-election.
They are challenged by Bruce Eckard, a former Conover mayor and councilman; Kim Cline, a current Newton-Conover City Schools Board of Education member; Jeff Byrd; and Lew Waddell.
Current councilwoman Penny Corpening will not seek re-election after withdrawing from the race in September.