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December 15th

From the publisher: Swimming is a prep sport, too

December 15, 2010

Now for something completely different — well, sort of — I’m back in the sports saddle at The O-N-E, and this past week the duty took me to my first-ever swim meet. The experience was certainly educational and entertaining, so much that I want to make sure Wednesday night’s meet at Lenoir-Rhyne University won’t be my last.

December 10th

Insight from Outlook: Tis the season for Bing, Ralphie and Scrooge

December 10, 2010

Tis the season of holiday movies — at the cinemas and on television — and stage productions, whether musical, drama or comedy.

On the news beat: What if we stop saying 'What if?'

December 10, 2010

I had a near-death experience a few days ago. Well, maybe “near death” is an exaggeration, but it certainly felt like my life flashed before my eyes at the time.
I was driving to Hickory on Interstate 40 for an interview, when suddenly a large SUV traveling immediately to my right merged into my lane. The vehicle came out of nowhere. In a split second, I jerked the wheel of my car to the left, slammed on the car horn and pulled into the left lane to avoid the vehicle barreling toward my car.

December 6th

Even Uncle Sam can be a victim

December 6, 2010

Recently some sort of hacker got into one of my old e-mail accounts and enjoyed a field day with my “address book,” my e-mail and, for all I know, any personal information I have given the e-mail service provider.

Darts to DA’s Office jeopardizing Baker case

December 6, 2010

Darts to a management mistake that could, as a motion by the 25th Judicial District Attorney’s office states, “jeopardize the right of the state to prosecute a defendant” in the death of Zahra Baker.
While prosectors also believed opening police search warrants could “undermine” police investigations in the Baker case, District Attorney Jay Gaither’s office failed to do the work required to keep those files confidential.

October 7th

Citizen participation helps create good government

October 7, 2010

You’re probably aware the Catawba County Board of Commissioners is elected to make decisions on the goals, direction and operation of county government. You may also be aware that the county works under the “commission-manager” form of government, through which the board hires a professional county manager to carry out its directives and oversee day-to-day operations.

Dear editor: Bunker Hill helps prepare students for the future

October 7, 2010

Dear editor:
I want to commend Beth Parham and the teaching staff at Bunker Hill High School for “jumping on board” and taking advantage of the Microsoft program. Now that everything will be on computers, I feel that will be the best program to get work in the future.

September 28th

Who is that person in the photo?

September 28, 2010

I’ve often mocked elected officials, appointed leaders, celebrities and other public figures when they insist on using dated head shots in published materials.
Now that the shoe is on my foot, I’m a little less inclined to rush to judgment.

Laurels and Darts - Sept. 25

September 28, 2010

LAURELS
Laurels to Catawba County citizens who have so much interest in local politics that they organized and presented a candidates forum for political races important to this community. Likewise, laurels to the political candidates who took time to make their platforms known during this great opportunity to reach voters.
Jennifer Bandy and a group of her friends and relatives wanted to learn more about candidates seeking election in Catawba County, so they orchestrated a pair of non-partisan political forums and invited candidates hoping to represent area voters.

Left with a bitter taste in their mouths from a 3-2 loss Sept. 4 against Maiden, the Newton-Conover...
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Volleyball Bandys...
The Newton-Conover football team broke a tie for sixth place in the latest Associated Press prep...

 

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