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March 23rd, 2012

The O-N-E Morning Read: Friday, March 23

March 23, 2012

Citizens are going to war against litter, and Keep Catawba County Beautiful is delivering unique messages as a reminder of how trash affects area roadsides.

Look for details in the Friday edition of The O-N-E and clever signs throughout Conover.

In Newton, city leaders have dedicated $100,000 in the budget for the year ahead to create engineering plans for a new fire department headquarters.

What other capital improvements will receive Newton investments in the year ahead, and how will they affect the property tax rate? Details in the Friday edition of The O-N-E.

March 22nd

Foard falls to defending tennis champ Watauga

March 22, 2012

Fred T. Foard fell 9-0 at home to the defending conference champion Watauga on Thursday.

The Tigers (0-8, 0-5) were solid in doubles, including close matches with the teams of Russell Michaels and Samuel Hefner, and Jil Patel and Jacob Bechtol.

Watauga 9, Fred T. Foard 0  

Singles
Mike Smith (W) def. Jacob Stinson 6-0, 6-0; Harrison Battle (W) def. Jacob Bechtol  6-0, 6-0; Landon Taylor (W) def. Russell Michaels 6-0, 6-1; Chris Ludwig (W) def. Alex Lowdermilk 6-1, 6-0; Aaron Evans (W) def. Samuel Hefner 6-0, 6-0; Jackson Yeats (W) def. Jil Patel 6-0, 6-0.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Jones, Trojans top Blue Devils

March 22, 2012

Bandys won a battle of softball heavyweights in the Catawba Valley 2A on Thursday.

Breanna Jones drove in three RBIs on a 3-for-3 day at the plate, leading the Lady Trojans (4-2, 2-1) to the key 4-2 conference win against Maiden (8-2, 3-1).

Tied 2-2 in the sixth inning, the Trojans struck with two runs to take the lead for good.

After Bandys’ Scarlett Harris reached base on a single and Rachel Cox was hit by a pitch, Jones drove in both runners on her second double of the game.

The Trojans took a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning behind runs from Harris and Taylor Sigmon.

Round of 16 starts with upsets, big wins

March 22, 2012

 

BOSTON — Top-seeded Syracuse used a breakout game by the slumping C.J. Fair to advance to the East Regional final.

Game-changer? Vote in The O-N-E reader poll

March 22, 2012

The National Football League's New Orleans Saints operated a system in which players could make money by injuring players on opposing teams.

Does the news of this "bounty system" change the way you view professional football?

Vote now at observernewsonline.com.

Pick up the weekend edition of The O-N-E for results of last week's poll related to Catawba County Schools superintendent preferences.

Visit observernewsonline.com every Friday for a new reader poll question.

Friday, March 23, 2012

March 22, 2012

Addie Mylinda Young Dorman, 64, of Garner, died March 20, 2012, at WakeMed in Raleigh, following a brief illness.  Condolences may be made at www.bryan-leefuneralhome.com.

Newton approves $4.8M for capital improvements

March 22, 2012

Newton will invest more than $4.8 million in capital improvements during the fiscal year ahead, and almost $4.4 million will be financed with new debt.

Approved this week as part of a five-year capital improvement plan (CIP), the spending will pay for a variety of projects and equipment in the city's general fund, water/wastewater and electric operations.

The city is in the second year of a CIP originally approved last year.

Conover probe produces drug arrests

March 22, 2012

A lengthy neighborhood investigation led to the arrest of two Conover citizens on drug charges, and police say more charges are pending on additional suspects.

Police served three search warrants last week at multiple homes along 8th Avenue SW in Conover after an investigation that stemmed from citizen concerns.

Freddie Henry Powell, 45, and Salvador Sanchez Gore, 29, were both arrested and charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule II narcotics.

Newton moves closer to new fire headquarters

March 22, 2012

Newton’s proposed new fire station headquarters moved closer to reality this week after city council members reserved fire department funding in the coming year’s budget.

Newton City Council approved $100,000 to be used toward engineering and design for the new fire headquarters in the 2012-13 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) budget.

Beautification group combats litter

March 22, 2012

The Keep Catawba County Beautiful Litter Committee placed a new series of anti-littering signs in Conover on Thursday in an attempt to decrease trash alongside roads.

For more on this story, pick up the Friday edition of The O-N-E.

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