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January 17th, 2012

Manufacturing momentum

January 17, 2012

Regional industry leaders are assembling pieces to rebuild a machine that once powered western North Carolina's economy —manufacturing.

A growing list of manufacturers have brought jobs and an economic boost to Catawba County in the past two years, and economic development officials hope to continue that trend.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

January 17, 2012

Dale Stewart Bumgarner Sr., 81, of Conover, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 at his residence. The Bumgarner family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover.

Dorothy Irene Kiesler Smith, 82, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at Abernethy Laurels.  The Smith family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation in Conover.

Maiden councilman resigns

January 17, 2012

A veteran Maiden councilman resigned unexpectedly this week during the town’s regularly scheduled monthly meeting.

Howard Ervin, who has served on the Maiden Town Council since 2005, tendered his letter of resignation Monday night. He said he resigned for personal reasons.

During his time on council, Ervin helped oversee a time of growth in Maiden, including the expansion of Lawrence Lumber Company Inc., vonDrehle, Ethan Allen and the recruitment of Apple Inc.’s East Coast data center.

FACT CHECK: Distortions in GOP debate

January 17, 2012

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney ignored the most significant expansion of trade ties in nearly two decades when he accused the Obama administration Monday night of doing nothing to open new markets. Rick Santorum claimed to be taking purely the high road in campaign ads even as a new one from him veered from that path.

Newt Gingrich mischaracterized the Chilean retirement system that he favors as a partial model for the United States, declaring that the system of private accounts is voluntary when it's not.

Hickory Police: Woman shoots, kills son

January 17, 2012

LONG VIEW— Police in Long View are investigating the shooting of a 21-year-old man by his mother.

The Hickory Police Department reports that no one has been charged in the shooting that killed Justin Barger on Friday.

Police Lt. Rick Coffey said Justin Barger was drinking and assaulted his parents.

Coffey said 53-year-old Karen Barger shot her son once with a handgun. He died at the home.

Coffey said police are investigating, and will turn the results of their probe over to District 25 Attorney James C. Gaither Jr. to determine if charges should be filed.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Tuesday, Jan. 17

January 17, 2012

Catawba County commemorates the life and lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and The O-N-E delivers the details in the Tuesday edition.

In Newton, elected officials are at odds with the city’s planning commission when it comes to temporary signs advertising businesses and fundraisers. City council will make a decision on policy changes tonight.

Alarm bells are ringing in Conover thanks to a grant that delivers carbon monoxide detectors to city residents. Citizens in Newton, Conover and Hickory can get free carbon monoxide alarms - find out how in the Tuesday O-N-E.

January 17th

Bandys' Gilliam healthy, awaiting baseball season

January 17, 2012

Nearly three months to the day his pick-up truck rolled three times in a ditch near Balls Creek Road, Jackson Gilliam is looking forward to spring baseball season.

Gilliam, a 5-foot-11-.inch junior at Bandys, suffered damage to his vertebrae, right hip, shoulder blade and face, and suffered from a concussion, internal bleeding and a collapsed lung from the accident.

The outlook on his health was fair, at best.

“He wasn’t supposed to be released from anything for three months of the date of the accident,” said Jackson’s mother, Janet.

55 candidates apply in Maiden coaching search

January 17, 2012

The application process in the search for the next Maiden football coach ended Friday, with about 55 candidates applying for the position, according to assistant AD Butch Parker.

“We’ve got some quality candidates,” Parker said Friday before the Blue Devils’ home wrestling match against Bunker Hill.

According to a source, the list of rumored names who applied for the position includes:

• Doug McRee, a long-time Bandys assistant coach and current three-year member of the Maiden coaching staff.

Irving's 25 points lead Cavs past Bobcats, 102-94

January 16, 2012

CHARLOTTE — Rookie Kyrie Irving is making the transition from college to the NBA look pretty easy even though he insists it's not.

The No. 1 pick in the draft continues to produce big numbers, scoring 25 points and adding seven assists Monday to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 102-94 win over the Charlotte Bobcats. The Cavaliers finished their longest road trip of the season with a 3-4 record.

Season to dream

January 16, 2012

Singing as they walked, about 100 residents rounded the corner onto College Street in Newton on Monday morning.

“We shall overcome. We shall overcome. We shall overcome.”

“Oh, deep in my heart. I do believe. We shall overcome.”

They sang "We Shall Overcome" to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., his dream, his message and the thousands of people who stood by it.

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