April 25th, 2012
The Senate offered a lifeline to the nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service (USPS) on Wednesday, voting to give the struggling agency an $11 billion cash infusion while delaying controversial decisions on closing post offices and ending Saturday delivery.
ORLANDO, Fla. â€” J.J. Redick had six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 31 points as the Orlando Magic held off Charlotte 102-95 on Wednesday night, the Bobcats' 22nd consecutive loss.
Bryte Shull Bostian, 98, of Conover, died Sunday, April 22, 2012, at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. The Bostian family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation in Conover.
No one was injured when a chemical-filled plastic drink bottle exploded Tuesday night in a bathroom inside a Lenoir-Rhyne University dorm.
Hickory fire and police personnel responded to Morgan Dorm just after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a call of an explosion.
When he's not traveling nine months out of the year, Franc D’Ambrosio goes home. Well, he says, I guess you could call it that.
“It’s odd for me to go back to my home, I feel less comfortable,” he said.
“It takes me a few moments to get used to everything again.”
Police on the scene of an evacuation at Catawba Valley Community College tell The O-N-E that students and staff should not return to the school's two campuses until tomorrow.
Just before noon, a mandatory evacuation was ordered at the East and Main campuses due to a "perceived threat," according to a release from the college. The Challenger Early College High School was also evacuated.
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich all but conceded Wednesday that his White House campaign is over â€” one day before he visits Conover.
Gingrich,â€” who is scheduled to speak at the Sidewalk Cafe in Conover at 8 a.m. Thursday â€” said he expects Mitt Romney will be the GOP nominee. He called on the party to unite behind the former Massachusetts governor.
A vehicle rammed into The Untouchables restaurant on 10th Street NW in Conover on Wednesday morning.
The restaurant's owner, Scott Gilleland, told The O-N-E his restaurant has extensive damage but plans to remain open for business.
The O-N-E will share more details as they are available. For complete coverage, pick up the Thursday print edition of The Observer News Enterprise.
East Burkeâ€™s girls and Draughnâ€™s boys track teams were crowned CVAC champions at Bunker Hill on Tuesday, but Newton-Conover had a lot to be proud of.
The Red Devils who were fifth (girls) and eighth (boys) a year ago at the same meet, finished inside the top-three spots on both sides.