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January 24th, 2012

PREP NOTEBOOK: Red Devils top Trojans on mat

January 24, 2012

Newton-Conover defeated Bandys in a match-up of top-ranked wrestling teams in the conference, 40-17.

The Red Devils improve to 36-2 on the season and 5-0 in the Catawba Valley 2A, while Bandys falls to 12-11 overall and 3-1 in the CVAC.

Maiden 48, West Caldwell 36
106: Ben Mayo (M) pin Grant Barnette
113: Gavin Thomas (M) pin Michael Lowe
120: Aaron Upton (W) win by forfeit
126: Jacob Hewitt (M) win by forfeit
132: Bradley Webb (M) win by forfeit
138: Ethan Steward (M) pin Kenneth Bentley
145: Matt Wooten (W) pin Gage Isaac

Knicks snap 6-game skid, rout Bobcats 111-78

January 24, 2012

CHARLOTTE — Tyson Chandler had 20 points and 17 rebounds as the New York Knicks snapped a six-game losing streak with a 111-78 rout of the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday night.

Chandler, a former Bobcats player, shot 9 for 10 from the field as the Knicks won despite a career-low scoring output from star Carmelo Anthony.

Amar'e Stoudemire chipped in with 18 points and eight rebounds while Landry Fields added 18 points and four assists for the Knicks, who won for the first time since Jan. 11.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

January 24, 2012

This photo of Patriot Guard members saluting the casket of deceased Army Sgt. Willie Dennis Hill is The O-N-E news photo of the week.

Hill, who grew up in the Catawba community, died during service in the Korean War in the 1950s. The military worked with Hill's family and other organizations to bring his remains back to Catawba County last week.

Visit observernewsonline.com every Wednesday for a new photo of the week. To submit a photo suggestion or news tip, email onenews@observernewsonline.com.

Cops combat copper thefts

January 24, 2012


On the outside, a vacant industrial building doesn’t seem like it would offer much to an aspiring criminal.


Its sometimes shattered windows and weedy doors don’t seem very appealing to a money-hungry crook, and the thousands of square feet of nothingness inside seem to fit the likes of a homeless person more than a thief.

Yet the area's increasing number of vacant warehouses keep getting hit, not for heavy equipment or luxurious items inside, but for a much simpler product that can pay off big — copper wiring.


Newton is one of the hardest-hit areas.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

January 24, 2012

Katherine Lucille Bromley, 93, of Ukiah, Calif., died Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at Ukiah Valley Medical Center.

Mary Kay Braim, 47, of Conover, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley in Newton.  Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Braim family.

Ricky Alexander Powell, 25, of Hickory, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012.  The Powell family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.

Man travels D.C. to N-C, back again

January 24, 2012

The Lincolnton furniture maker who is working to bring his industry home from China made a second voyage to Washington, D.C., in less than a month.

This time Bruce Cochrane was First Lady Michelle Obama's special guest for President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address on Tuesday night.

Cochrane is president and CEO of Lincolnton Furniture, and after his family furniture company was sold and moved to China in 1997, he recently decided to bring one of the region's lifeblood industries back to home.

Sick Harbor Inn patrons now number 40

January 24, 2012

Johnny Hicks experienced a rough night Jan. 14.

Starting about 11:30 p.m., he became weak and sick on his stomach.

Hicks had eaten at the Harbor Inn seafood restaurant in Conover that day.

"We were in a party of six," his wife Jan said Tuesday. "I was the only one who didn't eat salad. So it was either the salad or the salad dressing."

About 40 people have officially reported becoming sick after eating at Harbor Inn in the days around Jan. 13, said Amy McCauley, outreach manager for Catawba County Public Health (CCPH).

Mayfield's case with NASCAR back in court

January 24, 2012

Attorneys for former race car driver Jeremy Mayfield are asking a federal appeals panel to reinstate his lawsuit against NASCAR over his suspension for failing a random drug test at Richmond International Raceway in 2009.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Tuesday, Jan. 24

January 24, 2012

A wave of car break-ins is washing over Newton. Seven residents - many in the same neighborhood - became victims of thieves during the weekend. Where did it happen? Find out in the Tuesday edition of The O-N-E.

Newton middle-schoolers are landing in court - but they haven’t broken any laws.

Catawba County accepts used cooking oils at its Blackburn convenience center starting in February.

And the campaign for a gay marriage ban continues in North Carolina.

More details on these stories are available in the Tuesday print and online edition of The O-N-E. Also featured in The O-N-E:

January 23rd

Lady Red Devils thrive despite their numbers

January 23, 2012

Numbers tell the story. None rings truer than the girls basketball team at Newton-Conover.

The squad features eight players, sometimes seven given injuries.
Ike Williams, first-year coach for the Lady Red Devils, said he’s used the hurdle as a motivator.

“I call them the ‘Crazy Eight,’” Williams said. “They are on their way to becoming the ‘Great Eight.’”

The encouragement by their new coach is working.

The Lady Red Devils (15-3, 7-1) are in second place in the Catawba Valley 2A heading into Tuesday’s pivotal home contest against the Lady Trojans of Bandys (17-0, 8-0).

Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Girls basketball...
Below is a look at Friday's prep wrestling scores involving Catawba County teams: Friday, Nov. 21...
Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Boys basketball Fred...

 

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