January 6th, 2012
CHARLOTTE â€” The Atlanta Hawks went to overtime for a second straight night, pulling out a 102-96 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday behind 23 points and 13 rebounds from Josh Smith.
The Hawks lost in triple-overtime to the Miami Heat the night before, but made sure there wouldn't be multiple extra periods needed by scoring the first seven points, with early 3-pointers by Jeff Teague and Joe Johnson.
Marvin Williams added 15 points and nine rebounds, and Al Horford scored 15 points for the Hawks (5-3).
Catawba County Schools (CCS) will look to state search professionals in its quest to find the system's next superintendent.
On Friday, the CCS Board of Education hired the N.C. School Boards Association (NCSBA) to help in the search for a successor to Glenn Barger, who will retire as superintendent June 30. CCS will pay NCSBA a minimum of $10,500 for its services.
NCSBA will advertise the CCS vacancy, collect applications and conduct background checks on potential candidates, among other services. CCS leaders will ultimately choose the new superintendent.
Mary Elizabeth Hewitt Parlier, 98, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012.
The Parlier family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation in Conover.
Helen Hefner Nail, 81, of Hickory, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley. The Nail family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Conover.
County officials want citizen input on a planned new library in Sherrills Ford.
Plans call for the new library to be built near the intersection of Sherrills Ford Road and N.C. 150. The new facility will help address space and community needs that the current library building lacks, officials say.
Catawba County has hired an architect and is in the planning stages.
Library officials want citizen input from residents who live in the Sherrills Ford and Terrell areas.
Catawba County officials are reminding residents to properly vaccinate their animals after the first 2012 rabies case was discovered this week.
On Monday, a local veterinarian notified Catawba County Animal Services that a cat needed to be tested for rabies. The cat, which was about four months old, was sent to the State Health Lab in Raleigh for testing. The State Lab notified Catawba County on Thursday afternoon that the cat tested positive for rabies.
A Newton company is offering $2,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to arrests in a recent copper-theft case.
According to the Newton Police Department, suspects broke into an unoccupied warehouse in Newton around Dec. 13 and stole an estimated $200,000 worth of copper wiring. The property at 2855 Nathan St. is owned by The Hadley Company.
The Hadley Company is offering the reward to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of suspects responsible for the theft and damage to the property.
Herman Cain dropped out first, then Michelle Bachmann. Rick Perry says he's re-evaluating his campaign, and Jon Huntsman appears to be too far behind to catch up.
Meanwhile, former presidential candidate John McCain has endorsed fellow competitor Mitt Romney, and Rick Santorum and Ron Paul's campaigns appear strong after good showings in Iowa.
Is your favorite GOP presidential candidate still in the 2012 race for the White House? Do you support Barack Obama and the Democrats? Do you care about politics at all?
Some of the final loose ends in the Zahra Baker saga are finally getting tied up.
Adam Baker is hoping to return to Australia with the remains of the 10-year-old murdered and dismembered Cancer survivor, but before that happens, he is faces 30 days in jail.
Adam quickly resolved felony charges in Catawba County on Thursday, but things werenâ€™t so smooth in Caldwell. Details on his latest court trials are in the Friday edition of The O-N-E.
Having trouble getting recruited, former Newton-Conover basketball player Adrian Powell found a way to play Div. I basketball.
When he finally got his chance and nearly lost the opportunity, the 2008 CVAC player of the year found a way to persevere.
Following graduation from Newton-Conover in 2008, Powell sought the Div. I basketball spotlight, enrolling at Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock, Va. for one year.
Fridayâ€™s match-ups on the basketball court feature several in-county games.
The Bandys Lady Trojans (13-0, 4-0) try to keep their undefeated record when they host Maiden (5-6, 0-3).
Bandys (1-12, 0-4) seeks its first boys basketball win in the CVAC against the Blue Devils (4-6, 1-2).
Newton-Conover (10-3, 2-1) tries to keep pace in the CVAC girls basketball standings, facing Bunker Hill (0-13, 0-4).
The Bears (2-12, 2-2) and Red Devils (7-6, 2-1) also square off in boys hoops with the winner earning its third CVAC victory and moving up the ranks.