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November 4th, 2011

STATE NEWS: Campaign nets 758 DWI charges

November 4, 2011

N.C. Transportation Secretary Gene Conti announced Friday that state and local law enforcement officers cited 758 drivers for driving while impaired during the “Booze It & Lose It” Halloween campaign, which ran Oct. 28-31.

A total of 20,786 traffic and criminal citations were issued statewide.
“It is important to remove drivers under the influence from our roadways,” Secretary Conti said. “The Governor’s Highway Safety Program, along with state and local law enforcement officers, is dedicated to preventing crashes and making our roadways safer.”

November 3rd

The O-N-E morning read: Friday, Nov. 4

November 3, 2011

Catawba County leaders say a state ranking system for determining how counties receive economic incentives hurts some counties' abilities to secure them.

Conover City Council candidates share why they are running and why you should give them your vote.

Adam Baker's case in Caldwell County is continued and may go to a grand jury.

The Newton-Conover Red Devils volleyball team aims for the program's first state championship Saturday in Raleigh. Players believe they may have already passed their toughest test in getting to the title game.

Conover candidates compete for seats

November 3, 2011

Six candidates are competing for three seats on the Conover City Council this election.

Current Conover Mayor Pro-tem Kyle Hayman and current councilman Don Beal are the only incumbents running for re-election.

They are challenged by Bruce Eckard, a former Conover mayor and councilman; Kim Cline, a current Newton-Conover City Schools Board of Education member; Jeff Byrd; and Lew Waddell.

Current councilwoman Penny Corpening will not seek re-election after withdrawing from the race in September.

Economic roadblock

November 3, 2011

Catawba County officials say a state ranking system hinders job creation here and throughout North Carolina.

The state’s economic ranking system — the “tier structure” — revolves around tax incentives for expanding businesses. The state gives growing companies larger incentives if they set up shop in a lower-tiered area — or one it considers more economically distressed — and less to counties ranked as more economically successful.   

County collects waste Saturday

November 3, 2011

Catawba County will collect household hazardous waste at L.P. Frans Stadium in Hickory on Saturday.

All types of electronic products will be accepted for disposal from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Organizers of the collection say this is a very important event because these the products should not be trashed with other garbage. They say the materials can easily contaminate groundwater.

“The County has contracted with Clean Harbors to handle the collection of household hazardous waste and eCycleSecure to collect electronic waste,” said Amanda Kain, Catawba County’s Waste Reduction Coordinator.

Adam Baker case continued in Caldwell

November 3, 2011

Adam Troy Baker is scheduled to be back in Caldwell County District Court in January, but that appearance may not happen.

District Court Judge Burford Cherry agreed to continue the case against Baker, but WSOC-TV Channel 9 reports that Baker’s case could be turned over to grand jury members during the week of Nov. 14.

BREAKING: 5 Caldwell County schools placed on lockdown

November 3, 2011

Five schools in Caldwell County were on "soft" lockdown for a period of time Thursday morning.

Kings Creek, Oak Hill and Lower Creek elementary schools, along with Hibriten and South Caldwell high schools, implemented the school system’s soft lockdown protocol at the recommendation of the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office. Officials from the Sheriff’s Office contacted the school system around 6:45 p.m., and the affected schools went on lockdown at 7:30 a.m.

They remained on soft lockdown until 9:30 a.m.

The O-N-E morning read: Thursday, Nov. 3

November 3, 2011

From NASCAR to N.C. DOC, Jeremy Mayfield is back in trouble with the law over accusations of methamphetamine usage, stolen property possession and guns.

Newton-Conover High School students are conquering physics and the competition - in OVERTIME!

Read more information about these stories and more in the Thursday print and online editions of The Observer News Enterprise. Don’t miss Outlook either, as Editor Barbara Burns explores a unique world of shopping.

Other news from The O-N-E and www.observernewsonline.com:
Seven Maiden Council candidates vie for three seats.

November 2nd

Johnson’s 2nd OT goal propels N-C

November 2, 2011

Down 1-0 at halftime against West Davidson, the Newton-Conover soccer team rallied.

The Red Devils (21-2-1) to score one goal in the second half and another in the second overtime.

“We knew it was going to be a tough one,” said N-C coach Angelo Palozzi. “They did their scouting report. They had their gameplan, which was to sit back, put a couple guys on Chandler and let the rest of the team beat them.”

West Davidson took a 1-0 lead behind a header goal in the 25th minute by David Monk. The Green Dragons carried the advantage into halftime.

BREAKING NEWS: Missing Lincoln County man found

November 2, 2011

Search teams found a Denver man early Thursday morning about eight hours after he was reported missing.

Searchers found Johnny Thompson, 72, in a wooded area about a half mile from his home at 3 a.m. Thursday. Thompson was awake and leaning against a tree.

Lincoln County EMS Parademics evaluated Thompson and took him to the hospital.

At 7:55 p.m. Wednesday, Denver Fire Department responded to the report of a missing person in the area of St. James Church Road and Kidville Road. The Lincoln County Land Search Team and other groups helped search for Thompson.

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