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January 30th, 2012

Ex-teacher guilty in sex case

January 30, 2012

A former Maiden High School band director pleaded guilty Monday to sex charges involving one of his former students.

Christopher Caldwell, who was a teacher and band director at Maiden from 2008-10, was sentenced to 24 months of community-based, supervised probation after pleading guilty to taking indecent liberties with a student nearly two years ago. Superior Court Judge James W. Morgan deemed Caldwell’s crime a “sexually violent offense” and ruled that he must register as a sex offender.

Caldwell must also pay a $1,000 fine, according to Morgan’s ruling.

Catawba County's week ahead

January 30, 2012

Dinosaurs, volunteer training and Habitat housing opportunities await this week in the region.

The Catawba Science Center's new dinosaurs exhibit opened Saturday in Hickory.

Habitat for Humanity will hold a meeting Tuesday for citizens interested in housing assistance.

A local hospice center will train volunteers Saturday and Sunday.

For the details on those events and more, check out Catawba County's week ahead below. For additional information about area events, check out the Your News page daily in The O-N-E and activities listings every Thursday inside Outlook.

January 28th

O-N-E sports schedule for the week

January 29, 2012

Sunday, Jan. 29
No games scheduled

Monday, Jan. 30
No games scheduled

Tuesday, Jan. 31
Bandys basketball at Maiden
Bandys wrestling vs. Maiden (Senior night)
Bunker Hill wrestling at Newton-Conover
Bunker Hill basketball vs. Newton-Conover
Fred T. Foard basketball vs. Hibriten
Fred T. Foard wrestling at Hibriten (Hunter Huss), 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 1
CVCC men's basketball at Rockingham CC, 7 p.m.
L-R baseball at Pfeiffer, 2 p.m.
L-R basketball at Anderson (women at 6 p.m., men at 8 p.m.)

McGee's leads Wizards over Bobcats again 102-99

January 29, 2012

CHARLOTTE — The Washington Wizards may have found the recipe for winning this season: playing the Charlotte Bobcats.

Well, that and a balanced offensive attack.

The Wizards (4-16) defeated the Bobcats for the second time in four nights Saturday 102-99 as six players scored in double digits, including JaVale McGee, who led the way with 22 points and 10 rebounds.

The week's two wins equal the Wizards' total number of victories in their first 17 games combined.

CVCC men top Pitt, Lady Bucs fall to Lenoir

January 28, 2012

The CVCC men's basketball team overcame a 19-point deficit to win by one point, 71-70, against Region 10 foe Pitt Community College on Saturday.

Jalen Cannady carried the Bucs (8-11) with 31 points. Will White added 12 points in the CVCC victory.

Chris McLawhorn guided Pitt with 14 points.

CVCC men's basketball team holds its next game Friday against Lenoir Community College at 7 p.m.

Lenoir 62, CVCC 53

Despite 19 points from freshman Brianna Mitchell, the Lady Bucs lost a heartbreaker to Lenoir Community College on the basketball court Saturday.

January 27th

Red Devils shutout Cavaliers on mat

January 28, 2012

Newton-Conover improved to 37-2 overall and 6-0 in the CVAC on the wrestling mat Friday with a convincing 76-0 victory against East Burke in Icard.

The Red Devils earned five pins in the match, including Ian Canrobert (40-2), Coleman Carter (30-8), Kyle Toomey (17-12), Tyler Benfield (38-3) and Jaron Pitts (23-13).

Newton-Conover 76, East Burke 0

106: Ian Canrobert pin Zack Leonard
113: Jonte Parker won via forfeit
120: Coleman Carter pin Austin Hildebrand
126: Franklin Wepner tech. fall J. Chandler
132: Casey Toomey tech. fall Dylan Hicks

PREP NOTEBOOK: Bandys girls bounce back

January 28, 2012

Madi Story scored 17 points and Brittany Moss added 15 points, lifting the Bandys girls basketball team to the bounce-back victory against West Caldwell.

Story also collected eight rebounds for the Lady Trojans (18-1, 9-1), along with teammate Taylor Sigmon.

Ravin Carter led West Caldwell (7-8, 5-4) with 20 points, while Brittany Dixon chipped in 17 points.

Hibriten 50, St. Stephens

Keisha Corpening scored 37 points to lift the Lady Panthers (5-11, 2-6) to the Northwestern Conference win against the Lady Indians (3-17, 0-8).

76ers rout Bobcats in front of 'Fresh Prince'

January 27, 2012

PHILADELPHIA — Lou Williams scored 17 points and Jrue Holiday had 15 to help the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Charlotte Bobcats 89-72 on Friday night.

Jodie Meeks scored 14 points for the Sixers, who bounced back from a rare home loss and still haven't lost two straight games all season.

128 illnesses linked to virus

January 27, 2012

Health officials say a common stomach virus is linked to at least 128 people who turned ill after eating at a Conover seafood restaurant this month.

Citizens reported to Catawba County Public Health (CCPH) that they experienced nausea, vomiting and diarrhea after eating at the Harbor Inn Seafood restaurant on Fairgrove Church Road on Jan. 13-14.

CCPH reported 18 Harbor Inn-related illnesses had been documented Jan. 20. The number of documented reports climbed to 40 on Tuesday. Health officials said Friday that 128 illness complaints have now been documented.

Brothers in arms

January 27, 2012

Military service separates Brad, Micah and Craig Penley.

It also bonds the brothers.

Brad and Micah graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, while Craig, a five-year veteran of the Army National Guard, will soon graduate from Appalachian State University (ASU) and receive an officer commission into the U.S. Army. All three are Fred T. Foard graduates whose parents, Rick and Kim, call Mountain View home.

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