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November 25th, 2011

Catawba County's week ahead

November 25, 2011

Holiday events abound this week in Catawba County with a homes tour to benefit education, a duct tape crafts workshop, a visit by Santa Claus to Sherrills Ford and a concert at Lenoir-Rhyne.

The week also includes a World AIDS Day ceremony in Hickory and a Hmong New Year Celebration at Catawba Valley Community College.

For more events throughout each week, pick up a print edition of The Observer News Enterprise. For breaking news each day, visit observernewsonline.com.

Monday

Did you participate in Black Friday? Vote now!

November 25, 2011

The O-N-E's latest reader poll is up at observernewsonline.com.

This week, share whether or not you participated in Black Friday or Cyber Monday shopping.

Look for a new poll each Friday at observernewsonline.com, and check The O-N-E's Weekend Edition for results from the previous week's poll.

Shop local - and WIN! O-N-E announces $100 winner

November 25, 2011

Conover-resident Judy Baxter is this week's winner of $100 in The Observer News Enterprise's Hometown Christmas program.

Baxter registered to win at Newton-area business Midway Carpet, one of 70 area businesses supporting The O-N-E's holiday "shop-local" campaign. Her entry was drawn from among hundreds of others just before 8 a.m. during the Wacky Wake-up Crew on WNNC and WAIZ.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Friday, Nov. 25

November 25, 2011

On the day after Thanksgiving, The O-N-E edition arriving at homes today focuses on community efforts to deliver a happy holiday on the area’s needy.

While those community servants serve other area residents, Maiden native Joe Lineberger is serving his nation - just as he has for more than 60 years. Lineberger, 80, served 28 years in active duty with the U.S. Airforce and since then he has served 32 years as a civilian. He recently received the Spirit of Service Award and The O-N-E tells his story in the print and online at www.observernewsonline.com.

November 23rd

Pass the turkey

November 23, 2011

Charles Robinson and Richard Clark arrived in downtown Hickory at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. They were waiting on a turkey.

“We weren’t even the first ones here,” Clark said. “There was already a line."

Robinson and Clark were two of about 200 people who lined up early Wednesday morning to receive a free turkey and “fixin bag” at the Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministries on 1st Avenue in Hickory.

Maiden native, 80, still serving country

November 23, 2011

Joe Lineberger just missed serving in World War II.

The Maiden native hasn't missed much since in a military service career than spans six decades.

The Department of Defense recently honored Lineberger, now 80 and the civilian equivalent of a three-star general, with the Spirit of Service award for his time and work in the Air Force. He currently works as a civilian at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.

"I never thought a little country boy from Maiden, Newton and Catawba County would see the things I've seen," Lineberger said this week in an interview with The O-N-E.

Man stabbed outside home in Newton

November 23, 2011

A Newton man was stabbed in the abdomen early Tuesday morning in front of his home on North Main Avenue.

Brandon Michael Beatty, 20, of 1319 N. Main Ave. in Newton, was stabbed with a sharp, bladed object about 1:08 a.m. Tuesday in the driveway in front of his residence.

Beatty was taken to Catawba Valley Medical Center with non-life threatening lacerations to his stomach. He was not listed as a patient at Catawba Valley Medical Center on Wednesday afternoon.

Paving to close parts of street in Hickory

November 23, 2011

Parts of Center Street in Hickory will be closed periodically for repaving beginning Monday.

South Center Street will be paved from Main Avenue to N.C. 127, and North Center Street will be paved from 3rd Avenue to 5th Avenue.

One lane along the street will be open most of the time during the daytime paving project.

Work on North Center Street in front of Frye Regional Medical Center's main entrance may cause closure of the entire street at times. A city spokesperson said that part of the project may be completed at night.

The project is expected to take about a week.

Stores set Black Friday special hours

November 23, 2011

Stores in Catawba County plan to open their doors late Thursday and early Friday to entice shoppers for annual Black Friday deals.

Some of the major Black Friday sales include:

Walmart in Conover — Deals start at 10 p.m. Thursday
Best Buy in Hickory — Opening at 12 a.m. Friday
Target in Hickory — Opening at 12 a.m. Friday
Valley Hills Mall – Opening at 6 a.m. Friday

Stores inside the mall:

Belk — Opening at 3 a.m.
Dillard’s — Opening at 7 a.m.
JC Penney — Opening at 4 a.m.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Nov. 23

November 23, 2011

We’re a day away from Thanksgiving, and The Observer News Enterprise’s Wednesday print edition is jam-packed.

Subscribers and readers who pick up a copy of Wednesday’s feature edition will find OUTLOOK, The O-N-E’s holiday gift guide, United Arts Council of Catawba County’s quarterly calendar and hundreds of great gift ideas detailed in dozens of advertisements and inserts from area retailers. Pick up The O-N-E to learn where all the Black Friday deals are waiting.

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