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February 3rd, 2012

Conover mom faces abuse charges

February 3, 2012

A Conover woman faces child abuse charges after police said she was seen tampering with her infant daughter's intravenous line at a Charlotte hospital.

The Charlotte Observer reports Charlotte-Mecklenburg police responded to Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) after hospital staff saw Ladonna Kaye Parlier, 26, injecting a substance into her 5-month-old daughter's IV line.

Police said they caught Parlier on surveillance video abusing her child.

Detectives said she pulled a syringe from her daughter, Naomi's, IV line, then injected an "unknown substance" into the IV.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Friday, Feb. 3

February 3, 2012

Summer will be two weeks shorter for students and teachers in the Catawba County Schools system - but that might not be such a bad thing, according to some.

More details on next year’s school calendar in the Friday edition of The O-N-E.

Newton-Conover High School received remains from the World Trade Center, and the 110-pound piece of 9/11 history will be unveiled during a community ceremony later this month.

February 2nd

Favorite for N.C. governor? Vote now

February 3, 2012

The exit of Gov. Beverly Perdue from the 2012 North Carolina gubernatorial race opened the door for a variety of serious and rumored candidates on both party tickets.

Former Charlotte mayor Pat McCrory — a Republican who lost to Perdue in the 2008 race for governor — and Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton, a Democrat, are in the race.

Current Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx and former UNC system president Erskine Bowles said they won't run for the state's top government position.

Have you picked a candidate to support in the governor race?

Friday, February 3, 2012

February 2, 2012

Bessie Cresimore McGee, 96, formerly of Newton, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 at Catawba Valley Assisted Living at Rock Barn in Claremont.  The McGee family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.

CCS calendar shortens summer

February 2, 2012

Catawba County Schools (CCS) will have a new calendar next year that will shorten teacher and student summers by nearly two weeks.

Some of the system's teachers say they don’t mind the change and are praising the “early-start” calendar that’s more similar to schedules used in previous years.

The CCS Board of Education unanimously approved a new 185-day calendar this week that will start teachers Aug. 2 and students Aug. 7 for the 2012-13 school year. The last day of student classes will be May 23, 2013.

110 pounds of history

February 2, 2012

More than a decade later, aftershocks from the 9/11 terrorist attacks continue to touch hearts in the Newton-Conover community.

UPS recently delivered a tightly stuffed box to Newton-Conover High School. Tom Mentzer, senior Naval science instructor and Navy JROTC commander, retrieved the heavy box at the school's office.

"When I opened it, my heart was beating so fast," Mentzer said, "because I knew what was inside."

The box housed 110 pounds of history — a piece of one of the two World Trade Center (WTC) towers that collapsed after planes hit them in 2001.

CCS calendar shortens summer

February 2, 2012

Catawba County Schools (CCS) will have a new calendar next year that will shorten teacher and student summers by nearly two weeks.

Some of the system's teachers say they don’t mind the change and are praising the “early-start” calendar that’s more similar to schedules used in previous years.

The CCS Board of Education unanimously approved a new 185-day calendar this week that will start teachers Aug. 2 and students Aug. 7 for the 2012-13 school year. The last day of student classes will be May 23, 2013.

School behavior translates to success

February 2, 2012

Students must behave to stay in school and graduate.

In Catawba County, overall student behavior is improving, but additional work must be done to keep more students in the classroom until graduation, school leaders said Thursday.

N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI) released state and district statistics on crime and violence incidents, suspensions and expulsions, and dropout rates for the 2010-11 school year.

L-R grads preparing for Super Bowl XLVI

February 2, 2012

As the world prepares to watch the New York Giants and New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday, two Lenoir-Rhyne graduates are working to claim titles.

Defensive coordinator Perry Fewell (‘85) and tight ends coach Michael Pope (‘64) both played for L-R on the gridiron.

Fewell, a Gastonia native, is in his second season with the Giants as their defensive coordinator.

He played for L-R from 1980-83, earning the team’s Most Improved award in his senior season.

Dinosaurs invade Catawba Science Center

February 2, 2012

Slip back in time — way back — like millions of years ago and walk among dinosaurs in a lush, primordial swamp setting of misty pools and hanging vines. Impossible to miss amid delicate ferns are six not-so-delicate roaring, robotic dinosaurs.

The immersive, prehistoric setting in Catawba Science Center’s Carpenter Hall is home for the dinosaurs through Sept. 2.

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