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November 16th, 2011

Schools to honor supporters

November 16, 2011

Newton-Conover City Schools (NCCS) honors the system's outstanding student athletes through its Hall of Fame.

Now, the system plans to create a similar annual award for those who impact schools through substantial time contributions and monetary donations.

NCCS will present its first "Red Blazer Award" in the spring. The board of education reviewed award plans this week.

"The focus is on anything that went toward the betterment of the school system," said Dr. David Stegall, the system's associate superintendent.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Wednesday, Nov. 16

November 16, 2011

Twice a month, members of Catawba County’s homeless population play BINGO in hopes of winning basic hygeine and survival supplies.

In “Bingo Blessings,” The Observer New Enterprise delivers details on the regular games at Hickory Soup Kitchen as organizations throughout the county work to raise awareness of homelessness during Hunger and Homelessness Week.

The O-N-E’s Wednesday print and online editions also reports on how high schools in the Newton-Conover School System are increasing community bonds to help improve student success.

What did they do? Newton City Council

November 16, 2011

During Tuesday night’s meeting, Newton City Council officially celebrated the 2011 2A N.C. State Volleyball Champion Newton-Conover High School.

City Council approved a resolution that adds the names of the Lady Red Devil team members and coaches to the city’s official record.

Be sure to see and upcoming edition The O-N-E for a team picture of the ladies receiving their recognition from Newton Mayor Robert Mullinax.

In other action, Newton City Council:

• Appointed Melinda Travis to the Newton Planning Commission’s Extra Territorial Jurisdication.

November 15th

O-N-E sports schedule for the week

November 15, 2011

High school sports seasons are changing, but college athletics and the Carolina Panthers join a pair of high school football games on the area sports schedule this week. Among games of interest for Catawba County residents this week:

CVCC women's basketball vs. Montreat JV, 6 p.m.

Maiden football at Lincolnton, 7:30 p.m.
Bandys football at Shelby, 7:30 p.m.

Lenoir-Rhyne swimming at Fall Frenzie
Lenoir-Rhyne women's soccer vs. Armstrong Atlantic State (Div. II tournament)

Bandys’ Taylor Sigmon signs with Catamounts

November 15, 2011

Playing Div. 1 softball was a dream for Bandys senior Taylor Sigmon.
On Monday, that goal became reality.

Among her friends and family, Sigmon, a two-time CVAC player of the year in softball, signed with Western Carolina.

O-N-E sports schedule for the week

November 15, 2011

Monday - CVCC men's basketball at Montreat College, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday - Lenoir-Rhyne men's basketball at St. Andrews, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday - CVCC women's basketball vs. Montreat JV, 6 p.m.

Friday - Maiden football at Lincolnton, 7:30 p.m.
Bandys football at Shelby, 7:30 p.m.
Lenoir-Rhyne swimming at Fall Frenzie
Lenoir-Rhyne women's soccer vs. Armstrong Atlantic State (Div. II tournament)
Lenoir-Rhyne women's basketball vs. Francis Marion (Biltmore Farms/Mars Hill Classic), 8 p.m.

Saturday - CVCC men's basketball at Johnston C.C., 4 p.m.
Lenoir-Rhyne swimming at Fall Frenzie

Schools seek calendar help

November 15, 2011

Catawba County school systems may again receive a scheduling break from the state.

For the second straight year, the N.C. Department of Instruction will require school districts across the state to set 185-day student calendars, an increase of five days from previous 180-day schedules.

Community key to success for students

November 15, 2011

Newton-Conover City Schools leaders said this week that community involvement is the key to helping students succeed.

"We're trying to reach out to the community on ground outside school," Newton-Conover High School Principal Kevin Campbell said. "We're trying to get parents to give us feedback on what we can do better. We want to get parents and students on board, so they realize it's not us versus them, it's all of us trying to work together to accomplish something."

Campbell presented a NCHS improvement plan to the Newton-Conover City Schools Board of Education on Monday night.

Bingo blessings

November 15, 2011

“I-18,” the caller said into the microphone. “I-18.”

The room filled with murmur, but no one spoke up. Players checked their cards and then looked around the room. No one spoke up.

“G-54,” the caller continued. “G-54."


Donald Shuford sat at the back of The Hickory Soup Kitchen’s dining area with a glow in his eyes. He moved a spotted bean up and down his cards, poking each empty space with a light tap.

He only needed one more number.

“O-75,” the caller said. “O—”

Shuford raised his hand and pointed his index finger high into the air.

Election results official

November 15, 2011

Catawba County municipal and school board election results became official Tuesday afternoon.

The Catawba County Board of Elections completed a vote canvass that led to no changes in outcomes, said Larry Brewer, the county's elections director.

Brewer said votes from two provisional ballots provided the only changes to race totals. The ballots were completed by registered Catawba County voters who had moved since the last election and had not changed their addresses.

Two other provisional ballots were not counted in the totals.

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