April 5th, 2011
Kevin Laney and his fiance Shelly Ball picked up the twisted springs and ripped nets from a trampoline thrown 50 yards during a storm early Tuesday morning.
Laney and Ball, both of Maiden, pick up scrap metal and sell the pieces for money. For them, Tuesday's destructive storm is both a blessing and a curse. By Tuesday at 10 a.m., Laney had hauled the remains of about two trampolines in the back of his pickup truck, and he was preparing to get more.
Two suspects are in custody after invading a home Tuesday afternoon and leading police on a car chase in Sherrills Ford.
A home on Island Point Road was invaded by a man and a woman, who then fled the scene. Several area law enforcement agencies caught the suspects at the corner of Island Point Road and Sherrills Ford Road on Tuesday afternoon.
For complete details be sure to see the Wednesday print edition of The O-N-E.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) â€” Former Alabama coach Mark Gottfried will be the next men's basketball coach at North Carolina State, according to a person familiar with the situation.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the school has yet to make a formal announcement. Gottfried is expected to attend a news conference scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.
Gottfried was in his 11th season as head coach at Alabama when he resigned in January 2009. He also spent three seasons as head coach at Murray State.
Portions of Providence Mill Road in Maiden are blocked Tuesday afternoon as crews work to restore power after a reported tornado ripped through the area.
Some Maiden residents were still without power Tuesday afternoon after the storm toppled trees and power lines.
Duke Energy released a statement on its website saying that more than 200,000 of the company's customers were without power as of Tuesday at 5 a.m.
Check back with The O-N-E for more information and pictures as the county's clean-up efforts continue.
Two maiden schools will dismiss early Tuesday following severe weather overnight.
Maiden High and Maiden Middle schools will both dismiss at 11 a.m., according to Catawba County Schools. Power outages at the schools were cited for the early dismissal.
Monday night's severe weather caused storm damage throughout the Maiden and Sherrills Ford communities of southeastern Catawba County. Work crews are working to clear roadways and restore power in the area.
Bandys softball went shopping at the gap.
It wasn't a team field trip to the mall, but rather an dominant offensive performance on the diamond for the Lady Trojans, who drove in seven extra base hits against East Burke (7-5, 5-2).
The victory puts Bandys (9-2, 5-0) in firm control of first place in the Catawba Valley Athletic Conference.
"It was a big win for us today," said Trojans coach Mike Carpenter. "We hit the ball well. We hit the right pitches in the right places. It gives us momentum going into the second half of the season."
James Thomas Grigg Jr., 68, of Conover, died Monday, April 4, 2011, at Catawba Valley Medical Center. The Grigg family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover.
Margaret Alice Parker, 70, of Maiden, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2011, at Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley in Newton. Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Parker family.
Police have identified the body of the man found floating Sunday in the South Fork River near Maiden.
Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid said Monday deputies know who the deceased man is, but won't release the man's name until his family is notified.
Two men, Elliott Teague and Justin Collins, were in canoes when they discovered the man's body as they were floating down the South Fork River on Sunday about 2:30 p.m.
A 5-year-old girl is recovering Monday after being struck by a car.
The child was with her mother when she was crossing N.C. 127 near Third Street NE in Hickory about 2:45 p.m. Sunday.
According to police, the mother was carrying an 18-month-old baby in her arms, and the girl stepped into traffic.
The mother and baby weren't injured in the incident, but the girl was taken by ambulance to the hospital.
The girl suffered a broken leg, but is expected to recover.
No charges were filed Sunday at the scene.
Two men were arrested Monday after allegedly robbing a store then leading police on a high-speed, three-county chase.
Daniel Ray Williams, 37, of Lincolnton, and James Hill, 39, of Winston-Salem, face charges of armed robbery and speeding to elude, said Hickory Police Maj. Clyde Deal.
The men allegedly walked into the Dollar General store on U.S. 70 SW in Hickory about 8:15 a.m. Monday and demanded money from the clerk. Deal said the men displayed a gun and were wearing fake beards to conceal their identities.