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October 27th, 2010

CommScope agrees to $3.9M takeover

October 27, 2010

CommScope Inc. has agreed to be bought out by asset manager Carlyle Group for $3.9 billion, two days after announcing it was in takeover talks.

The company, one of the world's top infrastructure suppliers to wireless carriers, is being acquired for $31.50 a share, a 36 premium over its closing price before it announced it was in negotiations.

It's the same price CommScope gave Monday when it confirmed it was in talks with the Carlyle group. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2011.

Hornets Sting Blue Devils for Second-Straight Year

October 27, 2010

The Maiden Blue Devils had a tall and tough task Tuesday facing talented Salisbury. They came up short.

“I feel like we were just beaten by a better team,” Maiden coach Jon Huffman said. “Our kids played well, and I am proud of the effort they showed out there, but Salisbury is just very, very good. Our kids knew that coming in.”

Tornado warning UPDATE

October 27, 2010

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg issued a tornado warning Wednesday for southern Catawba County.

The tornado warning is in effect until 5:45 p.m. The warning also includes northern Cleveland, northwest Gaston and Lincoln counties.

Black Isuzu sought in hit, run

October 27, 2010

Claremont Police are searching for a vehicle involved in a hit and run.

About 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, a black Isuzu vehicle hit the side of another vehicle at Box Car Grille in Claremont and fled the scene.

Claremont Police Chief Gerald Tolbert said no one was injured. Police are searching the black vehicle involved in the accident, but do not have a license place number. The vehicle should have heavy front-end damage.

Anyone with information is asked to call Claremont Police at (828) 459-9295.

October 26th

Storms delay, close schools

October 27, 2010

Severe storms in Catawba County on Tuesday night forced some area schools to close Wednesday or open on a delay.
Claremont Elementary School is closed Wednesday due to storm damage.
Bunker Hill and Foard feeder districts will operate on a two-hour delay.
All other schools in the Catawba County Schools system are on a normal schedule.

Third tornado warning canceled

October 26, 2010

The National Weather Service canceled a third tornado warning at 10:49 p.m. Tuesday for eastern Catawba County.

The tornado warning was in effect until 11:15 p.m. Tuesday. The National Weather Service said the severe thunderstorm warning was effect until 10:45 p.m. Tuesday was capable of producing tornadoes.

Fire destroys barn

October 26, 2010

A barn on Wilson Road completely burned down within minutes Tuesday night.

At about 10:20 p.m., a woman called emergency responders and reported a barn engulfed in flames at 4204 Wilson Road in Vale. When emergency personnel arrived on the scene, the barn was "almost to the ground."

Wilson Road is off of Banoak Road in Vale, which reportedly had power lines down in the roadway as emergency workers rushed to the barn fire.

Second storm approaches county

October 26, 2010

The National Weather Service issued another tornado warning at 9 p.m. for Catawba County. 

A tornado was reported at 9:12 p.m. in Cooksville, which is about 13 miles southwest of Hickory. The storm is moving northeast at 35 mph. 

Officials reported at 9:48 p.m. that a portion of East P Street in Newton will be closed for the night by authority of Newton Police Department due to storm damage. 

Tornado causes 'heavy damage'

October 26, 2010

A tornado was reported shortly before 8 p.m. in Claremont, according to Catawba County emergency medical services personnel. 

EMS crews said at 8:20 p.m. that another band of storms is expected to sweep through the country within 30 minutes. 

Due to heavy winds and rain, a structure in the 3100 block of St. Vincent Drive in Claremont partially collapsed. Emergency crews said the caller who reported the incident said a portion of her house was ripped off from the wind. 

Investigators seize mattress

October 26, 2010

Investigators seized a mattress Tuesday containing DNA evidence, which could potentially lead investigators closer to Zahra Baker.
Employees at the Caldwell County Landfill located the mattress Tuesday when they were regrading the area of the landfill investigators searched last week.

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