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September 2nd, 2010

CSC offers last chance for 'Flutter-by'

September 2, 2010

Catawba Science Center (CSC), a nonprofit science and technology museum in Hickory, will be open Labor Day from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

While typically closed to the public on Mondays, Sept. 6 marks the final day to visit Flutter-By Butterfly Habitat, featuring hundreds of live butterflies and moths in an outdoor flower garden.

Alex Central welcomes new freshmen

September 2, 2010

The transition from middle school to high school can be intimidating, but very exciting! Students are ready for change, but their fear levels and concerns about being lost and helpless are sky-high! The Transition Team at Alexander Central High School scheduled a Back-to-School Bash for freshmen on Tuesday, Aug. 24

Hickory to discuss bear sightings

September 2, 2010

HICKORY – Hickory residents have seen a black bear in several northwest sections of the city this summer. In response, the city of Hickory is hosting a community meeting Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m. N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission District 8 Wildlife Biologist Danny Ray will discuss bear issues and answer citizens’ questions at the Geitner Building located in Geitner-Rotary Park, 2035 12th Street Drive, NW.

September 1st

St. Stephens receives $25K grant

September 1, 2010

An area high school received a grant for $25,000 to purchase technology equipment.

Best Buy of Hickory selected St. Stephens High School to receive an Intel Technology Grant after the store won a regional contest.

“They can use it for computers, technology – pretty much anything that has to do with computing,” said Bobby Ormand, Best Buy store manager.

Health care brings questions

September 1, 2010

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as the Health Care Bill, is 2,700 pages long. Within those pages are a lot of unanswered questions.
Area business leaders and employers met Wednesday for an informational session at the SALT Block in Hickory, looking for answers to some of those questions.

Couple charged with drug possession

September 1, 2010

A Conover couple was arrested Tuesday for felony drug possession.
Shane Ray Pope, 37, and his wife Sabrina Ann Pope, 36, were charged with methamphetamine possession after a Newton Police officer pulled the couple over for a broken tail light on their 2001 GMC Yukon, said Newton Police Chief Don Brown.
The couple pulled into the parking lot of Redline Automotive in Newton, where the arresting officer found .08 grams of methamphetamine in the vehicle.
Brown said this amount of methamphetamine is the equivalent of about one dose.

Winner named for ASU tickets

September 1, 2010

O-N-E Publisher Michael Willard, left, and O-N-E Sports Editor Adam Houston picked the winning name from a box for two season tickets to Appalachian State University home football games. Odell Starnes, of Hickory, was the lucky winner of the tickets. Starnes entered the drawing after he paid a one-year subscription to The O-N-E.

Look inside The O-N-E for more opportunities to win ASU tickets, as well as tickets for other area events. Be sure to pick up Tuesday's O-N-E for chances to win CASH in the weekly Pigskin Picks contest.

Sipe’s Orchard holding fall festival

September 1, 2010

An area organization committed to serving children and their families will hold its first Bloomin’ Orchard Festival on Saturday.
Sipe’s Orchard Home will celebrate Catawba County children and their families with a festival from noon to 5 p.m. Proceeds from the event benefit the organization’s Houston House Transitional Living Center.  
“We wanted it to be something the community could enjoy,” said Brian Phelps, Sipe’s Orchard Home president. “This is an event that we can raise money and raise friends, too.”

Thursday, September 2, 2010

September 1, 2010

Beverly Jean Scott Clark, 67, of Hickory, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley. The family will receive friends from 6–7:15 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Dorothy Virginia McLaughlin, 87, of Conover, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, at her residence. The McLaughlin family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Conover.  

Two Unbeaten Teams Battle Saturday

September 1, 2010

Lenoir-Rhyne and Concord enter the game Saturday with one win after one game in the 2010 season. Only one team will leave Moretz Stadium with a second. The Bears and Mountain Lions are both 1-0, and they kick off at 7 p.m. Saturday in Hickory.

Both teams had big wins in their season-opening games. The Bears defeated Chowan 59-10 on Aug. 28 at home, and the Mountain Lions won their season opener 72-21 on Aug. 26 over Southern Virginia.

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