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Law enforcement participating in a checkpoint for North Carolinaâ€™s â€śbooze it and lose itâ€ť campaign didnâ€™t have to look very hard to find one intoxicated motorist during the weekend.
He crashed right into the â€śBATmobileâ€ť in Newton early Sunday, and The O-N-E was first to report the bizarre drunk driving crash online at www.observernewsonline.com. See the story online this morning, and be sure to visit The O-N-Eâ€™s website throughout the day for updates as they become available.
The economic development game is a competition in Catawba County and elsewhere, and one area real estate broker said one city in the region is leading the pack: Conover. Read more in The O-N-E edition on news stands today, and online at www.observernewsonline.com/content/development-games.
The areaâ€™s Hmong population continues to celebrate the arrival of a new year, and Catawba Valley Community College is celebrating the culturally diverse student body that attends the school. See pictures and read the story only in The O-N-E.
Other news in The O-N-E available today in print and online includes:
SPORTS: The Carolina Panthers collected a big win and so did Clemson, while Appalachian State suffered a painful loss during weekend gridiron action. See complete game coverage online, www.observernewsonline.com. Thatâ€™s where you will also find a sports schedule for area prep teams for the week ahead. Check out The O-N-E print edition for details on the latest Fred T. Foard athlete committing to play college sports in Catawba County. Also see the complete football bowl line up here: www.observernewsonline.com/content/college-football-bowl-game-schedule
â€˘Â Ex-NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield is still in the news, and he has hired an attorney - the same attorney representing one-time GOP District Attorney contender Shawn Clark in his extortion charges. Mayfield and Clarkâ€™s attorney also represented Duke Lacrosse rape case prosecutor Mike Nifong when he faced ethics charges.
â€˘Â Â Thieves stole $20,000 in fertilizer from a Sherrills Ford property.
â€˘Â Area girl scouts earned Gold Awards.
â€˘Â See the Perspectives page in The O-N-E for â€śtruthsâ€ť Santa from a childâ€™s perspectives, as well as laurels and darts.
Be sure to visit www.observernewsonline.com for news updates throughout the day.