The O-N-E morning read: Thursday, April 12
The State Bureau of Investigation is busy in Newton this week as authorities probe separate incidents involving a methamphetamine lab and the suicide of a prisoner at the Catawba County jail.
Newton police say investigators received information that led them to a meth operation late Tuesday night at a home on East 26th Street in the north part of the city.
No arrests were made as of Wednesday afternoon, but police say they have suspects as an SBI and local law enforcement investigation continues
The SBI is also investigating a Tuesday incident at the Catawba County jail.
Catawba County authorities say a 38-year-old Conover man, Jason Samuel Setzer, committed suicide Tuesday evening by hanging himself in his cell at the county detention center in Newton.
For more on both investigations, pick up the Thursday edition of The O-N-E.
Also in Thursday’s edition of The O-N-E:
* The Catawba Valley chapter of Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) will soon honor Col. C.A. Cilley, a Union soldier who received the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War. SAR will place its emblem on Cilley’s gravesite during a commemoration ceremony April 21 at Oakwood Cemetery in Hickory.
* A Hickory woman became the first in the state to win a new taxes-paid $100,000 prize in an N.C. Education Lottery game.
* Five men will join the Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame at an induction ceremony in May. The 2012 Hall of Fame class was announced Wednesday at the Hickory Metro Convention Center.
* The 22nd Annual Catawba County Easter Baseball Classic concluded Wednesday night at the American Legion Fairgrounds with a matchup between Maiden and Hickory. To see who won, pick up the Thursday edition of The O-N-E.
* Bandys High School’s JROTC unit is nationally ranked following a strong performance at a national competition in Kentucky.
*Catawba Valley Community College will host Poetry Day — a gathering of North Carolina poets — Saturday at its Tarlton Complex.
Find all of these stories, plus comics, advertisements, obituaries and a special section with local restaurant menus inside your Thursday edition of The Observer News Enterprise.
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