Two gas leaks within 24 hours forced road closures and evacuations in the Rock Barn Country Club area.
Details from the evacuation, as well as information about who forgot to “call before you dig” in the Wednesday edition of The O-N-E.
Public health officials encourage healthy habits to help avoid the spread of “the stomach bug” that is becoming more prevalent in western North Carolina.
A Conover man is a “walking miracle” after he dropped dead at West Wilkes High School, but was revived thanks to quick thinking students, parents and school staff.
• The state dual wrestling tournament is underway, and Newton-Conover and Fred T. Foard have advanced.
• Hickory’s girls clinch conference championship with win over St. Stephens.
• See the photo of the week, which salutes 10 years of serving hot meals at The Corner Table in Newton: http://www.observernewsonline.com/content/photo-week-13 
• Bobcats lose. Again: http://www.observernewsonline.com/content/pierce-passes-bird-celtics-win... 
• Have you decided who will get your vote in the May primary for North Carolina governor? Vote in The O-N-E online poll.
• Maiden’s Richard Kerekes is wrestler of the year in the Catawba Valley Athletic Conference, while Newton-Conover’s Eddy Clark is coach of the year. More all-conference selections in The O-N-E.
• The Heart Ball is set for Feb. 25.
• Habitat for Humanity supervisors earn certifications. Details in BUSINESS, along with information about the Catawba Valley Homebuilders Association design show.
• The O-N-E writer Nash Dunn gets down to the “tooth of the matter” on PERSPECTIVES, while the Center on Congress’ leader outlines the role of Congress, according to the U.S. Constitution.