Archive - 2010
Hickory pitcher Jake Brigham threw five scoreless innings Monday against the Charleston RiverDogs. The sixth inning, however, put Brigham and the Crawdads down by 1, and Hickory was unable to recover.
The Charleston RiverDogs defeated the Hickory Crawdads 5-0 on Monday at L.P. Frans Stadium in the final game of the five-game series.
Jury selection started Monday for the murder trial of a man who alleged shot and killed a N.C. trooper two years ago.
Edwardo Wong is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Trooper Shawn Blanton on Interstate 40 near Canton.
The trial will be held in Catawba County because a judge ruled media outlets near Canton biased potential jurors.
Wong allegedly shot Blanton to death June 17, 2008, during a traffic stop. Prosecutors say Blanton pulled Wong over because he couldn’t find information about Wong’s GMC truck in the database.
Teachers in Catawba County Schools have a new way to teach math this school year.
The school system will implement a new conceptually based math program for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.
The new programs, Math Expressions and Math Connects, center around conceptual teaching instead of learning only math algorithms.
“It’s based on the way children learn,” said Leslie Barnette, CCS elementary education director. “It’s going to help them make connections with what they already know.”
Public schools provide children with necessary education tools without the tuition costs associated with private schools.
But is a public education really free?
Elementary school supplies
One supply list for Oxford Elementary asks students to purchase six single-subject wire composition notebooks; seven file folders in red, green, orange and blue colors; two purple pocket folders; wide-ruled notebook paper; No. 2 pencils; pencil-cap erasers; crayons; red ink pens; facial tissues; paper towels; hand soap; and sandwich bags.
Calvin Eugene Wright, 83, of Newton, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, at his residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Drum Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Conover.
Ruth Marguerite Carroll, 83, of Newton, died at Catawba Valley Medical Center on Aug. 12. The funeral arrangements are incomplete at Burke Mortuary in Newton.
The South Atlantic League announced on Monday that Jake Brigham is the SAL Pitcher of the Week for Aug. 9-15. He is the fourth Crawdad this season to earn an SAL Weekly Award, joining center fielder Miguel Velazquez (Player of the Week, May 3 - 9), first baseman Mike Ortiz (Player of the Week, April 26 - May 2) and pitcher Robbie Erlin (Pitcher of the Week, June 21 - 27).
Despite the start of a cloudy Sunday, car enthusiasts and spectators filled the streets of downtown Newton for the annual Soldiers Reunion Cruisin' and Car Show.
Automobiles of different models and colors started arriving along College Avenue and Main Street in the morning hours on Sunday. The viewing of cars officially started at 2:30 p.m. All registered vehicles will cruise the streets at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Newton.
Slick road conditions caused a six-vehicle pileup Sunday on U.S. 321 near Maiden.
A small SUV was traveling in the north-bound lane of U.S. 321 about 1:30 p.m. when the vehicle hydroplaned, hit a retaining wall and bounced back into traffic, said Maiden Fire Chief Danny Hipps.
“It was raining at the time,” Hipps said. “It was heavy, heavy rain, and water had accumulated on the road.”
The Bojangles Late Models entertained the fans during their 100-lap feature event with the No. 51 of Josh Wimbish bringing the field to the green flag. The No. 43 of Jesse LeFevers was hot during the first half of the feature taking over the lead on lap five from Wimbish. LeFevers and Wimbish traded the lead back and forth until LeFevers pulled away on lap nine. The No. 10 of Andy Mercer grabbed the second place position on lap 12, leaving Wimbish to ride around third. The No. 5 of Dexter Canipe Jr. worked his way into the top five by lap 16, bringing the No.
Charleston catcher J.R. Murphy enjoyed his Friday night in Hickory. Murphy hit two home runs, including a grand slam, in the third and fourth innings to propel Charleston to an 18-4 win over the Crawdads. Murphy finished Friday with three hits and nine RBIs.
The loss puts the Crawdads a game behind Lakewood in the race for the second-half pennant in the Northern Division of the South Atlantic League. Charleston and Hickory play Game 3 at 6 p.m. Saturday.