Archive - Mar 7, 2012
About 7,000 gallons of sewage overflowed in the Section House Road area this week, but Hickory officials say the discharge did not affect area water quality.
The city experienced the overflow due to an obstruction in the sanitary sewer main line, according to a press release from the city of Hickory.
The discharge occurred in the 3900 block of Section House Road, and the sanitary sewer overflow consisted of approximately 7,000 gallons, according to the city.
The overflow was discharged into Herman Branch of the Catawba River basin.
A Conover man was sentenced to prison this week for his involvement in a methamphetamine operation that stretched from Mexico to Catawba County.
Daniel Ray Chavez, 30, of Conover, originally pleaded guilty Sept. 22, 2010, to firearms charges in relation to the operation. He was sentenced Monday to two years and four months in prison and three years of supervised release.
The Bandys baseball team earned a mercy rule victory Tuesday â€” and then some.
The Trojans (4-0) scored nine runs in the first, six runs in the second and five runs each in the third and fourth innings, scorching visiting Lexington 25-0 on the diamond.
Despite Bandysâ€™ lead throughout the game, coach Frank Porter said his team didnâ€™t change its approach.
Behind a three-hit, eight RBI game from Ashley Oliver, the Lady Tigers won their opening Northwestern conference game in a five-inning, mercy rule fashion.
Oliver connected on a three-run homer in the second inning, an RBI single in the third and a grand slam in the fourth inning to lead the Tigers.
Lexi Shubert also connected on a three-run homer of her own in the first inning. She also pitched five innnings, striking out 13 batters and allowing one hit.
Cierra Shull added a two RBI triple in the third inning, while Mackenzie Dziendziel hit a two RBI double in the third.