Archive - Mar 8, 2012
After dropping its past three softball games, St. Stephens received great play on the mound and timely double plays Thursday to knock off unbeaten Maiden, 3-1.
Up 3-0 in the sixth inning, the Lady Indians (2-3) dodged several potential tying chances by the Lady Blue Devils (5-1).
Maiden scored one run with one out in the sixth inning to cut its deficit to two, but a solid defensive play by the Lady Indians stopped the possibility of more Lady Blue Devil runs.
Taylor Rios and Liz Bell scored a pair of goals each to lift the Fred T. Foard soccer team past R.S. Central on Thursday, 6-0.
Caroline Durham and Ashley Jolly also scored one goal each for the Lady Tigers (4-1).
Foard's Hannah Skeen and Jennifer Montoya combined for the shutout in goal.
Bunker Hill 6, St. Stephens 2
Up one run heading after five innings, the Bears scored four runs in the sixth to distance themselves in a victory against the Indians.
Oliver Reitzel and Justin Aiken both scored two RBI each for Bunker Hill (3-2).
ATLANTA â€” Terrell Stoglin scored 25 points, including nine straight in a decisive 20-4 run to open the second half, and No. 8 Maryland ran past Wake Forest 82-60 on Thursday in the lopsided opening game of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Ninth-seeded Wake Forest led 28-27 late in the first half before Stoglin's basket capped a 9-0 run that helped give Maryland a 36-31 lead at halftime. The Terrapins pulled away in the opening minutes of the second half.
March Madness is under way with the beginning of â€” and conclusion of some â€” college basketball conference tournaments.
The madness will kick into high gear at homes, schools and offices across Catawba County after the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament selection committee announces the "Big Dance" field of 68 on Sunday evening.
Will you participate in the madness, and how many brackets will you fill out for various pools and online contests? Vote now at observernewsonline.com.
Our nation is often times known as a throwaway nation, but as the old saying goes, â€śOne manâ€™s junk is another manâ€™s treasure.â€ť
Resource Warehouse & Gallery isnâ€™t your grandmaâ€™s traditional resale shop. Eddie Broussard explains why.
Broussard serves on the board of directors for ReSource and Safe Harbor Rescue Mission.
Roberta Bostain Bost, 90, of Newton, died March 7, 2012, at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.
Maria de Jesus Virginia Sandoval Pineda, 59, of Lincolnton, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at her residence. E. F. Drum Funeral Home is serving the Pineda family.
Creativity flows through Mason Strother.
It always has.
"Mason's been drawing since he was big enough to pick up a pencil," said his grandfather, Randy Halsey. "He'd sit in his highchair and draw."
Mason has drawn images of Spiderman since he was 4, said his father, Jay.
"His imagination won't stop," Jay said. "He'll probably go home tonight and draw for two hours. He'll hit the door, and he won't stop."
The local Red Cross chapter continues to help dozens of Burke County residents get back on their feet following January tornadoes.
Tornadoes ripped through small communities in Burke County, just across the Catawba County line, destroying or damaging at least 97 homes.
Mobile homes in the Icard community were turned to shreds, and residents lost everything.
Those residents continue to receive help putting their lives back together.
Cops arrested a Maiden man on drug and child abuse charges after finding more than a half-pound of marijuana in his home Wednesday night.
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office narcotics investigators and SWAT team members executed a search warrant at the Woodstream Drive home of Jarvis Lanard Miller, 27.
Miller is charged with two felony counts of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana; and one felony count each of maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance.
â€¨The N.C. Department of Transportation announced Thursday that it plans to replace a 50-year-old bridge in Catawba that is â€śstructurally deficient.â€ť â€¨
NCDOT officials said the department approved a contract to replace the Boggs Road Bridge over Hagan Creek in Catawba, a project that will cost about $847,000.
â€¨NCDOT Secretary Gene Conti awarded the contract to Sunbelt Structures Inc., of Tucker, Ga., and work will begin as early as April 2 and should be completed by Feb. 10, 2013, according to information provided by NCDOT. â€¨