Archive - Apr 12, 2012
The Hickory Crawdads opened play at home for the 20th season in fashion on Thursday.
With two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning and tied 2-2 with Asheville, Crawdads left fielder Jordan Akins singled between first and second base, scoring Rougned Odor to break the tie.
For the second time in as many days, the Fred T. Foard softball earned a shutout victory against Bunker Hill at the Cherryville Easter softball tournament.
The Lady Tigers (16-2) scored two runs in the first, four runs in the third, two in the fourth and nine in the fifth to earn the impressive victory.
CHARLOTTE â€” For the first time this week the Detroit Pistons had some fun.
But then, most teams do these days against the NBA-worst Charlotte Bobcats.
Greg Monroe had 25 points and 11 rebounds as the Pistons salvaged a four-game road trip with a 109-85 rout of the woeful Bobcats on Thursday night.
Hundreds of volunteers are at work in Hickory today as construction continues on a handicap-accessible playground in memory of Zahra Baker.
A community-build event kicked off Thursday at Kiwanis Park, and the effort to build the Zahra Baker All Childrenâ€™s Playground continues through Saturday.
Read more about the community playground effort in the Friday print edition of The O-N-E.
Gas prices continue to increase throughout the Greater Hickory Metro.
National forecasters predict unleaded prices will reach $4 a gallon in North Carolina by Memorial Day.
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One employee was injured after a chemical fire blazed Thursday afternoon at RPM Wood Finishes Group in Hudson.
The fire started about 3:30 p.m. in a tank in the company's paints and coatings production building, said Gordon Hyde, RPM spokesman.
The fire was contained to that area of the building, and all 250 employees working at the time were evacuated as a precaution.
Bobby Jean Lutz, 76, of Denver, died Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at his residence. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Lutz family.
Clara Black Little, of Maiden, died April 11, 2012. Goodin-Drum Funeral Home is serving the Little family.
Americans have four days left to file 2011 tax returns or file for an extension.
This year’s deadline of April 17 gives residents more time to file than in most years, but some local accountants say the date still sneaks up on citizens.
TSG, a diverse commission products finisher, is consolidating its Pennsylvania-based operations into its existing North Carolina facilities in Long View, Hickory and Conover. Company officials expect the consolidation to create at least 50 jobs in the Greater Hickory Metro and provide an economic boost of at least $1.5 million through employment and equipment.
Hundreds of volunteers will be on site to construct the Zahra Baker All Children’s Playground today and Saturday at Kiwanis Park in Hickory.
Interest in the build was so strong that leaders had to stop accepting volunteers three days before the event started on Thursday.