Archive - Apr 16, 2012
Persistence paid off for Fred T. Foard on the tennis court Monday.
Tied 4-4 with St. Stephens, the doubles team of Samuel Hefner and Russell Michaels rallied from down two points early in their match with Zach Eddins and Nick Linden to pull the 11-9 comeback on â€śSenior Day.â€ť
Catawba County commissioners adopted a resolution Monday in support of the stateâ€™s marriage amendment â€” making history and setting a â€śprecedentâ€ť by accepting a resolution brought forth by a citizen.
Newton-Conover won for the fourth time in as many golf matches, capturing the first 18-hole match of the season at Glen Oaks Country Club in Maiden on Monday.
The Red Devils shot 331 as a team, six strokes better than host Maiden.
South Iredell finished third with a 344, while Bunker Hill was fourth with a 354. Bandys tied for last with West Caldwell with a 451.
Rougned Odor hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the first, while right fielder Zach Cone drove in two RBIs to lead Hickory to a 4-3 victory against Kannapolis at L.P. Frans Stadium.
Kone hit a solo home run in the sixth inning and plated the eventual game-winning tally in the bottom of the eight inning on a single to shallow left that scored shortstop Luis Sardinas.
Tuesday, April 17
St. Stephens tennis vs. Hickory
Maiden tennis at South Iredell
Bandys tennis vs. West Caldwell
Bunker Hill tennis at Draughn
Newton-Conover tennis vs. East Burke
St. Stephens, Foard, N-C track at CW Porter Relays (Hibriten), 4 p.m.
Maiden baseball at South Iredell
Bandys baseball vs. West Caldwell
Bunker Hill baseball at Draughn
The following Catawba County residents were convicted this past week in Criminal Superior Court:
Bobby Ray Burgin, 54, of Maiden, died Sunday, April 15, 2012, due to a motorcycle accident. Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Burgin Family.
Early voters may see longer lines at the polls this year because of cuts in state funding, election officials say.
Catawba County voters will be limited to one early voting site in Newton this year, compared to multiple locations in past years.
More than 350 volunteers completed the construction of equipment at the Zahra Baker All Children's Playground in Hickory this past weekend.
For more details on when the playground will open, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Catawba County recorded its fourth rabies case of 2012 last week after two dogs got into a fight with a raccoon that tested positive for the disease.
On Thursday, animal control officers responded to a call that two dogs were observed fighting with the raccoon.