Archive - Apr 23, 2012
Rain poured down Sunday afternoon in Savannah, Ga., and Bill Richardson reigned as the greatest Hickory Crawdads manager of all time.
The Crawdads took a 1-0 rain-shortened win over the Sand Gnats, giving Richardson his 166th victory as skipper, passing Tony Beasley.
St. Stephens carried momentum from a Friday victory against Fred T. Foard to pick up an impressive 10-0 five-inning win against East Gaston.
The Lady Indians (14-6, 8-2) had 13 hits in their game against the Lady Warriors, including three each by Taylor Lail and Calyn Davis.
Davis led St. Stephens offensively with three RBIs, while Brian Thornburg and Alana Starnes drove in an RBI each.
WASHINGTON â€” Charlotte forward Tyrus Thomas was ejected from the Bobcats' game with the Wizards for throwing an elbow at Washington's James Singleton late in the first quarter on Monday night.
Thomas was dribbling and Singleton was defending him when the Charlotte forward elbowed him with 3.6 seconds remaining in the quarter. He was immediately called for a flagrant 2 foul and ejected.
Tuesday, April 24
St. Stephens softball vs. Hickory
Maiden softball at East Burke
Bandys softball vs. South Iredell
Bunker Hill softball vs. West Caldwell
Newton-Conover softball vs. Draughn
St. Stephens baseball at Hickory
Maiden baseball at East Burke
Bandys baseball vs. South Iredell
Bunker Hill baseball vs. West Caldwell
Newton-Conover baseball vs. Draughn
John Harlan Robinson, 63, of Indian Trail, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at his home on April 21, 2012. Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Funeral Home, Weddington Chapel. An online guestbook is available at www.heritagefuneral.net.
Area dentists are seeking the help of nearly 200 volunteers for an upcoming dental clinic that will look to serve hundreds — possibly even thousands — in need of care.
Fire destroyed a one-story house Sunday in south Newton.
Fire officials say a blaze completely destroyed the home at about 10 a.m. Sunday morning at 902 Elliot Lane in Newton.
Catawba County fire marshals investigated the scene and traced the fire back to either hot ashes or a discarded cigarette in a trashcan.
The inaugural Foothills Homeless Veterans Stand Down served more than 125 veterans this weekend, event officials said Monday.
The 10-county collaborative Stand Down delivered medical screenings, dental care, clothes, food and other forms of assistance to homeless and veteran citizens in the region.
North Carolina's public school teachers would see employment tenure eliminated, but become eligible for performance bonuses under an education reform package rolled out Monday by Senate Republicans.
Strong winds knocked down power lines in South Newton on Monday, leaving businesses, day cares and government agencies without electricity for several hours.
To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.