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Archive - Apr 26, 2012

Center fielder Grayson perseveres to lead ‘Dads

April 26, 2012

The tattoo on the right forearm of Hickory Crawdads center fielder Chris Grayson serves as a daily reminder of where he’s come from, but also where he’s headed.

To read more of this story, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Trojans, Spartans play to tie

April 26, 2012

Bandys and South Caldwell played to a 0-0 tie in non-conference girls soccer Thursday in Catawba.

South Caldwell keeper Hannah Young saved 12 Trojan shots, while Bandys keeper Maria Carinci saved two shots on goal.

Bandys is 12-3-3 overall and 7-3-1 in the CVAC, while South Caldwel is 2-11-3 and 1-8-1 overall.

Lampe, Tate win doubles title

READER POLL: $2M town hall? Vote now

April 26, 2012

After more than two years of planning, budgeting and ups and downs, it appears Maiden will build a new town hall.

Maiden’s town council voted 4-1 Wednesday in favor of building a new $2 million town hall.

The final approval comes only 24 days after three council members voiced opposition to the plans during a regularly scheduled meeting.

Panthers select LB Luke Kuechly in NFL Draft

April 26, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers wasted no time selecting Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly with the ninth pick in the NFL draft.

The only question now is where to play him.

Friday, April 27, 2012

April 26, 2012

Ward R. Robinson, 91, died April 26, 2012 in Apex.  The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2012, at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Cary.

One more first pitch

April 26, 2012

Elmer Lint’s baseball glove is 71 years old. His blanket from the Battle of the Bulge is almost just as old.

On Tuesday, he brought them both to the ballpark.

Lint, an 87-year-old World War II veteran and former minor league baseball player, relived his glory days Tuesday night at L.P. Frans Stadium in Hickory — if only for one pitch.

Maiden approves town hall

April 26, 2012

After more than two years of planning, budgeting and ups and downs, it appears Maiden will build a new town hall.

Maiden’s town council voted 4-1 Wednesday in favor of building a new $2 million town hall.

The final approval comes only 24 days after three council members voiced opposition to the plans during a regularly scheduled meeting.

Renaissance Man Finds Respite in Making Dolls

April 26, 2012

Louis Nunnery is somewhat of a Renaissance man with a thirst for knowledge. He savors life with an eyes-wide-open intensity.

Nunnery served in the Navy, which took him to many ports all over the world.

Nunnery is an artist — his paintings range from the surrealism of Dali to the Baroque style of the 17th century.

Gingrich visits Conover

April 26, 2012

Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich spoke with Conover residents on Thursday in what is expected to be one of his final campaign stops before he shuts down his White House bid.

Gingrich spoke to a standing-room-only crowd at Sidewalk Café, addressing everything from popular political issues, to President Barack Obama, to likely GOP nominee Mitt Romney.

Catawba County arrests, incidents

April 26, 2012

The Catawba County Sheriff's Office reported the following incidents and arrests this week.

Arrests

April 26
* Rodney Adam Stanus, 45, of Hickory, was arrested on a charge of unauthorized use of conveyance and criminal damage to property (vandalism). He was held in the Catawba County Detention Center on a $1,000 unsecured bond.

April 25

Below is a look at Wednesday's middle school football scores involving Catawba County teams:...
Behind a goal each from Douglas Palma and Aldayr “Hyper” Ozuna, the Newton-Conover boys soccer team...
Below is a look at Wednesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Volleyball Fred T...

 

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