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Junior helps continue Saint soccer dynasty

April 27, 2012

Macy Franklin admits she can be a "loud mouth" at times on the soccer field for St. Stephens.

She said it's all for a good cause.

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

PREP NOTEBOOK: Lady Bears pull comeback

April 27, 2012

Down 2-0 heading into the seventh inning, the Lady Bears scored four runs in the seven for a come-from-behind victory against Maiden on the softball diamond.

Anna Williams delivered the game winning hit — a two RBI single that plated Desirae Bebber and Makayla Hedrick.

Bebber and Hedrick drove in one RBI each in the Lady Bears' comeback inning.

'Dads drop series finale to 'Hoppers, 9-3

April 27, 2012

The Greensboro Grasshoppers picked up a 9-3 victory in the series finale against the Hickory Crawdads on Friday before 1,540 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium.

'Hoppers catcher Austin Barnes led his team by going 3-for-3 from the plate with a double and three RBIs.

Catawba County's Week Ahead

April 27, 2012

Claremont hosts a citywide yardsale, the Greater Hickory Metro hosts the annual Parade of Homes and a barbershop singing group raises money for a Newton crisis-assistance ministry — all this week in Catawba County.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

April 27, 2012

Evan Sylvanus Setzer Jr., 85, of Kinston, and formerly of Greensboro and Newton, died Jan. 15, 2012, at the VA Nursing Home in Fayetteville.  The Setzer family has entrusted local arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.

EXCLUSIVE: New brewery on tap

April 27, 2012

A new development is docking in one of Hickory's empty manufacturing ports, and it brings with it an anchor that will help the city brew good things in the future.

Early-voter turnout down — so far

April 27, 2012

While it may seem like there’s more traffic at the polls this year, elections officials say overall early voting numbers are down compared to 2008.

More than 2,000 Catawba County residents have already cast their ballots for early voting for primary races — numbers Elections Director Larry Brewer says are down compared to the last presidential election.

This week's criminal convictions

April 27, 2012

The following people were convicted of felony offenses and sentenced this week in Criminal Superior Court:

* Walter Ray Danner, 45, of Newton, was convicted of felony possession of stolen vehicle and misdemeanor driving while impaired and sentenced to consecutive sentences of 6-8 months and then 120 days in the N.C. Department of Correction.

Students charged in explosion

April 27, 2012

Police say three student-athletes were among four men responsible for a chemical explosion inside a Lenoir-Rhyne University dorm earlier this week.

Hickory fire and police responded to Morgan Dorm just after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a call of an explosion.

Line-up set for Newton Unity Day

April 27, 2012

Newton's Human Relations Council announces the entertainment line-up for the 2012 Unity Day Celebration, which is scheduled for Saturday, noon-4 p.m. at Southside Park.

The Hickory Sportsman’s Club welcomed Ole Miss quarterback Archie Manning for its bi-annual meeting...
Below is a look at Friday's local American Legion baseball scores: Area IV scoreboard Hickory 13,...
CONCORD — Matt Kenseth is hoping history repeats itself Sunday night at the Coca-Cola 600. Kenseth...


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