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Archive - Apr 2012

April 10th

Thieves pump fuel from tractor-trailers

April 10, 2012

Police believe high gas prices have sparked a string of fuel larcenies from tractor-trailers in Conover and Claremont.

The two cities have been host to about five incidents of fuel larceny in the past three weeks, with the most recent theft being discovered in Conover on Monday morning.

Volunteers sought for litter-removal effort

April 10, 2012

Transportation officials are urging Catawba County residents to help in a statewide effort to reduce trash along roadways.

The spring 2012 Litter Sweep begins this weekend across North Carolina, as volunteers, city officials and state workers will all pick up trash on roadsides.

Almost 350 to help build Zahra playground

April 10, 2012

Nearly 350 volunteers will help build the Zahra Baker All Children’s Playground this week in Hickory.

Businesses, municipalities and donors all helped the Western Catawba County Kiwanis Club raise $200,000 for the playground throughout the past year.

Volunteers and staff will help construct the playground Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Men charged with attempted murder

April 10, 2012

Police charged two men with attempted murder this week in relation to a March drive-by shooting that wounded a Hickory teenager.

Hickory resident Kasey Sims, 17, was rushed to the hospital March 31 after being shot in his right side near the intersection of N.C. 127 South and 2nd St. SE in Hickory.

Panthers WR Smith agrees to 3-year extension

April 10, 2012

CHARLOTTE — Wide receiver Steve Smith is now expected to finish his career where it began.

The Panthers have announced Smith has agreed to a three-year contract extension that will keep him with the team through the 2015 season. There is also a team option for the 2016 season.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Tuesday, April 10

April 10, 2012

Nobody was injured in a late night shooting outside a Latino nightclub in Newton early Sunday morning, but there was a victim — a traveling taco truck outside Club Seniorial. Police say this isn’t the first time club has been the site of a skirmish.

April 9th

Monday's Easter Classic results, Tuesday schedule

April 9, 2012

The two-time defending tournament champion Bears had their title defense and six-game win streak ended on Monday with a 11-5 defeat against the Warriors.

To read more of this story and more on the Catawba County Easter Baseball Classic, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

Crawdads improve to 4-1 with win over Drive

April 9, 2012

Leftfielder Chris Grayson belted a three-run home run in the top of the eighth inning to propel the Hickory Crawdads to the 4-3 road win against the Greenville Drive on Monday night.

Wizards rout woeful Bobcats 113-85

April 9, 2012

CHARLOTTE — Jordan Crawford scored 20 points and Washington got 67 points from their reserves as the Wizards hammered the Charlotte Bobcats 113-85 Monday night in a matchup of the NBA's two worst teams.

Catawba County sports schedule

April 9, 2012

Tuesday, April 10

Catawba Valley Easter Classic at Fairgrounds
Foard-Hickory loser vs. West Caldwell-Bunker Hill loser, 12 p.m.
Newton-Conover-South Iredell loser vs. Maiden-St. Stephens loser, 2:30 p.m.
Foard-Hickory winner vs. West Caldwell-Bunker Hill winner, 5 p.m.
Newton-Conover-South Iredell winner vs. Maiden-St. Stephens winner, 7:30 p.m.

Brian Roberts started his NBA career in 2012 as a New Orleans Hornet. The 6-foot-1 guard agreed to...
After coming up short in the chase for Utah guard Gordon Hayward, the Charlotte Hornets have...
Below are youth football camps for each Catawba County high schools listed in alphabetical order:...

 

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