Archive - Apr 2012
Monday, April 23
St. Stephens softball vs. East Gaston
Bandys softball at Fred T. Foard
Maiden tennis at East Burke
Bandys tennis vs. South Iredell
Bunker Hill tennis vs. West Caldwell
Newton-Conover tennis vs. Draughn
NWC tennis tournament
CVAC golf at Catawba C.C. (N-C)
Foard soccer at Mooresville
Newton-Conover soccer vs. Challenger
The Hickory Crawdads finished a four-game sweep of the Savannah Sand Gnats on Sunday with a 1-0 rain-shortened victory in South Atlantic League play.
The lone run plated came in the top of the third when Hanser Alberto lined out to pitcher Michael Fulmer. Combined with throwing errors by Fulmer and center fielder Tillman Pugh, Christopher Grayson came across home plate from second base.
Fred T. Foard senior Lucas Harris, who has been deaf since he was 3 years old, is overcoming obstacles in his life and on the track.
To read more of this story, pick up the weekend edition (Saturday-Monday) of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
The Hickory Crawdads pulled out a 13-inning victory Friday against Savannah in South Atlantic League play.
Third baseman Drew Robinson led the 'Dads (10-5) with three RBIs, including a two-RBI double that plated Jeremy Williams and Kellin Deglan.
Outfielder Chris Grayson drove in the other run in the 13th frame for the 'Dads. His double scored Robinson.
Newton will gather citizens of all races, nationalities and backgrounds Saturday for Unity Day at Southside Park.
Also this week, the world's longest-running "Phantom of the Opera" performer visits Catawba County this week.
And a Saturday race will benefit Balls Creek Elementary School.
For more on these events and other happenings, read on.
The following residents were convicted of felonies this week in Criminal Superior Court:
* Joseph Maurice Craig, 32, of Conover, was convicted of felony possession of firearm by felon, felony failure to report change of address â€“ sex offender, felony possession of cocaine and two counts of felony habitual felon. He was sentenced to 101-134 months in the N.C. Department of Correction.
GREENSBORO â€” The Atlantic Coast Conference's infractions and penalties committee has issued a public reprimand to North Carolina.
The reprimand was announced Friday and came roughly a month after the NCAA's infractions committee imposed sanctions on the Tar Heels' football program.
Frances Creola Davis Fish, 93, of Bost Nursery Road, Maiden died Friday, April 20, 2012, at Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley, Newton. Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Fish Family.
Police say a wreck at a Conover gas station could have been much worse Friday after an elderly woman barely missed hitting dozens of propane tanks.
No one was injured in the wreck.
Robert Thompson’s white smile was radiant under the lights. It popped.