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Archive - Apr 2012

April 22nd

O-N-E sports schedule for the week

April 22, 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

Crawdads sweep Savannah, Richardson tops win list

April 22, 2012

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.

April 20th

Foard's Lucas Harris hurdling disability, rivals

April 21, 2012

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.

Robinson, Crawdads top Sand Gnats in 13 innings

April 21, 2012

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.

Catawba County's week ahead

April 20, 2012

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.

This week's criminal convictions

April 20, 2012

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 – 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.

ACC committee issues public reprimand to UNC

April 20, 2012

GREENSBORO — 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.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

April 20, 2012

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.

SUV nearly hits propane tanks

April 20, 2012

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.

Region takes stand for needy

April 20, 2012

Robert Thompson’s white smile was radiant under the lights. It popped. 

Twenty years since the first-ever Brickyard 400, Conover native Dale Jarrett reflected this week on...
Through the trails of being an undrafted rookie, Brian Roberts hard work paid off on Wednesday. The...
Madi Story went out a winner Monday night during the North Carolina Coaches Association East-West...

 

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