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Archive - Apr 2012

April 30th

Teaming up not new for Ryan Lampe, John Tate

April 30, 2012

Knowing each other since they were 4 years old, Red Devils Ryan Lampe and John Tate are a natural fit as teammates on the tennis court.

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

PREP NOTEBOOK: 15 hits lift Trojans past Bears

April 30, 2012

Powered by 15 hits on offense, the Lady Trojans picked up their 13th conference victory and wrapped up the CVAC title with a 11-3 victory over Bunker Hill.

Bre Jones led the Bandys hitting attack with three of the Lady Trojans' 15 base knocks.

Montana Lineberger and Kadi O'Shell led the Bears offensively with two hits each.

Crawdads win, 6-4, to take series from RiverDogs

April 30, 2012

Behind a two-RBI performance from shortstop Hanser Alberto, the Hickory Crawdads picked up a 6-4 series-clinching win Monday at home against the Charleston RiverDogs (16-7).

Alberto drove in both of his RBIs in the bottom of the sixth inning — part of a six-run inning for Hickory (16-8).

With the bases loaded, Alberto doubled to left field, scoring Luis Sardinas and Chris Grayson.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

April 30, 2012

Billie Murphy Helms, 52, died Sunday, April 29, 2012, at her residence.  The Helms family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.

'Clyde' sentenced for role in crime spree

April 30, 2012

A Georgia man pled guilty to dozens of charges Monday related to a 2011 crime spree that many locals refer to as the “Bonnie and Clyde” incident.  

Gas Prices Lower Now Than 2011

April 30, 2012

There was good news Monday for drivers in Catawba County, and throughout the Carolinas.

After rising for much of the year, gas prices in the two states dropped below levels reported a year ago.

AAA Carolinas reports that gas in North Carolina reached the benchmark on Monday, dropping to about $3.79 a gallon — about 2 cents less than April 30, 2011.

Schools seek proctors during testing period

April 30, 2012

Hundreds of Catawba County students will take end-of-year tests during the next six weeks.

The county’s three school districts need help administering those tests, and officials hope community volunteers will serve as proctors.

Catawba man injured in shootout

April 30, 2012

A Catawba man was one of three injured early Saturday morning during a shootout at a Hickory gas station.

Jamar James, 31, of Catawba, was shot in the back about 2:15 a.m. Saturday during what police believe to be a gang-related shooting at the Hickory Quality Mart Shell gas station.

Mayfield property auctioned

April 30, 2012

It appears the bank will maintain control of ex-NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield's foreclosed property in Catawba — for a price of $1.725 million.

Carolina Farm Credit owns the mortgage for Mayfield's property. The institution tendered the only bid for the property at a foreclosure auction Monday at the Catawba County Justice Center in Newton.

April 29th

O-N-E sports schedule for the week

April 29, 2012

Monday, April 30
NWC golf at Cedar Rock CC (Hibriten)
CVAC golf at Rock Barn (Bandys)

Maiden baseball vs. Draughn
Bandys baseball at Bunker Hill
Newton-Conover baseball at West Caldwell

Maiden softball vs. Draughn
Bandys softball at Bunker Hill
Newton-Conover softball at West Caldwell

Maiden soccer vs. Draughn
Bandys soccer at Bunker Hill

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