Archive - May 16, 2012
St. Stephens avenged a 1-1 tie earlier this season against Asheville, topping the Lady Cougars 3-0 in the third round of the playoffs in Hickory on Wednesday.
The Lady Indians victory sets up a third game with conference rival Hickory (20-4-1) on Saturday at 6 p.m. at St. Stephens High School.
Hickory Post 48 released its baseball schedule on Wednesday.
Post 48, which finished with a 20-13 record last summer, opens its season at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds on May 28 against Rutherford County Post 423 at 7 p.m.
The Hickory Crawdads lost their third and final game against the Hagerstown Suns on Wednesday afternoon, falling 8-6 at L.P. Frans Stadium.
The Suns (21-15) pulled out to a 6-2 lead after three innings of play, powered by a four-run second inning that included a Steven Souza RBI single to left field.
Virginia Willis Lovett, 84, of Hickory, formerly of Indiantown, died Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley in Newton. A funeral service is Saturday, May 19, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Indiantown Presbyterian Church in Hemingway, S.C. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
A Newton business owner received a national health award from the Office of the President.
Sharon Rashidi, owner of The Perfect Workout in Newton, was one of 47 individuals and health groups selected nationwide for the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition’s Community Leadership Award.
The city of Hickory plans to hike its water and sewer rates 3 percent and maintain its current 50-cent property tax rate in the coming fiscal year.
Hickory’s fiscal year 2012-13 recommended budget totals $94,791,213 for all city operations, capital improvements and debt service requirements for the upcoming year, according to a press release from the city.
For the second straight year, Conover residents may pay more for water.
The city’s recommended budget passes along a 3 percent water rate increase to citizens.
City leaders say they can’t afford to absorb the increase, which is being requested by the city of Hickory, said Conover City Manager Donald Duncan.
Three people were transported to hospitals Wednesday morning after a three-vehicle wreck on westbound Interstate 40 near Claremont.
Authorities say most of the injuries were not life-threatening.
The collision happened in a construction area near exit 135.
The NCHSAA 2A state golf championships concluded Tuesday at Longleaf Golf and Country Club in Southern Pines.
Newton-Conover, the 2012 CVAC golf champions, took third place at the event, trailing only North Lincoln and state champion Salisbury.
The Red Devils carded a team score of 620, which was 16 strokes behind the Knights and 47 behind the Wasps.
The CVYSA boys soccer team continues a stellar season on the field.
The U11 team, which mostly includes students who attend Shuford Elementary and Newton-Conover Middle School, is undefeated in play since August.
Along the undefeated path, the Blast won the Piedmont Division in the fall, including an Autumn Blast postseason tournament title.