Archive - May 18, 2012
Falling behind in a game is something the Fred T. Foard softball team never likes to do.
The Tigers powered out a pair of two-run homers, lifting them to a 5-0 win against Erwin in the District round of the 3A softball playoffs on Friday.
The Hickory Crawdads fell in their series opener against the Asheville Tourists, dropping a 6-2 contest.
The Tourists (24-15) were led by designated hitter Samuel Mende, who had two RBIs and a home run in the
Jose Rivera also drove in a pair of RBIs on a 2-for-4 hitting performance.
Rougned Odor and Hanser Alberto led the Crawdads (19-18) with one RBI each in the game.
CHARLOTTE â€” Kyle Busch has been a force on the NASCAR circuit for years, but of is 24 Sprint Cup victories, none have come at his favorite track â€” Charlotte Motor Speedway.
He has nine top-10 finishes in 16 starts. Victory lane, though, has proven to be elusive.
When Betty Herman talks about her parents, she can’t help but shed a tear.
“Mother and Daddy were about the best parents you could have,” she says. “They were well-loved in this community.”
The collaboration between Conover and the Manufacturing Solutions Center (MSC) is being recognized by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Secretary of Commerce John Bryson used Conover Station and the MSC as his cornerstone example last week when talking about economic growth, job creation, and exports at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Tony William Keller, 68, of Newton, died unexpectedly Thursday, May 17, 1912, at Catawba Valley Medical Center. The Keller family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.
An international medical equipment manufacturer recently multiplied its impact on the global health care industry with an expansion of its Newton plant.
Sarstedt Inc., a German-headquartered medical and research company, completed a 50,000-square-foot automated storage and distribution center expansion at its plant off St. James Church Road.
After several years of cutting costs and positions, Newton-Conover City Schools hopes to add a few employees in the coming fiscal year.
Proposed new positions — including a dropout specialist and maintenance foreman — are part of a recommended $4.5 million local general fund budget, a 1 percent increase from the 2011-12 fiscal year.
It looks like bankruptcy woes for the U.S. Post Office are going to hit the Hickory Metro again. The post office plans to close the distribution center in Conover, and that's a move that could impact hundreds of jobs in the area.