Archive - May 21, 2012
Ashley Oliver is making the most of her fourth opportunity.
After Fred T. Foard softball teams failed to get past the sectional round of the playoffs in each of Oliverâ€™s first three seasons, sheâ€™s helping to power the Lady Tigersâ€™ offense in a deep playoff run this year.
Catawba Valley Community College will open play at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Div. II World Series on Saturday in Enid, Okla.
The Bucs, who are 36-15 on the season, face the Midwest/Region 24 champions, Heartland Community College (51-6), in the first game of the Series on Saturday at 9 a.m.
The Hickory Crawdads and Kannapolis Intimidators split a doubleheader Monday at L.P. Frans Stadium.
The Crawdads (20-22) took the first game, 5-1, behind a three-run first inning and a two-run second inning.
Zach Cone led the 'Dads in the game with a double and two RBIs. Trever Adams and Luis Sardinas also drove in an RBI each.
A teenager was killed and another adult seriously injured in a T-bone-style collision involving a utility camper near the intersection of U.S. 70 and N.C. 10 about 4:45 p.m. Sunday in Catawba.
Larry N. Bell, 71, of 1739 N. Post Road, Shelby, died at Cleveland Regional Medical Center on Saturday, May 19, 2012. The family receives friends 2-3 p.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
Catawba County is the North Carolina's top recycler, state officials announced Monday.
Records show Catawba County recycled more than 56,000 tons of materials in the last fiscal year, which is about 15,000 tons more than any other county in the state.
A North Carolina man whose innocence claim on a rape conviction will be heard later this year was released from prison Monday on parole after serving almost 24 years of his life sentence.
Willie Grimes, 65, was released from the Gaston Correctional Center, where he was held on his conviction of raping a 69-year-old Hickory woman in 1987.
A motorcyclist died Sunday after hitting a car on Mount Pleasant Road west of Terrell.
N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper R.G. Griffin said the motorcyclist struck a Volkswagen Passat head-on.
"All indications were (the motorcyclist) was moving pretty fast," Griffin said.
The driver of the Passat was transported to Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.
A Sherrills Ford man will spend 8-10 years in prison for a 2011 drunk-driving crash that killed a Denver woman.
Brian Todd Hieb, 44, pleaded guilty Monday morning to second-degree murder and driving while impaired (DWI) charges in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court.
Authorities with the N.C. Highway Patrol say Hieb was drunk when his pickup crashed into another vehicle Feb. 8, 2011.
The following citizens were convicted of felony offenses and sentenced during the past week in criminal superior court.
* Jeffrey Scott Causby, 26, of Hickory, was convicted of felony possession of firearm by a felon and was sentenced to 9-11 months in the Division of Adult Correction.