Archive - May 31, 2012
Through its successes and struggles this season, the Fred T. Foard softball team persevered to reach the 3A state softball championship.
The Lady Tigers (25-4) meet the C.B. Aycock Falcons (29-2) in the first game of a best-of-three series at Raleigh's Walnut Creek Softball Complex on Friday.
Behind a five-RBI game by outfielder Phillip Carroll, Hickory Post 48 picked up its third-straight win to start to the season, topping Rutherford County Post 423, 10-5.
Ky'Rawn Whitfield added two RBIs for Post 48 (3-0). Davis Hanvey scored three runs on a 3-for-5 day, while teammate Jason Setzer also scored a pair of runs and hit a triple on his 2-for-4 performance.
For the second-straight day, the Hickory Crawdads won a baseball game by the score of 3-2, knocking off the West Virginia Power in their return to L.P. Frans Stadium on Thursday.
The win was Hickory's fourth-straight overall, which includes a road sweep Monday through Wednesday against the Delmarva Shorebirds.
Claremont leaders are set to discuss ordinance changes concerning Internet gaming cafes Monday night during the city council's regular meeting.
The city becomes the latest in the area to discuss Internet sweepstakes parlors. Maiden's Town Council recently agreed to permit sweepstakes establishments within town limits.
Newton-Conover's new middle school opens in August, but area students can check out their learning environment any time they want — on the Internet.
Newton-Conover City Schools (NCCS) leaders posted a video to the system's Facebook page this week that introduces students to their new school off County Home Road.
A man and woman were caught cooking methamphetamine inside a sheriff’s deputy’s home on Thursday in Hickory.
Deputies discovered two people in the process of manufacturing meth at a home on Highland Avenue in Hickory owned by Deputy Brian Hollar.
Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid will ask county commissioners Monday to approve the hiring of his son as a deputy.
Reid said he intends to hire his son, Cory Reid, as an entry-level road patrol deputy. The deputy position is one of three new road patrol jobs the county is creating during the 2012-13 year.
Johnny Warnshuis, a California native, is traveling through the Hickory area this week as part of a more than 4,000-mile journey across the United States on horseback.
He says he’s riding to raise awareness about Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), a rare inflammatory disorder of the peripheral nerves outside the brain and spinal cord.
Marjorie Louise Isenhour Sigmon, 80, of Conover, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley. The Sigmon family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation in Conover.
Catawba County authorities and emergency officials say they are monitoring a strong threat of severe storms Friday and Saturday.
"The storms (Friday) will be the result of a warm and cold front colliding in a line that goes roughly from Gaffney to Hickory to Taylorsville," said Karyn Yaussy, Catawba County Emergency Management coordinator.