Archive - May 3, 2012
Trying not to fall behind the competition, the Conover Cowboys decided to put a little spring in their step.
The Cowboys youth football program, which involves more than 60 kids ages 7-12 through Newton, Conover and surrounding areas, joined the North Carolina Spring Football League (NSFL) of Charlotte.
Top-seeded Draughn, along with South Iredell, Maiden and Bunker Hill, advanced to the second round of the Catawba Valley 2A baseball tournament.
The Wildcats play the Vikings today at 4:30 p.m. at L.P. Frans Stadium, while the Blue Devils and Bears play in the nightcap at 7 p.m.
CVAC baseball tournament
First round scores
No. 1 Draughn 5, No. 8 East Burke 2
Authorities say a woman shot her husband and set him on fire at their home north of the St. Stephens community.
Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid said Tina Canipe Barbour, 47, was charged with murder, first-degree arson and destroy remains conceal death following her release from a local hospital. She was treated for smoke inhalation from the fire.
Despite a two-RBI performance from center fielder Jordan Akins, the Hickory Crawdads dropped their second-straight road contest to the Greensboro Grasshoppers on Thursday, 7-3.
First baseman Aaron Seene led the 'Hoppers (18-8), going 1-for-3 from the plate with a home run in the bottom of the eighth inning that plated two runs.
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The Catawba County Sheriff's Office reported the following arrests and incidents this week.
* Anthony Chad Shalk, 19, of Hickory, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and drug violations. He was held in the Catawba County Detention Center on a $1,500 secured bond.
Opealee Crawley Jonas, 81, of Vale, died Thursday, May 3, 2012, at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory. Memorials may be made to Corinth Baptist Church, 7929 W. N.C. 10, Vale, NC, 28168.
The pace of life is a bit slower at Herman's Fish Lake â€” quiet and relaxing, for sure. Occasionally, a rooster will crow, or ducks will quack. Muted conversations among the Saturday anglers drift across the pond.
Fishing space around the lake fills quickly, though â€” especially when one can fish the entire day for $8.
The town of Catawba cannot afford to budget as it has in recent years, the town’s manager said Thursday.
The town, which has seen its revenues fall, then stall, in the midst of a recession, has relied on its fund balance — or town savings — to help balance the budget since the mid-2000s.
CHARLOTTE â€” Two people familiar with the situation say Charlotte is leaving the Atlantic 10 and rejoining Conference USA in the 2013-14 season.
The people spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because an announcement has not yet been made. The university has scheduled a Friday news conference.