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Archive - May 2012

May 17th

Jimmie Johnson's team wins pit crew challenge

May 17, 2012

CHARLOTTE — Jimmie Johnson's No. 48 pit crew got its revenge.

Johnson's team won the NASCAR Sprint Pit Crew Challenge on Thursday night, avenging last year's loss in the finals to Denny Hamlin's No. 11 team.

Hamlin's team was the two-time defending champions coming into the event and cruised into the finals again this year, but lost to Johnson's team by three-tenths of a second.

Raising the 'stakes

May 17, 2012

Sweepstakes parlors, also referred to as Internet cafés, are plentiful in Catawba County.

Newton has three, Conover has a handful and Hickory has several, too, including the state’s first parlor.

Area residents may see even more in the near future.

Maiden’s Town Council recently agreed to permit sweepstakes establishments within town limits.

Zahra playground opens Saturday

May 17, 2012

The Zahra Baker All Children’s Memorial Playground opens Saturday in Hickory.


Community residents, Hickory city staff and special guests all help dedicate the playground at 11 a.m. Saturday at Kiwanis Park at 805 6th St. SE in Hickory.

Friday, May 18, 2012

May 17, 2012

Billy Mack Strickland, 57, of Conover, died unexpectedly Thursday, May 17, 2012.
A memorial service is Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Burke Mortuary Chapel in Newton.

Foard High School principal to retire

May 17, 2012

Sally Bradshaw's ties to the Fred T. Foard community stretch nearly 40 years.

She plans to retire June 30 after nearly a decade as principal at the school.

Catawba County Schools Superintendent Glenn Barger, who also retires June 30, said the system will fill the open Foard principal position by July 1.

Hickory plant on latest postal closings list

May 17, 2012

The nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is moving forward with a multibillion-dollar cost-cutting plan that will close nearly 250 mail processing centers, including its Hickory facility.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Thursday, May 17

May 17, 2012

Conover plans to pass along a water rate increase to city customers. For the average water consumer, budget proposal will mean a $3 increase annually.

Maiden and Claremont plan to absorb the water rate increase issued by the city of Hickory.

More details from Conover’s proposed budget are in the Thursday edition of The O-N-E.

May 16th

Saint blanks Asheville, awaits Hickory next

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 releases game schedule

May 16, 2012

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.

Crawdads drop third-straight game to Suns

May 16, 2012

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.

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