Archive - May 2012
CHARLOTTE â€” 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.
Sweepstakes parlors, also referred to as Internet cafĂ©s, are plentiful in Catawba County.
Newton has three, Conover has a handful and Hickory has several, too, including the stateâ€™s first parlor.
Area residents may see even more in the near future.
Maidenâ€™s Town Council recently agreed to permit sweepstakes establishments within town limits.
The Zahra Baker All Childrenâ€™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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Conoverâ€™s proposed budget are in the Thursday edition of The O-N-E.
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 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.
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.