Archive - May 2012
In a defensive softball game where one play could have decided the outcome in favor of either team, Fred T. Foard got a huge break in the sixth inning against Crest.
With two outs in the sixth and runners on second and third, Lady Chargers pitcher Emily Kale mishandled a ball hit at her by Foardâ€™s Cierra Shull. Kale threw the ball over first baseman Kaylee Wacasterâ€™s head.
All four remaining Catawba County baseball teams were eliminated on Tuesday after the second round of play in the 2A and 3A playoffs.
Hickory and Bunker Hill both lost tough one-run games, 4-3.
The Red Tornadoes (19-8) dropped a road tilt to Asheville (9-15-1), while the Bears fell to East Rutherford in 10 innings.
Hagerstown picked up its second win in a row against the Hickory Crawdads on Tuesday, earning a 12-4 victory at L.P. Frans Stadium.
Matthew Skole led the Suns (20-15) with a five-RBI performance, including two home runs, a double and a single on a 4-for-4 hitting night.
Suns right fielder Steven Souza added three RBIs on a pair of doubles and a home run.
A proposed $38.8 million budget in Newton raises garbage fees $36 per year and increases power rates 6.4 percent for all customers of the city's electric system.
Property tax rates in the city will remain unchanged at 48 cents per $100 valuation.
Debra Jean Reichard Bruner, 60, of Newton, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at her home.
The Bruner family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.
Kyle Drum vacates his seat on the Newton-Conover City Schools Board of Education at the end of this month. He is moving out of the district to be closer to his job.
Catawba County's proposed 2012-13 fiscal year budget includes millions of dollars for school construction, as well as funding for three new sheriff's office patrol deputies.
Catawba County's 2012 primary election results are official after elections leaders canvassed votes Tuesday.
County elections director Larry Brewer said no race outcomes changed following the canvass, a final certification of voting results.
There seems to be lots of hoopla going on these days about the dire straits of athletics at Maiden High School.
For a few years it seemed as if Blue Devil athletics were on a declining trend struggling to regain the glories of past seasons. In all the debate over coaching, everyone has overlooked what this bunch of kids has accomplished.
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office recently reported the following arrests and incidents.
* Michael Emmanuel Tucker, 38, of Hickory, was arrested on a charge of non-support/non-payment of alimony. He was held in the Catawba County Detention Center on a $1,000 secured bond.