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May 9th

ELECTION: County commissioners results breakdown

May 9, 2012

Catawba County commissioner incumbents Dan Hunsucker and Barbara Beatty secured spots in November's general election with primary victories Tuesday.

Hunsucker and Beatty, who both gained more votes than GOP challengers Steve Graves and Kevin Spiva, now face Democrat Steve Hunt, who was unopposed in Tuesday's primary.

Unofficial results of the race for Catawba County commissioner:

ELECTION: House District 10 results breakdown

May 9, 2012

Incumbent Rep. Patrick McHenry, a Republican, and Democratic N.C. Rep. Patsy Keever won primaries in U.S. House District 10.

Unofficial results of the race in the 10th congressional district in Catawba County:

Republican
Patrick McHenry 14,639 votes (73.49%)
Ken Fortenberry 3,917 votes (19.66%)
Don Peterson 1,363 votes (6.84%)

Democrat

Crawdads' Deglan growing in second season

May 9, 2012

From the Great White North to the Greater Hickory Metro, Crawdads catcher Kellin Deglan has experienced an interesting journey.

To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

PREP NOTEBOOK: N-C ousted from dual playoffs

May 9, 2012

Newton-Conover's attempt to three-peat as 2A dual team state champions ended Tuesday with a 6-0 loss to Shelby, the top-ranked tennis team in the state.

The Red Devils, who finish the season with a 16-5 record, battled a number of injuries to players, which didn't make trying to knock off the Golden Lions an easy task.

Crawdads final game with Kannapolis rained out

May 9, 2012

Tuesday's minor league baseball game between the Hickory Crawdads and Kannapolis Intimidators was postponed due to inclement weather.

A make-up date has not been announced, but will be made for a later date.

The Crawdads return home Thursday for the first game of a four-game tilt against the Savannah Sand Gnats. Game time is set for 7 p.m.

May 8th

GOP incumbents win county commission primary

May 8, 2012

Catawba County commissioners Barbara Beatty and Dan Hunsucker secured the most votes in Tuesday's Republican primary.

Hunsucker garnered 37 percent of the commission race vote, while Beatty received 30 percent.

Catawba voters approve marriage amendment

May 8, 2012

Catawba County voters made it clear Tuesday that they support marriage between one man and one woman.

Seventy-four percent of county voters supported the state’s marriage amendment, which states that the only legally recognized union in North Carolina is marriage between one man and one woman.

In a statewide referendum, 60 percent of North Carolinians voted for the amendment.

Romney declared GOP winner in N.C. primary

May 8, 2012

Mitt Romney has been declared the winner of GOP presidential primaries in North Carolina, Indiana and West Virginia.

The trio is certain to push Romney closer to the 1,144 delegates he needs to clinch the GOP nomination, handing him 100 or so delegates of the 288 he still needs.

None of the outcomes is a surprise. Romney faces no serious challenge to the Republican nomination.

McHenry, Keever wins set House matchup

May 8, 2012

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry easily defeated challengers in the Republican primary Tuesday.

Now, he faces N.C. Rep. Patsy Keever in the November general election for the congressional seat. She defeated Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy and Timothy Murphy in the Democratic primary.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

May 8, 2012

Donald Ray Starnes, 78, of Hickory, died May 7, 2012, at Catawba Valley Medical Center.  The Starnes family entrusted the funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Hickory.

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