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May 9th

ELECTION: Governor, president results breakdown

May 9, 2012

Primary day yielded few surprises in Catawba County in the presidential and state governor primaries.

Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney tallied the most votes for U.S. president.

Former Charlotte mayor and Republican Pat McCrory and Democrat Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton received the most votes in North Carolina's gubernatorial race.

ELECTION: Marriage amendment results breakdown

May 9, 2012

North Carolina's constitutional marriage amendment gained strong support in Catawba County.

Of the 35,230 ballots cast in the county Tuesday, there were 35,009 marriage amendment votes. Nearly 26,000 people (74.22%) of county voters approved the amendment. About 9,000 (25.78%) voted against it.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Election round-up

May 9, 2012

North Carolina voters approved a constitutional amendment that defines marriage, and Catawba County sent incumbents in to November’s general election.

Complete details from Election 2012's primary are inside Wednesday’s edition of The O-N-E. Be sure to visit for vote counts, precinct results and in-depth information about Tuesday’s primary.

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:

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


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.

May 8th

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.

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.

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