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Archive - May 2012

May 27th

Hundreds protest anti-gay remarks

May 27, 2012

Hundreds filled the Catawba County Justice Center lawn and roadside today to protest anti-gay remarks a Maiden pastor made two weeks ago.

In a May 13 service at Providence Road Baptist Church, Pastor Charles Worley suggested locking up lesbians and gays in an electrified fence until they die.

May 26th

Oliver's HR lifts Foard to 3A West Regional title

May 26, 2012

For the first time since 1998, Fred T. Foard will play for a softball state championship.

A two-run home run by Foard third baseman Ashley Oliver in the top of the sixth over right field helped the Lady Tigers (25-4) advance to next weekend's state championship series in Raleigh.

Drew Robinson's walk-off RBI lifts Hickory, 8-7

May 26, 2012

A single by Drew Robinson in the bottom of the ninth gave the Hickory Crawdads a walkoff win against the Lexington Legends on Friday before a packed house of 4,853 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium.

The Legends (25-22) led 4-3 before the bottom of the seventh inning when the 'Dads struck for four runs, including a two-RBI single by Hanser Alberto.

Beason comes to teammate Newton's defense

May 26, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jon Beason may not play offensive tackle, but he's certainly not afraid to protect his quarterback.

Beason, the Panthers' three-time Pro Bowl linebacker, fired back Friday at San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith via Twitter after comments he perceived were a slam on Carolina teammate Cam Newton.

May 25th

Catawba County's week ahead

May 25, 2012

Events to salute our nation's veterans lead off the week ahead in Catawba County.

Memorial Day activities are planned in Hickory, Conover and Claremont.

For more details on those and other happenings in the county this week, read on.

Foard headed to state softball title series

May 25, 2012

Fred T. Foard defeated North Iredell 2-0 Friday night to clinch the 3A West Regional softball title.

The Lady Tigers plated two runs on a sixth-inning homer by Ashley Oliver in the victory, Foard's second over North Iredell in as many nights.

Foard now faces C.B. Aycock or Western Alamance in a best-of-three state championship series June 1-2.

Foard wins 3A regional softball title

May 25, 2012

Fred T. Foard defeated North Iredell 2-0 Friday night to clinch the 3A West Regional softball title.

The Lady Tigers plated two runs on a sixth-inning homer by Ashley Oliver in the victory, Foard's second over North Iredell in as many nights.

Foard now faces C.B. Aycock or Western Alamance in a best-of-three state championship series June 1-2.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

May 25, 2012

Robert Larry Link Sr., 74, of 2584 Brookwood Road in Lincolnton, died Friday, May 25, 2012.  Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Link family.

Guy Marshall Killian, 79, of N.C. 150, Maiden, died Thursday, May 24, 2012, at his residence.  Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Killian Family.

County anticipates protest crowd

May 25, 2012

Church congregations from across the nation are cancelling Sunday services and heading to Newton to protest local pastor Charles Worley.

Organizers of a demonstration against Worley’s anti-gay comments say at least 1,500 people will protest at the Catawba County Justice Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Newton street sweeper burns — again

May 25, 2012

For the second time in two years, Newton is without a street sweeper after fires rendered the equipment useless.

Now, city leaders are hoping to invest $40,000 into a replacement so Newton can comply with state and federal stormwater control rules until a new street sweeper can be bought in 2014.

Rushing for 449 yards, Lincolnton dominated in its football game Friday night at Gurley Stadium,...
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Below is a look at Friday's prep football scores involving Catawba County teams and a statewide...

 

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