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Archive - May 2012

May 23rd

Foard to host North Iredell on Thursday in title series

May 23, 2012

The Fred T. Foard softball team hosts North Iredell in the first game of a best-of-three West Regional championship series today.

The Lady Tigers (23-4), who won in the 10th inning against Franklin on Tuesday to advance to the title series, would also host a third game, if necessary, on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Rusty Wallace heads NASCAR Hall of Fame group

May 23, 2012

CHARLOTTE — Sprint Cup champion Rusty Wallace hated running second to anyone and doesn't plan to start now that he's part of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Wallace, the 1989 series champion who won 55 races, headed the group of five picked Wednesday as NASCAR's newest Hall of Famers. The others selected were Leonard Wood, Herb Thomas, Cotton Owens and Buck Baker.

Protest location now uncertain

May 23, 2012

Leaders of a planned protest against Maiden pastor Charles Worley are scrambling to find a place to demonstrate just two days before thousands are expected to descend on Catawba County.

Maiden residents upset with pastor

May 23, 2012

Maiden is still buzzing with talk of gays, lesbians, protests and pastors two days after a local preacher’s anti-gay remarks sparked a national controversy.

Town residents say recent comments made by pastor Charles Worley do not represent the town or its people.

Wreck traps 1, injures at least 4

May 23, 2012

At least four people were transported to hospitals this afternoon following a three-vehicle wreck on N.C. 10 in Newton.

The wreck, which happened about 3 p.m. just west of U.S. 321 Business, stalled traffic on N.C. 10.

At 4:15 p.m., emergency crews were still working to free one person from a vehicle involved in the crash.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Wednesday, May 23

May 23, 2012

Controversy continues swirling around a Maiden church where the pastor called for gay people to be cordoned in an electric fence and eradicated.

Follow the story as it develops in the Wednesday edition of The O-N-E, and see video from Pastor Charles Worley’s sermon online: http://www.observernewsonline.com/content/pastors-sermon-stirs-controversy.

May 22nd

Taylor Brown's blooper in 10th lifts Tigers

May 22, 2012

In a game between Tigers and Panthers, you knew it was going to be a wild contest.

A bloop single by junior Taylor Brown in the bottom of the 10th inning gave the Fred T. Foard Tigers a 1-0 victory Tuesday against Franklin, advancing them to the 3A softball Final Four.

Indians' season ends in 1-0 loss to Cougars

May 22, 2012

What had been a dream season for St. Stephens ended on Tuesday with a 1-0 loss to Charlotte Catholic in the 3A Western Regional championship game at Keffer Stadium in Charlotte.

An own goal kicked in by Indians defender Amanda Hall in the 39th minute ended up being the difference maker.

Hickory, Kannapolis once again split twin-bill

May 22, 2012

For the second-straight day, the Hickory Crawdads and Kannapolis Intimidators split a doubleheader at L.P. Frans Stadium.

Kannapolis won the early game, 7-6, scoring in each of the first four innings.

The biggest of those innings was the top of the second, where the Intimidators scored three runs, including RBIs by Keenyn Walker, Garis Pena and Ross Wilson.

Newton-Conover coaching hire looms

May 22, 2012

Newton-Conover school leaders say they hope to hire a high school football coach this week.

Newton-Conover City Schools (NCCS) Superintendent Dr. Barry Redmond said he contacted school board members about the coaching hire Tuesday afternoon. Redmond said he requested a Thursday morning meeting for the school board to consider approval of hiring a Red Devils coach.

A young Maiden football team passed its first test of the season on Friday. Powered by quarterback...
Blake Roberts rushed for two touchdowns, and the Newton-Conover defense played stout as the Red...
Below is a look at week one football scores from Catawba County and surrounding areas: Catawba...

 

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