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Archive - May 2012

May 21st

County leads state in recycling

May 21, 2012

Catawba County is the North Carolina's top recycler, state officials announced Monday.

Records show Catawba County recycled more than 56,000 tons of materials in the last fiscal year, which is about 15,000 tons more than any other county in the state.  

Hickory man leaves prison, awaits innocence hearing

May 21, 2012

A North Carolina man whose innocence claim on a rape conviction will be heard later this year was released from prison Monday on parole after serving almost 24 years of his life sentence.

Willie Grimes, 65, was released from the Gaston Correctional Center, where he was held on his conviction of raping a 69-year-old Hickory woman in 1987.

Motorcyclist dies in head-on crash

May 21, 2012

A motorcyclist died Sunday after hitting a car on Mount Pleasant Road west of Terrell.

N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper R.G. Griffin said the motorcyclist struck a Volkswagen Passat head-on.

"All indications were (the motorcyclist) was moving pretty fast," Griffin said.

The driver of the Passat was transported to Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.

Sherrills Ford man sentenced for DWI death

May 21, 2012

A Sherrills Ford man will spend 8-10 years in prison for a 2011 drunk-driving crash that killed a Denver woman.

Brian Todd Hieb, 44, pleaded guilty Monday morning to second-degree murder and driving while impaired (DWI) charges in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court.

Authorities with the N.C. Highway Patrol say Hieb was drunk when his pickup crashed into another vehicle Feb. 8, 2011.

This week's criminal convictions

May 21, 2012

The following citizens were convicted of felony offenses and sentenced during the past week in criminal superior court.

* Jeffrey Scott Causby, 26, of Hickory, was convicted of felony possession of firearm by a felon and was sentenced to 9-11 months in the Division of Adult Correction.

O-N-E sports schedule for the week

May 21, 2012

Monday, May 21
Kannapolis Intimidators at Hickory Crawdads (DH), 4 p.m.

Tuesday, May 22
St. Stephens soccer at Charlotte Catholic, 6 p.m.
Franklin at Fred T. Foard softball, 6 p.m.

Kannapolis Intimidators at Hickory Crawdads (DH), 4 p.m.

Wednesday, May 23
No games scheduled

Thursday, May 24

May 19th

Indians shut out Red Tornadoes to advance

May 19, 2012

The St. Stephens soccer team is one of the final four squads in the 3A soccer playoffs after shutting out conference rival Hickory at home on Saturday, 3-0.

The Lady Indians (22-1-2) made three goals in the second half, including netters by Macy Franklin, Lauren Brooks and Kalyn Meosky.

May 18th

Pair of two-run homers pace Tigers in win

May 18, 2012

Falling behind in a game is something the Fred T. Foard softball team never likes to do.

The Tigers powered out a pair of two-run homers, lifting them to a 5-0 win against Erwin in the District round of the 3A softball playoffs on Friday.

Tourists take 6-2 win Friday against Crawdads

May 18, 2012

The Hickory Crawdads fell in their series opener against the Asheville Tourists, dropping a 6-2 contest.

The Tourists (24-15) were led by designated hitter Samuel Mende, who had two RBIs and a home run in the

Jose Rivera also drove in a pair of RBIs on a 2-for-4 hitting performance.

Rougned Odor and Hanser Alberto led the Crawdads (19-18) with one RBI each in the game.

Busch wins pole for NASCAR All-Star Race

May 18, 2012

CHARLOTTE — Kyle Busch has been a force on the NASCAR circuit for years, but of is 24 Sprint Cup victories, none have come at his favorite track — Charlotte Motor Speedway.

He has nine top-10 finishes in 16 starts. Victory lane, though, has proven to be elusive.

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