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Foard CF Bolick tries to repeat mom's feat

June 1, 2012

A mother and daughter share a special relationship, but for the Bolicks, it goes much deeper.

Fred T. Foard junior center fielder Addie Bolick tries to do something her mother, Olivia, did for the Lady Tigers in 1991 — win a state title in softball.

Foard (25-4) faces C.B. Aycock (29-2) starting Saturday for a chance to win the its fourth 3A state softball championship in school history.

Crawdads' win streak up to five with 9-6 victory

June 1, 2012

Behind four home runs and 10 hits, the Hickory Crawdads won their fifth-straight South Atlantic League contest, knocking off the West Virginia Power on Friday, 9-6.

Two of the Hickory's four bombs came in the fifth inning, including a two-run homer by Jeremy Williams and a solo shot by Zach Cone.

Tar Heels top Cornell 7-4 in NCAA tournament

June 1, 2012

CHAPEL HILL — Colin Moran had four hits to help North Carolina beat Cornell 7-4 on Friday in the Chapel Hill Regional of the NCAA tournament.

Jacob Stallings and Adam Griffin each drove in two runs for the top-seeded Tar Heels (45-14), the No. 6 national seed. Moran's big day came a week after going just 2 for 14 in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

Church garden a growing memorial

June 1, 2012

Nearly every plant at First Methodist Church’s Memorial Garden in Newton has a story behind it.

Gail and Norris McRee have planted most of those memories.

The McRees, who have been married for 52 years, are largely responsible for starting the church’s memorial garden and celebration area, which is located just off Main Avenue in Newton.

This week's felony convictions

June 1, 2012

The following citizens were convicted of felony crimes this week in Superior Court in Catawba County.

* Joshua Alan Buchanan, 28, of Hickory, was convicted of felony trafficking of opium or heroin, five counts of felony breaking or entering, felony possession of stolen goods and habitual felon status. He was sentenced to 208-268 months in the Division of Adult Correction.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

June 1, 2012

Maynard Perry Wright Jr., 85, of Claremont, died Friday, June 1, 2012, at Catawba Valley Medical Center. The Wright family entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation in Conover.

School board election filing begins Monday

June 1, 2012

Filing begins Monday for three seats on the Catawba County Schools Board of Education.

Seats up for election include those currently held by board Chairwoman Joyce Spencer and board members Stephen Hilton and Marilyn McRee.

Spencer and Hilton are completing their second terms on the board, while McRee is closing out her first term.

Conover budget hearing Monday

June 1, 2012

Conover citizens get one final chance to voice their opinions on the city's proposed budget for the coming year.

The city invites citizens to speak Monday night at a public forum that preludes Conover City Council's vote on approval of a 2012-13 fiscal year budget.

Newton's proposed electric rate hike reduced

June 1, 2012

Tweaks to Newton's proposed $38 million budget trimmed an electric rate hike slightly, reduced a pay raise for city workers and modified those workers' health insurance benefits.

All total, elected officials' changes to Newton City Manager Todd Clark's proposed budget cut the Fiscal Year 2012-13 spending plan by $306,400 to about $38.5 million.

Tigers 3A title series postponed until Saturday

June 1, 2012

The 3A softball state title series between Fred T. Foard (25-4) and C.B. Aycock (29-2) that was slated to start on Friday has been postponed.

The first game, originally slated for Friday at 8 p.m. on Field 5 of the Walnut Creek Softball Complex, was cancelled due to storms and heavy rain in the Raleigh area.

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