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Crawdads open second half of season with 6-3 win

June 21, 2012

The Hickory Crawdads opened the second half of their season Thursday with a 6-3 victory against the Greensboro Grasshoppers at L.P. Frans Stadium

To read more of this story, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

Hickory cancels two games with Caldwell County

June 21, 2012

Hickory Post 48 has cancelled two its final seven games on the schedule with Caldwell County Post 29.

Hickory, 12-2 overall, 9-1 in the Area IV Western Division, was scheduled to take on Caldwell County twice — June 23 at Henkel-Alley Field in Hickory and June 27 at M.S. Deal Stadium in Caldwell County.

Sandusky's son Matt says his father abused him

June 21, 2012

BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Lawyers for one of Jerry Sandusky's adopted sons said the man has told authorities the former Penn State assistant football coach abused him.

The lawyers issued a statement Thursday naming Matt Sandusky, one of Jerry Sandusky's six adopted children, and saying that the 33-year-old had been prepared to testify on behalf of prosecutors at his father's sex abuse trial.

Exploring the Universe's Big Picture

June 21, 2012

Simply owning a big telescope doesn’t make someone an astronomer or even an observer. This bit of sage advice is from Jeff Whisenant, a member of Catawba Valley Astronomy Club and a contributing columnist for Outlook.

Creamed corn

June 21, 2012

N.C. 10 was closed for several hours Thursday morning when a tractor-trailer truck overturned and spilled about 20 tons of corn along the roadway west of Catawba's town limits.

Murder suspects captured

June 21, 2012

Two men face murder charges after a Wednesday night shooting that left one man dead and another seriously injured in the Vale area.

Post 48's Robert Whaley grows as a pitcher, leader

June 21, 2012

Robert Whaley had big shoes to fill in the Post 48 pitching rotation entering this summer, but he is exceeding expectations.

After Hickory lost starters Jeremy Null and Tyler Poole — both Div. I pitchers and MLB draftees — Whaley said he knew he would have to step up.

Hickory ousts Henderson Co. on diamond, 9-1

June 21, 2012

Hickory Post 48 picked up another win in Area IV Western Division play, knocking off Henderson County at Henkel-Alley Field on Wednesday, 9-1.

With the victory, Hickory improves to 12-2 overall and 9-1 in the Area IV Western Division.

Henderson County falls to 6-12 overall and 1-8 in Western Division play.

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