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Archive - Jun 22, 2012

Hickory RHP Klein builds on his All-Star berth

June 22, 2012

At 6 feet 7 inches tall, it’s hard not to take notice of Crawdads pitcher Phil Klein, but it’s what he is doing on the field that is really turning heads.

To read more of this story, pick up the weekend edition (Saturday through Monday) of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

Hanvey's hit lifts Hickory past Moundsville again

June 22, 2012

With the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning, Davis Hanvey singled to give Post 48 its second non-divisional win in four days over visiting Moundsville (W.Va.) at Henkel-Alley Field, 8-7.

Hickory rallied in the bottom of the seventh down 7-5 to win the game and improve to 13-2 overall on the season.

Cole McGraw picked up the win in relief.

McMurray and Montoya like direction of team

June 22, 2012

SONOMA, Calif. — It's been a continuous search for consistency at Chip Ganassi Racing, where the NASCAR program has never matched the performance levels of its dominant IndyCar entries.

But there's no bitterness from Juan Pablo Montoya or Jamie McMurray, who have watched from afar as IndyCar counterparts Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon race for wins and championships every year.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

June 22, 2012

Leonard “Cooter” Wayne Little, 69, of Conover, passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2012, at his residence. The Little family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation in Conover.

A case for biofuel

June 22, 2012

Catawba County's biodiesel research facility officially opened almost a year ago, but one county leader is opposed to spending any more tax dollars on the facility.

History museum goes to the dogs

June 22, 2012

This year’s annual meeting of the Catawba County Historical Association is “Going to the Dogs.”

Jobless rate up slightly

June 22, 2012

The jobless rate is up not just for Catawba County, but the entire Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton region.

While the unemployment rates are up and still above 10 percent, information released by the state's department of commerce revealed the jobless rates are still well below those issued for the same time last year.

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