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‘95 Blast Blue girls ready despite long break

June 7, 2012

After a long break off from winning the state Kepner Cup last fall, the Catawba Valley Youth Soccer Association (CVYSA) ‘95 Blast Blue girls soccer team is ready to compete at the Region III President Cup tournament today in Greensboro.

Blast Blue boys carry momentum from Kepner Cup

June 7, 2012

Coming off a 3-1 victory against Twins Silver at the state Kepner Cup two weeks ago, the ‘96 Blast Blue boys soccer team heads into today’s Region III Presidents Cup tournament carrying momentum.

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.

Crawdads take finale against RiverDogs, 7-3

June 7, 2012

Behind 14 hits, the Hickory Crawdads topped the Charleston RiverDogs in their series finale Thursday in South Carolina.

Hickory (32-27) scored two runs in the first inning and three runs in the fourth inning to pull out to the 5-0 lead and remain ahead the entire ball game.

Five Crawdads drove in one run each, including catcher Kellin Deglan, who hit a solo home run.

READER POLL: How much does the hike hurt?

June 7, 2012

Newton City Council has not yet adopted its budget due to disagreement on a proposed electric rate hike of about 6 percent for the 2012-13 fiscal year.

Such a hike would increase the average Newton customer’s monthly bill by $7.43, or $89.16 a year. The average Newton power customer’s bill would climb to $123.46 per month.

Friday, June 8, 2012

June 7, 2012

Willie “Muh” Brooks Ray, 85, of Lincolnton, departed this life Monday, June 4, 2012, at the Cardinal Health Care and Rehabilitation Center of Lincolnton. E.F. Drum Funeral Home is serving the Ray family.

Body found in burned car

June 7, 2012

Catawba County authorities launched a homicide investigation after discovering a dead body inside a burning car Thursday in rural Sherrills Ford.

Sheriff Coy Reid said investigators are searching for leads in a situation where he thinks foul play was involved.

Authorities chase suspect from Claremont to Hickory

June 7, 2012

Authorities say they chased a man from Claremont to Hickory on Thursday morning after he threatened his girlfriend, said he had a gun and stole her motorcycle.

Wilbern Carlos Springs, 36, of Deal Road in Claremont, faces child support non-compliance and non-support of child charges after he was arrested Thursday in Hickory.

Cops probe package at church

June 7, 2012

Authorities are investigating a suspicious envelope delivered to a Maiden church where a pastor made controversial anti-gay comments last month.

Providence Road Baptist Church received an envelope filled with an unidentified white substance, said Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid.

Trio of hitters leading Hickory batting order

June 7, 2012

First-year players Matt Ward and Colton Chapman, as well as three-year veteran Cole McGraw, make up the heart of the Hickory Post 48 batting order.

Despite coming from different schools and backgrounds, the three players have developed a special bond that is translating into results on the field.

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Following a week-long journey in Spartanburg, S.C., Josh Ramseur and Tyrell Fleming returned to...
Below is a look at Monday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Girls basketball...

 

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