Archive - Jun 7, 2012
After a long break off from winning the state Kepner Cup last fall, the Catawba Valley Youth Soccer Association (CVYSA) â€˜95 Blast Blue girls soccer team is ready to compete at the Region III President Cup tournament today in Greensboro.
Coming off a 3-1 victory against Twins Silver at the state Kepner Cup two weeks ago, the â€˜96 Blast Blue boys soccer team heads into todayâ€™s Region III Presidents Cup tournament carrying momentum.
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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.
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 customerâ€™s monthly bill by $7.43, or $89.16 a year. The average Newton power customerâ€™s bill would climb to $123.46 per month.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Hickory Post 48 continued its early season surge with a sweep of Asheville Post 70 on Wednesday.
Post 48 improves to 7-0 overall and 6-0 in Area IV West Division.
In the first game, seven runs on 11 hits lifted Post 48 to a 7-0 shutout.
Pitcher Jordan Fulbright tossed a complete game shutout, striking out four Post 70 batters and allowing one walk.