Archive - Jun 2012
Scoring 11 runs in the first three innings, the Hickory Crawdads pulled out and stayed ahead of the Kannapolis Intimidators on Thursday for the 13-9 road victory.
Alejandro Selen led Hickory (6-2 in the second half, 42-35 overall) with four RBIs, including a two-run homer in the third inning.
Trever Adams, Jordan Akins and Nick Urbanus added two RBIs each for the Crawdads.
CHARLOTTE â€” Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is hoping to do for the Charlotte Bobcats what Cam Newton did for the Carolina Panthers.
That means giving them a face of the franchise and cultivating a winning culture.
"I hope so," said Kidd-Gilchrist. "I definitely hope I can do something like that, yeah. I'm a winner, so I don't see why not."
Owner Michael Jordan is banking on it.
Frances Louise Gilbert Hall Stapleton, age 72, of Conover passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 9:00-9:45 a.m. at Burke Mortuary in Newton prior to the graveside service.
A group of long-time Catawba County Schools educators who served and led together are now leaving together.
Catawba County Schools Superintendent Glenn Barger is leaving for the second time,and after a career as an educator and two terms on the school board, CCS Board Chair Joyce Spencer announced Tuesday she won't seek re-election.
With record temperatures expected during the weekend ahead, Catawba County's Emergency Management officials remind area residents to be mindful of dangers posed by the heat.
The heat is on in Catawba County, and for the first time in several years, temperatures in Newton, Conover and other communities in the area are expected to reach 100 degrees.
Shuford Abernethy is going home — sort of — and he’s being a good neighbor about it.
Abernethy, president of Abingdon Senior Housing Services, developed Abingdon Glen Village in Hickory, an active adult town home community.
While Abernethy and his wife were visiting in Boston several years ago, they visited Beacon Hill Village.
Newton-Conover held its first 7-on-7 drills of the year against Hibriten High School at the practice field's at NCHS on Wednesday.
To find out what happened at these drills, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
The Newton Recreation Department is currently holding sign-ups for several events for this August's Soldiers Reunion.
These events include the annual horseshoe tournament, 5K Run/Walk and the softball tournament.
Horseshoe Tournament schedule for Aug. 16
The 2012 Soldiers Reunion Horseshoe Tournament is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. at Westside/Jaycee Park.
CHARLOTTE â€” General manager Rich Cho says it will take "something enticing" for the Bobcats to trade away the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA draft.
Cho won't say exactly what that entails.
For now the Bobcats haven't received a tantalizing enough offer and still own the rights to the No. 2 pick, although that could certainly change before the start of Thursday night's NBA draft.