Archive - Jun 2012
Hickory Post 48 brought its best to the plate against an undefeated Caldwell County squad on Tuesday.
Robert Whaley allowed five hits, no runs and struck out 11 batters on the mound, and Colton Chapman nearly hit for the cycle, allowing Post 48 to remain undefeated with a 9-0 victory against Post 29 at Henkel-Alley Field.
The Hickory Crawdads' win streak came to an end on Tuesday.
The Charleston RiverDogs pounded out 10 runs on 10 hits, including home runs by Reymond Nunez and Mason Williams, on their way to a 10-3 victory over the Hickory Crawdads in South Carolina.
Dante Bichette, Jr. led Charleston (35-22) with a 3-for-5 hitting performancing, including two RBIs.
CHARLOTTE â€” David Reutimann will replace suspended driver Kurt Busch at Pocono Raceway, but Busch's future with Phoenix Racing appears murky, at best.
With a 3-2 vote, Newton City Council failed to pass a $38.5 million budget that includes a 6.2 percent power rate increase, as well as a $3 monthly hike in garbage fees.
Conover leaders adopted the city's 2012-13 fiscal year budget Monday night â€” after about 15 minutes of confusion at City Hall.
The city's $13.3 million total budget includes a 3 percent water rate increase that adds about $3 to the average family's annual bill.
Bandys has its next leader of the boys basketball program.
Scott Stilwell was approved by the Catawba County Schools Board of Education to be a social studies teacher at Bandys High School.
Stilwell also jointly accepted an offer from BHS Principal Todd Black to be the next Trojans boys basketball coach.
The Hickory Crawdads fell below the .500 mark on May 27. Since then, they've been flawless.
The 'Dads (31-25) continued their winning streak, notching their eighth-straight victory with a 14-5 tally against Kannapolis at home on Monday.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. â€” Drew Harrison's first career start as a pitcher came in the biggest game of Oklahoma's season.
The former first baseman made it look easy, allowing just two runs in six innings and getting three RBIs from Jack Mayfield on Monday night as Oklahoma beat Appalachian State 5-2 to win the Charlottesville Regional.
Fire officials say a candle caused a fire that damaged a mobile home Monday morning in Hickory.
At 8:12 a.m., Hickory and St. Stephens firefighters responded to Paradise Valley Mobile Home Park off 27th Street NE.
Catawba County EMS also responded to the scene, and firefighters contained the blaze within 20 minutes.
Catawba County commissioners unanimously approved a $226.4 million budget on Monday that includes significant funding for local schools and money for additional projects approved last week.
The 2012-13 fiscal year budget, which eliminates six county positions yet adds another seven jobs, maintains the countyâ€™s current property tax rate of 53 cents per $100 of valuation.