Archive - Jun 2012
Behind four home runs and 10 hits, the Hickory Crawdads won their fifth-straight South Atlantic League contest, knocking off the West Virginia Power on Friday, 9-6.
Two of the Hickory's four bombs came in the fifth inning, including a two-run homer by Jeremy Williams and a solo shot by Zach Cone.
CHAPEL HILL â€” Colin Moran had four hits to help North Carolina beat Cornell 7-4 on Friday in the Chapel Hill Regional of the NCAA tournament.
Jacob Stallings and Adam Griffin each drove in two runs for the top-seeded Tar Heels (45-14), the No. 6 national seed. Moran's big day came a week after going just 2 for 14 in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Nearly every plant at First Methodist Church’s Memorial Garden in Newton has a story behind it.
Gail and Norris McRee have planted most of those memories.
The McRees, who have been married for 52 years, are largely responsible for starting the church’s memorial garden and celebration area, which is located just off Main Avenue in Newton.
The following citizens were convicted of felony crimes this week in Superior Court in Catawba County.
* Joshua Alan Buchanan, 28, of Hickory, was convicted of felony trafficking of opium or heroin, five counts of felony breaking or entering, felony possession of stolen goods and habitual felon status. He was sentenced to 208-268 months in the Division of Adult Correction.
Maynard Perry Wright Jr., 85, of Claremont, died Friday, June 1, 2012, at Catawba Valley Medical Center. The Wright family entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation in Conover.
Filing begins Monday for three seats on the Catawba County Schools Board of Education.
Seats up for election include those currently held by board Chairwoman Joyce Spencer and board members Stephen Hilton and Marilyn McRee.
Spencer and Hilton are completing their second terms on the board, while McRee is closing out her first term.
Conover citizens get one final chance to voice their opinions on the city's proposed budget for the coming year.
The city invites citizens to speak Monday night at a public forum that preludes Conover City Council's vote on approval of a 2012-13 fiscal year budget.
Tweaks to Newton's proposed $38 million budget trimmed an electric rate hike slightly, reduced a pay raise for city workers and modified those workers' health insurance benefits.
All total, elected officials' changes to Newton City Manager Todd Clark's proposed budget cut the Fiscal Year 2012-13 spending plan by $306,400 to about $38.5 million.
The 3A softball state title series between Fred T. Foard (25-4) and C.B. Aycock (29-2) that was slated to start on Friday has been postponed.
The first game, originally slated for Friday at 8 p.m. on Field 5 of the Walnut Creek Softball Complex, was cancelled due to storms and heavy rain in the Raleigh area.
Authorities arrested a Sherrills Ford man Thursday on charges related to a rash of October 2011 vehicle and building break-ins in the Denver area.