Archive - Jun 2012
The following defendants were convicted of felony offenses and sentenced this week in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court.
* Samuel John Hull, 18, of Claremont, was convicted of five counts of felony breaking or entering and four counts of felony larceny and was sentenced to 5-6 months in the Division of Adult Correction.
A tractor-trailer driver died in a Thursday rear-end collision with another tractor-trailer on Interstate 40 near Claremont, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol.
Highway patrol officials say traffic was backed up in a construction zone on I-40 East when a tractor-trailer failed to slow down and hit another tractor-trailer.
After a knee injury sidelined Post 48 starting center fielder Phillip Carroll, Kyâ€™Rawn Whitfield stepped in to take his place.
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.
The Hickory Crawdads' bats exploded early and often, helping lift them to a 7-1 victory against the Lakewood Blueclaws on Thursday in New Jersey.
Hickory (36-30) scored five runs in the third inning to pull ahead, and added one run each in the fourth and ninth innings to pull away for the victory.
A group of four Catawba County men were indicted this week on charges related to a counterfeit money operation.
Read more about their charges in the Friday edition of The O-N-E.
Also inside Fridayâ€™s edition
Newtonâ€™s city pool opened this week for the summer.
Controversy among city leaders and citizens has swirled the past several years as Newton decided to spend money to open a pool that didnâ€™t bring in an impressive number of swimmers.
Will you use the pool this summer?
Vote now in the latest reader poll at observernewsonline.com.
CHAPEL HILL â€” Three months after the NCAA hit North Carolina's football program with sanctions, the school is still cleaning up the lingering mess that has become more than just an athletics issue.
Four men were indicted this week on charges connected to a local counterfeiting operation that victimized local businesses earlier this year.
Birthday celebrations came early for area folk artist Arie Reinhardt Taylor, who turned 91 years old June 13.
Crews will celebrate the completion of a home refitting project this weekend for a local Vietnam veteran in need.
Purple Heart Homes Inc. will have a “Mission Complete” ceremony at the newly re-fitted home of Kevin Smith, a Newton resident and Navy veteran disabled in service.