Archive - Jul 10, 2012
In his third and final year with Hickory Post 48, Cole McGraw is making the most of his last chance.
The left-handed veteran, who plays infield, outfield and serves as the team's closing pitcher, is having a standout postseason.
To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
The third playoff game between Hickory Post 48 and the Gaston Braves was postponed on Tuesday.
The game, which was scheduled to take place at South Point High School, was called due to rain.
The contest has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. today at South Point H.S.
Gaston leads the series, 2-0, winning the first two games of the series, 11-7 and 16-6.
CHARLOTTE â€” The Charlotte Bobcats have signed their first round draft pick.
The team announced that forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist of Kentucky signed a deal worth about $4 million for his first season, according to the union negotiated rookie pay scale. Kidd-Gilchrist averaged nearly 12 points and more than seven rebounds in his only season with the Wildcats.
Newton has levied new fees for Internet sweepstakes businesses that will require a $2,500 fee to be paid per business annually. In addition changes to the cityâ€™s fee schedule requires $1,000 be paid per computer terminal within the businesses.
No dissenting votes were cast in the Newton City Council decision that spawned divided discussion among elected leaders.
Ervin Preston Finger, 85, went to be with his Lord, Friday July 6, 2012 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations are assisting the Finger Family.
When it comes to vacant buildings, Catawba County has plenty of them.
The problem is, as economic development officials work to recruit new industries and jobs to the area, not all of them are suited for the demands of modern-day operations.
But which ones are ready to welcome a new business, and where are they?
Catawba County leaders gave a green light to efforts to secure loan funding that could help economic development leaders create new "inventory" for future industries.
Hickory Post 48 had lost four American Legion baseball games by a combined eight runs this season.
That all changed on Monday.
The Gaston Braves scored 16 runs on 16 hits on their way to taking a 2-0 series lead over Post 48 at Henkel-Alley Field at the American Legion Fairgrounds, 16-6.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. â€” AJ Allmendinger was silent Sunday, a day after NASCAR suspended him for failing a random drug test.
Penske Racing, which gave Allmendinger the biggest break of his career this season, is withholding judgment until NASCAR's system has been completed.
Where that leaves the 30-year-old driver remains to be seen.
CHARLOTTE â€” The Charlotte Bobcats NBA Summer League team will include four current players and two rookie draft choices, the team announced Monday night.