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Hornets prepare to kick of 33rd season Saturday

July 11, 2012

Back for a 33rd consecutive season, the Catawba County Hornets semi-pro football team kicks off its season on Saturday.

The Hornets, who finished 8-9 overall and 6-5 in the Central Carolinas Football League in 2011, face the Winston-Salem Red Wolves at Westside/Jaycee Park at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Hickory Post 48's season ended on walkoff double

July 11, 2012

With one swing of the bat late in Wednesday's game, Hickory Post 48's season and opportunity to make it back to the Area IV championship series ended.

Gaston's Justin Williams doubled with one out in the bottom of the ninth to pull out the 11-10 walkoff victory over Hickory Post 48.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

July 11, 2012

Gary Dean Brannon, 63, of Maiden, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Sherrills Ford.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658 or St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 6175 St. Peter’s Church Road, Conover, NC 28613.

Newton without planning director

July 11, 2012

Four months after Newton hiring someone to lead the planning department, the city is without a planning director.

Child hit on motorcycle

July 11, 2012

A 12-year-old Vale girl was seriously injured when she rode her dirt bike into the road and was hit by an oncoming truck.

N.C. Trooper R.G Griffin said Christopher Wayne Randall, 42, of Cherryville was driving his 1999 GMC pick-up truck along Reepsville Road when the girl darted into his path.

Newton enters sweepstakes fray

July 11, 2012

Owners of Newton's Internet sweepstakes businesses have about 60 days to file applications and pay new fees in order to keep their doors open.

Newton City Council set a new fee schedule that requires the Internet gaming operations to pay $2,500 per business, as well as $1,000 per computer terminal within the business. Those are levied annually.

Williams ready to take over Blue Devils baseball team

July 11, 2012

Maiden High School Principal Dwayne Finger has announced the hiring of David Williams as the school's next baseball coach.

Williams spent last season as a head JV and an assistant coach under Caine Houser, who stepped down from his head coaching post to take the school's athletic director job last week.

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