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Archive - Jul 25, 2012

Selen goes yard twice, ‘Dads ground Shorebirds

July 25, 2012

A day after right fielder Jordan Akins homered twice, Hickory’s Alejandro Selen matched his teammate’s impressive feat.

The 5-foot-10 second baseman connected on a pair of leadoff home runs, helping guide Hickory to a 6-3 day game matinee victory over the visiting Delmarva Shorebirds on Wednesday.

Ex-Panther Otah fails physical, trade to Jets on hold

July 25, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — Newly acquired Jets offensive tackle Jeff Otah has failed his physical and been placed on the active-physically unable to perform list, meaning New York's trade with Carolina is on hold.

Charlotte 49ers select white helmet for new team

July 25, 2012

CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte 49ers have unveiled a crisp white helmet speckled with green as the official headgear of their new football program.

Charlotte coach Brad Lambert says the program put a lot of effort into highlighting the school's brand and adds that the 49ers logo "really pops off this helmet." The logo is on both sides of the helmet.

Tagliani to run Nationwide race in Montreal

July 25, 2012

CHARLOTTE — IndyCar Series driver Alex Tagliani has added a NASCAR race to his schedule — the Nationwide Series race at Montreal.

Tagliani will drive the No. 30 Chevrolet for Turner Motorsports. The Canadian driver is a fan favorite at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, and finished second in last year's race.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

July 25, 2012

Willie Earl Bolick, 88, of Hickory died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at Palliative Care Center & Hospice of Catawba County after a brief illness.  Bass-Smith Funeral Home & Crematory in Hickory is serving the family of Willie Earl Bolick.

Drafting new support

July 25, 2012

As Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministries continues to provide more than 74,000 crisis relief services to about 25,000 families countywide, the agency has drafted a new way to welcome community support.

Gildan cuts 86 jobs in Newton

July 25, 2012

Fifteen months after Gildan Activewear Inc. bought GoldToeMoretz, the company is eliminating 86 jobs in Newton.

Workers at Gildan's Newton sock manufacturing facility learned last week that the company plans to close the production plant in 60 days, said Genevieve Gosselin, director of corporate communications for Gildan.

Hickory hoops coach charged with rapes over three years

July 25, 2012

A Hickory High School P.E. teacher and boys basketball coach has been charged with having sex with a student in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Shawnacie Antoine Johnson, 39, of Conover, was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with four felony counts of statutory rape of a 13-, 14-, or 15-year-old. He was also charged with the felony crime of having sex with a student.

Babies on parade

July 25, 2012

“Thank You, Veterans,” the theme of the 123rd annual Soldiers Reunion patriotic festival, will be carried out by the youngest generation of Catawbans when toddlers and tykes are spotlighted in their own parade on Courthouse Square in Newton on Wednesday, Aug. 15.

Game day gate fees going up

July 25, 2012

Middle school football fans beware, the game day prices are going up.
 

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