Archive - Jul 31, 2012
Growing up in Upata, Bolivar, Venezuela, Luis Sardinas grew up with the love of baseball.
Now, the 19-year-old shortstop for the Hickory Crawdads is pursuing the "American dream," as well as the dream to play in the major leagues one day.
CORTLAND, N.Y. â€” Jeff Otah is heading back to the Carolina Panthers.
The veteran offensive tackle failed his physical again with the Jets on Tuesday, meaning New York's trade with Carolina was rescinded. Otah was acquired by the Jets last Monday, but failed his first physical and was placed on the active-physically unable to perform list. He had seven days â€” until Tuesday â€” to pass it.
Former Hickory Crawdads third baseman Christian Villanueva has been traded to the Chicago Cubs as part of a deal that sends big league pitcher Ryan Dempster to the Texas Rangers.
Villanueva, a 21-year-old from Guadalajara, Mexico native, played in 126 games last year for Hickory, batting .278 with 130 hits, 30 doubles, three triples and 17 home runs.
John Shayle Edwards, 75, of Claremont, a Servant of the Lord Jesus Christ, loving husband, father, father-in-law and grandfather, died at home Monday, July 30, 2012 after a long period of declining health. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Edwards family.
Catawba Valley Community College earned an A+ on its annual report card from the N.C. Community College System.
In less than a year, almost 34 miles of Catawba County roads will be resurfaced.
A Catawba County native and World War II pilot, who came home to become chief pilot and a top executive with North Carolina’s Piedmont Airlines, is going to be honored on his home turf.