Archive - Jul 5, 2012
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. â€” Bruton Smith has an idea how to create more excitement in NASCAR.
NASCAR President Mike Helton didn't sound very interested in the billionaire track promoter's suggestion to throw bogus cautions to bunch up the field. Smith argued last weekend at Kentucky that long green-flag runs are damaging NASCAR and floated his theory on creating mandatory cautions.
Verdell C. Martin, 87, entered into the glorious presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 5, 2012 at her home. The Martin family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 940 29th Ave. NE, Hickory, NC (828.267.5740).
A new program recently created by the Newton Recreation Department is allowing seniors throughout Catawba County a chance to not only relax, but become energized and rejuvenated.
“Tai Chi for Seniors” takes place ever Friday afternoon from 1-2 p.m. at the lower level of Newton Recreation Center for a suggested donation of $3 per class.
Five hours after Billy Lee Tolbert disappeared from the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds, police found him safe at home in the Hudson area.
"He had made his way to Hickory White Furniture near Lenoir-Rhyne University," said Newton Police Chief Don Brown.
Hickory Post 48 picked up an 11-4 road victory over Kings Mountain Post 155 on Wednesday, moving within one game of advancing to the second round of the Area IV playoffs.
Hickory (17-4) was led in victory by pitcher Ben Watson, who tossed a complete game and allowed eight hits, four runs (all earned), 10 walks and struck out 10 Kings Mountain batters.
The Hickory Crawdads returned home in style on Wednesday before 5,468 fans â€” the most people to attend a single 'Dads game at L.P. Frans Stadium in the past five years.
Left-handed starting pitcher Will Lamb and right-handed reliever Nick McBride combined to toss a one-hitter, helping the Crawdads to a 3-1 Independence Day victory over the Delmarva Shorebirds.