Archive - Jul 2012
Newton leaders will explore a bumpy road when they meet for the city council's regular monthly meeting Tuesday night.
Specifcially, they are planning focus on East 26th Street, which Council member Tom Rowe has called the "one of the worst roads in Newton."
Firefighters spent nearly 40 minutes trying to contain a fire that destroyed a Newton-area home Friday night.
Tiffany Lynn Gomez, 27, was driving a Kia Sedona Van on McLin Creek Road when she applied the brakes and the vehicle wouldn’t slow down, according to Newton Police reports.
A cookout on Lake Hickory turned tragic Saturday when a five-year-old boy drowned at Dixie Boat Club.
Cody Ray Johnson, 5, was found at the bottom of Lake Hickory after he apparently wandered away from a cookout his mother and siblings attended Saturday evening, said Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid.
The Gaston Braves scored eight unanswered runs on their way to an 11-7 game one victory over Hickory Post 48 at South Point High School on Sunday.
Hickory (18-5) took an early 3-0 first-inning lead in the ball game behind an RBI single from Cole McGraw and two-RBI double from Jordan Eckard.
Catawba native Justin Harper caught a team-high four passes for 34 yards, helping the Saskatchewan Roughriders remain undefeated on the season with a 17-1 victory over the Edmonton Eskimos.
With his offensive totals on Sunday, Harper's season receiving stats are six catches for 66 yards.
CHARLOTTE â€” Kevin Harvick became a father on Sunday, a day after his wife flew home unexpectedly from Daytona International Speedway.
Keelan Paul Harvick was born Sunday in North Carolina. He is the first child for Kevin and DeLana Harvick.
Primarily a first baseman, the Hickory Crawdads' Trever Adams can play just about anywhere his team needs him.
After a slow start to his first season in Hickory, Adams has powered back to have a fantastic start to the second half of his South Atlantic League campaign.
The Hickory Crawdads took a 2-1 series advantage over the Delmarva Shorebirds on Friday with a 5-2 victory at L.P. Frans Stadium.
The 'Dads (12-4, 48-37) were led by a four-run second inning that included a two-RBI single from Nick Urbanus, an RBI-single by Rougned Odor and a ground out by Jordan Akins that also plated a run.
BOONE â€” Appalachian State has hired Oklahoma State assistant Billy Jones as its new baseball coach.
The school on Friday chose Jones to replace Chris Pollard after he left last month to take over at Duke.
Jones spent the past eight seasons on the Cowboys' staff. Before that, he was an assistant at North Carolina State from 2002-04, and he also has coached at Oregon State and Arizona State.