Archive - Jul 2012
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.
Margaret Cecelia Clark, age 71, of Newton passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at Brian Center in Hickory. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Clark family.
When Edith Pirkle moved from Lake Norman to Maiden, she said she felt like the town was missing something.
"The town didn't have a parade," she said. "I thought, 'What could I do?' So I started a a parade for the Fourth of July."
Twenty-nine defendants were convicted of felony offenses and sentenced during the week of Criminal Superior Court held June 25 – June 29, 2012 in Burke, Caldwell and Catawba County.
Catawba County defendants convicted include:
Close your eyes and picture it: small-town America.
Looking for something â€ścoolâ€ť to do locally this July 4th?
The Newton Parks & Recreation Department is planning an â€śIndependence Day Splash Bashâ€ť at the city of Newton Swimming Pool on Wednesday, 1-6 p.m.
For the price of pool admission, area residents can visit the pool for a refreshing swim, and join in games, contests, and activities for the entire family.
A bases-loaded walk by Cole McGraw in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted Hickory Post 48 to a 12-11 victory over Kings Mountain Post 155 on Tuesday at Henkel-Alley Field at the American Legion Fairgrounds.
With the win, Hickory (16-4) takes 1-0 series lead over Kings Mountain (3-12).
For the second-straight day, the Hickory Crawdads picked up a 7-6 road victory over the Greensboro Grasshoppers on Tuesday.
The Crawdads remain undefeated in the month of July, improving to 10-3 in the second half and 46-36 overall.
'Dads pitcher Jerad Eickhoff picked up his 10th in of the season â€” the first Crawdad to accomplish the feat this season.
CHARLOTTE â€” A person familiar with the situation says the Charlotte Bobcats have interviewed former UNLV star and current Running Rebels assistant coach Stacey Augmon for a spot on Mike Dunlap's coaching staff.