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Archive - Jul 2012

July 3rd

Beloved N.C. actor Andy Griffith dead at 86

July 3, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Andy Griffith, who made homespun Southern wisdom his trademark as the wise sheriff in "The Andy Griffith Show" and the rumpled defense lawyer in "Matlock," died Tuesday. He was 86.

Griffith died about 7 a.m. at his coastal home, Dare County Sheriff Doug Doughtie said in a statement.

July 2nd

Hickory Post 48 healthy, ready to make a title run

July 2, 2012

As the American Legion Area IV baseball playoffs start on Tuesday, the expectations for Hickory Post 48 remain the same — to win a championship.

For a complete preview of the Area IV playoffs, pick up the Holiday edition (July 3-4) of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

'Dads pick up series win over 'Hoppers, 7-6

July 2, 2012

Powered by a four-run fifth inning, the Hickory Crawdads picked up a series-clinching road victory over the Greensboro Grasshoppers on Monday, 7-6.

The Crawdads improve to 9-3 in the second half and 45-36 overall. Greensboro falls to 5-7 in the second half and 51-31 overall.

Charlotte's Lambert adds 4 coaches, staff complete

July 2, 2012

CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte 49ers head football coach Brad Lambert has filled out his 10-person staff by hiring four additional assistant coaches.

Damien Gary will coach the running backs, Drew Dayton the inside linebackers, Johnson Richardson the tight ends and John Russell will be the assistant secondary coach.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

July 2, 2012

Thelma Louise Baker Sigmon, 91, died July 1, 2012, surrounded by the family she loved.  The Sigmon family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Conover.

American pastime

July 2, 2012

Hot dogs. Popcorn. Pretzels and the crack of a ball against a bat on sun-soaked baseball diamond.

Few atmospheres are uniquely American like the nation’s baseball stadiums, and no holidays celebrate the nation like Independence Day.

Early voting limited to one site

July 2, 2012

Early voting in the primary run-off is underway, but citizens can only cast ballots at one location before the July 17 run-off election day.

Board of elections officials say that will also be the case when early voting arrives for November's general election.

Clerks busted for under-age tobacco sales

July 2, 2012

Clerks at two Catawba County convenience stores were among 243 statewide cited for selling tobacco products to minors.

During fiscal year 2011-2012, North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement agents conducted 1,870 unannounced tobacco compliance checks in 90 counties across the state and cited 243 store clerks for selling tobacco or tobacco products to a minor.

July 1st

Area IV pairings released, Hickory faces Kings Mt.

July 1, 2012

The pairings for the American Legion baseball Area IV playoffs were officially released on Sunday at a meeting at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds.

For the first time ever, all 16 Area IV teams qualify for the postseason with teams from the East Division playing teams from the West Division.

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The honors continue to roll in for the Newton-Conover boys soccer program. Fresh off their 2-0 win...

 

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