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July 26th

Hornets try to oust rival Warriors this Saturday

July 26, 2012

The rivalry between the Catawba County Hornets and Iredell County Warriors adds a page to its storied book Saturday when the two teams meet at Westside/Jaycee Park in Central Carolinas Football League action.

The Hornets (1-0), who are coming off a 28-12 win against the Stanly County Panthers last Saturday, try to change the Warriors' domination in the series between the two teams.

WR Smith pledges $100,000 to Colo. shooting victims

July 26, 2012

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith signed a 3-year, $18 million extension in April.

Now, he is putting that money to great use.

Smith pledged that he will make a $100,000 donation to the survivors of the shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo.

Smith released a statement Thursday regarding the generous donation.

Patrick considering return to Indy 500 next season

July 26, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS — Danica Patrick is back at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Could a return to the Indy 500 be next?

Friday, July 27, 2012

July 26, 2012

Mary Annetta Hewitt, 90, of Newton, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Lutheran Home-West, after a period of declining health.  The Hewitt family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.

Wreck closes U.S. 70

July 26, 2012

U.S. 70 was closed about half an hour after a two-car wreck in Conover about 1 p.m.

DA: DWI prosecution a "top priority"

July 26, 2012

District 25 Attorney James C. Gaither Jr. said his office is "highly efficient" when it comes to prosecuting intoxicated drivers.

"The prosecution of drunk drivers remains a top priority for the district attorney's office.

July 25th

Selen goes yard twice, ‘Dads ground Shorebirds

July 25, 2012

A day after right fielder Jordan Akins homered twice, Hickory’s Alejandro Selen matched his teammate’s impressive feat.

The 5-foot-10 second baseman connected on a pair of leadoff home runs, helping guide Hickory to a 6-3 day game matinee victory over the visiting Delmarva Shorebirds on Wednesday.

Ex-Panther Otah fails physical, trade to Jets on hold

July 25, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — Newly acquired Jets offensive tackle Jeff Otah has failed his physical and been placed on the active-physically unable to perform list, meaning New York's trade with Carolina is on hold.

Charlotte 49ers select white helmet for new team

July 25, 2012

CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte 49ers have unveiled a crisp white helmet speckled with green as the official headgear of their new football program.

Charlotte coach Brad Lambert says the program put a lot of effort into highlighting the school's brand and adds that the 49ers logo "really pops off this helmet." The logo is on both sides of the helmet.

Tagliani to run Nationwide race in Montreal

July 25, 2012

CHARLOTTE — IndyCar Series driver Alex Tagliani has added a NASCAR race to his schedule — the Nationwide Series race at Montreal.

Tagliani will drive the No. 30 Chevrolet for Turner Motorsports. The Canadian driver is a fan favorite at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, and finished second in last year's race.

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