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July 25th

Thursday, July 26, 2012

July 25, 2012

Willie Earl Bolick, 88, of Hickory died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at Palliative Care Center & Hospice of Catawba County after a brief illness.  Bass-Smith Funeral Home & Crematory in Hickory is serving the family of Willie Earl Bolick.

Drafting new support

July 25, 2012

As Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministries continues to provide more than 74,000 crisis relief services to about 25,000 families countywide, the agency has drafted a new way to welcome community support.

Gildan cuts 86 jobs in Newton

July 25, 2012

Fifteen months after Gildan Activewear Inc. bought GoldToeMoretz, the company is eliminating 86 jobs in Newton.

Workers at Gildan's Newton sock manufacturing facility learned last week that the company plans to close the production plant in 60 days, said Genevieve Gosselin, director of corporate communications for Gildan.

Hickory hoops coach charged with rapes over three years

July 25, 2012

A Hickory High School P.E. teacher and boys basketball coach has been charged with having sex with a student in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Shawnacie Antoine Johnson, 39, of Conover, was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with four felony counts of statutory rape of a 13-, 14-, or 15-year-old. He was also charged with the felony crime of having sex with a student.

Babies on parade

July 25, 2012

“Thank You, Veterans,” the theme of the 123rd annual Soldiers Reunion patriotic festival, will be carried out by the youngest generation of Catawbans when toddlers and tykes are spotlighted in their own parade on Courthouse Square in Newton on Wednesday, Aug. 15.

Game day gate fees going up

July 25, 2012

Middle school football fans beware, the game day prices are going up.
 

July 24th

Pair of HRs from Akins not enough to lift 'Dads

July 24, 2012

Despite a pair of home runs by Hickory Crawdads right fielder Jordan Akins, the Delmarva Shorebirds erased a two-run deficit on Tuesday to come away with a 7-3 victory at L.P. Frans Stadium.

The home runs by Akins were his seventh and eighth bombs of the season, respectively.

Maiden's Lilly verbally commits to Seahawks

July 24, 2012

Maiden rising senior golfer Thomas Lilly has made his college choice.

The reigning Catawba Valley 2A golfer of the year is heading to UNC-Wilmington next fall to play golf for the Seahawks.

Lilly announced his intent to play for UNC-Wilmington earlier this week.

'Pack coach Gottfried 'conservative' with Brown

July 24, 2012

RALEIGH — North Carolina State is headed overseas to get a jump start on its most highly anticipated season in quite a while.

And the way coach Mark Gottfried sees it, if the Wolfpack's star point guard can't play during the team's upcoming 10-day trip to Spain, the rest of the team has a great opportunity to learn how to play without him.

BREAKING: Hickory coach indicted for sex with student

July 24, 2012

Hickory High School's boys basketball coach has been indicted on four counts of statutory rape and having sex with a student.
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