Archive - Aug 2012
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. â€” When Paul Wolfe decided to give NASCAR a try, he made sure he had a backup plan.
"I became a certified welder," Wolfe said. "I never really thought driving would ever provide me a chance. The opportunity to work on cars was more realistic. I wasn't really thinking about driving when I got into it."
It's good to be a realist.
When William Lemons first started driving gas was 15 cents a gallon. Now Lemons and his wife are paying $3.73 for Plus unleaded.
“I can’t afford to fill up my tank. I put $20 in twice a week,” said Lemons.
When driving through Maiden don’t be alarmed if you see a golf cart on Main Street. This new way of getting around town may soon be in effect.
Bandys pitcher Hunter Harvey will compete with some of the best young baseball talent in the country this Saturday at the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game at Wrigley Field.
Harvey's selection to the All-America Game is his second biggest honor received in as many weeks.
After finishing 0-12 on the court a season ago, the St. Stephens tennis team picked up a hard-fought 5-4 victory against the Bunker Hill Bears on Tuesday in Claremont.
"This was a big win for the kids," said Lady Indians coach Todd Davis.
St. Stephens 5, Bunker Hill 4
HAGERSTOWN, MD. â€” Hagerstown stretched its advantage in the South Atlantic League's Northern Division to 1.5 games over the Hickory Crawdads with a dramatic 4-3 walkoff win in the bottom of the ninth on Tuesday.
Trailing 3-1 entering the ninth inning, Hickory (27-24 in the second half, 64-56 overall) tied the contest up on a pair of RBI singles from Jorge Alfaro and Alejandro Selen.
As the summer sun beats down on the arena, the horse as well as the rider feel the heat.
Whether the rider is a child with physical challenges or a war veteran, the summer warmth is a good thing. After all, when the sun sets on the summer, Rising Hope Farm’s limited operating season will end.
On the way to work and school be prepared to follow traffic laws or pay a fine.
This school year, N.C. Highway Patrol is working with area police departments to help get parents to work and children to school. This means more patrols on area roads near school zones.
Leaving his native Colombia at age 15, Jorge Alfaro promised both his parents that he would make something of his baseball career.
Four years after that promise, the 19-year-old catcher for the Hickory Crawdads is continuing to try and move up the minor league baseball system.
The first day of fall prep sports started Tuesday with a full slate of games, including volleyball, girls tennis and boys soccer.
Fred T. Foard 3, Bandys 0
The Lady Tigers won a home non-conference volleyball match with the Lady Trojans in three-straight sets, 25-9, 25-18 and 25-23.
St. Stephens 3, Bunker Hill 0