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Archive - Aug 2012

August 15th

Keselowski and crew chief Wolfe a dynamic duo

August 15, 2012

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — 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.

Pressure at the pump

August 15, 2012

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.
 

Coming soon: golf carts on the road?

August 15, 2012

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 senior Harvey ready for big game in Chicago

August 15, 2012

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.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Indians pick up big win on court

August 15, 2012

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

Singles

Higley, Suns walkoff on 'Dads in ninth inning, 4-3

August 15, 2012

HAGERSTOWN, MD. — 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.

August 14th

Rising Hope for the future

August 14, 2012

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.

Increasing patrols

August 14, 2012

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.

August 13th

'Dads Alfaro tries to keep promise made to parents

August 14, 2012

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.

PREP NOTEBOOK: First day of fall prep sports action

August 14, 2012

The first day of fall prep sports started Tuesday with a full slate of games, including volleyball, girls tennis and boys soccer.

Prep volleyball

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

Below is a look at Wednesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Volleyball Bandys...
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Catawba County's football teams possess a talented group of running backs this fall. Returning to...

 

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