Archive - Aug 2012
Facing their first road test of the season on Saturday, the Catawba County Hornets suffered their first setback of the season, falling to the Richmond County Golden Bears, 20-14.
The Hornets fall to 2-1 in the Central Carolinas Football League, while the Golden Bears improve to 1-2.
Sara Reid Fairchild, 70, of Alexandria, La., passed away Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 at Matthews Memorial Nursing Care after several years of declining health. Bass-Smith Funeral Home is serving the family of Sara Reid Fairchild.
As he walks through fields the corn stalks sway, giving away to the weight of his arm. Walking the land and checking his crops is something Russell Hendrick doesn’t consider work. While working 30 acres of corn this year, others would never know that this year was his first in farming.
A leading worldwide organization is considering locating a customer service center in the Hickory area.
With Maiden store fronts sitting empty and property owners hurting, the downtown area needs of a facelift.
More than 500 cars and thousands of visitors filled downtown Newton on Sunday as Soldiers Reunion Week got off to a roaring start.
Activities continueTuesday on the east side of the Courthosue Square as “Beach Music Night” fills the streets with sounds and lawn chairs. The free concert, featuring The Catalinas, begins at 7:30 p.m.
It has been nearly four years since J.V. Huffman Jr.'s elaborate ponzi scheme unravelled, and the investors who trusted him with millions of dollars are still waiting for resolution.
CHARLOTTE â€” The Carolina Panthers kicked off a much anticipated year of football Saturday, but that didnâ€™t stop the Houston Texans from stealing the show.
Tied 13-13 at halftime, the Texans scored 13 unanswered second-half points on their way to a 26-13 preseason victory over the Panthers at Bank of America Stadium.
CHARLOTTE â€” The Panthers reached a five-year contract extension with running back Jonathan Stewart on Saturday.
Panthers general manager Marty Hurney says the team is "thrilled" to keep Stewart around to work with fellow running back DeAngelo Williams, who received a five-year contract last year, and new fullback Mike Tolbert.
The new deal keeps Stewart a Panther through 2017.
With exactly a week until they kick of their seasons, the Hickory Red Tornadoes hosted the Bandys Trojans on Friday in the final scrimmage of the preseason.
Both varsity squads competed in a number of different drills, including blocking, rushing, passing and catching.
The scrimmage finished with a live, game situation for both teamâ€™s offenses and defenses.