Archive - Apr 4, 2013
Born into a family of race car drivers, Zach Jarrett is using another sports pedigree to try to drive his own destiny.
The 6-foot-5 third baseman for Hickory High School is focused on finishing his senior season and gearing up for college.
CHARLOTTE â€” The Panthers will visit the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens for a nationally televised preseason game Aug. 22, the NFL announced.
The Panthers open the preseason against at home against the Chicago Bears on Aug. 9.
The next two games are on the road â€” Aug. 15 at the Philadelphia Eagles followed by the game at Baltimore which will be televised by ESPN.
Dr. Karl Dean Custer, 71, of Winchester, Virginia, died Saturday, March 23, 2013 at his residence. Memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church Mission Fund, 2774 Northwestern Pike, Winchester, Va., 22603, or to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Winchester, Va., 22601.
Steven Dewayne Icard, 37, of Hildebran was arrested Wednesday, April 3 for Felony Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Felony Conspire Manufacture Methamphetamine and Felony Possession/Distribution Meth Precursor. Catawba County Sheriff’s Office was able to make the arrest after finding warrants for Icard that span back to a case in 2011.
During the past couple of months, the city of Newton has been installing new LED street lights in the downtown area. Replacement of the existing lights will continue each year until all street lights have been switched out.
Maiden’s United Memorial Church of Christ displays the cross that was decorated by the congregation after the Sunday worship service for Easter. The church was built in 1887.
Below is a look at Thursday's sports cancellations due to weather in the area:
Cherryville Easter Softball tournament
Maiden vs. North Lincoln, cancelled (no make-up)
Minor league baseball
Greensboro at Hickory, postponed to Saturday
(doubleheader starting at 5 p.m.)
The Hickory Crawdads enter the 2013 season tonight under brand new management.
Corey Ragsdale takes over the reigns from former skipper Bill Richardson â€”the all-time winningest manager in team history.
Ragsdale, a former player for the New York Mets (2001-07) and Texas Rangers (2008-09) organizations, returns to the Hickory â€” the last ball club he ever suited up for.
With a shutout performance on the mound from Greg Lucas, the St. Stephens baseball team captured its third Easter Baseball Classic title on Wednesday.
The Indians (9-4) blanked West Caldwell, 4-0, to win their first Classic title since 2009 and third in the past 11 years (2002).Â
Trailing by as many as 16 points, the Charlotte Bobcats exploded in the second half to come away with an 88-83 victory at home against the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday.
Gerald Henderson continued his torrid play of late with 24 points, while Kemba Walker (17 points, 10 assists) and Josh McRoberts (12 points, 16 rebounds) each record double doubles in the win.