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Archive - Apr 2013

April 4th

A brighter Newton

April 4, 2013

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.

Church shows signs of spring

April 4, 2013

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.

LOCAL SPORTS: Rainy weather causes changes

April 4, 2013

Below is a look at Thursday's sports cancellations due to weather in the area:

Prep softball

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.)

Ragsdale takes over 'Dads heading into 21st season

April 4, 2013

The Hickory Crawdads enter the 2013 season tonight under brand new management.

Corey Ragsdale takes over the reigns from former skipper Bill Richardson —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 — the last ball club he ever suited up for.

April 3rd

Indians blank Warriors, win their third Classic title

April 4, 2013

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). 

Bobcats overcome early deficit, 76ers in 88-83 victory

April 4, 2013

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.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's tourney scores

April 3, 2013

Below is a look at Wednesday's prep tournament scores from across Catawba County:

23rd Catawba County Easter Baseball Classic

Third place game: No. 3 Hickory 13, No. 8 Newton-Conover 5

Championship game:
No. 2 St. Stephens 4, No. 4 West Caldwell 0

Cherryville Easter Softball tournament
Maiden 6, Cherryville 2

Thursday, April 4, 2013

April 3, 2013

Carl Alvin Gentry, 87, of Conover, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. The Gentry family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.

Claremont talks April business

April 3, 2013

The city of Claremont started the month off on a strong foot with a full city council meeting on Monday, April 1.

April 2nd

Brown's late single pushes Indians past Tornadoes

April 3, 2013

Winning 4-3 in close games is becoming a tradition this week for the St. Stephens baseball team.

A single by Dylan Brown in the bottom of the eighth inning plated Konner Klingenberg from third base, allowing St. Stephens to knock off the defending Easter Classic champion Hickory, 4-3.

The Saint victory comes one day after defeating Fred T. Foard, 4-3, in the bottom of the seventh inning.

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