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Archive - May 2013

May 7th

Pillars plaque to be dedicated

May 7, 2013

A brief ceremony at Newton-Conover High School will be held Friday, May 10 for students to witness the dedication of a bronze plaque that looks back to one of the 20th century’s dramatic periods.

John Kasay officially retires as a Carolina Panther

May 7, 2013

The last original Carolina Panther has decided to hang up his cleats for the last time.

Former kicker John Kasay signed a one-day contract to retire with Carolina on Tuesday.

The Panthers held a special retirement reception on Tuesday for Kasay.

SCHEDULE CHANGES: CVAC baseball final moved

May 7, 2013

Tonight's Catawba Valley 2A baseball championship game between Bandys and Draughn has been moved.

The contest, originally scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds, was moved to Maiden High School at 7 p.m. tonight.

The CVAC softball championship between Maiden and Draughn will still be played at Maiden High School tonight at 6 p.m.

May 6th

Bandys' Jackson Gilliam signs with Catawba College

May 7, 2013

Jackson Gilliam nearly lost his life in October of 2011.

Two years later, the Bandys senior baseball player is going to have the time of his life playing college baseball.

To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

May 6, 2013

Ashley Moore Hart, 42, of Hickory, went home to be with her Lord, Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice.  The Hart family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Cremations in Newton.

Claremont names new police chief

May 6, 2013

Claremont is excited to announce its new Police Chief, Deputy Chief Gary Bost, to assume the post vacated by longtime Chief Gerald Tolbert.

Teacher arrested for peeping

May 6, 2013

A Hickory teacher made his first appearance in court at the Catawba County Justice Center on Monday for two counts of Felony Secret Peeping.

Scott William Grantham, 50, of 1371 5th St. NE in Hickory was arrested on Friday, May 3 at Arndt Middle School for the two felony charges. Grantham was an English as Second Language  teacher at the school.

Rapper arrested in Conover

May 6, 2013

The headline act for the Conover Tavern was arrested Saturday at the Holiday Inn Express in Conover for drug related offenses.

Rap artist, Sean P. Joseph from Atlanta Ga., was arrested and charged with Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver marijuana, simple assault and Possession of Scheduled III Controlled substance.

PREP PLAYOFFS: Tuesday and Wednesday's games

May 6, 2013

Below is a look at Tuesday and Wednesday's prep sports playoff game (weather permitting):

Prep baseball

CVAC championship (at Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds)
Bandys (17-7) vs. Draughn (14-9), 7 p.m.

Prep softball

CVAC championship (at Maiden High School)
Maiden (19-3) vs. Draughn (15-9), 6 p.m.

Prep soccer

SCHEDULE CHANGES: Tournaments postponed

May 6, 2013

A number of different prep sports events from Monday were postponed due to rain in the area.

Baseball and softball tournaments in the Catawba Valley 2A were moved to Tuesday.

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