Archive - Jun 2013
Whenever or wherever his team needs him, Colton Chapman is ready to step up to the plate.
The Bunker Hill High School product is slowly becoming a leader for Hickory Post 48 in just his second full season of American Legion baseball.
Mark Story was coaching the Bandys girls basketball team during a tournament last week at Freedom High School.
Little did he know at the time it would be his last act as Lady Trojans coach.
Story will not return this winter to coach the Bandys girls basketball team after being hired by Catawba County Schools to be its new Career and Technical Education (CTE) director.
Hickory head coach Fore Rembert shook up his line up Thursday, and Post 48 responded by shaking up the Area IV West standings.
Tallying 13 hits, Post 48 knocked off Shelby 8-5 in its home regular season finale at Henkel-Alley Field against Post 82.
The Charlotte Bobcats added a big man it desperately needed during Thursdayâ€™s NBA Draft.
The Bobcats took 7-foot University of Indiana power forward Cody Zeller with the fourth overall pick during the draft.
Charlotte was one of the teams that Zeller wanted to be chosen by.
A pair of Hickory Crawdads will represent the Texas Rangers organization on a big stage July 14.
Third baseman Joey Gallo and catcher Jorge Alfaro were both selected to the 2013 Major League Baseball Futures Game at Citi Stadium in New York, N.Y.
The game is part of MLBâ€™s All-Star festivities, which includes the Home Run Derby and All-Star Game.
Betty Ruth Helton, 71, of Newton died Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. The funeral service will be held on Friday, June 28, at 2:30 p.m. at Burke Mortuary Chapel in Newton with Rev Tim Shook officiating.
A fast moving storm brought heavy rain and strong winds Wednesday afternoon through Catawba County but did minimal damage overall.
The most significant incident of the storm occurred at 1269 Long Drive in Newton when a large tree fell on an occupied house.
Shelby made the most of its two-out plate appearance against Hickory on Wednesday.
Starting the bottom of the first with two-straight outs, Post 82 scored four runs on four hits and an error against Post 48.
That four-run inning helped propel Shelby to an eventual 6-3 Area IV West Division victory against Hickory at Hoyt Keeter Stadium.
Catawba County Health Partnersâ€™ Eat Smart Move More Catawba County (ESMM) coalition has recognized 36 Healthy Schools through the 2013 Healthy Schools Recognition Program.Â
Now in its third year, the Healthy Schools Recognition Program has helped support healthier school environments for more than 20,600 students in public and private schools across the county.
Elaine Temple Adair, 73, of Newton, passed away Monday, June 24, 2013. The Adair family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Willis Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.