Archive - Jul 2013
Newton firefighter Randy Matthews, assigned to Newton Fire Department Engine One in the downtown station, had a busy Friday morning. The department responded to a report of strong gas fumes at an apartment complex at 222 Park Lane just before 10 a.m.
Joyce “Polly” Johnson Bolick, 77 of Catawba, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Sherrills Ford Hospice House. The Bolick family is in the care of Robert F. Bennett, Funeral Service Licensee.
On just a few days rest, Colton Allison had the best pitching performance of his entire American Legion baseball career on Thursday.
The former St. Stephens and current CVCC pitcher tossed a three-hit shutout, helping Hickory pick up a 2-0 game two victory against Gaston at Henkel-Alley Field.
With the victory, Post 48 (18-8) ties its series with the Braves at one game apiece.
Former Bandys High pitcher Hunter Harvey will make his anticipated pro debut next week with the Gulf Coast Orioles.
Harvey, who was drafted with the 22nd pitch in the 2013 MLB Draft, will pitch against the Gulf Coast League Rays on July 19 in Sarasota, Fla. at 12 p.m.
Loy Erastus Sigmon, Jr., born July 3, 1925. Passed away July 9, 2013. The Sigmon family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home and Crematory in Newton.
The Catawba County Board of Commissioners will award the bid for a new library when they meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 15, at the 1924 Courthouse at 30 North College Avenue in Newton.
Brian Duane Martz, 34, of Newton, was convicted of Felony Possession of Cocaine, two counts of Felony Attempted Larceny and two counts of Habitual Felon status this week in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court. The defendant was sentenced to no less than 52 months and no more than 88 months in the North Carolina Division of Adult Correction.
Beth Brandes will retire as assistant director of Catawba County Social Services on July 31 following 25 years of service and a lifetime of advocacy for children and under-served populations.
The Hickory Crawdads announced on Thursday that they will host next year's South Atlantic League All-Star Game on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.
This will be the third time that the Crawdads franchise has hosted the event (1994, 2001).
When it needed runs the most on Wednesday, Hickory's bats just couldn't produce on offense.
Post 48 stranded 10 runners on base in a 5-3 series-opening loss to the Gaston Braves at Red Raider Field on the campus of South Point High School.