Archive - 2013
Tommy Henry has attempted to tackle every obstacle in his life no matter what has been throw his way.
Now, the 6-foot, 240-pound linebacker is in his fourth year of playing football for the Catawba County Hornets and hoping to have another chance to play at the next level.
Hickory Crawdads All-Star OF Lewis Brinson was named the Texas Rangers Minor League Defender of the Month for the month of July, becoming the 5th different Crawdad to win a monthly award in 2013.
Josh Norman might of had some rookie jitters in 2012, but he certainly showed none in Friday night's preseason game against the Chicago Bears.
Norman, a Coastal Carolina product, intercepted two passes and returned one of them for a touchdown in the Panthers' 24-17 victory against the Bears at Bank of America Stadium.
The rain held off Thursday and several hundred football fans turned out for Newton-Conoverâ€™s second annual â€śRed and Whiteâ€ť intrasquad scrimmage.
The Newton-Conover varsity and junior varsity programs both played in two 10-minute quarters.
Points were given on offense for touchdowns (six), first downs (one) and plays of 30-plus yards (two).
Hickory Crawdads infielder Ryan Rua was promoted on Thursday to the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders.
Rua is the seventh Hickory player this season be called up.
He joins relief pitcher and former Hickory Crawdad Alexander Claudio as part of the RoughRiders.
The 23-year-old Rua led the South Atlantic League in home runs (29), RBIs (82) and extra-base hits (54) this season.
Melvin Monroe Killian, 80, of Hickory went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at Catawba Regional Hospice. The Killian family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Cremations in Newton.
The Newton Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that took place Tuesday at the Kangaroo Store at 334 E. 20th Street.
Officers were advised at 2:02 a.m. that a gunman, described as “a light-skinned black male,” entered the store and began calling for the store clerk.
The Bandys football team held its first full contact practice on Wednesday with a new leader in charge.
Trent Lowman replaces his father and longtime head coach, Randy, as the leader of the Trojans program this fall.
Aside from his father retiring, Trent said not much has changed for his squad from last season.
Former Bandys pitcher Hunter Harvey took the mound for the fourth time in his professional baseball career on Wednesday.
Harvey allowed two hits, one walk and struck out two batters against the Gulf Coast League Twins.
The Orioles won the game in 10 innings, 2-1.
Harveyâ€™s outing on Wednesday follows up an eight-strikeout performance in his third appearance against the GCL Red Sox.
Claremont City Council members were left with plenty of unanswered questions about the future of Francis Sigmon Park on Monday night during their August meeting.
The park, which has been sitting vacant since 2007 when the city took it over, is comprised of 27.1 acres valued at $145,500, or $5,369 per acre.