Archive - 2013
After suffering an injury earlier this season, Nick Williams is making up for lost time.
The Galveston, Texas native has bounced back from a debilitating ailment to have a breakthrough season on the diamond in 2013.
Williams and his brother both grew up Texas Ranger fans.
The Catawba County Hornets kick off the home portion of their season on Saturday against their toughest test yet.
The Hornets face the Carolina Colts in a battle of unbeaten and ranked semi-pro football teams at 8 p.m. at Westside/Jaycee Park.
In my nearly nine years of journalism, Iâ€™ve never had a more enjoyable time than I did covering American Legion baseball this summer.
You never learn as much about a team as you do by traveling with them.
Thatâ€™s what happened this summer on various road trips with Hickory Post 48.
From Hendersonville to Shelby to Kings Mountain to Gastonia â€” each road trip had something new to offer.
The Hickory Crawdads are making the best of the situation before the July 31 MLB trade deadline.
On Monday, the Chicago Cubs traded starting right-handed pitcher Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers for minor leaguers Mike Olt (Triple-A), Justin Grimm (Double-A) and Hickory Crawdads pitcher C.J. Edwards.
Janice Kay Hefner, 71, of Newton, passed into Glory, Thursday, July 25, 2013, at her residence. The Hefner family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Cremations in Newton.
The Catawba County United Way Youth Council has allocated a total of $8,868 to four organizations in Catawba County whose programs directly impact the community’s youth and fall within the United Way identified impact areas of health, education or income.
Those organizations were:
Catawba County emergency crews recovered the body of a man who disappeared while fishing along the Catawba River.
Two family members went out to look for Zoua Pa Chang early Thursday and found his body floating about 150 yards downstream from Lookout Shoals Dam.
No Obituaries were reported at press time
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged a former Denver and East Lincoln Volunteer firefighter with obtaining property by false pretenses.
Lee Thomas Keever, 36, of, Denver, is charged with two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses, according to a news release from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
A Hickory man accused of killing a Hickory cab driver in 2011 pled guilty to first degree murder, and apologized to the family of the victim Wednesday morning at the courthouse in Newton.
Camyron Johnson, 22, was charged with first degree murder in the death of 32-year-old cab driver Adam Williams.
The judge sentenced Johnson to life without parole.