Archive - 2013
Hickory had Shelby right where it wanted it in the first game of the Area IV semifinals on Tuesday.
However, Post 82 chipped away at an early four-run deficit inning by inning to come away with a 5-4 victory at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium.
Shelby (31-6) leads the best-of-five series with Hickory, 1-0, and remains undefeated this postseason (7-0).
From being a three-year player for Hickory Post 48 to serving as a first-year assistant coach, the American Legion baseball journey has come full circle for Cam Beard.
The former Bunker Hill High and current Catawba College standout hopes to give back to his American Legion program and build experience toward a future in coaching and teaching.
Violet Drum Cornelius, 90, of Terrell passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013 at Sherrills Ford Hospice House.
The Cornelius family is in the care of Robert F. Bennett, Funeral Service Licensee.
A motor vehicle accident Monday night just after 8 p.m. claimed the life of a Morganton grandfather in Catawba County.
Elvis Heavner, 54, from J.B. Craig Road in Morganton died on impact when his 1991 Oldsmobile crossed the center line and struck a 1988 GMC truck driven by Dustin Pope of Newton.
The Bikes, Brews ‘n’ Views festival runs July 19-21 and celebrates the growing mountain biking scene at Beech Mountain Resort with a mix of live music, biking, beer tasting, scenic views and a hash run.
Carrie Evelyn Byers Edmondson, 83, of Maiden, passed away Friday, July 12, 2013 at Abernethy Laurels. The Edmondson family is in the care of Robert F. Bennett, Funeral Service Licensee.
Last week vandals in Conover damaged a statue that acted as a monument for the founder of Catawba County Parenting Network.
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.
Hickory is one step away from the Area IV title series after a winning three of four games against the Gaston Braves.
Post 48 tallied wins against Post 144-266 on Friday and Saturday to advance to the third round of the Area IV playoffs.
Hickory defeated Gaston by a score of 4-2 on Friday behind pitcher Tyler Paitâ€™s performance.
Two Catawba County High Schools were busy on Monday, hiring a total of three new head coaches in three different varsity sports.
St. Stephens athletic director Jim Woodruff announced on Monday that the school has hired a varsity baseball and varsity girls basketball coach.
The Catawba County Historical Association will hold their annual business meeting on July 28 and the public is invited to attend.
The event will highlight recent accomplishments, as well as showcase new and upcoming events and exhibits for 2014. Along with the events calendar, the membership will elect the slate of 2014 Board of Trustees and thank the outgoing board members.