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July 26th

Artists fill town square for Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair, Aug. 2-3

July 26, 2013

Burnsville’s town square becomes a haven for arts and crafts during the 57th annual Mount Mitchell Crafts Fair. The annual craft fair is held on the town square in Burnsville on the first Friday and Saturday of August.

Ballet school prepares for fall classes

July 26, 2013

After the spring production of “Swan Lake” and full summer classes, The Louis Nunnery School of Ballet in downtown Hickory is ready to welcome new students in August. To prepare for new and returning students the school is hosting a special open house event on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 12-3 p.m.
       

July 25th

Covington leading Catawba County Hornets defense

July 25, 2013

When an unlucky break happened in his life, Greg Covington made the most of the situation.

Now, the former Hickory High product has emerged as a leader for the Catawba County Hornets semi-pro football team.

Texas-born Williams playing well despite early injury

July 25, 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.

Hornets open their home schedule on Saturday

July 25, 2013

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.

COMMENTARY: A baseball season of memories

July 25, 2013

In my nearly nine years of journalism, I’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.

That’s what happened this summer on various road trips with Hickory Post 48.

From Hendersonville to Shelby to Kings Mountain to Gastonia — each road trip had something new to offer.

Crawdads are prepared near MLB's trade deadline

July 25, 2013

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.

Friday, July 26, 2013

July 25, 2013

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.

UW Youth Council funds programs

July 25, 2013

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:

Through the trails of being an undrafted rookie, Brian Roberts hard work paid off on Wednesday. The...
Madi Story went out a winner Monday night during the North Carolina Coaches Association East-West...
In a game that included five ejections, the Catawba County Hornets defeated the rival Carolina...

 

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