August 8th, 2012
Trailing 5-4 entering the bottom of the ninth, Hickory catcher Kellin Deglan smacked a two-run homer to right field to lift the Crawdads to a dramatic 6-5 victory over the visiting Asheville Tourists at L.P. Frans Stadium on Wednesday.
The walkoff by Deglan is the team's eighth this season â€” the most for the club in any season since 2005.
CHARLOTTE â€” The Charlotte 49ers are making changes to their 2013 and 2014 football schedules.
Next season's schedule is changing with word of a home game against Division III Wesley College on Nov. 9. That game will take the place of a previously scheduled home contest against North Greenville.
Coach Brad Lambert's team has also moved its 2013 game against Old Dominion to Nov. 16.
Luneze Helms Mathis, 74, of Catawba passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012 at Palliative Care Center and Hospice of Catawba Valley in Sherrills Ford. The Mathis family entrusted funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home and Crematory.
Conover will use $1.1 million in state loans to replace 15,000 feet of water lines in an effort to improve water quality firefighting capabilities throughout the city.
A broken water line closed the Catawba County Museum of History for two days, but the downtown Newton attraction will re-open in time for Soldiers Reunion.
A cast iron water line feeding the building broke some time Tuesday morning, according to Catawba County Historical Association Executive Director Melinda Herzog.
For the first time in three years, Maiden High School has a battle for the top quarterback position.
Matt Johnson, a three-year starter at quarterback for the Blue Devils, graduated this past June after he tallied 1,789 passing yards, 1,077 rushing yards and 30 total touchdowns in 2011.
Fred T. Foard and Maiden high schools have decided to change their football helmet designs starting with this season.
The new designs were officially released during both team's picture days on Monday.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. â€” Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith was held out of the second half of Tuesday morning's practice after bruising his left knee.
Coach Ron Rivera says Smith is "fine" and anticipates he will return to practice Wednesday. Rivera says the decision was made to ice Smith's knee right away.
Grace Hazel Caldwell Sherrill, 94, of Denver passed away Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 at Catawba Valley Hospice House in Sherrills Ford. Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Sherrill Family.
After the first day of school, the reviews are in for Newton-Conover Middle School.