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October 22nd

Tuxedos and overalls

October 22, 2013

Brothers Jens Kruger (banjo, vocals) and Uwe Kruger (guitar, vocals) emigrated from Switzerland in 2002 to a place they call “a home away from home:” Western North Carolina.

The brothers met bassist and New York-native, Joel Landsberg, in Switzerland and formed a trio in 1995, The Kruger Brothers.

October 17th

L-R baseball player struck by train

October 17, 2013

A 21-year-old Lenoir-Rhyne baseball player was hospitalized with serious injuries after being struck by a train early Thursday morning about a mile from campus.

Sources have identified the victim as Ryan Hamner. A witness has said he appeared to be asleep on the tracks.

Rocco at Rock Barn

October 17, 2013

Professional golfer Rocco Mediate, above, was a member of one of 56 teams during Pro-Am action at the Greater Hickory Kia Classic on Wednesday. The 50-year-old Mediate is making his first appearance at the Classic later this weekend. For full results from Wednesday's Pro-Ams, see Sports on Page 10.

October 16th

Golf writer speaks at Green Room

October 16, 2013

“It was very intimate. He is a great storyteller. He just pulled up a stool in the front and he sat there and told the story of his life,” said Lisa Hart, a member of the LRU Writers Series Steering Committee. “He was very entertaining.”

Gearing up for golf

October 16, 2013

From left, NASCAR legends Donnie Allison, Bobby Allison and Ned Jarrett, a Conover resident, participate in Tuesday's Dale Jarrett Celebrity Shootout at Rock Barn Golf & Spa in Conover. The event is part of the Greater Hickory Kia Classic. For results from the event, see Page 11.

October 15th

Oktoberfest crafting

October 15, 2013

Woodworker James Hamrick of Hamrick Woodwright, teaches local children about old time toy making at Oktoberfest. Hamrick and his father, Eddie Hamrick, demonstrated local craftsmanship along with several other artisans from around the area under the sails in downtown Hickory this weekend as part of the festivities.

October 11th

County animal shelter encourages adoptions

October 11, 2013

Catawba County Animal Shelter is recognizing Adopt A Shelter Dog Month this October by offering half price adoptions through Oct. 19.

Looking back from 99

October 11, 2013

Joe Goble just celebrated his 99th birthday. Born in 1914, he’s seen both world wars, the Great Depression and the invention of Internet. Goble remembers his first job, hitchhiking five miles to work for a dollar a day in Statesville.

He recalls driving across the country to find work in California but returning to see about a beautiful girl, whom he later married, in North Carolina.

October 10th

Local fireman wins state golf tournament

October 10, 2013

Still enjoying his recent golf success, Catawba County volunteer fireman Tony Waters admits he treats his golf clubs like some men treat their guns.

A great example is his new TaylorMade driver for which he was recently fitted.

Off to the races

October 10, 2013

Cross-country athletes from all across the state of North Carolina competed in five different races on Wednesday at Southside Park in Newton at the 21st Annual United Way Unifour Invitational. The event brings more than 1,000 prep runners and their families each year to the area. For complete results from the United Way Invitational, see Sports on Page 10.

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