Archive - 2013 - News Article
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.
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.
â€śIt 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,â€ť said Lisa Hart, a member of the LRU Writers Series Steering Committee. â€śHe was very entertaining.â€ť
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.
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.
Catawba County Animal Shelter is recognizing Adopt A Shelter Dog Month this October by offering half price adoptions through Oct. 19.
Joe Goble just celebrated his 99th birthday. Born in 1914, heâ€™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.
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.
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.
City Council members in Conover acted unanimously this week on two initiatives intended to bring jobs to the area.
One action sets up an agreement to cooperate with Catawba Valley Community College in a program to encourage entrepreneurs.
The other measure offers incentives to existing industry HSM to bring in additional jobs at a very high rate of pay.