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April 9th, 2015

Crawdads three-hit Hagerstown in their opener

April 9, 2015

Giving up just two runs and three hits, the Hickory Crawdads earned a 5-2 win in their season opener Thursday at L.P. Frans Stadium against the Hagerstown Suns.

'Dads starter Ariel Jurado and relievers Adam Parks and John Fasola combined for the three-hitter, striking out 15 Suns batters during the contest.

JV BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: Thursday scoreboard

April 9, 2015

Below is a look at Thursday's scores from the Catawba County JV baseball tournament at Bunker Hill High School:

First-round scores
No. 4 5 St. Stephens 9, No. 4 West Caldwell 4
No. 3 Alexander Central 2, No. 6 Fred T. Foard 1
No. 2 Hickory 8, No. 7 Newton-Conover 4

Semifinals
No. 1 Bunker Hill 10, No. 5 St. Stephens 1

PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday's prep scoreboard

April 9, 2015

Below is a look at Thursday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Baseball
Bandys 4, Freedom 2
Pine Lake Prep 13, Bandys 8 (from Wednesday)

Softball
Cherryville 16, Maiden 6 (6 inn.)
Cherryville 5, Shelby 3 (from Wednesday)

LR student charged with armed robbery

April 9, 2015

The Office of Safety and Security at Lenoir-Rhyne University have issued an alert to all students, faculty, staff and other members of the campus community to be aware of an alleged incident that occurred on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

To read more of this story, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

Three children, two adults injured after SUV rollover

April 9, 2015

Five passengers, including three children, were sent to local hospitals after their Ford SUV rolled over multiple times at the intersection of St. James Church Road and Ashley Street near Newton around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Officials said the children were ages 1, 4 and 6.

‘We’re coming to get you’

April 9, 2015

Some were calm, some were frantic and some were barely awake as officers escorted alleged drug offenders through E Sally Port 401 and into the Catawba County Detention Center Wednesday morning.

April 8th

EASTER CLASSIC: Watauga wins 1st title in 1st try

April 8, 2015

Below is a look at Monday's first-round scores and Tuesday's schedule for the 25th Annual Catawba County Easter Baseball Classic:

Monday’s first-round scores (at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds)
No. 7 Fred T. Foard 7, No. 2 Hickory 2
No. 3 Bunker Hill 12, No. 6 St. Stephens 6
No. 1 Maiden 8, No. 8 West Caldwell 7
No. 4 Watauga 9, No. 5 Newton-Conover 0

Jury reaches verdict in Boston Marathon bombing

April 8, 2015

BOSTON — A jury has reached a verdict in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv).

The verdict is expected to be announced shortly in U.S. District Court. Lawyers and survivors of the bombing are gathering in court.

The verdict was reached Wednesday afternoon after a little over 12 hours of deliberations over two days.

Actor who played 'Dukes of Hazzard' sheriff dies at age 88

April 8, 2015

The prolific character actor best known for his role as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on "The Dukes of Hazzard" has died. James Best was 88.

His wife of 29 years, Dorothy Best, said that Best died Monday night in hospice care in Hickory from complications of pneumonia.

ReasonCon-Secular event to be held in Hickory

April 8, 2015

“We wanted to have a convention that promoted reason,” Hickory Humanist Alliance (HHA) President Gene Elliott, 41, said.

The ReasonCon event, according to the HHA press release, is “expected to be the largest secular convention in the Carolinas.”

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