April 19th, 2012
Leading 5-4 entering the final frame, Newton-Conover surrendered four runs in the seventh inning to drop a heart-breaking CVAC baseball game to the Bandys.
Seth Hubbard and Hunter Harvey each drove in RBIs during the comeback seventh for Trojans. Harvey finished the game 2-for-3 from the plate.
Holden Pender picked up the win on the mound, while Griffin Shepard suffered the loss.
The Hickory Crawdads scattered 13 hits offensively and allowed only two by the Savannah Sand Gnats to earn the 7-1 victory Thursday on the road in South Atlantic League play.
Hickory's Jerad Eickhoff went five innings to earn the win, striking out three batters, walking two and allowing one run on two hits.
Catawba County commissioners adopted a resolution this week to support the state's proposed constitutional marriage amendment.
The amendment â€” which states that the only legally recognized union in North Carolina is marriage between one man and one woman â€”is on the state's primary election ballot this spring.
Commissioners voted 3-2 to approve the resolution in support of the amendment.
Neil Kenneth Houston, 62, of Claremont, died Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington. The Houston family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation in Conover.
Hundreds visited Conover Home & Commercial Hardware on Thursday for the business' annual Spring Fling community appreciation day.
For pictures from the event, visit The Observer News Enterprise's Facebook page.
Many people say they missed Newton Police Department officer Evaleene Fowler for the nearly three months she was off the streets this year.
Fowler was walking across "A" Street on Friday, Jan. 13, when she was hit by a Mustang. She was transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center with injuries to her left leg and hip.
Since it became active in 2010, the Catawba County Gang Initiative has targeted dozens of the area’s most violent offenders — the worst of the worst.
Donâ€™t expect to see â€śDeadly Murderâ€ť onstage at Hickory Community Theatre in the Firemenâ€™s Kitchen. Instead, be prepared to listen to an eclectic mix of musicians. Be prepared to laugh and then laugh some more at improv. Be prepared to wonder at the world of illusion.
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office reported the following incidents and arrests:
April 17 incidents
* Someone broke into a vehicle at the Interstate 40 westbound rest area in Claremont. A suspect stole $555 worth of goods, including a handbag, wallet, credit and debit cards, an N.C. drivers license and a Verizon wireless cell phone.
Target is adding 100 new jobs to its distribution center in Newton, while the Hickory retail store is getting renovations to add fresh meat and produce to its offerings.
Details are only in the Thursday edition of The O-N-E.
Maiden Town Council tabled discussion about a new town hall as elected officials want to discuss budget needs before exploring a $2.1 million government center.