June 14th, 2012
After a knee injury sidelined Post 48 starting center fielder Phillip Carroll, Kyâ€™Rawn Whitfield stepped in to take his place.
To read more of this story, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
The Hickory Crawdads' bats exploded early and often, helping lift them to a 7-1 victory against the Lakewood Blueclaws on Thursday in New Jersey.
Hickory (36-30) scored five runs in the third inning to pull ahead, and added one run each in the fourth and ninth innings to pull away for the victory.
A group of four Catawba County men were indicted this week on charges related to a counterfeit money operation.
Read more about their charges in the Friday edition of The O-N-E.
Also inside Fridayâ€™s edition
Newtonâ€™s city pool opened this week for the summer.
Controversy among city leaders and citizens has swirled the past several years as Newton decided to spend money to open a pool that didnâ€™t bring in an impressive number of swimmers.
Will you use the pool this summer?
Vote now in the latest reader poll at observernewsonline.com.
CHAPEL HILL â€” Three months after the NCAA hit North Carolina's football program with sanctions, the school is still cleaning up the lingering mess that has become more than just an athletics issue.
Four men were indicted this week on charges connected to a local counterfeiting operation that victimized local businesses earlier this year.
Birthday celebrations came early for area folk artist Arie Reinhardt Taylor, who turned 91 years old June 13.
Crews will celebrate the completion of a home refitting project this weekend for a local Vietnam veteran in need.
Purple Heart Homes Inc. will have a “Mission Complete” ceremony at the newly re-fitted home of Kevin Smith, a Newton resident and Navy veteran disabled in service.
Registration is under way for the 123rd annual Soldiers Reunion pageants.
Applications are now being accepted for the five Miss Reunion beauty pageants that are the forerunners of Catawba County's annual patriotic festival.
Did you know there are deserts in Catawba County?
The county has food deserts â€” communities far removed from the nearest grocery store or fresh food source.
Learn about the effort to provide these areas access to fresh foods in the Thursday print edition of The Observer News Enterprise.
Also in Thursdayâ€™s edition: