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July 2nd, 2012

American pastime

July 2, 2012

Hot dogs. Popcorn. Pretzels and the crack of a ball against a bat on sun-soaked baseball diamond.

Few atmospheres are uniquely American like the nation’s baseball stadiums, and no holidays celebrate the nation like Independence Day.

Early voting limited to one site

July 2, 2012

Early voting in the primary run-off is underway, but citizens can only cast ballots at one location before the July 17 run-off election day.

Board of elections officials say that will also be the case when early voting arrives for November's general election.

Clerks busted for under-age tobacco sales

July 2, 2012

Clerks at two Catawba County convenience stores were among 243 statewide cited for selling tobacco products to minors.

During fiscal year 2011-2012, North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement agents conducted 1,870 unannounced tobacco compliance checks in 90 counties across the state and cited 243 store clerks for selling tobacco or tobacco products to a minor.

July 1st

Area IV pairings released, Hickory faces Kings Mt.

July 1, 2012

The pairings for the American Legion baseball Area IV playoffs were officially released on Sunday at a meeting at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds.

For the first time ever, all 16 Area IV teams qualify for the postseason with teams from the East Division playing teams from the West Division.

June 30th

Hickory ends season with 7-4 win, ties for first

June 30, 2012

One day after a grueling slugfest with Cherryville that ended in a heartbreaking loss, Hickory Post 48 closed out its regular season strong.

Led by solid pitching from Colton Allison, Post 48 picked up its 15th win of the season.

With the victory, Hickory ends its season at 11-3 in the Area IV West Division — tied three ways for first with Cherryville and Caldwell County.

June 29th

Hickory falls to Cherryville in 13 innings, 17-14

June 29, 2012

After 13 innings of a seesaw slugfest in American Legion Area IV baseball between Hickory Post 48 and Cherryville Post 100, it was the road team that stood tall.

Post 100 scored three runs in the top of the 13th inning to come away with the 17-14 victory over Post 48.

Hickory rallied down 11-3 after three innings to tie the contest and send the game into extra innings.

Harper solid in Roughriders debut, team wins 43-16

June 29, 2012

Justin Harper made a successful debut Friday in the Canadian Football League regular season, helping to lead Saskatchewan to a 43-16 victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Harper caught two passes for 32 yards from Roughriders quarterback Darian Durant. His longest catches was an 18-yard grab.

Crawdads double up Grasshoppers, 11-4

June 29, 2012

Six Hickory Crawdads doubled Friday, helping the team to an 11-4 road victory over the Greensboro Grasshoppers.

It was the second-straight game that Hickory (7-2 in the second half, 43-35 overall) plated double-digits runs against a road opponent.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

June 29, 2012

Rebecca “Becky” Henley Hamilton, age 60, of Maiden passed away Friday, June 29, 2012 at Hospice of Catawba Valley.  Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Hamilton family.

Busy roads this weekend

June 29, 2012

On a St. Stephens swim team with several family ties, the Cherkez sisters help to provide a rock...
Following a week-long journey in Spartanburg, S.C., Josh Ramseur and Tyrell Fleming returned to...
Below is a look at Monday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Girls basketball...

 

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