May 28th, 2012
Veterans and citizens alike gathered at Claremont City Park on Monday to remember those who died serving this nation.
Claremont Mayor Dave Morrow said the service is not only to honor those veterans who have fallen, but anyone who served the United States.
Monday, May 28
Hickory Post 48 at Rutherford County Post 423, 7 p.m.
Hickory Crawdads at Delmarva Shorebirds, 5:05 p.m.
Tuesday, May 29
Shelby Post 82 at Hickory Post 48, 7 p.m.
Hickory Crawdads at Delmarva Shorebirds, 7:05 p.m.
Wednesday, May 30
Hickory Post 48 at Burke County Post 21, 7 p.m.
The Catawba Valley Community College baseball team staved off elimination by winning its first National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Div. II World Series game on Saturday, defeating the No. 7 Community College of Rhode Island Knights, 11-5.
Trailing 5-3, the Bucs (37-16) scored eight runs in their half of the seventh inning, including a grand slam by Brett Huffman.
CONCORD â€” Kasey Kahne powered to victory in the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night, taking NASCAR's longest race for the third time for his first win with Hendrick Motorsports.
Kahne also gave car owner Rick Hendrick his 201st Sprint Cup series victory.
Kahne crossed the finish line nearly 5 seconds ahead of Denny Hamlin. Kyle Busch was third and series points leader Greg Biffle fourth.
Hundreds filled the Catawba County Justice Center lawn and roadside today to protest anti-gay remarks a Maiden pastor made two weeks ago.
In a May 13 service at Providence Road Baptist Church, Pastor Charles Worley suggested locking up lesbians and gays in an electrified fence until they die.
For the first time since 1998, Fred T. Foard will play for a softball state championship.
A two-run home run by Foard third baseman Ashley Oliver in the top of the sixth over right field helped the Lady Tigers (25-4) advance to next weekend's state championship series in Raleigh.
A single by Drew Robinson in the bottom of the ninth gave the Hickory Crawdads a walkoff win against the Lexington Legends on Friday before a packed house of 4,853 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium.
The Legends (25-22) led 4-3 before the bottom of the seventh inning when the 'Dads struck for four runs, including a two-RBI single by Hanser Alberto.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) â€” Jon Beason may not play offensive tackle, but he's certainly not afraid to protect his quarterback.
Beason, the Panthers' three-time Pro Bowl linebacker, fired back Friday at San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith via Twitter after comments he perceived were a slam on Carolina teammate Cam Newton.
Events to salute our nation's veterans lead off the week ahead in Catawba County.
Memorial Day activities are planned in Hickory, Conover and Claremont.
For more details on those and other happenings in the county this week, read on.
Fred T. Foard defeated North Iredell 2-0 Friday night to clinch the 3A West Regional softball title.
The Lady Tigers plated two runs on a sixth-inning homer by Ashley Oliver in the victory, Foard's second over North Iredell in as many nights.
Foard now faces C.B. Aycock or Western Alamance in a best-of-three state championship series June 1-2.