August 22nd, 2012
In the thick of the South Atlantic League North Division second-half playoff race, the Hickory Crawdads suffered a setback toward making the postseason on Wednesday.
Trailing 3-1, the Rome Braves scored five-straight runs on their way to a 6-4 matinee victory over the Crawdads at L.P. Frans Stadium in the two team's three-game series finale.
Bandys won its first volleyball game of the season on Wednesday, topping Lincolnton in three-straight sets, 25-17, 25-15 and 25-12.
Sierra Brotherton led the Lady Trojans (1-2) with six aces, seven kills and 14 blocks. Amber Krenson added five aces, five kills and two blocks.
Kayla Champion led Bandys in digs with 13, while Gaosee Vang recorded a team-high 17 assists.
George Dagenhart, 83, of Catawba, went home to be with the Lord after a brief illness on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. The Dagenhart family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.
The search for a new home went severely sour when four people were injured in a two-car collision Wednesday afternoon.
As he was trying to cross U.S. 321 Business and turn left, Michel West pulled into the pat of an oncoming Chevrolet Impala.
"I pulled out of Dogwood Hills," he said. "I didn't see her coming."
The report of a dead body in a pond drew investigators to Rock Barn Golf and Spa late Tuesday.
A sonar search of the water didn't reveal anything out of the ordinary, and now sheriff's deputies return their attention to the the unusual circumstances around a Hickory man's disappearance six days ago.
RALEIGH â€” A judge has ordered former University of North Carolina football coach Butch Davis to hand over records of calls made on his personal cell phone related to his job duties.
After finishing with a perfect CVAC record last season, the Maiden girls tennis team got off on the right football toward a fourth-straight conference title.
Propelled by doubles play, the Lady Blue Devils notched a pivotal 5-3 CVAC victory over Newton-Conover on Tuesday.
The Fred T. Foard boys soccer team won its home opener against the Crest Chargers in shutout fashion on Tuesday, 2-0.
Mario Carrillo scored on an unassisted goal to open scoring for Foard (4-0-0), while Crest pocketed an own goal for the second netter.
St. Stephens 3, Kings Mountain 0
SPARTANBURG, S.C. â€” The Carolina Panthers drew record crowds to their training camp at Wofford College this year, Spartanburg tourism officials say.
The team completed training camp at Wofford last week and headed home to Charlotte.
The Spartanburg Convention and Visitors Bureau said Thursday the team attracted more than 44,000 people to the practices between July 27 and Aug. 15.
Two vehicles collided at the intersection of N.C. 16 bypass and Burris Road Tuesday afternoon.
A Kia Forte was traveling on Burris Road and crossed N.C. 16 after stopping at a stop sign. The driver of the Forte started into traffic at about 15 mph and collided with a Nissan pick-up truck travelling south on N.C. 16, according to Newton police.