September 18th, 2012
Government action this week paved the way for another data center in the Hickory Metro region.
Ten prep sports contests from Tuesday were postponed after storms rolled through Catawba County.
Below is a list of the rescheduled dates from these postponed games:
Wednesday, Sept. 19
Bandys at South Iredell tennis, 4 p.m.
Bandys at South Iredell soccer, 5:30 p.m.
East Burke at Maiden tennis, 4 p.m.
East Burke at Maiden soccer, 5 p.m.
The first letter to the editor I received at The Observer News Enterprise was short and not so sweet.
In response to one of my early O-N-E columns pondering why thereâ€™s a pause at a particular place in the pledge of allegiance, a reader wrote in 2002: â€śI hope you have a pleasant, but short stay in Catawba County.â€ť
A little more than 10 years later, my stay here hasnâ€™t exactly been short.
Fighting in a second five-set volleyball match this season with Bunker Hill on Monday, the Fred T. Foard volleyball team persevered once again.
The Lady Tigers overcame a 2-1 deficit to win two-straight sets and the match against the Lady Bears 14-25, 25-15, 22-25, 25-21 and 15-10.
Fred T. Foard earned yet another shutout on the soccer field on Monday with a 6-0 victory against South Caldwell.
The Tigers, who now have nine shut outs on the season, improve to 11-1 overall and 2-1 in Northwestern 3A/4A play.
The Spartans fall to 2-8 overall 0-3 in NWC play.
Fighting against division rival New Orleans on Sunday, Carolina managed to cure its a Achilles' heel in games most of last season â€” the ability to finish.
Up eight points at halftime, the Panthers' offensive continued to churn and their defense stepped up in crucial moments, helping Carolina come away with a 35-27 victory against the Saints in the home opener at Bank of America Stadium.
The Panthers' defense has an ax to grind with quarterback Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.
Safety Charles Godfrey and several other defenders said they're still irked by the Saints decision to pursue NFL records rather than pull their starters in their 45-17 Week 17 rout of the Panthers last season. On Sunday, the division rivals meet in Carolina's home opener.
The Citadel jumped on Appalachian State early, scoring 38 points in the first half en route to a 52-28 victory on Saturday.
The Citadel moves to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the Southern Conference for the first time since its championship season of 1992.
The Mountaineers (1-2) had won 17 of the past 18 games against the Bulldogs, including eight in a row.
Carson-Newman scored the first 20 points of the game en route to a 47-23 win over Lenoir-Rhyne on Saturday afternoon in a South Atlantic Conference football opener at Burke-Tarr Stadium.
The Eagles' Brandon Baker rushed for 104 yards on nine carries and a touchdown, while the Carson-Newman defense forced five fumbles in snapping a two-game losing streak to the Bears.
Separated by six miles in distance, Maiden and Newton-Conover added another classic to its storied football rivalry on Friday.
Behind the performances of Ricky Taylor and Grant Yowe, the Blue Devils pulled ahead early and held off a late charge by the Red Devils to come away with the 38-28 win at home.
Taylor made six catches for 120 yards and three touchdowns in the game.