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July 4th, 2012

Patriot parade

July 4, 2012

When Edith Pirkle moved from Lake Norman to Maiden, she said she felt like the town was missing something.

"The town didn't have a parade," she said. "I thought, 'What could I do?' So I started a a parade for the Fourth of July."

DA details convictions

July 4, 2012

Twenty-nine defendants were convicted of felony offenses and sentenced during the week of Criminal Superior Court held June 25 – June 29, 2012 in Burke, Caldwell and Catawba County.

Catawba County defendants convicted include:

Crafting images of small-town American life

July 4, 2012

Close your eyes and picture it: small-town America.

Newton hosts July 4 pool bash

July 4, 2012

Looking for something “cool” to do locally this July 4th?

The Newton Parks & Recreation Department is planning an “Independence Day Splash Bash” at the city of Newton Swimming Pool on Wednesday, 1-6 p.m.

For the price of pool admission, area residents can visit the pool for a refreshing swim, and join in games, contests, and activities for the entire family.

July 3rd

Cole McGraw's walk gives Hickory 1-0 series lead

July 3, 2012

A bases-loaded walk by Cole McGraw in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted Hickory Post 48 to a 12-11 victory over Kings Mountain Post 155 on Tuesday at Henkel-Alley Field at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

With the win, Hickory (16-4) takes 1-0 series lead over Kings Mountain (3-12).

'Dads beat 'Hoppers, 7-6, for second-straight day

July 3, 2012

For the second-straight day, the Hickory Crawdads picked up a 7-6 road victory over the Greensboro Grasshoppers on Tuesday.

The Crawdads remain undefeated in the month of July, improving to 10-3 in the second half and 46-36 overall.

'Dads pitcher Jerad Eickhoff picked up his 10th in of the season — the first Crawdad to accomplish the feat this season.

AP Source: Bobcats interview UNLV's Augmon

July 3, 2012

CHARLOTTE — A person familiar with the situation says the Charlotte Bobcats have interviewed former UNLV star and current Running Rebels assistant coach Stacey Augmon for a spot on Mike Dunlap's coaching staff.

Beloved N.C. actor Andy Griffith dead at 86

July 3, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Andy Griffith, who made homespun Southern wisdom his trademark as the wise sheriff in "The Andy Griffith Show" and the rumpled defense lawyer in "Matlock," died Tuesday. He was 86.

Griffith died about 7 a.m. at his coastal home, Dare County Sheriff Doug Doughtie said in a statement.

July 2nd

Hickory Post 48 healthy, ready to make a title run

July 2, 2012

As the American Legion Area IV baseball playoffs start on Tuesday, the expectations for Hickory Post 48 remain the same — to win a championship.

For a complete preview of the Area IV playoffs, pick up the Holiday edition (July 3-4) of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

'Dads pick up series win over 'Hoppers, 7-6

July 2, 2012

Powered by a four-run fifth inning, the Hickory Crawdads picked up a series-clinching road victory over the Greensboro Grasshoppers on Monday, 7-6.

The Crawdads improve to 9-3 in the second half and 45-36 overall. Greensboro falls to 5-7 in the second half and 51-31 overall.

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