July 4th, 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."
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:
Close your eyes and picture it: small-town America.
Looking for something â€ścoolâ€ť to do locally this July 4th?
The Newton Parks & Recreation Department is planning an â€śIndependence Day Splash Bashâ€ť 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.
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).
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 â€” the first Crawdad to accomplish the feat this season.
CHARLOTTE â€” 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.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) â€” 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.
As the American Legion Area IV baseball playoffs start on Tuesday, the expectations for Hickory Post 48 remain the same â€” 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.
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.