April 30th, 2012
A Catawba man was one of three injured early Saturday morning during a shootout at a Hickory gas station.
Jamar James, 31, of Catawba, was shot in the back about 2:15 a.m. Saturday during what police believe to be a gang-related shooting at the Hickory Quality Mart Shell gas station.
It appears the bank will maintain control of ex-NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield's foreclosed property in Catawba â€” for a price of $1.725 million.
Carolina Farm Credit owns the mortgage for Mayfield's property. The institution tendered the only bid for the property at a foreclosure auction Monday at the Catawba County Justice Center in Newton.
Monday, April 30
NWC golf at Cedar Rock CC (Hibriten)
CVAC golf at Rock Barn (Bandys)
Maiden baseball vs. Draughn
Bandys baseball at Bunker Hill
Newton-Conover baseball at West Caldwell
Maiden softball vs. Draughn
Bandys softball at Bunker Hill
Newton-Conover softball at West Caldwell
Maiden soccer vs. Draughn
Bandys soccer at Bunker Hill
Macy Franklin admits she can be a "loud mouth" at times on the soccer field for St. Stephens.
She said it's all for a good cause.
To read more of this story, pick up the weekend edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Down 2-0 heading into the seventh inning, the Lady Bears scored four runs in the seven for a come-from-behind victory against Maiden on the softball diamond.
Anna Williams delivered the game winning hit â€”Â a two RBI single that plated Desirae Bebber and Makayla Hedrick.
Bebber and Hedrick drove in one RBI each in the Lady Bears' comeback inning.
The Greensboro Grasshoppers picked up a 9-3 victory in the series finale against the Hickory Crawdads on Friday before 1,540 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium.
'Hoppers catcher Austin Barnes led his team by going 3-for-3 from the plate with a double and three RBIs.
Claremont hosts a citywide yardsale, the Greater Hickory Metro hosts the annual Parade of Homes and a barbershop singing group raises money for a Newton crisis-assistance ministry â€” all this week in Catawba County.
Evan Sylvanus Setzer Jr., 85, of Kinston, and formerly of Greensboro and Newton, died Jan. 15, 2012, at the VA Nursing Home in Fayetteville. The Setzer family has entrusted local arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.
A new development is docking in one of Hickory's empty manufacturing ports, and it brings with it an anchor that will help the city brew good things in the future.
While it may seem like there’s more traffic at the polls this year, elections officials say overall early voting numbers are down compared to 2008.
More than 2,000 Catawba County residents have already cast their ballots for early voting for primary races — numbers Elections Director Larry Brewer says are down compared to the last presidential election.