April 13th, 2012
MIAMI, Fla. â€” LeBron James had 19 points and nine rebounds to lead the Miami Heat to a 105-82 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday night.
Chris Bosh had 18 points and seven rebounds as the Heat completed a three-game season-series sweep of Charlotte. Miami led by 22 after three quarters and rested James, who also had five assists, the entire final period.
Newton-Conover High School wants community input in the process of selecting a new football coach, caregivers for the autistic are invited to an information seminar and a barbecue and poker event will raise money for the Claremont Rescue Squad and a scholarship that honors a former city servant.
Those events and more are all in the week ahead for Catawba County.
Catawba County commissioners will discuss adopting a resolution Monday that will support the stateâ€™s proposed marriage amendment.
Arthur Moss monitors his energy usage pretty closely.
So when his electricity bill jumped up hundreds of dollars in recent months, he knew something was wrong. â€¨Moss stood before Maidenâ€™s Town Council last month and asked leaders for some type of explanation, and ultimately help, in figuring out why the bill was so high.
Police are looking for thieves who stole thousands of dollars in aluminum wire from a furniture plant in Conover.
Workers at Southern Furniture in Conover reported a large amount of wiring stripped from its No. 2 plant earlier this week. Conover police say they are still looking for the suspect.
Lois Virginia Eades Ervin Gabriel, 85, of Catawba, died Thursday, April 12, 2012, at Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley in Sherrills Ford.
Fire officials say arson was to blame for a blaze that damaged a Hickory apartment this week.
At 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Hickory firefighters were dispatched to a fire at the Ridgecrest Apartments at 2940 12th Ave. SE.
Firefighters controlled the blaze by 12:19 a.m., and no one was injured.
Investigators estimate damage at $10,000, mostly from heat and smoke.
The Hickory Crawdads opened play at home for the 20th season in fashion on Thursday.
With two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning and tied 2-2 with Asheville, Crawdads left fielder Jordan Akins singled between first and second base, scoring Rougned Odor to break the tie.
For the second time in as many days, the Fred T. Foard softball earned a shutout victory against Bunker Hill at the Cherryville Easter softball tournament.
The Lady Tigers (16-2) scored two runs in the first, four runs in the third, two in the fourth and nine in the fifth to earn the impressive victory.
CHARLOTTE â€” For the first time this week the Detroit Pistons had some fun.
But then, most teams do these days against the NBA-worst Charlotte Bobcats.
Greg Monroe had 25 points and 11 rebounds as the Pistons salvaged a four-game road trip with a 109-85 rout of the woeful Bobcats on Thursday night.