January 9th, 2012
An area softball legend died last week at the age of 69.
David â€śStanâ€ť Harvey, a member of the famous Howardâ€™s Furniture softball teams in the 1970s and 1980s, died at his home in Gaston County.
Harvey started playing softball at the age of 14 in his native Tennessee.
At the age of 21, Harvey joined Richard Howardâ€™s Furniture softball team.
Playing a mixture of outfield and first base, Harvey became a part of teams that won five national softball crowns, including 1973, 1974, 1981, 1983 and 1984.
NEW YORK (AP) â€” Carmelo Anthony shook off a poor shooting night to make the tiebreaking basket with 2:39 remaining and score 22 points, and the New York Knicks avenged an embarrassing loss to the Charlotte Bobcats with a 91-87 victory on Monday night.
Amare Stoudemire also shot poorly but had 25 points and 12 rebounds, while Tyson Chandler finished with 20 points and 13 boards. Anthony was only 6 of 18 from the field, but scored eight of the Knicks' final nine points.
Tuesday, Jan. 10
Bandys basketball at South Iredell
Bandys wrestling vs. South Iredell HS
Bunker Hill wrestling vs. West Caldwell, 7 p.m.
Bunker Hill basketball at West Caldwell
Fred T. Foard basketball at St. Stephens
Fred T. Foard wrestling vs. St. Stephens, 6 p.m.
Maiden basketball vs. East Burke
Maiden wrestling at East Burke, 7 p.m.
N-C basketball at Draughn
N-C wrestling vs. Draughn, 7 p.m.
St. Stephens basketball vs. Foard
NWC swim meet at Hickory YMCA
Wednesday, Jan. 11
N-C swimming at Valdese
NWC meet at Lenoir
Clay Douglas Sipe, 50, of Jim Beard Road, Maiden passed away Sunday, January 8, 2012 at his residence. Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Sipe Family.
Grover “Bosco” Robinson Jr., 65, of Newton, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2011, at his residence.
Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Robinson family.
Conoverâ€™s newest tech upgrade puts a host of city services in the palm of your hand â€” for free.
The city launched its â€śConover Mobileâ€ť application recently, giving cell phone and tablet users an all-access look at the city virtually anywhere.
The web portal has already won a state award.
Conover was notified in December it was a second quarterly winner of the Government Innovation Grant award, a program intended to reward technology-based innovation across governments through incentives.
The N.C. State Bar placed an injunction on a Newton attorney and requested more of his financial records.
A Wake County Superior Court judge ordered Friday that a preliminary injunction be placed on Lewis E. Waddell, a licensed Bar attorney who operates a Newton office and lives in Conover, after it appears he mishandled funds in a local clientâ€™s estate bank account.
The Bar also requested Waddell turn over current and closed client files for further investigation.
Waddell says he has consented to the order and has turned over all of his financial records.
A father and son were shot Sunday night after an argument escalated during a card game in Vale.
Authorities say a group of men were playing cards and drinking about 8 p.m. Sunday near the 7000 block of N.C. 10 West in Vale when an argument over a woman escalated and two of the men were shot.
Paul David Tallent, 49, and Dustin Dwayne Tallent, 27, both sustained non-life-threatening injuries after being shot once each by a revolver at their residence at 7429 N.C. 10 West in Vale, said Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid.
This week, Hickory Metro entrepreneurs can learn innovative ways to improve business, and children can learn elementary Spanish.
Early next week, area groups will host events to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Read on for more about upcoming events in Catawba County. If you have information about upcoming events, send the details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catawba County Schools is going to spend at least $10,500 for help is searching for a new leader to replace outgoing superintendent Glenn Barger. Details only in The O-N-E: www.observernewsonline.com/content/ccs-hires-search-help.
Catawba County is looking for citizen input as it plans a new library for Sherrills Ford: www.observernewsonline.com/content/officials-seek-input-new-library.
Whatâ€™s on deck for Catawba County prep athletes this week? Find out online: www.observernewsonline.com/content/o-n-e-sports-schedule-week-7.
HICKORY â€” The North Carolina police department that solved the killing of a disabled 10-year-old Australian girl now has a portrait of the child to remind them of their duty to protect children.
A resident gave the city's police department the watercolor painting of the freckle-faced girl.
Police Chief Tom Adkins received the painting Friday with investigators who solved Zahra's slaying. Adkins says the painting will be a reminder of the need to protect children by reporting abuse.