May 6th, 2013
Jackson Gilliam nearly lost his life in October of 2011.
Two years later, the Bandys senior baseball player is going to have the time of his life playing college baseball.
To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Ashley Moore Hart, 42, of Hickory, went home to be with her Lord, Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice. The Hart family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Cremations in Newton.
Claremont is excited to announce its new Police Chief, Deputy Chief Gary Bost, to assume the post vacated by longtime Chief Gerald Tolbert.
A Hickory teacher made his first appearance in court at the Catawba County Justice Center on Monday for two counts of Felony Secret Peeping.
Scott William Grantham, 50, of 1371 5th St. NE in Hickory was arrested on Friday, May 3 at Arndt Middle School for the two felony charges. Grantham was an English as Second Language teacher at the school.
The headline act for the Conover Tavern was arrested Saturday at the Holiday Inn Express in Conover for drug related offenses.
Rap artist, Sean P. Joseph from Atlanta Ga., was arrested and charged with Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver marijuana, simple assault and Possession of Scheduled III Controlled substance.
Below is a look at Tuesday and Wednesday's prep sports playoff game (weather permitting):
CVAC championship (at Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds)
Bandys (17-7) vs. Draughn (14-9), 7 p.m.
CVAC championship (at Maiden High School)
Maiden (19-3) vs. Draughn (15-9), 6 p.m.
A number of different prep sports events from Monday were postponed due to rain in the area.
Baseball and softball tournaments in the Catawba Valley 2A were moved to Tuesday.
Sophomore Ricki Kuhnâ€™s two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning lifted Maiden to a 3-2 victory against Bunker Hill in the semifinals of the CVAC softball tournament on Friday at MHS.
The Lady Blue Devils (19-3) face Draughn in the tournament final on Monday in a rematch of last weekâ€™s 8-1 loss by Maiden in its season finale in Valdese.
Here is an updated look at the baseball and softball tournament brackets for the Catawba Valley 2A and Northwestern 3A/4A:
No. 1 Bandys 10, No. 8 Newton-Conover 0 (five innings)
No. 4 West Caldwell 7, No. 5 Maiden 1
No. 2 Draughn 5, No. 7 South Iredell 4
No. 6 East Burke 13, No. 3 Bunker Hill 8
The annual “Scout Show” will be held on Saturday, May 4, from 1 p.m. till 5 p.m. at the American Legion Fairgrounds on U.S. 70 in Newton.