July 20th, 2014
The Charlotte Hornets run at the NBA Summer League championship is over.
Behind 25 points from Isaiah Canaan, the Houston Rockets ousted the Hornets, 83-79, in the semifinals of the Summer League tournament in Las Vegas.
Rookie P.J. Hairston led Charlotte (3-4) with a game-high 27 points and eight rebounds, while Josh Davis added 18 points and 14 rebounds.
For the seventh time this season, a member of the Hickory Crawdads baseball team has been called up.
Right-handed relief pitcher Josh McElwee was called up to High-A Myrtle Beach on Friday, joining fellow Crawdads Cody Kendall, Kevin Pucetas, Lewis Brinson, Nick Vickerson, Abel De Los Santos, and Kevin Torres as a member of the Pelicans.
Lance Stephenson hopes to be the final piece in the Charlotte Hornetsâ€™ quest for an NBA championship.
The 6-foot-5 guard was introduced as the newest member of the team during a press conference Friday at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Johnny Clarence Saunders 67 of Newton died Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice. The Saunders family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service, 828-465-2111
Rev. Charles Mack Pace, age 65, of Stanley passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
4-year-old Logan Putnam was swimming with friends in Lake Hickory on May 24 when he was left underwater for 10 minutes, officials said. Putnam died the following Monday as a result of the incident.
To read more of this story, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
District Attorney James C. Gaither, Jr announces the conviction of April Jean Anderson, 36, of Winston-Salem, NC, for (F) Obstruction of Justice (2 counts) after a two day trial in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court this week. The jury deliberated for approximately two hours prior to returning the verdicts of guilty as charged.
The Catawba County United Way is reaching out to citizens to "Stuff the Bus" with school supplies for local children who need them.
Downtown Newton will be busy this weekend with the final 'Movies in the Park' and a Cruisinâ€™ Newton car show.
The movie will be â€śDespicable Me 2â€ť and be shown at Southside Park Friday evening. The movie event and popcorn is sponsored by Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet and the arts and crafts for the children before the movie will be provided by Vertical Church in Newton.
In the teamâ€™s 35th season, the Catawba County Hornets aim to do something no other team in the Central Carolinas Football League has ever done â€” repeat.
The Hornets are coming off a championship season in the CCFL.
The teamâ€™s returning players were presented with their title rings on Thursday during practice.