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80 years of history and 57 years of marriage have been tied together with red laces for one local couple.
"I never thought I'd own a baseball team," said Luther Beaver, part owner of the Hickory Crawdads. "When it came time to make a living, baseball had to take a backseat."
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.