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Steve Arpin’s racing experience covers a wide spectrum, ranging from snowmobiles to dirt to NASCAR, and it all has been instrumental in the Huntersville resident becoming a title contender in the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship.

A Catawba County Superior Court jury deliberated about 2 1/2 hours before returning guilty verdicts against April Jean Anderson, authorities said.

The attack was reported shortly after 11 p.m. July 6 near Springs Road in northeast Hickory, authorities said.

The 2-year-old boy suffered cuts and bruises on his face, including a 1 1/2-inch gash, from the bottle, authorities said.

Hickory Crawdads catcher-outfielder Joe Jackson never knew “Shoeless Joe” Jackson, the great-great-great-uncle whose name he carries.

Folkmoot: The Hickory International Council will bring Folkmoot, a festival celebrating global cultures, to Hickory at 7 p.m. July 20 in the SALT Block Auditorium, 243 Third Ave. N.E., Hickory.

Fundraiser: ST12, a North Carolina-based nonprofit organization, recently raised $12,500 for Hospice Cleveland County. The fundraiser included a poker run, bake sale, 50/50 drawing, silent auction, T-shirt sales, barbecue lunch and live music.

Book sale: Friends of Catawba County Library will meet at 11 a.m. July 14 at the Main Library, 115 W. C St., Newton, to finalize plans for its annual book sale. The meeting is open to the public.

Parks Supervisor Hal White said interest in soccer has mushroomed over the years.

In a wonderful house tucked into the woods in Alexander County live two former actresses. One, a Hickory native, is Peggy Barringer Winslow Baum. The 80-year-old looks and acts decades younger.

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