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Teens charged in crime string

August 31, 2010

Two area teenagers are in jail after an alleged weekend crime spree.
Christopher Grant Goins, 17, and Christian Aaron Chesko, 16, both of Hickory, are in Catawba County jail on charges of first-degree burglary, felony larceny and larceny after breaking and entering.
“They went on a crime spree,” said Catawba County Chief Deputy Coy Reid.
The teens, who are students at Fred. T. Foard High School in Newton, are charged in connection with thefts and vandalism at an area residence, a golf course, an airfield and more than 20 car break-ins, Reid said.

Bilingual officers, doctors needed

August 31, 2010

When medical or law enforcement officials respond to an emergency, communication is key, but officials’ ability to serve citizens can be threatened by language barriers.

Almost 10 percent of Catawba County residents speak a language other than English in their homes, according to the United States Census Bureau.

Conover Police Department has two Spanish-speaking officers to translate and assist on calls involving Latino citizens.

Jury awards Conover couple $1.5M

August 31, 2010

A jury awarded a Conover couple $1.5 million for personal injury from an allegedly faulty hernia repair patch.

Christopher Thorpe, 51, and his wife, Laure, successfully sued patch manufacturer Davol Inc. and its parent company C.R. Bard as a result of the companies’ negligent product design, which injured Thorpe after the product’s insertion.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

August 31, 2010

Aubrey Dale Williams, 84, of Maiden, passed away Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, at Catawba Valley Living at Rockbarn in Claremont.  The family will receive friends Thursday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. at Burke Mortuary in Newton prior to the service.

Terry Michael Killian, 57, of Claremont, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at WFU Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, following a courageous 18-month battle with Leukemia.  The Killian family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home and Crematory in Newton.

Cougars Cage Bears

August 31, 2010

The Alexander Central Cougars defeated the Bunker Hill Bears 8-1 on Monday at Bunker Hill. The Bears dropped to 0-2-0 after the loss. Terry Aviles scored the lone goal for Bunker Hill in the first half on a shot from the right side of the field. Jeremy Whisnant scored two goals for Alex Central.

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