Archive - Aug 6, 2010
Catawba Town Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday to discuss budget problems. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. with a closed session to discuss personnel matters, and then Council members will move into open session to discuss issues with the town’s budget.
“We’re going to have to make some changes in the budget,” said Catawba Mayor Vance Readling.
Two men entered a Newton home Wednesday offering financial assistance. Less than 10 minutes later, the men left with the homeownerâ€™s wallet.
The homeownerâ€™s female relative was visiting the manâ€™s residence about 1:15 p.m., and when she opened the door to enter the house, the suspects came in behind her.
â€śIt was an uninvited and illegal entry,â€ť said Newton Police Capt. Kevin Yarborough. â€śBut it was more of a rush-in situation. They went in and were trying to get (the man and woman) off their guard.â€ť
One residential property in Maiden was cleaned to rectify nuisance ordinance violations, and additional violating properties are under investigation.
â€śWe donâ€™t mess around,â€ť said Sam Schultz, Maiden planning director. â€śWe send out a letter, and weâ€™re coming.â€ť
Maiden recently implemented a public hearing based-process to clean and rectify properties in violation of the townâ€™s nuisance ordinance.
â€śMaiden takes a lot of pride in itself,â€ť Schultz said. â€śIf you have a person who isnâ€™t doing what theyâ€™re supposed to be doing, theyâ€™re endangering the health, safety and welfare of others.â€ť
Lenoir-Rhyneâ€™s Carlee Carpenter left an impressive record in her athletic career at Bandys. The accomplished softball player also left her mark on the state record books. Carpenter set the North Carolina record for career triples â€“ the hardest type of hit to earn in softball â€“ her senior year with the Trojans.
â€śI really donâ€™t have a clue how that happened,â€ť she said.
Carpenter was voted as The Observer News Enterpriseâ€™s Female Athlete of the Decade presented by Dan Waters and Associates. Carpenter was nominated and voted on by readers of The O-N-E.
The off-duty Huntersville Police detective who was involved in a minor accident in Catawba County and later killed in a one-car collision was legally drunk at the time of the crash.
Tests from the N.C. Medical Examinerâ€™s Office revealed that Kimberly Sue Nesbitt, 43, of Mooresville, had a blood alcohol level of .22 when she crashed her car July 5 on Lowrance Road near Catawba, said N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper R.E. Rudisill.
A driver is legally intoxicated with a blood alcohol level of .08 or more, which means Nesbitt was more than three times over the legal limit at the time of the crash.