Archive - May 2, 2011
On Friday, 183 postal workers were informed they might either lose their jobs or travel to Greensboro for work after threats of a mail processing consolidation.
Norman Allen, of Claremont and an employee with the Hickory Processing and Distribution Center in Conover, asked for support from Catawba County Commissioners on Monday during the commissioners' scheduled meeting to stop the mail processing center consolidation.
A 19-year-old accused of shooting and mutilating his roommate won't face the death penalty.
During an administrative hearing in Catawba County Superior Court on Monday, prosecutors with 25th Judicial District Attorney's office said they won't seek the death penalty against Michael Joseph Anderson.
During a 9-1-1 call Feb. 14, Anderson confessed to shooting Stephen Starr with a shotgun before using an axe to mutilate the victim's body.
Anderson also told 9-1-1 dispatchers he "took some pills" that made him "go mad."
Kathy Ann Sheffield Hughes, 55, of Claremont, died Monday, May 2, 2011, at Brian Center East.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 3, 2011, from 6-8 p.m. in the Chapel of Drum Funeral Home.
Rev. Gareth Drew “Garry” Ballard, 77, of Hickory, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2011, at his residence. The Ballard family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home, Hickory.
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” Osama bin Laden, the face of global terrorism and architect of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, was killed in a firefight with elite American forces Monday, then quickly buried at sea in a stunning finale to a furtive decade on the run.
Long believed to be hiding in caves, bin Laden was tracked down in a costly, custom-built hideout not far from a Pakistani military academy. The stunning news of his death prompted relief and euphoria outside the White House and around the globe, yet also deepening fears of terrorist reprisals against the United States and its allies.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) â€” The body of an 18-year-old North Carolina man has been found in Myrtle Beach.
The body of Jeremy Lee Truitt of Maiden, N.C., was found about 1 p.m. Sunday by lifeguards and the Myrtle Beach Police Department's beach patrol.
Truitt had been missing since Wednesday afternoon.
Horry County Coroner Robert Edge says the death has been ruled an accidental drowning and no autopsy is planned.
Police say Truitt was one of three teens swimming together when he disappeared beneath the water.