Archive - May 2011
Three suspects were arrested Monday in relation to a breaking and entering call near Kelly Street in Conover.
After breaking into a residence around 3:30 p.m., Carl Robinson and two unidentified suspects fled toward Tri-City Baptist Church on Highway 16 North.
When the suspects wrecked their car near the church, Robinson fled the scene while another male and female suspects were taken into custody.
The names of the other suspects weren't released as of press time Monday.
Investigators are researching a fire that started at a mobile home while a husband and wife were inside.
Bandys Volunteer Fire Department arrived at 4662 N.C. 16 South at about 5:15 p.m. Monday to discover a mobile home fully engulfed in flames. The couple, who was inside at the time the fire started, escaped unharmed from their home.
The fire destroyed at least half of the home.
The Catawba County Fire Marshal's Office is investigating.
The town of Catawba plans to cut its budget by 8.8 percent during the next fiscal year in order to match the townâ€™s decline in overall revenue.
The cut will eliminate about $80,000 from the townâ€™s total budget, said Catawba Town Manager Brian M. Barnett on Wednesday.
The town will keep its current tax rate of 48 cents per $100 of valuation, Barnett said.
â€śOur biggest issue is a decline in overall revenue to the town,â€ť Barnett said. â€śNow, we have to adjust on our end what we anticipate coming in on revenue.â€ť
A 76-year-old Hickory man started rabies treatments after he was attacked by a fox, which was later confirmed to have rabies.
Officials with Caldwell County Animal Control said that on May 11, the man was playing golf with friends at Granada Farms Country Club Golf Course in Granite Falls. According to the report, at about 2:30 p.m., a fox came out of the woods and attacked the man by biting him on the bottom part of his leg. The manâ€™s golf partners started beating the fox with their golf clubs, killed the animal and called Caldwell County Animal Control.
What better way to experience the annual Music and Mud festival than to get a little muddy?
Outlaw Pottery School, Gallery and Supply in Hickory will once again have a booth set up at the festival Saturday to let event-goers create their own piece of Raku pottery.
Rosalie De Fini Outlaw, who owns the studio with her husband, Jason, said they offered the Raku pottery at last year's festival, and she said it was an activity everyone enjoyed.
Douglas James Gajus Jr., 45, of Sherrills Ford, passed away May 13, 2011, at his residence.
Memorial services will be held Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. at E. F. Drum Funeral Home.
Margie Mae Earle Williams, 71, of Vale, died Friday, May 13, 2011. Her funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2011, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Justin Houser officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
A Maiden man is fighting for his life after a chemical explosion left his lungs, throat and body burned last week.
Jeff Walker, 43, was airlifted to the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Burn Center on Wednesday after a mixture of pool chemicals exploded outside his brother's residence at 709 W. School St. in Maiden.
Walker, who works for the town of Maiden's water and sewer department, is on life support and in critical condition, family members said Monday.
After trying to survive over an hour rain delay and 12 strikeouts, the Bunker Hill baseball teamâ€™s season is over.
The Bears lost to Starmount at home on Friday. The Bears finished with a 26-2 record.
Impressive in victory was Starmount pitcher Alex Barr, who struck out 12 batters and allowed four hits in six innings pitched.
The Rams (17-8) went up 2-0 in the top of the second inning. After third basemen Tanner Mathis reached base on a two-out single, catcher Jake Barr hit a two-run homer off of Bearsâ€™ pitcher Jeremy Null.
About five St. Stephens High School students were allegedly involved in an attempted armed robbery Wednesday.
Hickory Police are investigating an incident, where a 17-year-old victim said he was forced into a silver Volkswagon Jetta, pistol whipped and later drug from the vehicle. The victim said the incident started at a house on 37th Avenue Northeast on Wednesday.
The victim to Hickory Police that when he was able to be released from the vehicle, he got into another car and attempted to follow the Jetta.
Marnice Russell Beaman, 92, of Newton, formerly of Albemarle, died Friday, May 13, 2011, at Abernethy Laurels in Newton. The Beaman family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.
Jeremy “Bird” Eugene Frye, 25, of Claremont passed away Friday, May 13, 2011, due to an automobile accident. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Frye family.