Archive - Jul 22, 2011
After The Artist's Cafe closes Saturday, the building's owner says the restaurant space won't be vacant for long.
"If (Artist's Cafe owner) Louie (Dimarhos) decides to close, he will move out some time next month," said property owner Lynn Nguyen. "After he moves out, another new owner is going to move in."
Nguyen said an owner of a Hickory Mexican restaurant is interested in opening a business in the downtown Newton restaurant space that includes kitchen equipment and furniture. She said she is hopeful that the new restaurant will be open within six months.
A man stole his ex-girlfriendâ€™s car Friday after he wouldnâ€™t take no for an answer.
Authorities say Sean Donald Sweeney, 42, of Hickory, arrived at Carillon Assisted Living in Newton on Friday morning in hopes of borrowing a car belonging to ex-girlfriend, Kimberly Rocket, who works at the facility.
After Rocket told her ex-boyfriend he couldn't use the car, Sweeney threw a brick through the window, got in and drove the 1993 Mercury Sable to the 1300 block of 2nd Ave. NW in Hickory, according to Newton Police Capt. Kevin Yarborough.
Thieves stole two luxury sports cars from a Hickory dealership in broad daylight Thursday.
At about 3:25 p.m. on Thursday, Paramount Porsche in Hickory reported at about 3:25 p.m. that two $80,000 cars â€“ and their keys â€“ disappeared, according to police. Â
Paramount representatives told Hickory police investigators that they were showing cars to several customers earlier in the day, noting that additional customers were also waiting in the showroom. Â Â
Hickory native and current University of Texas menâ€™s basketball coach Rick Barnes was at his alma mater, Lenoir-Rhyne, on Thursday and Friday for his annual basketball camp.
Barnes is a three-time Big 12 coach of the year (1999, 2003, 2008) and has guided the Longhorns to three Big 12 championships (1999, 2006, 2008) and 13 NCAA tournament appearances, including one Final Four appearance in 2003.
Barnes owns a career head coaching record of 524-257 as the coach for Texas (1999-present), Clemson (1995-1998), Providence (1989-1994) and George Mason (1988). He graduated from L-R in 1977.