Archive - Aug 24, 2011
Nelson Lee Clark, 53, of Newton passed away Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 at Catawba Valley Medical Center due to a motorcycle accident. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Clark family.
David Clarence Penley, 56, of Claremont passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. The Penley family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover.
The roar of school bus engines and the sight of children climbing aboard the "big cheese" marks the start of another school year.
However, as Catawba County Schools sends nearly 250 school buses to serve the county's three school systems, the overseer of school transportation in the county is forced to do more with less.
For the past ten years, Nelson Clarkâ€™s life has revolved around Harley Davidson.
He loved to ride, but not just for himself. Every year, Clark rode in charity events and fundraisers, including an annual even for kids at Conover School.
â€śHe did the Christmas toy run every winter and was always involved in charities,â€ť said Ginger Mitchell, Clarkâ€™s sister.
On Tuesday, Clark was killed in a traffic accident doing the thing he loved most â€“ riding his Harley. Â
Clark, of Newton, was killed after his motorcycle hit a car that failed to stop for a red light.
Police have named Camyron Fredrick Johnson as a suspect in connection with the murder of a Hickory taxicab driver Tuesday night.
Johnson is a 22-year-old white male that weighs 180 to 190 pounds and stands 5 feet 10 inches tall. Police consider him armed and dangerous.
He is wanted in connection with the murder of Adam Todd Williams, 32, of Hickory, who was murdered Tuesday night after responding to a fare near the LongHorn Steakhouse parking lot on U.S. 70.
STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) â€” NASCAR points leader Kyle Busch lost his driver's license for 45 days on Tuesday for driving 128 mph on a road close to a day-care center and church in a nearly $400,000 car. His lawyer said his client was not treated "like any other citizen."
Busch, who doesn't need a license to compete in NASCAR, also was fined $1,000, sentenced to 30 hours of community service and put on one year of unsupervised probation. He pleaded guilty to speeding and no contest to reckless and careless driving in North Carolina District Court in Iredell County.