A former Maiden municipal employee and high school soccer coach who once held a position of trust in the town is now indicted for embezzlement.
â€¨A Catawba County Grand Jury indicted Dennis Rolando Ly, of Maiden, this week on three felony counts of embezzlement of public funds by a public officer or trustee.
â€¨Ly, who worked as a part-time employee for Maiden Parks and Recreation for nearly 15 years, is accused of taking funds intended for sports leagues and other parks and recreation activities for personal use.â€¨
Fans of the National Gourd Lady are remembering Margaret â€śSparkyâ€ť Sparkman after she passed away in the night Tuesday.
See The O-N-Eâ€™s tribute to Sparky, as well as elected officialsâ€™ reflections on the perpetually positive â€śjewel of Conoverâ€ť â€”Â all in the Thursday print edition of The O-N-E.
Government is going live on the Internet, as Conover is working on a project to stream city council meetings on the web.
Police in Hickory busted a small-scale methamphetamine lab after an anonymous tip.