Archive - May 10, 2012
J.D. Bowman, 92, of Hickory, died May 9, 2012, at Frye Regional Medical Center.
A celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 11, 2012, in the chapel of Drum Funeral Home in Hickory. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
Claremont hopes to cut spending while tackling big initiatives in the coming fiscal year.
City officials say better financing and projected upticks from revenue streams will allow the city to scale back its budget and accomplish specific goals set by councilmen in recent years.
Seven North Carolina law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in 2011. Throughout the nation, 36 officers have already fallen this year.
To date, there have been about 510 line-of-duty deaths in the state of North Carolina, including nearly a dozen officers from Catawba County.
Dedric Robinson says he envisioned a career with the FBI or Secret Service after graduating from college.
A federal government hiring freeze in the early 1990s sent Robinson searching for a different path. At the suggestion of a mentor, he pursued a career with N.C. Highway Patrol.
Residents of northwest Newton may notice their water is discolored later this month as city workers test fire hydrants in the area.
Newton Fire Department conducts hydrant testing north of "A" Street and west of Main Avenue beginning May 21. Testing helps locate hydrants in need of repair or replacement, according to a press release from the city.
Authorities say a man stabbed his brother in the shoulder this morning during an argument over their father.
Witnesses told police that Derek Dellinger stabbed his brother, Scotty, with a knife shortly after 9 a.m. outside a home on Emmanuel Church Road near Conover.
Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid reminded criminals they canâ€™t out run the law. He chased down a burglar on foot Wednesday.
A familiar face takes over Maiden football. Frank Snider returns to the Blue Devils' Den. The O-N-E first delivered the official announcement online at www.observernewsonline.com, and our Twitter followers found out first @TheONENews.