Glenn E. “Jeep” Yount, Sr., 78, of Claremont passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013 at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Yount family.
Flash flooding from a severe thunderstorm Saturday damaged many residences, businesses and roads roads throughout Catawba County.
The unanticipated stormed started with rain approximately at 4 a.m. and did not let up till the afternoon hours Saturday.
A pair of friends looking for lost horses found more than they expected Sunday morning when they discovered a decomposing body on the outskirts of Conover.
According to Catawba County sheriff officials, the friends were looking for horses off of Punch Loop Road that had been spooked by the recent severe weather.