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Moped theft leads to deadly crash

August 23, 2010

Two men killed in a head-on collision Sunday were suspects in a moped theft, which occurred earlier that morning.

Christopher Archie Greene, 27, of Newton, and Brian Odell Lail, 30, of Hickory, were traveling in a 1990 Chevrolet pickup truck on Startown Road near Settlemyre Bridge Road in Newton about 1:45 a.m. Sunday, said Sgt. B.E. Hipp of the N.C. Highway Patrol.

Greene was driving the vehicle and Lail was riding in the truck bed, allegedly holding a moped that was stolen earlier Sunday morning from Legends apartment complex at 2113 21st St. SE in Hickory.

City interviews manager candidates

August 23, 2010

laremont officials will meet this week to interview candidates for the vacant city manager position.

City Council and Claremont citizen Jennifer Lowrance will interview three candidates for the job Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. during closed-session special meetings.

Candidates will be asked a series of more than 20 questions during the interview, and each candidate will be asked the same questions.

“I’ve done several interviews before, and it’s good to include (citizens),” said Tom Hogg, Claremont’s interim city manager.

Women stabbed with stiletto

August 23, 2010

A woman’s ex-boyfriend stabbed her Sunday with a steak knife and her stiletto shoe.

Hickory Police arrested Cameron Caleb Seagle, 21, of Hickory, on Sunday after he allegedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend and mother of his child, Brittany Danielle Wiles, 19, of Hickory.

He is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, attempted first-degree murder and second-degree trespassing.

According to the Hickory Police Department, Seagle waited outside Wiles’ apartment complex at 740 Fifth Ave. SW in Hickory about 2:40 a.m. Sunday.

Cosmetology school sees enrollment increase

August 23, 2010

Twin sisters Blair and Jenna Johnson do just about everything together – including attend cosmetology school.

The sisters are two of 63 students in Catawba Valley Community College’s cosmetology school, a program experiencing record enrollment.

“It’s because the economy has been so bad,” said instructor Joyce Thomas. “People are looking for work where they’re going to get a job in the field, and everybody’s always going to get their hair done. It’s guaranteed.”

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