Archive - Nov 17, 2011 - News Article
Police recovered more stolen property at Jeremy Mayfieldâ€™s home this week, but no further charges have been filed against him.
Mayfield, a former NASCAR driver, was indicted last week on charges of possession of methamphetamine after police served a search warrant at his home in Catawba on Nov. 1. In addition to finding 1.5 ounces of meth in the search, authorities also recovered more than $100,000 in equipment stolen from Lincoln and Iredell counties.
Connie Clark held back tears Thursday.
She had just visited impoverished elementary school students and a soup kitchen full of poor and homeless adults.
In people of all ages, she saw desperate needs.
Clark and more than 100 other Catawba County residents observed poverty's effect on their neighbors Thursday, and they discussed opportunities to help the needy.
RALEIGH â€” A leading state House Democrat wants a Republican lawmaker investigated by his colleagues about two economic development nonprofit groups that he operates and were scrutinized by an outside advocacy group this year.
Now the House's leader says he'll ask an ethics panel to review situation to determine if an investigation is needed after N.C. Rep. Stephen Laroque provided loans for two state lawmakers including Catawba County's N.C. Rep. Mark Hilton.
The O-N-E continues its examination of homelessness in Catawba County as area organizations observe Hunger and Homelessness Week.
On a rainy day that would have been Zahra Bakerâ€™s 12 birthday, Kiwanis Clubs in the region broke ground on a memorial playground in Hickory.
In Newton, city leaders want to ease rules for civic clubs promoting events with temporary signs placed in public rights of way. Businesses, too, could benefit from new sign rules.
Donâ€™t miss OUTLOOKâ€™s feature spotlight on performances of "The Nutcracker Suite" at Newton-Conover Auditorium.