Archive - Nov 2, 2011 - News Article
Search teams found a Denver man early Thursday morning about eight hours after he was reported missing.
Searchers found Johnny Thompson, 72, in a wooded area about a half mile from his home at 3 a.m. Thursday. Thompson was awake and leaning against a tree.
Lincoln County EMS Parademics evaluated Thompson and took him to the hospital.
At 7:55 p.m. Wednesday, Denver Fire Department responded to the report of a missing person in the area of St. James Church Road and Kidville Road. The Lincoln County Land Search Team and other groups helped search for Thompson.
Seven candidates hope to secure a seat on the Maiden Town Council in this year's election.
Only three men will be successful in that quest.
Incumbents David Boldon, Max Bumgarner Jr. and Howard Ervin are running for re-election.
They are joined by challengers George McClellan, who served four years ago on the council; Mike Moore, who served on the council from 2007-2009; William (Bill) Cashion, who is running for the first time; and Wayne McKinney.
Only Boldon, Bumgarner and Moore responded to an election survey from The O-N-E. Read more about those candidates on page 2.
Later this month, Shivam Desai will coast 800 feet through downtown Lenoir while lying on his stomach in a wooden and metal car propelled by compressed air in a propane tank.
His physics teacher and his classmates will cheer him through the whole ride.
Desai and his honors physics classmates at Newton-Conover High School comprise one of at least six teams from Catawba County schools that will participate in the first Western North Carolina Gravity Games Soapbox Race.
"I want to be an engineer," said Desai, a senior. "So I was all game for this."
Former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield is in trouble â€” again.
Mayfield was arrested on methamphetamine possession charges Tuesday afternoon at his home in Catawba.
Catawba County sheriff's deputies found about 1.5 grams of methamphetamine inside Mayfield's residence at 6397 Hudson Chapel Road around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Deputies were serving a search warrant for suspected stolen property when they found the drugs in an undisclosed room in Mayfield's home.
Officers also seized a "large amount of stolen goods" from buildings and trailers.
Newton-Conover's volleyball team is bound for the North Carolina 2A State Championship game!
Catawba County residents shared their views with North Carolina's house speaker on Tuesday and school board candidates are sharing their ideas for Newton-Conover City Schools.
Details from these stories and more is available for readers of The Observer News Enterprise's Wednesday print and online editions.