Archive - Mar 25, 2011 - News Article
Murder suspect Everette Hewitt's picture appeared on Catawba County's Facebook page on March 15 at 9:17 p.m. Twelve hours later, Hewitt was in jail.
Catawba County posted Hewitt's photo and physical description on its Facebook site as more than 100 sheriff's deputies searched for Hewitt near the Claremont area.
Less than 30 minutes after the picture went online, the Facebook message received a comment posting a reported sighting of Hewitt on Emmanuel Church Road, near where Hewitt allegedly shot three people and injured another.
Catawba County Schools Board of Education and Conover City Council will have scheduled meetings this upcoming week. CCS will meet at 5:30 p.m.
Monday in the Annex Boardroom, 2285 N. Anderson Ave. in Newton.
Conover City Council's a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers at Conover City Hall.
All agendas are subject to change. All meetings are open to the public and offer time public comments.
Catawba County Schools
Superintendent Glenn Barger will give a 2011-12 school calendar update.
The Board will consider the following items for approval:
For nearly 64 years, Pete Kirby has been a merchant in downtown Newton.
First working as an employee for Alman's Home Furnishings and then owning the furniture retail business, he's helped residents throughout eastern Catawba County establish their households.
Now, giant yellow signs outside Alman's showrooms on East First Street herald a retirement sale and Kirby's plans to step away from the business' day-to-day operations.
But it isn't the first time he's stepped away from the store.