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Driver still in critical condition

April 28, 2011

The 20-year-old driver in Tuesday's fatal accident is still in critical condition.
A N.C. Highway Patrol spokeswoman said Tyler Scott Good, of Newton, was listed in critical condition Thursday at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
Good was driving a Mitsubishi Eclipse at 3:48 a.m. Tuesday when he lost control of his car, flipped and hit a tree on Mt. Beulah Road in Sherrills Ford. Also in the car with Good was passenger 17-year-old Jordan Bone, of Sherrills Ford, and back-seat passenger Michael Brandon Davis, 18, of Denver.

Council considers café at Station

April 28, 2011

Conover City Council considered an area prospect as a café owner in Conover Station during a recent meeting.

City Manager Donald Duncan Jr. gave a brief presentation to council members at a Monday meeting highlighting a 10-foot-by-10-foot area on the third floor of Conover Station, which officials hope will hold a café.

Duncan said several months ago, the city planning department was approached by a Hickory woman and her husband about opening a coffee shop in Conover. The couple was not identified at the meeting because consideration is not finalized.

Friends remember teen's dreams

April 28, 2011

Jeremy Lee Truitt's dream car was a 1987 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z.

"He loved cars," said Randy Bowman, owner of Heritage Storage/Motors.

"That was just his dream car."

Recalling Truitt's dream car is one of many memories flowing through the minds of Bowman and his wife Pat on Thursday.

Truitt's boss said he was well-liked and a hard-working employee.

"You couldn't ask for a better kid," said Brian McRee, owner of Brookford Cafe and Catering.

Many mourned, including the Bowmans, who feel like they lost a son.

City 'shakes up' annual Unity Day

April 28, 2011

Celebrating diversity and unity is nothing new for Newton, but as the city began planning this year's Unity Day it decided the annual event needed a little something extra.

"We are trying to do something a little different," said Newton Mayor Robert Mullinax, who is chair of the Newton Human Relations Council, which organizes Unity Day. "We wanted to try to shake it up and make it a more festive atmosphere."

This year's Unity Day event is set for Saturday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., at Southside Park, and it promises musical entertainment, food and fun.

The event is free to the public.

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