Archive - Jul 7, 2011 - News Article
Catawba County's assistant district attorney was recently reinstated to full duty after being placed on administrative leave following an arrest and DWI charge in Sunset Beach.
Catawba County's assistant district attorney Eric Robert Bellas, 45, of Morganton, was allegedly riding a bicycle on Clubhouse Road at Sunset Beach at about midnight June 20 when he apparently flipped over a guardrail and fell off the bicycle, according to Sunset Beach Police reports and reliable O-N-E sources.
Claremont officials recently approved amendments to its sign ordinance that will allow businesses to incorporate high-rise signs close to its property.
Claremont City Council members approved amendments Tuesday that will establish a high-rise sign overlay district adjacent to Interstate 40 that will let business owners incorporate up to 80-foot-tall signs either on or near their property.
â€śWe are trying to be a little more business friendly,â€ť said Claremont City Manager Doug Barrick. â€śWe are also trying to attract new businesses to the interchange.â€ť Â Â
If you walk around the Hickory American Legion Flea Market on an early Thursday morning, youâ€™re bound to see some interesting things for sale.
Thereâ€™s military gear. Piles of used tires. Comic book collections.
Miniature cacti farms. Live animals. Basically, if the flea market had a motto, it would probably read â€” â€śYou want it, we sell it.â€ť
As area citizens continue to battle the hot and stormy summer months, the county sheriff is also recommending that residents do their part to fight another reoccurring summer plague â€” larceny.
â€śIt goes up a little bit during the summer months,â€ť said Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid. â€śEverything is out in sight where thieves can see it, and thereâ€™s a bigger demand for home equipment and things like that.â€ť