Archive - Sep 13, 2011 - News Article
A hearing to determine the venue for Elisa Bakerâ€™s second-degree murder trial was postponed Monday so attorneys in the case can resolve â€śissues that have surfaced.â€ť
Neither the state nor Elisaâ€™s defense attorney will disclose what the â€śissuesâ€ť are, but both sides agree the situation can be resolved on Wednesday morning.
The court was supposed to decide on Monday where Elisaâ€™s trial will be held, but the hearing was postponed after both sides said they needed to further discuss undisclosed â€śissuesâ€ť in the case.
A Claremont woman is recovering in the hospital after being stabbed in the chest by her partner.
Police say a group of friends was playing cards and drinking alcohol on Friday when an argument between Cheryl Flowers and Loretta Gibbs began.
The argument escalated, and Gibbs stabbed Flowers in the chest with a knife, said Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid.
Flowers was taken to Catawba Valley Medical Center with serious injuries on Friday, but Reid said Monday that she is in stable condition.
Owners of a vacant house found the structure flushed of its bathroom and kitchen amenities on Sunday after thieves stole toilets and cabinets.
Newton police say suspects stole toilets, a heat pump and kitchen and bathroom cabinets from the house at 1205 Old Conover-Startown recently.
â€śThis is not the common (breaking and entering) that we have,â€ť said Newton Police Major Kevin Yarborough, adding that the incident was a unique situation because of the items stolen.
Matthew Tessnear joined The Observer News Enterprise as managing editor, Catawba County;s community newspaper announced Monday,
"We are excited to announce this new addition to our staff," said O-N-E Publisher Michael Willard. "Matthew has a solid background in journalism, and I am confident that he will help The O-N-E continue to report news that is important to the readers of our newspapers and our online publication."
Tessnear, 26, is a native of Alexis in Gaston County. He studied journalism at Gardner-Webb University and graduated with a bachelorâ€™s degree in 2007.