Archive - Apr 10, 2012 - News Article
Police believe high gas prices have sparked a string of fuel larcenies from tractor-trailers in Conover and Claremont.
The two cities have been host to about five incidents of fuel larceny in the past three weeks, with the most recent theft being discovered in Conover on Monday morning.
Transportation officials are urging Catawba County residents to help in a statewide effort to reduce trash along roadways.
The spring 2012 Litter Sweep begins this weekend across North Carolina, as volunteers, city officials and state workers will all pick up trash on roadsides.
Nearly 350 volunteers will help build the Zahra Baker All Childrenâ€™s Playground this week in Hickory.
Businesses, municipalities and donors all helped the Western Catawba County Kiwanis Club raise $200,000 for the playground throughout the past year.
Volunteers and staff will help construct the playground Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Police charged two men with attempted murder this week in relation to a March drive-by shooting that wounded a Hickory teenager.
Hickory resident Kasey Sims, 17, was rushed to the hospital March 31 after being shot in his right side near the intersection of N.C. 127 South and 2nd St. SE in Hickory.
Nobody was injured in a late night shooting outside a Latino nightclub in Newton early Sunday morning, but there was a victim â€”Â a traveling taco truck outside Club Seniorial. Police say this isnâ€™t the first time club has been the site of a skirmish.