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April 30th

'Clyde' sentenced for role in crime spree

April 30, 2012

A Georgia man pled guilty to dozens of charges Monday related to a 2011 crime spree that many locals refer to as the “Bonnie and Clyde” incident.  

Gas Prices Lower Now Than 2011

April 30, 2012

There was good news Monday for drivers in Catawba County, and throughout the Carolinas.

After rising for much of the year, gas prices in the two states dropped below levels reported a year ago.

AAA Carolinas reports that gas in North Carolina reached the benchmark on Monday, dropping to about $3.79 a gallon — about 2 cents less than April 30, 2011.

Schools seek proctors during testing period

April 30, 2012

Hundreds of Catawba County students will take end-of-year tests during the next six weeks.

The county’s three school districts need help administering those tests, and officials hope community volunteers will serve as proctors.

Catawba man injured in shootout

April 30, 2012

A Catawba man was one of three injured early Saturday morning during a shootout at a Hickory gas station.

Jamar James, 31, of Catawba, was shot in the back about 2:15 a.m. Saturday during what police believe to be a gang-related shooting at the Hickory Quality Mart Shell gas station.

Mayfield property auctioned

April 30, 2012

It appears the bank will maintain control of ex-NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield's foreclosed property in Catawba — for a price of $1.725 million.

Carolina Farm Credit owns the mortgage for Mayfield's property. The institution tendered the only bid for the property at a foreclosure auction Monday at the Catawba County Justice Center in Newton.

April 27th

Catawba County's Week Ahead

April 27, 2012

Claremont hosts a citywide yardsale, the Greater Hickory Metro hosts the annual Parade of Homes and a barbershop singing group raises money for a Newton crisis-assistance ministry — all this week in Catawba County.

EXCLUSIVE: New brewery on tap

April 27, 2012

A new development is docking in one of Hickory's empty manufacturing ports, and it brings with it an anchor that will help the city brew good things in the future.

Early-voter turnout down — so far

April 27, 2012

While it may seem like there’s more traffic at the polls this year, elections officials say overall early voting numbers are down compared to 2008.

More than 2,000 Catawba County residents have already cast their ballots for early voting for primary races — numbers Elections Director Larry Brewer says are down compared to the last presidential election.

This week's criminal convictions

April 27, 2012

The following people were convicted of felony offenses and sentenced this week in Criminal Superior Court:

* Walter Ray Danner, 45, of Newton, was convicted of felony possession of stolen vehicle and misdemeanor driving while impaired and sentenced to consecutive sentences of 6-8 months and then 120 days in the N.C. Department of Correction.

Students charged in explosion

April 27, 2012

Police say three student-athletes were among four men responsible for a chemical explosion inside a Lenoir-Rhyne University dorm earlier this week.

Hickory fire and police responded to Morgan Dorm just after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a call of an explosion.

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