Archive - Jun 2012 - News Article
Two men face murder charges after a Wednesday night shooting that left one man dead and another seriously injured in the Vale area.
Monita Gibbs was due to give birth to a son on Tuesday, but a different kind of emergency brought neighbors, police and fire to the Conover home of the mother of a disabled child.
"I went into the laundry room and I just saw smoke," she said. "A lot of smoke."
A city street has caught the attention of Newton City Council member Tom Rowe and he said he wants to see something done about it.
A Newton man was killed Tuesday afternoon when he was hit by a car while riding a lawnmower near his mailbox.
Newton-Conover High School alumni are cooking up a unique fundraiser that could be just the recipe the school's media center needs to get more books.
Red Devil alumni graduating between 1957 and 1995 shared their favorite recipes and compiled a cookbook to raise money in support of current and future Newton-Conover High School students.
In a move that could eliminate abandoned, eyesore buildings and spur new economic development, Catawba County leaders will waive certain landfill and erosion control permit fees beginning July 1.
A man tried to set his residence on fire after a disagreement with his mother over the telephone.
Timothy Joseph Fairbanks Jr., 31, was arrested about 5 p.m. Monday afternoon and charged with arson after an incident on Linville Drive in Hickory.
N.C. 10 is closed near the intersection with Startown Road after a vehicle hit a person on a lawnmower.
Traffic is currently being diverted through the Food Lion shopping center near the Startown crossroads, while emergency responders administer CPR to the victim.
The O-N-E will deliver more details as they become available.
Bright sunny skies and warming temperatures weren't enough to keep Dick Walker out of the garden Monday.
"It's actually a great day to be out working," he said. "Low humidity and it isn't really hot."
After two Newton leaders balked at plans for a 6.2 percent power rate hike earlier this month, a proposed $38.5 million spending plan is back up for debate.