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Police officers recovering after injuries in chase

October 24, 2013

CLAREMONT — One Claremont police officer is suffering bruises while another was seeing a specialist Wednesday after the two men were injured during a chase Tuesday evening.

The chase began as a routine traffic stop for stolen tags near the intersection of Cobbs Drive and North Lookout Street.

Police charge suspect in gas station hold-up

October 24, 2013

NEWTON — Newton Police have charged a Maiden man with holding up the Hess-Wilco gas station/convenience store on U.S. 321-Business in Newton, and firing shots at a witness' vehicle.

Dimitris Rashawn Williams, 21, of 307 S. D. Ave. in Maiden, was taken into custody Wednesday, according to multiple sources.

Williams faces several sets of charges in the incident, according to county records.

Paws-on reading

October 24, 2013

NEWTON — “A dog can’t be p-i-n-k,” Sarah Wilson, 6, sounds out in a meek, shy voice. Sarah is tucked away in a corner of the Catawba County Library in Newton reading her “Pinkalicious” book. She is wearing pink flip-flops, a pink shirt and pink shorts.

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