Archive - Jan 2013 - News Article
Former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield may have a few less worries this week.
The cases against him in Catawba and Caldwell counties could be wrapped up as Mayfield was on the court calendar Monday in Caldwell County for four felony larceny charges but the case was continued.
Conover Masonic Lodge No. 709 AF&AM in Conover recently held its installation of new officers.
Senator Austin Allran (R-Catawba and Alexander) was sworn in Wednesday for his 14th two-year term representing the 42nd District in the North Carolina Senate. The oath of office was administered by North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby.
A Denver man has been charged with one felony count of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old female.
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detectives Sally Dellinger and Dan Renn arrested Glenn Andrew Morgan, 57, of 1865 N.C. 16, Denver, on one felony count of Statutory Rape/Sexual Offense of a 13, 14, or 15 year old by a defendant 6 years older.
Two Discovery High School students have earned perfect scores on the SAT.
Senior, Hayden Frye earned a perfect 800 on the verbal portion of the SAT when he took the test in October.
Junior, Geoffrey McGee earned a perfect 800 on the math portion of the SAT when he took the test in December.
The Newton Fire Department responded Wednesday to a house fire at 119 West G street at 2:55 p.m.
The units arrived to find the single story residence filled with smoke and the occupants all accounted for outside.
A single vehicle accident claimed the life of a Conover teen as he was driving home just after 2 a.m. Thursday morning.
Zachary Benefield, 18, a resident of Sipe’s Orchard Home lost control of his 2000 Acura passenger car while traveling north on Herman Sipe Road according to North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper C.M. Trouille.
The Newton City Council agreed to hire Newton attorney, John Cilley to replace longtime city attorney Larry Pitts who passed away last week.
“We cannot ever fill the shoes that Larry left but the board all felt comfortable with John,” Mayor Anne P. Stedman said.
City of Newton crews worked several hours Wednesday to restore water to over 140 residences in the Westview Heights neighborhood. The leak occurred at the intersection of West Hamilton Street and Westside Drive. The leak should be repaired by the end of the day according to city sources.
A judge agreed Monday to a continuance for Jeremy Mayfield’s, a former NASCAR driver, case in Catawba County Superior Court this week.
David Freedman, Mayfields’ attorney, and the district attorney’s office appear to be trying to work out a deal according to sources in the Catawba County Justice Center.