Archive - 2013 - News Article
Eighty-three teenagers telling summer vacation stories, banging on drums and blowing trumpets doesn't phase Haskew Smith.
He's used to the kids who “maybe cut-up in other classes, but do well with tactile, kinesthetic learning,” the band instructor says.
The Newton Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that took place Tuesday at the Kangaroo Store at 334 E. 20th Street.
Officers were advised at 2:02 a.m. that a gunman, described as “a light-skinned black male,” entered the store and began calling for the store clerk.
Claremont City Council members were left with plenty of unanswered questions about the future of Francis Sigmon Park on Monday night during their August meeting.
The park, which has been sitting vacant since 2007 when the city took it over, is comprised of 27.1 acres valued at $145,500, or $5,369 per acre.
A Claremont man has been jailed on an attempted murder charge after telling emergency operators early Saturday morning that he had shot his girlfriend, according to local law enforcement.
Richard Donnell Beatty, 56, of Beatty, 56, of 2742 Sherlock Street in Claremont.
County leaders are hoping for a federal disaster declaration following last month's flooding, they said during Monday morning's commissioners meeting.
If that declaration is approved, they county plans to set up a disaster recovery center where citizens can go through the application process to be approved for state and federal assistance.
Deputies have charged two people this week, saying a probation officer's tip led to the discovery of a suspected methamphetamine manufacturing operation July 25 at the couple's residence.
Catawba County Emergency Management is asking citizens who reported damage from the July 27 flooding to remain patient as the damage assessment process continues.
Catawba County Emergency Management has formally requested disaster assistance from the State of North Carolina for victims of the July 27 flooding.
A letter asking for state disaster assistance was sent to the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management on Monday.