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January 11th

Allran sworn back into Senate

January 11, 2013

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.

Man arrested on sex charges

January 11, 2013

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. 

Discovery High students ‘perfect’

January 11, 2013

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.

January 10th

Candle starts house fire in Newton

January 10, 2013

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.

Fatal Conover accident

January 10, 2013

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.

January 9th

Local attorney picked by council

January 9, 2013

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.
  

Inconvenient break

January 9, 2013

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.

Mayfield asks for a plea deal

January 9, 2013

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.

Man arrested on multiple charges

January 9, 2013

A Newton man was arrested early Monday morning with two arrest warrants against him.

Ryan Brandon Pressely, 28, of 3470 Robinson Rd., Newton, was arrested on one charge of First Degree Burglary at 2:20 a.m. Jan. 7, then charged again at 4 a.m. for a charge of Breaking and or Entering.

January 8th

Hearing continues for former coach

January 8, 2013

The trial of former Hickory High School boys basketball coach Shawn Johnson was continued Monday to the April 1 administrative court session due to a scheduling conflict with his attorney.

Johnson’s attorney, Lisa Dubs, has a murder trial starting this week in another county.

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