Archive - 2013 - News Article
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.
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.
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.