Archive - 2013 - News Article
NEWTON â€” 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.
NEWTON â€” â€śA dog canâ€™t be p-i-n-k,â€ť 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 â€śPinkaliciousâ€ť book. She is wearing pink flip-flops, a pink shirt and pink shorts.
DENVER â€” Detectives have released a photo of an apparent break-in underway late last week and are asking for the public's help in identifying a person appearing in the photo.
The incident is believed to have occurred Friday in northeastern Lincoln County, a little more than a mile south of the Catawba County line.
NEWTON â€” Justice may be getting a little messy for a while and require a roundabout path.
Not "justice" the concept, but the Justice Center here in Catawba County, now that county commissioners unanimously and with little fanfare
late Monday approved a $24.6 million bid for Hickory Construction to handle a major expansion at the facility.
Brothers Jens Kruger (banjo, vocals) and Uwe Kruger (guitar, vocals) emigrated from Switzerland in 2002 to a place they call â€śa home away from home:â€ť Western North Carolina.
The brothers met bassist and New York-native, Joel Landsberg, in Switzerland and formed a trio in 1995, The Kruger Brothers.
A 21-year-old Lenoir-Rhyne baseball player was hospitalized with serious injuries after being struck by a train early Thursday morning about a mile from campus.
Sources have identified the victim as Ryan Hamner. A witness has said he appeared to be asleep on the tracks.
Professional golfer Rocco Mediate, above, was a member of one of 56 teams during Pro-Am action at the Greater Hickory Kia Classic on Wednesday. The 50-year-old Mediate is making his first appearance at the Classic later this weekend. For full results from Wednesday's Pro-Ams, see Sports on Page 10.
â€śIt was very intimate. He is a great storyteller. He just pulled up a stool in the front and he sat there and told the story of his life,â€ť said Lisa Hart, a member of the LRU Writers Series Steering Committee. â€śHe was very entertaining.â€ť
From left, NASCAR legends Donnie Allison, Bobby Allison and Ned Jarrett, a Conover resident, participate in Tuesday's Dale Jarrett Celebrity Shootout at Rock Barn Golf & Spa in Conover. The event is part of the Greater Hickory Kia Classic. For results from the event, see Page 11.
Woodworker James Hamrick of Hamrick Woodwright, teaches local children about old time toy making at Oktoberfest. Hamrick and his father, Eddie Hamrick, demonstrated local craftsmanship along with several other artisans from around the area under the sails in downtown Hickory this weekend as part of the festivities.