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January 13th, 2015
Tony Ray Shatley, 39, of Claremont, N.C., pleaded guilty to three felonies and a driving while impaired charge during Catawba County Superior Court on Friday, Jan. 9.
Shatley was convicted of felony larceny, fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and habitual felon status stemming from a Jan. 17, 2014, incident when he stole a pickup truck and led officers from Hickory...
â€śThe hardest part has been the last two weeks,â€ť said Marie Messeant, a foreign exchange student at Newton-Conover High School. â€ś I had tried to only talk to my parents once a week, but with everything that is going on in France I have talked to my family every day this week.â€ť
Messeant is visiting from Chatel-Guyon, France â€” a city about four hours south of Paris.
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Edmundo Bello-Gomez, 50, of Conover, N.C., pleaded guilty as charged to three counts of indecent liberties with a child and one count of attempted first-degree rape in Catawba County Superior Court on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. The offenses involved a 10-year-old female child and occurred between April 2009 and May 2010. There was no plea bargain.
The furniture industry is no stranger to western North Carolina.
â€śItâ€™s always good to see the furniture industry grow,â€ť said Mike Webb, Human Resource Manager of Century Furniture in Long View.
In March of 2014, Newton Councilman Robert Abernethy, Jr. was arrested and charged with resisting a public officer, failure to obey a traffic officer and reckless driving by Greensboro Police.
On his way home from a basketball game, Abernethy said he attempted to continue straight down a road where an unidentified person was directing traffic to turn left.
Some of the stories that will be talked about today: House Republicans are on track to pass legislation to authorize the construction of the contentious Keystone XL oil pipeline. It's still not immediately clear even within the Obama administration whether rogue hackers or other governments disrupted North Korea's networks last month.
City of Newton Code Enforcement Officer Jon Raines took the law enforcement oath of office Tuesday, Jan. 6.
To read more of this story, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Derrick Allen Black, 27, of Catawba County, pleaded guilty to child sex crimes in Catawba County Superior Court on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. Mr. Black pleaded guilty as charged to statutory rape of a child and a statutory sex offense (B1 felonies) in reference to offenses that occurred on April 4, 2013.
Emma Winters, 10, used her Ipad to look up Thursdayâ€™s weather in different cities around the world. The coldest temperature she looked up was in Fairbanks, Alaska, where the high was -10 degrees.
â€śI like the cold weather here,â€ť Winters said. â€śBut I wouldnâ€™t want to be in that extreme temperature up there.â€ť