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August 24th, 2011
For the past ten years, Nelson Clarkâs life has revolved around Harley Davidson.
He loved to ride, but not just for himself. Every year, Clark rode in charity events and fundraisers, including an annual even for kids at Conover School.
âHe did the Christmas toy run every winter and was always involved in charities,â said Ginger Mitchell, Clarkâs sister.
On Tuesday, Clark was killed in a traffic accident doing the thing he loved most â riding his Harley. Â
Clark, of Newton, was killed after his motorcycle hit a car that failed to stop for a red light.
Police have named Camyron Fredrick Johnson as a suspect in connection with the murder of a Hickory taxicab driver Tuesday night.
Johnson is a 22-year-old white male that weighs 180 to 190 pounds and stands 5 feet 10 inches tall. Police consider him armed and dangerous.
He is wanted in connection with the murder of Adam Todd Williams, 32, of Hickory, who was murdered Tuesday night after responding to a fare near the LongHorn Steakhouse parking lot on U.S. 70.
As school systems statewide work to implement policies mandated by the Gfeller-Waller Concussion Awareness Act, Newton-Conover City Schools is "ahead of the curve."
The measure was signed into law in June, and NCCS Superintendent Dr. Barry Redmond said the school system began immediately laying the groundwork required to improve awareness, documentation and treatment.
School officials statewide are tackling the problem of concussions and traumatic brain injuries before a bump on the head ends an athlete's life.
A man pistol whipped a woman while she was bathing Monday while breaking into a Newton home and stealing money and pills. Â
Police say Patrick Steven Shuford, 26, of Newton, broke into a mobile home at 4489 Athens Drive in Newton about 11:30 a.m. Monday demanding money from Greg Allen Beard, 29, who lives at the residence.
âHe came in and was shouting âWhereâs my money? Whereâs my money?ââ said Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid.
Reid said the victim knew Shuford, but did not know what he was talking about.
WASHINGTON â A 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., shook much of Washington, D.C., and was felt as far north as Rhode Island and New York City and as far south as North Carolina and Alabama.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was 3.7 miles deep. Shaking was felt at the White House and all over the East Coast, as far south as Chapel Hill. Parts of the Pentagon, White House and Capitol were evacuated. The quake was in Mineral, Va., in Louisa County.
Immediately after the earthquake, social media networks exploded with activity.
Davey Glover loves his job.
Heâs a data analyst at Shurtape Technologies in Hickory, and has worked for the company for more than 35 years.
But after being diagnosed with Lou Gherigâs Disease last year, Davey canât talk, can barely walk, and will have to stop working Aug. 31.
Though he is weak and on a feeding tube now, friends, family and colleagues say Davey âwas one of a kind,â âa marvelous man,â and a significant member of his church and community.
Sam Christopher, 3, plays with a toy car on Monday inside the newly-opened Love-N-Care Child Development Center (CDC) in Conover.
More political and sandwich board signs may be popping up around Maiden after officials passed a new signage ordinance this week.
âšâWe found problems that (the old ordinance) wasnât meeting the needs of the citizens.
It wasnât allowing newer types of signs to be used,â Schultz said. âWe tried to make it easier to understand for the regular person. We donât always want to be doing enforcement, and we want people to read it, understand it and have a good ordinance in the end.â
Newton-Conover City Schools kicked off the school year a little different this year.
Unlike past years, the Opening Day Celebration for principals, teachers and staff was held in the Old Post Office Playhouse in downtown Newton on Friday â and as the location suggests, there was no lack of drama.
As NCCS Associate Superintendent Dr. David Stegall introduced the Opening Day Celebrationâs guest speaker, a wild-eyed and eccentric woman came barging down the OPOP aisle.