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January 12th, 2015
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
The average core temperature of cats and dogs is between 100 and 100.5 degrees fahrenheit.
Severe hypothermia in pets occurs when their core temperature reaches 82 degrees or below.
At outside temperatures of 20 degrees or below, hypothermia can set in after as few as 30 minutes.
Jose Gonzalez, 43, was traveling northbound on Northwest Boulevard in Newton on Tuesday in the outside lane when he attempted to make a left turn into the Bi-Lo shopping center, according to Newton Police. Gonzalez, driving a 1989 Dodge van, did not see Shana Collins, 24, driving a 2003 Saturn in the lane beside him to the left.
The brick building along North Main Ave. that once housed part of the Carolina Mills Textile Manufacturer has recently seen some alterations.
The building is undergoing some demolition â€“ reducing the two-story mill from approximately 80,000 square feet down to 10,000 square feet.
Cody Good, 17, ran outside when he saw a single-engine plane crash across from his home in Long View on Tuesday. His instincts told him that there were people inside who needed help, so he didn't hesitate to jump into the wreckage.
"I just knew they needed help," Good said. "They were all bloody and it looked bad."
All three school systems in Catawba County have announced delays for Thursday.
Newton-Conover City Schools, Catawba County Schools and Hickory Public Schools have delayed their schedules two hours for Thursday, Jan. 8.