January 13th, 2015
An accident on Hwy. 70 near McDonaldâ€™s in Conover redirected traffic for about a mile in the eastbound lane. The traffic was held up for about 30 minutes. Conover Police and Fire Departments responded to the scene where a person was initially reported as trapped in the vehicle. No further information was available as of press time.
Representatives of Catawba County law enforcement, the District Attorney's Office, Catawba County Social Services, and the Children's Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County have signed an inter-agency agreement pledging to work together to protect the child victims of sexual and serious physical abuse.
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.
Pro Football Playoff Recap
Seattle 31 (13-4) vs
Carolina 17 (8-9-1)
John Albert Phares, 79 of Hickory died Thursday, January 8th, 2015 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. The Phares family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Newton-#828-464-1555.
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.
Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bandys 63, West Lincoln
Hickory 72, St. Stephens 22
Maiden 57, East Lincoln 44
Patton 60, Fred T. Foard 41
Newton-Conover 44, Bunker Hill 43
East Lincoln 77, Maiden 37
Fred T. Foard 75, Patton 56
Hickory 57, St. Stephens 55