The snowstorm that swept through the area Wednesday night and Thursday morning continues to affect the area’s school systems.
On Friday, February 27, Burke County shools will operate on a three-hour delay. Caldwell County Schools will be closed Friday for students and staff. Caldwell’s WrapAround Program will also be closed. Catawba County Schools will be closed with an optional teacher workday. Hickory Public Schools will operate on a three-hour delay for students and staff. Newton-Conover City Schools will also be on a three-hour delay for students. Staff should report when they can safely do so.
Alexander County Schools were already scheduled to have a teacher workday. Staff should report at 10 a.m.
Lenoir-Rhyne University is on a two-hour delay Friday. CVCC will open at 11 a.m. Friday. As of 5:45 p.m. Thursday, there was no word on Friday’s schedule for Caldwell Community College or Western Piedmont Community College.
At about 1:45 yesterday afternoon (February 25), a Trooper with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper traveling northbound on Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard near Interstate 40 attempted to make a left turn from L-R Boulevard onto the I-40 westbound access ramp. As he did so, the Trooper failed to yield the right-of-way and pulled into the path of a 1995 Honda Accord that was traveling south. There were no injuries as a result of the collision. No further details are available.
The six-year-old boy attacked by dogs on North Gaither Avenue in Newton Sunday (February 22) has been released from the Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte. According to Major Tim Hayes with Newton Police Department, the boy’s condition has improved. He is back at home with his family. The 10-year-old boy who was injured in the same incident was treated and released from Catawba Valley Medical Center Sunday night, as reported previously on WHKY.
At last report, the dogs were being held at the Catawba County Animal Shelter. Investigators confirmed that the dogs are up to date on their vaccinations.
The investigation is ongoing.
22-year-old Tevin Jerome Davis of Lansing Circle in Mooresville was arrested yesterday (February 25) by Hickory Police on warrants out of Iredell County for felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and discharging a firearm into occupied property. The warrants for his arrest were issued Monday (February 23). Davis was taken into custody at about 10:30 a.m. at the Frye Creek Apartments on 2nd Avenue N.W. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $14,000 secured bond. He has since been released. A first appearance in District Court was set for March 6 in Mooresville.
38-year-old Kristi Dawn Bolick of 21st Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 11:15 yesterday morning (February 25) on one felony count of possession of methamphetamine and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. She was taken into custody without incident at the Probation & Parole offices on 26th Street S.E. in Hickory. Following her arrest, Bolick was taken to the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $5,000, secured. She has since been released. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled for March 2 in Newton.
The Catawba County Board of Commissioners meeting scheduled for next Monday has been cancelled. According to a news release from the county, the meeting that was scheduled for the 1924 Courthouse in Newton at 9:30 a.m. Monday will not be held. The next commissioners meeting is scheduled for March 16.
24-year-old Az Thor was arrested Wednesday (February 25) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony breaking and entering to a motor vehicle and driving during revocation. Following the arrest, Thor was incarcerated under $32,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for March 30.
32-year-old Aimee Nicole Ford was arrested Wednesday (February 25) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony forced breaking and entering. Following the arrest, Ford was placed in jail under $45,000 secured bond. A court appearance is scheduled for next Monday (March 2).
As of yesterday afternoon (February 25), the eight-year-old male victim who was hit by a Catawba County school bus Monday (February 23) remained at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. According to a release from the Maiden Police Department, the boy has regained consciousness and his condition is improving.
The incident occurred just before 7 a.m. Monday on the 500 block of East Main Street in the town of Maiden. As the bus slowed with amber warning lights flashing, the child ran into Main Street’s eastbound lane where he was struck by an eastbound passenger vehicle. Witness statements and school bus mounted video confirmed that neither the red “stop” lights nor the “stop arm” had been activated prior to the collision.
The driver of the passenger vehicle was not injured.
Maiden Police are continuing to investigate the incident. Police have not released the names of those involved.
30-year-old Amanda Cherelle Kaylor of Broadway Street in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (February 25) by Probation and Parole Officers. She’s charged with two counts of probation violation. Following the arrest, Kaylor was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $20,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for next Monday (March 2).