23-year-old Tisha Diane Partee of 6th Street SW in Taylorsville was arrested Monday (September 28) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Following the arrest, Partee was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $15,000 secured bond. A Superior Court date is set for next Monday (October 5).
40-year-old Michael Justin Morrow of Navajo Trail in Sherrills Ford was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with assault inflicting serious injury and assault on a female. Following the arrest, Morrow was detained this morning (Tuesday, September 29) under $10,000 bond in the Catawba County Detention Facility. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday (September 30).
A mother and her two young girls remain in the hospital after being involved in a car accident around 9:00 morning. The three of them were on their way to a pageant in Burke county when their SUV flipped on hwy 321 near the Catawba county line.
Reporter Fentress Chestnut has been following the story.
WHKY called Carolina's Medical Center-Charlotte this morning, the hospital confirmed the three of them were still patients there. The trooper investigating the crash told Reporter, Fentress Chestnut that the mother had gone from critical to serious(fair) condition, but the two little girls were still in critical condition as of 11:00 this morning. The trooper also said he doesn't believe the girls were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.
Rebecca Walsh was driving on Highway 321 when she went off the road into the median. She tried to steer the suv back onto the road but overcorrected, causing it to spin and then flip. The trooper told WHKY he thinks the SUV may have flipped at least 3 times.
Walsh and her little girls were heading to the Old Rock School in Valdese,where 11-year old Tori, and 3-year old Ginny were supposed to compete later that day in the Carolina Southern Regal pageant. Instead, both of the girls were ejected, and now are fighting for their lives in Charlotte.
When the director of the pageant found out about the accident, an announcement was made before the program started and the audience prayed for the family. There were 50 contestants, and 300 people attending.
Since the accident, the pageant community has been reaching out on facebook letting people know how they can help the Walsh family.
A post created last night asked that people bring handmade or store bought cards or gifts such as teddy bears to their next pageant at the Maiden Rec center. Those gifts will be taken to the hospital. If someone cannot make it to the next pageant, they're asking that cards be mailed to the address below.
(424 Forest Dr, Maiden NC)
This weekend is the Elite Miss Maiden pageant, it takes place during the Maiden fall festival at Maiden Recreational Center. The pageant organization is asking the public to leave their gifts or cards at the Recreation center .
All of the gifts,cards, etc. will be given to the Walsh family.
For more information on this story follow reporter Fentress Chestnut on twitter @fentresswhky14 or visit the "Elite Miss North Carolina" facebook page.
35-year-old Rebecca Ann Upton of Nebo has been found and is safe. The N.C. Center for Missing Persons had issued a Silver Alert for Ms. Upton last Tuesday (September 22) after she went missing from her residence at a group care facility on Pinnacle Church Road in Nebo.
She was found at a residence in Burke County at about noon today (September 28). At last report, Ms. Upton was being evaluated at an area hospital; however, a spokesperson with the McDowell Co. Sheriff’s Office says she is OK.
46-year-old Cynthia Reep Coley was arrested Friday (September 25) by authorities in Burke County. She’s charged with felony counts of forced breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. Coley was placed in jail under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, September 28).
45-year-old Stokley Jeriod Osborne was arrested Friday (September 25) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony common law robbery. Osborne was placed in jail in Morganton under $50,000 secured bond. A Superior Court date is set for November 16.
21-year-old Jamora Monique Hawkins was arrested Saturday (September 26) by authorities in Burke County. She’s charged with felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, felony possession of schedule I controlled substance, and misdemeanor child abuse. Hawkins was already facing charges filed against her earlier this year by authorities in Burke County. Following Saturday’s arrest, Hawkins was placed in jail in Morganton, she’s now being held under $116,400 bond. She was scheduled to appear in District Court today (Monday, September 28).
Hickory City Council held a workshop at Winkler Park Activity Center last Thursday (September 24), at which the Bond Commission Chairs and Vice-Chairs presented updates on their individual subcommittees.
In July, Freese and Nichols presented a conceptual drawing of the Riverwalk project, during a joint meeting of the Bond Commission and Hickory Parks and Recreation Commission. A cost estimate of $12.5 million for that original first draft design was later announced at the August subcommittee meetings.
Since that time, Freese and Nichols has continued planning and value engineering the Riverwalk project. They presented City Council with two additional design options with varying elements and price points at the workshop.
The first option is a full boardwalk in or on the water, spanning the entire length of the river from the Highway 321 bridge to Geitner Park with a cost estimate between $10 and $12.5 million.
Option two takes into consideration the topography of the area and highlights its natural beauty, with 40 percent boardwalk in the water and 60 percent of the walk on land. The cost estimate rounds out between $8 and $10 million.
Option three focuses more inland with less boardwalk on the water and a trail roughly 50 feet from the water. The cost estimates at $7 to $9 million. These options will be discussed further at the next full Bond Implementation Commission meeting held on Tuesday, October 27, at 5:00 p.m. at the Hickory Metro Convention Center.
All Bond Implementation Commission and Subcommittee meetings will be posted on www.HickoryNC.gov’s Home page, under City Meetings, as well as on the Bond Information page.
26-year-old Izaak Benton Watkins was arrested Sunday (September 27) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony possession of a weapon by a felon. Following the arrest, Watkins was placed in jail in Morganton under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court date is set for November 16.
25-year-old Dorji Khando Tamang was arrested Sunday (September 27) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and assault on a female. Following the arrest, Tamang was placed in jail in Morganton under no bond on a 48-hour-hold. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, September 28).