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48-year-old Frances Holland Brooks of Cat Square Road in Vale has been arrested by Catawba Co. Sheriff's Officers on magistrate's orders for fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, misdemeanor child abuse, driving while impaired, injury to personal property and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Brooks was jailed yesterday (December 1) in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $14,500. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

Monday, 02 December 2019 05:48

Hickory Man Jailed on Larceny and B&E Charges

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29-year-old Anthony Chance Curl of Hickory has been arrested on felony counts of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering. He was jailed yesterday (December 1) in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $10,000. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled for December 9 in Newton.

Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating a number of cases in which catalytic converters were stolen from vehicles parked in business and church parking lots.

Most of the thefts occurred during the early morning hours of November 18 and involved a white van and two individuals wearing heavy clothing. Catalytic converters were cut from vehicles at the Denver Industrial Park on Denver Industrial Park Road and the Lakeside Church of God on Pine Ridge Road, both in Denver, N.C. A catalytic converter was also stolen from a church van at Pearl Baptist Church on Highway 27 in Iron Station.

Anyone with information should contact the Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050, Lincoln County Communications at 704-735-8202 or Lincolnton/Lincoln County Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.

37-year-old Ray Theodore Horne and 38-year-old April Dawn Youngs, both of the same address on Pony Court in Lenoir, were arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff's Officers Tuesday (November 26). They were each charged with felony counts of larceny and possession of stolen goods or property. Both suspects were taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Center with bond for each set at $3,000, secured. First appearances in District Court were scheduled for December 2 in Lenoir.

28-year-old Ashley Michelle Smith Mitchell of Fairview Drive in Lenoir was arrested by Hudson Police Tuesday (November 26) on felony and misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. It's not clear on which charges Mitchell failed to appear in court; however, she does have a District Court date coming up for misdemeanor larceny on December 18 in Lenoir. Following her arrest Tuesday, Mitchell was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Center with bond set at $11,000. A Superior Court date was also scheduled for January 13.

45-year-old Tonya Renee Cox of Morganton has been arrested by Conover Police on charges of possession of methamphetamine, shoplifting with concealment of goods, and second-degree trespassing. Cox was jailed this morning (November 29) in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $3,500. She will make an appearance in District Court on December 2 in Newton.

23-year-old Jorge Antonio Garcia of Rhoney Road in Connelly Springs has been arrested by Hickory Police for failure to appear. Garcia allegedly failed to appear in court on a charge of possession of methamphetamine. He was jailed this morning (November 29) in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $7,000. An appearance in District Court was scheduled for December 16 in Newton.

40-year-old Roger Dale Denton of Shook Avenue in Newton has been arrested by authorities in Burke County on charges of felony assault by strangulation, a misdemeanor domestic violence protective order violation, and misdemeanor communicating threats. Denton was jailed this morning (November 29) in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $10,000. He'll appear in District Court on December 2 in Newton.

The Hickory Music Factory will host an old-fashioned "1940s Christmas Radio Hour" at the SALT Block's Drendel Auditorium on Saturday, December 14. The annual event is the Hickory Music Factory's primary fundraiser of the year.

The live performance will feature Maria Howell, The Hickory Jazz Orchestra, Russ Wilson, Liam Bailey, and guest artists. The show revives the spirit of the mid-40s when families gathered 'round the wireless for news and entertainment. "1940s Christmas Radio Hour" recaptures a bygone era while helping to fund the Hickory Music Factory's community programs. The show is an interactive experience. Audience members are encouraged to dress in period attire.

General admission tickets for the 2 p.m. matinee are $20 and for the 7 p.m. show are $15 for 18 and under and $25 general admission. Group rates are also available. Tickets can be purchased at Larry's Music & Sound, 266 Union Square in Hickory, or online at hickorymusicfactorycom. For more information, call 828-308-5659 or

The Drendel Auditorium is located at 243 Third Avenue N.E. in Hickory.

Friday, 29 November 2019 06:21

Filing for 2020 Primary Elections Begins Dec. 2

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Candidate filing for most contests in the 2020 elections begins at noon Monday, December 2, and ends at noon Friday, December 20. Candidates must file their Notice of Candidacy with the State Board of Elections in Raleigh and pay their filing fees.

Candidates for the following offices must file: U.S. Senate and other statewide offices, including governor, lieutenant governor and other Council of State seats. Also included are candidates for state Supreme Court justice, Court of Appeals judge, District & Superior Court judge, and District Attorney.

Because of ongoing litigation over the drawing of North Carolina’s 13 congressional districts, filing for candidates for U.S. House has been postponed. Filing for all other contests will proceed as scheduled. The State Board will provide guidance regarding congressional filing when more information is available.

Candidates for N.C. House, N.C. Senate, and local offices must file with their respective county board of elections. For more information about filing, visit the “Candidate Filing” page on the State Board's website.

The 2020 primary election is March 3. The general election is November 3.

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