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49-year-old Patrick Neal Bates of 23rd Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 9:45 Friday morning (November 25) on one felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

He was arrested after Police responded to an unrelated call at Bates’ residence. In the driveway, they spotted a Ford F-350 truck that had been reported stolen from South Carolina.

Bates was taken into custody without incident. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $18,500, secured. He has since been released. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today (November 28) in Newton.

48-year-old Franklin Dale Hare of 36th Street N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Saturday night (November 26) on one felony count of possession of methamphetamine. He was also served true bills of indictment for maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver meth.

He was arrested after Police saw a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot at the Sunhouse convenience store at 1608 2nd Avenue N.W. As the vehicle, a 1991 Toyota Camry, pulled out of the parking lot, Officers identified the driver as Franklin Dale Hare and knew that there were outstanding warrants for his arrest.

The Toyota pulled over in the parking lot at a Sunoco station on Highway 321 N.W. According to a Police spokesperson, Officers found three bags on Hare’s person. The bags contained 7.3 grams of methamphetamine. Another search at H.P.D. headquarters turned up another bag containing 0.3 grams of meth.

The outstanding warrants stem from a case dating back to August of this year. Hickory Police at that time charged Hare with possessing two bags containing a total of 7.9 grams of meth.

Following his arrest, Hare was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $25,300, secured. Appearances in District Court and Superior Court were scheduled today (November 28) in Newton.

Monday, 28 November 2016 07:09

Woman Arrested for Financial I.D. Fraud

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54-year-old Tammy Turner McCreary was arrested by Burke Co. Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (November 27) on a charge of financial identity fraud. Following her arrest, McCreary was jailed in Morganton under a $20,000 secured bond. A pre-trial hearing was set for today in Morganton.

Monday, 28 November 2016 07:03

Chestnut Knob Fire Now 80% Contained

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The Chestnut Knob Fire in South Mountain State Park is now estimated at 6,435 acres. As of late last night (November 27), the fire, about ten miles south of Morganton, was 80% contained. The fire began on November 6.

144 personnel are currently battling the fire. Authorities say the fire currently consists of minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Firefighters plan to continue mop up operations while holding and improving the line in all divisions. They will continue with structure protection and triage.

Moderate winds have the potential to cause re-burn and increase fire activity. Rain in the forecast tomorrow and Wednesday may provide some relief.

Monday, 28 November 2016 06:55

Six Schools Honored in Caldwell County

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The Caldwell County Board of Education recently recognized six schools for receiving honors awarded by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. The schools were recognized for their success through Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS), a school-wide program that demonstrates the ability to work together productively, to use school data effectively and to develop a support system for student behaviors.

Baton Elementary, Davenport A+ School, Gamewell Elementary, Gamewell Middle, Hudson Middle and Sawmills Elementary were presented with banners and certificates of recognition from both the N.C. Department of Public Instruction and the Caldwell County Board of Education.

Keith Hindman, Middle School Director, is the district-wide coordinator for PBIS.

·  Sawmills Elementary School began implementation of PBIS last school year and received statewide recognition as a Green Ribbon School for its successful launch of PBIS.

·  Hudson Middle School began implementation of PBIS in 2014-2015 and received recognition as a Green Ribbon School.

·  Baton Elementary School has earned the statewide designation as a Behavior Support Model School for three consecutive years of continuous success.

The highest level of school recognition in PBIS is a N.C. Exemplar School. Three schools reached that level of recognition: Davenport A+ School, Gamewell Elementary School and Gamewell Middle School, which started the initiative in Caldwell County in 2007 and continues to be a model of excellence for PBIS throughout the state.

The Catawba Valley Interfaith Council (CVIC) will hold its Human Rights Day Celebration on Saturday, December 10 at 4 p.m. The event will take place at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 726 1st Avenue N.W. in Hickory. Human Rights Day commemorates the day in 1948 on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights following World War II.

The guest speaker will be Renée Fink. Ms. Fink was sent into hiding from the Nazis at the age of four.

The event will be followed by a reception. The public will have the chance to meet and talk with Ms. Fink and with members of the Catawba Valley Interfaith Council.

For more information, contact the Rev. Don Flick, CVIC President, at 828-495-8400 or jodonplace@aol.com or contact William Keener, CVIC Media Representative, at 828-705-1829 or williamkeener@outlook.com.

49-year-old Patrick Neal Bates of 23rd Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police today (November 25) on one felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under an $18,500 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for Monday (November 28) in Newton.

27-year-old Jeffrey Scott Ohmer of Putnam Street in Morganton was arrested by Lenoir Police Wednesday (November 23) on one felony count of possession with intent to sell or deliver methamphetamine. Following his arrest, Ohmer was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $10,000, secured. He will appear in Superior Court on January 9 in Lenoir.

31-year-old Charles Everett Bishop of Jeeter Shell Avenue in Connelly Springs was arrested Wednesday (November 23) by Burke Co. Sheriff’s Officers on a charge of use of a social media website by a sex offender. Bishop is on the sex offender registry as the result of a March 2008 conviction in Caldwell County for indecent liberties with a minor. At the time of the offense, Bishop was 21 and his victim was 12.

Following his arrest, Bishop was locked up in Morganton under a $30,000 secured bond. He’ll appear in District Court on Monday (November 28) in Morganton.

31-year-old Delwyn Jamar Smith of Statesville Boulevard in Salisbury was arrested yesterday (November 24) on charges from Lenoir Police and from the Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Office. He was charged with assault on a female, felony possession of a controlled substance on penal institution property and felony possession of cocaine.

Following his arrest, Smith was placed in the Caldwell Co. Detention Center without bond on the assault charge. Bond on the drug charges was set at $15,000, secured. He will appear in District Court on the drug charges Monday (November 28) with another court date on the assault charge set for January 24, both in Lenoir.

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