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Wednesday, 08 November 2017 11:02

Prysmian Group to Expand in Claremont

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The Prysmian Group has announced an expansion to the company’s facility in Claremont.  The $54 million investment will increase the plant’s capacity by 60 percent and support the production of optical fiber for the telecom industry.  

The Prysmian Group is a world leader in the energy and telecom cable & systems industry.  The company employs 21,000 people across 50 countries.  The Claremont expansion is expected to create 50 new jobs with an average salary of $44,000 over the next three years.

The Prysmian Group has approved a capital expenditure of more than $79 million for its Claremont facility, starting in 2014.  The latest expansion will be Prysmian’s third in Claremont since that time.  The expansion in Catawba County is facilitated in part by a $500,000 grant to the City of Claremont from the Building Reuse Program, under the Rural Development Division of the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

For more information about the Prysmian Group, visit na.prysmiangroup.com.

Wednesday, 08 November 2017 08:16

Multiple Felony Charges Filed Against Lenoir Man

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20-year-old Eugene Henderson Hester II of Westfield Court in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (November 7) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny, and obtaining property by false pretense, along with a misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana. Hester was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $27,500 secured bond. No court date was listed.

Wednesday, 08 November 2017 06:20

Hickory Man Charged In Long View Shooting Incident

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An arrest has been made in connection to a shooting incident Tuesday (November 7) in Long View. 36-year-old Jericho Lamont Lavar McCombs of Main Avenue Drive NW in Hickory was arrested late Tuesday by Long View Police. McCombs was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

According to Long View Police, the incident occurred shortly after 4 p.m. at the Hilltop Apartments on 18th Street Place N.W. The shooting occurred as the result of a domestic dispute. Police say a man shot a woman in the shoulder. The victim was taken to Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory and then to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The Catawba County Sheriff’s STAR team was called in after reports suggested the shooter might still be in the apartment, but when the STAR team made entry, the suspect had already left the scene. The suspect turned himself in a short time later at the Hickory Magistrate’s office.

McCombs was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $200,000 bond. A District Court date was scheduled for today (November 8). The victim's identity had not been released.

40-year-old Christa Michelle Melton of 18th Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested by Conover Police Officers. She's charged with breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. Melton was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (November 8) under $20,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today.

Wednesday, 08 November 2017 05:01

Hickory City Council Meets In Regular Session

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Hickory City Council met in regular session Tuesday night (November 7). Alderman Danny Seaver ran the meeting in the absence of the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem. Minutes, second readings, and consent agenda were approved unanimously. City Manager Warren Wood presented a budget transfer report. Alderman Seaver presented a proclamation to Patricia Kirby for World Pancreatic Cancer Day on November 16. Hickory Public Schools Superintendent Robbie Adell presented their "Come Home to Hickory" video.

City Manager Wood discussed an memorandum of understanding of up to one-million dollars with Hickory Baseball to update certain safety features of L.P. Frans Stadium, home of the Hickory Crawdads stadium. He also invited the public to come out to an event at the stadium on November 14 at 11:15 to celebrate the Rangers' purchase and lease extension. City Manager Wood also introduced Rick Beasley, who has been hired to serve as Interim Assistant City Manager.

Tuesday, 07 November 2017 18:47

Final Election Day Results

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Election Results  **-denotes winners

Hickory Mayor  FInal: 25 of 25 precincts reporting

**Hank Guess        2,906    51.62%
Will Locke             2,706    48.06%
Write-In                 18    0.32%

Hickory City Council Ward 5  25 of 25 precincts reporting

**David P. Zagaroli           3,718    71.83%
Matthew Maulding           1,442    27.86%
Write-In                              16    0.31%

City of Hickory Board of Education Ward 1  Final: 3 of 3 precincts reporting

**Beth Meadlock                  461    61.80%
Parker H. Richardson           277    37.13%
Write-In                                  8       1.07%

City of Hickory Board of Education Ward 5  Final: 3 of 3 precincts reporting

**James Brinkley                  239    59.90%
Reginald E. Hamilton, Sr.      155    38.85%
Write-In                                  5       1.25%

Town of Long View Mayor   Final: 3 of 3 precincts reporting

**Marla G. Thompson         158    39.40%
Vernon R. Moyer                149    37.16%
Richard Poole                     92    22.94%
Write-In                               2    0.50%

Town of Maiden Mixed Beverage Election  Final: 4 of 4 precincts reporting

**FOR                256    61.10%
AGAINST           163    38.90%

Newton City Council  (Top Three)  Final: 7 of 7 precincts reporting  

**Anne Abernethy Wepner        618    21.53%
**John Stiver                            547    19.05%
**Ed T. Sain                            441    15.36%
David LeFevers                        278    9.68%
Wes Weaver                           243    8.46%
Collette Williams Touchette      234    8.15%
Mary Bess Lawing                  229    7.98%
David A. Weldon                    178    6.20%
Robert (Smitty) Smith              82    2.86%
Write-In                                  21    0.73%

Conover City Council (Top 2)  Final: 7 of 7 precincts reporting

**Mark Canrobert        650    42.10%
**Joie Fulbright           644    41.71%
Timothy Garrison        225    14.57%
Write-In                       25      1.62%

Lenoir City Council  (Top 4)   Final: 8 of 8 precincts reporting

**Crissy Thomas               714    21.04%
**James (Ike) Perkins        650    19.16%
**David F. Stevens             647    19.07%
**Jonathan T. Beal             568    16.74%
Kimberly Edmisten            563    16.59%
James Reighard                228    6.72%
Write-In                             23    0.68%

Town of Rhodhiss malt beverage election  Final: 2 of 2 precincts reporting

**AGAINST        48    63.16%
FOR                  28    36.84%

Town of Rhodhiss unfortified wine election Final: 2 of 2 precincts reporting

**AGAINST        46    60.53%
FOR                 30    39.47%

Morganton City Council District 3 (One winner)  Final: 11 of 11 precincts reporting

**Chris Hawkins        1,444    71.17%
Philip Hennessee         427    21.04%
Nathan Chapman         104    5.13%
Joseph L. Mull              50    2.46%
Write-In                         4    0.20%

Morganton City Council District 4  (One winner) Final: 11 of 11 precincts reporting

**Wendy Cato                       994    47.09%
John W. Henry                      738    34.96%
Artie McKesson-Logan          377    17.86%
Write-In                                   2    0.09%

Voter turnout

Catawba County  18.28%

Burke County  10.54%

Caldwell County  9.02%

A man turned himself in to authorities following a reported shooting late Tuesday afternoon (November 7) in Long View.  According to Long View Police, the incident occurred shortly after 4 p.m. at the Hilltop Apartments on 18th Street Place N.W. The shooting occurred as the result of a domestic dispute. Police say a black male shot a black female in the shoulder. She was taken to Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory and then to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The Catawba County Sheriff’s STAR team was called in after reports suggested the shooter might still be in the apartment, but when the STAR team made entry, the suspect had already left the scene. The suspect turned himself in a short time later at the Hickory Magistrate’s office.

The Catawba County "Who's In Jail" website is showing the arrest by Long View Police of 36-year-old Jericho Lamont Lavar McCombs of Main Avenue Drive NW in Hickory. McCombs was arrested late Tuesday and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. WHKY spoke with a representative from the Long View Police Department this morning (November 8). They could not confirm that McCombs is connected with the incident at Hilltop Apartments. McCombs was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $200,000 bond. A District Court date was scheduled for today. The victim's identity had not been released.

Tuesday, 07 November 2017 15:08

Denver Woman Faces Felony Vehicle Theft Charges

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22-year-old Malinda Ann Bolen of King Wilkinson Road in Denver has been arrested by Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Officers on charges of larceny and possession of stolen goods.  She is accused of taking a 2007 Honda Pilot without the owner’s permission.

On November 2, a male victim reported that his roommate’s friend, Malinda Ann Bolen, took the vehicle from the residence.  The theft occurred after Bolen spent the night at the residence on October 14.  The theft was discovered the following morning when the occupants discovered Bolen and the vehicle were missing.

The victim told Officers he contacted Bolen numerous times to get her to bring the vehicle back, but he was unsuccessful.  Felony warrants for Bolen’s arrest were issued.

On November 5, the vehicle was recovered at Bolen’s parents’ home on Lynch Street in Lincolnton.  She was taken into custody by Lincolnton Police following a vehicle chase later that night.

Bolen was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center on the felony warrants and a number of charges filed by Lincolnton Police, including felony fleeing to elude arrest and a long list of traffic offenses.  She also faces felony schedule III drug charges.  Bond was set at $35,000, secured.  District Court dates were scheduled for November 14 & 16.

22-year-old Antonio Terrel McClain of South Caldwell Avenue in Newton was arrested today (November 7) by Newton Police Officers. He's charged with felony breaking and entering with intent to terrorize or injure, along with misdemeanor counts of domestic criminal trespassing and assault on a female. McClain was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under no bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday (January 8).

Tuesday, 07 November 2017 11:26

Hickory Woman Arrested on Larceny Charge

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21-year-old Summer Nicole Clark of 4th Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before 3 p.m. yesterday (November 6) on one felony count of larceny by servant or other employee.

No details are available.  On H.P.D.’s arrest report, Clark’s employer is listed as Mighty Dollar.  She was taken into custody without incident at an address on Highway 127 South in Hickory.

Clark was processed and released under a $1,000 unsecured bond.  An appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

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