The Carolina Renaissance Festival will hold its 2nd annual job faire on Friday, September 8 and Saturday, September 9 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. both days. The faire will be held at the Festival grounds, just north of Charlotte, between Concord and Huntersville at 16445 Poplar Tent Road.
The Festival hires 350 seasonal employees on an annual basis. Employees will have the opportunity hawk turkey legs and ale, sell admission tickets, greet guests and more. Applicants should be able to produce documents showing they are able to work in the United States, if hired. Resumes are appreciated, but not required for most positions. Questions about the job faire can be directed to email@example.com.
The Carolina Renaissance Festival returns for its 24th annual season Saturdays and Sundays, September 30 through November 19. The interactive event is a combination of outdoor theater, circus, arts & crafts fair, jousting tournament and feast.
For more information, visit Carolina.RenFestInfo.com.
A book signing with Dr. Christopher Heath Brown will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 8, at Barnes & Noble in the Gateway Plaza Shopping Center, 2405 U.S. Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory. Dr. Brown is the co-author of “Young Leonardo: The Evolution of a Revolutionary Artist, 1472-1499”, written with Jean-Pierre Isbouts.
Only about 20 percent of Da Vinci’s original Milanese fresco still exists today; however, the authors maintain that a life-size canvas of Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” was found in a remote Belgian monastery, indicating exactly what the original painting looked like.
Dr. Brown, who is from Hickory, is a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon and co-author of the book, “The Mona Lisa Myth”.
“Young Leonardo” was published by the Thomas Dunne Press in July of 2017.
The Hickory Police Department is currently attempting to locate 52-year-old Patrick Grover, who was last seen at about 7 p.m. on Friday, August 18, at Iron Thunder Saloon & Grill located on 13th Ave Drive S.E. in Hickory.
Mr. Grover is a white male with brown hair and green eyes. He is 6'1" tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored shirt and pants. Mr. Grover drives a four-door 2009 burgundy Nissan Maxima with North Carolina tag number BFM-3420.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Patrick Grover should contact Investigator Kim Craig at 828-261-2616 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
28-year-old James Tyler Blake Ollis of N.E. Cedar Run Street in Lenoir has been arrested on charges from the Lenoir Police Department and Probation & Parole Officers for possession of methamphetamine and a probation violation. He is on probation as he serves a 12-month suspended sentence following an October 2016 conviction in Caldwell County for assault on a female.
Ollis was taken into custody yesterday (August 21) and placed in the Caldwell Co. Detention Center with bond set at $20,000, secured. He was scheduled to appear in District Court today in Lenoir.
32-year-old Jamie Elizabeth Houston of High Point, N.C. was arrested at 9:25 last night (August 21) on one felony count of possession of heroin.
Events leading to her arrest began as Hickory Police responded to a reported overdose at a grocery store on Springs Road. Officers found two individuals near a vehicle in the parking lot. The person who overdosed had already been transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center, where he was treated and released.
During a search of the vehicle, Police found 0.4 grams of heroin and drug paraphernalia. The driver of the vehicle, Jamie Elizabeth Houston, was taken into custody. The other persons involved in the incident were not charged.
Houston was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $4,500, secured. She was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today in Newton.
More information has been released in the arrest of 29-year-old Devan Hawk Enloe of Gosnell Place in Hudson. He was arrested by Hickory Police early yesterday (August 21) on felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance; possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana; and possession of a firearm by a felon. He also faces misdemeanor charges for simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance (two counts) and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Enloe was arrested after Police responded to the Budget Inn on Highway 70 S.W. after receiving information that narcotics were being sold at a room in the hotel. A search of the room turned up a Taurus PT 840 .40 caliber handgun, ammunition & pistol magazines, $1,021 in cash, 17 dosage units of methadone, 10 dosage units of oxycodone, 43 grams of marijuana, six grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
Enloe was taken into custody without incident at 40 minutes past midnight. No charges or citations were issued for the two additional occupants.
Enloe was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $10,000, secured. He has since been released. A first appearance in District Court today was scheduled yesterday in Newton.
The man who was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Morganton last night has been identified as 42-year-old Jeffrey Andrew Jacobs.
At about seven o’clock Monday evening, Burke County 9-1-1 dispatched a Deputy to an address on Highway 70 West in Morganton, according to a press release from the Burke Co. Sheriff’s Office. Published reports place the address on Prichard Avenue, just off of Highway 70. The reporting party said a man was beating a female in the road and had a revolver and a knife. Other unconfirmed reports suggest the man fired shots at the female’s feet.
The Deputy arrived at the scene where he found a male and a female outside a mobile home. The Deputy ordered the man to drop his weapon. After multiple warnings, the male pointed the gun at the Deputy, who fired one shot, striking the man. According to one published report, he was shot in the chest.
The Deputy and a State Highway Patrol Trooper administered first aid until E.M.S. arrived. The male, Jeffrey Andrew Jacobs, was transported to Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge in Morganton. He died prior to arriving at the hospital.
Sheriff Steve Whisenant called in the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation. The S.B.I. processed the scene and interviewed witnesses until around midnight. The gun was found to be a Co2 pistol, which was a replica of a real revolver.
The Deputy, a four-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, is on administrative leave until the investigation is concluded and the District Attorney makes a decision regarding the shooting.
29-year-old Gary Dustin Brandon Letterman of Old Conover-Startown Road in Newton has been arrested by Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Officers on true bills of indictment for possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a stolen firearm. He was also charged with larceny of a motor vehicle.
Letterman was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility this morning (August 22) with bond set at $30,000, secured. He was scheduled to appear in District and Superior Court today in Newton.
29-year-old Manuel Villarreal, Jr. of Hickory made his first appearance in Catawba County District Court on a murder charge yesterday (August 21).
District Court Judge Burford A. Cherry set the date for a September 11 probable cause hearing. He appointed Mitch Walker as provisional counsel in connection to the shooting death of 37-year-old Roberto Beltran.
Hickory Police responded to at a residence on 16th Street N.E. in Hickory at 12:37 a.m. Saturday (August 19). They found the victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Mr. Beltran died at the scene. Villarreal was arrested Sunday (August 20) in Morganton. The suspect remains in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility where he is being held without bond.
The investigation is ongoing.
The sixth anniversary of TEDxHickory will come to The Belk Centrum at Lenoir-Rhyne University on November 18. The event will feature a combination of live speakers and TED Talk videos intended to elevate the thinking and broaden the perspective of all who participate.
This year’s theme is NEXT. Speakers will focus on changes – technological and otherwise -- that have occurred in our lifetimes and what’s to come, including what’s next for Hickory.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (doors open at 9 a.m.). Presenters will speak for no more than 18 minutes each. There will be breaks in-between sessions for discussions on the topics presented.
Tickets are $30 each through September 30th and $40 each thereafter. They can be purchased at TEDxHickory.com. A ticket covers attendance for the full day, lunch and a TEDxHickory gift. Space is limited.
TEDxHickory has been organized by local members of the community.
41-year-old Robert Kyle Harkey of Barn Hill Road in Cleveland, N.C. has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers on two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and one count each of breaking & entering, felony larceny, simple possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Last Friday (August 19), the Sheriff’s Office took a report regarding a breaking & entering at a home and the theft of a firearm and medication. A Deputy responded to the home on Reese Road in Olin and spoke to the victims, who said that medication and a Glock model 22 .40-caliber handgun had been taken from the home.
The victim identified Robert Kyle Harkey as the suspect. Harkey had been at the home the day before working on the victim’s son’s car while no one was home.
The victim’s son is dating Harkey’s daughter. The couple was at Harkey’s residence when they learned about the stolen firearm. They found the gun in Harkey’s closet and used the serial number to confirm that it was the same gun stolen from the victim’s house.
Detectives met Harkey at his home, where the suspect admitted to stealing the firearm. He said he stole the gun to use as leverage against the victim’s son for payment. Harkey gave Detectives permission to search the home. The firearm was found, along with more than 60 Alprazolam (Xanax) pills that were not prescribed to the suspect. Harkey is a convicted felon and is not allowed to possess a firearm. Detectives also learned that Harkey had sold the victim’s son a shotgun two years after being convicted of a felony. He was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2015 in connection to an incident involving a fatal hit-and-run with a cyclist on Barry Oak Road in Statesville in 2014.
Harkey turned himself in to the Iredell County Magistrate and was given a $15,000 secured bond. He’ll appear in District Court on September 1.
Several meetings are being held across the state today (August 22) as citizens are invited to make public comments on the state’s proposed new redistricting plan. One of those meetings will be held in Caldwell County.
The new maps were released Saturday (August 19) by the North Carolina General Assembly. Federal judges struck down nearly 30 North Carolina House and Senate districts as illegal racial gerrymanders. The state faces a September 1 deadline to put the new plan in place.
The Caldwell County meeting will begin at 4 p.m. at Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute. It will be held in Building B, Room 104 at 2855 Hickory Boulevard in Hudson.
According to published reports, a fatal officer-involved shooting occurred last night (August 21) just west of Morganton in Burke County. The incident unfolded at about 8 p.m. when the Burke Co. Sheriff's Office responded to a domestic dispute on Prichard Avenue, off Highway 70 near Dysartsville Road.
A male subject at the scene reportedly fired his weapon at a female subject’s feet. After Officers arrived, the man refused to put down his weapon, ignoring multiple commands from a responding Deputy. He pointed his gun at the Deputy, who then fired one shot. The man was shot in the chest. He died at the scene.
It’s not clear what type of firearm the male subject used. The deceased has not been publicly identified, nor has the Deputy’s name been released.
The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation has been called in.
27-year-old Keisha Danielle Lute of White Oak Farm Road in Cherryville was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:50 Saturday afternoon (August 19) on misdemeanor counts of larceny and resisting delaying or obstructing a public officer. She was also charged with felony failure to appear on a felony for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Lute was arrested after she concealed merchandise and exited past the last point of sale at the Walmart store on Highway 70 S.E. She was also charged on the outstanding felony warrant, which was issued in Lincoln County on August 15.
Lute initially gave Police two false names before she was correctly identified. She was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $17,000, secured. She’ll appear in Superior Court on September 5 in Lincolnton and in District Court on September 20 in Newton.