A Special Meeting of the Hickory Historic Preservation Commission will be held next Wednesday (May 17) at 5:30 p.m. at the Council Chambers in City Hall, 76 North Center Street in Hickory.
The purpose of this meeting is to move the Commission’s monthly meeting for May to an earlier date in the month. A public hearing will be held regarding a Certificate of Appropriateness.
The certificate has been requested by Youssef Amrani to construct an outdoor dining area with fireplace and trellis, as well as, replace an existing window with a new door at the front of the building located at 74 8th Street SE, Suite 108, which is the BOCA restaurant at Moretz Mills.
32-year-old Justin Todd Davis was arrested Tuesday (May 9) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He was charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Davis was placed in jail in Morganton, his total bond on the drug count filed Tuesday and previously filed charges is $154,000 secured. A District Court appearance is scheduled for May 24.
39-year-old Falando Mckinley Francis was arrested Tuesday (May 9) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule I controlled substance. Francis was placed in jail in Morganton under $10,000 secured bond. A Superior Court date is set for July 10.
27-year-old Markeece Romell Torrence of 1st Street SE in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (May 9) by Hickory Police Officers. He's charged with two counts apiece of selling cocaine and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver cocaine. Torrence was arrested without incident just before 9 p.m. Tuesday at an address on F Avenue SE in Hickory.
Torrence was locked up in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $180,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance was scheduled for today (May 10).
54-year-old Kelly Gene Hines of River Run Circle in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (May 9) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged on bills of indictment with two counts apiece of possession of a firearm by a felon, and possession with intent to manufacture sell and deliver schedule VI controlled substance. Hines was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $25,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance was scheduled for today (May 10).
31-year-old Fred Allen Lovelace of 17th Street SW in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (May 9) by Hickory Police Officers. He's charged with felony indecent liberties with a child. Lovelace was arrested shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday at an address on 2nd Avenue SW. Police reports list the complainant as Cabarrus County, reports also say DNA was collected.
Lovelace was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $30,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is set for Thursday (May 11).
More than 30 employers will be on-site each day during the Catawba Goodwill Job Fair at the Goodwill Career Connections Center, which runs May 15-19.
A resumé-writing workshop will be held on Tuesday, May 9, from 3-5 p.m. A speed interviews workshop will take place on Thursday, May 11, 3-5 p.m. Call 828-466-2346 to reserve space in the workshops.
The Connections Center is located at 837 Conover Boulevard West in Conover. More information is available at catawba.goodwilljobfair.org.
In Caldwell County, automotive components manufacturer GKN Driveline and retail grocery store Lowes Foods are the latest businesses to commit to attend the 14th “Caldwell is Hiring” job fair scheduled for Thursday, May 18 from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir.
Nearly 50 businesses are planning to attend with more than 2,600 jobs available. GKN Driveline will be hiring for 156 positions and Lowes Foods has 63 openings.
More information is available under the "news" tab at caldwelledc.org. The Broyhill Center is on Hickory Boulevard S.E. in Lenoir.
40-year-old Andrew James Major of Grace Church Road in Newton was arrested today (May 9) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged on a bill of indictment with flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. Major was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for next Monday (May 15).
On Friday night (May 5), Statesville Police conducted a special operation to address recent shooting incidents and violent crimes in the area. 32 traffic stops were conducted. At least five subjects were charged with a variety of offenses. Among the items seized were two firearms, 2.1 grams of crack, 4.8 grams of marijuana and $180 cash.
26-year-old Mark Londel Seabrook Dukes of Statesville was charged with a domestic violence protection order violation and a pre-trial release violation. He was held under a $200,000 secured bond. His only listed court date is on May 25 on misdemeanor marijuana charges, traffic violations and two misdemeanor probation violations.
27-year-old Anthony Jonathan Smyre of Statesville was charged with possession of marijuana paraphernalia. He was given a $1,000 secured bond. Smyre will appear in District Court on June 6.
20-year-old Keith Eugene Lackey, Jr. of Statesville was arrested for possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance, simple possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana paraphernalia and possession of drug paraphernalia. Lackey’s bond was set at $15,000, secured. A District Court date was scheduled on May 24.
25-year-old Quantaey Lewis McDonald of Statesville was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of drug paraphernalia, communicating threats, larceny, damage to property and possession of marijuana. McDonald was held without bond for communicating threats. He was given a $25,000 secured bond on the other charges. McDonald will appear in District Court on May 16.
21-year-old Shabaz Daequan Lovette of Statesville was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon, no operator’s license and displaying a fictitious tag. His bond was set at $5,000, secured. A District Court date was scheduled for August 8. He has another court date coming up on May 31 on a misdemeanor marijuana charge and a Superior Court date on July 10 for felony breaking & entering.
24-year-old Crystal Nicole Connell was arrested yesterday (Monday, May 8) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony forgery and uttering. Following the arrest Connell was placed in jail in Morganton under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is set for tomorrow.
Authorities in Maiden are investigating a stabbing incident.
Monday (May 8) at 11:53 a.m., Maiden Police Officer Brandon Winstead, on routine patrol, discovered a white male lying beside a vehicle parked in a semi-secluded roadway cul-de-sac in Maiden. Officer Winstead noticed that the victim was bleeding profusely from multiple knife wounds and immediately requested emergency medical assistance for him. The victim was treated at the scene and airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte where he underwent surgery for what are described as life-threatening injuries.
The victim told Maiden Police investigators that he had been abducted at gunpoint from a location just off Interstate 40 near the Catawba/Iredell County line. The victim told investigators the suspects took items of his personal property, including a small amount of cash and a laptop computer. The victim said one suspect got in the victim’s car, held him at gunpoint, and instructed him to drive to certain locations, eventually ordering the victim to stop at the Maiden location, where the suspect reportedly used a knife to attack the victim.
The victim is a white male in his early sixties. The suspects are described as white males in their late twenties or early thirties. One is described as having a medium build, with reddish blonde hair and a slightly receding hairline. The other suspect is described as a white male of medium build with dark hair.
The case remains under investigation by the Maiden Police Department, with assistance from the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.
23-year-old Collin James Everett of Sevierville, Tennessee, was arrested Monday (May 8) by Hickory Police Officers. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Everett was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond. A District Court date was scheduled for today (May 9).
24-year-old Laqun Lamar Johnson was arrested Monday (May 8) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony first degree forcible rape. Bond on the charge was set at $100,000 secured. Johnson was placed in jail in Morganton and he was scheduled to appear in court today (May 9).
32-year-old Heather Kaye Jenkins was arrested this morning (Tuesday, May 9) by authorities in Burke County. She's charged with felony larceny after breaking and entering. Jenkins was placed in jail in Morganton under $20,000 secured bond. A court date is set for June 5.