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HighRoad and the Tribute Quartet will perform at the annual Soldiers Reunion Gospel Music Night at 7:30 p.m. Monday, August 17, on the courthouse square in downtown Newton.

The concert is free and open to the public. Area residents are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy traditional, inspirational and contemporary gospel music.

HighRoad is an award-winning female gospel trio made up of Sarah Davison, Anna Grace Kimbrough and Kiley Phillips. The women are all graduates of Belmont University’s School of Music. They live in Nashville, Tennessee.

Also based in Nashville, the Tribute Quartet is made up of lead singer and group manager Gary Casto from West Virginia, baritone and pianist Josh Singletary of Florida, tenor Riley Harrison Clark and bass Anthony Davis.

For more information, contact Wayne Dellinger at 828-464-3906.

39-year-old John Scott Davis of Zacks Fork Road in Lenoir was arrested yesterday (August 2) by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers on charges of felony fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, driving while license revoked, fictitious or altered registration card or tag, operating a vehicle with no insurance, driving or allowing a motor vehicle to be driven with no registration, no inspection, speeding, driving left of center, unsafe passing over the yellow line and reckless driving to endanger.

Following his arrest, Davis was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Center under a $25,000 secured bond.  A first appearance in District Court was set for today in Lenoir.


Dennis Young of Hickory has won $230,992 in the N.C. Education Lottery’s Carolina Cash 5 game. He purchased one of two tickets that matched all five numbers in the July 24 drawing, splitting the $461,844 jackpot. Young purchased his winning ticket from Energy Fuels on Springs Road Northeast.

After state and federal taxes were withheld, Young received a check for $159,913. The other winner was a retiree from Raleigh.

For details on how $50 million in lottery funds have been used in Catawba County, click on the “Where the Money Goes” tab on the lottery’s website.

54-year-old Delisa Branch Thorne of 7th Avenue S.W. in Hickory has been arrested by Hickory Police on one count of felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. She was taken into custody yesterday (August 2) and jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $150,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled for today.

Friday, 31 July 2015 11:09

Car Crash Leads to Meth Arrest

47-year-old Franklin Dale Hare of 36th Street N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at nine o’clock yesterday morning (July 30). Hare was charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was arrested following an accident on the 100 block of 18th Street N.W. in Hickory. A man and woman who were divorced from each other collided. Following the accident, the ex-husband, Franklin Dale Hare, walked around behind a nearby building and then returned to the accident scene.

Officers searched the area behind the building and found a box hidden there. In the box were 5.9 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Hare was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $5,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to appear in District Court today in Newton.

31-year-old Justin Wayne Hart of Zacks Fork Road in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police at four o’clock yesterday afternoon (July 30) for felony failure to appear in court.

The charge comes in connection to an incident in July of 2013 when an employee at the CVS store on 2nd Street N.E. called Police and said two men were locked in the restroom using controlled substances.

Officers arrived and found the two men – Justin Hart and Joshua Tyler Bolden – in the restroom, where they also found drug paraphernalia. A search of the suspect’s vehicle turned up 0.4 grams of crack cocaine, six dosage units of Xanax, 0.4 grams of powder cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

Hart turned himself in at Hickory Police headquarters and was released under a $15,000 unsecured bond. He was scheduled to appear in Superior Court today in Newton.

Bolden also faces charges for felony possession of cocaine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. He has a Superior Court date set for October 5.

17-year-old Victoria Antonia Gallagher of San Antonio, Texas was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 6:30 p.m. yesterday on one felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and one misdemeanor count each of careless & reckless driving and no operator’s license.

She was arrested in connection to an incident Monday evening (July 27) at the Hickory YMCA on 1st Street N.W. (reported Wednesday on WHKY). The victim’s gym bag, which contained her car keys and other items, was stolen. The victim went outside and found that her vehicle was no longer in parking lot.

Yesterday, the victim recognized her vehicle as it was being driven by the suspect. The victim followed her vehicle and called Hickory Police. Officers responded and a brief chase ensued. The vehicle was stopped on the 1400 block of 6th Street Circle N.W. and Gallagher was taken into custody.

It’s not clear if the vehicle sustained any damage or if the contents of the victim’s gym bag were recovered.

Gallagher was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $7,500 secured bond. She was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today in Newton.

49-year-old John Wayne Nichols of Crossrail Road in Mooresville has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers on six felony counts of indecent liberties with a child.

On July 17, Detective Sgt. Jason Lowrance with the Sheriff’s Special Victim’s Unit received a report from the parents of two young girls stating that they had been sexually assaulted by a family member. The abuse allegedly occurred on at least six different occasions between April and July of this year.

The children were interviewed at the Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center. After Officers interviewed additional witnesses and conducted further investigation, Nichols was arrested on July 24. He was placed under a $200,000 secured bond. He will next appear in District Court on August 17.

21-year-old Stephen James Harris, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police at about 7:30 last night (July 29) on one felony count of failure to register as a sex offender and misdemeanor counts of consumption of alcohol on public streets and on municipal property, second-degree trespass, common law obstructing justice and pedestrian soliciting from the highway. He was also charged with two counts of resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer.

One of the resisting charges and the soliciting charge originated from his arrest yesterday. The other charges were the result of warrants from Buncombe County. In addition, Harris was wanted on another warrant from Johnson City, Tennessee, for felony failure to register as a sex offender.

He was arrested when Officers approached a subject who was soliciting on the exit ramp for westbound I-40 at 8th Street Drive S.E. After he provided Officers with several false names, the man was correctly identified as Stephen James Harris and the warrants for his arrest were located.

Harris is on the sex offender registry in New York as the result of June 2012 felony convictions on three counts of sexual contact with an individual less than 11years old. His crimes occurred in February of 2012. His victims were a nine-year-old female, a six-year-old female and an eight-year-old male.

Following his arrest yesterday, Harris was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $65,000 secured bond. He will appear in District Court tomorrow in Newton.

42-year-old Trevor Shane Carson has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers on charges of tattooing without a license and tattooing a person under the age of 18.

At about 8:30 p.m. on July 26, Deputy Brad Stroud took a call regarding minors under the age of 18 receiving tattoos at a location on Trivette Road in Harmony. Between July 1 and July 14, Trevor Shane Carson allegedly tattooed two 12-year-old females. Authorities say Carson is not licensed by the Iredell County Health Department.

Following an investigation, warrants were issued and Carson was arrested yesterday (July 29) without incident. Bond was set at $2,000, secured. An appearance in District Court was scheduled for August 31.