Tuesday, 11 April 2017 11:58

Water Shut Off on Watermill Road Today

City workers in Morganton have shut off water service to a section of Watermill Road today (April 11) to repair a water line break.  About 50 customers on Watermill Road are affected, from Frank Whisnant Road to the Watermill Road Bridge.  Workers expect to make repairs and restore water service by no later than 4:30 this afternoon, barring any unforeseen problems.  For more information, call the city’s Water Resources Department at 828-438-5276.

28-year-old Christian Uribe Nava of Kool Park Road N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 12:40 Friday afternoon (April 7) on felony indictments for possession with intent to sell or deliver methaqualone and the sale or delivery of a schedule I controlled substance.  The original warrants for his arrest were issued on May 23, 2016.

Nava was arrested at the Hickory Police Department without incident.  He was processed and released under an $11,500 secured bond.  An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled yesterday (April 10) in Newton.

26-year-old Amanda Danielle Forth of McDaniel Street in Newton was arrested by Burke Co. Sheriff’s Officers this morning (April 11) on three counts of failure to appear in connection to charges dating back to last year for possession of methamphetamine, simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The original charges stem from an incident in April 2016 at the Red Roof Inn, just off of Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard S.E. in Hickory.  Hickory Police responded to find E.M.S. personnel administering C.P.R. to a male subject.  The man was revived and was taken to Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory.

There were two other occupants in the room.  A search was conducted, leading to the discovery of one Clonazepam pill, three syringes and 0.2 grams of methamphetamine in Amanda Forth’s purse.  0.3 grams of meth was found on her person.

Following her arrest today, Forth was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $100,000 secured bond.  No court date is currently listed in Catawba County; however, Forth does have a number of Burke County appearances scheduled in May and June for multiple vehicular infractions, a container violation and drug paraphernalia charges.

49-year-old James Walter Dunn, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:40 yesterday afternoon (April 10) on one felony count each of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering.

Dunn was taken into custody without incident at the Walmart store on Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory.  He had previously been banned from all Walmart stores.

Dunn was locked up in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $1,000, secured.  A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

45-year-old Charles Lewis Abernethy, Jr. of 11th Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Saturday (April 8) for two felony probation violations.  He was also charged by the Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Office with failure to appear on a child support charge.

Abernethy is on probation as he serves a 36-month suspended sentence following a March 2015 conviction in Catawba County for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance and felony larceny.

He was taken into custody without incident at about 9:45 Saturday night in a residential area on 2nd Avenue S.E. in Hickory.  Abernethy was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility where he is being held without bond.  An appearance in Superior Court was set for May 19 in Newton.  He’ll also appear in court on the child support charge on April 13.

Catawba Valley Medical Group will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for their new 7,200 square foot facility at 3114 West Main Street in Claremont.  The event will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 27.

The new facility will have capacity for additional medical providers and will be able to expand patient volumes to meet the needs of Claremont and the surrounding area.  Some of the services offered include:  minor procedures, diabetes education, allergy services, extended hours and more.  CVMC mobile mammography will visit the facility bimonthly.

For more information, contact Kim Hudson at 828-315-0427.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 07:28

Morganton Man Wins Big Prize in NCEL

James Wilson of Morganton is the second player to claim one of two winning tickets in the North Carolina Education Lottery’s Carolina Cash 5 game.  Wilson won a $326,084 jackpot.

Wilson, who bought the $1 ticket at the Salem Express on Salem Road in Morganton, beat the odds of 1 in 749,398 to match all five numbers in the March 27 drawing.  He split the jackpot and received $163,042.  The other half was won by a Wake County man.

Wilson claimed his prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.  After required state and federal tax withholdings, Wilson took home $113,316.

50-year-old Timothy Carl Maynor of 25th Street N.E. in Hickory has been arrested by Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Officers on a bill of indictment for possession of a firearm by a felon.  He was also indicted as an habitual felon.  Maynor was jailed yesterday (April 10) in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $20,000 secured bond.  A first appearance in District Court was set for today in Newton.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 07:20

Lenoir Man Faces Felony Cocaine Charges

59-year-old Malcolm Eugene Harrison of Pisgah Church Road in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (April 10) on two felony counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine.  Following his arrest, Harrison was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Center under a $20,000 secured bond.  No court date is currently listed on the cocaine charges; however, Harrison is scheduled to appear in Superior Court on Oxycodone charges on May 1.

27-year-old Jennifer Leann Roland of Fowler Road in Granite Falls was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (April 10) on one felony count each of possession with intent to sell or deliver methamphetamine and possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana.  Following her arrest, Roland was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Center under a $20,000 secured bond.  She’ll appear in Superior Court on May 1 in Lenoir.

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