The Catawba Valley Interfaith Council (CVIC) will hold its Human Rights Day Celebration on Saturday, December 10 at 4 p.m. The event will take place at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 726 1st Avenue N.W. in Hickory. Human Rights Day commemorates the day in 1948 on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights following World War II.

The guest speaker will be Renée Fink. Ms. Fink was sent into hiding from the Nazis at the age of four.

The event will be followed by a reception. The public will have the chance to meet and talk with Ms. Fink and with members of the Catawba Valley Interfaith Council.

For more information, contact the Rev. Don Flick, CVIC President, at 828-495-8400 or jodonplace@aol.com or contact William Keener, CVIC Media Representative, at 828-705-1829 or williamkeener@outlook.com.

49-year-old Patrick Neal Bates of 23rd Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police today (November 25) on one felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under an $18,500 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for Monday (November 28) in Newton.

27-year-old Jeffrey Scott Ohmer of Putnam Street in Morganton was arrested by Lenoir Police Wednesday (November 23) on one felony count of possession with intent to sell or deliver methamphetamine. Following his arrest, Ohmer was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $10,000, secured. He will appear in Superior Court on January 9 in Lenoir.

31-year-old Charles Everett Bishop of Jeeter Shell Avenue in Connelly Springs was arrested Wednesday (November 23) by Burke Co. Sheriff’s Officers on a charge of use of a social media website by a sex offender. Bishop is on the sex offender registry as the result of a March 2008 conviction in Caldwell County for indecent liberties with a minor. At the time of the offense, Bishop was 21 and his victim was 12.

Following his arrest, Bishop was locked up in Morganton under a $30,000 secured bond. He’ll appear in District Court on Monday (November 28) in Morganton.

31-year-old Delwyn Jamar Smith of Statesville Boulevard in Salisbury was arrested yesterday (November 24) on charges from Lenoir Police and from the Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Office. He was charged with assault on a female, felony possession of a controlled substance on penal institution property and felony possession of cocaine.

Following his arrest, Smith was placed in the Caldwell Co. Detention Center without bond on the assault charge. Bond on the drug charges was set at $15,000, secured. He will appear in District Court on the drug charges Monday (November 28) with another court date on the assault charge set for January 24, both in Lenoir.

37-year-old Bobby Eugene Davidson of Fieldcrest Drive in Hickory was arrested by Conover Police this morning (November 25) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor counts of simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. He was also charged with a parole violation by Probation & Parole Officers in Catawba County.

Davidson was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $5,000, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled for Monday (November 28).

29-year-old Devan Hawk Enloe of Hoods Creek Road in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police Wednesday (November 23) on felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, breaking & entering and larceny. Following his arrest, Enloe was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Center under a $25,000 secured bond. He will appear in Superior Court on January 9 in Lenoir.

Work crews in Morganton planned to shut off water service to a section of North Green Street this morning (November 25) to repair a water line break.

About 50 customers will be affected on North Green Street from Wamsutta Mill Road to Michael Street, including Michael Street, Rink Street and Johnson Street. Water service should be restored by this afternoon, barring any unforeseen problems.

For more information, call the Water Resources Department at 828-438-5276.

A ribbon cutting will be held on December 1 at the Food Factory Craft Diner. The event will take place at 10:30 a.m. at 5251 Hickory Boulevard (Highway 321). The diner is located on Lake Hickory, just across the Highway 321 bridge entering Caldwell County.

The ribbon cutting is being held in conjunction with the Caldwell County Chamber of Commerce. Chamber members and the public are invited to attend. Representatives from the Catawba County and Caldwell County chambers of commerce, along with elected officials, will be on hand to offer congratulatory remarks.

For more information, visit hickoryfoodfactory.com or contact Matt Miller or Carly Palermo at 828-855-9231 or carlypalermo@gmail.com.

Friday, 25 November 2016 07:25

Lenoir Man Faces B&E and Larceny Charges

41-year-old Billy Joe Mann of Haigler Road S.E. in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (November 24) on charges of felony breaking & entering, felony larceny after breaking & entering, misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor and misdemeanor second-degree trespass. Mann was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Center with bond set at $50,000, secured. He’ll appear in District Court Monday (November 28) in Lenoir.

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