Stoney Banner was washing his car in a quiet Friday morning when suddenly a red Toyota Camry came speeding down Harper Avenue toward Fairview Drive.
Banner said he looked and "saw a car coming around the curve wide open," indicating where the car tried to turn onto Fairview Drive. "It went up that fence and flipped over."
David Lee Gross, 25, of Connelly Springs, driving a stolen car, led police and deputies on a high-speed chase Friday from Lenoir all the way to around the Burke County line before officers were able to puncture the car's tires and stop him, a Lenoir Police Department press release said.
About 25 people squared off at a meeting of the Granite Falls Veterans Memorial Committee. On opposite sides of the fight were Jim Mackie, vice chairman of the committee, and his wife, Judy. In a signal of the acrimony to come, Jim Mackie suggested near the start of the committee’s meeting Thursday that the public comment period on the agenda be waived, so no one but committee members could speak.
This weekend, campsites will dot the Yadkin River with firelight, and old-time and bluegrass music will echo across Happy Valley.
The 10th annual Historic Happy Valley Old-Time Fiddlers’ Convention starts Friday evening and runs through Sunday, expected to bring thousands to the field of the convention site to celebrate the heritage and culture of old-time and bluegrass music.
A Lenoir man who investigators call the ringleader in numerous thefts pleaded guilty Thursday in Caldwell Superior Court to seven charges, including five felonies.
The Hibriten Panthers fought through numerous penalties and substitution mistakes to pull out a 58-20 over Wilkes Central in Moravian Falls on Friday night.
The South Caldwell Spartans took advantage of costly miscues by the West Caldwell Warriors to claim a 28-7 victory in the first county matchup of the season on Friday night in Gamewell.
West Caldwell started 2014 strong Friday night, with a commanding win at home against North Wilkes, 35-6.
For the second consecutive season, the Hibriten Panthers and the West Iredell Warriors combined for 106 points in the opening game of the season, and just like last the 2013 game, Hibriten walked out of the game 1-0.
Devell Maxwell led the way for Panthers, rushing for 209 yards on just nine carries and scoring four times to give Hibriten a 67-39 victory over West Iredell on Friday night in Statesville. Last season, the Panthers defeated the Warriors 69-37.