When 60 year old Jerry Lewis Woods appeared before a judge in Catawba County last week on a first appearance in connection with a Christmas Eve murder in Hickory, it was not the first time he has faced such as charge.
The complex was started more than a decade ago when the city decided not to take a wrecking ball to a closed down factory building. Instead, the building was renovated and now houses NC Works, a library, meeting space and more.
Not much pain at the pump this holiday season for drivers. Gasoline prices in the foothills are close to $2.10 a gallon in many places. At one intersection near Newton, two stations are competing for the lowest price and it is down to $1.97 there.