Triangle Brick announces plans, addresses water concerns

Howard Brown, executive vice president of Triangle Brick, explains the brick making process during a meet-and-greet Thursday at the Clay County courthouse annex.

Triangle Brick, a North Carolina manufacturing company, addressed concerns about water usage Thursday during a public announcement of plans to build a plant in Clay County. Triangle Brick will break ground later this year, and expects production to begin in early … [Read more...]

Council adopts water conservation plan, sets tax rate hearing

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The Henrietta City Council adopted a water conservation plan for 2014, as required by the state every five years, during a brief regular meeting Monday night. The conservation plan outlines how the city will implement efficient water use practices according to … [Read more...]

Search warrant leads to drug arrests

Sheriff Kenny Lemons and Chief Deputy Mark Elgin question Krisha Wolf (hidden behind a lattice) and another woman as Wolf's residence in Henrietta is searched by deputies.

The execution of a search warrant at an Henrietta residence early Thursday resulted in the arrest of two people on drug charges. Krisha Wolf, 34, and Joshua Shane Thames, 32, face state-jail felony charges of possession of a controlled substance. Bond has been … [Read more...]

Woman struck, killed while walking on Hwy. 287 Thursday morning

DPS Troopers investigating the early morning death of a woman on Hwy. 287 Thursday wait for the results of a DOT inspection of the tractor trailer that struck the pedestrian.

A 57-year-old woman was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer on Hwy. 287 near Lone Star Road, approximately nine miles south of Henrietta, early Thursday morning. DPS Troopers investigating the accident believe Lucretia Avery of New Mexico was on or near the center … [Read more...]

Henrietta man pleads guilty to six counts of sexual assault of a child

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A Henrietta man will serve 18 years in prison for the continuous sexual assault of a child. David Jose Armenta, Jr. pled guilty in the 97th District Court on Monday to six counts, and sentenced to 18-year terms on each charge, to run concurrently. According to an … [Read more...]

Triangle Brick, JAC seek county’s help for electric substation

County Judge Kenneth Liggett holds a sample brick made with materials mined in Clay County and presented to commissioners by Triangle Brick Company Monday.

A North Carolina brick company and JAC Electric Cooperative are asking for Clay County’s help in constructing a $1.3 million substation to supply energy for a proposed manufacturing facility southeast of Henrietta. Commissioners approved a request during a special … [Read more...]

State regulations, finances hurt Henrietta drought relief efforts

Two men look for a place to fish under the Henrietta bridge on the east side of Lake Arrowhead. As of Monday, the Reservoir is at 22.1 percent capacity.

While Henrietta residents have made great strides in water conservation, state regulators and city finances continue to hinder efforts in securing an alternative water source. A plan to reuse clean water produced by one of the city’s two sewage treatment facilities … [Read more...]

Council denies waste waivers to commercial water customers

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The Henrietta City Council denied a temporary waiver for trash service to Clay County Memorial Hospital during Monday’s regular meeting by taking no action on the agenda item. It was the first of two waiver requests to come before aldermen. CCMH asked the city to … [Read more...]

City hall: Hydrant flush necessary to clean water distribution system

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Summer temperatures and conservation efforts forced the City of Henrietta to flush the city’s water lines early than usual this year, drawing the ire of some residents. City hall was flooded with calls June 23-24 as city workers opened fire hydrants around town, a … [Read more...]

Grill to blame for Sunday structure fire south of Henrietta

Joe Bill Brock of the Henrietta Volunteer Fire Department fights flames inside a barn, located at a residence in Hwy. 148 south of Henrietta, Sunday.

A barbecue grill is blamed for a structure fire Sunday afternoon at a residence on Hwy. 148, approximately 3 1/2 miles south of Henrietta. The fire was reported at about 3:20 by a passerby who was waved down by a teenage boy. The boy told officials that he was … [Read more...]