North Conway, NH – A member of the Mount Washington Valley Radio family was awarded Wednesday at the New Hampshire Scholars Breakfast of Champions. Our very own Lucia Seavey was awarded for her assistance in hosting numerous job shadows and internships for interlaces high school.
Lucia said “Mount Washington radio really and truly loves working with today’s youth to encourage interest in music and radio.”
According to their website the New Hampshire Scholars Initiative is an effort by area business and school volunteers to encourage and motivate all high school students to complete a defined, rigorous academic course of study that prepares them for successful transition to college or university coursework or vocational and technical training necessary to enter today’s competitive job market.
The Breakfast of Champions is a meeting that recognizes businesses, community, and educational leaders who demonstrate a commitment to advancing partnerships dedicated to student success.
Photo Provided by Go-Fund-Me page
Conway NH – A local Salon is looking to help cut out poverty in Honduras. Owner of the Cut Off Salon and Day Spa Sharon Surette, as well as two employees will be traveling to Honduras in February in order to help by teaching at the Mi Esperanza Cosmetology School.
Surette explained that her sister set up the school when she moved there and noticed that many women had no way of helping to provide for their families. Surette said that many families live on just $2.00 a day. The school offers free cosmetology training to help give women of the impoverished nation skills they can use to get a job and help to provide for their family. Surette also said that they will not only be teaching but helping to build a house for a needy family and bringing donated tools of their trade to help girls who graduate from the school get a job.
Those looking to help can check out some of the products the women at the school make at Delaney’s Hole In The Wall Wednesday (December 7th) and at the Cut Off Salon and Day Spa’s open house on December 15h. You can also help by donate to their Go-Fund-Me page by clicking here
Police Photo – 21-year-old Andrew J. Gray Jr.
Police have arrested a man for robbing the North Conway TD Bank last year. According to Conway Police Lt. Christopher Mattei after a yearlong investigation into the armed robbery 21-year-old Andrew J. Gray Jr. turned himself in on Saturday (December 3rd).
According to the Conway Police at around 11:34 on November 13th 2015 a suspect walked into the bank from the south side carrying a semi-automatic handgun and proceeded to point it at the tellers and customers. He demanded and received an undisclosed amount of money before exiting the bank and fled on foot towards the North South Road on Grove Street. Witnesses described the suspect as a man wearing a blond wig, sunglasses, a white hooded sweatshirt and dark Ugg style boots.
The investigation was lead by Conway Detectives Ryan Wallace and Ryan True and involved anonymous tips from concerned citizens, witness interviews, grand jury subpoenas, and the seizure of physical evidence. Gray is being charged with Robbery and faces up to 20 years in prison because he used a gun to commit the crime. Gray appeared in court on December 5, 2016 at 10:30 am and was held on $10,000.00 cash only with a probable cause hearing set for December 13, 2016 at 1:00 pm.
The Conway Police Department considers this case to be ongoing until a conviction has been reached and asks any individual(s) with additional information on Gray or the TD Bank robbery to contact the Conway Police Department Investigative Services Division at 603-356-5715.
The following agencies assisted in this joint investigation; Carroll County Sheriff’s Department, New Hampshire State Police, Bartlett Police Department, Madison Police Department, Oxford County Sheriff’s Department, Carroll County Department of Corrections, Laconia Police Department, Nashua Police Department, Peabody Police Department, Lynn Police Department, Beverly Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation. Without their assistance an arrest would not have been made.