Rock Hunter Killed in Trench Collapse

HIDDENITE, NC — An avid rock hunter was killed in a trench collapse Wednesday in North Carolina. Terry Lee Ledford was mining for emeralds when the collapsed happened. Forty firefighters and rescue workers began removing the fallen dirt from the home, which was about 60 feet wide and 30 feet deep. Ledford was found about … Continue reading »

Attempted Robbery at Jewelry Store

EUGENE, Ore. — Police are investigating a robbery that happened at Harry Ritchie’s Jewelers at Valley River Center Tuesday morning. Eugene police say the store was robbed at gunpoint at about 11:20 a.m., and the suspect took cash. They say police, mall security, and store employees worked together to catch the suspect within 10 minutes. Police … Continue reading »

Harry Ritchie’s Closing Ten Stores

EUGENE, Ore. — A local company will shut down a third of its locations by the end of the year. Harry Ritchie’s Jewelers just notified its employees about the closures. The store at Valley River Center is actually one of the highest performing and will remain open, but at least 10 locations elsewhere won’t be … Continue reading »