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Masks Optional

The Burke County School Board voted 5-2 to have masks optional for k-12 students as school starts next month.  The special meeting was held on Thursday night.  Other area school districts also voted for optional mask use

Stolen Vehicle

A Lenoir man is facing charges, Joshua Phillip Ostwalt 30, was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers on felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle charge among other charges.  He was placed in the Caldwell County Detention

Multiple Charges

Hickory police arrested an Alexander County woman.  Kimberly Ann Pyne 27, faces multiple charges in Iredell, Alexander and Catawba Counties.  Charges include reckless driving, shoplifting and trespass among other charges.  She was placed in the Catawba County

Wreck At Exit 123 of I 40

The Catawba County EMS and Hickory Firefighters responded to the 2 vehicle wreck early Wednesday.  It was in the Westbound lane of I 40 near exit 123.  One person had non life threatening injuries.  The NC Highway

Fallen Tree

Storms on Tuesday caused a tree to fall at Lenoir Rhyne in Hickory.  The tree fell onto the Carl A Rudisill Library.  No injuries were reported.  No windows appeared to be broken and no damage inside the

Water Lines

The Valdese Water Department will be flushing water lines in the area of Meytre, Laurel, Gardiol, Callaway, and Lovelady on Wednesday, July 28. If you experience discolored water, flush water lines in your home with cold water

$125,000 Bond

Bond was set at $125,000 for a Hickory man.  Damon Maurice Surratt 27, faces first degree burglary and malicious conduct by a prisoner among other charges.  He was placed in the Catawba County Detention facility.  A court

Optional Masks

The Caldwell County Schools will return to the classrooms next month and face masks will be optional.  The school board unanimously voted for K-12 students to have the option.  The meeting was held Monday night.  The Burke

Felony Meth Charges

Hickory Police arrested a man on an outstanding felony methamphetamine warrant.  Jimmy Dwayne Wilson 57, also faces trespass and possession of drug paraphernalia charges.  The warrant was issued June 7th.  He was placed in the Catawba County

Burke County Schools

The Burke County Board of Education will have a Special Called Meeting on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 6:00 PM. The meeting will be held in the Olive Hill Room at the Olive Hill Resource Center, 509