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Murder Indictment

A Burke County man has been indicted for murder.  Johnny Everette Setzer 50, was indicted on first degree murder charges in the death of Pamela Moses from August 18, 2021. He also faces habitual felon charges.  His

Drugs In Jail

A Lenoir man faces charges of drugs at the jail.  David Franklin McQueen 41, faces felony possession of a controlled substance at a penal institution among other charges.  Bond was set at $25,000 at the Caldwell County


The State Laboratory notified Caldwell County Animal Control that a racoon submitted for testing and was infected with the rabies virus. The racoon was found off the Connelly Springs Road in the Fairway Acres subdivision. Animal Control

Stolen Vehicle

A stolen vehicle charge was filed in Hickory.  Patrick Matthew Vaught 39, of Lenoir faces felony larceny of a motor vehicle charges as well as a methamphetamine charge.  He was placed under a $20,000 bond.  His next

The Scoreboard – September 18, 2021

Big show for today! – Newton Conover & West Caldwell Highlights – Area recaps including the epic double-overtime thriller between South Caldwell & Hibriten – College & Pro football weekend previews & picks – Special Guest, Play-by-play

Road Closed

 City contractors will close N.C. 127 this Saturday to complete electrical work and other construction activities related to the City Walk project.  N.C. 127 will be closed between First Avenue SE and First Avenue NE from 5

Write In Candidate

A new candidate is running for mayor in Rutherford College.  Yates Jensen Jr has announced he is running as a write in this fall.  He is a former two term town councilman and mayor pro tem.  He

I D Fraud

I D fraud charges were brought against a Lenoir woman.  Laura Leanne Tolbert 27, also faces felony credit card fraud.  She was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $5,000 secured bond.  A court date

$75,000 Bond

Bond was set at $75,000 bond for a Hickory man.  Andrian Demonz Woods 44, was arrested by Hickory Police.  He faces felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.  He was placed

Apple Festival

The Apple Festival in Taylorsville was set for October 16th but it has been canceled.  Other area events such as the Hiddenite Arts and Heritage Center Celebration and Oktoberfest in Hickory have also been canceled due to