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Vaccine Appointments

Those over the age of 16 in North Carolina are now eligible to get the Covid 19 vaccine.  If you want to make an appointment in Burke County the number is 828-358-4454, in Caldwell call 828-757-6487 and

Unemployment Rates

The labor force is up by 200 workers in Caldwell County, that according to Deborah Murray the Director of Caldwell Economic Development.  The unemployment rate for Caldwell in February was down to 5.9%, in Burke County the

Arson Charge

A man has been charged in a Lenoir fire.  Justin Allen Franklin 27, was charged with 2nd degree arson for a fire that damaged the loading area at the Goodwill on Blowing Rock Blvd.  Franklin’s bond was

Solar Project

Blue Ridge Energy will build a solar energy array in the Grace Chapel area.  The solar farm, called Brighter Future Solar Project will cover 50-55 acres.  19,000 megawatts of power a year will be generated, that will

Stolen Vehicle

Bond was set at $12,500 for a Lenoir woman.  Princess Ann Vaught 38, faces felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle and habitual felon charges.  She was arrested by the Lenoir Police Department.  No court date was

Traffic Stop Drug Arrest

A traffic stop led to a drug arrest in Morganton.  Bruce Allen Hanna 61, faces felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver schedule 3 controlled substance among other drug charges.  The Morganton Department of Public

$9,100 Bond

Fleeing to elude arrest, that is the charge against a Raleigh woman arrested in Hickory.  Taya Aleque Shaquae McCathern 26, faces other charges as well.  She was arrested at Catawba Valley Medical Center and placed in the

Drug Raid

10 people were arrested after a drug raid in Morganton.  Two homes on William Parks Lane had been responded to after 25 calls for drug activity and overdoses were made in the last 4 months.  Several agencies

Covid Update

The Burke County Health Department reports 18.2% of the county has been fully vaccinated for coronavirus.  On Wednesday, everyone in North Carolina over 16 will be eligible to get the vaccine.  There are currently 15 people hospitalized

Morganton Festivities

Morganton Festival Weekends: Traditionally Upheld, Safely Downscaled Dates: August 27, 28; September 3, 4, 10, 11 Fridays nights on the Courthouse Square will feature food and socially distanced concert form 6-9pm Saturdays on the Courthouse Square will