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Detour in place in Hickory

A detour is in place around the intersection of Third Avenue NW and Fourth Street NW  in Hickory as workers remove a tree that could present a threat to travelers. The Hickory Daily Record reports the intersection

Man pleads guilty to manslaughter

A man charged after a car crash that killed a volunteer firefighter in 2017 pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter Tuesday. The News Herald reports Randall Stewart was sentenced to 28 to 43 months in prison or about

Lenoir man charged with robbery

A Lenoir man was charged with robbery after The News-Topic reports he approached a woman and her children with a meat cleaver. Jody Stilwell took the woman’s keys and used them to get into her car, but

Burke County warns of tax scam

Burke County was warning residents Wednesday about a scam related to taxes. The NEws Herald reports people have received phone calls and text messages directing them to a particular website to pay their taxes online. County officials

Fire damages Newton boarding house

More than 20 residents of a boarding house in Newton are in need of new accommodations this morning after a fire damaged the building. The Hickory Daily Record reports the fire was contained to a single upstairs