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Utilities Rate Increase in Gamewell

Sewer rates are set to increase in Gamewell by almost 5 percent starting July 1, according to the News-Topic. Gamewell contracts with Lenoir for sewer services, and Lenoir’s processing fees increase at the beginning of the new

NC Forest Service Urges Caution

The N.C. Forest Service is urging NC residents to think safety and exercise extra caution when burning materials during the spring fire season. The spring fire season typically runs from March through May, and historically is the

Work Begins on Union Square in Hickory

Work started on Monday on Union Square in Hickory, that will be a months-long redesign of the area, according to the Hickory Daily Record. Assistant City Manager Rick Beasley said in March the work will include removing

Wrecks Again Strike I-40 in Burke County

Multiple crashes plagued I-40 yesterday afternoon in Burke County, one even sending a firefighter to the hospital. The News-Herald reports it started when a SUV merged in front of a logging truck at around 12:35 p.m. near

7th annual Taste of Burke Fundraiser

Tickets are on sale now for the 7th annual Taste of Burke fundraiser, which will be held April 16th at the Community House and will feature 25 vendors sampling their food and beverages.  Proceeds will benefit various

Store Clerk Fights Off Would-Be Robber

The Lenoir News-Topic reports a convenience store owner in Lenoir fought off a would-be robber Saturday night. Sherry Setser, 63, was stocking the cooler at Quick-Way Superette about 10:30 p.m. when a man in black clothing walked

Hydroplaning Leads to Crash on I-40

A pregnant woman was transported to a hospital to get checked out after she hydroplaned Monday afternoon on Interstate 40. Morganton News-Herald reports Haili Cook Williams of Hickory, was headed east on I-40 near Exit 116 when