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Burke County Inmate Found Dead in Cell

A Burke County inmate was found dead from an apparent suicide in his cell Saturday. David Burelson was found in his cell at Scotland Correctional Institution around noon. The News Herald reports Burelson was expected to be

Victim Identified in Friday Night Shooting

The victim of a shooting Friday night has been identified. Jeremy Smith of Denver was found suffering from two gunshot wounds to the back by officers around 8 pm. The News Herald reports no charges have been

Dalls Man in Custody After Police Chase

A Dallas man is in custody after a police chase on Highway 16 yesterday. Jason Kearney was charged after fleeing when officers tried to stop his vehicle due to outstanding warrants. The Daily Record reports Kearney lead

Man Rescued After Rolling Vehicle

A man had to be rescued from his vehicle after an accident Friday night. Justin Greene ran off the side of Antioch Road near the race track and rolled his car after overcorrecting. The News Herald reports

Granite Falls Man Arrested in Church Break In

A Granite Falls man is accused of breaking into a church in Lenoir yesterday morning. Clayton Darr was arrested quickly after officers responded to a burglar alarm at South Lenoir Church of God. Officers found Darr’s truck

Catawba County Schools Announce Make-Up Days

Important Message from Catawba County Schools: We have experienced some difficult weather conditions in the 2018-19 school year. This year our school calendar began with a total of 1070 instructional hours for students; we are required by the state