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Fire Damage

Major fire damaged a building in Hickory.  Firefighters responded to 838 14th St NE early Wednesday morning.  No injuries were reported at the vacant factory building.  Hickory Police, Catawba County EMS, Longview and St Stephens fire departments

Winter Coats Available

Yokefellow of Caldwell County has provided coats for many this winter season.  The coats were left nearby the Harper Ave facility for people to take an0nymously.  Men, women and kids sizes along with gloves and hats are

District Attorney News

Assistant District Attorney Nancy Lee has joined the Catawba County District Attorney’s Office to serve as the chief homicide prosecutor for the largest of the three counties in the 36th Prosecutorial District. Lee’s primary role will include

Covid News

Two Covid 19 deaths were reported in Catawba County on Monday and 1 in Burke County.  There are currently 114 hospitalizations in Catawba, 33 in Burke County and 53 in Caldwell County. If you wish to sign

Library Renovations

Ridgeview Branch Library in Hickory will be closed from January 18-23rd.  An expansion project will be taking place with some renovations to the existing building.  On the 25th operations will take place at the Ridgeview Recreation Center. 

Drug Arrest

A Morganton woman is facing felony drug charges.  Shanna Mcrae Kincaid 41, was arrested by the Morganton Department of Public Safety on Monday at a convenience store on South Sterling St.  The charge is possession of schedule

Drug Charge

Methamphetamine and shoplifting charges were brought against a Lincolnton woman.  Brittany Nicole Bond 29, faces felony possession of meth and misdemeanor larceny among other charges.  The Hickory Police Department arrested Bond at Walmart on Hwy 70 January

Attention Collectors

Attention antique collectors, American Pickers are coming to North Carolina in the spring.  The History Channel tv show with Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz is looking for unique collections from private owners.  No stores, malls, flea markets,

Firearms Charge

Firearms charges were brought against a Hickory man.  Dallas Lloyd Gragg 31, was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.  He was placed in the Catawba County Detention facility under a $20,000 secured bond.  A

Covid Vaccine

Catawba County reports 115 current hospitalizations for Covid 19 while Caldwell reports 52 and Burke County has 30 in the hospital for the virus.  The Caldwell County Health Department has begun vaccinating people over 75 by appointment