A Cajah’s Mountain man is accused of molesting a young boy and investigators believe there could be more. The News-Topic reports George Long came under investigation in 2002 but there was not enough evidence in the case.
Western Piedmont Community College’s president has announced his intention to retire, but he’ll serve one more year on the job before stepping away. The News Herald reports Dr. Michael Helmick’s retirement would go into effect June 30.
The 3rd Annual Gamewell Middle School Golf tournament originally scheduled for today has been postponed. A new date has not been chosen yet.
A dispute between neighbors in Taylorsville ended with one man suffering from stab wounds to the chest and a teen girl arrested Wednesday afternoon. The Hickory Daily Record reports the attack took place off Wood Road, near
Residents of Cajah’s Mountain can expect new standards for the appearance and safety of properties starting July 1. The News-Topic reports homes must have weather-tight windows and doors that are fitted with locks, no siding or roof
A grease fire at Checkers fast-food restaurant in Hickory closed the restaurant yesterday morning. The fire damaged the restaurant’s grill, exhaust hood and ventilation system and The Hickory Daily Record reports it is unclear how long the
The Foothills Solstice Celebration will be taking place Saturday at the Caldwell Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The festival will help raise funds for Shelter Home of Caldwell County.
An explosion destroyed a house in Baton yesterday. Around 6 a.m. The News-Topic reports the house was lifted off of its foundation due to what is believed to be a rotted gas line.
A Valdese man was sentenced on child pornography charges in federal court yesterday. Christopher Alexander was sentenced to 7.5 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release. The News Herald reports Alexander must also register as
A Texas man wanted on charges of aiding people in crossing the United States border illegally was recently arrested in Taylorsville. The Hickory Daily Record reports Jessie Barnes was taken to the Alexander County Detention Center and