A man pleaded guilty Wednesday to leading a state trooper on a high-speed chase but avoided being sent to prison because of complications from his old gunshot wounds. The News-Topic reports Jeremy Greene was sentenced to five
The number of Caldwell County residents without jobs fell again in March as the local unemployment rate settled back closer to that of neighboring counties. The News-Topic reports the county’s unemployment rate dropped by 0.2 percentage points
A man was beaten with a crowbar on Washington Lane near the town of Catawba on Wednesday morning. The Daily Record reports Gerald Wilkes hit Robert Duncan the head during an argument. Duncan was taken to the
Water and sewer work will cause road closures in Morganton this week. The News Herald reports traffic patterns on North Green Street, Catawba Street, Collett Street, College Street, Bouchelle Street, Fleming Place, and North King Street will
A Hickory man was arrested and charged with robbing the Family Dollar on U.S. 70 SW in Hickory Monday at gunpoint. The Daily Record reports Clifton Ray James Jr was arrested by Hickory police near the store.
Shots were fired outside of a Lenoir gas station Monday night. During an argument outside of Ross and Company at the intersection of Harper Avenue and Abington Road, someone whipped out a pistol and shot into the
The crackdown on speeding in the Interstate 40 work zone from exits 111 to 116 is going to be amped up next week. The News Herald reports an extra car per week will be assigned to patrol
Firefighters responded to a fire burning in the Linville Gorge Wilderness Area yesterday. The fire was located in a remote area near the Linville River at the end of the Brushy Ridge trail. The News Herald reports
Jason Reid, a former Catawba County Sheriff’s Office captain and sheriff candidate pleaded guilty in Lincoln County Superior Court. The Daily Record reports Reid will have to surrender his law enforcement certification and will be on supervised
A Granite Falls woman reported missing last week was found dead Saturday morning at the bottom of an embankment near Blowing Rock, where she wrecked her vehicle according to The News-Topic.