Local News

Local News Archives

I 40 Shutdown for 3 Hours

I-40 in Burke County was shut down for 3 hours on Thursday.  After storms come through the area, power lines were down near exit 111 and exit 107.  A utility pole had come down near mile marker

Multiple Drug Arrests

Several agencies were involved in a Caldwell County drug bust.  Rebecca Myers Watkins 51, faces possession of controlled substance and other drug charges.  She was placed under a $100,000 bond.  Britton Nicole Metcalf 30, and Elizabeth Ann

Cell Tower Height

The Caldwell County Planning Board is considering changes to allow towers for cell service to be higher.  The current limit is 110 feet.  The change would increase height to 200 feet which could improve cell service in

Morganton Festival Act

The city of Morganton has announced the headline artist for the Historic Morganton Festival.  Chris Lane will be there.  He had a gold record song “Take Back Home Girl” last year.  The event will be September 7th

Auto Larceny

The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office reports an auto larceny.  Michael Jimmy Mckinney 33, was placed under a $15,000 bond.  He was listed as homeless from Hickory.  A court date was set for today.

Election Results

In the District Attorney race Scott Reilly defeated David Learner 57% to 42%.  The Catawba County Sheriff’s race saw Don Brown win 69% to Jason Reid’s 30%.  Phillip Price will face Mark Meadows in the fall for

Valdese Park Delay

Plans for a 300 acre park project in Valdese are now on hold.  Town Manager Seth Eckard made the announcement this week.  Area residents had expressed concern over other pressing needs and funding for the park.  For

New Superintendent in Caldwell

The Caldwell County Schools have a new superintendent.  The Caldwell County Board of Education unanimously selected Dr Donald W Phipps.  He will take office on July 1, 2018.  Since 2010, Dr Phipps has served as superintendent for

Credit Card Fraud

A Lenoir woman is facing credit card fraud charges.  Dawn Marie McGee 36, also faces larceny charges.  Secured bond was set at $5,000.  She was arrested by the Lenoir Police Dept.

$151,000 Bond

Secured bond was set at $151,000 for a Lenoir man.  Latif Thomas Banner 24, faces robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery,  assault causing serious bodily injury and resisting an officer.  He was arrested by