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Shooting Arrest

A Lenoir man was arrested in Morganton after a shooting.  Mykel Lee Bennett 21, faces assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury charges.  The victim’s name was not released, he was treated after being shot in

Hospitalizations Increase

The Catawba Valley has seen an increase in Covid 19 cases.  There are currently 57 people hospitalized in Catawba County.  11 hospitalizations are reported in Burke County and 27 patients in the hospital in Caldwell County with

Vehicle Theft

The Lenoir Police Department arrested Brian Edward Drew 40.  He is facing larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and fleeing to elude arrest.  He is under a $20,000 secured bond.

3 Arrested for Drug Trafficking

Nearly 3 pounds of fentanyl were found during a traffic stop in Caldwell County.  Ashley Ramona Horton 18, Nicholas Collin Greene 23, and Jaylon Chance Long 24, all of Wilkes County are facing trafficking heroin or opium

$15,000 Bond

The Hickory Police arrested Charles David Gilmore Jr  31, of Statesville.  He faces felony interference with electronic monitoring devices.  The warrant is from Iredell County.  Gilmore is in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $15,000 secured

Airport Fence Damaged

A large section of fencing was damaged at the Hickory Regional Airport.  One person was taken to the hospital after their vehicle hit the fence.  The name was not released.  The Longview Fire and Police Departments were

Christmas in Lenoir

A 20 foot Christmas tree is now in place in Lenoir, located in front of City Hall.  The display is part of the Hope Shines Brightly series which includes the Holiday Light Show and Luminary Display at

Covid News

Area counties have reported an increase in Covid 19 cases, as the hope of a vaccine increases with news from the pharmaceutical companies.  There are currently 52 people in the hospital in Catawba County with the virus. 

$93,000 Bond

Bond was set at $93,000 for a Lenoir man.  Elijah Rashard Gibbs 45, faces felony possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine among other drug charges.  He also faces possession of a firearm by a felon