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Winter Weather

Several accidents were reported yesterday as an early morning snow surprised area residents.  Caldwell County schools were in session while Burke County was not.  Caldwell County schools are out of make up days due  to the snow

Identity Theft

A  Morganton man is facing identity theft charges.  Geremias Raymundo Mendoza 35, was charged by the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office.  Secured bond was set at $20,000.

TV Show

The American Pickers will be filming in North Carolina this spring.   They are looking for large unique collections of antiques privately owned.  The hosts only pick private collections, no stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions or businesses

Tuttle State Forest

Tuttle Educational State Forest on Playmore Beach Road opens today.  It is home of the talking trees and offers environmental education programs.  There are 13 picnic sites and 7 miles of hiking trails.  For more information call


Bond was set at $100,000 for a Lenoir man.  Matthew Carroll Greene 24,  faces first degree burglary,  larceny of a firearm and larceny after breaking and entering.  This report according to the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office.

Lenoir Man Wants Verdict Overturned

After pleading guilty to murder in 2002, the Lenoir News Topic reports that David F. Hurt, 51, wishes to withdraw that plea. He has already served 19 years for the killing of Howard Nelson Cook, who was

Exit Ramp Option Scrapped in Morganton

The Morganton News Herald reports that while transportation officials have yet to choose which design it will use to rework Interstate 40 Exit 103, it has eliminated one design. NCDOT officials have eliminated design Option One from

Wild Chase Ends in Hickory

According to the Morganton News Herald, a Morganton man led police on a wild chase that reached 100 mph for nearly 30 miles. Gary Allen Hutchinson the second, 33, had been reported to have stolen a Honda

Hudson Man Found in Creek

The Lenoir News-Topic reports that a Hudson man who had been reporting missing since February was found dead Wednesday in the waters of Little Gunpowder Creek. Bobby Scott Taylor, 32, was last seen on February 19th and

Morganton Woman Found In Florida, Passes

A Morganton woman died Wednesday, nearly a week after she was discovered in a St. Petersburg, Florida, park with life-threatening injuries. Christie New, 43, was found by a worker at Lake Maggiore Park around 11:30 a.m. on