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Layoffs in Burke County

According to the Morganton News Herald, Gildan Activewear Inc. sent notice to Burke County that it plans to permanently lay off around 65 of its 173 workers in May at its Hildebran plant. The plant is located

Arson Case

A man has been convicted and sentenced in an arson case.  Timothy Allen Harmon 34,  plead guilty in the case which damaged several apartments in Sawmills.  The incident took place in March of 2017.  Harmon was sentenced

Cocaine Charge

A Granite Falls man is facing cocaine charges.  Timothy Lee Smith 56, was charged with possession of cocaine by the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office.  Secured bond was set at $10,000.

Morganton Greenway

The City Council of Morganton approved plans for a greenway connector.  The project would connect the existing greenway to downtown.  Access to the Mountain View Recreation Center would also be along the route.  It could be completed

Hospital Plan

The plans for mental health at Caldwell Memorial Hospital have changed.  Renovating the fifth floor is out and constructing a new building for a psychiatric unit is now the plan.  The Caldwell Memorial Hospital foundation building will

$200,000 Bond

A Lenoir woman is under $200,000 in secured bonds.  Chaston Miriah Wilson 23,  faces forgery of instrument, and 2 counts of identity fraud among other charges.  The report was made by the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office.

Castle Bridge Update

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has announced a revised plan for the Connelly Springs Road/Castle Bridge project that will cut down the anticipated closure time of the bridge to 8 months.  The project will be re-bid

Morganton Information

The City of Morganton has a new public information officer.  Morganton native Ethan Smith will be in charge of letting folks know about what’s going on in the city.  For more details on this story check the

Drug Arrest

A Lenoir woman is facing drug charges.  Jessica Warren Lingerfelt 31, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor larceny.  Secured bond was set at $26,500.  The Lenoir Police Dept made the arrest.

High Winds

Power has been restored to over 5,000 customers mostly in Watauga County.  Blue Ridge Energy asks anyone to report power outages by calling 1-800-448-2383 or to use the Blue Ridge mobile app.  Winds were expected to reach