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Caldwell County Firefighters Sent to the Coast

Firefighters from Caldwell County have been deployed to assist with hurricane relief. A Four man crew has been sent to Brunswick County to assist in providing manpower for emergency operations in the area. The Hickory Daily Record

Firefighter Injured

A firefighter was knocked unconscious in an accident while working to remove a fallen tree from a road in eastern Caldwell County yesterday morning. A crew from the Little River Fire Department went to remove the tree

Closings/Delays for 9/17

Here is an update in school closures in the Catawba Valley. Classes for both the Caldwell and Watauga campuses are cancelled. Caldwell and Avery County Schools are closed for students and Staff. Avery County Schools are closed

Child Bitten by Dog

A child was hospitalized with serious injuries after a dog bite Monday afternoon. The News Herald reports the child was bitten by a pit bull and may have injuries to the head and eye area. The dog

Former Officer Indicted

A Former Burke County officer is being indicted for embezzlement.  Former Lt. Jody Wayne Price is accused of embezzling over $16,000. The News Herald reports Price was assigned to the Burke County Sheriff’s Offices’ Narcotics Task Force

Preparing for Florence in Burke County

Residents in Burke County are being asked to help keep storm drains clear ahead of Hurricane Florence. The News Herald reports Public Works officials in Valdese and Morganton say they are working to clear storm drains ahead

Five Caldwell County School Receives Lower Scores

Five Caldwell County Schools received lower scores on the state Department of Public Instruction annual report card. The Middle College, Hibriten, William Lenoir, Gamewell Elementary and West Lenoir Elementary schools all received one grade lower than last

Expanded Food Program for Two Burke Schools

Two Burke County Schools will soon offer supper to children and adults in need. Mountain View Elementary and Walter Johnson Middle School will be adding a late afternoon or early evening meal to its breakfast and lunch