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Burke County Dismisses DARE Program

The Burke County Public School System has dismissed the DARE program. The program was only utilized by three schools last school year. The News Herald reports the school system replaced DARE with a curriculum called Healthful Living:

I-40 Shut Down due to Wreck Sunday

Interstate 40 was shut down due to a wreck yesterday. One person was injured in the five-vehicle wreck Bradley Keith Morton was charged with failing to reduce speed after colliding with a vehicle. This then started a

Seven Vehicles Broken into at Lenoir Apartments

Thieves broke into vehicles at Lenoir apartment complexs last week. Somebody entered seven vehicles, rummaged through them and stoleitems including cash and a tablet. The breakins happened Thursday night into Friday morning. The News Topic reports this