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Hwy 221 Closure

US Hwy 221 is closed indefinitely between Blowing Rock and Linville.  According to the Watauga County Fire Marshal, there is a washout of the road in Avery County.  Significant rainfall fell in the area on Thursday and

$75,000 Bond

A Lenoir man faces charges of selling or delivering controlled substance to a minor.  Ritchie Alan Souther  34,  was placed under a $75,000 secured bond according to the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office.

Paving of I-40 in Burke County

Repaving of I-40 in Burke County is underway.  The interstate will be paved from Catawba County’s line to the McDowell line.  New guardrails will also be installed.  There have been safety concerns with the current guardrails.  For

Multiple Drug Charges

Multiple charges were brought against a couple from Granite Falls.  Lonnie Dale Love 45 and Lisa Bryant McGalliard 54, of Cross St both face trafficking methamphetamine and maintaining a dwelling to keep controlled substances.  Love’s bond was

New Stores in Morganton

2 new businesses are coming to the Morganton Heights shopping center.  Panera Bread and Aspen Dental will be located between Applebee’s and Golden Corral.  No time frame has been given for an opening date for either business.

Hudson Police Chief

There is a new police chief in Hudson.  Lt Richard Blevins 49, will begin his tenure as chief on June 1st.  He has been with the Hudson Police Dept for 18 years.

Chop Shop Charges

Two people have been charged in connection with a chop shop in Caldwell County.  Ryan Eller McRae 41, and Tiffany Anne Brown 39 of Tom Calloway Lane face charges related to stolen vehicles and possession of stolen

Chop Shop

With the use of a search warrant, chop shop activity was found at 3990 Tom Calloway Ln in Hudson.  The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office found stolen vehicles  and registration plates from Simpsonville SC, Catawba, Wilkes, Caldwell and

Optional Planning Day in Caldwell

The Caldwell County Schools will operate on an Optional Planning Day today. The Caldwell Early College High School and the Caldwell Career Center Middle College are testing and will operate on a regular schedule with limited transportation.

Teachers In Raleigh

In order to provide a safe and secure setting for students, the Superintendent has evaluated the record-breaking number of substitute requests already in the system and the anticipation of numerous more requests today and tomorrow morning, therefore,