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Several Injured After Lightning Strike

Several people were injured Tuesday afternoon at an attraction in Avery County when strong storms passed through.  Lightning struck a tree at the Wilderness Run Alpine Coaster and injured six people who were nearby.  Those injured were

New COVID-19 Cases, Deaths

The coronavirus continues to be deadly across the Catawba Valley area.  Burke County reported its 25th virus related death on Tuesday and Catawba County recorded its 17th death.  Meanwhile, the number of new cases continues to climb. 

25th Death in Burke County

Health officials in Burke County have reported the 25th Coronavirus related death.  The individual was in their 70s, was hospitalized and died from underlying medical complications.

Granite Falls Boil Water Update

****BOIL WATER ADVISORY UPDATE***** Repairs are complete & service is being restored. If you have air in your lines, turn on cold water at an outdoor spigot, bathtub, or sink until water is normal. Don’t flush toilets

Burke Reports 24th COVID-19 Death

Burke County Public Health was notified late yesterday of the twenty-fourth COVID-19 associated death in Burke County. The individual in their 70’s was hospitalized and died from underlying medical conditions. To protect the family’s privacy, no further

Caldwell School Board To Meet Tuesday

Caldwell County Board of Education Specially Called Session July 21, 2020, to discuss the Re-Entry Plan for the 2020-2021 School year (Possible Action) Meeting will be livestreamed to YouTube. Date & Time Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:00pm

Twenty-Third Covid-19 Death in Burke County

Burke County Public Health was notified late yesterday of the twenty-third COVID-19 death in Burke County. The individual in their 70’s was hospitalized and died from COVID associated complications. To protect the family’s privacy, no further information

Ninth Death Reported in Caldwell County

Today, Caldwell County received confirmed of its ninth COVID-19-related death. The patient, who was between the ages of 50 and 64, was hospitalized and was reported to have underlying health conditions. Twenty COVID-19 cases were reported today