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Exit Ramp Option Scrapped in Morganton

The Morganton News Herald reports that while transportation officials have yet to choose which design it will use to rework Interstate 40 Exit 103, it has eliminated one design. NCDOT officials have eliminated design Option One from

Wild Chase Ends in Hickory

According to the Morganton News Herald, a Morganton man led police on a wild chase that reached 100 mph for nearly 30 miles. Gary Allen Hutchinson the second, 33, had been reported to have stolen a Honda

Hudson Man Found in Creek

The Lenoir News-Topic reports that a Hudson man who had been reporting missing since February was found dead Wednesday in the waters of Little Gunpowder Creek. Bobby Scott Taylor, 32, was last seen on February 19th and

Morganton Woman Found In Florida, Passes

A Morganton woman died Wednesday, nearly a week after she was discovered in a St. Petersburg, Florida, park with life-threatening injuries. Christie New, 43, was found by a worker at Lake Maggiore Park around 11:30 a.m. on

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.