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utility improvements force road closures

Utility improvements in Morganton will force one street and a portion of another to close. The News Herald reports a portion of Bouchelle Street and all of Fleming Place will be closed for the next two weeks

hickory police investigate triple homicide

Authorities are investigating a triple homicide Monday night in Hickory. The Hickory Daily Record reports two women and a man were killed in the incident and another man injured and transported by helicopter to an area hospital.

Lenoir opens new fire station

Lenoir’s third fire station officially opens after a Monday ceremony. The News-Topic reports Lenoir Fire Chief Ken Hair credited past and current leaders for making Lenoir’s first new fire station in 45 years a reality. The station

back to school splash bash this Saturday

The Lenoir Aquatic & Fitness Center will hold a Back to School Splash Bash this Saturday. Residents can swim, splash, cool off, and celebrate getting back to school with free admission for 2 year olds and under,

inmate faces new charges

An incarcerated man already charged with second-degree murder in an overdose death has been indicted on new charges. The News-Topic reports Dorian Roshad Ferguson was indicted last week on six new charges, including two counts of being

burke county road projects delayed

Improvements to numerous exits along Interstate 40 in Burke County have been delayed in the state’s 10-year draft transportation plan. The News Herald reports several updates have been delayed until next year. Other projects listed include the

woman acquitted in trial

A Granite Falls woman accused of trying to steal a car was acquitted by a jury Thursday. The News-Topic reports Misty Michelle Hughes was charged with attempted common law robbery after Christina Elaine Mullinax said Hughes attempted

Dentention officer resigns after charges

A Burke County detention officer indicted Monday for her involvement in a fatal crash resigns. The News Herald reports Ginger Rae Laws, who had worked at Burke-Catawba Detention Confinement Facility since 2010, handed in her resignation Thursday

Waldensian Festival begins in valdese

The 44th annual Waldensian Festival begins today and continues through Saturday in historic Valdese. Events begin at 5:30 today with a car show, live entertainment, amusement rides, and vendors. For more information on the festival visit www.waldensianfestival.com.