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Residents Urged to Get Flu Vaccine

Health officials with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services are urging North Carolina residents to protect themselves, their families and those around them by getting vaccinated against the flu amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Centers for

PPE Distributed to First Responders

Caldwell County Emergency Management distributed personal protective equipment to the 16 fire/rescue agencies that serve the county. Departments received a supply of N-95 masks, gowns, procedural masks, face shields, safety glasses, and gloves. This PPE equips departments

Coronavirus Death In Caldwell County

Caldwell County learned of its 28th COVID-19-related death on Friday. The patient, who was over the age of 75, was hospitalized and reported to have underlying conditions. To be counted by the county as a COVID-19-related death,

Human Trafficking Arrest

On September 17, 2020 while investigating recent reports by community members of suspicious activity, the Lenoir Police Department’s Narcotics Unit obtained evidence to believe the residence of 514 Ridge Street Lenoir, NC was being utilized for the

Free Face Coverings For Farm Workers

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Burke County Center has face coverings/masks, shields and bottles of hand sanitizer for you, the farmer, and your farmworkers. If you are in need of these items please call our office at 828-764-9480 to

Two More COVID Deaths in Catawba County

Health officials in Catawba County reported two Coronavirus associated deaths on Tuesday.  Both patients were in their 80’s and were hospitalized.  Both were reportedly residents of congregate living facilities. The death toll in Catawba County now stands

Schools Locked Down Following Chase

Several schools in Catawba County were placed on what police called a soft lockdown Tuesday as they searched for a suspect they were chasing.  Catawba County deputies were trying to stop the vehicle after suspecting the driver

Constitution Week Observance

This year marks the 233rd anniversary of the signing of the U. S. Constitution by our framers or forefathers on September 17, 1787. It is also the 65th year that Constituion Week has been observed. At Noon on September

41st COVID Death In Burke County

Burke County Public Health was notified late yesterday evening and is reporting the forty-first COVID-19 associated death in Burke County. The individual in their 90’s was hospitalized but died from their underlying medical conditions. To protect the

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrests

Two people face numerous drug charges following a traffic stop in Catawba County last Friday.  Authorities with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Group said they seized 7.5 ounces of heroin and 6.5 pounds of marijuana