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Clinic Fundraiser

15th annual Pot of Gold Celebration to benefit Helping Hands Clinic. A virtual event on Facebook Live, Friday, March 12th 6-8pm Featuring a free concert by Kay and Patrick Crouch and the Shelby Rae Moore Band Raffle

Stolen Vehicle

A stolen vehicle charge was brought against a Burke County man.  Eric Seth Adams 32, was charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle.  He was placed in jail in Morganton under a $10,000 secured bond. 

Wintry Mix

The National Weather service issued a Winter Storm Warning until Friday at 7am.  Heavy mixed precipitation is expected with total snow and sleet of up to one inch and ice of up to 4/10ths of an inch. 

Weather Delays Vaccine

Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge found out late Tuesday evening that shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine have been delayed because of winter storms across much of the country. The delay affects the clinic scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday,

$26,000 Bond

A Connelly Springs man is facing multiple charges.  Tommy Dean Smith 30, was charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense, shoplifting and assault on a government official.  Smith was arrested at Walmart on Hwy 70 after

Valdese Display

The Town of Valdese will soon have a Charters of Freedom display.  Foundation Forward Inc of Burke County is working with the town.  Replicas of the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights will be

Cocaine Charges

A Lenoir man was charged with cocaine and heroin possession.  Jason Chantel Gibbs 32, also was charged with maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substance.  He was placed in the Caldwell County Jail under a $10,000

Recreation Grant

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina received a $100,000 grant from the North Carolina Division of Parks & Recreation Recreational Trails Program (RTP) to build 3.5 miles of mountain biking trail at the Catawba River Greenway in Morganton.

Animal Shelter News

Animal shelter repairs are coming in Lenoir.  The Caldwell County Commissioners were told by state inspectors that repairs must be made at the facility.  The board committed $20,000 toward the renovations.

Cocaine Arrest

A cocaine possession charge was brought against a Lenoir man.  Charles Ray Lindsey Jr 45, was arrested by the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office.  He faces a felony cocaine possession charge among other charges.  Lindsey was released on