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$150,000 Bond

Bond was set at $152,500 in a Catawba County arrest.  Tyler David Swink 25, faces fleeing to elude arrest and failure to appear on trafficking of opium or heroin  among other drug charges.  He was placed in

Gas Leak

US 321 was closed between Mission Rd and Pine Mtn Rd Thursday around 420 pm.  A Piedmont Natural Gas line had been severed at 3255 Hickory Blvd in Hudson.  Residents were warned to shelter in place, limit

$55,000 Bond

Bond was set at $55,000 for a Valdese man.  Matthew David Crane 38, faces felony attempted 1st degree burglary among other charges.  He was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center with a court date set for

Heavy Damage

An apartment building was damaged by fire in Hickory.  The Hickory Fire Department, Hickory Police and Catawba County EMS all responded to 1154 15th St Drive NE late Tuesday.  No injuries were reported.  The cause of the

Animal Shelter

County officials will hold a ground breaking ceremony for the new animal shelter on Thursday, July 22, at 10 a.m. The site is located next to the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Department, 2351 SW Morganton Boulevard, Lenoir.  The public

Wreck Claims Commissioner’s Life

A commissioner from Alexander County has died in a vehicle wreck.  Dr Jeffrey Peal 57, died while traveling in Ohio on Monday around 130 pm.  He had been a commissioner since 2016 and was re elected in

Fire Hydrant Testing

Fire hydrant flow testing will begin soon in Morganton.  It will last for approximately 10 days beginning August 1st.  Sediment and discoloration may be noticeable, business owners should allow water flow from an outside faucet until water

4 Face Drug Charges

Drug charges were brought against 4 Lenoir residents.  Sadie Dezerea Watson 24, Johnny Jay Watson Jr 49, Dalton Lee Storie 24, and Ronnie Shenell Coffey 37, all were arrested.  Both Watsons face felony maintaining a vehicle or

Bridge Inspection

A lane will be closed on I-40 East.  One lane near exit 121 will be closing at 9am today.  The North Carolina Department of Transportation crews are inspecting damage to an outside beam of the Old Shelby

40 Year Sentence

40 years in prison, that is the sentence for Warren Lee Raymond Sr 64.  He pled guilty to 2nd degree murder charges in the death of his wife and son Barbara Raymond 55, and Warren Raymond Jr