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Coronavirus

Catawba County reported 3 Covid 19 related deaths on December 1st.  There are currently 61 people in Catawba hospitals.  In Burke County 18 people remained hospitalized with the virus.  Caldwell County reports 27 hospitalizations as of December

Breaking and Entering

Felony breaking and entering charges were brought against a Lenoir woman.  Becky Diane Kersey 44, was arrested by the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office.  She was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $5,000 bond.  Kersey

Santa in Valdese

If you are looking for Santa this December, the town of  Valdese has announced he will parade through the area on Saturday the 5th beginning at 10am.  His tour will begin at Valdese elementary school.  The town

Bond set at $100,000

Bond was set at $100,000 for a Lenoir resident.  Thomas Eugene Howell 38, faces multiple drug charges including possession with intent to sell, manufacture and deliver methamphetamine.  He also faces failure to appear in court and violating

Hit and Run Charge

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office arrested Armando Jiminez 31, of Conover.  He faces failure to appear on hit and run charges also several drug charges.  He was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $3,000

Hickory Holiday

Downtown Hickory is getting in the holiday spirit with the Snowman Stroll, which is new this year.  Businesses will be displaying various snowmen for families to view while shopping.  It is presented by the Hickory Downtown Development

Meth Charges

Methamphetamine charges were filed against Jamie Brian Fox 40, of Lenoir.  He was arrested by the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office.  Fox faces felony possession of methamphetamine among several other charges.  He was placed under a $30,000 secured

Covid 19 Update

82 new cases of Covid 19 were reported in Burke County on Sunday.  There are currently 15 people hospitalized.  Catawba County reported 59 hospitalizations, while Caldwell County had 25 people in the hospital with Coronavirus as of

Assault Charge

A Burke County man is facing a strangulation charge.  Eric Keith Bean 61, was placed in jail in Morganton under a 48 hour hold and no bond.  Felony assault inflicting serious injury by strangulation is the charge.