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Blue Ridge Energy Offers Assistance To Customers

 Through a new campaign called “In This Together”, Blue Ridge Energy is increasing its efforts to help provide critical financial assistance to members and customers served by the electric cooperative and its propane and fuels subsidiary amid coronavirus

NC Gov. Orders Stay at Home

NC Governor Roy Cooper has issued a State wide Stay at Home order effective at 5pm Monday.  The order allows essential services to continue.  The order directs people to stay at home unless you need to leave

New Positive Coronavirus in Burke County

Today, the Burke County Health Director was notified by Carolinas Healthcare System Blue Ridge of a positive COVID-19 case currently hospitalized. The case acquired the infection from traveling so this is not a community spread case. So

Star of Bethlehem Shining Bright

Since 1977, the Bethlehem Star has graced the skyline as a treasured symbol of the Bethlehem community in Alexander County. On October 23rd of 2017, the Star was damaged beyond repair by the EF2 tornado that passed through

Silver Alert For Statesville Woman

A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing and endangered woman from Statesville.  Authorities say 42-year-old Annette  Rollins  is believed to have dementia or some other cognitive impairment.  She was last seen on 5th St. near Wilmington Ave wearing

Fatal Fire In Alexander County

One person was killed in a house fire in Alexander County Thursday morning.  Firefighters responded to the call on H & H Lane in the Bethlehem Community around 5am.  After the fire was put out, the body

Pedestrian Killed in Catawba County

A Catawba County man was killed after being struck by a car Wednesday night.  According to reports, 38 year old Adam Darrell Mullins of Conover was walking along Emmanuel Church Road near Bush Dr. around 8:30 Wednesday

Google Donates Chromebooks

To help meet the needs of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute students transitioning to online courses, Google has donated Chromebook laptop computers for students in need. Since announcing plans for a data center in Lenoir in

New Cases of Coronavirus in Catawba County

 Five new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Catawba County, bringing the county’s current total of cases to nine. Catawba County Public Health received the positive test results overnight and immediately began investigating. Two people are