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ICE agents make arrests at local business

Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents make five arrests in Burke County on Wednesday. The News Herald reports five workers at Case Farms in Morganton were arrested. Local law enforcement officials said they had no knowledge that

former executive, state department official plead guilty

A former Vice-President for Bernhardt Furniture and a State Department official take plea deals. The News-Topic reports former State Department official Patricia DeLaughter pleaded guilty to disclosing confidential bid information to help Steven Anstine win a contract

New teachers attend orientation

Nearly 30 new teachers for Caldwell County Schools are participating in a three-day orientation this week. The new teachers will learn about several topics including school board policies, teacher evaluations, curriculum, and lesson planning. New teachers will

board of education extends contracts

The Caldwell County Board of Education voted to extend the contracts of Superintendent Dr. Don Phipps and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Katrina McEllen through 2023. The News-Topic reports the board also congratulated Dr. Phyllis Blair for receiving the

caldwell county official leads national group

Caldwell County Register of Deeds Wayne Rash was elected to serve as President of the International Association of Government Officials. Rash has served as Register of Deeds since 2003, has been a member of IGO since 2005.

utility improvements force road closures

Utility improvements in Morganton will force one street and a portion of another to close. The News Herald reports a portion of Bouchelle Street and all of Fleming Place will be closed for the next two weeks

hickory police investigate triple homicide

Authorities are investigating a triple homicide Monday night in Hickory. The Hickory Daily Record reports two women and a man were killed in the incident and another man injured and transported by helicopter to an area hospital.

Lenoir opens new fire station

Lenoir’s third fire station officially opens after a Monday ceremony. The News-Topic reports Lenoir Fire Chief Ken Hair credited past and current leaders for making Lenoir’s first new fire station in 45 years a reality. The station

back to school splash bash this Saturday

The Lenoir Aquatic & Fitness Center will hold a Back to School Splash Bash this Saturday. Residents can swim, splash, cool off, and celebrate getting back to school with free admission for 2 year olds and under,

inmate faces new charges

An incarcerated man already charged with second-degree murder in an overdose death has been indicted on new charges. The News-Topic reports Dorian Roshad Ferguson was indicted last week on six new charges, including two counts of being