Local News

Local News Archives

Missing 13 Year old Found Safe

UPDATE: 8/27/20 Authorities say Meyers has been located and is safe.     The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate a missing 13-year-old.   Wyatt Brian Meyers was last seen at his home on Windy Woods

Fair Cancelled This Year

Organizers of the Caldwell County Fair have announced the event has been cancelled this year due to the pandemic.  Officials say they didn’t want to take any unnecessary chances, especially with kids attending.  The fair is usually

Large Tree Crushes SUV

A local newspaper carrier was seriously injured Monday morning when a large tree came crashing down on top of his SUV in Burke County.  It happened on Milton Road just as John Suttles was beginning his route. 

Five COVID-19 Deaths on Monday

Three more people have died in Catawba County due to complications from Coronavirus.  Health officials made the announcement on Monday afternoon.  42 people have now died in Catawba County related to the virus.  28 new cases were

Two Arrested in Armed Robbery

Hickory Police have two suspects in custody from an armed robbery that occurred Friday morning at the Family Dollar – 3107 Springs Road NE. The suspects were caught Following a short chase.  36 year old Jennifer Burton

32nd Death in Burke County

The Burke County health department was notified late Thursday of the county’s 32nd Coronavirus related death.  The individual was in the 70s and had been hospitalized.

Two Covid-19 Deaths in Catawba County

Catawba County health officials have confirmed the 38th and 39th deaths related to the Coronavirus. One death was reported Friday and the other on Saturday.   33 new cases were reported Friday with an additional 36 positive tests

Flooding Possible In The Area

There could be some minor flooding issues today with the heavy rain that many of us have experienced today.  A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the Catawba Valley and Foothills through later tonight.  Several Flash

Church Break In Suspect Arrested

 The suspect in two local church break ins is in custody after he was arrested on another charge in Mt. Holly.  30 year old Jordan Lee Abee from Lincolnton was arrested by Mt. Holly police after allegedly