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Man Charged With Assaulting Firefighter

From Burke County Sheriff’s Office: On Wednesday, A fireman was checking on a suspicious male, later identified as Jacob Larkin White, sitting in a vehicle at the Brendletown Fire Department. The fireman called EMS to check on

Police Make Arrest In Shooting Case

On June 9, 2020 at approximately 6:29 pm, Reginald Lavar Davis, 43, of 4940 Mayble Street, Catawba, was arrested without incident at 3888 Wash Gap Dr., Newton. Mr. Davis had outstanding warrants for his arrest issued in

Deputy Cleared in Fatal Shooting

A Caldwell County deputy involved in a fatal shooting in April has been cleared of any wrongdoing by the District Attorneys Office.   The deputy responded to a suspicious person call on Miller Hill Road in Lenoir where

Burke County adds over 100 Covid-19 Cases

Burke County added 136 new Coronavirus cases Monday.  It is the highest one day increase since the pandemic began.  Health officials say the high increase is due in large part to continuing to increase testing among companies

New Online Tools To Increase Access to Testing

, Burke County Health Department and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) are launching new initiatives to expand COVID-19 testing and contact tracing across the state and help Burke County families protect themselves

Burke Co. Covid-19 Update for Sunday

Burke County is currently at 548 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All positive cases are isolated and Public Health staff continues to investigate the cases and will be locating those

Burke County Reports 18th Death

Burke County Public Health was notified last night of the eighteenth COVID- 19 associated death in Burke County. The individual was in their 70’s and died from complications associated with their underlying medical condition. To protect the

17th Death in Burke County

Burke County Public Health was notified today of the COVID-19 related seventeenth death in Burke County. The individual in their 50’s was hospitalized and later died from COVID-19 related complications. To protect the family’s privacy, no further