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Caldwell Chamber Blood Drive Friday

Join the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce and the Blood Connection for a blood drive! All donors will receive a $10 Visa card! Donors must preregister online by following the link provided! All donors will also be tested

Valdese Woman Charged With Child Abuse

(From Burke County Sheriff’s Office) On August 18, 2020, Burke County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Divisions received a Structured Intake Form from NC Department of Health and Human Services-Child Protective with allegations concerning child abuse on an

Police Warn of Possible Scam

Burke County authorities are warning people about a person who may be going to homes falsely claiming to be a police officer.   Earlier in the week a woman in Rutherford College reported to police that a woman

State Tells Coaster Operators To Close

The Wilderness Run Alpine Coaster in Banner Elk closed Saturday.  Operators said the State had forced them to close telling them amusement park and outdoor entertainment could not operate under the State’s Phase II of re-opening.  Owners

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