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Covid 19

Hospitalizations for Coronavirus in Catawba County fell by nearly 50% from Wednesday to Thursday from 98 down to 51.  There are currently 29 in the hospital in Caldwell County and 8 hospitalizations in Burke County.

Heroin Charge

A Maiden man was arrested in Hickory on Heroin charges.  Nathan Lee Thomas 28, faces felony possession of heroin among other charges.  He was taken to the Hickory Police Department and later released under a $5,000 secured

Fugitive Arrest

A fugitive from Georgia was arrested in Hickory.  Roger Junior Ussery 40, is awaiting extradition to Georgia on felony theft by deception charges.  An unsecured bond was set at $5,000.  A court date on the fugitive warrant

Store Damaged

A vehicle crashed into the front window of a Food Lion.  No injuries were reported at the Hwy 127/Center St location in Hickory.  The incident took place just after 1 pm on Wednesday when a 90 year

50 Year Sentence

A Granite Falls man will serve a minimum of 50 years for murder.  Eric Terril Yount 27, pleaded guilty to the murders of Richele Scott Lail and Cody William Watts.  He was sentenced on Tuesday.  The deaths

Fugitive Arrest

A fugitive arrest was made in Hickory.  Don Theodore Reedy 26, was arrested by the Hickory Police Department and is awaiting extradition to Wytheville, Virginia.  He was placed in the Catawba County Detention facility.  A court date


North Carolina officials have said it will be a few weeks before more groups are eligible for the vaccine.  Next on the list will be frontline workers followed by higher risk individuals.  Laura Easton with UNC Healthcare

$500,000 Bond

Bond was set at $500,000 on a statutory rape charge.  Paulino Chavez Lopez 31, faces felony 1st degree statutory rape and 1st degree kidnapping among other charges.  He was arrested Tuesday and placed in jail in Morganton. 

Charges Filed

A Burke County man is facing drug charges.  Zachary Gene Roberts 25, was arrested by the Burke County Sheriffs Department and charged with felony possession of schedule 2 drugs.  He is in jail in Morganton under a

Covid 19

2 more Covid 19 related deaths were reported in Burke County.  Both individuals were in their 80’s and died of complications.  Currently there are 92 individuals in the hospital in Catawba County, 27 in the hospital in