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Man killed in personal watercraft accident

A man was killed when two personal watercraft collided over the Fourth of July holiday. The News Herald reports Hsaing Tak Tong was riding a personal watercraft on Lake James near Benfield’s Landing around 10 p.m. Tong

Burke County warns of tax scam

Burke County was warning residents Wednesday about a scam related to taxes. The NEws Herald reports people have received phone calls and text messages directing them to a particular website to pay their taxes online. County officials

Fire damages Newton boarding house

More than 20 residents of a boarding house in Newton are in need of new accommodations this morning after a fire damaged the building. The Hickory Daily Record reports the fire was contained to a single upstairs

Twi Catawba County Lowes Foods to close

Two Catawba County Lowes Foods stores will close next month. The Hickory store located at 1405 29th Avenue NE and the Claremont store at 3035 Centennial Blvd will close in early August. The Hickory Daily Record reports

Tuesday traffic stop leads to drug charges

Three people were arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop Tuesday. A Lenoir police officer pulled up behind a black Volvo on North Fairview Drive about 9 a.m, and The News-Topic reports the officer found approximately

Conover Police investigate phony July 4th event

Conover Police Department is investigating a malicious email and spread of false information regarding a phony July 4 event at Conover City Park. The email held a press release about a “Nazareth Child and Family’s Independence Day

Maiden police seeking help in solving theft

Maiden police are seeking help in solving a theft. The Hickory Daily Record reports a STIHL weed trimmer was reported stolen on East Klutz Street around 10 a.m. Sunday. Surveillance cameras captured a white female exit a

Man shot in the head last week may survive

A man who was shot in the head last week may survive, but his injuries could be debilitating, Rocky Penley of Lenoir was flown to Carolinas Medical Center early Wednesday morning after The News-Topic reports another man