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42nd & 43rd Deaths Reported in Burke

Burke County Public Health was notified Tuesday and is reporting the forty-second and forty-third deaths. Both deaths were COVID-19 related and both died from COVID-19 related complications. The forty-second death was an individual in their 90’s not

Resurfacing Work To Begin Wednesday

Contractors will begin resurfacing work on Bouchelle Street this week, which may result in periodic road closures as work is completed. Work will begin Wednesday, when contractors start lowering manholes in the area before they mill the

Renovations Underway in Burke County

Renovations to the Historic Burke County Courthouse Square began last week, as contractors completed demolition of the Jailhouse Gallery. In order for contractors to work freely, and to keep citizens safe when they are near the construction

Fatal Accident Victim Identified

One person was killed early Monday morning in a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 40 in Catawba County.  The accident happened near Rock Bark Road around 3:45 am.  According to the Highway Patrol, 47-year-old Sarah Ann McKinney of

Fatal Accident Monday in Catawba County

One person was killed early Monday morning in a two vehicle accident on Interstate 40 in Catawba County.  The accident happened near Rock Bark Road around 3:45 am.   I-40 East bound was closed for several hours Monday

Residents Urged to Get Flu Vaccine

Health officials with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services are urging North Carolina residents to protect themselves, their families and those around them by getting vaccinated against the flu amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Centers for

PPE Distributed to First Responders

Caldwell County Emergency Management distributed personal protective equipment to the 16 fire/rescue agencies that serve the county. Departments received a supply of N-95 masks, gowns, procedural masks, face shields, safety glasses, and gloves. This PPE equips departments

Coronavirus Death In Caldwell County

Caldwell County learned of its 28th COVID-19-related death on Friday. The patient, who was over the age of 75, was hospitalized and reported to have underlying conditions. To be counted by the county as a COVID-19-related death,

Human Trafficking Arrest

On September 17, 2020 while investigating recent reports by community members of suspicious activity, the Lenoir Police Department’s Narcotics Unit obtained evidence to believe the residence of 514 Ridge Street Lenoir, NC was being utilized for the