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Covid-19 Outbreak at Local Fire Department

Caldwell County learned of a COVID-19 cluster at a local fire department. Sawmills Fire/Rescue has six cases associated with the department. NC Department of Public Health defines a COVID-19 clusters in workplace, educational, and other community settings

COVID-19 Testing Friday in Burke County

Psalms/Solid Rock Family Medicine will hold a first come, first serve drive thru COVID-19 antibody and COVID-19 testing clinic on Friday, June, 5th from 9am until 5pm at Patton High School in Morganton.  Antibody testing is not

Clarification on Mayors Statements

There was some confusion on social media Thursday morning regarding statements by Lenoir Mayor Joe Gibbons and Morganton Mayor Ronnie Thompson concerning the death of George Floyd.  The statements were exactly the same except for the name

New COVID-19 Outbreak in Catawba County

 Catawba County Public Health is investigating a newly identified outbreak of COVID-19 at Brookdale Senior Living – Falling Creek, where 2 residents have tested positive for the virus. The assisted living facility is informing patients, their family

Lenoir Mayor on George Floyd Death

Here is a statement issued by Lenoir Mayor Joe Gibbons   As the Mayor of the City of Lenoir, I wish to express my thoughts regarding the tragic and unnecessary death of Mr. George Floyd that occurred

Over 100 Tested in Caldwell County

116 people were tested at the Caldwell County Health Department’s first Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing event Wednesday.  Many of the people tested today reported being asymptomatic, but having been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

Pharmacist Receives Above and Beyond Award

—John Hayes, pharmacist and owner of Caldwell Discount Drug Company in Hudson, received Caldwell Hospice’s Above and Beyond award for the first quarter of 2020 for his exemplary commitment to service. “John continually goes above and beyond

Testing Increases in Caldwell County

The number of people being tested in Caldwell County continues to increase. Between Friday afternoon and Monday afternoon 331 tests were completed. On Tuesday, another 165 people were tested. Testing is recommended for the following individuals:  Anyone

Morganton Fireworks/Pools Reopening

As communities throughout our state begin to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Morganton Parks and Recreation Department is excited to provide citizens with something to look forward to by reopening some facilities and holding