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Help Needed Finding Runaway Teen

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help locating a runaway teen. Larry William Powell of Morganton was last seen on September 13. The News Herald reports Powell may be walking to Avery County or the

Inmate Found Dead at Burke County Jail

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office has been brought in to investigate the death of an inmate at the Burke County Jail. Charles Benthum Hughes of Morganton was placed in a single cell on September 22 for safety

Morganton Woman Wanted on Felony Charges

A Morganton woman is wanted by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office on a felony charge. Sheila Eddins is described as a white, 5 foot 6 female, with brown hair and hazel eyes. The News Herald reports Eddins

Restraining Order Derails Skills Game Crackdown

A restraining order granted against the Hickory and Conover police departments has derailed the crackdown on skills games in the area. Yesterday, a Superior Court Judge granted a restraining order to Fun Arcade, which owns seven skill

Hudson Woman Struck by Jeep

A Hudson woman was struck and injured by a jeep Wednesday. Janet Jenkins Jarvis was struck while walking across the street to get her morning paper. The News Topic reports the jeep was driven by a 17-year-old