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Officers Cleared in Fatal Shooting

The United States Marshals involved in the fatal shooting of a man following a standoff in Hudson have been deemed justified in their use of deadly force. Based on a review of the findings from an investigation

Morganton Festival Cancelled This Year

n order to keep our community safe from the ongoing threat of COVID-19, the Historic Morganton Festival, Inc. Board of Directors has canceled the 2020 Morganton Festival. The next Morganton Festival will be held on September 10

Lenoir Cancels 4th Celebration

The city of Lenoir has cancelled its July 4th celebration this year due to the Coronavirus.  Officials have also announced that city facilities, including the outdoor pool will remain closed through the Safer at Home Phase 2

Police Warn Citizens of Phone Scam

Citizens in Catawba County are being warned about a phone scam circulating in the area.  According to The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office, people have reported receiving calls from someone pretending to be a deputy and/or Sheriff Brown

New Jobs Coming to Burke County

A California based beverage company will be locating its first east coast facility in Morganton.  The announcement was made Wednesday by NC Gov Roy Cooper.  Unix Packaging is expected to create over 200 jobs in Burke County

Some Infected Not Staying Home

 Health Officials in Burke County say some people who have been notified they are positive are not staying at home and following self quarantine rules and some are spreading the virus within their own households.   All who

Lenoir Sets 2020-2021 Budget

Lenoir City Council is set to hold a public hearing on June 2nd to hear from citizens on its 2020-2021 proposed budget. There is no increase in taxes or fees in the proposed budget.Under the proposal, the

Drive Thru Parade for Graduates

Students, Parents and friends are invited out to South Caldwell High School tonight (Tuesday, May 26) to help recognize graduating seniors.  The campus will be lit up and there will be a drive thru parade to view

Hickory Fire Labeled Suspicious

A fire last week in Hickory is being labeled as suspicious.  A building on 10th Ave. Dr., NE was heavily damaged just after midnight on Friday.  The building housed a number of businesses.  Officials from Hickory Fire

Caldwell Co. at 105 COVID-19 Monday

One New COVID-19 Case Reported Monday Laboratory-Confirmed Cases* Recovered Patients* Deaths 105 61 2 Hospitalized Percentage of Tested Patients Who Are Positive 7 3.95% Total Tested Total Negative 2632 2382 Confirmed Cases by Zip Code* 28645 28638