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Police Out Over Holiday Weekend

As Labor Day fast approaches, increased congestion across the state is expected as motorists travel to their intended vacation destinations. With this in mind, the State Highway Patrol is stressing the importance of sober driving throughout the

Shooting Investigation in Hickory

One person is in critical condition after being shot in the chest on Wednesday.  It happened in Hickory on 28th St. NE off of Kool Park Road.  The 39-year-old victim was transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center

Demolition Underway in Morganton

Contractors began demolishing the Jailhouse Gallery on the Historic Burke County Courthouse Square in Downtown Morganton Monday. The removal of the building, which most recently housed the Burke Arts Council, will clear the way for the construction

NC Eases Some Restrictions

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has announced the State will move into Safer at Home Phase 2.5 on Friday at 5pm.  While some businesses will remain closed such as movie theaters, bars, and nightclubs, restrictions on other

Gov. To Update Restrictions Today

NC Governor Roy Cooper is expected to announce the ease of some State restrictions at a press conference this afternoon at 3 pm.  NC has been in Phase II since May 22nd. State health officials say while

Shooting Investigation in Hickory

One person was shot Monday afternoon in Hickory.  It happened in the area of 16th St. NE near the Cubbard Express convenience store.  The victim went inside the store to get help after being shot.  Police say

Church Break In Arrest

A Valdese man has been charged with breaking into a local church.  25-year-old Nicholas Lee Pearson was arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers and charged with breaking and entering a place of worship and larceny after breaking

Ten Sentenced In Meth Trafficking Ring

Ten people were sentenced to Federal prison Friday in Charlotte for trafficking methamphetamine in Catawba County.   Eight of those 10 were from the Catawba Valley Area.  Officials said 16 local, state and federal law enforcement agencies were involved

Flash Flood Watch Today

.FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT… The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for portions of piedmont North Carolina and western North Carolina,