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NC first case of Coronavirus

A person in Wake County NC has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).  State health officials say The test is presumptively positive and will be confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lab.

Man arrested for bomb threat

A Caldwell County man was arrested on Tuesday after police say he called in a bomb threat to the Caldwell County Courthouse.  A man called the Clerks office and stated the was a bomb on Courthouse property. 

Statewide Tornado Drill Wednesday

March 1-7, 2020 is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in North Carolina.  Officials say they would like residents to take This week to prepare for the severe weather season.  If each North Carolina resident would take a few

Indecent Liberties charges in Burke County

A Vale man is facing charges involving a minor.  After an investigation by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations,, warrants were issued for Kenneth Wayne Blevins.  He has been charged with indecent liberties with a minor

Severe weather preparedness week

This is Severe Weather Awareness week in NC and while local and state officials are going over their plans, they urge residents to make or update their preparedness efforts.  They say everyone should become weather ready and

Reward Offered in Police station vandalism

The office of NC Governor Roy Cooper is offering a reward up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the vandalism discovered in the Hickory Police Department parking lot

Lenoir Home destroyed by fire

An early Thursday morning fire destroyed a home in Lenoir.  Firefighters were called to the house on Marigold Lane to find the roof of the home fully engulfed in flames.  Luckily, no one was home at the

3 people killed on I 40

Three Construction workers were killed Thursday morning on Interstate 40 near Statesville.  All 3 of the workers were contractors hired by NCDOT to replace a guardrail and all 3 were from Georgia.  The accident happened when the

Bowling fundraiser this weekend

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Burke County will hold its annual fundraiser this weekend “Bowling for Kids sake”.  The event will take place at Valdese Recreation Center from 9am until 5pm on Saturday.  All money raised will go to