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Officers involved in Burke County shooting

A SWAT team member shot a convicted felon Wednesday inside a home in Burke County after a nearly 30-minute standoff. The shooting happened just after noon at a mobile home on Airport Rhodhiss Road after WSOCTV reports

LongHorn Steakhouse coming to Morganton

The City of Morganton has received plans for a LongHorn Steakhouse to be built where the former Abele’s Family Restaurant building currently sits. Plans for the restaurant have not been approved yet, and The News Herald reports

Newton man pleads guilty to 2015 murder

A Newton man will spend 18-23 years in prison after pleading guilty to the 2015 murder of Phillip McLean. The Hickory Daily Record reports witnesses saw Lakeith Lawrence take out a gun and shoot McLean in the