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Most Wanted

Burke County’s Most Wanted list includes Dalton Gage Hughes, 28 years old.  He is wanted for felony larceny and felony possession of stolen goods.  His last known address was Flat Gap Rd in Valdese.  Anyone with information

A Gift of Turkey

In lieu of a staff meal together, this year Chartwells K-12 cafeteria staff and Burke County Schools were each given a turkey for Thanksgiving.  More than 750,000 meals were served to students throughout this year’s remote learning,

Fatal Accident

One person was killed in a wreck in Conover Tuesday evening.  The Catawba County EMS and Conover Fire and Police Departments responded to the scene on Thornburg Drive.  A box truck collided with a pick up truck. 

Drug Arrests

A Lenoir man was placed under a $50,000 secured bond.  Cody Dale Adkins 39,  was arrested by the Lenoir Police Department.  Charges include possession with intent to manufacture schedule 1 controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle or dwelling

$20,000 Bond

Secured bond was set at $20,000 for a Lenoir man.  Cody Ryan Kaylor 28, faces breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen property charges.  He was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center.  A cash bond

Food Drive

The Boy Scouts will be collecting food for local food banks this weekend.  Troops will be at the WalMart in Lenoir, Granite Falls and Taylorsville Saturday November 21st from 9am to 3pm.  This will be a drive

Covid 19 News

Caldwell County has reported their 39th Covid 19 related death.  The person was over age 75 with underlying conditions.  Caldwell County currently has 20 people hospitalized.  There are 45 patients hospitalized with the virus in Catawba County,

Jury Trials Resume

Jury trials will resume in Morganton today.  After several months and with Covid 19 precautions in place, Senior Superior Court Judge Robert C Ervin sent the administrative order to resume.  Plexiglass shields have been placed in Courtroom

$55,000 Worth of Crystal Meth Seized

$55,000 worth of crystal meth was seized in Caldwell County.  Antonio Fitzgerald Johnson 51, of Lenoir faces 2 counts of trafficking methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine among several other drug charges.  After a vehicle stop where drugs

Fugitive Arrest

A fugitive from South Carolina was arrested in Hickory.  Gary Michael Page 39, of Statesville faces stalking charges in York South Carolina, misdemeanor intoxication charges and being a fugitive awaiting extradition.  He is now in the Catawba