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Grease fire closes Checkers restaurant in Hickory

A grease fire at Checkers fast-food restaurant in Hickory closed the restaurant yesterday morning. The fire damaged the restaurant’s grill, exhaust hood and ventilation system and The Hickory Daily Record reports it is unclear how long the

Foothills Solstice Celebration

The Foothills Solstice Celebration will be taking place Saturday at the Caldwell Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The festival will help raise funds for Shelter Home of Caldwell County.

Baton house destroyed in explosion

An explosion destroyed a house in Baton yesterday. Around 6 a.m. The News-Topic reports the house was lifted off of its foundation due to what is believed to be a rotted gas line.

Wanted Texas man arrested in Taylorsville

A Texas man wanted on charges of aiding people in crossing the United States border illegally was recently arrested in Taylorsville. The Hickory Daily Record reports Jessie Barnes was taken to the Alexander County Detention Center and

Catawba County Damage Assessment Program application

As part of the recovery effort, Catawba County Emergency Services is asking residents with storm-related damage to their home to complete a Catawba County Damage Assessment Program application online. Residents without access to the internet may call