Local News

Local News Archives

Police investigate social media school threat

Caldwell County Schools and Hudson Police have issued statements concerning threatening social media messages directed at the school district, particularly Hudson Middle school.  The school district said in a press release that the social media account where

Early morning house fire

 Fire investigators near Crowders Mountain in Gaston County are working to determine what caused a fire that destroyed a home early this morning.  According to reports, multiple departments were called to the home on Linwood Road during the early morning hours. 

Lenoir Public Meeting

The City of Lenoir and the Unifour Consortium will hold a public meeting on Tuesday to give the public an opportunity to comment for the Consolidated Plan for the City and the Consortium.  The plan is to

Urn returned after break in

An urn which included human remains was found in a wooded area on Lincoln County last week, but has since been returned to the rightful person.  The urn, along with several other items had been stolen last

Newton Police Academy

Residents of Newton have an opportunity soon to learn more about the Police department and how it operates in the community.  A free Citizens Police Academy will run for six consecutive Mondays beginning April 20 and ending May

Man charged with child pornography

An Iredell County man was arrested earlier this week and is facing several charges after following an investigation by the Iredell County Sheriffs Department.Jessie Glass Jr., 46, was charged with six counts of felony third-degree sexual exploitation

Live Grenade found in home

A Woman cleaning out the attic of a home in Alexander County Thursday afternoon got quite a surprise when she found a live grenade.  A bomb squad from Wilkes County was called in to handle the situation. 

Free store open this weekend

A temporary free store will open up in Morganton this weekend.  The Burke County chapter of Lets Act Army, a local non profit, will open the store today and Saturday at the Collett Street Recreation Center.  Residents are encouraged

Morganton woman charged with embezzlement

A Morganton woman is facing embezzlement charges from her former employer.  Burke County Sheriffs detectives charged Mychel Pendley Heffner wirth Embezzlement of Property by Office or Employment   Heffner was former treasurer for International Cesarean Network (ICAN)  The non profit