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Winter weather advisory

…FREEZING RAIN DEVELOPING TONIGHT ACROSS PORTIONS OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA… .Developing coastal low pressure will interact with a cold and dry airmass across western North Carolina tonight. Temperatures will fall below freezing in some areas, which will

DOT Tests Road Equipment

N.C Department of Transportation staff has been preparing for winter weather, and crews in the mountains put their preparations into action after an early snowfall this week. Every fall, maintenance engineers conduct dry runs, test equipment and ensure

Murder Victim Identified

The identity of a man shot and killed in Alexander County Tuesday has been released.  Walter Minton was found shot to death outside a home in the Stony Point Community.  The suspect,  Joshua Lee Branch was still at

Arrest in Kidnapping Case

UPDATE: One person has been arrested in connection to a home invasion and kidnapping that happened in Hickory last month.  Donald SImpson of Lenoir  is charged with first degree kidnapping, first degree burglary, and larceny of a

3 Million Dollars found in tractor trailer

A deputy with the Cleveland County Community Interdiction Team stopped a tractor trailer this past Saturday traveling south bound on Interstate 85 for failure to maintain lane and impeding the flow of traffic. Following a K-9 alert,

Murder arrest in alexander county

An Alexander County Man is behind bars charged with murder after a shooting in the Stony Point Community Tuesday afternoon.  Joshua Lee Branch was still at the scene on Spring Point Drive when deputies arrived and arrested

3 Sentenced in 2016 Murder

Three people connected to the murder of an elderly man more than three years ago were convicted and sentenced for their roles in the death during Catawba County Superior Court on Monday. Thomas Gregory Ball of Hickory,

Update: Man Murdered in Hickory Monday

UPDATE: December 10th Hickory police say a shooting that left one person dead Monday afternoon appears to have been domestic related and no charges have been filed at this time. On Monday, December 9, 2019 at approximately