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Missing man could be in Hickory Area

Police in Lincoln County are asking for the public’s help in locating a Denver man who hasn’t been seen since Jan. 16th.  38 year old Rene Garcia Gomez has a medical condition and requires daily medication but

Morganton Public Safety Chief to Retire

Ronnie Rector’s office is mostly packed into boxes now — nearly three decades worth of certifications, accomplishments, and memories are heading home with him. After 28 years of dutiful service to the citizens of Morganton, Public Safety

Murder suspect arrested

A suspect wanted for a Hickory murder last Thursday has turned himself in on Sunday. 22-year-old Jalen Jakee Witherspoon is charged with first-degree murder. Witherspoon is alleged to have killed Andres Osvaldo Moscotte last Thursday night at a home

Suspect surrenders to police

A Burke County woman charged for her involvement in a murder case has turned herself in. Brandy Nicole Davis was scheduled to appear in Burke County Superior Court for sentencing on Wednesday, January 22 but failed to

Cause of fatal fire undetermined

Fire investigators say they have not been able to determine the cause of a fatal fire on January 9th in Granite Falls, but is thought to have been accidental.  56 year old David Shawn Dewey died trying

Teacher charged with assault

An Alexander County Schools teacher has been charged after allegedly assaulting and striking a student with disabilities.  Dottie Lynn Bailey is charged with misdemeanor assault on a handicapped person.  According to reports, Bailey forcefully grabbed the student

Suspect a no show

Brandy Nicole Davis was scheduled to appear in Burke County Superior Court for sentencing on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Davis along with Scott Hemphill, Brian Robinson and Icey Gooden were arrested for their involvement in two murders

Hickory man beaten and robbed

A Hickory man had to be hospitalized after someone forced their way inside his home and robbed and severely beat him.  The armed suspect knocked 72 year old Charles Linebarger unconscious as he tried to fight back. 

Hickory Polar Plunge Sign ups

The Hickory Police Department will be hosting the 15th Annual Polar Plunge on Saturday, February 29, 2020 to benefit the Special Olympics of North Carolina. The event will be held at the Wittenburg Wildlife Access on Lake