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$89,000 Bond

Bond was set at $89,000 for a Lenoir man.  Johnny Oscar Hawkins 42, was arrested by Granite Falls Police.  He faces six counts of felony habitual larceny and 3 counts of felony obtaining property by false pretense

High School Game Security

Hickory Public Schools will be adding extra security precautions for high school football games.  Superintendent Bryan Taylor issued a letter indicating fans will go through a screening process with metal detectors and possible wand search.  No student

Kentucky Fugitive Arrested

A fugitive from Kentucky was arrested in Lenoir.  Helena Jerry Pappas 56, faces felony fugitive warrants from another state.  She is wanted in Callowy County Kentucky.  Pappas was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under no

Mountain Bike Trail

A 4 mile long mountain biking trail is coming to Morganton.  NC Trails awarded the Foothills Land Conservancy a $100,000 grant to help develop the trail.  The Morganton City Council voted to enter an agreement with the

Vehicle Larceny

Larceny of a motor vehicle charges were filed in Burke County.  Gary Benjamin Stamper 31, was arrested by the Burke County Sheriffs Officers.  He faces felony larceny and possession of stolen goods among other charges.  He was

Opium Trafficking

A man from Miami Florida is under a $50,000 bond in Burke County.  Dale Shamire Graham 38, faces felony trafficking opium or heroin.  He was arrested by the Morganton Department of Public Safety at a hotel room

Assault Charges

Two men are charged by Lenoir police.  William Ray Price 33, faces felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.  Ronald Christopher Baucom 31, was charged with felony accessory after the fact.  Price was jailed under

Fleeing Police

A fleeing police charge is filed in Burke County.  Tito Cameron Fuentes 18, faces felony counts of speeding to elude arrest among many other charges including driving while impaired.  He was placed under a $34,000 secured bond. 

Fugitive Court Date

A fugitive arrest was made in Lenoir.  Eddie Wayne Hyslope 38, is wanted in Columbia County Florida, on larceny and illegal use of a credit card charges.  He was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under

Road Work in Hickory

Public Utilities will be closing Sixth Street NW, between Twelfth Avenue NW (Geitner Rd) and Thirteenth Avenue Place NW, for infrastructure installation.  The work will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will last until 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday,