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Bond Set at $42,000

A Lenoir man is facing a firearm possession offense.  James Wesley Bare 32, faces felony possession of a firearm by a felon and communicating threats charges.  He was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under a

Counterfeit Charges

Counterfeit charges were brought against Hickory man.  Tristan Raysean Payne 21, was arrested by Maiden Police.  He faces felony possession of counterfeit instruments, and resisting an officer among other charges.  Payne was placed in the Catawba County

$250,000 Bond

A Burke County man is facing statutory rape charges.  Edras Abisbi Barrios De Leon 34, was arrested late Tuesday.  He was placed in jail in Morganton under a $250,000 secured bond.  A court date was set for

Caught, Again

The escapee from the Burke County jail has been captured.  Vance Edward Hinson Jr 27, was accidentally released last Friday.  He was found Tuesday afternoon in an attic at a home on Jenkins Rd.  He is now

$150,000 Bond

A man in Burke County is facing assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury charges.  Keith Wayne Sumlin 55, allegedly shot a male victim with a shotgun.  The victim was taken by helicopter to a medical

Armed and Dangerous

An inmate was mistakenly released from the Burke County jail on Friday.  Vance Edward Hinson Jr 27.  According to  published reports Hinson stepped forward as another inmate was suppose to be released.  The investigation into the matter

$100,000 Bond

A court date is set for July 7th in a methamphetamine trafficking case.  Xavier Tyrone Horton 32, was arrested by Lenoir Police.  He faces felony trafficking of meth among other drug charges and a possession of a


As the July 4th weekend gets underway, fireworks are planned throughout the Catawba Valley.  Valdese will have fireworks on Friday at dusk behind the Old Rock School.  Morganton will have their display on July 4th at Freedom

Names of Deceased

The names of the 4 people found deceased in Lenoir have been released.  Ronald Albert Ward 58, Ronald James Ward 29, Kaitlyn Nichole Ward 18, and Emily Grace Ward 15 years old.  All were found at the


The former industrial arts building behind the Old Rock School in Valdese will be demolished.  Asbestos removal and other preparations are underway.  The move was approved by the Valdese Town Council on June 7th.  The public is