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Flash Flood Watch Today

.FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT… The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for portions of piedmont North Carolina and western North Carolina,

Two COVID-19 Deaths on Thursday

Two more Coronavirus deaths were reported in the area on Thursday.  One of those was in Burke County.  We are told the individual was in their 60’s and died from complications related to the virus.  34 people

Furniture Company Announces Expansion

Craftmaster Furniture has announced it is expanding operations at a new location in Lenoir.  The company, which is based out of Taylorsville, will begin operating at the former Broyhill Complex in Lenoir on September 8th.  The company

Free Face Coverings Still Available

Since early August, over 14,000 free face coverings have been distributed throughout Caldwell County. The face coverings, provided through a partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services and supporting agencies, are still available on a

Missing 13 Year Old Found Safe

UPDATE: 8/27/20 Authorities say Meyers has been located and is safe.     The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate a missing 13-year-old.   Wyatt Brian Meyers was last seen at his home on Windy Woods

Caldwell Chamber Blood Drive Friday

Join the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce and the Blood Connection for a blood drive! All donors will receive a $10 Visa card! Donors must preregister online by following the link provided! All donors will also be tested

Valdese Woman Charged With Child Abuse

(From Burke County Sheriff’s Office) On August 18, 2020, Burke County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Divisions received a Structured Intake Form from NC Department of Health and Human Services-Child Protective with allegations concerning child abuse on an

Police Warn of Possible Scam

Burke County authorities are warning people about a person who may be going to homes falsely claiming to be a police officer.   Earlier in the week a woman in Rutherford College reported to police that a woman

State Tells Coaster Operators To Close

The Wilderness Run Alpine Coaster in Banner Elk closed Saturday.  Operators said the State had forced them to close telling them amusement park and outdoor entertainment could not operate under the State’s Phase II of re-opening.  Owners