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Cold Weather Tips for Propane and Fuels Customers

Cold temperatures are in this week’s forecast and this typically leads to higher demand for propane and fuels. Blue Ridge Energy Propane and Fuels delivery personnel are continuing to work long hours, making deliveries to ensure all

High Speed Chase Ends in Wreck

A High-Speed chase ended with a crash in Burke County yesterday. The chase started in Longview and ended along Cape Hickory Road when Kevin Brooks ran off the road and overturned his vehicle.  Speeds were reported by WSOCTV

Dudley Shoals Home Destroyed in Fire

A Dudley Shoals home was destroyed by a fire on Sunday night. The fire was caused by a space heater being left on several feet away from a Christmas tree. The family was able to escape the

East Burke Student Killed in Car Accident

An East Burke High School student was killed in a car crash yesterday. Myles Davis ran off the road, overcorrected and hit a power pole on U.S. 70 near Hickory. The News HErald reports the accident took

A Reminder about Warming Stations in Catawba County

With the cold weather still upon us, the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind everyone of the warming stations. The following have been designated as warming stations for the homeless this winter. They provide activities, food

Rescuers Use Sled to Save Driver

Rescuers had to use a sled to pull a driver to safety in Burke County after several wrecks due to icy roadways yesterday. Mineral Springs Road was shut down for hours after more than a half-dozen crashes

Gamewell Drug Bust Leads to Counterfeit Bills

Detectives searching for drugs on a Gamewell Property found a connection to crimes from earlier this month. Narcotics detectives were investigating a house on Cantelmo Road when they discovered a camper on the property. While searching the