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Coronavirus update

As of this morning there were 16 cases of coronavirus in NC and that number is expected to climb. There have been no cases reported in Burke, Caldwell, or Catawba Counties.   Meanwhile, concerns for public health has forced

Casino Coming to Kings Mt.

The Catawba Indian Nation will present, on Friday, plans and renderings of the new destination casino planned for a site in Kings Mountain, N.C.   As a result of the recent U.S. Department of the Interior’s decision, land

UNC system schools moving online for now

All UNC System institutions will be canceling in person classes and moving students to online courses amind concerns over Coronavirus.  This includes Appalachian State University in Boone. The announcement said classes will “transition from in-person instruction to

3 New Cases of Coronavirus in NC

Two people from Forsyth County and a person from Johnston County have tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total of positive cases in North Carolina to 12, including a Durham resident who tested positive in

Hickory man killed in head on crash

One person was killed in a fiery crash Tuesday morning on Sulpher springs road near Hickory.  Police say 34 year old Devin Jarrel McCorkle of Hickory crossed the center line and stuck another car head on.  McCorkles car

Local School district cyber attack

Burke County Schools was recently the victim of a ransomeware cyber attack.  According to information released by the school district, the cyber attack happened on Sunday and an investigation is on going.  The school system has lost

Hospitals ask visitors to stay away for now

Due to the spread of coronavirus / COVID-19 in North Carolina, UNC Health System Hospitals have announced that it is enacting voluntary restrictions for visitors to its hospitals across the state.  This includes Caldwell UNC Health Care

One killed in Tuesday morning wreck

One person was killed in a Tuesday morning wreck in Hickory.  The head on collision happened on Sulpher Springs Road near Wandering Lane.  The crash caused on of the cars to burst into flames.  No information has been released