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Star of Bethlehem Shining Bright

Since 1977, the Bethlehem Star has graced the skyline as a treasured symbol of the Bethlehem community in Alexander County. On October 23rd of 2017, the Star was damaged beyond repair by the EF2 tornado that passed through

Silver Alert For Statesville Woman

A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing and endangered woman from Statesville.  Authorities say 42-year-old Annette  Rollins  is believed to have dementia or some other cognitive impairment.  She was last seen on 5th St. near Wilmington Ave wearing

Fatal Fire In Alexander County

One person was killed in a house fire in Alexander County Thursday morning.  Firefighters responded to the call on H & H Lane in the Bethlehem Community around 5am.  After the fire was put out, the body

Pedestrian Killed in Catawba County

A Catawba County man was killed after being struck by a car Wednesday night.  According to reports, 38 year old Adam Darrell Mullins of Conover was walking along Emmanuel Church Road near Bush Dr. around 8:30 Wednesday

Google Donates Chromebooks

To help meet the needs of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute students transitioning to online courses, Google has donated Chromebook laptop computers for students in need. Since announcing plans for a data center in Lenoir in

New Cases of Coronavirus in Catawba County

 Five new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Catawba County, bringing the county’s current total of cases to nine. Catawba County Public Health received the positive test results overnight and immediately began investigating. Two people are

2 New Coronavirus cases in Caldwell County

Caldwell County Has Two New Positive COVID-19 Cases   CALDWELL COUNTY CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES COVID-19 TESTS CONDUCTED NEGATIVE TESTS 3 370 78 Updated at 4:00 p.m. March 25 Caldwell County Health Department, in collaboration with Caldwell UNC

Critical Worker Child Care Hotline

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) has partnered with the North Carolina Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) network to launch a hotline to provide child care options for children of critical workers

Two Coronavirus Deaths in NC

The NC Department of Health and Human Services is reporting two Coronavirus deaths in NC.  A person from Cabarrus County died on March 24th.  The patient was in their late 70s and had several underlying health conditions. 

Burke County First Coronavirus Case

Burke County health officals have confirmed two cases of Coronavirus.  They say one of those is a resident if Burke County and the other is a resident of another County.   Both people are currently in isolation.