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Vale man receives 10-year sentence

A Vale man has been sentenced to at least ten years in prison after being convicted of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and possession of a firearm by a felon.  Tykevious Owan Thomas

NCEM safety tip for cold weather

NC Emergency Management and local fire officials remind people to keep safety in mind during the recent cold snap.  The cold weather has many across the state plugging in space heaters or cranking up the fireplace.  Help

Registration opens today for CCC&TI

New student registration for the spring semester at both campuses of Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute begins today.  Final registration for all students will be January 2.  Spring semester classes begin Jan. 6.

Machine explosion injures one

One person was reported injured Wednesday morning following an explosion in a grinding machine at the International Cushioning Company in Hickory.  There is no word yet on the extent of that person’s injuries.

Pair charged with heroin possession

Two people face several drug charges after being found unconscious in a Hickory hotel room on Tuesday.  Hotel staff at the Red Roof Inn on Lenoir-Rhyne Blvd reported the incident to police.  After receiving medical attention, Kassandra

Bitter cold arrived overnight

The bitter cold air we warned about yesterday arrived overnight.  Temperatures across the Catawba Valley area bottomed out in the mid- and upper-teens overnight.  Bundle up if you’re headed out this morning as highs today are only

Escaped juveniles caught near Hickory

Here’s an update on a story we reported yesterday:  Two juvenile escapees from Concord are back in custody after being caught near Hickory Tuesday afternoon.  The pair escaped from Stonewall Jackson Youth Development Center Sunday afternoon. Police

NCWorks Job Fair this pm

NC Works will be holding a job fair this afternoon in Conover.  Veterans will be able to get in at 3:30 this afternoon and non-veterans will be able to get in after 4 pm.  The event runs