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Highest One Day Total in Caldwell County

Updated 6-17-20 Today, 23 COVID-19 cases were reported in Caldwell County — the highest number of cases recorded in a single day since the pandemic began.  Contact tracing for these cases is underway. Contact tracers ask patients

Burke Co. Reports 19th COVID-19 Death

Burke County Public Health was notified late yesterday of the nineteenth COVID-19 associated death in Burke County. The individual in their 70’s was hospitalized but died from complications associated with their underlying medical condition. To protect the

Arrest in Hickory Arson Case

Hickory police have made an arrest in connection to a  fire that heavily damaged several businesses at Colonial Square on May 21st   28 year old  Marco Antonio Rios is charged with (1) Felony Count of “Burning Certain

Coronavirus Cases Continue to Climb

Catawba County Public Health reported 18 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday   Catawba County is reporting its highest number of  hospitalizations.  16 people were hospitalized as of Saturday. 16 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Saturday in

Small Business Assistance

The Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Small Business Center (SBC) has launched an initiative to help small businesses in Caldwell and Watauga counties impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Reboot, Recover, Rebuild (R3) will provide small businesses

COVID-19 Testing June 16th

The Caldwell County Health Department will hold a COVID-19 Drive-thru Testing on Tuesday, June 16, from 2-5 p.m. at South Caldwell High School. Testing is free, but people are asked to bring their insurance card and, if

Morganton creates parklets and streateries

The City of Morganton Main Street Office is bringing downtown’s best eats to the streets with the creation of “parklets” and “streateries” throughout the downtown area. Restaurants, breweries and social establishments tend to be the first to

Man Charged With Assaulting Firefighter

From Burke County Sheriff’s Office: On Wednesday, A fireman was checking on a suspicious male, later identified as Jacob Larkin White, sitting in a vehicle at the Brendletown Fire Department. The fireman called EMS to check on