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Lenoir Mayor on George Floyd Death

Here is a statement issued by Lenoir Mayor Joe Gibbons   As the Mayor of the City of Lenoir, I wish to express my thoughts regarding the tragic and unnecessary death of Mr. George Floyd that occurred

Over 100 Tested in Caldwell County

116 people were tested at the Caldwell County Health Department’s first Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing event Wednesday.  Many of the people tested today reported being asymptomatic, but having been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

Pharmacist Receives Above and Beyond Award

—John Hayes, pharmacist and owner of Caldwell Discount Drug Company in Hudson, received Caldwell Hospice’s Above and Beyond award for the first quarter of 2020 for his exemplary commitment to service. “John continually goes above and beyond

Testing Increases in Caldwell County

The number of people being tested in Caldwell County continues to increase. Between Friday afternoon and Monday afternoon 331 tests were completed. On Tuesday, another 165 people were tested. Testing is recommended for the following individuals:  Anyone

Morganton Fireworks/Pools Reopening

As communities throughout our state begin to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Morganton Parks and Recreation Department is excited to provide citizens with something to look forward to by reopening some facilities and holding

Local Teen Killed in Accident

A local teen was killed in an accident on Friday.  16-year-old Shane Cassavaugh was a sophomore at Hibriten High School and very active in the sport of motocross.  Online, many motocross facilities across the area posted tributes

2 New COVID-19 Deaths Reported In the Area

 Burke County Public Health was notified Monday of the sixteenth death in Burke County. The person was in their 30’s and died from complications associated with underlying medical issues and tested positive for COVID-19 later. The cases

Burke Covid-19 Testing Wednesday

Wednesday, June 3, the Burke County Health Department will be hosting a targeted first come first serve drive thru COVID-19 testing clinic at East Burke Middle School parking lot for individuals that live in the eastern portion