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Hickory road closing

A portion of NC 127 in Hickory will be closed each weekend through the the end of March beginning this weekend.  127 will be closed between first avenue SE and First Avenue NE on weekends beginning at 6pm on

Bank robbery arrest

Hickory Police have mad an arrest in a bank robbery that happened earlier this month.  31 year old Timothy Alan Williams Jr. of Lincolnton is charged with robbery with a firearm or other dangerous weapon.  Police say

Settlement in school lawsuit

A settlement in the amount of $80,000 has been reached in connection to a lawsuit filed against Burke County Schools.  A mother said her daughter, who was six at the time, and is special needs was strapped

power customers warned of phone scam

In this ongoing widespread scam, which frequently targets residential accounts or small businesses, a telephone caller poses as an electric utility company employee. The caller claims the person or business is behind on their electric bill and

Flu cases still prevalent

Caldwell County Health Department encourages residents to take precautions to prevent flu. “Caldwell County residents face a greater threat from flu than Coronavirus,” explained Health Department Director Anna Martin. “To give a comparison, last week North Carolina

School opening delayed

Due to lack of funding to pay employees, the new North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics  scheduled to be built in Morganton will be postponed a year.  The first group of 150 high school juniors will

Local groups receive grant money

Caldwell County citizens will soon  benefit from 10 grants worth $48,356 awarded recently to local helping agencies from Blue Ridge Energy Members Foundation for the 2019 grant cycle.    Since 2007, the Foundation has awarded over $1.3

Fire damages apartments

 One person suffered minor injuries and six people were displaced after a fire Thursday in Hickory.  The fire happened at an apartment complex on 4th St. SE.  The American Red Cross is assisting those affected.

11 new flu deaths in NC

11 more people in NC have died from complications from the flu over the past week.  That according to state health officials. The death toll so far for this flu season is now at 90.  Of those, health