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Man sentenced for 2019 murder

A Valdese man will spend 28 to 35 years in prison following his conviction for second-degree murder during Burke County Superior Court on Monday, February 3, 2020. Jeremy Shayne Baldridge  pleaded guilty to the charge just eight

Job fair in morganton Tuesday

The 2020 census is just around the corner and workers are needed to assist. NC Works will hold a job fair today for people looking for some temporary employment over the next few months.  The job fair

Bicyclist injured in hit and run

Morganton Public Safety officers are asking for the public’s help for information about a hit and run accident around 6:30  Sunday evening.  A bicyclist was struck on Independence Blvd by what is believed to have been a

Earthfare to close all stores

North Carolina-based specialty grocer Earth Fare has announced the closing of its nearly 50 stores which includes a Boone location. The Asheville company cited challenges in the retail industry in a press release announcing the closure. The organic and natural

Caldwell County to vote on 2nd Amendment Sanctuary

Caldwell County Commissioners are expected to be next in line to vote on a proposed resolution to make the county a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary during its regular meeting tonight.  The resolution states  the Caldwell County Board of Commissioners wishes to express its

Morganton New Interim Chief

Tony Lowdermilk was sworn in as Interim Chief of Morganton Public Safety during a ceremony at Morganton City Hall Friday, January 31. Lowdermilk was promoted to Interim Chief from the rank of Major of Support Services. Lowdermilk

Caldwell County Schools Expands Telemedicine program

Caldwell County Schools Superintendent Donald Phipps recently announced that Nine Caldwell County schools will use telemedicine technology to boost health and student performance in an expansion of the  Health-e-Schools Telemedicine Program.   The innovative project will begin its pilot phase

Bridge reopens Saturday

A Historic Catawba County bridge is scheduled to reopen this weekend after it was damaged by heavy rains and flooding.  The Bunker Hill covered bridge in Claremont has been closed to the public for a year while