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Flu cases on the rise

The CDC says flu season has arrived early due to a strain that is not typically seen during this time of year  NC is one of several states still experiencing low flu cases so far but health official

2nd Break-In Suspect Arrested

A Catawba man is facing charges in connection with a break in at a Denver business last month.  Londie Allan Woods is one of two suspects charged with the break in at Alternative Health where numerous jars

Man Charged with Indecent Liberities

A Hickory man faces charges of indecent liberties with a minor.  Following an investigation by the Burke County Sheriffs Office, John Kevin Pace was arrested on Wednesday.  Police say he admitted to the inappropriate contact.  His first

High Winds Cause Power Outages

Blue Ridge Energy crews worked throughout Thursday to restore power outages across the area after strong winds Wednesday night.  Early Thursday morning over 2,500 customers were without power but according to their website this morning it looks

Christmas Parades this weekend

Several Christmas parades happening this weekend beginning with Lenoir Friday night at 6:30.  The Town of Valdese will have its parade Saturday at 10am.  Other parades on Saturday include Granite Falls at 12pm and The Town of

Red and Black Day

Today is Red and Black Day in Hickory.  People are encouraged to wear those colors to support the Lenoir Rhyne Football team will advanced to tomorrows NCAA quarterfinals.

Water Main Break Closes School

Heritage Middle School in Valdese is closed today after a water main break.  State law states that the town must test the water for 24 hours and the school is under a boil water advisory.  Staff members

Couple Found Safe

Heres an update to a story we reported yesterday.  An elderly couple who were missing from the Lincoln County area were found safe in Lenoir yesterday.  The pair had been reported missing from their sons home on

Road Work in Hickory

Work will begin toady along Main Ave NW in Hickory from 9th st NW to 4th St NW as part of the City Walk Project.  One lane will remain open but there could be some congestion in