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School Delays

The potential for black ice after the weekend wintry mix has delayed school this Monday.  Hickory public schools, Catawba County and Caldwell County schools are all operating on a 2 hour delay this morning.

Fewer Hospitalizations

3 Covid 19 related deaths occurred in Catawba County on Wednesday.  As of Thursday, Covid 19 hospitalizations have fallen in the Catawba Valley.  There are 95 in the hospital in Catawba County, 30 in Caldwell and 8

Burke County Back to School

The Burke County Board of Education has decided that on Monday, Feb. 22, PreK-5 elementary students will return to school buildings under Plan A with middle and high school students starting Plan B. Under Plan A, elementary

Unemployment Rate

The unemployment numbers for December 2020 remained relatively unchanged in the Hickory, Lenoir, Morganton metro area.  Burke County’s rate was up .1% at 5.8% while Catawba County’s rate fell .1% to 6%.  Caldwell County’s rate remained at

Shelby Man Arrested in Caldwell County

A Shelby man is facing drug charges in Caldwell County.  Victor Tyrone Coffey 24, was charged with possession of methamphetamine on Feb 3rd among other charges.  Bond was set at $15,000.  A court date is set for

$80,000 Bond

Bond was set at $80,000 for a Morganton man.  Shane Tyrell Stenson 23, was arrested by the Hickory Police Department .  He faces assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill among other charges.  He was

Stolen Firearms

A Hickory man is facing stolen firearms charges.  Al’Javon Tymar Chisholm 20,  was charged with larceny of a firearm dating back to a January 20th incident.  He was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a

Airport Economic Impact

A new report from the North Carolina Department of Transportation‘s Division of Aviation, stated the Foothills Regional Airport supported 90 jobs in 2020, generated $509,000 in tax revenue, and had a $10 MILLION impact on the economy.

Bomb Threat

The Burke County courthouse was evacuated after a bomb threat Tuesday just before noon.  A call came in alleging a bomb would go off or a “big fight” would occur.  The building was searched and the State

Local Doctor Charged

An area doctor is facing charges.  Dr Diaa Eldin A Hussein 65, was charged with 3 counts of sexual battery.  He denied the allegations, the warrants were for offenses alleged on January 6th, 13th and 20th.  He