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What Does Stay at Home Order Mean?

On Friday, March 27, 2020 Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order 121, ordering North Carolinians to remain in their homes except for performing essential work and essential activities such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies,

Catawba Co. Now at 14 Positive Cases

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Catawba County, bringing the county’s current total case count to 14. There have been 503 people tested for COVID-19 in Catawba County and 172 negative results have been

Blue Ridge Energy Offers Assistance To Customers

 Through a new campaign called “In This Together”, Blue Ridge Energy is increasing its efforts to help provide critical financial assistance to members and customers served by the electric cooperative and its propane and fuels subsidiary amid coronavirus

NC Gov. Orders Stay at Home

NC Governor Roy Cooper has issued a State wide Stay at Home order effective at 5pm Monday.  The order allows essential services to continue.  The order directs people to stay at home unless you need to leave

New Positive Coronavirus in Burke County

Today, the Burke County Health Director was notified by Carolinas Healthcare System Blue Ridge of a positive COVID-19 case currently hospitalized. The case acquired the infection from traveling so this is not a community spread case. So

Star of Bethlehem Shining Bright

Since 1977, the Bethlehem Star has graced the skyline as a treasured symbol of the Bethlehem community in Alexander County. On October 23rd of 2017, the Star was damaged beyond repair by the EF2 tornado that passed through

Silver Alert For Statesville Woman

A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing and endangered woman from Statesville.  Authorities say 42-year-old Annette  Rollins  is believed to have dementia or some other cognitive impairment.  She was last seen on 5th St. near Wilmington Ave wearing