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Burke and Caldwell Counties Deal with Flooding

Officials in Caldwell County announced two road closures due to flooding Tuesday afternoon The Lenoir News Topic reports. Valway Road to Old Collettsville Road and Indian Grave road at Bill Tuttle Road. Burke County has not reported any

Autopsy Report

An autopsy has revealed drowning as a cause of death in a Lenoir case.  The deceased was Fritz Allen Colbert Jr 31.  His body was found in a shallow creek outside Dollar Tree on Blowing Rock Blvd

House Arrest

The Granite Falls Police Dept reports a violation of a house arrest order.  Christopher Gene Crawford 35, was on electronic house arrest.  The new charge brings a $50,000 secured bond.

Sanford Dr Closed in Morganton

Traffic was stopped on Sanford Drive in Morganton Thursday.  A tree fell damaging power lines between N Green St and Carbon City Rd.  Crews were working on the repair through Thursday evening.

Larceny Charge

A Vale resident is facing charges in Caldwell County.  Anthony Jackson Lewis 30, faces larceny and possession of stolen goods.  Secured bond was set at $15,000 according to the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office.

Granite Falls Budget Proposal

Sewer and water rates in Granite Falls may go up while electricity rates may go down.  The proposed budget would raise sewer and water rates by 3.4% , while electricity would decrease by 1%.  There is no

Burke County School Briefly on Lockdown

A Burke County school was put on lock down briefly on Wednesday. A citizen called authorities after seeing 3 people, one with a gun near  Icard Elementary School. Douglas Shuford, 18, of Connelly Springs, was charged with

Drone Use For Lenoir Police

Lenoir Police will be using drones.  5 officers are training to get a Federal Aviation Administration license.  They will operate a drone for assessing car wrecks, crime scenes and disaster areas.  The drone cost was $9,000, purchased

Sales Tax

The Caldwell County Board of Commissioners voted to put a referendum on the ballot for a sales tax increase.  The amount would go from 2 cents to 2.25 cents per dollar.  The money would be used for