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police step up new years patrols

Local and State law enforcement will be out in force this New Years Eve night to help keep area roads safe.  They remind you to make other arrangements for transportation if you plan on celebrating with alcohol. 

Hickory and Morganton Road Closures

A couple of traffic alerts you may want to take inconsideration during your commutes this week.  In Hickory, the section of Main Ave. NW between Ninth St. NW and Fifth St. NW will be closed to traffic

Flu cases on the rise

According to CDC’s latest FluView report (Dec 15 – 21), national levels of flu-like illness activity continue to increase and have been elevated for seven weeks.  CDC estimates that flu has caused at least 4.6 million flu illnesses, 39,000

Police Rescue distressed man

Two busy roads were shut down Friday afternoon in Maiden as police tried to talk a man threatening to jump from a bridge to come off the bridge.  It happened at the Startown exit over Highway 321. 

Morganton man faces drug charges

A Morganton man was arrested after a Burke County Sheriff’s Deputy recognized him as a passenger in a car on US 70 near the Drexel intersection.  Billy Lamour Jones was wanted on an outstanding warrant.  Following a

Pipe bombs found near church

Some tense moments in Cleveland County Thursday afternoon after a bag with explosives were found on the shoulder of the road near a church.  Cleveland County deputies shut down Pleasant Hill Church Road Thursday after discovering suspicious

Baby Yoda Cat

A cat that was found by a volunteer at the Humane Society of Rowan County is receiving national attention for her striking resemblance to the Star Wars character “Baby Yoda.”According to the Humane Society’s Facebook page for

Man faces indecent liberties charges

A Conover man is scheduled in Catawba County Superior court Friday after his arrest for indecent liberties charges.  Jessie Alexander Gross was recently arrested by probation and parole officers and charged with two counts of indecent liberties.