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area businesses raided for illegal gaming

More than 50 officers from area agencies participated in raids at four illegal gaming locations in Burke County. The News Herald reports there were two locations in Valdese and two in Morganton that were raided and shut

happy valley fiddlers convention this weekend

The Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention opens Friday at 7 p.m. on a field alongside the Yadkin River off of Highway 268 in northeastern Caldwell County. The festival runs through Sunday and features music and non-music activities throughout

charges filed in deadly motorcycle accident

Terri Parker-Thompson Hengst faces charges of misdemeanor death by vehicle, failure to wear a seat belt and reckless driving to endanger. The News-Topic reports N.C. Highway Patrol stated Hengst veered left of center, directly into the path

house fire kills family pet

A Granite Falls home was destroyed by fire on Thursday afternoon. The News-Topic Reports the home owned by Clyde Penley was heavily damaged by fire and smoke. Penley and his wife also lost their family puppy in

arrest made in police car break-ins

An arrest has been made in a case involving five law enforcement car break-ins. The Hickory Daily Record reports N.C. State Bureau of Investigation announced in a release that Jermichael Junior Hunt, III was arrested and charged

granite falls man appears in superior court

A Granite Falls man appeared in Superior court on Wednesday. Eric Terril Yount of Granite Falls is accused of shooting and killing Richelle Scott Lail and Cody William Watts at the McDonald’s restaurant on Highway 321 in

donation made to Hudson police department

Hudson Police Department officers are now better equipped to save lives. The News-Topic reports thanks to a donation by the CEO of Project Lazarus, 28 doses of Narcan — a drug that can counter the effects of

mobile home damaged in incident

A mobile home in Lenoir was damaged on Monday after a car rolled into it. The News-Topic reports a 2013 Hyundai Elantra driven by Cherri Parsons Keller was accidentally left in drive when she parked it nearby.

two men face statutory rape charges

Two Hickory men face statutory rape charges. The Hickory Daily Record reports Nicholas Troy Conley and Cesar Tenorio Vargas were charged in two separate cases and each was held on a $50,000 secured bond. Both men had