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New Morganton Store

A new store is set to open in Morganton.  Harbor Freight will open Tuesday in the former Goody’s location at Magnolia Plaza on Burkemont Ave.  A grand opening will be held May 2nd.  Harbor Freight sells automotive,

Multiple Drug Arrests

Drugs with a street value of nearly $50,000 were seized by the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office.  Multiple arrests were made in the methamphetamine raids on Colletsville Rd in Lenoir.  Charges were brought against Carol Dunn, Russell Dunn,

$251,000 Bond

A Valdese man is facing charges after going to his former workplace with a firearm.  Pheng Lee, 40 was charged with felony breaking and entering and misdemeanor charges of going armed to the terror of the public. 


Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (CCC&TI) may be adding another nursing program.  The full board of trustees will meet next week for a final vote to submit an application to the state.  The addition would be

Controlled Burns Planned

The US Forest Service is planning controlled burns in the area.  Today a burn is planned for 2,300 acres of Roses Mountain east of Table Rock near the Linville Gorge Wilderness area.  Also 2,200 acres will be

Officer Injured

Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office deputy Mark Noble was injured after a crash late Monday.  While attempting to locate a suspect on Playmore Beach Rd, Noble lost control of the 2014 Ford Explorer and hit a tree down

Hudson Chief Retiring

The police chief of Hudson is retiring.  Andy Day has been with the Hudson Police Dept for 30 years.  Day,  49 years old, said he may get involved in law enforcement training.  He has been the chief

$100,000 Bond

A Lenoir man faces common law robbery charges.  Denard Anthony Blakeney 35, also faces assault on a handicapped person.  The Hudson Police Dept made the arrest.  Secured bond was set at $100,000.

Multiple Charges For Hudson Woman

Multiple charges were brought against a Hudson woman.  Michelle Nicole Mathis faces larceny of a motor vehicle, breaking and entering, possession of a controlled substance on jail premises and possession of methamphetamine among other charges.  Secured bond

Card Scams

The Morganton Dept of Public Safety recently offered tips to avoid being scammed by a card skimmer.  Criminals have placed devices on ATMs and other card readers to get information.  Cameras and blue tooth items have also