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Man sentenced for hit and run death

A Hickory man will server 44 to 65 months in prison after being pleading guilty of felony death by vehicle, driving while impaired and felony hit and run/death.  Jeffrey Blaine Bumgarner received the sentence on Monday in

Woman saved from house fire

A disabled  Hudson woman was rescued from her home over the weekend thanks to a medic alert system and quick action by firefighters.  Unattended cooking had caused a fire and filled the home with smoke The woman

Hickory Traffic Alert

Here’s a traffic alert for Hickory.  Because of some bad weather last week that delayed progress, the section of Main Ave. NW between 9th St. NW and 5th St. NW will remain closed through this Friday, Dec.

Drunk driving crack down

Law enforcement agencies across the state will focus on finding drunk drivers and getting them off the streets. It’s all in an effort to raise awareness of the dangers and consequences of drinking and driving. In 2018, there

new penalties for move over law

There are now stiffer penalties for drivers who violate the state’s ‘move-over’ law​. The new penalties took effect Dec. 1.Under the changes, a driver could face prison time if his failure to slow down or move over for

Fatal Fire in Gaston County

One person died after a mobile home fire early Thursday morning in Gaston County.  The fire happened around 1am Thursday on John Fraley Road near Dallas.  The identity of the victim hasn’t been released.

Woman Arrested after store robbery

A Hickory woman was arrested Thursday after robbing a convenience store on Hwy 70 SW.  Tyesha Baranda Saddler is charged with common law robbery.  A police officer nearby noticed a woman being chased on foot and was

Animal Cruelty Charges Filed

A Granite Falls woman is facing animal cruelty charges follow an investigation by Caldwell County Animal Control.   Assisted by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Deputies, animal control seized 33 dogs and 1 kitten at the home on Petra Mill Road, Granite