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Burke County Dismisses DARE Program

The Burke County Public School System has dismissed the DARE program. The program was only utilized by three schools last school year. The News Herald reports the school system replaced DARE with a curriculum called Healthful Living:

I-40 Shut Down due to Wreck Sunday

Interstate 40 was shut down due to a wreck yesterday. One person was injured in the five-vehicle wreck Bradley Keith Morton was charged with failing to reduce speed after colliding with a vehicle. This then started a

Seven Vehicles Broken into at Lenoir Apartments

Thieves broke into vehicles at Lenoir apartment complexs last week. Somebody entered seven vehicles, rummaged through them and stoleitems including cash and a tablet. The breakins happened Thursday night into Friday morning. The News Topic reports this

94 Pot Plants Seized from Vale Residence

A Vale man was charged after telling a Lincoln County deputy that he was growing marijuana in his home. When the deputy searched the home the Daily Record reports, 94 marijuana plants, growing equipment and $727 were

Two Men Arrested for Stealing Lawn Equipment

Two men were arrested for stealing lawn equipment and a motorcycle in September. Donald Walter Holliday of Marion and Kyle Lee Riddle of Morganton are each being held on two counts of breaking and enter and larceny.

Collettsville Man Run Over By Pick Up Truck

A Collettsville resident suffered serious injuries after being run over by a pickup truck yesterday. The Man whose name has not been released was run over by his own truck which the News Topic reports continued to

City of Lenoir is Considering Rezoning

The City of Lenoir is considering rezoning a lot near Hibriten High School to allow for apartments. The lot is the L shaped piece of land that once held Meedo’s and Mulligan’s Tavern. Only the Southern portion