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Blue ridge prepares for possible high winds

Blue Ridge Energy is on high alert and ready to respond should severe weather lead to power outages in the cooperative’s service area of Caldwell, Watauga, Ashe, Alleghany, Avery, Wilkes and Alexander counties over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Busy Travel Weekend

Today is the busiest travel day of the year.  More than 55 million travelers are making plans to kick off the holiday season with a trip of 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving according to

Man charged with child pornography

A Conover man is faces charges child pornography charges after an investigation by the Catawba County Sheriffs Office.  45 year old Darren Eugene Matthews is charged with 2nd degree sexual exploitation of a minor and third degree

Couple charged in robbery

A woman and her fiance have been charged after police say they carried out a robbery at the store where she worked.  A man yielding an ornamental sword entered Big Daddys Mini Mart in Morganton Monday night

Garth Brooks To Perform in Charlotte

The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour is coming to Charlotte, NC. The concert will be Saturday, May 2nd, 7:00 PM at Bank of America Stadium. It’s Garth’s first time in Charlotte, NC in 22 years. This will be

Hickory Businesses Burglarized

Police in Hickory are investigating a rash of break ins at area nail salons.  Breaks ins were reported at Fashion Nails on Highway 70 SE, Deja Vue Nails on 29th Ave, Dr. SE, and La Vie Nail

Burke County Drug Arrests

On November 14, 2019, detectives with the Burke County Sheriff’s Office and NC Probation and Parole Officers served a search warrant of the residence at 7366 McDuffy Road Lot 2, in Connelly Springs. Samantha Mclean and Aaron

Report: For Profit Vs Non-Profit Hospice Care

Washington, DC—A report released today by the National Partnership for Hospice Innovation (NPHI) highlights several cost and quality differences between for-profit and nonprofit hospices serving Medicare beneficiaries. The report, prepared by the global actuarial and consulting firm

Free Turkeys

  The 6th Annual Community Turkey Tuesday is set for this afternoon at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Lenoir.  The event is held to assist families in need.  The first 50 senior citizens  or individuals

Woman shoots at cell tower workers

An Alexander County Woman has been arrested after allegedly shooting at workers on a cell phone tower.    Susan Moose faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon.  Luckily, no one was hurt.  Police say when they arrived