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Local groups receive grant money

Caldwell County citizens will soon  benefit from 10 grants worth $48,356 awarded recently to local helping agencies from Blue Ridge Energy Members Foundation for the 2019 grant cycle.    Since 2007, the Foundation has awarded over $1.3

Fire damages apartments

 One person suffered minor injuries and six people were displaced after a fire Thursday in Hickory.  The fire happened at an apartment complex on 4th St. SE.  The American Red Cross is assisting those affected.

11 new flu deaths in NC

11 more people in NC have died from complications from the flu over the past week.  That according to state health officials. The death toll so far for this flu season is now at 90.  Of those, health

Man arrested following police chase

A Burke County Deputy spotted Stacy Alan Clinton around 1:12 p.m., on February 19, 2020, who the officer knew to have outstanding warrants, driving on Wilkes Grove Church Rd. When the deputy activated his blue lights, Clinton

Winter Weather Advisory today

With snow forecast for the area most school systems in the area have cancelled classes for today, withe the exception of Caldwell County which will release students 3 hours early. The National Weather Service has issued a

Update In Police custody death

Hickory police say a man who died while they were attempting to take him into custody may have ingested an unknown quantity of narcotics prior to encountering police on Monday in the parking lot of the Red Roof Inn

Campground Fire ruled Arson

Investigators received results from the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) Crime Lab in Atlanta that determined the fire was intentionally set at the Balls Creek Campground in Catawba County on Sunday, September 29, 2019. Because of

Possible Winter Weather Thursday

The Catawba Valley area could see some mixed wintry precipitation Thursday.  Right now, it’s not clear exactly how much or what type of precipitation but it looks like more of a rain/snow mix for Thursday afternoon an

Investigation leads to drug arrests

In December 2019, detectives with the Burke County Sheriff’s Office began investigating complaints of possible drug activity at 1726 Suburban Drive, Lot 17, Morganton. Subsequent to a lengthy investigation, detectives were able to establish that illegal sells