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Wind Advisory

A wind advisory remained in effect for parts of Burke, Caldwell and Alexander counties.  Winds of 15-25 mph were expected with gusts up to 50 mph.  The National Weather Service Advisory was set to expire at noon

Felony Shoplifting

Felony shoplifting charges were brought against a Hickory man.  Christian Lee Cunningham 26, faces 2 counts of defeating anti shoplifting devices and concealment of merchandise.  The incident and arrest took place at Belk, Valley Hills Mall location. 

Bond Set At $40,000

Bond was set at $40,000 for a Valdese man.  Joshua Daniel Sainz 22, was arrested by the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office.  He faces felony breaking and entering to motor vehicles among other charges.  He was placed in

Covid 19

3 Coronavirus related deaths were reported in Catawba County on Sunday.  As of December 20th, there were 96 hospitalizations in Catawba County hospitals, 48 in Caldwell County and 17 in the hospital in Burke County.

Holiday Schedule

With Christmas coming this Friday, Lenoir sanitation reminds you there will be no garbage collection December 25th or January 1st.  Those customers will have pick up service on Wednesday December 23rd and December 30th.

Road Work

The completion of NC Hwy 16 has been delayed until 2022.  The project to take the road to 4 lanes had been ongoing for 3 years.  Utility issues and weather have caused delays.  The report from the

Coronavirus News

3 Covid related deaths occurred in Catawba County and 2 more in Caldwell County as of Thursday.  There are currently 92 hospitalized in Catawba, 43 hospitalizations in Caldwell and 24 in Burke County hospitals.  Caldwell UNC Health

Gifts Delivered

It is the season of giving in Burke County.  800 gifts were given to assisted living residents.  Employees from Home Instead Senior Care delivered the items.  Meanwhile, the Men’s Club of Morganton donated 275 bikes for the

Hudson Man Arrested

Financial card fraud charges were brought against a Hudson man.  Jeremy Edward Goodlake 36, also faces financial card theft and misdemeanor counts of larceny and trespass.  Hudson Police made the arrest.  He was placed in the Caldwell

Cause of Fire Found

The cause of a Tuesday morning fire has been ruled electrical.  A home sustained heavy damage on 10th Street Place NW.  No injuries were reported.  The Hickory Fire Department and Catawba County EMS responded.  The Red Cross