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2nd COVID-19 Related Death in Catawba Co

  HICKORY – Catawba County Public Health is reporting the second COVID-19 associated death in Catawba County. The individual had been hospitalized and died Sunday from complications associated with the virus. The patient was in their early

Man Charged in Child Abuse Case

A Morganton man has been charged with felony child abuse after a child was found to have serious injuries.  32 year old David Allen Proctor was charged after the child was taken to a local hospital and

Pair Charged in Break In

On April 30, 2020, at approximately 9:00 p.m. the Burke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a breaking and entering at 6443 US 64, Morganton. The suspects fled before the homeowner and deputies arrived. Deputies then received an

Burke Co. Friday COVID-19 Update

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19 • Burke County is currently at 128 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All positive cases are isolated and Public Health staff continues to investigate the

NC Phase 1 Re-Opening Starts Friday

The transition into Phase One of re-opening NC begins at 5pm Friday.  It does not lift the Stay at Home Order but does increase the number reasons citizens are allowed to leave.  Personal Care businesses will remain

Flyover Planned Thursday

The NC National Guard is planning a flyover today as part of its regularly scheduled training, but today’s flyover is also part of American Resolve to show support to first responders and medical personnel who are on

8 New Coronavirus Cases in Caldwell

Eight new positive COVID-19 cases were reported Wednesday in Caldwell County. Six cases are in the 28645 Zip code along with one in the 28601, and one in the 28638. As the pandemic began, EMS established a

11th Death In Burke Co Related to COVID-19

Burke County Public Health was notified today and is reporting the eleventh COVID-19 associated death in Burke County. The individual in their 70’s was not hospitalized but died from complications associated with their underlying medical conditions. To