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Cause of fatal fire undetermined

Fire investigators say they have not been able to determine the cause of a fatal fire on January 9th in Granite Falls, but is thought to have been accidental.  56 year old David Shawn Dewey died trying

Teacher charged with assault

An Alexander County Schools teacher has been charged after allegedly assaulting and striking a student with disabilities.  Dottie Lynn Bailey is charged with misdemeanor assault on a handicapped person.  According to reports, Bailey forcefully grabbed the student

Suspect a no show

Brandy Nicole Davis was scheduled to appear in Burke County Superior Court for sentencing on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Davis along with Scott Hemphill, Brian Robinson and Icey Gooden were arrested for their involvement in two murders

Hickory man beaten and robbed

A Hickory man had to be hospitalized after someone forced their way inside his home and robbed and severely beat him.  The armed suspect knocked 72 year old Charles Linebarger unconscious as he tried to fight back. 

Hickory Polar Plunge Sign ups

The Hickory Police Department will be hosting the 15th Annual Polar Plunge on Saturday, February 29, 2020 to benefit the Special Olympics of North Carolina. The event will be held at the Wittenburg Wildlife Access on Lake

Catawba County passes 2nd Amendment Resolution

Tuesday night Catawba County Commissioners decided to follow the lead of several other surrounding counties and voted to make the county a 2nd amendment sanctuary.  Catawba County commissioners worded the resolution a little differently naming the county

Teen charged with peeping

An Iredell county teen is facing charges after a woman reported she had discovered an electronic video recording device hidden in her home.  18 year old Cody Daniel Wells of Statesville is charged with five counts of

Man faces a long list of charges

A Vale man was placed under nearly a $250,000 bond after Hickory Police arrested him recently.  James Notheisen faces a long list of charges including possession of a firearm by a felon, carrying a concealed gun, possession with intent

Missing teen located safe

A missing teenager from Lincoln County has been located and is safe.  Authorities say 16 year old Kylie Felice Almstead is safe and is back home after being located in Catawba County on Tuesday afternoon.  She had