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Burke County Emergency Services Captain Suspended

A captain with the Burke County Emergency Services has been suspended. Captain Jimmie Winter was suspended effective today without pay for one 24-hour shift as a result of an investigation of an anonymous complaint/allegation. The News Herald

Man Shot in Valdese Road Rage Incident

A man was shot in an apparent road rage incident in Valdese yesterday afternoon. Joshua Max Barnes was shot after confronting a man driving a white sedan on Main Street. The News Herald reports Barnes was shot

Man Linked to 12 Break-ins in Custody

A man believed to be linked to 12 break-ins over the last four months is in custody. Mark Francis Hodsden of Morganton was identified with help from the community and social media after surveillance footage caught a

Caldwell County Schools Help with Hurricane Relief

Schools all across Caldwell County are helping hurricane victims along the coast. Sawmills Elementary school raised over $1,000 that will go to five families to help their rebuilding efforts. Gamewell Elementary raised $500 to purchase box fans

Stabbing on Saturday

A Morganton man is in custody after stabbing a man multiple time Saturday night. Sammy Lee Keller was charged with assault with a deadly weapon after police  were informed of a man who had been stabbed in

Postal Worker Under Investigation

A former postal worker is under federal investigation for discarding mail in a dumpster outside of the Long View Recreation Center Last Week. A town employee saw the mail in a dumpster and then went to check

Hickory Man Sentenced 10 Years

A Hickory Man was sentenced to 10 years in Federal prison for his role in defrauding people of more than $25 Million. Robert Boston was also ordered to pay more than $27 million in restitution to his

Shooting Connection Leads to Arrest

The Hickory Daily Record reports a Hickory man is in custody after an investigation into a shooting in Hickory last week.  Adrian Jamar Wells, 30, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. He