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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

Most Wanted Arrest

One of Burke County’s Top 10 most wanted has been arrested.  Steven Michael Day 25, faces, multiple charges of probation violations, failure to appear and is under investigation for several larcenies.  He was placed in the Burke

Arrest in Long View

Long View Police arrested a Hickory man on drug charges.  Dustin Lee Fortenberry 25, faces possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin and resisting a public officer charge.  He was placed in the Catawba County

Wintry Mix

A wintry mix continues this morning throughout the area.  Caldwell County Schools are closed for students with an optional teacher workday.  Burke, Catawba and Hickory City schools are all remote learning today.  CCC&TI campuses opening at 10am. 

New Company in Lenoir

A textile company is coming to Lenoir.  In the spring of 2021 MMI Textiles Inc. of Cleveland Ohio, plans to open at 652 Nuway Circle.  The 30,000 square foot facility is the former Flavor Sciences Inc building.

Drug Arrest

A Lenoir man is facing methamphetamine charges.  Shannon Lee Benfield 41, was arrested on December 14th by the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers on felony possession charges.  He was placed in the Caldwell County Detention facility under a

Top 10 Town

An area town has ranked in the Top 10 for safety in North Carolina.  According to safewise.com, Valdese is number 9 on the list for safest places to live in the state.  FBI crime report statistics were

Back to Remote Learning

The Burke County Schools will be returning to all remote learning as of January 4th.  The school board voted 4-3 to return to Plan C.  They will remain all remote until January 25th at the earliest.  Many

Murder Charge

A Morganton man is facing murder charges.  George Lee Allison III 63, was arrested Monday by the Burke County Sheriff’s Deputies in the shooting death of Brandon Charles Adams 49.  Allison is in the Burke County Jail