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two men face statutory rape charges

Two Hickory men face statutory rape charges. The Hickory Daily Record reports Nicholas Troy Conley and Cesar Tenorio Vargas were charged in two separate cases and each was held on a $50,000 secured bond. Both men had

burke county looks to outsource program

The Burke County Department of Social Services has a Request for Proposals for Child Support Enforcement advertised on its website. Any potential providers have to submit their proposals by Sept. 6. The News Herald reports the county

Town Council meetings set for tonight

Granite Falls will hold it regularly scheduled monthly town council meeting tonight beginning at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held in the council chambers located at 4 South Main Street in Granite Falls. The Cajah’s Mountain

former school employee indicted on sex charges

A former Burke County school receptionist has been indicted on child sex charges. The News Herald reports Leigh Perkins Greene was formally charged after school officials said she was Snapchatting and texting “inappropriate” photos to a student.

suspect released from hospital

A man has been released from the hospital after police said he was hit by a car after he robbed a convenience store at gunpoint. The News Herald reports Andrew Michael Davis was charged with felony robbery

hudson hosts festival of the arts

Classic cars, metal sculptures, and some homemade chocolates will headline this year’s fourth annual Hudson Festival of the Arts that starts today. The News-Topic reports the festival moves into its new home at the HUB Station and

ICE agents make arrests at local business

Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents make five arrests in Burke County on Wednesday. The News Herald reports five workers at Case Farms in Morganton were arrested. Local law enforcement officials said they had no knowledge that