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Fire Damages Lenoir Restaurant

A fire this morning at  Lenoir fast food restaurant caused considerable damage.  Firefighter from Lenoir fire department responded to the Wendy’s on Blowing Rock Boulevard after a fire started in a heating and air condition unit on

Help for Holiday Blues

The holidays can be quite an emotional time for some people, especially if coping with the loss of a loved one.  Caldwell County Hospice is offering an event to help with the holiday blues.  Coping with the

Day to honor LR Football Team

Friday December 6th has been proclaimed Black and Red Day in Hickory to honor the Lenoir-Rhyne Football team who will be playing in the NCAA quarterfinals on Saturday.  People wanting to show support are asked to wear

Car Break Ins Arrest

A Hickory woman has been charged in a rash of car break ins across the city.  Ashley Rene Stone faces 25 counts of felony break or enter a motor vehicle.  She was placed in the Catawba County

Settlement in Excessive Force Case

The Hickory Council has agreed to a settlement of $400,000 in an excessive force case from 2013.  Earlier this year, Former Hickory Police Sargent Robert George was found guilty of unreasonable force against Chelsea Doolittle after video

Hickory Teen Stabs Mom

On December 2, 2019, Hickory officers responded to 3235 14th St Circle NE in reference to a domestic related stabbing.  The victim of the stabbing, Kristine Johnson; w/f/51; was transported to Frye Regional Medical Center and later

Top Christmas Towns in the area

The City of Morganton has been named one of the top 12 Christmas Towns near Asheville by RomanticAsheville.com.  Topping the list is Forest City.  Others include Bryson City, Hendersonville, and Banner Elk.

New Park Public Forum

Catawba County Planning and Parks is hosting a public forum today from 5:30 until 7:30pm to share the master design plan for the County’s Mountain Creek Park.  The forum will be in the community room at the

Winter Weather Preparedness Month

This is winter weather preparedness week in NC.  Its a time to make sure your home, car, and more are winter ready and learn how to stay safe during the cold winter months ahead.  A few things