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Lenoir street may close

The News-Topic reports Lenoir City Council took a step toward closing Steele Street during its Tuesday meeting. Developer Yorke Lawson bought the Steele Cotton Mill off Steele Street on July 19 and has requested to close the

JBS buys meat packing plant

JBS USA bought the plant off Virginia Street in Lenoir on July 31 for $40 million from owners Alex Lee Inc., which also owns Merchant Distributors Inc. and Lowe’s Foods. The News-Topic reports the two parties settled

Hickory attorney appears in court

Area attorney Daniel Ray Green appears in court on statutory sex offense charges. The Hickory Daily Record reports Green faces two felony charges with a child 15-years-old or younger and two misdemeanor charges. Green’s attorney Lisa Dubs requested

items stolen from law enforcement vehicles

A rifle, ammunition and bulletproof vest are among items taken from Hickory Police vehicles. The Hickory Daily Record reports the SBI, along with local and federal law enforcement officials, are investigating the break-ins. Burke County Sheriff and

caldwell county man sentenced in drug case

A Grace Chapel man pleads guilty in Superior Court. The News-Topic reports Skyler Lee O’Brien was arrested in February by Hudson Police Department after he had removed his electronic monitoring device while on probation. Officers found a

man charged after weekend shooting

A Vale man is charged with shooting two Burke County women early Sunday morning. The Hickory Daily Record reports Tykevious Owan Thomas was charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill/inflict serious injury

Animal Shelter to close for repairs

Repairs to close Burke County Animal Shelter for repairs. The News Herald reports the shelter will be closed from  Aug. 26 through Sept. 2 so workers can clean walls and paint the interior of the facility. The