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burke county road projects delayed

Improvements to numerous exits along Interstate 40 in Burke County have been delayed in the state’s 10-year draft transportation plan. The News Herald reports several updates have been delayed until next year. Other projects listed include the

woman acquitted in trial

A Granite Falls woman accused of trying to steal a car was acquitted by a jury Thursday. The News-Topic reports Misty Michelle Hughes was charged with attempted common law robbery after Christina Elaine Mullinax said Hughes attempted

Dentention officer resigns after charges

A Burke County detention officer indicted Monday for her involvement in a fatal crash resigns. The News Herald reports Ginger Rae Laws, who had worked at Burke-Catawba Detention Confinement Facility since 2010, handed in her resignation Thursday

Waldensian Festival begins in valdese

The 44th annual Waldensian Festival begins today and continues through Saturday in historic Valdese. Events begin at 5:30 today with a car show, live entertainment, amusement rides, and vendors. For more information on the festival visit www.waldensianfestival.com.

Driver charged with manslaughter

A woman who hit and killed a pedestrian on Hwy. 321 in July is formally charged in the incident. The News-Topic reports Ginger Rae Lewis of Patterson was indicted Monday and later arrested on involuntary manslaughter charges.

federal officials offer reward in case

A reward of up to $5,000 offered in case of law enforcement vehicle break-ins. The News-Topic reports federal officials are offering the reward in hopes of helping the investigation. Officials hope the reward will help them find

three men charged in 2017 death

Three defendants charged in connection to an August 2017 shooting death were recently indicted on new charges. The Hickory Daily Record reports Lennon Riley Henderson, Nicholas Francis Smith, and Nolan Andre Smith all face charges. A special

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