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Embezzlement Case

A Taylorsville man is facing embezzlement charges from a church.  79 year old Jerry Mayes was arrested Wednesday by Taylorsville Police.  He faces felony embezzlement from New Zion Baptist Church where he was a deacon.  He was

Crime Reports

Fleeing to elude arrest and multiple drug charges were brought against a Hickory woman.  31 year old Elizabeth Nicole Pearson was arrested by Hickory Police.  She was taken into custody after a vehicle and then foot chase

WPCC Top 20

Western Piedmont Community College ranked number 18 out of 801 community colleges in the US.  The report was from Smart Asset, an online financial firm.  The honor was for providing high quality education at a reasonable price. 

Caldwell Permits

Since 2020, Caldwell County Environmental Health has reduced its backlog of well and septic applications and increased the number of restaurant inspections completed. In a report to the Caldwell County Board of Commissioners, Public Health Director Anna

Larceny Charges

A Hickory man faces habitual larceny charges.  52 year old Robert Christopher Noe was charged in a larceny from a business on Main Ave NE.  Noe was placed under a $10,000 unsecured bond with a court date

End of an Era

A longtime staple restaurant in Hickory is being torn down.  Shell’s Bar-B-Que on Springs Road will be demolished, it closed in August of 2020.  A new Biscuitville restaurant will occupy that site in the next year.

Larceny Charge Filed

A Hickory man is charged with larceny in Caldwell County.  20 year old Daravan Rayshawn Stokley was also charged with felony breaking and entering and possession of stolen property.  He was placed in the Caldwell County Detention

Teen Arrested in Granite Falls

A Granite Falls teen is facing charges.  18 year old Nora Marie Rivera was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers.  She faces felony larceny by employee and aid and abet larceny.  She was placed in the Caldwell

$500,000 Grant

The Industrial Commons in Morganton was awarded a $500,000 grant.  The money will be used to clean up the former Drexel 3 and 5 factory sites at 211 E Fleming St.  According to Mayor Ronnie Thompson, the

Crime Reports

The Morganton Department of Public Safety is looking for an armed robbery suspect.  The Shop and Save #4 on W Fleming Dr next to Burger King was robbed at gunpoint of an undisclosed amount of money.  It