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Fatal Shooting

A fatal Hickory shooting is under investigation.  Police and Catawba EMS responded to a call on 17th St NW late Wednesday and found India Kynar Rice 27, with a gunshot wound.  She was pronounced dead at the

Hickory Wreck

(Photo contributed by Jayce Clark)   A two vehicle wreck occurred in Hickory.  The accident was directly in front of the BP gas station on N Center St around 230 pm Thursday afternoon.  No further information was

Vehicle Larceny

Felony larceny of a motor vehicle, that is the charge against Patrick Ryan Bumke 32, of Lenoir.  He was arrested by the Caldwell County Sheriffs Office and placed in the detention center under a $20,000 secured bond. 

Fire Training

The clubhouse building at the old Quaker Meadows Golf Course will be burned down on Saturday.  The Morganton Department of Public Safety will be training at the property at 826 N Green St.  It will last most

Arson Charge

Arson charges were filed in Burke County.  Ryan William Shambre 37, was charged with felony arson and assault on a government official among other charges.  The fire was in the Chesterfield Community.  He was placed in jail

Solar Energy

A small housing development will use solar energy and it is coming to Caldwell County.  The Duke St Cottages in Granite Falls, located across from the Granite Falls Brewery, will be using renewable energy.  The announcement came

Burning Property Charge

A burning property charge was filed against a Lenoir man.  Charles Junior West 42, also faces assault on a female charges.  He was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $15,000 secured bond for the

Rabies Shots

A raccoon’s remains tested positive for rabies last week in Catawba County.  The Hickory Police are sponsoring a rabies vaccination clinic on Saturday May 22nd from noon until 4 pm.  It will be located at Winkler Park

Senior Center Activities

The Burke County Senior Center and East Burke Senior Center are opening.  Activities, programs and classes are available as the staff will continue to use covid protocols such as masks and hand sanitizer.  Meals will not be


The Covid 19 vaccines have now been approved by the FDA for ages 12-15.  Meanwhile the Caldwell Health Department reported a cluster at Colletsville School, meaning a minimum of 5 cases.  Quarantine procedures are being followed.  There