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Hospital Expansion

UNC Healthcare Blue Ridge is expanding in Morganton.  A groundbreaking was held on Tuesday for a new six-story 220,500 square foot building.  The cost is $118 million.  The new facility will house the expanded emergency department with

Identity Theft/Vehicle Theft

A Morganton man is charged with identity theft.  39 year old Rolando Mario Juarez Vasquez was arrested by Hickory Police.  He also faces possession or manufacture a fraudulent ID.  He was placed in the Catawba County Detention

Triple Murder

3 people are dead in a Burke County shooting.  The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a triple murder.  Officers from Avery County assisted in responding to an address on Rhododendron Run in Newland after a 911

$137,500 Bond

Bond was set at $137,500 for a Hickory woman.  34 year old Whitney Takeyla Harris was arrested by Hickory Police.  She faces habitual larceny among multiple other charges.  She was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility

Airplane Hanger

A ribbon cutting was held yesterday at the Hickory Airport.  Officials from Hickory and Burke County celebrated the opening of a new 12,000 square foot hanger.  The cost of the project was $1.5 million.  The airport is


The Apple Data Center in Catawba County is expanding.  A new 240,000 square foot facility will be built at the Startown Rd location.  A building permit including site development and mechanical and electrical equipment listed the construction

Crime Reports

Felony financial card theft, that is the charge against a Lenoir man.  48 year old John Wesley Samuel Price was arrested by Granite Falls Police.  He was given a custody release.  His court date is set for

Hotel Damaged

The Morganton Department of Public Safety is investigating a case in which shots were fired and damaged done at a hotel.  The incident occurred last week on Wednesday at 11am.  The front door and an adjoining room

CVCC Facility/Air Museum

Catawba Valley Community College will have a new workforce facility at the Hickory Regional Airport and the Hickory Aviation Museum will have a new home.  The city council approved $1.2 million for an architectural firm.  The cost

Crime Reports

Felony methamphetamine charges were bought against a Lenoir man.  27 year old Mariano Patrick Rivera was arrested by Lenoir Police.  He faces felony possession of methamphetamine among other charges.  He was placed in the Caldwell County Detention