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The North Carolina State Highway Patrol reports a fatal crash.  The head on collision involved a pick-up truck hitting another vehicle on Bethel Church Rd in Catawba County.  Authorities believe the truck crossed the centerline.  The pick-up

Fugitive Arrest

A fugitive from Ohio was arrested in Hickory.  38 year old Cory Lee Close was arrested by Hickory Police.  He is wanted in Scioto County, Portsmouth Ohio on failure to appear and receiving stolen property charges.  He

Emergency Road Work

Due to emergency shoulder repair, 17th Street NE/SE between Highland Avenue NE and A Avenue SE will be closed through at least Tuesday, July 19. Traffic can use the clearly marked detour route of Highland Avenue NE,

Assault Charge

Bond was set at $45,000 for a Hickory man.  37 year old Johnny Earl Ramirez was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s officers, he faces felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill among other charges. 

Multiple Drug Charges

Heroin charges were brought against a Morganton man.  33 year old Vicente Omar Forney was arrested by Morganton Department of Public Safety officers.  He also faces possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor larceny.  Officers arrested Forney at WalMart

Hickory Events

The City of Hickory invites the public to attend the naming dedication of the main room at the newly renovated Ridgeview Branch Library in honor of former Hickory City Councilman Webster Lytle. The ceremony will take place

Another Suspect Arrested

A sixth suspect has been taken into custody in a murder case.  The 17 year old along with 4 other teens and 21 year old Aunshae Montezz Conley are facing charges in the murder of Shonniel Blackburn

Power Outage

Power outages were reported in Caldwell County yesterday.  Approximately 3,500 customers of Duke Power had outages around 8am.  Areas affected were Sawmills, Hudson and Granite Falls.  Power was restored around 945am.  A cause was not listed.

Murder Warrant

The Burke County and Catawba County Sheriffs offices along with the State Bureau of Investigations were all investigating an area on Curley’s Fish Camp Rd in Hildebran Wednesday.  The case involved a missing person from 2021.  After

Bridge Replacement

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has stated work on replacing a bridge over I-40 will begin soon.  The bridge on Causby Rd in Burke County is set for work on July 25th.  The project should be