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Stolen Property

Possession of stolen property and speeding to elude arrest are among charges against Christopher James Fuller.  The 31 year old Belmont man was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriffs officers on February 5th.  Bond was set at $85,000

$150,000 Bond

Bond was set at $150,000 in an area drug arrest.  Steven Allen Poarch 56, of Hickory faces trafficking methamphetamine and other drug charges.  He was arrested by Long View Police on February 6th.  Poarch was placed in

Body Found in Fire

The body of a deceased man was found at a house fire on Saturday.  The cause of death for 77 year old Gerald Edward Huffman will be determined by the medical examiner.  The fire occurred at 6909

Locals at the Super Bowl

The Catawba Valley was well represented at Super Bowl 55.  Eric Church of Caldwell County sang the National Anthem, while Ryan Succop of Hickory, kicked a field goal for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  Tampa won the game

Felony Breaking and Entering

Felony breaking and entering charges for a Morganton man.  Craig Herman Lytle 46, faces felony breaking and entering into and automobile, trailer, boat or aircraft among many other charges.  He was arrested by the Morganton Department of

School Delays

The potential for black ice after the weekend wintry mix has delayed school this Monday.  Hickory public schools, Catawba County and Caldwell County schools are all operating on a 2 hour delay this morning.

Fewer Hospitalizations

3 Covid 19 related deaths occurred in Catawba County on Wednesday.  As of Thursday, Covid 19 hospitalizations have fallen in the Catawba Valley.  There are 95 in the hospital in Catawba County, 30 in Caldwell and 8

Burke County Back to School

The Burke County Board of Education has decided that on Monday, Feb. 22, PreK-5 elementary students will return to school buildings under Plan A with middle and high school students starting Plan B. Under Plan A, elementary

Unemployment Rate

The unemployment numbers for December 2020 remained relatively unchanged in the Hickory, Lenoir, Morganton metro area.  Burke County’s rate was up .1% at 5.8% while Catawba County’s rate fell .1% to 6%.  Caldwell County’s rate remained at

Shelby Man Arrested in Caldwell County

A Shelby man is facing drug charges in Caldwell County.  Victor Tyrone Coffey 24, was charged with possession of methamphetamine on Feb 3rd among other charges.  Bond was set at $15,000.  A court date is set for