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SBI to investigate alleged abuse by officer

The State Bureau of Investigation has been asked to look into alleged use of excessive force by a sheriff’s deputy. The News Herald reports Burke County Sheriff Steve Whisenant requested the SBI investigate the allegations and turn

man dies in moped accident

A moped driver was killed after hitting a car and being run over by another car early Wednesday morning. The News Herald reports the crash happened when a moped ran a red light and hit a Chevrolet

accident injures man near sawmills

An accident Wednesday afternoon near Sawmills leaves a local man with severe injuries. The News-Topic reports a Nissan drifted into the lane of an oncoming tractor-trailer and hit the wheels of the vehicle. The man, whose name

Local economy remains strong

The Caldwell County economy remains strong after the July report. The News-Topic reports the local unemployment rate dropped 0.2 percentage points to 4.6 percent according to N.C. Labor and Economic Analysis Division. The number of Caldwell residents

cell phones stolen in break-in

A group stole 19 cell phones from area business in a break-in. The News-Topic reports the front window was smashed to enter Boost Mobile on Blowing Rock Blvd. early Tuesday morning. The stolen phones are worth about

overcrowding measures adopted for wilson creek

Overcrowding is addressed at Wilson Creek during a recent meeting with government officials. Federal, state, and county officials recently met to address citizens’ concerns in the area and the following measures were adopted. Marking off parking spaces,

man dies in dirt bike race crash

A dirt bike crash during a race at Enola Beach claims the life of area man. The News Herald reports the accident occurred Sunday around noon about a half-mile into the woods on the track. Officials didn’t

Man pleads guilty in case

A Gamewell-area man pleads guilty to crimes against nature. William Keith Sanders had been charged with second-degree forcible rape which was dismissed. The News-Topic reports Sanders will spend extra time in prison for his actions with a