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Indecent Liberties charges in Burke County

A Vale man is facing charges involving a minor.  After an investigation by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations,, warrants were issued for Kenneth Wayne Blevins.  He has been charged with indecent liberties with a minor

Severe weather preparedness week

This is Severe Weather Awareness week in NC and while local and state officials are going over their plans, they urge residents to make or update their preparedness efforts.  They say everyone should become weather ready and

Reward Offered in Police station vandalism

The office of NC Governor Roy Cooper is offering a reward up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the vandalism discovered in the Hickory Police Department parking lot

Lenoir Home destroyed by fire

An early Thursday morning fire destroyed a home in Lenoir.  Firefighters were called to the house on Marigold Lane to find the roof of the home fully engulfed in flames.  Luckily, no one was home at the

3 people killed on I 40

Three Construction workers were killed Thursday morning on Interstate 40 near Statesville.  All 3 of the workers were contractors hired by NCDOT to replace a guardrail and all 3 were from Georgia.  The accident happened when the

Bowling fundraiser this weekend

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Burke County will hold its annual fundraiser this weekend “Bowling for Kids sake”.  The event will take place at Valdese Recreation Center from 9am until 5pm on Saturday.  All money raised will go to

Hickory road closing

A portion of NC 127 in Hickory will be closed each weekend through the the end of March beginning this weekend.  127 will be closed between first avenue SE and First Avenue NE on weekends beginning at 6pm on

Bank robbery arrest

Hickory Police have mad an arrest in a bank robbery that happened earlier this month.  31 year old Timothy Alan Williams Jr. of Lincolnton is charged with robbery with a firearm or other dangerous weapon.  Police say

Settlement in school lawsuit

A settlement in the amount of $80,000 has been reached in connection to a lawsuit filed against Burke County Schools.  A mother said her daughter, who was six at the time, and is special needs was strapped