Police are still searching for a suspect in a shooting Friday in Conover. Hickory Daily Record reports the suspect reportedly shot a man on Second Street SW after a domestic altercation. The suspect is described as a
Broughton Hospital and state officials expect the newest state mental hospital to be open for business this fall. The News Herald reports patients are expected to be moved into the facility in September. The new Broughton Hospital
The Morganton Farmers’ Market opens for the season next Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Visitors will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of produce, homemade baked goods, local meats, flowers, and other farm goodies.
The Hickory Police Department is investigating a robbery at the Walgreens on N. Center Street. WSOCTV reports a man wearing a black hood, black shoes and a red bandana, displayed a handgun and obtained money before fleeing
East Burke Middle and High schools were placed on a soft lockdown after a man with a gun was reportedly seen in the area. Burke County Public School’s lead school resource officer advised the schools to go
Hickory Public Schools announced Wednesday schools will be closed on May 1, because more than 60 of its teachers will be attending the Day of Action rally in Raleigh. There has been no announcement from Burke, Catawba,
Authorities are still searching for a Valdese man who went missing in Tennessee in November. Matthew James Smith was reported missing on November 11. The News Herald reports Smith was last seen in McDowell County on November
A Conover woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter for shooting and killing a 17-year-old Hickory girl in July 2018. Hickory Daily Record reports Cheyenne Kenniston, was sentenced to 120 days in prison and five years of
Lenoir’s Optimist Park is getting new playground equipment as renovations of the park move forward. The News-Topic reports the Lenoir City Council approved the purchase of $45,000 of playground equipment at Tuesday’s meeting.
Starting Tuesday, the speed limit on I-40 between mile marker 111 and 116 in both directions will be lowered to 55 mph. The News Herald reports the N.C. Department of Transportation and State Highway Patrol have both