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Search continues for Asha Degree

The search for a Cleveland County girl that was 9 years old at the time of her disappearance, still continues, nearly 20 years later.  Asha Degree disappeared from her home on Valentines Day of 2000 and has

Arrests in store riot

Three people have been arrested in connection to a riot that led to injuries and a QT convenience store being ransacked.  Video posted on Facebook by participants and bystanders helped lead to the arrests.  The three who

Morganton Electric Dept Awarded

The City of Morgantons Electric Services Department recently won two 2019 Public Power Awards of Excellence.  ElectriCities awarded Morganton the Wholesale Power Cost Award for providing competitive and stable wholesale electric rates for its customers. Additionally, the City’s

Another person arrested in Hickory murder

On Thursday, February 6, 2020 information was developed reference the location of Steven Razelle Staples; b/m/30 YOA of Charlotte, NC. Staples was located and apprehended in Charlotte, NC by the U.S. Marshals with the assistance of Charlotte

Storm Clean up, School Delays

Clean up and damage assessment will continue today after heavy rains and strong storms blew through the area Thursday.  A number of roads remained closed this morning due to flooding, debris, or damage to the roadway.  Police

Burke county roads update

  ROADWAYS AND HIGH WATER UPDATE IN BURKE COUNTY Please proceed with extreme caution on all local roads and when you see standing water, please remember to turn around, don’t drown. Updated road issues: · East Meadow

School Delays Friday

Due to flooding and heavy rain, Caldwell County Schools will operate on a 2 hour delay Friday, February 7, 2020.  Please exercise caution and drive safely. Burke County Public Schools will operate on a 2 hour delay

Burke County Road Closures

ROAD CLOSURES AND HIGH WATER IN BURKE COUNTY The Burke County Emergency Operations Center wants to make Burke County residents aware of local roadways with reports of possible high water. Please proceed with extreme caution on all

Flash Flood Watch Today

Heavy rain in the Catawba Valley area today could lead to some flooding, especially in low lying areas.  The National weather service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for our area until around midnight tonight.  Total rainfall