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Burke County Health

The Burke County Health Department and Carolinas Healthcare System Blue Ridge received notification from the State that the vaccine shipment for the next three weeks for Burke County will be smaller shipments. The Community Vaccine Call Center

Chop Shop Case

A Morganton man was charged with chop shop activity.  Matthew Wade Kersey 22, was arrested by the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office.  He faces larceny of motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and chop shop activity

Covid News

Catawba County ended the month with the lowest new case numbers per day so far in 2021.  There were 44 new cases on January 31st.  Currently there are 115 hospitalizations in Catawba County, 33 in the hospital

Identity Fraud

A Hickory man was charged with identity fraud.  Jonathan Caleb Tester 45, was arrested by the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office and faces felony identity fraud and possession of a stolen motor vehicle among other charges. He was

Weather Delays

After some wintry weather over the weekend area schools delayed opening today.  Hickory City Schools, Catawba County Schools, Caldwell and Burke County Schools are all on a 2 hour delay today.  Some roadways may still be slick

Suspects Still At Large

2 weeks after the murder of Phelifia Michele Marlow, the suspects are still at large.  Tangela Parker is wanted for 1st degree murder, her husband Eric Parker is wanted for accessory after the fact to 1st degree

High Marks for Hospice

Caldwell Hospice has received the most recent quarterly patient caregiver satisfaction survey scores and achieved scores greater than the national levels in 20 out of 24 measured areas. Caldwell Hospice participates in the survey process to help

$15,000 Bond

A Lenoir man is facing several charges.  Dakota Dustin Smith 27, was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers.  He is charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, breaking and entering and larceny.  Smith was placed in the Caldwell

Site Clean Up

The City of Lenoir started cleaning up an old industrial site located at the corner of Virginia Street and College Avenue near downtown. The cleanup is the first step in putting the property back into productive use. 

$25,000 Bond

Felony charges were brought against a woman in Burke County.  Julie Elizabeth McKinney 27, faces larceny of a firearm and possession of stolen goods charges.  She was placed in jail in Morganton under a $25,000 secured bond