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Superintendent to Retire

After 39 years a local superintendent is set to retire.  Robbie Adell has announced he will retire from the Hickory Public Schools effective June 30, 2021.  Adell has served in Hickory since 2005.  Prior to that he

Drug Arrest After Chase

A Newton man faces drug charges in Burke County after a chase.  Austin Michael Neece 24, was charged with felony possession of a firearm and felony possession of methamphetamine among many other charges.  Officers stopped Neece after

Coronavirus News

Catawba County reports 101 hospitalizations for the virus as of January 26th.  There are 26 in the hospital in Burke County and 43 listed in Caldwell County.  Caldwell UNC Health Care received 975 1st doses of vaccine

2 Men Arrested In Granite Falls

Granite Falls Police arrested 2 men on stolen property charges.  Nathan Ryan Marshall 32, of Hickory and Taylor John Hodge 33, of Kannapolis, both face felony possession of stolen property charges.  Both are in the Caldwell County

Fugitive Arrest

A Lenoir resident was arrested on a fugitive warrant from another state.  Derek Lee Ritchie 37, is wanted in Virginia on felony grand larceny and breaking and entering charges.  He was placed in the Caldwell County Detention

One Dead in Hickory

One person is dead after a 2 vehicle crash in Hickory.  The wreck occurred on Hwy 70 SE near Everette Chevrolet, just after 1:30 pm on Monday.  According to Hickory Police, Leisa Glenn White 61, died at

School Schedule in Burke County

The Burke County Board of Education voted Monday night that Burke County Public Schools PreK-5th grade students and North Liberty School students will return to school on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 under Plan B hybrid learning (the same

No Jury Trials

Superior Court will not have jury trials for a while.  The Chief Superior Court Judge Robert C Ervin announced no jury trials at least until March.  Other matters such as probation violations and first appearances will continue

Covid News

There are currently 107 people hospitalized with Covid 19 in Catawba County.  Burke County reports 28 in the hospital and Caldwell County has 46 as of January 24th.  The Caldwell County Health Department reported over 8,000 people

Fatal Shooting

A fatal shooting is under investigation in Hickory.  Marty Lee Brown 59, was found unresponsive by his wife who said she was asleep in another room when 2 unknown women came and told her Brown had been