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Castle Bridge Update

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has announced a revised plan for the Connelly Springs Road/Castle Bridge project that will cut down the anticipated closure time of the bridge to 8 months.  The project will be re-bid

Morganton Information

The City of Morganton has a new public information officer.  Morganton native Ethan Smith will be in charge of letting folks know about what’s going on in the city.  For more details on this story check the

Drug Arrest

A Lenoir woman is facing drug charges.  Jessica Warren Lingerfelt 31, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor larceny.  Secured bond was set at $26,500.  The Lenoir Police Dept made the arrest.

High Winds

Power has been restored to over 5,000 customers mostly in Watauga County.  Blue Ridge Energy asks anyone to report power outages by calling 1-800-448-2383 or to use the Blue Ridge mobile app.  Winds were expected to reach

Multiple Charges

Multiple charges and a $50,000 bond for a Lenoir man.  Willie Furman Ferguson 28, faces breaking and entering of an automobile, larceny and possession of a stolen firearm.  The report is from the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office.

$75,000 Bond

Bond was set at $75,000 for a Granite Falls man.  Michael Vincent Osbourne  36,  is facing charges of trafficking methamphetamine.  The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest.

Fugitive Arrest

The Lenoir Police Dept reports a fugitive arrest.  Shawn Phillip Fernandez 39, of Lenoir faces fugitive extradition to another state charges.  Secured bond was set at $5,000.

Methamphetamine Arrest

A Granite Falls man is facing multiple drug charges. Stacey Tyrone Hill is under a $25,000 secured bond. Charges include possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling place for controlled substances. He was arrested by

$50,000 Bond Set

  Hudson man is under a $50,000 secured bond. Timothy Rey Prestwood 38, faces resisting an officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and probation violations. The report was made by the Caldwell County Sheriff’s

3 I-40 Exits Under Review

Plans are now in place for the reworking of 3 exits on I-40 in Burke County. Roundabouts will be utilized in all 3 projects. Work will begin at exits 100, 107 and 111 in 2020. There will