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Covid Vaccine

Catawba County reports 115 current hospitalizations for Covid 19 while Caldwell reports 52 and Burke County has 30 in the hospital for the virus.  The Caldwell County Health Department has begun vaccinating people over 75 by appointment

Fugitive Arrest

A Virginia woman was arrested on fugitive charges.  Cynthia Leigh Ritchie 59, was arrested by the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office.  She faces felony fugitive charges from another state.  She is wanted on unspecified charges in Virginia.  Ritchie

Name Released in Shooting Death

The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office released the name of the man that died in the shooting in Sawmills.  Cedrick Jovon Harshaw 18, of Granite Falls.  The incident took place at the Market Basket on Hwy 321 A. 

Snow Likely

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for our area from 7pm Thursday until midnight on Friday.  Heavy wet snow is likely with accumulations between 2-5 inches possible for the region.  Travel could be

Sink Hole In Morganton

Repairs to a sink hole in Morganton will begin soon.  That is the word from Phillip Boganberger a US Postal Service spokesman.  The growing hole is located in the parking lot of the post office and a

Unemployment Rates

Caldwell County’s unemployment rate remained the same in November at 6.6%.  The rate rose by .1% in Burke County to 5.8% and also by .1% in Catawba County to 6.2%.  The Hickory metro area’s rate remained at

Breaking and Entering Charge

Breaking and entering charges were brought against a Lenoir man.  Todd Anthony Moody 44, faces felony breaking and entering.  He was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $30,000 secured bond.  A court date was

One Dead in Shooting

One man is dead after a shooting in Sawmills.  According to the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office, 2 men shot each other at Market Basket Store on US 321-A.  The incident occurred around 11:30 am on Tuesday.  The

Covid 19 News

As of Tuesday there was drop in hospitalizations in Catawba County from 120 down to 90.  Caldwell County had 55 in the hospital and Burke County had 25.  While vaccinations have begun, the Burke County Health Department

$51,000 Bond

A Valdese man is facing methamphetamine charges for the third time.  Roger Lee Sparks 36, was charged with felony trafficking of methamphetamine and maintaining a vehicle to keep controlled substance among other drug charges.  A K-9 officer