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Stolen Vehicle Charge

Multiple charges including felony possession of a stolen vehicle were brought against a Lincolnton resident.  Steven Tyler Philbeck 29, also faces several drug charges and providing false information to an officer.  The Hudson Police made the arrest. 

Play Ball

After a canceled season, the Hickory Crawdads hope to announce the 2021 summer schedule next month.  In addition to those games, L P Frans Stadium plans to host youth tournaments, kick ball leagues and comedy shows.  The

$35,000 Bond

Bond was set at $35,000 after a drug arrest.  Austin Lane Ervin 24, was arrested by officers with the Burke County Sheriff’s Office.  He faces felony possession with intent to manufacture sell and deliver heroin.  The arrest

False Bomb Threat

A woman is facing a false bomb report charge in Burke County.  Latisha Annette Justice, 34 of Granite Falls was arrested by Morganton Department of Public Safety officers on Friday.  She is also charged with possession of

Covid 19 Update

2 more covid 19 associated deaths were reported in Catawba County over the weekend.  There are currently 120 hospitalizations in Catawba, 58 in the hospital in Caldwell and 26 in Burke County.  Samaritan’s Purse has set up

Meth Arrest

A Hickory man is facing charges in Caldwell County.  Jerry Lee Malone Jr 47, faces felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine.  He was placed in the Caldwell County Detention

Covid Update

Burke County Public Health reported 3 covid related deaths on Wednesday, 2 individuals were in their 80’s and 1 was over 100.  There are currently 23 covid hospitalizations in Burke County, 106 in Catawba County and 61

4 Days a Week

The Caldwell County School Board voted to revert K-5 students to 4 days of in class learning per week.  Although cases coming from school settings are a small percentage.  Local health officials said high enough standards were

Drug Arrest in Hickory

Hickory Police arrested a Greensboro man on heroin and methamphetamine charges.  Austin Tate Mullins 24, also had an outstanding fugitive warrant and faces multiple other drug charges.  He was taken into custody outside a hotel on Lenoir