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Hickory Elections

The City of Hickory will hold its municipal election July 26th.  Early voting is underway for two races.  Incumbent Mayor Hank Guess is facing Al Hoover while incumbent city councilman David Zagaroli is facing Chris Simmons.  The

Crime Reports

Bond was set at $77,500 for a Lenoir man.  32 year old Matthew Charles Minton was arrested by Lenoir Police.  He faces felony larceny and resist an officer among other charges.  He was placed in the Caldwell

New Businesses

Construction crews have begun work in Lenoir at 141 Blowing Rock Blvd.  Chipotle restaurant will occupy the site along with Aspen Dental.  The existing building has been torn down and is being removed.  The new businesses will

$241,000 Bond

Bond was set at $241,000 for a Hickory man.  32 year old Dallas Loyd Gragg was arrested by Hickory Police.  He faces failure to appear, probation violation, possession with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver methamphetamine and

Fleeing to Elude Arrest

A Morganton man is facing charges in Caldwell County.  36 year old Shannon Lee Hodge was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s officers.  He faces felony flee to elude arrest and possession of methamphetamine among multiple other charges. 

Woman Charged in Brothers Murder

A Hudson woman is charged in the murder of her brother.  20 year old Sara Brianna Prestwood was arrested by Newton Police.  The preliminary investigation revealed the 30 year old victim David Brandon Land of Hildebran had

Live Burn

Several roads will be closed in Hudson due to a live burn exercise.  Hudson Fire Department, Caldwell EMS and Hudson Police will hold the exercise at the old Throneburg Store at Hwy 321 A and Throneburg Ave

$30,000 Bond

Bond was set at $30,000 for a Lenoir woman.  44 year old Mary Rebecca Gonzalez was arrested by Caldwell County officers.  She faces habitual felon, breaking and entering and obtaining property by false pretense charges.  She was

Murder Charge

A fifth suspect was charged in a fatal shooting in Hickory.  35 year old Shonniel Blackburn was found dead on June 13th.  21 year old Anushae Montezz Conley was charged with murder by the Hickory Police.  He

Drowning of Hickory Man

A Hickory man drown over the weekend.  52 year old Kevin Whitley was pronounced dead by Oak Island emergency responders on Sunday.  Tropical storm Colin had caused dangerous surf conditions.  Several other swimmers were rescued.  A swimmer