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Missing Person

The Morganton Department of Public Safety is seeking help in a missing person case.  Sergio Lopez Salvador was last seen July 2nd on Huffman St.  Anyone with information concerning his whereabouts is asked to contact Investigator Dellinger

Fleeing to Elude Arrest

Fleeing to elude arrest charges were brought against a Hudson man.  43 year old Steve Carlton Dyer also faces possession of a stolen motor vehicle.  He was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $40,000

Unemployment Rates

The unemployment rate went up across the region for the month of May.  Catawba County’s rate is 3.4%, Burke 3.4%, Caldwell 3.6% and Alexander County’s rate is at 3.2%.  NC’s unemployment rate is now 3.6% with a

$50,000 Bond for Texas Man

Bond was set at $50,000 for a Texas man in Catawba County.  33 year old Kayl Alexander Morrison was arrested by Catawba County officers.  He faces felony larceny among other charges.  He was placed in the Catawba

Breaking and Entering Charges

Bond was set at $27,500 for a Lenoir woman.  39 year old Julia Ann Bell was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers.  She faces felony breaking and entering.  She was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center

July 4th Events

The City of Hickory will close its offices on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. City of Hickory offices will reopen on Tuesday, July 5, at 8:30 a.m. Other city department closings and/or schedule updates:

Crime Reports

A Hickory man was arrested on charges from Gaston County.  35 year old Patrick William Walker faces felony failure to appear on charges related to financial card theft among multiple other charges.  He was arrested by Hickory

$150,000 Bond

Bond was set at $150,000 for a Hickory man.  50 year old Henry Dwayne Autrey was arrested by the Burke County Sheriffs Department officers.  He faces felony trafficking heroin and methamphetamine and many other drug charges.  He

Hospital Expansion

UNC Healthcare Blue Ridge is expanding in Morganton.  A groundbreaking was held on Tuesday for a new six-story 220,500 square foot building.  The cost is $118 million.  The new facility will house the expanded emergency department with

Identity Theft/Vehicle Theft

A Morganton man is charged with identity theft.  39 year old Rolando Mario Juarez Vasquez was arrested by Hickory Police.  He also faces possession or manufacture a fraudulent ID.  He was placed in the Catawba County Detention