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Hickory Man Arrested On Burke County Drug Charges

50-year-old Henry Dwayne Autrey of View Street in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (June 28) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking heroin, trafficking methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver schedule II controlled…

Hickory Man Jailed In Alexander County On Probation Violation Charge

41-year-old Shaun Christopher Chancy of Hickory was arrested Tuesday (June 28) by Probation & Parole Officers. He’s charged with felony probation violation. Following the arrest, Chancy was placed in the Alexander County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. He remained…

Hickory Man Arrested On Warrants From Gaston County

35-year-old Patrick William Walker of 8th Avenue Drive SW in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (June 28) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with failure to appear on a felony and failure to appear on a misdemeanor. Walker is charged in…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Missing Court Date On Drug Count

29-year-old Renneth Jeffrey Minton, Jr. of Duncan Drive in Granite Falls was arrested Wednesday (June 29) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with failure to appear on a count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver methamphetamine.…

Heroin Seized, Claremont Man Arrested By Hickory PD

37-year-old Ronald Piper Vicente of Cindi Lane in Claremont was arrested Tuesday (June 28) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance (heroin) and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Vicente was arrested without incident…

Conover Man Arrested On Drug Charges

41-year-old Thomas Leroy Cline III of McLin Creek Road in Conover was arrested Monday (June 27) by Hickory Police Officers. He was apprehended on a warrant for arrest on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Cline…

Maiden Man Arrested By Hickory PD On Rape Charge

33-year-old Austin Sinclair Anthony of Prison Camp Road in Maiden was arrested Tuesday (June 28) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with first-degree forcible rape. In addition, Probation & Parole charged Anthony with felony probation violation. Anthony was arrested without…

Hickory Man Receives Nearly 20 Years In Prison In Federal Case Involving Meth Trafficking

A Hickory man has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison in a federal drug trafficking and firearms case. 32-year-old Koby Dale Tevepaugh was sentenced Wednesday (June 29) by U.S. District Judge Kenneth D. Bell to 235 months, or…

Juvenile Reported Missing Found By Authorities

A juvenile reported missing last Saturday (June 25) has been found and is safe. The Burke County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation’s Division announced earlier this week that they were seeking the public’s assistance in finding 12-year-old Carissa Annabelle Garrett of…

Shooting Involving Juveniles Under Investigation In Hickory

A shooting Wednesday evening in Hickory is under investigation. A juvenile has been identified as the shooter in this case. Wednesday (June 29), shortly after 6 p.m., the Hickory Police Department’s Communication Center received a call from a woman stating…

Morganton Man Jailed On Hickory ID Theft Charges

39-year-old Rolando Mario Juarez-Vasquez of Lenoir Road in Morganton was arrested Tuesday (June 28) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of identity theft and one misdemeanor count of possession or manufacture of a fraudulent ID. Juarez-Vasquez…

Lenoir Man Charged With Vehicle Theft, Drug Offenses

22-year-old Kory Michael Austin Tilley of Quailridge Court in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (June 28) by Lenoir Police Officers. he’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, obtaining property by false…

Gastonia Man Arrested By Newton PD On Firearm, Drug Charges

28-year-old Luis Osvaldo Marrero of Gastonia was arrested by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and felony possession of marijuana. Marrero was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (June 29)…

Conover Man Charged With Statutory Rape

30-year-old Jeffrey Nicholas Dibello of Rucker Road in Conover was arrested Tuesday (June 28) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with statutory rape of a child 15-years-old or younger. Dibello was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under…

Missing Man Sought By Authorities

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation’s Division is seeking the public’s assistance in finding 30-year-old Philip Donald Carter. He was last seen on June 22, 2022, walking on Hubert Lane in Connelly Springs in the vicinity of Will Hudson…

Morganton Man Charged With Sex Offenses Against Minor

43-year-old Ira Russell Power of Bristol Creek Avenue in Morganton was arrested Monday (June 27) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of statutory sexual offense with a person 15-years-old or younger and sexual activity by a…

New Warden Named At Caldwell County Prison

The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice has named Christopher Nichols as the new warden of the Caldwell Correctional Center in Lenoir. He had been the warden of the Gaston Correctional Center in Dallas, North Carolina. In his new…

Minimum Twelve Year Prison Sentence Imposed In Catawba County Sex Offense Case

40-year-old Jose Luis Garcia of Hickory was sentenced to 12 to 19 years in prison following his conviction for multiple sexual offenses during Catawba County Superior Court on Monday (June 27). The Honorable Reggie E. McKnight, Superior Court Judge from…

New Principal Named At Catawba County School

Catawba County Schools Superintendent Dr. Matt Stover has announced a new principal appointment for the upcoming school year. Jordan Goodson was named Principal of Banoak Elementary School, effective July 1, 2022. The school board confirmed the position on Monday night.…

Three Killed In Burke County Shooting

A triple-murder is under investigation in Burke County. On Monday (June 27) at 5:32 p.m. the Burke County 911 Center received a call regarding a shooting that just occurred at an address on Rhododendron Run in Newland. In light of…

Hickory Man Charged With Violating Probation, Failing To Appear In Court

26-year-old Braxton David Miller of Greedy Highway in Hickory was arrested Monday (June 27) by Probation & Parole Officers. He’s charged with felony probation violation along with counts of failure to appear on charges of embezzlement and felony probation violation.…

Stony Point Woman Charged With Meth, Heroin Offenses

29-year-old Brandy Diane Benge of Stony Point was arrested Monday (June 27) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and possession of heroin. Benge is also charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.…

Hickory Woman Charged With Habitual Larceny, Failure To Appear

34-year-old Whitney Takeyla Harris of 9th Avenue SE in Hickory was arrested Friday (June 24) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with felony habitual larceny along with eight counts of failure to appear on charges including habitual larceny and felony…

Lenoir Man Charged With Financial Card Crime

48-year-old Josh Wesley Samuel Price of Mill Pond Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (June 27) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged with felony financial card theft. Price was given a custody release. He has a District Court date…

Charlotte Man Indicted On Meth Charge In Catawba County

51-year-old Willie Bernard Clark of Charlotte was arrested by Brookford Police Officers. He’s charged on a bill of indictment with possession of methamphetamine. In addition, Clark is charged with two counts of habitual larceny and two counts of failure to…

Taylorsville Man Receives Prison Time In Sex Offense Case

An Alexander County man received a minimum of more than three years in prison after entering a plea in a sex offense case. 27-year-old Dustin Malachi Jernigan of Taylorsville pleaded pursuant to an Alford decision to three counts of second-degree…

Residents Of Mooresville, Taylorsville Arrested In Case Involving Alleged Sale Of Crystal Meth

47-year-old Christine Yvonne Mays of Charlotte Highway in Mooresville and 33-year-old Allen Jennings Campbell of Liledoun Road in Taylorsville were arrested Friday (June 24) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. Mays is charged with felony counts of possession with intent to…

Runaway Child Sought In Burke County

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation’s Division is seeking the public’s assistance in finding a runaway juvenile. 12-year-old Carissa Annabelle Garrett of 2138 Hartland Forest Drive in Morganton ran away from her home on Saturday (June 25). Garrett may…

Woman Reported Missing Two Months Ago Found Safe By Newton PD

A woman reported missing on April 29, 2022 has been found and is reported to be safe. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Newton Police found 47-year-old Sherry Lee Cornell, formerly of Iron Station, on Saturday (June 25). She…

Catawba County Apple Data Center To Expand

Apple is expanding their operation in Catawba County. A building permit was issued for the 240,000 square foot expansion of the Startown Road data center on May 20. Apple has confirmed the project. The building permit lists the construction cost…

Morganton Man Charged With Meth Possession

40-year-old Michael Brian Woodie of Walker Road in Morganton was arrested Saturday (June 25) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine). Just before 4 a.m. Saturday, a Burke County Sheriff’s Officer…

Newton Man Arrested For Failing To Appear On Multiple Charges

41-year-old Johnny Dwayne Lewis White of Sandalwood Court in Newton was arrested Saturday (June 25) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with failure to appear on counts of habitual larceny and second-degree trespass. White was jailed in the Catawba County…

Man Jailed In Alexander County On Catawba County Warrant

45-year-old William Danton Buff was arrested Saturday (June 25) by authorities in Alexander County. He was served with an arrest warrant from Catawba County for failing to appear on a charge of felony possession of methamphetamine. A $50,000 secured bond…

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession

28-year-old Randall Travis Lowman of NE Nuway Circle in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (June 26) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Lowman was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond.…

Hickory Man Charged With Breaking Into Vehicle

51-year-old Juan Rodriguez Bultron of 20th Avenue Drive NE in Hickory was arrested Sunday (June 26) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with three counts of felonious breaking and entering to a motor vehicle and one count of injury to…

Hickory Man Charged With Malicious Conduct

28-year-old Keon Rashan Scott of 4th Street Drive NE in Hickory was arrested Sunday (June 26) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with two counts of felony malicious conduct by a prisoner by throwing substances, two felony counts of possession…

More Information Released On Arrests Of Suspects In Catawba County Drug Case

39-year-old Ashley Marie Hardee and 20-year-old Kaleb Scott Smith, both of the same Hewitt Road, Claremont address, were arrested last Thursday (June 23) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with felony counts of traffick in methamphetamine, possession of…

Police Seeking Information Regarding Fatal Shooting Earlier This Month

The Statesville Police Department is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the individuals involved in a shooting June 13 that resulted in a fatality and injuries to another individual. The incident occurred at approximately 1:20 a.m.…

Sherrills Ford Man Charged In Connection To Rapes Reported In Iredell County

29-year-old Michael Brendan Shinn of Sherrills Ford was arrested last Wednesday (June 22) by Mooresville Police Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of second-degree forcible rape and one felony count of second-degree forcible sex offense. On June 19, Mooresville…

Man Killed In Friday Wreck

A Statesville man was killed in a crash last Friday (June 24) in Iredell County. The deceased is 58-year-old Eric Lamont Overcash. At approximately 5:55 p.m. Friday, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to Interstate 77 South near mile…

Shots Fired At Morganton Hotel

According to a news release issued Friday (June 24) by the Morganton Department of Public Safety, Last Wednesday (June 22) shortly after 11 a.m., officers responded to a shots fired call to the Days Inn at 1100 Burkemont Avenue. When…

False Report re Shooting Leads to Felony Drug Charges

59-year-old Walter Vernon Johnson and 42-year-old Aimee Jeanette Blackwelder, both from the same address on the Hickory Highway in Statesville, were both charged with multiple felony and misdemeanor crimes after filing a false report about a shooting at their residence.…

Lenoir Man Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

27-year-old Mariano Patrick Rivera of Blowing Rock Boulevard in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (June 23) for felony possession of methamphetamine and a misdemeanor probation violation. He’s on probation following an October 2021 conviction in Catawba County for…

Lenoir Man Charged With Burning Personal Property

44-year-old Anthony Scott Watson of Treetop Lane in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (June 23) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of burning personal property and breaking & entering along with a misdemeanor count of nonsupport by…

Lenoir Man Charged With Firearm Offenses

39-year-old Timothy Wayne Bolick of Cheraw Road in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (June 22) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a stolen firearm. Bolick was…

New Workforce Facility For CVCC To Be Located At Hickory Airport

Catawba Valley Community College will have a new workforce facility at the Hickory Regional Airport in a building that also will serve as the new home for the Hickory Aviation Museum. On Tuesday (June 21), Hickory City Council approved a…

Newton Woman Charged With Violating Probation

23-year-old Selena Michell York of Shady Lane in Newton was arrested Thursday (June 23) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with two counts of felony probation violation. York was on probation as a result of convictions in June and…

Claremont Residents Jailed On Meth Trafficking Charges

39-year-old Ashley Marie Hardee and 20-year-old Kaleb Scott Smith, both of the same Hewitt Road, Claremont address, were arrested Thursday (June 23) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with felony counts of traffick in methamphetamine and possession of…

Two Men Sentenced To Prison Time In Alexander County Cases

On June 6 in Alexander County Superior Court, 29-year old Nicholas William Green of Stony Point pleaded no contest to habitual felon and failing to register as a convicted sex-offender. Green is on the North Carolina sex offender registry as…

Stony Point Man Accused of Stealing Backpack Blower & Cash

41-year-old James Anthony Craig of Johnny Martin Lane in Stony Point was arrested by Hickory Police yesterday (June 22) on one felony count of attempted breaking & entering to a motor vehicle and one misdemeanor count of larceny. According to…

Hickory Teen Charged With Burglary, Vehicle Theft

18-year-old Iziaha Nathaniel Corpening of 11th Avenue in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (June 22) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of first-degree burglary, common law robbery, and larceny of a motor vehicle. Corpening was jailed in the…

Lenoir Man Charged With Firearm Offense

57-year-old Ralph Garland Prestwood of Zacks Fork Road in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (June 22) by Probation and Parole Officers. He’s charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and probation violation. Prestwood was incarcerated in the Caldwell…

Maiden Man Charged With Meth Possession

54-year-old Tommy Gene Rudisill of East Maiden Road in Maiden was arrested today (June 23) by Maiden Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine. Following the arrest, Rudisill was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $7,500 bond.…

Sherrills Ford Woman Indicted On Drug Charges

34-year-old Ashley Nicole Wright of Hopewell Church Road in Sherrills Ford was arrested Wednesday (June 22) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged on bills of indictment with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Wright was confined in…

Morganton Woman Arrested On Drug Trafficking Charge

45-year-old Tammy Lynn Pittman of Bristol Creek Avenue in Morganton was arrested Wednesday (June 22) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony trafficking in methamphetamine along with two felony counts of probation violation. Pittman was on probation as…

Hudson Woman Charged With Firearm, Stolen Vehicle Offenses

26-year-old Samantha Leeanne McLean of Hawthorne Street in Hudson was arrested Wednesday (June 22) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon,…

Hickory Man Convicted In Federal Child Porn Case

A federal jury in Statesville has convicted 33-year-old Vincent Deritis of Hickory of sexual exploitation of a minor and possession of child pornography. The announcement was made Wednesday (June 22) by Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney for the Western District…

Caldwell County Man Charged In Connection To Theft Of Catalytic Converters In Burke County

24-year-old Cody Alan Watson of Hurricane Hill Road in Granite Falls was arrested last Friday (June 17) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with larceny of a catalytic converter and felony possession of stolen goods or property. According to…

Stolen Vehicle Found in Alexander County in Lake Hickory

Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers have recovered a 2019 Mitsubishi S.U.V. that was found in about 30 feet of water at the Dusty Ridge Recreational Area on Lake Hickory, not far from a boat dock. A dive team from Catawba County…

Man Reported Missing Found By Authorities

A Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective found a man reported missing earlier this week. Eddie Dean Abernathy was located earlier today (June 22). Abernathy was found at a safe location in a neighboring county. On Monday (June 20) deputies responded to…

Hickory Man Jailed for Failure to Appear on Felony Assault Charge

56-year-old Gerald Jerome Wilkes, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police last Saturday (June 18) for failure to appear on counts of felony assault inflicting serious injury including strangulation and misdemeanor assault on…

Conover Man Arrested in Hickory on Stolen Vehicle & Shoplifting Charges

26-year-old Israel Jonathan Wise of Puett Park Drive in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police Monday (June 20) on a felony warrant for possession of a stolen motor vehicle and misdemeanor counts of shoplifting with concealment of goods and resisting,…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Fleeing From Police, Vehicle Theft

28-year-old Kayla Marie Russell of Greasy Creek Road in Lenoir was arrested last Friday (June 17) by Granite Falls Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and speeding to elude arrest along with a…

Hudson Woman Charged With Vehicle Theft

32-year-old Erica Dawn Lafferty of Beach Road in Hudson was arrested last Friday (June 17) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle along with…

Morganton Woman Jailed On Felony Meth Charge

44-year-old Scottie Gene McGuire of Mountain View Drive in Morganton was arrested Tuesday (June 21) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine). McGuire was arrested at her home at 11:15 a.m.…

Burke County Man Jailed On Cocaine Possession Charge

38-year-old James Robert L. Hughes of U.S. 70 West in Morganton was arrested Tuesday (June 21) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (cocaine). Hughes was arrested at 9 a.m. Tuesday at…

Lenoir Man Charged On Fugitive Warrant From SC

30-year-old Richard Kory Barton of Robbins Drive in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (June 21) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. He’s wanted in Columbia, South Carolina on…

Man Reported Missing Tuesday Sought By Authorities

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Lincoln County man. On Tuesday (June 21), 53-year-old Jim Dennis Ramsay of Frontier Lane in Lincolnton was reported missing by his brother. The missing man’s…

Missing Lincolnton Man Sought By Authorities (Updated: Man Found)

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reports a man who was reported missing has been found. Earlier, authorities asked for the public’s help in locating 55-year-old Eddie Dean Abernathy of Moorland Lane in Lincolnton. He was reportedly found and is safe.…

Lenoir Police Ask for Public’s Help in Finding Missing Person [EDITED Wednesday a.m.]

The City of Lenoir Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing person. 37-year-old April Michelle Reid was reported missing by family members in March of last year. Detectives have been unable to locate Ms. Reid. Family…

Newton Man Charged With Firearm, Drug Offenses

32-year-old Antonio Markel Hewitt of Travis Road in Newton was arrested today (June 21) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver schedule II controlled…

Raleigh Resident Charged With Robbery, Kidnapping In Catawba County

28-year-old Taya Alequa McCathern of Raleigh was arrested today (June 21) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. The charges filed against McCathern are two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count of second-degree kidnapping. The suspect was placed…

Connelly Springs Man Served with Fugitive Warrant from S.C.

36-year-old Brandon Stuart Sweitzer of Berea Church Road in Connelly Springs was served a felony fugitive warrant by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers last Friday (June 17). The suspect is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office in Anderson County, South Carolina for…

Newton Man Charged With Felony Assault

31-year-old Kyle Damian Wilson of Jerry Avenue in Newton was arrested Monday (June 20) by Conover Police Officers. He’s charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Wilson was confined in the Catawba…

Hickory Police Arrest Man On Meth, Domestic Violence Charges

46-year-old Johnny Dwayne Allison of 8th Street SW in Hickory was arrested today (June 21) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, resisting a public officer, and two counts of domestic violence protection order violation. Allision was…

Jobs To Be Created In The Region As A Result Of The Approval Of Grants

The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) recently approved 16 grant requests to local governments totaling $3,938,829. The requests include commitments to create a total of 472 jobs, 137 of which were previously announced. The public investment in these projects…

Hickory Man Charged With Firearm Offense, Resisting Officer

41-year-old Carlos Marshall Ikard of 13th Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested Saturday (June 18) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon. Ikard is also charged with misdemeanor counts of resisting a…

Felony Drug Charges Filed Against Newton Man

37-year-old Marcus Lane Chambers of North Davis Avenue in Newton was arrested Monday (June 20) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule I and II controlled substance…

Alexander County Budget Approved Without Property Tax Decrease

The Alexander County Board of Commissioners approved the proposed budget submitted by County Manager Rick French with one significant exception, there will be no four cent property tax decrease, which was proposed initially. French made the budget recommendation at the…

Catawba County Commissioners Meet In Regular Session, Approve Multiple Items

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday night (June 21). Commissioners approved the award of a bid for construction for the East Maiden Rd-Hwy 150 Gravity Sewer Project to Piedmont Utility Group in amount of $788,320.80…

Missing Woman Sought By Authorities [UPDATE: SILVER ALERT CANCELED]

[NOTE: The Silver Alert for Ms. Vandewater was canceled shortly after 8 a.m. today (June 21). She was found early this morning and is safe and back at home.] The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert…

Third Person Involved In Crash Passes Away, More Charges Pending In Case

A third person injured in a crash in Iredell County last week has died. 13-year-old Jada Marlowe of Statesville, a passenger in a golf cart struck by a vehicle on June 13, passed away on Monday (June 20). At about…

Morganton Man Charged On Felony Warrant From Georgia

68-year-old Charles Thomas Corn of Zion Road in Morganton was arrested Sunday (June 19) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged on a felony warrant as a fugitive from justice. While patrolling the area of East Fleming Drive in Morganton…

Weekend Crash Claims Woman’s Life

A South Carolina woman was killed in a weekend crash in Lincoln County. The deceased is 53-year-old Dorothy Gail Thomas of the town of North, in Orangeburg County, S.C. On Sunday (June 19), at approximately 5:15 p.m., the North Carolina…

Lenoir Man Arrested on B&E and Larceny Charges

30-year-old Harley Dillon Green of Quail Ridge Court in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (June 19) on felony counts of breaking & entering, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and larceny greater than $1,000. Following his…

One Person Killed in Friday Night Accident in Iredell County

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is investigation a fatal single-vehicle crash in Iredell County. The deceased is 60-year-old Robert Douglas Shumate of Union Grove. The accident happened at about 9:25 Friday night (June 17) on N.C. Highway 901 near…

Hickory Man Faces Felony Firearms Charge in Caldwell County

27-year-old Jordan Shane Fredericks of Flint Hill Drive in Hickory was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (June 19) for felony possession of a firearm by a felon and misdemeanor possession of stolen property. Following his arrest, Fredericks was…

Suspect Charged In Connection To Taylorsville Shooting

20-year-old Caeson Shayne Cannon of Duncan Hill Lane in Taylorsville was arrested Friday (June 17) by Taylorsville Police Officers. Cannon is charged with felony counts of discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle, obstruction of justice and possession of a…

String Of Vehicle Break-ins Under Investigation

There were multiple vehicle break-ins overnight last Thursday night (June 16) into early Friday morning in Statesville. The break-ins occurred on Valley Street, Hunter Street, and Olive Court. Multiple SPD units responded to the area to canvass & patrol the…

Two Shot, One Fatally In Sunday Morning Incident In Conover, Suspect Arrested

25-year-old Shykwon Rashad Gibbs of Opal Creek Drive in Conover was arrested today (June 19) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and first-degree burglary. The deceased victim in this case has been identified…

Fourth Juvenile Suspect in Murder Case Taken into Custody

The final juvenile suspect wanted in connection to the murder of 35-year-old Shonniel Blackburn was taken into custody this afternoon (June 17) by Hickory Police. The search for four suspects, three 16-year-olds and one 15-year-old, began after Mr. Blackburn was…

Road Closure Announced In Hickory

Contractors will begin repairs to the Main Avenue bridge and City Walk pedestrian bridge across N.C. 127 in Hickory next week. This work will require the closure of Main Avenue NE, from Second Street NE to First Avenue NE, from…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Drug Charges

21-year-old Tyreek Alexander Jackson of 9th Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Wednesday morning (June 15) on two felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a schedule II controlled substance and single…

Lenoir Woman Arrested For Allegedly Missing Court Date To Answer To Felony Charge

28-year-old Brandy Nicole Isaacs of Brickyard Way in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (June 16) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony failure to appear on a felony and misdemeanor failure to appear on a count of nonsupport. Isaacs…

Break-in, Larceny Charges Filed Against Woman Arrested In Statesville

31-year-old Quashema Trashay Smith was arrested Wednesday (June 15) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. Smith was arrested Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at an address on…

Firearm, Drug Charges Filed Against Suspect Arrested Earlier This Week

28-year-old Jamontae Kenye Jordan was arrested Wednesday (June 15) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of marijuana along with a misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana…

Man Charged With Felony Drug Offenses, Multiple Counts Of Failure To Appear

34-year-old Randall Todd Poole was arrested Thursday (June 16) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance, and maintain a vehicle or…

Man Charged With Failure To Report New Address

52-year-old Steven Michael Cowan was arrested Tuesday (June 14) by authorities in Iredell County. He’s charged with felony failure to report a new address as a sex offender. Cowan was arrested at 9 a.m. Tuesday at an address on Constitution…

Car Show Saturday In Catawba County To Benefit “Project Lifesaver”

There will be a car show Saturday (June 18) in Catawba County to benefit Project Lifesaver. The event, sponsored by the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office, runs from 9 a.m. to 12 noon for spectators at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds…

Local Hospital Named To National List Of Best Maternity Facilities

Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC) in Hickory was recently named to Newsweek’s 2022 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals in the nation. The distinction recognizes facilities that have excelled in providing care to mothers, newborns and their families. “Delivering a…

Traffic Stop Results In Morganton Drug Arrest

52-year-old Ronald Roy Moretz, Jr. of Pax Hill Road in Morganton was arrested Tuesday (June 14) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) along with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana…

Tractor & Truck Stolen from Springs Road

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of a 2003 Long Tractor and a 1989 burgundy & tan Ford F-250 truck. The vehicles were taken last Saturday or Sunday (June 11 or 12) from Springs Road in Conover.…

Hudson Woman Faces Felony Meth Charge

37-year-old Heather Eugenia Reitzel of Cross Creek Drive in Hudson was arrested by Granite Falls Police yesterday (June 15) for felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor larceny. Following her arrest, Reitzel was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center with…

Police Searching For Vehicle Connected To Murder, Public’s Assistance Requested

The Hickory Police Department is continuing to investigate a fatal shooting earlier this week in Ridgeview. The deceased is 35-year-old Shonniel Blackburn of Hickory. Three of four suspects have been taken into custody. A stolen vehicle connected to the case…

Vale Woman Charged With Vehicle Break-in By Hudson PD

26-year-old Mazie Grace Francis of Buckskin Trail in Vale was arrested Tuesday (June 14) by Hudson Police Officers. She’s charged with felony breaking & entering to an automobile and misdemeanor larceny. Francis was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center…

Man Charged With Spitting On Police During Arrest

48-year-old Charles Steven Setzer of Patton Street in Morganton was arrested Tuesday (June 14) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. According to online records, he’s charged with felony malicious conduct by a prisoner and indecent exposure. Police were called out to…

Catawba Man Charged With Stolen Goods Offenses, Indicted On False Pretense Count

45-year-old Richard Patrick Connor of Edna Street in Catawba was arrested Wednesday (June 15) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of possession of stolen goods or property. Connor is also charged on a bill of…

Lincoln County Woman Indicted On Meth Charge

40-year-old Jennifer Michelle Johnson of East Sycamore Street in Lincolnton was arrested Wednesday (June 15) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged on a bill of indictment with possession of methamphetamine. In addition, Johnson is charged with failure to appear…

Hickory Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle Offense

24-year-old Anthony Kadeem Green of Highway 70 SW in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (June 15) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Green was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $8,000…

Proposed Tax Decrease In Alexander County Budget May Not Occur

The Alexander County Board of Commissioners held a budget work session on Monday, June 13 to discuss the proposed 2022-2023 county budget. The major topics of discussion included increased funding for the county’s volunteer fire departments, a possible one-quarter cent…

Concord Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Assault Charge

54-year-old Mark Brian Morris of Concord, N.C. was arrested by Hickory Police Monday evening (June 13) on one felony count of assault inflicting serious bodily harm. The incident occurred shortly before 11 a.m. Monday at an address on South Center…

Single-Vehicle Crash Results In Death Of Vale Man

A Vale resident died in a single-vehicle crash in Catawba County. The deceased is Billie Douglas Gambill. On Tuesday (June 14) at approximately 11:40 a.m., the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to Startown Road near West Maiden Road. A…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Trafficking Charges

43-year-old Jonathan David Sexton of 47th Avenue Place N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Monday (June 13) on felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, trafficking in opium or heroin, possession of marijuana, and possession of a firearm by…

Suspects In Hickory Murder Taken Into Custody

The Hickory Police Department is continuing to investigate a fatal shooting earlier this week in Ridgeview. The deceased is 35-year-old Shonniel Blackburn of Hickory. Three of four suspects have been taken into custody. At about 12:30 Monday afternoon (June 13),…

Hiddenite Man Charged With Felony Drug Offense

29-year-old Jordan Deonique Clark of Hiddenite was arrested Tuesday morning (June 15) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Clark was placed in the Alexander County…

Granite Falls Man Jailed On Charge Of Abusing Disabled Person, Drug Offenses

43-year-old Paul Edward Adams of JM Craig Road in Granite Falls was arrested Tuesday (June 14) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of abuse of a disabled elder with injury, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and…

Woman Arrested By Caldwell County Authorities On Federal Charge

38-year-old Jamie Danielle Greene of Todd, N.C., was arrested Tuesday (June 14) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony federal probation violation. Greene was initially held in Caldwell County without bond, and has since been extradited by U.S.…

Newton Man Charged With Firearm, Robbery Offenses

25-year-old Shamel Lauque Lineberger of Kilborne Drive in Newton was arrested by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, robbery with a dangerous weapon, and resisting a public officer. Lineberger was placed in the…

Drug Suspect Facing Several Charges May Face Federal Counts

An Alexander County man who is reportedly considered a “major player” in the area’s illegal drug activity was scheduled to be in court earlier this week. The suspect may face charges from federal authorities in addition to the counts filed…

Conover Man Jailed on Fugitive Warrant from Virginia

20-year-old Joshua Emmanuel Singletary of Lyle Haven Drive in Conover was arrested by Conover Police yesterday (June 13) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. He is wanted by the Danville Police Department in Pittsylvania…

Two Killed in Iredell County Collision; Driver Charged with D.W.I.

At about 9:40 last night (June 13), the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to a fatal collision in Iredell County on Fort Dobbs Road near Dobbs Drive. A westbound 2009 Honda Accord on Fort Dobbs Road crossed the centerline…

Catawba County Health Director Honored With Award

Catawba County Public Health Director Jennifer McCracken was awarded the 2022 Ron H. Levine Public Health Award at the annual North Carolina Public Health Leaders Conference on May 19 in Raleigh. McCracken, alongside other health directors from across North Carolina,…

Early Morning Shooting In Claremont Results In Fatality, Injuries (Updated with name of deceased, suspect charged, 9:53 a.m. 6/14/22)

One person was killed and three were injured in a shooting incident early this morning (June 14). One of the individuals injured has been charged in the case. Deputies with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office responded to Cheyenne Oaks Drive…

Hickory Man Charged With Kidnapping

29-year-old Jonathan Andrew Johnson of 7th Avenue SW in Hickory was arrested Monday (June 13) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony second-degree kidnapping along with misdemeanor counts of assault by pointing a gun, communicating threats, and assault…

Overnight Crash Claims Lives Of Two People

Two people were killed overnight as the result of a crash in Northern Iredell County. The incident occurred on Fort Dobbs Road early this morning (June 14). According to our news partner, WACB, a vehicle collided with a golf cart.…

Fatal Shooting Under Investigation In Statesville

The Statesville Police Department Criminal Investigation Division is investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 1:20 a.m. Monday (June 13) and resulted in a fatality. After receiving a shots-fired call, the Statesville Police Department arrived at the scene, Fifth Street…

One Killed in Shooting at Blue Ridge Heights Apartments (Updated with suspect information, 11:06 a.m., 6/14/22)

The Hickory Police Department is investigating another fatal shooting in Ridgeview. The deceased is 35-year-old Shonniel Blackburn of Hickory. At about 12:30 this afternoon (June 13), Officers responded to Blue Ridge Heights Apartments on the 900 block of 1st Street…

Individual Reportedly With Serious Injuries As Result Of SW Hickory Incident

Law enforcement has responded to an apartment complex in Hickory as a result of an incident involving an injury. According to published reports and information received by WHKY, Hickory Police responded to Blue Ridge Heights apartments in southwest Hickory earlier…

Two More Suspects Arrested In Connection To Memorial Day Shooting

36-year-old Jerry Cicero Branch and 37-year-old Bradley Dale Earle, both of Iron Station were arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with attempted first-degree murder. Branch is also charged with a felony count of possession of a firearm…

South Carolina Man Arrested by H.P.D. on Fugitive Warrant

39-year-old John Stearling Duquette of Greenville, S.C. was arrested by Hickory Police yesterday (June 12) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. Duquette is wanted the Sheriff’s Office in Greenville County, S.C. for the throwing…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Harboring Fugitive

32-year-old Natasha Nichole Spencer of Spainhour Street in Lenoir was arrested Friday (June 10) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with harboring a fugitive. Spencer was released on $5,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for July 11…

Granite Falls Woman Charged With Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Offenses

33-year-old Savanna Nicole Hall of Berry Creek Circle in Granite Falls was arrested Friday (June 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession of schedule I controlled substance and possession of methamphetamine along with a…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Having Drugs Near School

29-year-old Brittany Leanne Parsons of Sunset Street in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (June 12) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of manufacture, sell, deliver, or possess controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school, possession with intent…

Connelly Springs Residents Charged In Child Abuse Case

25-year-old Natalie Anne Childress and 26-year-old Jessica Renee Sanders, both of the same Gold Creek Road, Connelly Springs, address, were arrested Friday (June 10) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. Childress is charged with felony negligent child abuse with severe bodily…

Officer Involved Shooting Reported Following Crash In Caldwell County

An officer involved shooting reportedly occurred Sunday (June 12) in Caldwell County. A North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper and at least one Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office Deputy were involved in that incident. Officers fired and hit a man who…

Portion of Old Shelby Road to Close for Bridge Repair

A North Carolina Department of Transportation contractor will close part of a Catawba County road for about 10 months for a bridge replacement project. Beginning June 20, Old Shelby Road will be closed near Greedy Highway Road to allow crews…

Suspect Sought in Theft of Vehicle in Lincoln County

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of stealing a vehicle from a gas station parking lot on the Maiden Highway. The incident occured on March 23 of this year. Deputies were…

Woman Arrested On Felony Charge For Second Time Since Late May

23-year-old Kelsey Jewel Hall of Natalie Court in Granite Falls was arrested Thursday (June 9) by Hudson Police Officers. She’s charged with felony breaking or entering a motor vehicle and misdemeanor larceny. It’s the second arrest for Hall in the…

Lenoir Man Charged With Vehicle Theft

29-year-old Michael Andrew Williams of Maywood Drive in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (June 9) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Williams was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $50,000 secured bond.…

Taylorsville Police Report Shooting Incident

The Taylorsville Police Department is investigating what they’re calling a shooting incident. According to Taylorsville Police Chief Douglas Bowman, the shooting happened shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday (June 9) in the parking lot of the Food Lion Store on West…

Newton, Maiden Residents Charged With Offenses Related To Stolen Vehicle

22-year-old Kaylee Rashelle Brown of North College Avenue in Newton and 47-year-old James William Brown of East Maiden Road in Maiden were both arrested Thursday (June 9) by Conover Police Officers. Kaylee Brown is charged with felony larceny of a…

WHKY Radio Celebrates Anniversary Today

WHKY Radio celebrates its 82nd anniversary today (June 10). The station, which has been owned by the Long family for its entire existence, made its debut on June 10, 1940, broadcasting from the Hotel Hickory. WHKY’s studios moved to the…

Fraud Alert Issued By Area Law Enforcement Agency

The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office has issued a public fraud alert. According to a news release issued Wednesday (June 8), the office has received multiple reports from citizens throughout the county who are receiving calls from someone claiming to be…

Two Jailed as Catawba County Vehicle Pursuit Ends in Lincoln County

45-year-old Endiaye Tyre Jefferson and 23-year-old Amira Nichole McAfee, both of the same address on Crestview Drive in Charlotte, have been arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. They were both charged with felony larceny, along with counts of possession of…

Alexander County Budget Public Hearing Held, Key To County Presented At Commissioners Meeting

A public hearing was held on Alexander County’s budget, which includes a property tax decrease. The hearing on the proposed 2022-2023 county budget was held at Monday’s (June 6) meeting of the Alexander County Board of Commissioners to allow public…

Granite Falls Man Jailed In Catawba County On Forgery Related Charge

40-year-old Sterling Dion Dula of Baker Court in Granite Falls was arrested today (June 9) by authorities in Caldwell County on charges from Catawba County. He’s charged with felony uttering a forged endorsement. Dula was jailed in the Catawba County…

Man Arrested in Alexander County on Felony Trafficking Charges (Updated at 1:55 p.m. on 6/9/22 with more information)

46-year old James Lee Weaver of Hiddenite was arrested Wednesday (June 8) by authorities in Alexander County. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking heroin, methamphetamine, and fentanyl. In addition, Weaver is charged with felony counts of maintaining a vehicle,…

Ramp Closures Announced By NCDOT

The N.C. Department of Transportation plans to close two ramps at the Interstate 77/40 interchange in Iredell County for a construction project. Starting tonight (June 9) at 7:00, the ramps from I-77 South to I-40 East and I-40 East to…

Alexander County Man Charged With Vehicle Break-in

34-year-old Eric Shawn Davis of Taylorsville was arrested Tuesday (June 7) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of break or enter a motor vehicle and larceny. Davis was placed in the Alexander County Detention Center where…

Hickory Man Charged With Firearm Offense, Probation Violation

22-year-old Yorel Damir Scott of 7th Avenue SW in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (June 8) on charges filed by the Hickory Police Department and Probation & Parole. He’s charged by Hickory Police with felony possession of a firearm by a…

Suspect In May Homicide Still Being Sought, Reward Offered For Information

Family members and friends of a Conover woman killed last month are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the woman’s husband, who has already been charged in the case. 48-year-old Donald Ray Hodges is charged…

Two Arrested after Shots Fired into Denver Residence

23-year-old Erik Ivan Rodriguez of English Oak Drive in Lincolnton and 24-year-old Leonardo Soto of Stegall Street in Charlotte have both been arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detectives after shots were fired into a Denver, North Carolina residence. Rodriguez was…

Caldwell County Resident Arrested On False Pretense Charge

48-year-old Harold Nick Robinson II of Abington Road in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (June 7) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense. Robinson was released on $3,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is…

Conover Man Jailed for Felony Probation Violation

33-year-old Manuel Alejandro Acevedo of County Home Road in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police just before three o’clock Monday afternoon (June 6) for a felony probation violation. Acevedo is on probation as he serves a 24-month suspended sentence following…

Hickory Man Given 5-to-7 Year Prison Sentence

32-year-old Nathaniel Lee Miller of Hickory was sentenced to serve five-to-seven years in prison after pleading guilty as charged to fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. He was also sentenced as…

Lenoir Man Charged With Felony Break-in Related Offenses

40-year-old Michael Scott Skelton of Carolina Oaks Boulevard in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (June 7) by Hudson Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering, and possession of stolen goods. Skelton was…

Hudson Man Charged With Felony Drug Offense

37-year-old Dustin Kyle Smith of Sullivan Avenue in Hudson was arrested Tuesday (June 7) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture sell, and deliver methamphetamine. Smith was released on $10,000 secured bond. A…

Catawba County Crash Results In Fatality

A Vale man was killed in a crash in Catawba County Tuesday (June 7). The deceased is 58-year-old Carl Douglas Ikard. At approximately 2:10 p.m. Tuesday, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to Startown Road near Settlemyre Bridge Road.…

Hickory City Council Meets, Votes On New Budget

Hickory City Council met in regular session Tuesday (June 8). Minutes, second readings, and the consent agenda were all approved. City Manager Warren Wood presented the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 recommended budget, which totals $126,206,168 for all City operations, capital improvements,…

Conover Woman Charged With Assaulting Officer

27-year-old Leann Saevang of 6th Avenue Drive SW in Conover was arrested Tuesday (June 7) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of assault with physical injury to a law enforcement, probation or parole officer and assault…

Burke County Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle, Drug Offenses

25-year-old Nolan Lamar Weaver of Harding Road in Connelly Springs was arrested Tuesday (June 7) by Long View Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle and simple possession of schedule II controlled substance. Weaver was jailed…

Man Sentenced To Minimum Of Ten Years In Catawba County Shooting Case

29-year-old Dimitris Rashawn Williams of Hickory, was sentenced to spend 10 to 15 years in prison following his conviction for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious…

Cherryville Woman Killed in Saturday A.M. Accident in Lincoln County

One person was killed in an accident Saturday morning (June 4) in Lincoln County. The deceased is 39-year-old Stephanie Michelle Painter of Cherryville. At about 8:30 a.m. Saturday, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the accident on N.C.…

Pedestrian Killed in Saturday Night Accident in Lenoir

A pedestrian was killed in a traffic crash in Lenoir Saturday (June 4). The deceased is 62-year-old Susan Messer Shew of Lenoir. The accident happened at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday on the 200 block of Blowing Rock Boulevard in front…

Hickory Man Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from S.C.

32-year-old Johnny Marllos Brown of South Center Street in Hickory was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (June 6) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. Brown is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office in…

Lenoir Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle Offense

31-year-old Jordan Shea Byrd of Zacks Fork Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (June 6) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Byrd was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000…

Drug Arrest Made At License Checking Station

38-year-old Jarnell Ty’Rek Bailey of Spring Shore Road in Statesville was arrested Saturday (June 4) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession with intent to sell or deliver MDMA along with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana…

Woman Killed In Caldwell County Wreck

A Lenoir woman was killed in a crash over the weekend in Caldwell County. The deceased is 65-year-old Leonarda Martinez Pichardo. On Saturday (June 4) at approximately 12:55 p.m., the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to U.S. 64 near…

Catawba County Budget Adopted During Commissioners Meeting, Tax Rate Remains The Same

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday night (June 6). County Manager Mick Berry presented the proposed Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Annual Budget for adoption. As WHKY previously reported, on May 16 the budget was initially presented…

Update: Hickory Resident Charged In Connection To Shooting Incident At Apartment Complex, Hickory PD Reports One Victim Has Passed Away (Updated 10:48 a.m., 6/7/22)

19-year-old Tamoje Daejouir Anderson of Hickory was arrested Friday (June 3) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Anderson is charged in connection to a shooting last…

Burke County Man Charged Following Multiple Pursuits With Police

30-year-old Matthew Thomas Lincoln of Morganton was arrested Saturday (June 4) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. In addition, Lincoln is charged with assault by strangulation,…

Pennsylvania Man Arrested in Iredell on Cocaine & Firearms Charges

32-year-old Alvinn Davonn Twine of New Kensington, Pennsylvania has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on felony counts of trafficking cocaine by possession, trafficking cocaine by transportation, and possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, along with misdemeanor…

Burke County Man Charged With Firearm Offenses

52-year-old Jeffrey Todd Parker of Parker Avenue in Connelly Springs was arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. In May, 2022,…

Hudson Man Charged With Violating Probation

39-year-old Steven Brent Lester of Jones Wade Road in Hudson was arrested Sunday (June 5) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged with felony probation violation out-of-county and misdemeanor breaking & entering. Lester is on probation as a result of…

Lenoir Man Charged On Fugitive Warrant

36-year-old Brandon Stuart Sweitzer of Union Grove Road in Lenoir was arrested Friday (June 3) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged on a felony warrant as a fugitive from another state. No information was available on the state or…

Food To Be Provided For Children During Summer Through Partnership Between Multiple Agencies

The Catawba County Library, in partnership with the Backpack Program and the Community Kitchen of The Corner Table, will provide full bags of food at every branch during the 2022 Summer Learning Program. The Backpack Program serves children in more…

Stony Point Man Charged With Firearm Offense

34-year-old Christopher Wayne Johnston of Stony Point was arrested May 29 by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon. Johnston was given a $8,500 secured bond. He is not listed as an…

Newton Man Charged With Drug Conspiracy Count

38-year-old James Michael Miller of Hickory-Lincolnton Highway in Newton was arrested Sunday (June 5) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with conspire to traffic opium or heroin. Miller was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $15,000 bond.…

Woman Charged With Felony Offenses In Two Counties

37-year-old Stephanie Anderson Williams of Taylorsville was arrested May 23 by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of conspiracy and possession of methamphetamine along with a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. She’s also charged with…

Hickory Man Charged With Firearm Offense

22-year-old Sulayman Admeer Williams of Hickory was arrested May 24 by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon. Bond for Williams was set at $8,500 secured. He is not listed as an…

Stony Point Man Jailed On B & E, Larceny Charges

41-year-old Gordon Eugene Yoder of Stony Point was arrested last Tuesday, May 31 by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking & entering and larceny, along with a misdemeanor count of larceny of a motor vehicle.…

Registered Sex Offender Sought In Alexander County

A registered sex offender who allegedly failed to register an address is wanted in Alexander County. 42-year-old Michael James Teague, whose last known address was on T and D Lane in Hickory, is wanted by the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office.…

Newton Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Assault & Firearms Charges

19-year-old Dionte Jashea Murph of Burnley Road in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police Wednesday (June 1) on felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and discharging a firearm into an occupied…

Child Struck by Van in Newton

Newton Police are investigating a motor vehicle accident that involved a pedestrian. The victim is an 8-year-old boy from Newton. The incident occurred shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday (May 31) on the 300 block of South Bost Avenue. Newton Police,…

Hickory Man Charged With Meth Possession

57-year-old Howard McDaris of 26th Street SW in Hickory was arrested today (June 3) by Long View Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine. McDaris was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond. A District Court…

Crash On I-40 Results In Traffic Slow Down

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol has responded to an accident involving a commercial vehicle this morning (June 3) on Interstate 40 in Catawba County. The crash occurred in the area of Mile Marker 120. Traffic was reportedly backed up…

Local Residents Among Dozen Indicted On Drug Charges

Residents of Catawba, Hickory, and Morganton are among 12 individuals indicted by the Lincoln County Grand Jury on 78 drug charges in their May, 2022 session. The charges stem from undercover operations that began as far back as the last…

Hickory Man Charged In Morganton Attempted Murder, Robbery Case

49-year-old Reginald Alfonza Faison of Hickory was arrested Wednesday (June 1) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with attempted murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, uttering a forged endorsement on a bill of indictment, and misdemeanor show cause, failure…

Three Brought To Hospital Following Thursday Shooting In Hickory

A shooting in Hickory in which multiple people were injured is under investigation. On Thursday (June 2) shortly before 6 p.m., Hickory Police Officers responded to the 800 Block of 1st Street SE after receiving 911 calls in reference to…

Two Arrested on Felony Charges at Connelly Springs Motel

32-year-old Charles David Gilmore, Jr. of Sonya Drive in Statesville and 37-year-old Kingsley Michelle Perkins of West Highland Avenue in Granite Falls have both been arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. Gilmore was charged with felony counts of trafficking in…

Valley Hills Mall Summer Carnival Opens Friday

The Valley Hills Mall Summer Carnival is scheduled to open at the mall tomorrow (June 3) and will run through Sunday, June 12. The carnival is operated by James E. Strates Shows, one of North America’s leading outdoor amusement providers.…

Silver Alert Issued for Elderly Morganton Woman [UPDATED 1:30 p.m.]

[NOTE: The Silver Alert for Ms. Anderson was canceled at approximately 1 p.m. today (June 2). No further details are available at this time.] The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman.…

Two Catawba County Women Face Felony Drug Charges in Iredell

22-year-old Taylor Lena Godshall of 23rd Street N.W. in Hickory and 47-year-old Erin Ashley Thompson of East Bandys Cross Road in Catawba have both been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on felony drug charges. Godshall was charged with felony…

Man Charged In Connection To Shooting

35-year-old Aquil Giovonni Jackson of Sentry Lane in Lincolnton was arrested Tuesday (May 31) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with attempted first-degree murder. At approximately 9:15 p.m. Monday (May 30) Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a…

Resurfacing To Get Underway Later This Week

A resurfacing project on King Street in Boone is scheduled to start with overnight operations this week. A contractor for the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will begin milling King Street (U.S. 321/421) from Hardin Street to Highland Hall…

Hickory Woman Jailed On Drug Charges

31-year-old Jecilia Norrisha Byrd of 5th Avenue SW in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to appear on a count of assault and…

Morganton Man Charged With Fleeing From Police By Caldwell County Authorities

56-year-old Michael Douglas Perkins of Piney Road in Morganton was arrested Wednesday (June 1) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony speeding to elude arrest. Perkins was released on $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled…

Lenoir Man Charged With Vehicle Theft

46-year-old Michael Aaron Knepp of SW Walt Arney Road in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (May 31) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle, obtaining property by false pretense, and possession of…

Hickory Man Charged With Felony Assault

37-year-old Samuel Wade Lawrence of 27th Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (June 1) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury along with misdemeanor counts of assault on a female…

Jobless Rates Fall Across Region, State

Unemployment rates decreased across the Greater Hickory Metro area and throughout much of the state according to the latest update from the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor & Economic Analysis Division. The report shows the jobless rates for the…

Morganton Man Charged With Meth Possession, Parole Violation

60-year-old Jerry Wayne Dellinger of Suburban Drive in Morganton was arrested Tuesday (May 31) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine. Probation and Parole also charged Dellinger with parole violation. Dellinger received parole following a conviction…

Hickory Man Charged With Drug Trafficking, Identity Theft

29-year-old Jarrell Tyshon Powell of 12th Avenue SE in Hickory was arrested today (June 1) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with identity theft, trafficking, opium or heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting a public officer, non-support of a…

Arrest on Failure to Appear Warrants Leads to Felony Drug Charges

27-year-old Ryan Marie Smith of Wendwood Drive in Lenoir has been arrested by Catawba County Narcotics Officers on charges of trafficking opium or heroin (oxycodone), possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance on prison or jail premises, and possession…

Missing Lincoln County Teen Returns Home Safely

According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, a teen reported missing yesterday (May 31) returned home overnight and is safe. 15-year-old Constance Angelina Pierce of Owl’s Den Road in Lincolnton was reported missing by her guardian after she was last…

Stolen Vehicle Charge Lodged Against Hickory Man

33-year-old Casey Lee Little, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested Tuesday (May 31) by Conover Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Little was detained in the Catawba County Detention…

Man Arrested In Morganton On Meth Charge

41-year-old Robert William Owens was arrested Sunday (May 29) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) and misdemeanor failure to appear on a felony. Owens was arrested shortly after 8 a.m.…

Lenoir Man Arrested On Fugitive Warrant From Maine

21-year-old Damian Isaiah Walter of Piney Grove Circle in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (May 31) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged on a felony fugitive warrant from another state. Walter is wanted in York County, Maine on two counts…

Morganton Residents Charged With Felony Drug Offenses

43-year-old Angela Marina Santana and 34-year-old Adrian Lamar Wiggins, both of Morganton, were arrested by Morganton Public Safety Officers. Santana is charged with felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine and maintaining a dwelling for controlled substance along with a count…

Crash Claims Lives Of Iredell, Catawba County Residents

Two people were killed in a crash Sunday (May 29) in Statesville. The Statesville Police Department says 27-year-old Chad Tyrone Kincaid of Statesville and 79-year-old Doris May Proefrock of Sherrills Ford died in the three-vehicle crash. The collision occurred just…

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession

39-year-old Joshua Irvin Carl Hanson of Brush Mountain Road in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (May 29) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor driving while license revoked. Hanson was released on $12,500 secured…

Lincoln County Sheriff Looking for Missing Teen

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teen. She is 15-year-old Constance Angelina Pierce of Owl’s Den Road in Lincolnton. Ms. Pierce was last seen by her guardian at about 6:30 a.m. on…

Maiden Man Charged With Sexual Exploitation

39-year-old Keith Baldwin, Jr. of U.S. Highway 321 Business in Maiden was arrested last Thursday (May 26) by Maiden Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and possession of a firearm by felon.…

Morganton Woman Charged With Missing Court Dates

33-year-old Jessica Leeann Moody of Silver Creek Church Road in Morganton was arrested Monday (May 30) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with two counts of felony failure to appear. Moody was previously charged with two counts of felony…

Lenoir Woman Jailed On Charge Of Fleeing From Police, Indicted On Firearm Count

34-year-old Mavis Lynn Seeds of Hopedale Drive in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (May 28) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of speeding to elude arrest and failure to appear on a felony. In addition, Seeds is…

Deadline To Apply For Recovery Grants Wednesday

The deadline for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to apply for Phase 2 of the Business Recovery Grant Program (BRG) is Wednesday, June 1. BRG will issue a one-time payment to eligible North Carolina businesses that suffered an economic…

Hickory Woman Charged With Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Offenses

31-year-old Samantha Marie Vono of Hickory was arrested Sunday (May 29) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance along with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana…

Lincolnton Man Charged With Drug Offenses By Hickory PD

26-year-old Brandon Michael Nichols of Crest View Drive in Lincolnton was arrested Saturday (May 28) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance. In addition, Nichols is charged with two counts of simple possession…

Hickory Man Charged With Heroin, Cocaine Offenses

34-year-old Kevin Dante Holder of 23rd Street NW in Hickory was arrested last Friday (May 27) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver heroin, cocaine, and schedule III…

Police Investigating Second Robbery At Business In Less Than Two Weeks

Tractor Supply in Denver, NC has once again been hit by thieves. Last Wednesday (May 25) at approximately 7:30 p.m., three people, one man and two women, entered the store. They walked around the store for a few minutes then…

Animal Cruelty Charges Filed After Seizure Of Numerous Animals From Two Locations

Two individuals have been charged with animal cruelty after 80 animals were removed from two locations in Lenoir. Dolly Lou Arnett and Jonathan Christopher Perry have each been charged with two counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty. The Caldwell County Animal…

Hickory Woman Charged with Habitual Larceny

49-year-old Yuronna Jamell Bonds of South Center Street in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police yesterday (May 26) for felony habitual larceny. She is accused of shoplifting various items from a store on Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory. The stolen…

Break-In at Denver T-Mobile Store Under Investigation

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating a break-in and the theft of cell phones from the T-Mobile store on Cross Center Drive in Denver. Deputies were dispatched to the break-in at about 2:40 a.m. yesterday (May 26). Officers found the…

Lenoir Man Arrested in Hickory for Felony Failure to Appear

24-year-old Shane Tyrell Stenson of Dogwood Street in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police Wednesday (May 25) for felony failure to appear. He was taken into custody without incident at about 8:20 Wednesday night at an apartment complex on 1st…

Stolen Property Charge Filed Against Stony Point Man

33-year-old Damian Andrew Levan of Stony Point was arrested Tuesday (May 27) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of stolen property. Levan turned himself into authorities and was later released on an unsecured bond of $50,000.…

Felony Larceny Charges Lodged Against Man Arrested In Iredell County

70-year-old Walter Glenn Leonard was arrested May 23 by authorities in Iredell County. He’s charged with three counts of felony larceny. Leonard was incarcerated in the Iredell County Detention Center under $6,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled…

Meth & Marijuana Charges Filed Against Suspect

42-year-old Michael Shane Messina was arrested May 21 by authorities in Iredell County. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and misdemeanor probation violation. Messina was incarcerated in the Iredell County Detention Center under…

B & E And Safecracking Charges Filed Against Suspect

30-year-old Kenneth David Colten McCleese was arrested May 22 by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking & entering and safecracking. He was arrested just after 3:30 p.m. on May 22 at an address on Bethesda…

Man Arrested In Iredell County For Allegedly Fleeing From Police

27-year-old Christopher Berryman was arrested May 24 by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. In addition, Berryman is charged with abandonment or nonsupport of a child, two counts of failure…

Woman Jailed In Alexander County For Being No-Show In Court

41-year-old Nicole Ryan Stein was arrested Thursday (May 26) by authorities in Alexander County. She’s charged with failure to appear. Stein was previously charged in Alexander County with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle and misdemeanor resisting a public…

Felony Drug Charge Filed Against Woman Arrested In Burke County

44-year-old Tonya Loretta Biggerstaff was arrested Wednesday (May 25) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Biggerstaff was arrested at approximately 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at an address on Mill Race Road in…

Man Charged With Firearm Offense

39-year-old Ashley Sylvester Butler was arrested Thursday (May 26) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony possession of a weapon by a felon and misdemeanor driving while impaired. Butler was arrested shortly after midnight Thursday morning and placed…

Felony Drug Charge Filed Against Suspect Arrested By Burke County Authorities

30-year-old Richard Corey Crowder was arrested Thursday (May 26) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Crowder was arrested shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday and placed in jail in Morganton under $10,000…

Travel Expected To Increase On N.C. Roads This Memorial Day Weekend Compared To 2021

This holiday weekend is the unofficial start to summer, and many people will kick it off with a road trip. AAA predicts nearly 1.2 million North Carolinians will travel at least 50 miles or more from home this Memorial Day…

Hickory Man Charged With Felony Drug Offense, Trespassing

32-year-old Scott Michael Detter of 24th Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested Monday (May 23) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance along with two misdemeanor counts of second-degree trespass and one misdemeanor…

Newton Man Charged With Failing To Appear On Firearm, Vehicle Break-in Counts

39-year-old Patrick Steven Shuford of Preach Drive in Newton was arrested Thursday (May 26) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with failure to appear on counts of felony probation violation, possession of a firearm by a felon, break or…

Detectives Seeking Leads in Woman’s Disappearance Eight Years Ago

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detectives continue to search for Toasha Nicole Rice (a.k.a. Nkki Green). On May 26, 2014, Ms. Rice left a friend’s home on Eaker Road, got into a black four-door sedan with an unidentified white woman, and vanished.…

Lenoir, Morganton Residents Charged With Meth Possession

23-year-old Kelsey Jewel Hall of SW Falcon Court in Lenoir and 40-year-old Michael Scott Skelton of N.C. 18/U.S. 64 in Morganton were arrested Wednesday (May 25) by Lenoir Police Officers. They’re each charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Bond for…

Two Men Arrested on Felony Meth Charges in Caldwell

41-year-old Thomas Harrison Ford of McCrary Creek Road in Lenoir and 26-year-old Dakota Chad Byrd of Poovey’s Chapel Church Road in Hudson were both arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (May 25). They were each charged with felony possession…

Hickory Woman Again Arrested on Felony Drug Charges

31-year-old Elizabeth Nicole Pearson of 7th Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Friday (May 20) on felony counts of fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver…

Granite Falls Man Arrested by H.P.D. for Robbery with a Knife

61-year-old Clayton Eugene Darr of Victorian Lane in Granite Falls was arrested by Hickory Police last Friday (May 20) on one felony count of common law robbery and one misdemeanor count of communicating threats. He was also charged with three…

Felony Drug Charges Lodged Against Granite Falls Man

48-year-old Jerry Dean Coffey of Peachtree Lane in Granite Falls was arrested Wednesday (May 25) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule IV…

Claremont Man Charged With Soliciting By Computer, Kidnapping

23-year-old Alexander Ger Herr of Kirby Street in Claremont was arrested Wednesday (May 25) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with solicit by computer and first-degree kidnapping. Herr was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $9,000 bond.…

Taylorsville Man Charged With Embezzling From Church

79-year old Jerry Mayes of Taylorsville was arrested Wednesday (May 25) by Taylorsville Police Officers. He’s charged with felony embezzlement. Mayes, a church deacon at the New Zion Baptist Church, is charged with taking money from that house of worship.…

Hickory Woman Charged With Drug Offenses

55-year-old Tamera Lynn Powell of 21st Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (May 25) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Powell was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under…

Woman Stopped In Stolen Vehicle Charged With Drug Offenses

47-year-old Christine Mays of Hobbs Lane in Mooresville was arrested Tuesday (May 24) by Troutman Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine, possession of meth,…

Two Arrested in Burke County on Felony Meth Charges

39-year-old Sonny Carvin Hefner of Bridges Avenue in Hildebran and 32-year-old Krystal Pauline Boggs of Rhodhiss Road in Connelly Springs have both been arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers for felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.…

Hickory Man Charged with Habitual Larceny

52-year-old Robert Christopher Noe of 1st Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Friday (May 20) on a felony count of habitual larceny. He was charged in connection to a larceny at a business address on Main…

Driver in Fatal Collision Charged with Multiple Violations

32-year-old Michael Leon Travis of Claremont has been charged with driving while license revoked, a seatbelt violation, a child restraint violation, a registration violation, an insurance violation, an inspection violation, and unsafe tires. He was charged in connection to a…

Catawba County’s Farmers Market To Return In June

Catawba County Public Health’s Farmers Market is returning for its 10th season on June 2, offering fresh produce from local farmers and activities for people of all ages. With ripe summer crops like tomatoes, squash and zucchini, beans, peaches and…

Catawba Man Indicted On Charge Of Failing To Report New Address

31-year-old Anthony Shawn Cardwell of Rollings Drive in Catawba was arrested Monday (May 23) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged on a bill of indictment with felony failure to report a new address as a sex offender. Cardwell is…

Hickory Man Charged With Burglary And Assault

41-year-old Michael Stephen Terry of 5th Avenue SW in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (May 24) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with first-degree burglary, assault on a female, and communicating threats. Terry was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility…

Maiden Man Jailed On Felony Assault Charge

23-year-old Johnny Rico Reid of Innes Lane in Maiden was arrested Tuesday (May 24) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony assault inflicting serious bodily injury and misdemeanor domestic violence protection order violation. Reid was incarcerated in the…

Suspect In Robbery Sought By Authorities

The Morganton Department of Public Safety is looking for a suspect in an armed robbery committed early Monday (May 24). The Shop and Save #4 on West Fleming Drive was robbed at gunpoint at approximately 2:40 a.m. Monday. The suspect…

Land Search & Drone Teams Find Missing Elderly Man in Lincoln County

An elderly man who apparently walked away from his home on Saturday night (May 21) was found Sunday night in a wooded area on Mary Ester Modlin Trail in Iron Station. The 80-year-old man (who has dementia) was reported missing…

Conover Police Arrest Tennessee Man on Fugitive Warrant

24-year-old Trevor Cole Bolling of Bristol, Tennessee was arrested by Conover Police Sunday (May 22) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. Bolling is wanted by the Bristol Police Department in Sullivan County, Tennessee for…

New Park Officially Opens In Alexander County

A new park was officially opened earlier this month in Alexander County. A large crowd attended the grand opening and concert at the new Alexander County Courthouse Park on May 15. The event began with a dedication ceremony with remarks…

Alexander County Budget Presented, Tax Decrease Proposed

County Manager Rick French presented the proposed 2022-2023 budget to the Alexander County Board of Commissioners at the May 16 meeting. The proposed budget includes a four cent property tax decrease, which would lower the tax rate to 75 cents…

CVCC SkillsUSA Chapter Honored

For the sixth-straight year, the Catawba Valley Community College SkillsUSA chapter has been honored as a Model of Excellence. CVCC was one of 24 programs across the entire United States to receive this recognition. This annual SkillsUSA Models of Excellence…

Vacant Building In Hickory Damaged Due To Fire

Extensive damage is reported as a result of a fire in Hickory. Shortly after 4 a.m. Monday (May 23), Hickory firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire in the area of 754 18th Street NE. On arrival, firefighters reported a…

Therapy Dog To Become Part Of Paramedic Team

Always looking for ways to better serve her patients and clients, Community Paramedic Tara Swanson recommended adding a therapy dog to their team. Once she had permission to move forward, Swanson worked with Caldwell County Animal Care Enforcement Division to…

Granite Falls Teenager Jailed On Felony Charges

18-year-old Nora Marie Rivera of Trinity Place in Granite Falls was arrested Monday (May 23) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of larceny by employee and aid & abet larceny. Rivera was confined in the Caldwell…

Hickory Man Charged With Break-in, Theft Offenses In Caldwell County

20-year-old Daravan Rayshawn Stokley of 17th Avenue in Hickory was arrested Monday (May 23) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering, and possession of stolen property. Stokley was incarcerated…

Assault Charges Filed Against Suspect Arrested Monday

46-year-old Mark Anthony Cavazos was arrested Monday (May 23) by authorities in Alexander County. He’s charged with assault by strangulation, assault by pointing a gun, assault on a female, and interfere with emergency communication. Cavazos was placed in the Alexander…

Fugitives From Missouri Jailed In Alexander County

38-year old Robert Wayne Nall of Taylorsville and 45-year-old Brandy Nichole McMullin of Poplar Bluff, Missouri were arrested last Thursday (May 19) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. Both suspects were apprehended on fugitive warrants. Last Thursday, after responding to the…

Missing Teen Caldwell County Teen Found [UPDATED 02:00 p.m.]

[NOTE: According to the Sheriff’s Facebook page, Ms. Patterson was located today (05/24)] Caldwell County Sheriff’s Investigators are looking for a missing teenager, 16-year-old Jasalin Nicole Patterson. She is a white female, 5’4″, with brown hair and brown eyes. Ms.…

Claremont Man Dies In Monday Morning Wreck

A man was killed in a crash earlier today (May 23) in Catawba County. The deceased is a 77-year-old Claremont man. At approximately 8:15 a.m. today, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to Oxford School Road at the intersection…

Alexander County Crash Results In Fatality

A Wilkes County man was killed in an Alexander County crash Sunday (May 22) and a Catawba County resident has been charged in the wreck. The deceased is 66-year-old James Wallace Thompson of Wilkesboro. Sunday at approximately 7:55 p.m., the…

Hickory Man Arrested on B&E and Larceny Warrants from Two Counties [EDITED to correct court date 05:45 p.m.]

44-year-old Shane Allen Longshore of 11th Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Thursday (May 19) on a pair of outstanding felony warrants. He was served with bills of indictment for breaking & entering, larceny after breaking…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Felony Drug Offense

27-year-old Alayna Brooke Gragg of Wheeler Street in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (May 22) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Gragg was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A District…

Gastonia Man Charged With Larceny, Stolen Property Offenses By Hudson PD

32-year-old Joshua Lee Miller of Gastonia was arrested Saturday (May 21) by Hudson Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny and possession of stolen property. Miller was confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $20,000 secured bond.…

Highway Patrol To Hold Event Tuesday In Catawba County

Travel throughout North Carolina is expected to increase over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. In an effort to promote traffic safety, reduce collisions, and prevent traffic-related injuries and fatalities, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol (SHP) is conducting a special…

Hickory Police Report Arrest Of Woman For Second Time In Less Than Two Weeks

47-year-old Cynthia Louise Harris, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested Saturday (May 21) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and second-degree trespass. Harris was also arrested May 9 by Hickory Police…

Man Charged In Connection To Fatal Shooting

34-year-old Marcus Nathaniel Mack was arrested Thursday (May 19) by Statesville Police Officers. He’s charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery. He’s charged in connection to the fatal shooting of 40-year-old Breyon De’Andre Tucker of Statesville. Mr. Tucker was found…

Man Charged With Felony For Alleged Chop Shop Activity

56-year-old Todd Allen Lail of Maiden was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with chop shop activity, a Class G Felony. In early April, 2022, investigators with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division received information concerning…

Two Men Charged With Stolen Vehicle, Drug Offenses

59-year-old Allen Goodman, Jr. and 50-year-old Kenneth Donnell Gregory, both of Charlotte, were arrested Friday (May 20) by Troutman Police Officers. Goodman is charged with felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of schedule II controlled…

Nightly Closures Scheduled Starting Tonight At I-40/U.S. 321 In Catawba County

N.C. Department of Transportation officials have scheduled nightly lane closures starting today (May 22) for a maintenance project at the Interstate 40/U.S. 321 interchange in Catawba County. Beginning tonight, the collector bridge for I-40 West and U.S. 321 South will…

Man Killed In Lake Hickory Incident Saturday

A Caldwell County man was killed on Lake Hickory after being thrown from a boat early Saturday morning (May 22). The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has confirmed the death of 36-year-old Terry Josh Fowler of Granite Falls. Fowler, who…

Suspect Arrested in Theft of Generators in Lincoln & Iredell Counties

47-year-old Christopher Mark Beeler of Charlotte has been charged in connection to the May 15 theft of a generator from a store in Denver, N.C. The theft was reported by WHKY Wednesday (May 18). In Lincoln County, Beeler was charged…

Alexander County Man Charged With Fleeing From Police

44-year-old Tony Mark Stout of Hiddenite was arrested Thursday (May 19) by authorities in Alexander County. He’s charged with flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. Stout reportely led police on a vehicle chase Thursday. Following the arrest Stout…

Lenoir Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle, Meth Offenses

34-year-old Lashaun Diantea Ellis of Nuway Circle in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (May 19) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of methamphetamine. Ellis was jailed in the Caldwell County…

Conover Man Charged With Drug Offenses, Failure To Appear

36-year-old Austin Byron Locke of 27th Street NE in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to appear on highway violations. Locke was placed in the Catawba County…

Hickory Woman Jailed On Drug, Stolen Goods Charges

37-year-old Jennifer Bunn Beatty who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of stolen goods, felony probation violation, and failure to appear…

Lenoir Man Sentenced In Federal Case For Illegal Sale Of Firearm

On Thursday (May 19) U.S. District Judge Kenneth D. Bell sentenced 57-year-old Edward Clyde Ledford of Lenoir to probation and home detention for the illegal sale of a firearm. Ledford is identified in a news release issued by the U.S.…

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession, Vehicle Break-in

27-year-old Cody Allen Rice of Pineburr Road in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (May 18) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and breaking and entering to a motor vehicle along with misdemeanor counts…

Suspect Arrested On String Of Drug Charges Following Month-Long Investigation

35-year-old Stanley Kinston Edwards of West Highview Lane in Lincolnton was arrested Wednesday (May 18) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking fentanyl by possession and transport, possession with intent to sell & deliver schedule…

Wreck Claims Life Of Conover Man

A Catawba County man was killed in a crash in Iredell County. The deceased is 33-year-old Joey Daniel Mitzel of Conover. At approximately 5:40 p.m. Wednesday (May 18) the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to Rimrock Road near Cartner…

Five Arrested on Felony Drug Charges in Troutman

39-year-old Joshua Albert Brown, 51-year-old James Bryant Caudill, 47-year-old June Jerome Renegar, and 53-year-old Ronald Philip Dulin, all from the same address on Lipe Road in Troutman, along with 51-year-old David Todd Watson of Miller Farm Road in Statesville have…

Local High School Students Compete In CVCC “Shark Tank” Competition

Catawba Valley Community College held its Spring Shark Tank Competition for local high school students on May 5 at CVCC’s Workforce Solutions Complex, with students presenting and pitching their business ideas to a panel of judges. The first place winner…

Lenoir Man Charged With Offense Connected To Criminal Evidence

50-year-old Lester Cadell Little of Willow Street in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (May 18) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony alter, steal, or destroy criminal evidence and misdemeanor resisting a public officer. Little was brought to the Caldwell…

Hickory Man Jailed This Morning On Heroin Possession Charge

31-year-old Terrance Michael Blevins of 31st Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. Blevins was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (May 19)…

Suspect In Murder Of Woman At Hickory Business Appears In Court

A Taylorsville woman charged with shooting and killing her co-worker at a furniture factory in Hickory last year was back in court Wednesday (May 18). 50-year-old Tangela Louise Parker appeared in Catawba County Superior Court. Defense attorney Victoria Jayne is…

High School Softball Coach Arrested On Indecent Liberties Charge

58-year-old Thomas Patrick Strahan of Cornelius, N.C. was arrested Wednesday (May 18) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony indecent liberties with a child. On Tuesday (May 17), staff members of Lake Norman High School notified the Iredell…

Lincoln County Officers Investigate Theft of Generator

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the theft of a generator Sunday from Tractor Supply on Gilman Road in Denver, N.C. Deputies were dispatched shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday (May 15) after an employee reported that a white male had…

Memorial Day Events Planned in Maiden

On Friday, May 27, the Town of Maiden will present an exhibit to honor fallen servicemen from Maiden through their stories and letters. The event will be held at the Paul J. Klutz M.D. Library & Education Center on West…

City Of Hickory Budget Presented At Council Meeting

Hickory City Manager Warren Wood delivered his Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-2023 Recommended Budget to the Hickory City Council at Tuesday’s (May 17) meeting. The Recommended Budget totals $126,206,168 for all City operations, capital improvements, and debt service requirements for the…

Hickory Woman Indicted On Meth Charge

36-year-old Myranda Dawn Prince of 9th Street SW in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (May 17) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged on a bill of indictment with possession of methamphetamine. Prince was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility…

Hickory Woman Jailed On Break-in Charges

42-year-old Christina Len Hedrick of 18th Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (May 17) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering. Hedrick was jailed in the Catawba…

Suspects Charged With Cocaine, Heroin Trafficking Following Traffic Stop

33-year-old Dorian Michael Morgan and 27-year-old Britney Nicole Cantrell, both of Morganton, were arrested last Saturday (May 14) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with two counts apiece of trafficking in cocaine and trafficking in heroin. Morgan is…

2022 Primary Election Results: Final

Election results for selected contests in Hickory Metro (**indicates winner(s) of race) Mayor — City of Hickory (top two advance) Final Tally – 21 of 21 Precincts Reporting **Hank Guess   75.26% **Al Hoover       12.66% Quentae Hill      12.08% Catawba County Commissioner…

Catawba County Commissioners Meet, Budget Presented, Maintains Tax Rate

Catawba County Commissioners met in regular session Monday (May 16). County Manager Mick Berry presented the Recommended Fiscal Year 2022-23 County Budget. The budget, which totals $306,084,992, maintains the current $.575 tax rate. Up next, on May 25, the Board…

Distinguished Alumni Honored By CVCC

Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) has announced its recipients for the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Awards. Each year, CVCC recognizes alumni who have brought distinction to themselves, credit to the college and have benefited their communities. Alumni who have been awarded…

Statesville Man Arrested on Felony Crack Cocaine Charge

40-year-old Donnell Fredrick Stribling of 7th Street in Statesville has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on felony counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle for the use…

Man Charged In Connection To Break-in, Theft

29-year-old Bradford Kyle Bowlin of the Davidson County town of Linwood was arrested last Thursday (May 12) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering, possession of a firearm…

Suspect Jailed For Allegedly Violating Probation

28-year-old Jordan Lance Killian of Taylorsville was arrested last Thursday (May 12) by Probation & Parole Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of probation violation, probation violation out of county, and possession with intent to manufacture sell, and deliver schedule…

Louisiana Man Arrested In Alexander County On Charges From Multiple Jurisdictions

40-year-old Justin Brown of Kentwood, Louisiana was arrested Monday (May 16) by Taylorsville Police Officers. He’s charged in Alexander County with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and possession of controlled substance on prison or jail premises. Brown was also…

Newton Man Jailed On Rape, Assault Charges

42-year-old Thomas Eugene Ikard of South College Avenue in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with first-degree forcible rape, assault by strangulation, resisting a public officer, communicating threats, and possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce. Ikard…

Taylorsville Man Jailed On Drug Charges

49-year-old Tommie Lee Varner of Taylorsville was arrested Sunday (May 15) by authorities in Alexander County. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and possession of controlled substance on prison or jail premises. Varner is also charged with…

Primary Election Today, Races On Ballots Across Hickory Metro

Primary election day is today (May 17) and there are races of local, state, and national interest on the ballots in all of the Hickory Metro counties. The contest for Mayor in the City of Hickory is on the ballot,…

Three Suspects Charged In Taylorsville Robbery Case

25-year old Kristen Ashley Smith of Statesville along with 29-year-old Cody Ben Fox and 42-year-old Jeffrey Lynn Mays, Jr., both of Taylorsville, were arrested Saturday (May 14) by Taylorsville Police Officers. Smith was charged with felony counts of common law…

Granite Falls Man Charged with Speeding to Elude Arrest

23-year-old Tyler Scott Goins of Peachtree Lane in Granite Falls was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (May 15) for felony speeding to elude arrest. Goins was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond set at $3,000,…

Homeless Hickory Man Arrested for Felony Probation Violation

22-year-old Jaekwon Lemont Staton, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police Friday morning (May 13) for a felony probation violation. Staton is on probation as he serves a 24-month suspended sentence following an…

Hickory Man Arrested by Caldwell Sheriff’s Officers on Meth Charge

33-year-old Kenneth Blake Clark of Wilkes Grove Church Road in Hickory was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers Friday (May 13) for felony possession of methamphetamine. Clark was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $5,000 secured bond.…

Lenoir Man Arrested on Multiple Larceny Counts & Speeding to Elude Arrest

30-year-old Xavier Dontay Dula of Frontier Way N.W. in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers Friday (May 13) on felony counts of speeding to elude arrest, larceny of a motor vehicle, larceny of a firearm, larceny, possession of…

Grand Opening Scheduled For New Park In Catawba County

Mountain Creek Park, the Catawba County Park System’s newest outdoor destination, will open to the public with a grand opening celebration on Saturday, June 18. The park, which spans 606 acres on the northwestern tip of Lake Norman, is located…

Taylorsville Man Charged With Rape (Updated with more information, 2:02 p.m., 5/16/22)

45-year-old Randall David Mitchell of Taylorsville was arrested Friday (May 13) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony second-degree forcible rape. On Friday, Alexander County Sheriff’s Office received information that a sexual assault had occurred at a residence…

Statesville Man Jailed In Catawba County On Drug Charge

60-year-old Stanley Dwayne Shook of Greenland Drive in Statesville was arrested Friday (May 13) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Shook was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $3,000 bond.…

Morganton Woman Jailed In Catawba County On Cocaine, Heroin Trafficking Charges

27-year-old Britney Nicole Cantrell of Ed Bowman Road in Morganton was arrested Sunday (May 15) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with two felony counts apiece of trafficking in cocaine and trafficking in opium or heroin. In addition, Cantrell…

Primary Election Is Tuesday, Candidates Running For Various Offices Across Hickory Metro

Primary election day is Tuesday (May 17) and there are races of local, state, and national interest on the ballots in all of the Hickory Metro counties. The contest for Mayor in the City of Hickory is on the ballot,…

Joint Investigation Results In Seizure Of Meth, Arrest Of Catawba Man

41-year-old Bobby Lee Fish of Lowrance Road in Catawba was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with three felony counts apiece of trafficking in methamphetamine and trafficking in opium or heroin, two counts of possession with intent to…

Missing Teenager Sought By Authorities

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teenager. Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 500 block of Hudson White Trail in Lincolnton Thursday (May 12) in reference to a runaway…

Man Charged With Felony Break-in, Theft Counts

29-year-old Bradford Kyle Bowlin was arrested Thursday (May 12) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. Bowlin was arrested shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday at an address…

Hickory Woman Charged With Missing Court Date On Drug Count

27-year-old Morgan Marie Canipe of 19th Avenue SE in Hickory was arrested Thursday (May 12) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with failure to appear on a count of possession of methamphetamine. Canipe was placed in the Catawba County…

Hickory Man Indicted On Felony Drug Charge

25-year-old Darren Curtis Parrish of 24th Street NE in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (May 11) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged on a bill of indictment with possession of methamphetamine. Parrish was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility…

Felony Break-in Charge Filed Against Man Arrested Thursday

49-year-old Sean Paul Carswell was arrested Thursday (May 12) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony breaking and entering. Carswell was arrested at 4 p.m. Thursday and placed in jail in Morganton under $5,000 secured bond. A District…

Woman Arrested In Morganton On Felony Drug Charge

40-year-old Erica Marie Morgan was arrested Wednesday (May 11) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Morgan was arrested shortly before 1:00 a.m. Wednesday at Exit 104 off Interstate 40 in Morganton.…

Lenoir Man Jailed On Probation Violation Charges

32-year-old Charles Aaron Carr of Weed Lane in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (May 12) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two counts of felony probation violation. Carr is on probation as a result of a conviction in Caldwell…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Abducting Child

54-year-old Jan Annette Main Bryant of Smokey Creek Road in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (May 12) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony child abduction. Bryant was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $75,000 secured bond.…

Hickory Metro Railroads To Receive Funding

Railroads in the Hickory Metro will be receiving funding for improvements and upgrades. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) the North Carolina Ports Authority and 13 short line railroads will be improving their rail infrastructure thanks to…

Hickory Man Jailed On Felony B & E, Larceny Charges

32-year-old Eric Andrew Collins of 16th Avenue Place NE in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (May 11) by authorities in Warren County. He’s charged in Catawba County with three felony counts apiece of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and…

Mount Holly Woman Jailed In Catawba County On Charges Of Being No-Show In Court

33-year-old Brittany Palmer Seaferd of Mount Holly was arrested Thursday (May 12) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with failure to appear on counts of felony possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and misdemeanor larceny.…

Three Suspects Charged In Connection To Law Enforcement Operation Conducted On Interstates

32-year-old Rafael Moreno of Buffalo, New York, 44-year-old Steven Salgado of Bronx, New York, and 30-year-old Brandon O’Lawrence Morten of Atlanta, Georgia were all arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. Moreno and Salgado are each charged with felony counts of…

Hickory Man Charged with Possession of Stolen Vehicle

37-year-old Nathan Eugene Densmore of 34th Street Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 9:20 last night (May 11) on one felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Densmore was taken into custody without…

Sex Offense Charges Filed Against Suspect By Authorities In Lincoln County

38-year-old Gabriel Aaron Bosworth of Land’s End Trail in Alexis, N.C. has been arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers on two felony counts of statutory sex offense with a child and felony indecent liberties with a minor. He was arrested…

Hickory Man Jailed for Failure to Appear on Assault Charges

33-year-old Joseph Edward Brown III of 18th Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Tuesday afternoon (May 9) on outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants for failure to appear. Brown reportedly failed to appear in court on charges of…

Morganton Woman Arrested in Hickory for Habitual Larceny

47-year-old Cynthia Louise Harris of Lake Charles Road in Morganton was arrested by Hickory Police Monday (May 9) for felony habitual larceny. Harris was taken into custody without incident shortly after 11 a.m. Monday at a convenience store on 1st…

Social Media Webinars Scheduled At CVCC For Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

The Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) Small Business Center will present two social media webinars next week to assist entrepreneurs and small businesses in marketing and building their business. Next Tuesday, May 17, the Small Business Center will present “Tips…

Golf Tournament Scheduled To Benefit Domestic Violence Victims

A charity golf tournament is scheduled for Friday, May 20 to assist in the prevention of domestic violence. The Lincoln County Coalition Against Domestic Violence (LCCADV) is sponsoring the tournament, which will be held at Lincoln Country Club. The tournament…

More Information Released On Arrests Of Suspects In Caldwell County Drug Case

57-year-old Mark Alexander Hood of Hoods Creek Road, 29-year-old Tera Nichole Harwood of Cobblestone Court, and 30-year-old Jodi Caroline Mitchell of NE Lower Creek Drive, all from Lenoir, were arrested Tuesday (May 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. All three…

Suspect In Church Break-in Apprehended

24-year-old Christian Thomas Hill of Rainhill Drive in Morganton was arrested Wednesday (May 11) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering to a place of worship and possession of burglary tools along with…

Two from Granite Falls Arrested in Hickory on Felony Drug Charges

41-year-old Jarvis LeDon McCullough and 36-year-old Jessica Marie McMahon, both from the same address on Fence Street in Granite Falls, were arrested by Hickory Police last Friday (May 6). They were each charged with one felony count of maintaining a…

Hickory Man Charged In Connection To Death Of Woman (Updated 5/12/22, 4:09 a.m.)

35-year-old Eddie Dantea Propst of 8th Avenue SE in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with first-degree murder, assault on a female, and assault by strangulation. Propst is charged in connection to the death of 29-year-old Laura…

Three Suspects Arrested On Felony Drug Charges In Caldwell County

57-year-old Mark Alexander Hood of Hoods Creek Road, 29-year-old Tera Nichole Harwood of Cobblestone Court, and 30-year-old Jodi Caroline Mitchell of NE Lower Creek Drive, all from Lenoir, were arrested Tuesday (May 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. All three…

Man Charged With Meth, Cocaine Offenses Following Traffic Stop

51-year-old Rodney Dean Matlock of Hiddenite was arrested Monday (May 9) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and possession of cocaine, along with misdemeanor counts of possession of schedule III controlled substance,…

Suspect Sought In Connection To Murder Of Conover Woman

The Conover Police Department is searching for a man wanted in the fatal shooting of his wife. 48-year old Donald Ray Hodges has been charged with the murder of 48-year-old Tinikia Hodges of Conover. She was found shot to death…

Suspect Sought in Connection to Church Break-In in Burke County

Burke County Sheriff’s Deputies are searching for 24-year-old Christian Thomas Hill of Rainhill Drive in Morganton in connection to a church break-in. Shortly before 2 a.m. today (May 10), Deputies on routine patrol checked a suspicious vehicle in the parking…

Lenoir Man Killed In Vehicle Crash

One person was killed and another was injured in a vehicle crash over the weekend in Caldwell County. Saturday (May 7) shortly after 7 p.m., the Lenoir Police Department responded to a call of a motor vehicle crash with injuries…

Lenoir Woman Arrested On Break-in Charges

27-year-old Kaytlin Michelle James of Old Morganton Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (May 9) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of stolen property. James…

Hudson Man Charged With Meth Possession

28-year-old Nicholas Dale Brown of Cloer Drive in Hudson was arrested Saturday (May 7) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Following the arrest, Brown was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000…

Firearm Charge Lodged Against Salisbury Man Arrested By Lenoir PD

23-year-old Michael Anthony Curzi of Crawford Street in Salisbury was arrested Sunday (May 8) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Curzi was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under…

Granite Falls Woman Charged With Catawba County Drug Offense

27-year-old Ashley Marie Hullette of Helton Road in Granite Falls was arrested Monday (May 9) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Hullette was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $1,000…

Catawba Man Charged With Felony Drug Possession Count

38-year-old Josh Lee Brickey of Browns Chapel Road in Catawba was arrested Saturday (May 7) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to appear on a…

Suspect Charged In Connection To Theft Of Equipment

47-year-old Richard Clay Martin of Alexis, N.C. was arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged last Wednesday (May 4) with five counts of felony obtaining property by false pretenses, two counts of felony possession of stolen goods or…

One Person Killed in Sunday Morning Accident

One person was killed in an early morning accident yesterday (May 8) in Caldwell County. The deceased is 44-year-old James Darrell Roten of North Wilkesboro. At about 12:40 a.m. Sunday, the N.C. State Highway Patrol responded to the crash on…

H.P.D. Investigating Suspicious Death

The Hickory Police Department is investigating a suspicious death. The deceased is 29-year-old Laura Matthews of Hickory. Early Sunday morning (May 8), Hickory Police responded to a residence on 8th Avenue S.E. in Hickory in reference to an injured or…

Man Extradited From Texas To Alexander County To Face Child Porn Charges

25-year-old Luis Mario Solis Rosso of Houston, Texas, was arrested in connection to charges in Alexander County. He’s charged with five felony counts apiece of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and disseminating material harmful to a minor along with…

Hickory Man Arrested for Sex Offenses Against Three Minor Victims

56-year-old Rufus Gregory Jones II of 23rd Street Court N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Friday (May 6) on a felony fugitive warrant. He’s wanted by Detectives with the Miami Gardens Police Department in Miami-Dade County, Florida on…

Lenoir Man Jailed On Felony Drug Charges

37-year-old Brandon Edward Miller of Winhurst Street in Lenoir was arrested Friday (May 6) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine and schedule IV controlled substance and manufacture,…

Georgia Man Charged With Felonious Restraint In Caldwell County

44-year-old Kenneth Lee Whitehead of Social Circle, Georgia, was arrested Friday (May 6) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felonious restraint and felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Whitehead was incarcerated in the Caldwell County…

50+ Sexual Exploitation Charges Lodged against Taylorsville Man [UPDATED 10:50 a.m.]

56-year-old Charles Henson Gates of Taylorsville has been arrested by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with 50 felony counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and one felony count of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. The charges…

Update: Silver Alert For Individual Sought By Authorities Called Canceled, Man Found Safe

Early this morning (May 9) the N.C. Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, 79-year-old Curtis Lister Truitt, that has been cancelled. Mr. Truitt was found and is reported be safe.  Mr. Truitt was…

Stabbing Death Under Investigation In Hickory

The Hickory Police Department is investigating a stabbing death. Friday (May 6) shortly after 11 p.m., the Hickory Police Department’s Communications Center received a 911 call from a man who said that there was a verbal altercation in progress outside…

Homicide Investigation Underway in Conover

A murder is under investigation in Conover. The deceased is 48-year-old Tinikia Hodges of Conover. Shortly before 5 p.m. yesterday (May 5), Conover Police responded to the 700 block of 2nd Street S.W. in Conover in reference to a deceased…

Hickory Man Charged with Operating Illegal Gaming Machines

47-year-old Rashad Yahya Nasher of Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Wednesday (May 4) for felony operating illegal gaming machines. According to Hickory Police, Nasher is the owner of the Lucky 3 Food Mart on 12th Avenue N.E. (Springs Road)…

Local Colleges Form Partnership Creating Residential Opportunities

A partnership between Lenoir-Rhyne University and Catawba Valley Community College will allow CVCC students to live on LR’s campus this fall and participate in student life at a four-year college while also taking classes at CVCC. The program is designed…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Felony, Misdemeanor Offenses

40-year-old Sterling Dion Dula of Baker Circle in Granite Falls was arrested Thursday (May 5) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony uttering a forged instrument. In addition, Dula is charged with failure to appear on misdemeanor counts of…

Conover Police Arrest Ellenboro Man On String Of Charges

24-year-old Joshua Adam Price of Ellenboro, N.C. was arrested Thursday (May 5) by Conover Police Officers. He’s charged with conspiracy to commit felony larceny, possession of stolen goods or property, injury to property to obtain nonferrous metal, larceny of motor…

Vehicle Theft Charge Lodged Against Hudson Man

49-year-old Christopher Lee Carswell of Kirby Ward Lane in Hudson was arrested today (May 6) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with larceny of a motor vehicle. Carswell was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning under $8,500…

Newton Woman Jailed On Conspiracy, Drug Charges

32-year-old Brandy Nicole Childers of Wyoming Street in Newton was arrested Thursday (May 5) by Newton Police Officers. She’s charged with felony conspiracy, possession of controlled substance in jail or prison, and simple possession of schedule III controlled substance. Childers…

Suspects Jailed Under $2M Bonds On Heroin, Cocaine Charges

32-year-old Rafael Angel Moreno and 44-year-old Steven Salgado were arrested Wednesday (May 4) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with two felony counts apiece of trafficking heroin and trafficking cocaine along with single felony counts of possession with…

Suspect Charged With Common Law Robbery

47-year-old Joseph Martin Lancaster was arrested Wednesday (May 4) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony common law robbery and misdemeanor assault on a female by a male over 18 years of age. Martin was arrested shortly before…

Felony Drug Charges Filed Against Man Arrested Thursday

30-year-old Brandon O’Lawrence Morten was arrested Thursday (May 5) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule VI controlled substance, possession of schedule I controlled substance and maintaining…

Arrest Made In Connection To April Shooting

32-year-old Tony John Young was arrested Thursday (May 5) by Statesville Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and possession of a firearm by a felon. On…

Lenoir Woman Faces Felony Meth Charge

35-year-old Amanda Irene Andrews of Union Baptist Road in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (May 4) for felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Following her arrest, Andrews was taken to the Caldwell County Detention…

Red Hawk Sculptures Installed At CVCC

Anyone visiting Catawba Valley Community College will notice two new members have arrived and taken flight on the main campus. Two giant bronze Red Hawk sculptures were installed Wednesday on CVCC’s main campus, residing on the columns in the center…

Juvenile Suspects Identified In Case Involving Online Threats At School

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division, in its investigation into the threat received by Arndt Middle School, which was reported Wednesday (May 4), has identified two juveniles who are believed to have disseminated that threat via social media.…

Morganton Woman Charged With Meth Possession In Catawba County

35-year-old Amber Dawn Harris of Shuffler Road in Morganton was arrested today (May 5) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Harris was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000…

Series Of Meetings Scheduled To Discuss Future Recreation Needs In Hickory

The City of Hickory is currently working to update its existing parks and recreation master plan to reflect the needs of citizens while also planning for the future. A series of public input meetings will be held at various locations…

Claremont Man Charged With Drug, Gun Offenses

40-year-old Bobby Ray Killian of Circle Drive in Claremont was arrested Wednesday (May 4) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and carrying a concealed gun.…

Maiden Resident Charged With Fleeing From Police

33-year-old Austin Sinclair Anthony of Prison Camp Road in Maiden was arrested Wednesday (May 4) by Newton Police Officers. They charged the suspect with felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and misdemeanor possession of marijuana paraphernalia. Probation…

More Information Released In Connection To Arrests Of Suspects In Assault, Robbery Case

The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office released additional information on the arrests of two suspects in an assault and robbery case, reported earlier this week on WHKY. 39-year-old Shemeka Lanette Little and 43-year-old James Eric Miller, both of Taylorsville, were arrested…

Re-Paving Tomorrow & Friday in Lenoir

Contractors in Lenoir will pave Finley Avenue from Main Street to Arlington Circle tomorrow and Friday (May 5 & 6). Drivers traveling in the area should expect delays. Finley Avenue will not be closed during paving, but travel will be…

Arndt Middle School Evacuated after Receiving Threat

At about 10:25 this morning (May 4), Arndt Middle School’s administration received notification of a possible threat on social media. Law enforcement was immediately called and safety protocols were enacted. The school was evacuated and searched by law enforcement. As…

Hickory Woman Charged With Meth Possession

33-year-old Candace Hurt of 16th Street SE in Hickory was arrested today (May 4) by Long View Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine along with a count of failure to appear for second-degree trespass. Hurt was incarcerated…

Suspects Arrested In Connection To Meth Trafficking Investigation

28-year-old William Ray Tyler Jr. of Mooresville and 46-year-old Brandy Stout Anderson of Lincolnton were arrested last Friday (April 29) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. Tyler is charged with two felony counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver…

Yadkin County Man Jailed on Fugitive Warrant from S.C.

46-year-old Scottie Wayne Tolbert of Jonesville in Yadkin County, N.C. was arrested by Hickory Police yesterday (May 3) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. He is wanted by authorities in Greenville County, South Carolina…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Indecent Liberties

44-year-old Mark Dwayne Watson of Hillside Mobile Home Park Drive in Granite Falls was arrested Tuesday (May 3) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony indecent liberties with a child. Watson was released on $5,000 secured bond. A…

Two Suspects Charged Following Undercover Investigation Into Fentanyl Sales

24-year-old Quinton Payne Palmer Whitesides of Lincolnton and 23-year-old Dale Austin Turnmire of Denver, N.C., were arrested Tuesday (May 3) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. Whitesides is charged with eight counts of trafficking schedule I controlled substance (fentanyl), conspiracy to…

Hickory Man Killed In Crash On U.S. 321 Bridge

One person was killed in a crash Tuesday night (May 3) on the U.S. 321 bridge over Lake Hickory. The deceased is 64-year-old Danny Gray Peacock of Hickory. At approximately 7:20 p.m., the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to…

Drowning Reported at Catawba County Lake [UPDATED TO INCLUDE VICTIM’S IDENTITY 10:05 a.m.]

An 18-year-old female drowned Tuesday (May 3) in a Catawba County lake. The deceased is Zimera Smith of Hickory, who was a student at Hickory High. According to the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office, Ms. Smith was swimming with a friend…

Granite Falls Man Arrested on Felony B&E Charge

42-year-old Shannon Lee Benfield of Campground Road in Granite Falls was arrested by Hickory Police yesterday (May 2) on one felony count of breaking & entering. The case dates back to last year. Benfield was taken into custody without incident…

Hickory Man Charged With Attempted Robbery

45-year-old Albert Morrison of 8th Avenue N.E. in Hickory has been arrested by Hickory Police on one felony count of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and one misdemeanor count of resisting a public officer. According to H.P.D.’s arrest report,…

Hudson Man Charged With Drug Trafficking

36-year-old Brian Keith Greene of Windsong Circle in Hudson was arrested Saturday (April 30) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of traffic in opium or heroin and one felony count of possession with intent to manufacture,…

Hickory Police Seek Missing Man

The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man. He is 32-year-old Jesse Rabbat DeRoberts. Citizens are asked to be on the lookout for Mr. DeRoberts, who is believed to be suffering from…

New County Manager Named In Catawba County

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners has selected Mary Furtado to serve as County Manager beginning July 1, 2022, following the retirement of current County Manager Mick Berry. The announcement was made by Catawba County Board Chair Randy Isenhower following…

Catawba County Emergency Services Receives Award

Catawba County Emergency Services was selected as the North Carolina Public Health Association’s 2021 Partner of the Year for their work alongside Catawba County Public Health throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. They were recognized at an awards ceremony on April 28…

Taylorsville Residents Charged With Robbery, Assault

39-year-old Shemeka Lanette Little and 43-year-old James Eric Miller, both of Taylorsville, were arrested Monday (May 2) by authorities in Alexander County. Both suspects were charged with felony counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault inflicting serious bodily…

Catawba Man Charged With Multiple Meth & Heroin Trafficking Counts

41-year-old Bobby Lee Fish of Lowrance Road in Catawba was arrested Monday (May 2) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with three counts apiece of trafficking in methamphetamine and trafficking, opium or heroin. Fish is also charged with two…

Authorities In Alexander County Conduct Two-Day Operation That Results In Arrests, Seizure Of Drugs

A drug operation was conducted late last week in Alexander County and it resulted in multiple arrests. Last Thursday and Friday, April 28 and 29, the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office conducted the two-day initiative which was entitled “Operation April Showers.”…

Runaway Teenager Found Safe

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported Monday night (May 3) that a runaway teenager, 13-year-old Abigail Sears, has been found and is safe. Earlier on Monday, deputies were dispatched to an administrative call concerning a missing 13-year-old girl. The parents…

Caldwell, Alexander Residents Arrested In Connection To Stolen Vehicle

37-year old Raymond Richard Rice of Lenoir and 28-year-old Chelsy Lynn Combs of Stony Point were arrested Sunday (May 1) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. Both suspects were charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Combs is also…

Lenoir Police Successfully Wrangle Emu

Officers with the City of Lenoir Police Department wrangled an emu over the weekend. A female emu named Kevin showed up on Eastwood Park Drive S.E. Saturday (April 30) and lay down beside a father and his three children. The…

Authorities Seeking Runaway Teen from Lincoln County

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a runaway teen. She is 13-year-old Abigail Sears. Today (May 2), Deputies took a call concerning the missing girl. Her parents said the teen apparently left the residence…

Lenoir Man Jailed On Fugitive Warrant From Virginia

30-year-old Clinton Gregory Hicks of SW Jason Place in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (May 1) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged on a felony fugitive warrant. Hicks is wanted in Russell County, Virginia on a count of probation violation. Hicks…

Two Men Face Drug Charges After Reported Chase With Police

40-year-old William Jerome Wilson of Oakwood Court in Iron Station and 21-year-old Nathaniel Ray Maguire of Clearview Lane in Lincolnton were both arrested last Thursday (April 28) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. Wilson is charged with three felony counts of…

Two Arrested in Statesville on Felony Drug Charges

32-year-old Devon Joseph Jacquet of Gay Street in Statesville and 25-year-old Melia Anthonia Luckey of Talley Street in Troutman were both arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers last Thursday (April 28) on felony drug charges. Jacquet was charged with two…

Police Requesting Help In Finding Missing Woman

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a woman who was reported missing last Friday (April 29) by her sister who lives in Georgia. 47-year-old Sherry Lee Cornell, has lived at several different locations in…

Weekend Crash Claims Sherrills Ford Man’s Life

A man was killed in a weekend crash in Catawba County. On Saturday (April 30) at approximately 6:25 p.m., the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to Mount Pleasant Road near Little Mountain Road. A 2005 Suzuki XL-7 was traveling…

Alexander County Residents Charged With Drug Offenses, Child Abuse, Following Traffic Stop

30-year-old Larry Allen Moretz of Taylorsville and 28-year-old Harlee Kae Korte of Hiddenite were arrested last Thursday evening (April 28) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. Both suspects are charged with felony counts of possession of schedule I controlled substance and…

Claremont Man Charged With Vehicle Theft

32-year-old Jonathan Lee Eckard of Bridgewood Drive in Claremont was arrested Sunday (May 1) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with larceny of a motor vehicle. Eckard was confined in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $7,000 bond. A…

Newton Man Charged With Heroin Trafficking, Having Drugs At Jail

23-year-old Jose Francisco Escobar of South College Avenue in Newton was arrested Sunday (May 1) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged by the Sheriff’s Office with trafficking, opium or heroin, felony possession of controlled substance on prison or jail…

Ohio Man Jailed In Catawba County On Meth Possession Charge

32-year-old Darius Lamont Smith of Columbus, Ohio was arrested Saturday (April 30) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, carrying a concealed weapon, disorderly conduct, and resisting a public officer. Smith was incarcerated in the Catawba County…

Vehicle Theft Charge Lodged Against Hickory Man

32-year-old Benjamin Lee Crews of 1st Street NW in Hickory was arrested Saturday (April 30) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Crews was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $2,800 bond.…

Unemployment Rates Drop Across Most Of Hickory Metro

Unemployment rates decreased across much of the Hickory Metro and across most of the state according to the latest report issued by the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor & Economic Analysis Division. The jobless figures were issued last week…

Lenoir Man Charged with Obtaining Property by False Pretense

43-year-old Brandon Lee Riddle of Walt Arney Road in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (April 28) on one felony count obtaining property by false pretense. Following his arrest, Riddle was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center under…

Lenoir Man Arrested on B&E and Conspiracy Charges

25-year-old Branson Lee Severt of Blue Creek Road in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (April 28) on charges from Wilkes County. He faces felony counts of breaking & entering and conspiracy to commit larceny. Severt was…

Hickory Man Jailed On Charges Of Fleeing From Police & Illegally Possessing Firearm

25-year-old Shamel Lauque Lineberger of East 1st Street in Hickory was arrested by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. Lineberger was…

Suspects Arrested On Felony Charges Following Catawba County Traffic Stop

29-year-old Tracie Haley Byrd and 47-year-old Kenneth Paul Jones, Jr., both of Claremont, were arrested Wednesday (April 27) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. Byrd is charged with two counts apiece of trafficking in methamphetamine and trafficking, opium or heroin. In…

Suspect In Burke County Murder Arrested (Updated, 4:31 a.m., 4/29/22)

22-year-old Nolan Andre Smith of eastern Burke County was arrested Thursday (April 29) by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office working in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Service, Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force, Longview and Hickory Police Departments, Catawba County Sheriff’s…

Morganton Woman Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

43-year-old Holly Renee Saulman of Hamp Street in Morganton has been arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers on one felony count of possession of methamphetamine and one misdemeanor count of driving while license revoked. On Tuesday (April 26), a Burke…

Catawba County Man Arrested On Cocaine, Marijuana Charges After Drugs Reportedly Seized From Home

31-year-old Tevin Donzell Wilfong of Catawba was arrested Tuesday (April 26) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of trafficking in cocaine, single felony counts of maintaining a dwelling and a vehicle for the purpose of…

Event Scheduled This Weekend To Raise Proceeds For Service Animals For Veterans, First Responders

An event is scheduled that will raise money to provide service animals to military members and those who serve locally. The Anytime Fitness Games is scheduled for this Saturday (April 30) in Caldwell County. The event is a team-based obstacle…

Conover Police Arrest Man On Firearm, Theft Charges

33-year-old Jeffery Shane Edward Bales, whose address was not listed, was arrested Wednesday (April 27) by Conover Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of financial card theft, possession of a stolen vehicle and stolen firearm, break or enter a…

Claremont Woman Charged With Meth, Heroin Trafficking

29-year-old Tracie Haley Byrd of Aveena Drive in Claremont was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with two counts apiece of trafficking in methamphetamine and trafficking, opium or heroin. In addition, Byrd is charged with possession of heroin,…

Man Charged Following Reported Chase Covering More Than 40 Miles

34-year-old Saul Cordoba-Rangel was arrested by authorities in Iredell County in connection to charges from Burke County. He’s charged with felony flee to elude arrest, two counts of resisting a public officer, reckless driving to endanger, failure to heed light…

Hickory Woman Charged with Habitual Larceny

49-year-old Yuronna Jamell Bonds of 8th Avenue Drive S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 2:15 yesterday afternoon (April 26) on a charge of felony habitual larceny. She was also charged with resisting, delaying, or obstructing a…

Kinston Man Accused of Assaulting Hospital Staff in Hickory

22-year-old Christopher Alexander Cratch of Kinston, N.C. was arrested by Hickory Police yesterday (April 26) on felony counts of assault with deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, assault inflicting serious injury including strangulation, simple assault, and assault on a female by…

Three Suspects Arrested In Alexander County Meth Trafficking Case

39-year-old John Dempsey Watson of Hiddenite, 28-year-old Keon Deantre Choice of Cowpens, SC and 25-year-old Daron Laroy Hillman of Gaffney, SC were all arrested Tuesday (April 26) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with felony counts of trafficking…

Morganton Man Charged with Possessing Drugs in Jail

49-year-old Christopher Allen Tadlock of George Hildebran School Road in Morganton was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (April 26) on one felony count of possession of a controlled substance on penal institution or jail premises and one misdemeanor count of…

Hudson Man Jailed on Felony Trafficking Charges

32-year-old Joshua James Severt of Freezer Locker Road in Hudson was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (April 26) on felony counts of trafficking in opium or heroin and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver schedule I & II…

Early Voting For Primary Begins Thursday

In-person one-stop early voting for the May 17 primary election begins Thursday (April 28) and ends Saturday, May 14. Individuals who missed the regular voter registration deadline may register and vote at the same time during the early voting period.…

Conover Man Jailed In Alexander County Following Foot Chase

31-year-old Brian Blake Blackburn, Jr. of Conover was arrested by authorities in Alexander County. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance (fentanyl) along with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting a public officer. Blackburn…

Defendants Enter Guilty Pleas In Indecent Liberties, Homicide Cases

Two individuals entered guilty pleas in Alexander County cases. One of the defendants received a minimum of six years in prison, the other was given a suspended sentence. The sentences were imposed Monday (April 25) in Alexander County Superior Court.…

Early Morning Fire Reported at Factory Building In Hickory [PHOTOS ADDED 1:35 p.m.]

At approximately 12:05 this morning (April 27), Hickory firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire in the area of 1655 11th Ave NE. Upon arrival at 12:08, firefighters reported a large fire coming from the vacant factory building. Firefighters responded…

Reward Offered for Info Leading to Murder Suspect’s Arrest

The U.S. Marshals Service is offering up to a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of Nolan Andre Smith. Smith is the suspect in the murder of 35-year-old Jonathan Carl Ross of Morganton. Ross’ body was found in…

Granite Falls Man Arrested in Hickory for Felony Assault

20-year-old Shane Delaine Dula of Tyler Lane in Granite Falls was arrested by Hickory Police at 8:25 Saturday evening (April 23) on one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. The victim is a 23-year-old male.…

Hickory Man Jailed on Charge of Assault on Handicapped Person

40-year-old William Todd Porter of 17th Street Drive N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 2:40 last Friday afternoon (April 22) for felony abuse on a disabled or elderly person resulting in serious injury, along with misdemeanor…

Statesville Man Charged With Break-in, Theft Counts In Alexander County

46-year old Michael Scott Dunn of Statesville was arrested Saturday (April 23) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with two felony counts apiece of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering along with a misdemeanor count…

Lenoir Woman Wins $1-Million in N.C.E.L.

Lois Cook of Lenoir has won a $1-million prize in the North Carolina Education Lottery’s Spectacular Riches game. Ms. Cook bought her $25 scratch-off ticket at the Jason Mart on Wilkesboro Boulevard in Lenoir. Ms. Cook collected her winnings at…

Conover Man Charged With Violating Probation

27-year-old Ian Maurice McMahon of Guy Baker Road in Conover was arrested Sunday (April 24) by Probation and Parole Officers. He’s charged with felony probation violation. McMahon is on probation as a result of a July, 2020 conviction in Catawba…

Statesville Man Charged In Alexander County With Having Drugs At Jail

26-year old Jairo Leonel Vasquez-Espinoza of Statesville was arrested Sunday (April 24) by authorities in Alexander County. He’s charged with felony possession of a controlled substance on jail premises and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. The suspect was arrested following a…

Hickory Man Indicted On Meth Charge

42-year-old Jerry Richard McDaniel of 14th Avenue SW in Hickory was arrested Monday (April 25) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged in Catawba County on a bill of indictment with felony possession of methamphetamine. McDaniel was incarcerated in the…

Man Charged in Connection to Friday Murder in Connelly Springs (Updated, 6:23 a.m., 4/26/22)

22-year-old Nolan Andre Smith from an unspecified address in eastern Burke County has been charged in connection to the death of a man whose body was found Friday (April 22) in Connelly Springs. Smith has been charged with felony murder.…

Hickory Man Jailed for Larceny of Firearm

25-year old Marcus Enrique Johnson of Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard S.E. in Hickory has been arrested by Hickory Police on one felony count of larceny of a firearm. Johnson was jailed yesterday (April 24) in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a…

Taylorsville Woman Jailed on Drug & Larceny Charges

37-year old Kelly Renee Collins of Taylorsville was arrested by Taylorsville Police Sunday (April 24) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of a schedule III controlled substance. She…

Missing Hikers in Caldwell County Found, Safe

Two missing hikers in Caldwell County have been found and are safe, according to the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office. April Tester and her 8-year-old son, Desmond went missing after they split from their family at the trailhead at approximately 5…

Hickory Man Jailed on Multiple Counts of Forgery & Obtaining Property by False Pretenses

27-year-old Jordan Shane Fredericks of Flint Hill Drive in Hickory has been arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers on five counts each of obtaining property by false pretenses and uttering a forged instrument. He was also charged with possession of…

Hudson Man Faces Felony Drug Charge

36-year-old Tony Lee Mundy of Austin Road in Hudson was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers Friday (April 22) on one felony count of maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance. He was also charged with misdemeanor failure…

C.V.C.C. Student Advances to National Level in Singing Competition

Catawba Valley Community College music student Noah Messick has advanced to the national level of the National Association of Teachers of Singing competition following his placement at the regional level. Messick placed second in the Classical music category and third…

Search for Missing Hikers Underway in Caldwell County

A search for two missing and overdue hikers is underway. Caldwell Emergency Management is currently searching for a mother and her 8-year-old son in the Harper Creek Trail area of Collettsville & Mortimer. April Tester and her son, Desmond, split…

Newly Renovated Morganton Courthouse Square Set for Grand Opening

Morganton’s new Courthouse Square will hold its grand opening on May 6 with the first T.G.I.F. concert of the season. Construction has been complete for several months, but the May 6 event will give the city the chance to hold…

Felony Meth Charge Filed Against Granite Falls Man

31-year-old Casey Amon Starnes of the J.R. Starnes Mobile Home Park in Granite Falls was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers Friday (April 22) for felony possession of methamphetamine. Starnes was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond…

Granite Falls Man Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

29-year-old Renneth Jeffrey Minton, Jr. of Duncan Drive in Granite Falls was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers Saturday (April 23) on one count of felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver methamphetamine. Following his arrest, Minton was…

Lenoir Mayor Among Those Participating in Litter Sweep

About 35 City of Lenoir staffers, including the Mayor and a Councilman, picked up dozens of bags of litter Wednesday, April 20, during the city’s spring employee litter sweep. City staff have participated in litter sweep every spring and fall…

Homeless Hickory Man Jailed on Felony Assault Charge

33-year-old Joii Sherodd Moon, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, has been arrested in Catawba County for assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. The case dates back to last year. Moon was jailed yesterday (April…

Claremont Woman Jailed on Multiple Counts of Failure to Appear

42-year-old Misti Dawn Metcalf of Wayne Street in Claremont has been arrested by Hickory Police on a long string of failure to appear charges. Metcalf reportedly twice failed to appear in court on counts of misdemeanor larceny (five counts), larceny…

One Dead in Saturday A.M. Crash in Alexander County [UPDATED 10:50 a.m.]

One person was killed in a crash early Saturday morning (April 23) in Alexander County. The deceased is 39-year-old Janett Perez Roman of Hiddenite. The crash was reported at about 2:40 a.m. Saturday on Highway 16 South, near the intersection…

Two Women Indicted in Connection to Death of Child

24-year-old Haley Odesa Godshall of Hickory and 21-year old Daisy Renee Bare of Lenoir have both been served with true bills of indictment for felonious involuntary manslaughter. They were charged in connection to an incident last November when Long View…

Man Found Deceased in Connelly Springs; Investigation Underway

Shortly after 12:30 a.m. today (April 22), Burke County Deputies were dispatched to an assault call at an address on Spaniel Street in Connelly Springs. When Deputies arrived, they found a white male lying in the street unresponsive with no…

Officer-Involved Shooting Under Investigation in Burke County

An officer-involved shooting is under investigation in Burke County. Just after 11:20 last night (April 21), Burke County Deputies were dispatched to a shots fired call at an address on Airport Rhodhiss Road. The reporting party said that one of…

Harmony Firefighter Donates K-9 Flag to Iredell County Canine Unit

Chris Holmes of Harmony, who has been a member of the Harmony Fire Department for five years, made and donated a wooden “K-9 Flag” sign to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Canine Unit Thursday morning. Iredell County Canine Deputy Nathaniel Hodges…

Newton Woman Jailed for B&E, Larceny, Probation Violation

27-year-old Skylar Mercedes Allen of Laffon Road in Newton has been arrested by Probation & Parole Officers on charges of breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering, and twice failing to appear in court for assault with a deadly…

Vale Man Arrested in Hickory on Indecent Liberties Charge

68-year-old Graham Kenneth Humphrey of West Highway 27 in Vale was arrested by Hickory Police yesterday (April 21) on outstanding felony warrants for indecent liberties with a child and disseminating obscene material to a minor under the age of 16.…

Four Arrested in Iredell; One on Multiple Felony Charges

An investigation in Iredell County dating back to October of last year has led to four arrests. Three suspects were charged with misdemeanor offenses while one faces a string of felony charges. He is 25-year-old Christopher Gage Handy of the…

Catawba Man Pleads Guilty to Assault & Firearms Charges

48-year-old Jonathan Andreas Linebarger of Catawba was given an active prison sentence of six-to-eight years following his conviction for assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon. He was also convicted as…

Two Accused of Stealing Utility Trailer in Morganton

59-year-old Kenneth Ray Epley of Elise Mae Drive and 33-year-old Kenneth Dwayne Piercy of Foreman Street, both from Morganton, have been arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. Epley was charged with felony counts of aiding & abetting felony larceny and…

Hickory Man Sentenced in Connection to Sex Offenses

45-year-old Andrew John Kenneth Patrick of Hickory was given an active prison term of 12-to-15 years after he pleaded guilty as charged to first-degree statutory sex offense. Patrick entered the guilty plea during Catawba County Superior Court on April 11.…

Hudson Woman Faces Felony Meth Charges

39-year-old Regina Crouch Speagle of Austin Road in Hudson was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (April 21) on felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance. Following her arrest, Speagle was jailed…

Photo of Suspect Vehicle in Wednesday Night Shooting Released [UPDATED 04/22 9:45 a.m.]

Hickory Police have released a photo of the suspect vehicle in a shooting that occurred at about 9:50 p.m. Wednesday (April 20) in the parking lot at Pelican’s Snoballs on Highway 321 N.W. in Hickory. The incident was previously reported…

Taylorsville Man Arrested on Felony Drug Charges

36-year-old Jonathan Scott Childers of Taylorsville has been arrested by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers and charged with two counts of felony possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine & fentanyl), felony maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance, and…

Hickory Man Charged with Armed Robbery [UPDATED 5:45 p.m.]

37-year-old Devin Jeffery Akers of 36th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police today (April 21) on charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon, communicating threats, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle (two counts), and misdemeanor larceny. Akers…

Morganton Woman Arrested for Fleeing to Elude Arrest

23-year-old Samaria Tationa Ellis of Burkemont Road in Morganton was arrested by Granite Falls Police yesterday (April 20) for felony speeding to elude arrest. Following her arrest, Ellis was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond set at…

Lenoir Woman Injured in Wednesday Night Robbery in Hickory

Hickory Police are investigating a robbery with a handgun that happened last night in Hickory. The incident occurred at about 9:50 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot at Pelican’s Snoballs on Highway 321 N.W. The victim is a 22-year-old female…

Conover Man Arrested for Fleeing to Elude Arrest

41-year-old Robert Earl Setzer, who is listed as a homeless person from Conover, has been arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers on charges of felony fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and resisting a public officer. He was…

Vendors Sought for Butterfly Festival in Hudson

The 38th annual N.C. Butterfly Festival will be held on Saturday, May 7 on Central Street in Hudson. The event will run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. A Festival Kick-Off and Cruise-In will be held the previous evening (May…

Deadline for Voter Registration is April 22

The regular voter registration deadline for the May 17 statewide primary election is tomorrow (April 22). Eligible individuals may submit a voter registration application online or fill out the N.C. Voter Registration Application and mail it to the county board…

Statesville Woman Arrested by H.P.D. on Felony Drug Charge

28-year-old Jasmine Trelenci Huntsman of Broad Street in Statesville has been arrested by Hickory Police for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance and financial card fraud. She was jailed this morning (April 21) in the Catawba County Detention…

Morganton Parks & Rec Names New Director

Bryan Fish has been named the Director of Morganton’s Department of Parks & Recreation. He is currently the department’s Assistant Director. He will assume his new position effective May 7. Mr. Fish first joined the Parks & Rec Department in…

Two from Lenoir Jailed on Drug & Child Abuse Charges

36-year-old Joshua Alan Taylor and 34-year-old Leslie Danielle Taylor, both from the same address on S.W. Walt Arney Road in Lenoir, were arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (April 20) on felony counts of conspiracy to traffic in heroin or opium,…

Fayetteville Man Served Indictments on Child Abuse Charges

47-year-old Jeffrey Scott Williams of Fayetteville was served bills of indictment by Lenoir Police yesterday (April 20) for felony child abuse by allowing sexual assault and indecent liberties with a child. Williams was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center…

Two Arrested in Lincoln County on Multiple Felony Drug Charges

47-year-old Jose Luis Bosquez of Gastonia and 36-year-old Carroll Joshua Brown of Lincolnton have both been arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers on felony meth charges. They were each charged with trafficking in methamphetamine (two counts for Bosquez and one…

New Jobs Announced For Burke County

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s Office announced funding today (April 20) to aid in the expansion for Project Highlander in Burke County. The project is set to support Vanguard Furniture Co., Inc. who will locate in a former Drexel Heritage…

Granite Falls Woman Jailed on Felony Larceny Charge

39-year-old Kasey Lea Hice of Temple Hill Church Road in Granite Falls was arrested by Granite Falls Police yesterday (April 19) on a charge of felony larceny. Following her arrest, Hice was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under…

Hickory Man Jailed on Stolen Vehicle & Drug Charges

22-year-old Javeon Devon Simon of “C” Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police late last Friday night (April 14) for failure to appear on a felony count of larceny of a motor vehicle. He was also charged with…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Felony Drug Offense

27-year-old Alayna Brooke Gragg of Wheeler Street in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (April 19) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Gragg was released on $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance…