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N.C. to Ease COVID-19 Restrictions

Governor Roy Cooper announced today (September 30) that North Carolina will ease some restrictions while continuing safety measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 as the state’s metrics remained stable in September. The changes will go into effect Friday, October…

COVID-19 Death Reported In Catawba County, 33 New Cases Reported

The 55th COVID-19-associated death was reported today (September 30) by Catawba County Public Health. 33 new cases of the coronavirus were reported today as well, increasing the overall total to 3,207. There are 16 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Catawba…

Zoom Meeting Scheduled To Discuss West Hickory/Westmont Neighborhood Plan

As the City of Hickory and the West Hickory/Westmont Neighborhood Association continue work to update the West Hickory/Westmont Neighborhood Plan, the community is invited to participate in a Zoom meeting to discuss the plan’s progress on Thursday, October 8, at…

Felony And Misdemeanor Charges Filed Against Lenoir Man

38-year-old Jamie Lee Icenhour of Wilkesboro Boulevard in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (September 26) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of a stolen motor vehicle along with…

Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update: Death Reported In Burke Tuesday, New Cases Confirmed In Three Hickory Metro Counties

Catawba County Public Health reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday (September 29), increasing the total to 3,174, with 54 deaths. There were 14 people hospitalized with the coronavirus, the same total as Monday (September 28). Burke County Public Health…

Lenoir Man Charged With Fleeing From Police

28-year-old Anthony Lewis Gilbert of Bee Mountain Road in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (September 29) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony speeding to elude arrest and misdemeanor driving while impaired. Gilbert was brought to the Caldwell County…

Update Released On Fatal Crash, Woman Indicted In Connection To Two Deaths

An update was released on a fatal collision in Boone that we reported earlier this month. 21-year-old Madison Jane Mahagan of Durham has been indicted on two counts of felony death by vehicle. The charges are in connection to a…

Sheriff’s Deputies Recover Stolen Vehicle, Suspect Arrested

18-year-old Calvin Alexander Fair of Gastonia was arrested Tuesday (September 29) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony breaking and entering to a motor vehicle along with misdemeanor counts of attempted breaking and entering to a motor vehicle…

Coronavirus-Related Death Reported In Burke County, 13 COVID-19 Cases Today In Catawba

Catawba County Public Health reports 13 new cases of COVID-19 today (September 29), increasing the total to 3,174, with 54 deaths. There are 14 people hospitalized with the coronavirus, the same total as Monday (September 28). Burke County Public Health…

Newton Man Arrested Early Today on Felony Drug Charge

61-year-old James Howard Franklin of East “D” Street in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (September 29) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance. He was also served with an outstanding, unspecified…

Valdese Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Drug Charge

45-year-old Michael William Cook of East Main Street in Valdese was arrested by Hickory Police just before eleven o’clock last night (September 28) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance. Cook was taken into custody…

Lenoir Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Weapons Charge

35-year-old Dominic Sharel Adams of Clarks Chapel Road in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:50 p.m. yesterday (September 28) on one felony count of possession of a firearm by a felon. According to H.P.D.’s arrest report, Adams…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Meth Possession

30-year-old Matthew Brian Williams of Kitty Bean Lane in Granite Falls was arrested Saturday (September 26) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Williams was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center where bond…

Hickory Man Arrested on Drug, Firearms, Assault Charges

36-year-old Rico Jerome Gore of 2nd Street S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police just before two o’clock yesterday afternoon (September 28) on one felony count each of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious…

Statesville Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Drug Warrants

32-year-old Ashtin Durrell Farley of Adkins Lane in Statesville was arrested by Hickory Police at eleven o’clock yesterday morning (September 28) on two felony counts of trafficking in opium or heroin and one felony count each of possession with intent…

Wilkes County Man Charged With Assault, Going Armed To Terror Of Public, In Iredell County

38-year-old Randy Wayne Dowell of the Wilkes County town of Ronda was arrested Saturday (September 26) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and two misdemeanor counts of going…

Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Update: Deaths Reported In Catawba, Burke Counties

The 54th COVID-19-associated death was reported Monday (September 28) by Catawba County Public Health. In addition, Public Health reported 17 new cases of the coronavirus in the county, increasing the total to 3,161. There were 14 people hospitalized, one fewer…

Overnight Downtown Work Scheduled In Hickory

According to the City of Hickory, over the next few weeks, city contractors will work at night between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. to install conduit for future fiber in the downtown area. Conduit will be installed…

Weapon Charges Filed Against Hickory Man

34-year-old Satu Lor of Airport Rhodhiss Road in Hickory was arrested by Long View Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and carrying a concealed gun. Lor was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility…

Man Charged With Drug Offenses Following Chase With Police

40-year-old Trone Lamon Francis of Perry Street in Morganton was arrested Friday (September 25) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking cocaine, and trafficking heroin. Francis is also charged with speeding to elude arrest, failure…

Hickory Teen Jailed on Felony Cocaine & Marijuana Charges

19-year-old Alex Lee Lineberger, Jr. was arrested by Hickory Police at about ten o’clock last night (September 27) on felony counts of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver marijuana. Events…

Rash Of Vehicle Break-ins Under Investigation

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a rash of break-ins to unlocked vehicles at homes east of Lincolnton. The break-ins occurred to unlocked vehicles parked at residences on Goodson Road, Ivy Creek Road in Lincolnton and Kensington Street in Denver,…

COVID-19-Related Death Reported In Catawba County

The 54th COVID-19-associated death was reported today (September 28) by Catawba County Public Health. In addition, Public Health reported 17 new cases of the coronavirus in the county, increasing the total to 3,161. There are 14 people hospitalized, one fewer…

Newton Man Arrested in Hickory on Crack Cocaine Charge

57-year-old Robert Allen Colbert of Blossom Court in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police just before ten o’clock last Thursday night (September 24) for felony possession of cocaine and misdemeanor resisting, delaying, or obstructing a public officer. Colbert was arrested…

Newton Man Arrested by H.P.D. on Stolen Vehicle Charge

58-year-old Kyle Gregory Moose of N.C. Highway 10 West in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police just after one o’clock last Friday afternoon (September 25) for felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Moose was taken into custody without incident…

Granite Falls Woman Arrested in Hickory on Felony Warrants from Burke

30-year-old Kimberly Arlene Hall of Berry Creek Circle in Granite Falls was arrested by Hickory Police at about seven o’clock last Thursday evening (September 24) on felony warrants out of Burke County. She was charged with two felony counts each…

Claremont Man Arrested in Hickory on Multiple Counts of Failure to Appear

31-year-old Emmett Lee Jacobs, Jr. of Pine Valley Court in Claremont was arrested by Hickory Police early Saturday morning (September 26) on felony and misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. Jacobs reportedly failed to appear in court on two counts…

Monday Morning COVID-19 Update: New Cases Confirmed In Catawba, Burke Counties Sunday

14 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Sunday (September 27) in Catawba County, increasing the overall total to 3,144, with 53 deaths. There were 15 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba County. According to the Burke County COVID-19 dashboard…

Authorities In Burke County Seeking Suspects Wanted Since January

Authorities in Burke County are seeking information on a pair of suspects who have been on the county’s most wanted list since early this year. 30-year-old Ryan Dale Washington is charged with felony break or enter a motor vehicle and…

Cell Tower Equipment To Be Upgraded On Morganton Water Tower

Contractors will be upgrading cell tower equipment located on the Valdese Avenue water tank in Morganton this week. This is routine work, and is expected to take approximately one week to complete. If citizens and passerby see workers on top…

Connelly Springs Man Arrested On Indecent Liberties Charge

37-year-old Jim Ping Hung of Green Grove Street in Connelly Springs was arrested Friday (September 25) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony indecent liberties with a child. On September 17, 2020, the Burke County Sheriff’s Office Criminal…

Fatal Early Morning Shooting Under Investigation In Hickory

Today (September 27) at approximately 2:20 a.m., Hickory Police Officers responded to Sunny Valley Apartments on 3rd Avenue SE after receiving a 911 call from a bystander who stated that someone had been shot. Upon arrival, officers found 20-year-old Armstrong…

Sunday COVID-19 Update: 14 New Cases In Catawba, 16 In Burke

14 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed today (September 27) in Catawba County, increasing the overall total to 3,144, with 53 deaths. There are 15 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba County. According to the Burke County COVID-19 dashboard,…

Saturday COVID-19 Update: 22 New Cases In Catawba, Death Reported In Burke County

22 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed today (September 26) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 3,130, with 53 deaths. There were 15 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba County. The 44th coronavirus-associated death has been…

Burke County P.E. Teacher & Coach Win Big in N.C.E.L.

Nancy Kelly of Hickory and her husband, Dean, have won $100,000 in the N.C. Education lottery’s $150 Million Cash Explosion game. Ms. Kelly is an East Burke Middle School P.E. teacher and volleyball and basketball coach. Dean Kelly bought the…

26 Cases Of COVID-19 Confirmed In Catawba County Today, 19 In Burke

26 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed today (September 25) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 3,108, with 53 deaths. The Catawba County COVID-19 dashboard Thursday (September 24) initially reported that there was only one person hospitalized…

Two Arrested in Iredell for Marijuana & T.H.C. Oil

20-year-old Vestal Izaiah Martel of Miller Road in Todd, North Carolina and 20-year-old Weston Harold Wood of Clyde Townsend Road in Boone have both been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers. They were each charged with felony counts of possession…

Man Charged With Break-in To Pawn Shop

46-year-old Chadwick Lee Hight of Drew Drive in Lincolnton was arrested today (September 25) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of stolen goods, possession of burglary tools, breaking and entering to a building, larceny…

Lenoir Man Arrested By Hudson PD On Indecent Liberties Charge

32-year-old Benjamin Thorne Bolick of Valway Road in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (September 24) by Hudson Police Officers. He’s charged with felony indecent liberties with a child. Bolick was released on $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled…

Friday Morning COVID-19 Update: Hospitalizations Fall To One In Catawba County, New Cases Reported In All Four Hickory Metro Counties

COVID-19 hospitalizations dropped to one person in Catawba County Thursday (September 24), the first time the total has been in single digits since September 10. The total is ten fewer than the amount of hospitalizations reported Wednesday (September 23) by…

Portion Of N.C. 127 In Hickory To Be Closed For Pedestrian Bridge Construction

Due to equipment delays caused by recent tropical storms, City Walk contractors were not able to set the steel girders for the N.C. 127 pedestrian bridge in Hickory this past weekend. Both necessary cranes are now on-site, and contractors plan…

Man Charged With Multiple Counts Of Statutory Rape, Sexual Offenses With A Child

40-year-old Chad Lee Davis of Grey Manor Drive in Statesville was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with three felony counts apiece of statutory rape by an adult, statutory sexual offense, and sexual offenses with a child. On…

Woman Charged With Indecent Liberties Following Investigation

40-year-old Hillary Jean Griffin of Whistling Pines Drive in Statesville was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony indecent liberties with a minor. According to information released Thursday (September 24) by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office, on…

Hickory Libraries To Open To The Public Next Week

The Hickory Public Library will reopen its branches to the public for browsing, checking out materials, and computer use on Thursday, October 1. Hours will remain Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to…

Coronavirus Hospitalizations Decrease To One Patient In Catawba County

COVID-19 hospitalizations dropped to one person in Catawba County today (September 24), the first time the total has been in single digits since September 10. The total is ten fewer than the amount of hospitalizations reported Wednesday (September 23) by…

H.P.D. Investigating Markings on Vehicle Windows

The Hickory Police Department has received reports of markings on car windows. None of the reports have resulted in harm to citizens. Police are currently investigating the incidents to identify the person or persons responsible and will file any applicable…

Missing Man Sought in Lincoln County

Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man. He is 35-year-old Kenneth Ray Caldwell, whose last known address was 5858 Cedarbrook Court in Stanley, North Carolina. He was last seen by relatives on…

Two Arrested on Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Charges in Hickory

36-year-old Bradley Dwayne Ledford of B&S Lane and 33-year-old Ashley Elaine Pope of 18th Avenue N.E., both from Hickory, were arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (September 24). They were each charged with one felony count of possession of…

Morganton Man Faces Meth Charge in Caldwell County

45-year-old Gregory Lee Greene of Dale Bowman Place in Morganton was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (September 23). He was charged with one felony count of possession of methamphetamine. Greene was placed in the Caldwell Co. Detention Center…

Granite Falls Man Charged with Possession of Meth

58-year-old Victor Print Ray of Deal Mill Road in Granite Falls has been arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers. Ray was arrested yesterday (September 23) and charged with one felony count of possession of methamphetamine. He was jailed in the…

Hudson Man Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

30-year-old Tyler Allen Marshall of Cajah Mountain Road in Hudson was arrested by Hudson Police yesterday (September 23) on one felony count of possession of methamphetamine. Marshall was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Center and later released under a…

Thursday Morning COVID-19 Update: Death Reported In Alexander County, New Cases Confirmed In All Hickory Metro Counties

24 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Wednesday (September 23) in Catawba County, raising the overall total to 3,052, with 53 deaths. There were 11 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba County, the same total as Tuesday (September 22).…

Conover PD Arrests Newton Man On Meth, Firearm Charges

34-year-old Justin James Bernard of Edisons Bright Way in Newton was arrested Wednesday (September 23) by Conover Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of a stolen firearm. Bernard was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility…

Hickory Man Arrested By Newton PD On Drug Charges

36-year-old Chase Eliot Webb of 34th Street Court NW in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (September 23) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Webb was detained in…

Woman Killed In Wednesday Hit & Run

Wednesday (September 23) shortly after 11:30 a.m. a white Toyota Tacoma pickup truck was traveling East on West Water Street in Statesville when the vehicle veered off the roadway to the right and onto the sidewalk just before the parking…

Fundraiser for Lymphoma Victim Set for Saturday at The Vault

U.S. Representative Virginia Foxx will visit The Vault in Bethlehem this Saturday (September 26) at 3:30 p.m. for First Responders Day. The event will start at noon and will run until 11 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for a…

Crash Victim’s Dog Found; Receiving Treatment

Following a fatal accident in Catawba County Monday (September 21) that took the life of 47-year-old Sarah Ann McKinney of Asheville, the Highway Patrol now reports that Ms. McKinney’s eight-month-old puppy has been found. Yesterday (September 22), Melanie Wilder of…

Catawba County Health Officials Report 24 New COVID-19 Cases

24 new cases of COVID-19 were reported today (September 23) in Catawba County, raising the overall total to 3,052, with 53 deaths. There were 11 people hospitalized in Catawba County, the same total as Tuesday (September 22). According to Catawba…

Hudson Man Charged With Drug, Firearm, Stolen Goods Offenses

35-year-old Michael Garrett Rabb of Horseshoe Bend Road in Hudson was arrested Tuesday (September 22) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon along with…

Several Lenoir Streets to be Repaved

Several streets in Lenoir will be repaved during the next few weeks. Sections of Greenhaven Street, Industrial Court, and Mulberry Street will be paved by the end of October, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen issues. Public Works Director Jared…

Hickory Man Arrested for Possession of Stolen Goods

30-year-old Gary Benjamin Stamper of Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:40 last night (September 22) on one felony count of possession of stolen goods. Stamper was arrested in connection to an incident on…

Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update: Deaths Reported In Burke County, New Cases Confirmed In All Hickory Metro Counties

15 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Tuesday (September 22) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 3,028, with 53 deaths. 11 people were hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba County, three fewer than Monday’s (September 21)…

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession

32-year-old Christopher Bryant Sanders of Abington Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (September 21) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine. Bond for Sanders was set at $10,000 secured. A District Court appearance was scheduled today…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Drug Offenses

61-year-old Mark Allen Teegarden of North Main Street in Granite Falls was arrested Tuesday (September 22) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, possession with intent to…

Statutory Rape Charge Lodged Against Lenoir Man

32-year-old Joseph Wade Collins of Sunset Street in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (September 22) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony statutory rape of a child 15-years-old or younger. Collins was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under…

Long View PD Reports Arrest Of Morganton Woman On Drug Charges

30-year-old Amanda Danielle Forth of Dewey Sisk Road in Morganton was arrested Tuesday (September 22) by Long View Police Officers. She’s charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana,…

Conover Man Arrested on Felony Firearms Charge

28-year-old Devon Montre Connor of 10th Avenue S.E. in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police just after 11:30 Friday night (September 18) for felony possession of a stolen firearm and misdemeanor possession of a schedule VI controlled substance. He was…

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Decrease In Catawba County, 15 New Cases Reported

15 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported today (September 22) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 3,028, with 53 deaths. According to today’s update, there are 11 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba County,…

Three Suspects Arrested Following Complaints Of Drug Activity

62-year-old Angers Denby Crisson of Keener Road, 39-year-old Heather Michelle Beal of Guy F. Beal Lane, and 31-year-old Michael Ray Woody of Westridge Lane, all from Lincolnton, were arrested Monday (September 21) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. Crisson is charged…

Hickory Woman Jailed on B&E and Larceny Charges

30-year-old Brittany Geraldine Lindsay of 3rd Avenue Place S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Sunday morning (September 20) for felony breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering. Lindsay was arrested in connection to an incident…

Road Work To Begin On Morganton Street Wednesday

Contractors will begin resurfacing work on Bouchelle Street in Morganton this week, which may result in periodic road closures as work is completed. Work will begin Wednesday (September 23), when contractors start lowering manholes in the area before they mill…

Hickory Woman Arrested on Felony Meth Charges; More

39-year-old Daphne Regina Kistler of 21st Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Monday morning (September 21) on one felony count each of trafficking in methamphetamine and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for a controlled substance.…

Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Update: Deaths Reported In Catawba, Alexander Counties, Rapid Testing At Burke Pharmacy

The 53rd COVID-19-related death was reported Monday (September 21) by Catawba County Public Health. In addition, 20 new cases of the coronavirus were reported, increasing the overall total to 3,013. There were 14 people hospitalized in Catawba County Monday, two…

Granite Falls Woman Charged On Fugitive Warrant From Tennessee

60-year-old Donna Carol Vaughn of Ironwood Street in Granite Falls was arrested Monday (September 21) by U.S. Marshals Officers. She’s charged on a felony fugitive warrant from another state. Vaughn is wanted in Hawkins County, Tennessee on a charge of…

Four Suspects Arrested On Various Charges In Drug, Firearms Investigation

47-year-old Ivey Pinkney Loftin III, 43-year-old Melissa Gayle Crisp, and 39-year-old Boyce Lee Hedgpeth, all of the Gastonia Highway in Lincolnton, and 35-year-old Kimberly Dawn McSwain of Gastonia, were all arrested Saturday (September 19) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. Loftin…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony B&E Charge

41-year-old Joshua Allen Ball of 8th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at ten o’clock last night (September 20) on one felony count of breaking & entering a building and one misdemeanor count of violating the restrictions…

COVID-19 Death Reported In Catawba County, 20 New Cases Confirmed, Hospitalizations Decrease

The 53rd COVID-19-related death was reported today (September 21) by Catawba County Public Health. In addition, 20 new cases of the coronavirus were reported, increasing the overall total to 3,013. There were 14 people hospitalized in Catawba County today, two…

Two Arrested in Hickory; One on Fugitive Warrant & One on Meth Charge

23-year-old Skylar Alexander Branson of Kool Park Road N.E. in Hickory and 38-year-old Jason Anthony Riddle of Drumstand Road in Stony Point have both been arrested by Hickory Police. Branson was arrested on an outstanding warrant as a fugitive awaiting…

Lincolnton Man Charged With Indecent Liberties

68-year-old Donald Charles Curtis of Lenora Circle in Lincolnton was arrested Friday (September 18) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with three felony counts of indecent liberties with a child. On September 12, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received…

Hickory Woman Charged with Felony Habitual Larceny

56-year-old Betty Katherine Wilfong of 7th Avenue N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:45 Saturday morning (September 19) on one felony count of habitual larceny. On September 18, Police were notified of a larceny that occurred…

Fatal Collision on I-40 Near Rock Barn Road [UPDATED WITH ADDITIONAL INFO 2:45 p.m.]

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to a fatal collision that occurred early this morning (September 21) near Rock Barn Road. The deceased is 47-year-old Sarah Ann McKinney of Asheville. The accident occurred at about 3:45 a.m. in Catawba…

Monday Morning COVID-19 Update: 19 New Cases Reported Sunday In Catawba County, Testing Today In Alexander

19 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Sunday (September 20) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 2,993, with 52 deaths. There were 16 people hospitalized with the coronavirus, two more than Saturday (September 19). No new…

Hickory Man Charged With Vehicle Theft In Caldwell County

41-year-old Michael Bruce Isaacs of Young Road in Hickory was arrested Friday on charges filed by authorities in Caldwell County. He’s charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Isaacs was arrested by authorities outside of Caldwell County and brought…

Newton Man Charged With Vehicle Break-in

26-year-old Caleb Westley Ward of Holly Springs Drive in Newton was arrested Friday (September 18) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with felony break or enter a motor vehicle and misdemeanor possession of stolen goods. Ward was jailed in the…

Meth Possession Charge Filed Against Lenoir Man

53-year-old Billy Ray Potter of Pioneer Trail in Lenoir was arrested Friday (September 18) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine. Potter was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center where bond was set at $10,000…

Felony Drug Charge Lodged Against Lenoir Woman

52-year-old Carla Reid Daniel of Old North Road in Lenoir was arrested Friday (September 18) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver schedule II controlled substance. Daniel was brought to…

Catawba County health officials report 19 new coronavirus cases

19 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed today (September 20) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 2,993, with 52 deaths. There were 16 people hospitalized with the coronavirus, two more than Saturday (September 19). [Photo…

Saturday COVID-19 Update: Death Reported In Caldwell, Cases Confirmed In All Hickory Metro Counties

13 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed today (September 19) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 2,974, with 52 deaths. There were 14 people hospitalized with the coronavirus, the same total as Friday. The 28th…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Weapons Charge

30-year-old Dallas Loyd Gragg of Snow Creek Road N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 8:15 a.m. yesterday (September 17) on one felony count of possession of a firearm by a felon. The warrant for his arrest was…

Hickory Woman Arrested on Drug Charges & for Larceny of Dog

37-year-old Jessica Dawn Hefner of 12th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 8 a.m. yesterday (September 17) on one felony count each of larceny of a dog, trafficking in opium or heroin, and the sale of…

Bostic Man Arrested in Lincoln County on Counterfeit & Meth Charges

57-year-old Dennis Roger Vandyke of Bostic, North Carolina has been arrested by Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Officers on one felony count each of forgery of an instrument, possession of five or more counterfeit instruments, carrying a concealed weapon, and possession of…

48 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Today In Catawba County

48 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed today (September 18) in Catawba County, increasing the total to 2,961, with 52 deaths. There were 14 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba County, two more than the Thursday (September 17) update…

17 Hickory Metro Residents Indicted In Firearms & Narcotics Investigation Involving Several Agencies

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office participated in a local, state and federal operation named “Project Guardian” which has resulted in the seizure of more than 100 firearms and the indictment of 17 Hickory Metro area residents on federal firearms and…

Man Killed in S.W. Catawba County Car Crash

The N.C. State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal collision that occurred this morning (September 18) in southwestern Catawba County. The Highway Patrol responded to the scene on Old Shelby Road near the Greedy Highway at about 7:50 a.m. today.…

Felony Break-in Charge Filed Against Man Arrested In Morganton

40-year-old Randy Keith Collins was arrested Thursday (September 17) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony breaking and entering to buildings, misdemeanor counts of larceny of property, receiving or possessing stolen goods and failure to appear, along with…

Friday Morning COVID-19 Update: Death Reported In Caldwell, Burke County Corrects State Dashboard Mistake

The 52nd COVID-19-related death was reported Thursday (September 17) in Catawba County. Catawba County Public Health also reported that there were 18 new cases of the coronavirus confirmed Thursday, raising the total to 2,913 since the start of the pandemic.…

Hickory Man Charged With Assault In Alexander County

32-year-old Darvis James Stacy of Hickory was arrested early this morning (September 18) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony assault with serious bodily injury and misdemeanor assault with a minor present. Stacy was taken into custody shortly…

Portion Of N.C. 127 To Be Closed This Weekend For Pedestrian Bridge Construction

City Walk contractors will set the steel girders for the N.C. 127 pedestrian bridge in Hickory this weekend. Due to this construction activity, N.C. 127 will be closed between First Avenue SE and First Avenue NE from 6 p.m. today…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Break-in, Theft Counts

31-year-old Logan Nathaniel Brown of Holly Drive in Granite Falls was arrested Thursday (September 17) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of stolen property. Brown…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Human Trafficking (Updated With Additional Information, 1:21 p.m., 9/18/20)

More details have been released on the arrest of a woman charged with human trafficking. 31-year-old Breotta Jeriaka Pringle of Ridge Street NW in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (September 17) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with felony human trafficking…

Conover Man Arrested On Heroin Charge In Caldwell County

56-year-old Nicky Benson Poovey of Rock Barn Road in Conover was arrested Wednesday (September 16) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of heroin. Poovey was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center where bond was set…

COVID-19 Death Reported Today In Catawba County, 18 New Cases

The 52nd COVID-19-related death was reported today (September 17) in Catawba County. Catawba County Public Health also reported that there were 18 new cases of the coronavirus confirmed today, raising the total to 2,913 since the start of the pandemic.…

Statesville Man Faces Felony Drug Charges

40-year-old Joshua Owen Morrison of River Hill Road in Statesville has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers on felony counts of possession of marijuana, possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, and maintaining a vehicle, place, or dwelling…

Fire Destroys Home In Alexander County

Firefighters from Alexander County responded to a fire that reportedly destroyed a home. According to published reports, the fire occurred at a home on Alexander Pointe Drive Wednesday evening (September 16). Smoke was reportedly visible from Hickory. The published reports…

Drexel Woman Arrested on Burke County Meth Charge

30-year-old Ashlyn Leigh Stamey of Williams Loop in Drexel was arrested by Hickory Police just before two o’clock this morning (September 17). She was served a felony indictment out of Burke County for possession of methamphetamine. Stamey was taken into…

Hickory Woman Jailed on Larceny Charges

35-year-old Erika Nicole Self of 5th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 4 p.m. yesterday (September 16) on one count each of felony larceny and habitual larceny. She was also charged with a parole violation.…

Three Suspects Arrested In Iredell County Drug Investigation

43-year-old Erik Michael Bafford and 42-year-old Jaime Beth Duncan, both of the same Birchwood Road, Statesville, address, and 30-year-old Kristopher Dennis Young of Bristol Road in Statesville were arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. Bafford and Duncan were charged with…

Thursday Morning COVID-19 Update: Death Reported In Caldwell, Cases Reported In Three Hickory Metro Counties

30 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Catawba County Wednesday (September 16), increasing the overall total to 2,895, with 51 deaths. There are 15 people hospitalized, two more than were reported in the Tuesday (September 15) update. Caldwell County…

Kidnapping, Sexual Battery Charges Filed Against Statesville Man

35-year-old Rohit Patel of Twilight Lane in Statesville was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony second-degree kidnapping and two counts of misdemeanor sexual battery. According to information released Wednesday (September 16), on August 29, 2020, deputies…

Wanted Suspects Sought In Area County

Suspects are being sought by authorities in Iredell County. The current most wanted list includes multiple suspects who are facing felony charges. 22-year-old Quadarius Dewayne Bailey is wanted for felony strangulation, assault on a female, and common law robbery. Bailey’s…

Church Break-in With Vandalism Under Investigation

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the break-in to a church that included vandalism and the theft of items. The Sheriff’s Office responded to Israel Chapel AME at 2713 Israel Chapel Church Road in Connelly Springs in reference to…

Denver Man Arrested in Connection to Vehicle & Business Break-Ins

25-year-old Marcus Daniel Sintoni of Nellie Circle of Denver has been arrested by Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Detectives for felony breaking & entering a building and misdemeanor breaking into a coin or currency machine. He was also charged with seven felony…

30 New COVID-19 Cases Reported In Catawba County Today, 24 In Burke

30 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Catawba County today (September 16), increasing the overall total to 2,895, with 51 deaths. There are 15 people hospitalized, two more than were reported in the Tuesday (September 15) update. The percentage…

Lenoir Man Charged With Stealing From Employer

34-year-old Robert Lee Netherton of Alfred Hartley Road in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (September 15) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny by employee, breaking and entering, and larceny after breaking and entering. Netherton was…

Second Suspect Arrested in Connection to June 2020 Robbery

32-year-old Angelica Sasha Linebarger of 12th Street Drive S.W. in Hickory was served a grand jury indictment by Hickory Police early this morning (September 16) for common law robbery, breaking & entering, and larceny of a motor vehicle. Linebarger was…

Hudson Woman Charged With Meth Possession

24-year-old Samantha Leanne Mclean of Hillcrest Street in Hudson was arrested Tuesday (September 15) by Hudson Police Officers. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and two counts of failure to appear. Mclean was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center…

Two Arrested in Hickory on Drug & Firearms Charges

25-year-old Tyler David Swink of Rifle Range Road in Conover and 23-year-old Jennifer Lynn Hughes of Olde School Drive in Hickory were both arrested by Hickory Police just after ten o’clock last night (September 15). Swink was charged with one…

Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update: Deaths Reported In Catawba County Tuesday

Two COVID-19-related deaths were reported Tuesday (September 15) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 51 since the start of the pandemic. In addition, 18 new cases of the coronavirus were reported, increasing the overall total to…

Newton Man Charged With Break-in, Assault

33-year-old Jonathan Ray Lail of Woodstone Drive in Newton was arrested Sunday (September 13) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony breaking and entering with intent to terrorize or injure. In addition, Lail is charged with misdemeanor counts…

Statesville Man Charged With Felony Drug Offenses In Catawba County

26-year-old Travis Cornelius Pharr of Liles Lane in Statesville was arrested Sunday (September 13) by Catawba Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts possession of schedule II controlled substance and possession of controlled substance on prison or jail premises. In…

Denver Woman Charged In Theft Of Items Which Were Later Pawned

55-year-old Allison Leigh Dunn of Todd Lane in Denver, N.C. was arrested Monday (September 14) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering to a building, larceny, possession of stolen goods, and obtaining property…

Hickory City Council Meets Tonight: Fire Department Achieves Highest Rating

Hickory City Council met in regular session tonight (September 15). Minutes, second readings, and the consent agenda were all approved. North Carolina Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey presented the Hickory Fire Department with a Class 1 rating,…

Deputies Search for Suspect who Crashed on Snow Creek Rd.

This morning (September 15), Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Deputies pursued a reckless driver who was also suspected of narcotics possession. That driver wrecked his vehicle on Snow Creek Road and fled on foot. At last report, that person had not been…

Coronavirus-Associated Deaths Reported In Catawba County

Two COVID-19-related deaths were reported today (September 15) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 51 since the start of the pandemic. In addition, 18 new cases of the coronavirus were reported, increasing the overall total to…

Morganton Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Marijuana Charge

22-year-old Cody Lee Osborne of Old Creek Road in Morganton was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (September 15) for felony possession of marijuana. Osborne was taken into custody without incident at 4:45 a.m. today at a business address…

Hickory Woman Arrested on Firearms & Assault Warrants from Iredell

19-year-old Anaya Tervon Williams of 7th Street S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 10:40 Monday morning (September 14) on one felony count of discharging a firearm into occupied property and two felony counts of assault with a…

Suspects Charged In Heroin Trafficking Investigation

34-year-old Jessica Amber Ruch of Newton was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with trafficking in heroin, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, maintaining a vehicle to transport a controlled substance, felony possession of marijuana, conspiracy…

Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Update: New Cases Reported In All Four Hickory Metro Counties (Updated With Fourth Alexander County Death)

Catawba County Public Health reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 Monday (September 14), increasing the total to 2,847. There have been 49 coronavirus-related deaths in Catawba County since the start of the pandemic. Public Health reported that there were 12…

Cocaine Possession Charge Lodged Against Morganton Man

40-year-old Javar Angel Nieves of Hartland Forest Road in Morganton was arrested Monday (September 14) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of cocaine. Nieves is also charged with altered registration. Nieves was brought to the Caldwell…

Statesville Man Charged With Meth Possession In Catawba County

41-year-old Victor Lejuan Wilkes of Gray Street in Statesville was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, and open container. Wilkes was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning…

Hickory Man Arrested On Charges Of Drug Possession, Altering Serial Numbers

31-year-old Seth Dixon Stepp of 16th Street NE in Hickory was arrested Monday (September 14) by Long View Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance and altering serial numbers. In addition, Stepp is…

Firearm, Stolen Property Charges Lodged Against Lenoir Man

52-year-old Milton Tyrone Scott of Fiesta Court in Lenoir was arrested Monday (September 14) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon, and possession of stolen property.…

Authorities In Caldwell County Issue Firearm Charge Against Jefferson Woman

52-year-old Tina Leanne Wray of Jefferson, N.C. was arrested Monday (September 14) by Hudson Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon. Wray was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center where bond was set…

Hickory Man Charged With Meth Possession In Caldwell County

33-year-old Johnny Mcterry Smith III of 6th Street SW in Hickory was arrested Friday (September 11) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor failure to appear. Smith was brought to the Caldwell County…

13 New COVID-19 Infections Reported Today In Catawba County

Catawba County Public Health reports 13 new cases of COVID-19 today (September 14), increasing the total to 2,847. There have been 49 coronavirus-related deaths in Catawba County since the start of the pandemic. Public Health says there are 12 people…

Georgia Man Busted in Iredell for Ecstasy & Firearms

28-year-old Justin Giovanni Ross of Hampton, Georgia was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (September 13) on one felony count each of possession of M.D.M.A. and possession of a stolen firearm. He was also charged with one misdemeanor count…

Hickory Man Faces Felony Assault Charge

23-year-old Jeffery Allen Wood, Jr. of North Center Street in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before noon yesterday (September 13) for felony assault inflicting serious injury. Wood was taken into custody without incident at the Hickory Police Department…

Maiden Woman Arrested in Hickory on Larceny Charge from Lincoln County

41-year-old Brandilyn Leann Canipe of Lilly Trail in Maiden was arrested by Hickory Police just after four o’clock Friday afternoon (September 11) on felony counts of larceny and interfering with an electronic monitoring device. The charges are from Lincoln County.…

Meth Possession Among Charges Filed Against Lenoir Man

59-year-old Jimmie Dean Sparks of McCray Creek Road in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (September 12) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and simple possession of schedule II controlled substance. Sparks was brought to the Caldwell County…

Multiple Drug Charges Filed Against Lenoir Man

44-year-old Gerard Andre Caldwell of Vance Street in Lenoir was arrested Friday (September 11) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of crack cocaine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance,…

Weapon Charge Lodged Against Suspect Arrested In Burke County

51-year-old Thomas Joseph Jenkins was arrested Friday (September 11) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony possession of a weapon by a felon. Jenkins was arrested shortly after 3 p.m. Friday. He is not currently listed as an…

Monday Morning COVID-19 Update: 14 New Cases Reported Sunday In Catawba County

14 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Sunday (September 13) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 2,834, with 49 deaths. The 49th coronavirus-related death in Catawba County was reported Friday (September 11). There were 11 people…

Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Charges Filed Against Man Arrested By Burke Sheriff’s Office

26-year-old Cameron Lee Stamey was arrested Friday (September 11) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Stamey was arrested just after 2 p.m. Friday. He is…

Felony Drug Charge Lodged Against Woman Arrested In Burke County

34-year-old Miranda Elizabeth Jackson was arrested Sunday (September 13) by authorities in Burke County. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Jackson was arrested shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday and placed in jail in Morganton under $5,000…

Woman Arrested In Burke County On Drug Charges

49-year-old April Michelle Richardson was arrested Sunday (September 13) by authorities in Burke County. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance along with misdemeanor counts of possession of schedule IV and VI controlled substances. Richardson was arrested…

Lenoir Man Charged With Rape, Burglary

49-year-old Chester Leon Ferguson III of NW Wheeler Street in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (September 13) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of second-degree rape and first-degree burglary. In addition, Ferguson is charged with failure to appear…

Hickory Man Charged With Firearm Offense

30-year-old Antonio Markel Hewitt of 12th Street SW in Hickory was arrested Saturday (September 12) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon along with two misdemeanor counts of communicating threats and…

Sunday COVID-19 Update: 18 New Cases Saturday In Catawba County, 40th Death Reported In Burke

18 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Saturday (September 13) in Catawba County, increasing the overall total to 2,820, with 49 deaths. There were 10 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba County. The 40th COVID-19-related death was reported Saturday…

Authorities Seeking Motorcyclist Involved In Pursuit That Resulted In Wreck

Thursday (September 10), at 7:59 p.m., while Burke County detectives were traveling east on Interstate 40, they noticed a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed was catching up with them from behind. The motorcycle abruptly changed lanes narrowly…

Saturday COVID-19 Update: Deaths Reported In Three Hickory Metro Counties Friday

Caldwell County learned of its 25th COVID-19-related death Friday (September 11). The patient was over the age of 75 and had underlying conditions. 14 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed Friday in Caldwell County, increasing the total to 1,558.…

COVID-19 Deaths Reported Today In Catawba, Burke Counties

The 49th COVID-19-related death was reported today (September 11) by Catawba County Public Health. In addition, 35 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Catawba County, raising the overall total to 2,802. There are ten people hospitalized with COVID-19,…

Train Strikes Pedestrian In Long View

A Hickory man sustained critical injuries as a result of being struck by a train in Long View Thursday night (September 10). According to the Long View Police Department, the incident occurred at 10:20 p.m. Thursday on the 2500 Block…

Free Flu Shots Available for Veterans

Starting Monday (September 14), all enrolled Veterans at the Western North Carolina V.A. Health Care System will have the opportunity to receive a free flu shot. Veterans who already have scheduled appointments may receive their flu shots at the time…

Conover Police Arrest Man On Stolen Vehicle Charge

51-year-old John Randolph Howell of East Ridge Drive in Conover was arrested today (September 11) by Conover Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Howell was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $2,000 bond.…

9/11 Ceremonies Held Today, Parade Started In Hickory & Ended In Lenoir

On this date 19 years ago, the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington and the related plane crash in Pennsylvania occurred during the morning hours. Approximately 3,000 lives were lost on that day in 2001. Hickory held a 9/11…

Silver Alert Issued for Mooresville Man

The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man. He is 75-year-old George Henry Thompson. Citizens are asked to be on the lookout for Mr. Thompson, who is believed to be suffering from…

Friday Morning COVID-19 Update: Death Reported In Burke County, 48 New Cases In Caldwell

14 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Thursday (September 10) in Catawba County, increasing the overall total to 2,767, with 48 deaths. Hospitalizations remained in the single digits for the second straight day, with a total of nine Catawba County…

9/11 Ceremonies Scheduled In Hickory Metro

Today is September 11, it’s been 19 years since the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington and the related plane crash in Pennsylvania. Approximately 3,000 lives were lost on that day in 2001. Due to COVID-19, area municipalities will…

Stolen Vehicle Charge Lodged Against Lenoir Man

24-year-old Joseph Mark Greene of Zacks Fork Road in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (September 10) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Greene was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center where…

Burglary, Assault Charges From Caldwell County Filed Against Morganton Man

30-year-old Joshua Lamar Hood of Crystal Creek Road in Morganton was arrested Thursday (September 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of first-degree burglary and assault inflicting serious injury. Hood was brought to the Caldwell County…

Conspiracy Charge Filed In Iredell County Case

39-year-old Coty Sherrill Speight of Cleveland, North Carolina, was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with conspiracy to commit felony larceny. According to information released Thursday (September 10), criminal investigators with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office had investigated…

COVID-19 Hospitalizations In Catawba County Remain In Single-Digits

14 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed today (September 10) in Catawba County, increasing the overall total to 2,767, with 48 deaths. Hospitalizations remained in the single digits for the second straight day, with a total of nine Catawba…

Construction On Pedestrian Bridge To Close Portion Of N.C. 127

Pending appropriate weather, City Walk contractors will continue construction work on the N.C. 127 pedestrian bridge in Hickory this weekend. Weather permitting, N.C. 127 will be closed between First Avenue SE and First Avenue NE from 6 p.m. on Friday…

Two Arrested in Hickory on Stolen Vehicle Charges

39-year-old Jessie Henry Hammer of Jessie Mays Lane in Taylorsville and 39-year-old Jennifer Christine Dunlap of Deaton Hill Drive in Charlotte were both arrested by Hickory early this morning (September 10). They were each charged with one felony count of…

Two Men Arrested in Hickory on Felony Drug Charges

38-year-old Edwin Lawrence Lawing, Jr. of Cedar Valley Road in Hudson and 30-year-old Donald Lee Harvell Townsend of Keller Street in Claremont were both arrested by Hickory shortly before ten o’clock last night (September 9). Lawing was charged with trafficking…

COVID-19 Update Issued By Alexander County Officials

The Alexander County Health Department issued a COVID-19 update this morning (September 10). The county has added 41 cases since the last report issued by health officials, increasing the total number of infections to 450, with three deaths. There are…

Man Arrested In Connection To Shooting In Newton

24-year-old Jernico Jayquan Linder of 20th Avenue Drive NE in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (September 8) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, first degree burglary, and discharge…

Thursday Morning COVID-19 Update: Cases Reported In Three Hickory Metro Counties Wednesday

18 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Wednesday (September 9) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 2,753, with 48 deaths. Hospitalizations dropped into the single digits, there were eight coronavirus patients in the hospital in Catawba County…

11-Year-Old From Taylorsville Killed In Blue Ridge Parkway Crash

A motorcycle crash that claimed the life of an 11-year-old from Taylorsville is under investigation. The incident occurred Sunday (September 6) near Blowing Rock. A news release from the National Park Service says Jason Kruk of Taylorsville was operating a…

Rutherfordton Man Charged With Stealing Items From Morganton Business

51-year-old Vincent Antwain Harrison of Rutherfordton was arrested by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He was charged with felony larceny along with misdemeanor counts of larceny and possession of stolen goods. A second suspect was arrested in this case and charged…

Connelly Springs Woman Charged With Heroin Possession

35-year-old Priscilla Dawn Moody of Rhodhiss Road in Connelly Springs was arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. She was charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance (heroin). According to information released Wednesday (September 9), on August 23, 2020,…

Statesville Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Meth Charge

22-year-old Un’Tre Labron Millsaps of Diamond Street in Statesville was arrested by Hickory Police at about 9:15 last night (September 8) on an outstanding felony warrant issued in Iredell County in October of last year. He was charged with possession…

Vale Man Faces Extradition to Tennessee

27-year-old Damon Joseph Scronce of Hope Road in Vale has been served a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. He is wanted by the Carter Co. Sheriff’s Office in Elizabethton, Tennessee for a probation violation. Scronce…

Catawba County COVID-19 Hospitalizations Drop Into Single-Digits

18 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed today (September 9) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 2,753, with 48 deaths. Hospitalizations dropped into the single digits, there were eight coronavirus patients in the hospital in Catawba County…

Catawba County Inmate Faces Extradition to S.C.

34-year-old Michael Ray Moshier of Cherryville, N.C. has been served a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. He is wanted by authorities in Gaffney in Cherokee County, South Carolina for a felony probation violation. The warrant…

Homeless Hickory Man Faces Felony Cocaine Charge

41-year-old Thalmus Jaton Linder, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (September 9) on one felony count of possession of cocaine and single misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia,…

Two Arrested on Felony Meth Charges in Hickory

53-year-old Mark Brian Morris, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, and 45-year-old Jennifer Joy Runco of 39th Street S.W. in Hickory were both arrested by Hickory Police at about 9:50 last night (September 8). They were each…

Conover Man Arrested in Hickory on Multiple Counts of Failure to Appear

30-year-old Pang Yee Vue of Conover Boulevard East in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (September 9) for failure to appear. Vue reportedly failed to appear in court on two felony probation violations and one count of…

Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update: Deaths Reported In Burke, Caldwell Counties, Cluster Reported At Caldwell Courthouse

Five new cases of COVID-19 were reported Tuesday (September 8) by Catawba County Public Health. It was the second straight day that the number of new cases reported in Catawba County have been in the single digits, the first time…

Caldwell County Man Charged With Having Possession Of Counterfeit Item

67-year-old Richard Wayne Vassey of Kristen Lane in Hudson was arrested Saturday (September 5) by Hudson Police Officers. He was charged with possession of a counterfeit instrument. Vassey was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center where bond was set…

Statutory Rape Charge Lodged Against Lenoir Man

37-year-old Roger Lee Keller of Dimmette Road in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (September 8) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony statutory rape of a child 15-years-old or younger. Keller was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center in…

Fatal Shooting Under Investigation

A fatal shooting earlier this week is under investigation. At 7:09 a.m. Monday (September 7) the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received several 911 calls about a shooting that occurred on Toby’s Footlog Drive off Howard’s Bridge Road in Union Grove.…

Woman Charged With String Of Drug Offenses, Jailed Under 250K Bond

50-year-old Kimberly Rice Garrison of Meadow Lane in Mooresville was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of trafficking level II hydrocodone by possession and transport, possession with intent to sell or deliver methamphetamine and hydrocodone…

Morganton Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Meth Charge

38-year-old Travis Brandon Ford of North Anderson Street in Morganton was arrested by Hickory Police at about 9:20 Sunday night (September 6) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) and one misdemeanor count of…

Single Digit New COVID-19 Cases In Back To Back Days In Catawba County, 38th Death Reported In Burke

Five new cases of COVID-19 were reported today (September 8) by Catawba County Public Health. It’s the second straight day that the number of new cases reported have been in the single digits, the first time that has happened since…

Lenoir Man Arrested in Hickory on B&E and Larceny Charges

24-year-old Chase Nathaniel Webb of Hayes Street in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (September 8) on felony counts of breaking & entering, larceny, and possession of stolen goods. The warrants for his arrest were issued in…

Newton Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Meth Charge

35-year-old David Anthony Dial, Jr. of North Hildebran Avenue in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police early Saturday morning (September 5) for felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a schedule II controlled substance. While conducting a property…

High Point Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Drug Charge from Guilford County

32-year-old Derrick Warren Garris of High Point, N.C. was arrested by Hickory Police at about 12:35 Saturday afternoon (September 5) for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance, along with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and second-degree…

Hickory Man Faces Felony Habitual Larceny Charge

38-year-old Aaron Lee Geter of 7th Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 4:45 Sunday afternoon (September 6) for felony habitual larceny. Geter was arrested after Hickory Police responded to a larceny call at the Belk…

Hickory Man Arrested on Robbery Charges from Jackson County, N.C.

32-year-old Geno Marquis Jordan of 3rd Street S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 9:15 Friday morning (September 4) on one felony count each of robbery with firearms or other dangerous weapons, conspiracy to commit robbery with…

Hickory Man Arrested on Warrant for Obtaining Property by False Pretenses

45-year-old Christopher Michael Pichalsky of 3rd Avenue Place S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about one o’clock Saturday afternoon (September 5) on an outstanding felony warrant. He was charged with failure to appear in court for obtaining…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Drug Offenses

50-year-old Charles Lynn Bentley of Sigmon Drive in Granite Falls was arrested Friday (September 4) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and maintain a vehicle for controlled substance. In addition, Bentley is charged…

Woman Charged With Possession Of Drugs At Jail

47-year-old Lisa Ray Campbell Jolin of Wilkesboro Highway in Statesville was arrested Monday (September 7) by Granite Falls Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of controlled substance at a penal institution, along with counts of failure to appear, driving…

Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Update: Cases Reported In Three Hickory Metro Counties

Two new cases of COVID-19 were reported Monday (September 7) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 2,730, with 48 deaths. There were 12 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba County Monday. 12 additional COVID-19 infections…

Indecent Liberties Charge Filed Against Morganton Man

30-year-old Antonio Vincent Patton of West Union Street in Morganton was arrested Monday (September 7) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony indecent liberties with a child. Patton was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center where bond…

Hickory Man Charged With Vehicle Theft

23-year-old Tracy Shane Rudisill of 3rd Avenue Place SE in Hickory was arrested Sunday (September 6) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Rudisill…

Hickory Man Charged With Drug Offenses

48-year-old Paul Stephen Price of 10th Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested Monday (September 7) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, simple possession of schedule III controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Price was jailed…

Woman Arrested Following Collision Resulting In Two Fatalities

21-year-old Madison Jane Mahagan of Durham was arrested Friday (September 4) by Boone Police Officers. She’s charged with driving while impaired following a late Friday night wreck that claimed the lives of two Maryland residents. Friday at 11:02 p.m., the…

Monday COVID-19 Update: 13 New Cases Sunday In Catawba County

13 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Sunday (September 6) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 2,728, with 48 deaths. There were 12 patients hospitalized with the coronavirus Sunday in Catawba County. No new cases of…

COVID-19 Update: 19 New Cases In Catawba County, Death Reported In Burke

19 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Catawba County Saturday (September 5), increasing the total to 2,715, with 48 deaths. There were 12 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba County. Burke County Public Health was notified Friday evening…

West Virginia Woman Charged With Drug, Weapon Offenses In Catawba County

49-year-old Susan Lee Cook of Glen Dales, West Virginia, was arrested today (September 6) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor carrying a concealed weapon. Cook was jailed in the Catawba County Detention…

Maiden Man Charged With Drug Offenses

31-year-old Aaron Paul Mingus of Bradford Lane in Maiden was arrested Saturday (September 5) by Maiden Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, simple possession of schedule II controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Mingus was incarcerated in…

Unemployment Rates Increase Across Hickory Metro

Unemployment rates rose in all four Hickory Metro counties and in all but one county in the state of North Carolina according to the latest update. The monthly employment report was issued last week by the North Carolina Department of…

Wanted Suspects Sought In Area County

Authorities in Iredell County are continuing to seek wanted suspects. 40-year-old Anthony Lynn Keller is wanted on counts of felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. The last known address for Keller is 185 Jim Barnes Lane…

Heroin Possession Charge Lodged Against Taylorsville Woman

41-year-old Amanda Nicole Childers of Old Landfill Road in Taylorsville was arrested Saturday (September 5) by Long View Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of heroin. Childers was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond. A…

Caldwell County Man Charged With Meth Possession

33-year-old Joshua Glenn Wagoner of Cantelmo Place in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (September 3) by Lenoir Police Officers. He was charged with possession of methamphetamine. Wagoner was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center where bond was set at $10,000…

Saturday COVID-19 Update: New Cases Reported In Three Hickory Metro Counties Friday

Eight new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Friday (September 4) in Catawba County, increasing the total to 2,696, with 48 deaths. There were 12 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba County. Four new cases of COVID-19 have been added…

Catawba County Inmate Served with Fugitive Warrant from S.C.

45-year-old Jeremy Jason Herron of Mauldin, S.C. has been served a felony warrant as fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. Herron was initially arrested by Hickory Police on August 12 on a number of felony drug charges involving heroin and…

Caldwell County Woman Arrested On Forgery Charges

36-year-old Telisha Ann Godfrey of Winfield Place SW in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (September 4) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of forgery of an instrument and uttering a forged instrument. Godfrey was brought to the Caldwell…

Lenoir Man Charged With Firearm Offense

29-year-old Jackie Lynn Sanders of NW Hayes Place in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (September 3) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Sanders was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center…

Catawba County Health Officials Report Eight COVID-19 Cases Today, Phase 2.5 To Begin At 5 p.m.

Eight new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed today (September 4) in Catawba County, increasing the total to 2,696, with 48 deaths. There were 12 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba County. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced Tuesday that…

City Of Hickory Announces Operational Changes For Phase 2.5

As North Carolina enters Safer At Home Phase 2.5 of easing COVID-19 restrictions (5 p.m. today, September 4), the City of Hickory announced the following operational changes and updates today. Hickory Public Library will continue to provide limited computer access…

Hickory Man Arrested in Connection to August 11 Break-In

31-year-old Edgar Flores Lozada of 14th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:30 this morning (September 4) on an outstanding felony warrant. He was charged with receiving stolen goods or property in connection to a…

Hickory Man Re-Arrested in Connection to Feb. ’19 Cocaine Charges

40-year-old Larry Elwood-Brown Steptoe of 11th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about nine o’clock last night (September 3) on one felony count each of possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine and maintaining a…

Two Arrested in Hickory on Heroin & Marijuana Charges

38-year-old Erika Shay Ballard of 11th Avenue S.E. in Hickory and 37-year-old Quantay Anthony Gaither of McKay Road in Newton were both arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (September 4). Ballard was charged with felony possession of a schedule…

Break-ins To Unlocked Vehicles With The Theft Of Firearms Under Investigation

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a rash of break-ins to unlocked vehicles at homes west of Lincolnton. The break-ins occurred on August 29 to unlocked vehicles parked at residences on Rock Dam Road, Daniels Road, Guy Heavner Road, and…

Morganton Residents Charged With Drug Offenses Following Investigation

61-year-old Bruce Allen Hanna of Silver Creek Church Road and 31-year-old Stephanie Denise Brown of East Union Street, both from Morganton, were arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. Hanna is charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture,…

Friday Morning COVID-19 Update: Deaths Reported In Burke, Caldwell, Outbreak in Catawba

Catawba County Public Health is investigating a newly identified outbreak of COVID-19 at Conover Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where two residents and one staff member have tested positive for the virus. 20 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Thursday (September…

Company To Locate In Hickory, Create 300 Jobs

MaxPax LLC, a contract packaging company, plans to locate in a 158,000 square foot facility located at 1140 Tate Boulevard SE in Hickory. MaxPax plans to invest $9.55 million in building renovations and machinery and equipment and create 300 new…

COVID-19 Outbreak Confirmed At Catawba County Facility, 20 New Cases Today

Catawba County Public Health is investigating a newly identified outbreak of COVID-19 at Conover Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where two residents and one staff member have tested positive for the virus. The facility has informed patients, their family members, and…

Taylorsville Woman Arrested in Hickory on Failure to Appear Warrants from Iredell

28-year-old Anastasia Dawn Shuford of N.C. Highway 90 East in Taylorsville was arrested by Hickory Police just after ten o’clock last night (September 2) on multiple counts of failure to appear. The warrants for her arrest were issued in Iredell…

Hickory Teen Jailed for Failure to Appear on Multiple Meth Charges

19-year-old Christian Allen Michael Keller of 18th Street N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 6:50 p.m. yesterday (September 2) on a number of warrants for failure to appear. Keller reportedly failed to appear in court on two…

Thursday Morning COVID-19 Update: Deaths Reported Wednesday In Catawba, Caldwell Counties

The 48th COVID-19-related death was reported by Catawba County Public Health Wednesday (September 2). In addition, 12 new cases of the coronavirus were reported, making the county’s total 2,668. There were 12 people hospitalized with COVID-19, the same total as…

Lenoir Man Charged With Vehicle Theft, Fleeing From Police

31-year-old Willie Ferman Ferguson IV of Calvary Place NW in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (September 2) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and flee to…

Lenoir Man Arrested On Fugitive Warrant

37-year-old William Forest Wiseman of Jason Place in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (September 2) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged on a warrant as a fugitive from another state along with counts of failure to appear for felony possession of…

Shooting in Hickory Leaves One Person in Critical Condition

Earlier today (September 2), deputies with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a person being shot at a residence on 28th Street NE off of Kool Park Road. When deputies arrived they learned that a 39-year-old…

COVID-19 Death Reported In Catawba County, New Cases Confirmed In Catawba & Burke Today

The 48th COVID-19-related death was reported by Catawba County Public Health today (September 2). In addition, 12 new cases of the coronavirus were reported, making the county’s total 2,668. There were 12 people hospitalized with COVID-19, the same total as…

Mooresville Man Busted for L.S.D.

21-year-old John William Cox III of Brook Ridge Lane in Mooresville has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers on one felony count of possession with intent to sell & deliver a schedule I controlled substance (L.S.D.) and misdemeanor counts…

Conover Woman Arrested at Hickory Hotel on Felony Drug Warrants

35-year-old Kingsley Michelle Perkins of North McLin Creek Road in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police early shortly after noon yesterday (September 1) on two outstanding felony warrants and a misdemeanor warrant. She faces charges for possession with intent to…

Three Suspects Arrested on Drug Charges in Six Days at Same Newton Residence

Catawba County Deputies arrested three people (one of them twice) on felony drug charges in six days at the same residence in Newton. 45-year-old Phillip Anthony Godfrey of Viewpoint Road in Newton and 51-year-old Jeffrey Ben Pavkovich of Gainesville, Georgia…

Newton Man Arrested on Stolen Vehicle Charge

27-year-old William Robert Stull of Sommer Dale Lane in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police at 8:10 last night (September 1) on one felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia…

Morganton Man Charged With Weapon, Stolen Vehicle Counts

22-year-old Matthew Wade Kersey of Shatman Road in Morganton was arrested Monday (August 31) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of a stolen firearm. Kersey was brought…

Maiden Man Charged With Weapon Offenses

30-year-old Joshua Lee Beaty of Water Plant Road in Maiden was arrested Tuesday (September 1) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with felony counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a weapon…

Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update: Death Reported Tuesday In Catawba County, Phase 2.5 Announced By Governor

A coronavirus-related death was reported Tuesday (September 1) in Catawba County, increasing the overall total to 47 since the start of the pandemic. 12 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Tuesday by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total…

Hickory City Council Meets, Votes To Install Waterline To Service Airport Hangar

Hickory City Council met in regular session Tuesday night (September 1). Minutes, second readings, and the consent agenda were all approved. City Manager Warren Wood spoke during Matters Not on the Agenda about the installing of a waterline to service…

Lincolnton Man Arrested By Maiden Police On Weapon, Theft Charges

23-year-old Kalob Ryan Pegram of Shoal Road in Lincolnton was arrested Tuesday (September 1) by Maiden Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon along with misdemeanor counts of carrying a concealed gun, larceny, and…

Two Suspects Charged In Connection To Break-ins, Thefts

23-year-old Christopher Gage Handy of Turnersburg Highway and 32-year-old Derek Kane Smith of Fieldstone Circle, both from Statesville, were arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. Handy is charged with three felony counts apiece of breaking and entering and larceny after…

North Carolina to Move Into “Stay at Home Phase 2.5”

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper today (September 1) announced that the state will move into “Stay at Home Phase 2.5” starting at 5 p.m. this Friday (September 4). Museums and aquariums will be allowed to open at 50% capacity, while…

COVID-19 Death Reported In Catawba County, 12 New Cases, 31 Cases Confirmed Today In Burke

A coronavirus-related death was reported today (September 1) in Catawba County, increasing the overall total to 47 since the start of the pandemic. 12 new cases of COVID-19 were reported today by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total…

Ferguson Man Charged With Meth Possession By Caldwell County Authorities

35-year-old Joshua Garris Hamby of Yadkin View Drive in Ferguson was arrested Sunday (August 30) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Hamby was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000 bond. A…

Hickory Man Jailed on Meth & Heroin Charges

51-year-old Charles Loman Lee Houser II of 12th Street Place N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (September 1) on one felony count each of possession of a schedule I controlled substance (heroin) and possession of…

Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Update: Deaths Reported Monday In Catawba, Alexander Counties

The 46th COVID-19-related death was reported Monday (August 31) by Catawba County Public Health. In addition, seven new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Monday, upping the overall total to 2,644. There were 13 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba…

Lenoir Man Charged With Having Drugs At Jail

37-year-old Denard Anthony Blakeney of NW Calvary Place in Lenoir was arrested Friday (August 28) by Lenoir Police Officers. He was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance at a penal institution. Blakeney was also charged with probation violation…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle Offense

31-year-old Johnathan Benjamin Penley of Lee Pearson Road in Granite Falls was arrested Monday (August 31) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and speeding to elude arrest. Penley is also…

Newton Woman Charged With Break-in, Theft Counts

42-year-old Laurie Ann Hall of North Caldwell Avenue in Newton was arrested Sunday (August 30) by Newton Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of stolen goods. Hall is…

Newton Residents Charged With Drug Offenses

45-year-old Phillip Anthony Godfrey and 48-year-old Christopher Andrew Godfrey, both of the same Viewpoint Road, Newton address, were arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance…

Hickory Police Investigating Shooting in N.E. Hickory

Hickory Police are investigating a shooting that occurred near the Cubbard Express store on 16th Street N.E. in Hickory. H.P.D. took the call at 1:51 this afternoon (August 31). One victim entered the store after being shot. That victim sustained…

Taylorsville Man Arrested in Hickory on Forgery Charge

25-year-old Kenneth Travis Shomaker of Horseshoe Bend Drive in Taylorsville was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:35 Friday afternoon (August 28) on one felony count of forgery of endorsement. The warrant for his arrest was issued in October of…

Hickory Man Charged with Possession of Stolen Vehicle

31-year-old Seth Dixon Stepp of 37th Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 9:30 Saturday night (August 29) on one felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Stepp was arrested after Police responded to…

Lenoir Man Charged With Vehicle Break-in

36-year-old Michael Charles Jones of Small Circle in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (August 29) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering to a motor vehicle and larceny after breaking and entering. Jones was…

COVID-19-Associated Death Reported In Catawba County

The 46th COVID-19-related death was reported today (August 31) by Catawba County Public Health. Seven fatalities connected to the coronavirus have been reported in Catawba County since last Monday (August 24). In addition, seven new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed…

Claremont Man Faces Felony Charge for Attempting to Conceal Evidence

26-year-old Ian Maurice McMahon of Bethany Church Road in Claremont was arrested by Hickory Police at 9:35 Friday night (August 28) on one felony count of altering, destroying, or stealing evidence of criminal conduct and one misdemeanor count of simple…

Suspect Sought In Home Invasion, Resident Shot By Offender

A Bethlehem man was shot during a home-invasion on Friday (August 31) and a suspect was being sought. According to Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman, a 76-year old male was assaulted in his home on Steel Bridge Loop around 7:30…

Hickory Man Charged with Felony Robbery

30-year-old Winford Walter Baldwin of 21st Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (August 31) on one felony count of common law robbery. He was arrested after Police responded to a robbery at a gas…

Denver Man Arrested in Hickory on Sexual Exploitation Charge from Lincoln County

34-year-old Sammy Adrian Gilham of Lakehaven Drive in Denver, N.C. was arrested by Hickory Police Friday afternoon (August 28) on one felony count of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. The warrant for his arrest was issued in Lincoln County…

Burke Sheriff’s Office Provides Update On Case Involving Complaint Filed By Rutherford College Resident

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office has provided an update on a situation involving a complaint about an individual claiming to be police officer. Last Tuesday (August 25), as we previously reported on WHKY, a woman in Rutherford College reported to…

Monday Morning COVID-19 Update: 23 New Cases Reported Sunday In Catawba, 10 In Burke

23 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Sunday (August 30) by Catawba County Public Health, raising the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 2,637, with 45 deaths. The 45th coronavirus-related death was reported Saturday. There…

Newton Man Arrested On Meth Possession, Failure To Appear Charges

45-year-old William Thomas Thompkins of West 20th Street in Newton was arrested Friday (August 28) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine. In addition, Thompkins is charged with failure to appear on counts of possession of a…

Meth Possession Among Charges Filed By Conover PD Against Statesville Man

49-year-old Michael Shawn Duncan of Statesville was arrested Friday (August 28) by Conover Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, and felony probation violation out of county. Duncan…

Newton PD Arrests Statesville Man On String Of Charges

33-year-old Christian Dean Catarino of South Center Street in Statesville was arrested Saturday (August 29) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle,…

Sunday COVID-19 Update: Death Reported In Catawba County Saturday

A COVID-19-associated death was reported Saturday (August 29) in Catawba County, the 45th coronavirus-related fatality in Catawba since the start of the pandemic. 15 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Friday (August 28) by Catawba County Public Health, upping the…

Eight Hickory Metro Residents Sentenced In Multi-Agency Drug Investigation

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division partnered with sixteen local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in an investigation that led to the conviction of ten defendants on Friday (August 28) in federal court in Charlotte. Eight of these…

Saturday COVID-19 Update: Death Reported In Burke, 20 New Cases Confirmed Friday In Catawba

20 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Friday (August 28) by Catawba County Public Health, raising the overall total to 2,599, with 44 deaths. There were 14 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba County, one more than Thursday (August…

Three S.C. Residents Arrested in Hickory on Felony Drug Charges

37-year-old Vitaly Vladimirovic Vorobyev of Inman, South Carolina, along with 36-year-old Blong Ly Vang and 39-year-old Green Xiong, both from different addresses in Spartanburg, S.C., were all arrested early this morning (August 28) by Hickory Police. Vorobyev was charged with…

Valdese Man Charged In Connection To Church Break-in

25-year-old Nicholas Lee Pearson of Pineburr Avenue SE in Valdese was arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering to a place of worship and larceny after breaking and entering. On August 25,…

Catawba County Public Health Reports 20 New Cases Of COVID-19

20 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed today (August 28) by Catawba County Public Health, raising the overall total to 2,599, with 44 deaths. There are 14 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba County, one more than Thursday. Catawba…

Suspects Sought In Vehicle Break-in

Two suspects are being sought by authorities in connection to a vehicle break-in. Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers are seeking 18-year-old William Tyler Suber and 18-year-old Antonio Shaquan Griffin, both of the same Market Street, Statesville, address. On August 16, 2020,…

Friday Morning COVID-19 Update: Deaths Reported Thursday In Catawba, Burke Counties

The 44th COVID-19-associated death since the start of the pandemic was reported Thursday (August 27) by Catawba County Public Health. In addition, 29 new coronavirus infections were reported Thursday, increasing the overall total to 2,579. There were 13 people hospitalized…

Newton Man Charged With Meth Precursor Offense

40-year-old Chad Jinnings Miller of Shady Lane in Newton was arrested Thursday (August 27) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture methamphetamine precursor. Miller was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility without bond.…

Catawba County Stolen Vehicle, Meth Charges Lodged Against Cleveland County Man

34-year-old Michael Ray Moshier of the Cleveland County town of Grover was arrested Thursday (August 27) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of methamphetamine. Moshier is also…

Hickory Woman Charged With Meth, Marijuana Possession

41-year-old Kelly Dawn Browning of 10th Street SW in Hickory was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce. Browning was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility…

Vale Man Arrested on Multiple Felony Drug Charges

24-year-old Brandon DeWayne Canipe of Gantt Road in Vale has been arrested by Lincoln Co. Narcotics Officers on charges of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a schedule II controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of a schedule…

COVID-19 Death Reported In Catawba County, Hospitalizations Decrease

The 44th COVID-19-associated death since the start of the pandemic was reported today (August 27) by Catawba County Public Health. In addition, 29 new coronavirus infections were reported today, increasing the overall total to 2,579. There are 13 people hospitalized…

Woman Reports She Was Visited By Person Claiming To Be Police Officer

On Tuesday (August 25) a female victim in Rutherford College reported to the Burke County Sheriff’s Office that a woman knocked on her door and claimed to be a police officer. The suspect was asking the victim suspicious questions about…

Missing Morganton Teen Found Safe [UPDATED 1:40 p.m.]

13-year-old Wyatt Brian Meyers, who had gone missing from his home on Windy Woods Drive in Morganton on August 23, has been found and is safe. His parents reported him missing on the 23rd. The Burke County Sheriff’s Office was…

Work On Pedestrian Bridge In Hickory To Continue This Weekend, Portion Of N.C. 127 To Be Closed

City Walk contractors will continue construction work on the N.C. 127 pedestrian bridge in Hickory this weekend. N.C. 127 will be closed between First Avenue SE and First Avenue NE from 6 p.m. Friday (August 28), through 6 a.m. Monday,…

Two Arrested Early this Morning on Felony Drug Charges

25-year-old Melinda Kay Lucas of Glade Creek Acres in Taylorsville and 40-year-old James Kelly Lynch of Section House Road in Hickory were both arrested on drug charges by Hickory Police shortly before four o’clock this morning (August 27). Lucas was…

Thursday Morning COVID-19 Update: Death Reported Weds. In Catawba County, Three Hickory Metro Counties Report New Cases

A COVID-19-related death was reported Wednesday (August 26) by Catawba County Public Health. There have been 43 coronavirus-associated fatalities since the start of the pandemic. In addition, 23 new cases were confirmed Wednesday in Catawba County, increasing the overall total…

Valdese Man Charged With Meth Possession In Caldwell County

27-year-old Joshua Ray Lambert of Iron Lane in Valdese was arrested Tuesday (August 25) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine. Lambert was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $1,000 secured bond. His next…

Wanted Suspects Sought In Burke County

Three suspects who have been on the Burke County most wanted list since early this year are being sought by authorities. 30-year-old Ryan Dale Washington is one of the suspects wanted in Burke County. He’s charged with felony break or…

Suspects Arrested On Drug, Child Abuse Charges In Burke County

39-year-old Donna Faye Lingerfelt-Adams and 47-year-old Terry Allan Griffin, both of the same Lincoln Avenue NW, Valdese address, were arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. Lingerfelt-Adams was charged with felony counts of intentional child abuse inflicting serious physical injury and…

Vehicle Theft Charge Lodged Against Granite Falls Man

31-year-old Travis Scott Miller of South Main Street in Granite Falls was arrested today (August 26) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with larceny of a motor vehicle. Miller was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000…

COVID-19 Death Reported In Catawba County, 12 New Cases In Burke

A COVID-19-related death was reported today (August 26) by Catawba County Public Health. There have been 43 coronavirus-associated fatalities since the start of the pandemic. In addition, 23 new cases were confirmed today in Catawba County, increasing the overall total…

Wastewater Overflow Reported on Section House Road

The City of Hickory reports a discharge of 3,150 gallons of untreated wastewater yesterday (August 25) at 3987 Section House Road. The wastewater was discharged into Lyle Creek due to a large river rock in the bottom of a manhole…

Lenoir Man Charged With Fleeing From Police

50-year-old Richard Aaron Blankenship of Chester Road in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (August 25) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony speeding to elude arrest. Blankenship was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond.…

Stolen Vehicle Count Among Charges Lodged Against Hickory Man

34-year-old Jonathan Todd Griffin of Liberty Church Street in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (August 25) by Long View Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle, misdemeanor driving while license revoked, and three counts of attempted…

Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update: Death Reported In Burke County, New Cases In Three Hickory Metro Counties

Catawba County Public Health reported ten new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday (August 25), increasing the total count to 2,527, with 42 deaths. There were 17 people hospitalized with the coronavirus as of Tuesday, one more than the total reported Monday…

Drug Charge Filed Against Caldwell County Woman

25-year-old Tabitha Michelle Winebarger of Blowing Rock Boulevard in Lenoir was arrested Monday (August 24) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine. Winebarger was released on $2,500 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today…

Lenoir Woman Arrested On Meth Possession Charge

25-year-old Chelsea Victoria Pearson of Chalet Lane in Lenoir was arrested Monday (August 24) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine. Pearson was released on $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (August…

Missing Teenager Sought By Burke County Authorities

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate 13-year-old Wyatt Brian Meyers. Wyatt was last seen at his home on Windy Woods Drive in Morganton, this past Sunday, August 23, at approximately 2:00 a.m. Wyatt was discovered missing along…

Three Suspects Charged In Connection To Convenience Store Robbery

42-year-old Elizabeth Mayetta Hardin, 50-year-old Davina Lynn Witherspoon, and 72-year-old Carl Edward Reese, all of Charlotte, were arrested Monday (August 24) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. Hardin is charged with one felony count each of common law robbery, conspiracy, and…

Lenoir Residents Charged With Drug Offenses

39-year-old Arthur Jeremy Knoblauch and 28-year-old Thomas Nathaniel Peek, both of the same Old North Road, Lenoir, address, were arrested Monday (August 24) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re both charged with felony maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled…

Ten New COVID-19 Infections Reported Today By Catawba County Health Officials

Catawba County Public Health reports ten new cases of COVID-19 today (August 25), increasing the total count to 2,527, with 42 deaths. There were 17 people hospitalized with the coronavirus as of this afternoon, one more than the total reported…

More Details Released On Arrests Of Suspects In Caldwell County Meth Trafficking Case

52-year-old Keith Wayne Garland of Drexel and 30-year-old Michelle Lynn Sumlin of Granite Falls were arrested Friday (August 21) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with felony trafficking in methamphetamine. Both suspects are also charged with maintaining a…

Morganton Man Arrested in Hickory for Possession of Heroin

28-year-old Brenden Kyle Avery of East Avenue in Morganton was arrested by Hickory Police at about 2:40 yesterday afternoon (August 24) on one felony count of possession of heroin and misdemeanor counts of simple possession of a schedule IV controlled…

Lincoln County Deputies Injured In Shooting Released From Hospital, Deceased Suspect Identified

Two Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies injured Monday (August 24, 2020) by gunfire have been released from the hospital and the deceased suspect has been identified. At approximately 12:15 p.m. Monday officers had responded to a physical domestic disturbance at an…

Hickory Residents Charged With Heroin Offenses

36-year-old George Kellen Albert and 34-year-old Genavive Duclos Albert, both of the same 43rd Avenue Place NE, Hickory address, were arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with conspire to traffic opium or heroin. George Albert is additionally…

Highway Patrol Investigates Fatal Crash Saturday in Lincoln County

At about 3:45 Saturday afternoon (August 22), the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to a fatal collision in Lincoln County on N.C. Highway 73 at Amity Church Road. The deceased is 61-year-old Joey Dean Harvey of Dallas, N.C. The…

Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Update: Deaths Reported In Two Hickory Metro Counties, New Cases In All Four

Three COVID-19-related deaths were reported Monday (August 24) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 42 since the start of the pandemic. In addition, 28 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed Monday in Catawba County, upping the…

New Suspects Placed On Area County’s Most Wanted List

Three new suspects were recently added to the Iredell County most wanted list. 26-year-old Michael Forman, Jr. is wanted by authorities in Iredell County. The charges filed against Forman are assault with a deadly weapon and felony larceny. Forman’s last…

Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest Of Maiden Man On Drug Charges

41-year-old Nicholas Francis Smith of Maiden was arrested Monday (August 24) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of trafficking heroin, one felony count apiece of possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin and maintaining…

Suspect Killed; Two Deputies Injured in Lincoln County

Two Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Deputies were injured by gunfire today (August 24) while attempting to serve warrants on an individual who was killed during the altercation. At about 12:15 this afternoon, Officers responded to a physical domestic disturbance at an…

Claremont Man Arrested on Felony Warrant from Missouri

38-year-old Gerardo Angeles Dominguez of Ole Country Lane in Claremont was arrested Sunday (August 23) by Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Officers on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. Dominguez is wanted by the Butler Co. Sheriff’s…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

56-year-old Jimmy Dwayne Wilson of 27th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 7:30 Sunday evening (August 23) for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor second-degree trespassing. Wilson was arrested after Hickory…

Three COVID-19 Deaths Reported In Catawba County, 28 New Cases Added Today

Three COVID-19-related deaths are reported today (August 24) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 42 since the start of the pandemic. In addition, 28 new cases of the coronavirus have been reported today in Catawba County, upping…

Teacher Charged With Taking Indecent Liberties With Student

30-year-old Elizabeth Lee Wright of Beverly Place in Statesville was arrested Friday (August 21) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony taking indecent liberties with a student by a teacher. According to information released today (August 24), On…

Maiden Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Heroin Charge

26-year-old Christopher Jay Lynch of Ray Danner Road in Maiden was arrested by Hickory Police early Sunday morning (August 23) for felony possession of heroin and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Lynch was taken into custody without incident at about…

Conover Man Arrested in Hickory for Felony Probation Violation

46-year-old Kevin Allan McElroy of Herman Sipe Road in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police at 7:20 Friday evening (August 21) on an outstanding warrant for a felony probation violation. He was also charged with misdemeanor possession of stolen property.…

Conover Man Arrested by H.P.D. Following Domestic Assault

38-year-old Dainin Rondell Cline of Redberry Lane in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police at about 5:30 p.m. Friday (August 21) on one felony count of assault inflicting serious injury including strangulation and one misdemeanor count of assault on a…

Newton Man Charged in Connection to Break-In and Assault in Hickory

39-year-old Joseph Edward Roberts of Wesley Chapel Church Road in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police at 9:25 last night (August 23) on one felony count of breaking & entering to terrorize or injure. He was also charged with domestic…

Stolen Vehicle Charge Filed Against Lenoir Man

34-year-old Matthew James Leonard of Abington Road in Lenoir was arrested Friday (August 21) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Leonard was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Meth Possession

25-year-old Jonathan Emery Frierson of Kent Street in Granite Falls was arrested Friday (August 21) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and probation violation. Frierson was released on $30,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance…

Conover Man Charged With Drug Offenses, Sexual Battery

39-year-old Keith Alan Willis of Canterbury Drive in Conover was arrested Sunday (August 23) on charges filed by the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office and Conover Police Department. Willis surrendered on counts of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and…

Burke, Caldwell County Residents Arrested On Meth Trafficking Charges

52-year-old Keith Wayne Garland of Drexel and 30-year-old Michelle Lynn Sumlin of Granite Falls were arrested Friday (August 21) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with felony trafficking in methamphetamine. Both suspects are also charged with maintaining a…

Monday Morning COVID-19 Update: Deaths Reported Over The Weekend In Catawba, Burke Counties

11 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Sunday (August 23) in Catawba County increasing the total to 2,507, with 39 deaths. The 39th coronavirus-associated fatality was reported Saturday by Catawba County Public Health. There were 15 people hospitalized with COVID-19…

Virginia Man Charged With Drug Offenses Following Traffic Stop In Iredell County

46-year-old Kevin Joseph Funk of Pulaski, Virginia, was arrested last Thursday (August 20) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, single felony counts of maintaining a dwelling or vehicle for selling or maintaining…

COVID-19 Deaths Reported In Catawba, Burke Counties

A COVID-19 death was reported today (August 22) in Catawba County, increasing the total to 39. Catawba County Public Health also reported 36 new coronavirus cases today, bringing the total to 2,496. 15 people were hospitalized, six fewer than Friday…

Two Arrested in Connection to Family Dollar Armed Robbery

36-year-old Jennifer Burton Sprinkle and 40-year-old Shane Collins Barrett, both of the same address on 37th Street Drive S.W., have been arrested in connection to an armed robbery that occurred this morning (August 21) at the Family Dollar store on…

COVID-19 Death Reported Today In Catawba County, 33 New Cases

A COVID-19 death was reported today (August 21) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 38 since the start of the pandemic. 33 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed today in Catawba County as well, increasing the…

Lenoir Woman Faces Felony Meth Charge

29-year-old Elizabeth Jane Lewis of Forrest Hill Drive in Lenoir was arrested by Hudson Police yesterday (August 20) for possession of methamphetamine. Following her arrest, Lewis was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Center and later released under a $15,000…

Lenoir Woman Faces Charges for Vehicle Theft

29-year-old Kimberly Rose Katosh of Old North Road in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (August 20) for larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. The larceny charge is from Wilkes County…

N.C. 127 Contruction Work Planned This Weekend, Detour Route To Be Established

City Walk contractors will continue construction work in Hickory on the N.C. 127 pedestrian bridge this weekend. N.C. 127 will be closed between First Avenue SE and First Avenue NE from 6 p.m. today (August 21) through 6 a.m. Monday…

Lenoir Man Arrested on Felony Meth Charges

50-year-old David Larry Scott of Marigold Lane in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (August 20) on felony counts of maintaining a vehicle or place for a controlled substance and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or…

Additional Felony Charge Filed in Connection to Rape of Elderly Woman in Lenoir

22-year-old Zachary Demill Jones of Hickman Avenue in Hudson was arrested Thursday (August 20) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony second-degree sexual assault by force. Jones was previously arrested Tuesday (August 18) on a charge of second-degree forcible…

Friday Morning COVID-19 Update: Death Reported In Catawba, New Cases Confirmed Thursday In All Hickory Metro Counties

Catawba County Public Health Thursday (August 20) reported a COVID-19 death, it’s the 37th coronavirus-related fatality since the start of the pandemic. 33 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Thursday in Catawba County, increasing the total to 2,427. There were…

Two Suspects Arrested On Felony Charges Following Reported Police Chase In Morganton

29-year-old Landon Dale Foster and 18-year-old Madison Renee Gilliland were arrested Thursday (August 20) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. Foster is charged with felony speeding to elude arrest. In addition, Foster is charged with reckless driving, speeding, driving left of…

Lincolnton Man Charged In Burke County Church Break-ins

30-year-old Jordan Lee Abee of Jerry Crump Road in Lincolnton was arrested on charges filed by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office. He’s charged with two felony counts of breaking and entering to a place of worship. On Monday (August 17),…

Hickory Man Arrested for Failure to Appear on Heroin Charge

22-year-old Luke Allen Osborne of 23rd Street Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before 9 a.m. yesterday (August 19) for felony failure to appear and misdemeanor larceny. The failure to appear charge stems from an October…

COVID-19 Death, 33 New Cases Confirmed In Catawba County Today

Catawba County Public Health today (August 20) reported a COVID-19 death, it’s the 37th coronavirus-related fatality since the start of the pandemic. 33 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed today in Catawba County, increasing the total to 2,427. There were…

Conover Man Charged With Larceny, Forgery Counts By Two Agencies

29-year-old Gage Andrew Ward of 3rd Street SE in Conover was arrested Wednesday (August 19) on charges filed by the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office and Conover Police Department. He’s charged by the Sheriff’s Office with felony counts of obtaining property…

Thursday Morning COVID-19 Update: Death Reported In Burke, 27 New Cases In Catawba

Catawba County Public Health reports 27 new COVID-19 infections Wednesday (August 19), increasing the total to 2,394, with 36 deaths. There were 19 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba County, one fewer than Tuesday (August 18). As of Wednesday,…

Suspects Sought In Vehicle Break-in

On Sunday (August 16) Patrol Deputies with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported breaking and entering of a motor vehicle at an address on East Meadowview Drive in Statesville. During the course of the investigation, evidence showed…

Hudson Man Charged With Fleeing From Police, DWI

33-year-old Rusty Shane Pruitt of Beach Road in Hudson was arrested Monday (August 17) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony speeding to elude arrest and misdemeanor driving while impaired. Pruitt was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center…

Suspect Wanted On Multiple Felony Charges Arrested

23-year-old D’Anthony Raekwon Davidson of West Bell Street in Statesville was arrested Monday (August 17) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. The new charges against him are felony assault on a law enforcement officer inflicting serious injury along with two misdemeanor…

27 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Today In Catawba, 17 In Burke

Catawba County Public Health reports 27 new COVID-19 infections today (August 19), increasing the total to 2,394, with 36 deaths. There were 19 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba County, one fewer than Tuesday (August 18). As of today,…

Homeless Hickory Man Charged with Felony Probation Violation

50-year-old Randy Eugene Chapman, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (August 19) on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court for a felony probation violation. Chapman is…

Hickory Man Jailed on Multiple Felony Warrants

26-year-old Justin Dennis Lynch of 20th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (August 19) on outstanding felony warrants. He faces charges for two felony probation violations and failure to appear in court on a…

Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update: Death, Outbreak Reported In Catawba County, All Four Hickory Metro Counties Report Cases

Catawba County Public Health reported a COVID-19 death Tuesday (August 18), increasing the total to 36 since the start of the coronavirus outbreak. 21 new cases were confirmed Tuesday in Catawba County as well, upping the total to 2,367. There…

Hickory Man Charged With Failing To Register As Sex Offender

38-year-old Justin Robert Whisnant of J V Parker Road in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (August 18) on charges filed by the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office and Probation and Parole. He’s charged by the Sheriff’s Office with felony failure to register…

Suspect Arrested In Lenoir Rape Case (Updated With Additional Information, 1:26 p.m., 8/19/20)

22-year-old Zachary Demill Jones of Boundary Street in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (August 18) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony second-degree forcible rape. Jones is the suspect in the sexual assault case under investigation by the Lenoir Police…

Two More Co-Defendants Sentenced In 2016 Double-Murder Case In Catawba County

Two more defendants in a Catawba County double-murder case are headed to prison. On Monday 27-year-old Reand Pablo-Antonio Rivera of Fayetteville and 30-year-old Devin Maurice Ussery of Conover received their sentences for their roles in the March, 2016 deaths of…

Thefts & Vandalism Reported on Fairgrove Church Road

Hickory Police have been notified about several thefts at businesses in the area of the Days Inn on Fairgrove Church Road. Over the last month, at least three businesses in the vicinity have reported vandalism to their property or items…

Man Indicted In Shooting Case Following Release From Hospital

27-year-old Paul Eric Lamkin, Jr. of Maiden Highway in Lincolnton was arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts apiece of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill inflicting serious injury,…

COVID-19 Death, Outbreak Reported In Catawba County

Catawba County Public Health reports a COVID-19 death today (August 18), increasing the total to 36 since the start of the coronavirus outbreak. 21 new cases were confirmed today in Catawba County as well, upping the total to 2,367. There…

Stony Point Man Receives Prison Sentence For Failing To Register Address Change

A Stony Point man was sentenced to serve a minimum of just under two years in prison following a guilty plea Monday (August 17) in a sex offense case in Alexander County. 55-year-old Bobby Lee Minton pleaded guilty to failure…

Homeless Hickory Man Arrested for Parole Violation

40-year-old Joshua Allen Abee, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (August 18) for a felony parole violation. He was paroled following a September 2018 conviction in Alexander County for…

Virginia Woman Arrested in Hickory on Felony Drug Charge

41-year-old Billie Mae McPeters of Lebanon, Virginia was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (August 18) on one felony count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a schedule II controlled substance, along with misdemeanor counts of…

Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Update: Deaths Reported In Catawba, Caldwell Counties

Two COVID-19 deaths were reported Monday (August 17) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 35 since the start of the pandemic. In addition, 22 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed Monday, increasing the overall total to…

Suspects Arrested In Connection To Theft At Walmart

28-year-old Mason Storm Meeks and 27-year-old Demitri James Barfield, both of Bessemer City, were arrested Saturday (August 15) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with one felony count of breaking and entering and one misdemeanor count apiece of…

Sexual Assault Under Investigation In Lenoir, Police Offer Safety Tips

On Sunday (August 16) at 9:35 p.m., officers with the Lenoir Police Department responded to an address in the Joyceton area inside the City Limits of Lenoir to investigate the sexual assault of an elderly female. At this time, it…

Pennsylvania Men Arrested On Iredell County Drug Charges

40-year-old Lance Levar Abram and 42-year-old Emanuel Joshua Abram, both of the same Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania address, were arrested Saturday (August 15) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with felony counts of trafficking cocaine by possession and transportation, and…

Morganton Man Arrested in Hickory on Meth Charge; More

38-year-old Domonic Constantine Williams of Conley Road in Morganton was arrested by Hickory Police at about 9:25 Saturday morning on felony counts of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of a firearm by a felon, plus one…

Morganton Woman Charged With Break-in Offenses In Caldwell County

51-year-old Melisa Logsdon Hahn of Piney Road in Morganton was arrested Sunday (August 16) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering. Hahn was jailed in the Caldwell…

Catawba County Public Health Reports COVID-19 Deaths, 22 new infections

Two COVID-19 deaths have been reported today (August 17) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 35 since the start of the pandemic. In addition, 22 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed today, increasing the overall total…

Connelly Springs Man Arrested in Hickory for Felony Probation Violation; More

32-year-old Shuelong Vang of Old Blue Ridge Lane in Connelly Springs was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:30 Friday morning for a felony probation violation, along with felony and misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. At least some of…

Dump Truck Overturns on Highway 321 N.W. in Hickory [UPDATE ADDED 1:50 p.m.]

Hickory Police and other emergency personnel responded to a single-vehicle accident on Highway 321 N.W. (near Corning). The accident was reported at approximately 8:45 this morning (August 17). According to Police, a dump truck crossed the median and rolled over.…

Hudson Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle Offense

35-year-old Jason Richard Horton of Raintree Drive in Hudson was arrested Saturday (August 15) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle and misdemeanor unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Horton was brought to…

Firefighters Respond To Morning Blaze At Residence In Connelly Springs

The North Carolina Firefighters Twitter and Facebook pages report a fire this morning (August 17) at a home in Connelly Springs. According to the posts, firefighters from Catawba and Burke Counties including the Long View and Cooksville Fire Departments responded…

Monday Morning COVID-19 Update: 23 New Cases Confirmed In Catawba County Sunday

23 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Sunday (August 16) in Catawba County, increasing the total to 2,324 since the start of the pandemic. There have been 33 coronavirus-associated deaths in Catawba County, and 16 patients were hospitalized Sunday, the…

Cocaine Charge Filed Against Conover Man

68-year-old Paul Douglas Baker of 2nd Street SW in Conover was arrested Friday (August 14) by Maiden Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine. Baker was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility…

School Begins Today For Students, Mixture Of Remote & In-Person Instruction Being Utilized In Hickory Metro

Today (August 17) is the first day for students in the Hickory Metro public schools and the start of the 2020-2021 instructional year has a very different look to it.  As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Roy Cooper…

Sunday COVID-19 Update: Outbreak Reported At Catawba County Facility, 24 New Cases Reported In Catawba, 12 In Burke

Catawba County Public Health is investigating a newly identified outbreak of COVID-19 at Brian Center East, where four residents have tested positive for the virus. The facility is informing residents, their family members, and staff about the situation. This is…

Wastewater Overflows Reported, State Of Emergency Declared

Heavy rainfall resulted in a trio of wastewater discharges in Hickory Saturday (August 15) and also led to a declaration of a State of Emergency in Catawba County. The City of Hickory had a discharge of untreated wastewater of an…

Saturday Morning COVID-19 Update: Deaths Reported In Catawba, Caldwell Counties

Catawba County Public Health Friday (August 14) reported two more COVID-19-associated deaths, increasing the total to 33 since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak. In addition, 32 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed, upping the count to 2,277 overall. There…

Iron Station Man Accused of Stealing from Construction Site

48-year-old Michael Wayne Rich of Hillview Drive in Iron Station (who also lists a Charlotte address) was arrested by Hickory Police at 9:15 last night (August 13) on one felony count each of breaking & entering, larceny, and possession of…

Authorities Seeking Information On Man Missing Since March Of This Year

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Lincoln County man. On March 24, 2020 a family member reported that 29-year-old Christopher Allen Jernigan, whose address is listed as homeless, had not made contact…

Two COVID-19 Deaths Reported Today In Catawba County

Catawba County Public Health today (August 14) reported two more COVID-19-associated deaths, increasing the total to 33 since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak. In addition, 32 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed, upping the count to 2,277 overall. There…

Second Arrest Made in July 29 Murder Case

25-year-old Craig Anthony Ruff of Rocketts Way in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police yesterday (August 13) on felony counts of discharging a weapon into occupied property resulting in serious bodily injury and possession of firearm by felon. The charges…

Connelly Springs Woman Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

30-year-old Nicole Renee Evans of Oak Ridge Church Road in Connelly Springs has been arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. She was charged with felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine). According to information released by the Sheriff’s…

Man Charged With Kidnapping, Assault

29-year-old Dexter Lynn Whitaker of Hamptonville was arrested Wednesday (August 12) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of first-degree kidnapping, assault inflicting serious bodily injury, and domestic violence protective order violation. In addition Whitaker is charged…

Friday Morning COVID-19 Update: 40 New Cases In Catawba Thursday, Three Of Four Metro Counties Report Cases

Catawba County Public Health reported 40 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday (August 13), increasing the overall total to 2,245, with 31 deaths, since the start of the pandemic. Coronavirus hospitalizations dropped to 14, from 17 Wednesday (August 12). Burke County…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Vehicle Theft

31-year-old Logan Nathaniel Brown of Holly Drive in Granite Falls was arrested Thursday (August 13) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Brown was…

Conover Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle Offense

24-year-old Jordan Max Hunt of Lavenia Lane in Conover was arrested Thursday (August 13) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Hunt was confined in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $11,000…

Wanted Suspects Sought In Iredell County

A new name was recently added to the Iredell County most wanted list. 40-year-old Kevin Lynn Waddell was placed on the list of suspects wanted in Iredell County. He’s wanted on a count of assault on a female. Waddell’s last…

Lenoir Woman Arrested On Drug Counts

39-year-old Michelle Margaret Whitney of Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (August 11) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Whitney was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center where bond…

Valdese Woman Arrested On Caldwell County Drug Charges

38-year-old Mandy Lee Myers of Faet Street in Valdese was arrested Tuesday (August 11) on charges filed in Caldwell County. She’s charged with two felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine and one felony count…

40 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Today In Catawba County

Catawba County Public Health reports 40 new cases of COVID-19 today (August 13), increasing the overall total to 2,245, with 31 deaths, since the start of the pandemic. Coronavirus hospitalizations dropped to 14, from 17 Wednesday. Public Health updates its…

Homeless Hickory Man Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from Georgia

51-year-old Stephen Wesley Barfield, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police at about 1:20 yesterday afternoon (August 12) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. Barfield is wanted…

Thursday Morning COVID-19 Update: Deaths Reported In Catawba, Burke Counties Wednesday

Catawba County Public Health reported a COVID-19 death Wednesday (August 12), increasing the total to 31 since the start of the coronavirus outbreak. 20 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Wednesday in Catawba County, increasing the overall total to 2,205.…

Statesville Man Charged In Catawba County With Break-in, Assault Counts

26-year-old Tavis Christian Davidson of Sparrow Lane in Statesville was arrested Wednesday (August 12) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony breaking and entering with intent to terrorize to injure. In addition, Davidson was charged with misdemeanor counts…

Conover Man Arrested By Newton PD On Heroin Charge

21-year-old Toby Butler Guffey of Whitetail Circle in Conover was arrested Wednesday (August 12) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of heroin and simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance. Guffey was jailed in the Catawba County Detention…

Newton Woman Jailed for Failure to Appear on Forgery & Uttering Charges

40-year-old Jessica White McLean of Stoveland Court in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (August 12) on outstanding felony warrants for failure to appear. She allegedly failed to appear in court on felony counts of forgery, uttering…

Three Suspects Arrested, Fourth Sought, In Operation Investigated By Alexander County Authorities

55-year-old Juan Molina Sebastian and 31-year-old Lucia Carbajal Avila, both of North Wilkesboro, and 32-year-old Adriana Gomez of Mount Airy, were arrested in connection to an operation investigated by multiple agencies including the Alexander County Sheriff’s Officer. All three suspects…

Two from S.C. Arrested after Stolen Camper Found

45-year-old Jeremy Jason Herron of Mauldin, S.C. was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (August 12) for felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a schedule II controlled substance, possession of heroin, possession of methamphetamine, possession of…

COVID-19 Death Reported In Catawba County, 20 New Cases Today

Catawba County Public Health reports a COVID-19 death today (August 12), increasing the total to 31 since the start of the coronavirus outbreak. 20 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed today in Catawba County, increasing the overall total to 2,205.…

Conover Man Arrested in Hickory for Meth Possession; Probation Violations

47-year-old Jonathan William Rosenbaum of Houston Mill Road in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (August 12) on one felony count of possession of methamphetamine, along with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana up to half an…

Hickory Man Arrested in Connection to 2018 Felony Drug Charge

22-year-old Luke Allen Osborne of 23rd Street Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:25 Monday night (August 10) on one felony count of possession of a schedule I controlled substance. Osborne was initially charged and…

Hickory Man Faces Felony Forgery Charges

33-year-old Robert Allen Reid of 17th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 1:30 Monday afternoon (August 10) on one felony count each of forgery of bank notes and uttering a forged instrument. He was arrested in…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

30-year-old Casey Everett Pruitt of 15th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police just before 2 p.m. Monday (August 10) on one felony count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a schedule II controlled substance…

Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update: 24 New Cases Confirmed In Catawba County, Caldwell Purchases Thermal Imaging Systems

24 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Tuesday (August 11) in Catawba County, increasing the overall total to 2,185, with 30 deaths. There were 18 people hospitalized with the coronavirus, four fewer than Monday (August 10). All inmates, staff, contractors,…

Drug Charges Lodged Against Lenoir Man

44-year-old Timmy Ray Mason of Circle Drive in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (August 11) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, maintain a vehicle, dwelling, or place for controlled substance and failure to appear on a count…

Lenoir Man Charged With Attempted Larceny

31-year-old Christopher Bernard Cabinet of Nuway Circle in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (August 11) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony attempted larceny and two counts of felony probation violation. Cabinet was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center…

Maiden Man Charged With Meth Possession

20-year-old Christopher Derrick Allen of South Main Avenue in Maiden was arrested Tuesday (August 11) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine. Allen was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $1,000 bond. A District…

Two Arrested in Hickory on Felony Drug Charge; Outstanding Warrants

36-year-old Dan William Barnes and 51-year-old Christy Leanne Anderson, each from different addresses on Watson Price Road in Morganton, were arrested by Hickory Police just after 10:30 last night (August 10). They were both charged with felony possession of a…

24 Cases Of COVID-19 Reported In Catawba, Testing Complete At Detention Facility

24 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed today (August 11) in Catawba County, increasing the overall total to 2,185, with 30 deaths. There are 18 people hospitalized with the coronavirus, four fewer than Monday (August 10). All inmates, staff, contractors,…

Morganton Woman Jailed Under $500K Bond on Felony Drug Charges

39-year-old Chasty Elaine Stallings of Gold Mine Road in Morganton was arrested by Hickory Police at about 9:40 last night (August 10) on felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a schedule II controlled substance and…

Drug Charges Lodged Against Greensboro Residents Arrested In Iredell County

31-year-old Tyrick Ashley Chandra and 25-year-old Dorrian Shakena Smith, who list separate Greensboro addresses, were arrested Monday (August 10) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. Both suspects were charged with single felony counts of possession of cocaine and methampetamine, possession with…

Union Grove Man Charged in Connection to Vehicle Break-In

28-year-old Alexander James Welborn of Dottie Lane in Union Grove has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers on one felony count of breaking & entering a motor vehicle and misdemeanor counts of carrying a concealed weapon and providing false…

Felony Drug Charge Filed Against Woman Arrested By Morganton Public Safety

28-year-old Haleigh Marie Ware was arrested Monday (August 10) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. She’s charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule I controlled substance. Ware was arrested shortly before 2 a.m. Monday, she is…

Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Update: All Four Hickory Metro Counties Report New Cases Monday

13 new cases of COVID-19 were added Monday (August 10) in Catawba County, increasing the overall total to 2,161, with 30 deaths. There were 22 people hospitalized with the coronavirus, one more than Sunday (August 9). 11 new COVID-19 cases…

Monday Crash Shuts Down Bridge At Rock Barn Road In Catawba County

A highway crash shut down the Interstate 40 bridge at Rock Barn Road in Catawba County Monday afternoon (August 10). According to published reports, at approximately 2:45 p.m., an 18-wheeler left the interstate, traveled up the embankment at exit 133…

Missing Man Found Deceased In Wooded Area

Monday afternoon (August 10), deputies with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office found the body of a missing man on Laurel Cove Road in Statesville. The body of 50-year-old Curtis Allen Wuellner of Laurel Cove Road was located in a heavily…

Woman Charged With Felony & Misdemeanor Stalking

49-year-old Carolyn Michelle Jones of Appaloosa Lane in Statesville was arrested last Friday (August 7) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony and misdemeanor counts of stalking. A report was filed last Wednesday (August 5) with the Iredell…

Hickory Man Faces Felony Drug Charge in Burke County

38-year-old Joseph Thomas Choate of 11th Street N.W. in Hickory was served a bill of indictment by Hickory Police 5:45 p.m. Saturday (August 8) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance. He was also charged…

Conover Man Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges

43-year-old Howard Leonard Martin of Stonehaven Drive in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police just before 5 p.m. yesterday (August 9) on felony counts of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of heroin, along with one misdemeanor…

Catawba County Public Health Reports 13 New COVID-19 Cases

13 new cases of COVID-19 were added today (August 10) in Catawba County, increasing the overall total to 2,161, with 30 deaths. There are 22 people hospitalized with the coronavirus, one more than Sunday (August 9). Catawba County Public Health…

Hickory Man Jailed on Long List of Charges from Catawba & Alexander Counties

50-year-old Frank Rosenbaum III of 23rd Street Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (August 10) on a number of outstanding warrants. He faces charges for possession of stolen goods or property, unauthorized use of…

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession

32-year-old Joshua Neal Coffey of Linville Court in Lenoir was arrested Friday (August 7) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Coffey was given a custody release, he was scheduled to appear in District Court…

Monday Morning COVID-19 Update: 18 New Cases Confirmed Sunday In Catawba County

Catawba County Public Health reported 18 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday (August 9), increasing the county’s total to 2,148, with 30 deaths. There were 21 people hospitalized with the coronavirus Sunday, the same total as Saturday (August 8). No new…

Meth Possession Charge Lodged Against Lenoir Woman

49-year-old Amy Brown Thomas of Zacks Fork Road in Lenoir was arrested Friday (August 7) by Hudson Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Thomas was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $2,500 secured bond.…

Missing Man Sought By Authorities

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing man, 50-year-old Curtis Allen Wuellner of 516 Laurel Cove Road in Statesville. Mr. Wuellner is a white male, no further description is given. He was last seen by family members…

Earthquake Felt Today In Hickory Metro

Residents of the Hickory Metro area reported feeling tremors from a 5.1 magnitude earthquake that hit near Sparta shortly after 8 a.m. today (August 9). The quake was reported at 8:07 a.m. by the U.S. Geological Survey. Tremors were reportedly…

Sunday COVID-19 Update: 19 New Cases Confirmed In Catawba County, 12 In Burke

19 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Saturday (August 8) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 2,130, with 30 deaths. There were 21 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba County, down from 23 on Friday (August…

Meth Possession, Vehicle Break-in Charges Lodged Against Hickory Man

29-year-old Brandon Scott Whisnant of 24th Street SW in Hickory was arrested Sunday (August 9) by Long View Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, break or enter a motor vehicle, and misdemeanor simple possession of schedule IV…

Claremont Man Charged With Vehicle Theft

42-year-old Jason Wayne Tomlinson of Sandiwood Court in Claremont was arrested Saturday (August 8) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, agressive driving, and resisting a public…

Saturday COVID-19 Update: Death Reported In Caldwell, All Four Hickory Metro Counties Report Cases Fri.

30 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed Friday (August 7) in Catawba County, increasing the total to 2,111, with 30 deaths. Coronavirus hospitalizations increased to 23 in Catawba County today, up from 21 on Thursday. Caldwell County health officials…

Suspects Arrested, Others Still Sought In Unrelated Shooting Cases In Hickory

The Hickory Police Department Friday (August 7) arrested a pair of suspects in separate shooting cases. 33-year-old Tantae Deon Little of Gregory Road in Sherrills Ford was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, assault with…

Wreck Ties Up I-77, Road Closed At I-40 Until 5 p.m. Today

Today (August 7) at approximately 10:35 a.m., the NC State Highway Patrol responded to an overturned tractor-trailer on I-77 South just south of the I-40 interchange. An enclosed tractor-trailer, hauling plastic recyclables, was traveling east on the I-40 off-ramp and…

30 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed In Catawba County

30 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed today (August 7) in Catawba County, increasing the total to 2,111, with 30 deaths. Coronavirus hospitalizations increased to 23 in Catawba County today, up from 21 on Thursday. Since Tuesday (August 4)…

Man Arrested In Connection To Robberies This Morning

44-year-old Charles David Kincaid of Claremont was arrested today (August 7) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with undetermined felony offenses in connection to robberies in Hickory and Taylorsville. At 7:39 a.m. today deputies with the Catawba County Sheriff’s…

Hickory Man Held Without Bond for Felony Probation Violation

25-year-old Meguel Greylen Robinson of 1st Avenue Place S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 5:40 p.m. yesterday for a felony probation violation. He is on probation as he serves a 30-month suspended sentence following a March…

Troutman Man Charged With Various Drug Offenses

48-year-old Christopher Michael Gandt of Thoroughbred Drive in Troutman was arrested Thursday (August 6) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts apiece of possession with intent to sell or deliver schedule I and VI controlled substances,…

Maiden Man Charged With Child Abuse With Sex Act On 2018 Alexander County Warrant

37-year-old Rodney Lee Jones of Maiden was arrested Thursday (August 6) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony child abuse with a sexual act. Jones was taken into custody at approximately 4 a.m. Thursday on an outstanding warrant…

All Four Hickory Metro Counties Report New COVID-19 Cases, Death Reported In Catawba

Catawba County Public Health reported the county’s 30th COVID-19-related death Thursday (August 6). 59 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed Thursday, increasing the total to 2,081. 59 is the second highest one-day total of new coronavirus infections in Catawba…

Wastewater Overflow Reported By City Of Hickory

The City of Hickory had a discharge of untreated wastewater Wednesday (August 5) of an estimated 12,500 gallons at 1845 9th Street Court NW. The discharge occurred due to heavy rainfall in the area. The untreated wastewater was discharged into…

Claremont Man Charged With Firearm Offense

38-year-old Jeffery Paul Pless of Gateway Drive in Claremont was arrested Thursday (August 6) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon and misdemeanor resisting a public officer. Pless was jailed in…

Suspect In Burke County Shooting Taken Into Custody

25-year-old Randall Kent Brank of Piney Road in Morganton was apprehended Thursday (August 6) by multiple law enforcement agencies. He’s charged by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious…

Hickory Man Jailed for Felony Parole Violation

44-year-old Clyde Dwayne Teague of 37th Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 2:20 yesterday afternoon (August 5) for a felony parole violation. Teague was paroled in March of this year following a felony B&E conviction…

Hickory Man Arrested for Speeding to Elude Arrest

33-year-old Larry Jermaine Linebarger, Jr. of 12th Avenue Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police yesterday afternoon (August 5) on one felony count of speeding to elude arrest with two aggravating factors and one misdemeanor count of driving…

Catawba County Reports COVID-19 Death, Second Highest One-Day Total In New Cases

Catawba County Public Health reports the county’s 30th COVID-19-related death. That information is part of today’s (August 6) coronavirus update, which also showed 59 new cases of COVID-19, increasing the total to 2,081. 59 is the second highest one-day total…

Mother And Daughter Shot, Suspect To Be Charged Following Release From Hospital

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a domestic dispute where a mother and her daughter were shot. Charges have been filed against a suspect in this case. Deputies were dispatched to a residence off Noles Circle north of Lincolnton at…

DA Determines That Fatal Shooting In Burke County Was In Self Defense

No charges will be filed in a fatal shooting in Burke County. Shortly before 12:30 a.m. last Wednesday (July 29), the Burke County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to an address on Knob Avenue in Connelly Springs. Police were told that…

Suspects Identified, but Still At-Large in August 3 Shooting in Hickory

26-year-old Marcus Deontae Williams and 25-year-old Anton Delrico Harris are both wanted by Hickory Police in connection to an August 3 shooting in Hickory. Warrants for their arrests have been issued. 19-year-old Tylee Shahiem Street and 20-year-old Demarcus Leeshan Brown…

Missing Person Sought in Burke County

The Burke Co. Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing person. He is 48-year-old Dean Anthony Yelton of 801 State Street in Marion. Mr. Yelton who was last seen on July 31 of this year.…

COVID-19 Death Reported In Caldwell County, 96 New Infections Wednesday In Hickory Metro

48 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Wednesday (August 5) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 2,022, with 29 deaths. There were 16 hospitalizations due to the coronavirus, same as Tuesday (August 4). At least 1,679…

Morganton Outdoor Pool To Close Following Weekend

The Collett Street outdoor pool in Morganton will close for the season next Monday (August 10). The last full day of operation this year will be Sunday (August 9). The pool is closing earlier than normal this year due to…

Connelly Springs Woman Charged After Reportedly Leading Police On Chase, Flipping Vehicle

30-year-old Michelle Lynn Sumlin of Nolden Creek Road in Connelly Springs was arrested Wednesday (August 5) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle in connection to an incident Wednesday. In…

NC Governor Announces Extension Of Phase 2 “Safer at Home”

During his news briefing today (August 5) North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced that, as a result of the current COVID-19 case count, the state would stay in the current Phase Two “Safer at Home” order for an additional five…

Two from Morganton Arrested on Felony Meth Charges

37-year-old Richard Todd Frady of Suburban Drive and 29-year-old Curston Shay Graybeal of Peeler Street, both from Morganton, have been arrested by Burke Co. Sheriff’s Officers. Frady was charged with felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of a…

Hickory Man Charged With Multiple Counts Of Sexual Exploitation

35-year-old Nathaniel Wilson Kirby of Highway 70 SE in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (August 4) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with nine felony counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Kirby was detained in the Catawba County…

48 New Coronavirus Infections Confirmed Today In Catawba County

48 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed today (August 5) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 2,022, with 29 deaths. There were 16 hospitalizations due to the coronavirus, same as Tuesday (August 4). A total of…

Man Charged With Breaking Into Place Of Worship

26-year-old Samuel John Hull of Knob View Drive in Vale was arrested Tuesday (August 4) by Maiden Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering a place of worship, larceny, possession of stolen goods, and obtaining property…

Two Men Charged With Sex Offenses

28-year-old Johnny Russell Corriher of Lincolnton and 58-year-old Joey Jackson Kiker of Iron Station were arrested Tuesday (August 4) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. Corrier is charged with one felony count each of statutory rape of a child, statutory sex…

Morganton Man Wanted on Felony Assault Charge

The Burke Co. Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 25-year-old Randall Kent Brank of Piney Road in Morganton. Brank is wanted for felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. He…

Granite Falls Man Arrested on Firearms Charge; Failure to Appear

34-year-old James Allen Jones of Spring Street in Granite Falls was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (August 4) for felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was also charged with four counts of failure to…

Granite Falls Woman Jailed on Stolen Vehicle Charges

55-year-old Karen Marie Audet of Guy’s Hidden Place in Granite Falls was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (August 4) on felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and speeding to elude…

Claremont Man Arrested on Fugititve Warrants from West Virginia

34-year-old David Brandon Mullins of Love Road in Claremont was arrested by Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Officers today (August 5) as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. Mullins is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office in McDowell County, West Virginia on…

Hickory Metro Counties Report Single-Digits In New COVID-19 Infections Tuesday For First Time Since May

Two new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Tuesday (August 4) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 1,974, with 29 deaths. The two cases is the lowest amount reported in one day in Catawba County since the…

Stony Point Man Charged With Fleeing From Police, Drug Offenses

39-year-old Thomas Jackson Branson, Jr. of Harris Street in Stony Point was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of flee to elude arrest in a motor vehicle, possession with intent to sell or deliver methamphetamine,…

Man Sentenced In Connection To 2016 Catawba County Double Murder

A Fayetteville man was sentenced to an active prison term of at least 15 years for his role in the death of two people in Catawba County in March 2016. The defendant was sentenced during Catawba County Superior Court Monday…

Valdese Man Charged With Shooting Into Home

31-year-old Jonathan Leroy Poplin of Woodlawn Avenue SW in Valdese was arrested Tuesday (August 4) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with felony discharging a weapon in an occupied dwelling. Burke County deputies were dispatched at 8:48 a.m.…

Firearm Charge Lodged Against Kentucky Man Arrested In Caldwell County

32-year-old Randall David Swink of Mitchell, Kentucky, was arrested Sunday (August 2) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen firearm. Swink was given a custody release, he was scheduled to appear in District Court…

Roxboro Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Drug Charges

21-year-old Eric Davonte Yancey of Roxboro, N.C. was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 5 p.m. yesterday (August 3) on one felony count each of possession of a schedule VI controlled substance and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or…

Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Charges Filed Against Granite Falls Man

38-year-old Wesley Dean Penley of Dry Ponds Road in Granite Falls was arrested Saturday (August 1) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and four misdemeanor counts of simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance.…

Suspects Sought in Monday Afternoon Shooting in Hickory

Hickory Police are continuing to investigate a shooting that occurred yesterday at 1:50 p.m. in Hickory. The incident began in the parking lot at the Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham on 13th Avenue Drive N.W. Two people were shot…

Lenoir Man Arrested In Connection To Alexander County Vehicle Theft

30-year-old Jordan Michael Fisher of Lenoir is charged by the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office with felony larceny of a motor vehicle along with misdemeanor counts of larceny and injury to personal property. Monday (August 3) at approximately 8:30 p.m., the…

Catawba County Reports Smallest Increase In COVID-19 Infections Since May

Two new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed today (August 4) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 1,974, with 29 deaths. The two cases is the lowest amount reported in one day in Catawba County since the…

Four Arrested and Two Sought in Iredell County Drug Roundup

The Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Office has arrested four suspects on various narcotics charges and is searching for two additional suspects. The arrests are part of a narcotics round-up. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the operation is focusing on…

Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Update: Death Reported In Catawba, Cases Confirmed In All Hickory Metro Counties

A COVID-19 death was reported yesterday (August 3) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 29. 33 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed Monday in Catawba County, increasing the total to 1,972. Hospitalizations increased to 19, from…

Statesville Man Charged With Drug, Weapon Offenses

22-year-old Akira Chauncey Linney of Reid Street in Statesville was arrested last Thursday (July 30) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with felony counts of possession of a stolen firearm and possession with intent to sell or deliver…

Six Suspects Charged Following Three Month Drug Investigation In Burke County

35-year-old Misty Ellen Sweeney of U.S. 64, 46-year-old Jay Edward Mcallister of Silver Creek Terrace, 54-year-old Teresa Walker Cannon of U.S. 64, 33-year-old David Allen Dawson, Jr. of Lane Street, 37-year-old James Roy Woodie of Walker Road, and 31-year-old Stephanie…

Shooting Reported Near Days Inn & Waffle House

Shortly before 2 p.m. today (August 3), The Hickory Police Department responded to a shooting incident in the area of the Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham, off of Highway 321 N.W. in Hickory. Two individuals were transported to the…

Monday Afternoon COVID-19 Update: 29th Death, Outbreaks At Facilities Reported In Catawba County

A COVID-19 death has been reported today (August 3) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 29. 33 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed today in Catawba County, increasing the total to 1,972. Hospitalizations increased to 19,…

Vehicle Theft Under Investigation In Alexander County

On Sunday (August 2) at approximately 11:30 a.m., Alexander County Communications received a call in reference to a motor vehicle being stolen. The vehicle was taken at approximately 10:30 a.m. from the parking lot of Office Practice of Pharmacy, located…

Hickory Woman Arrested on Guilford County Larceny Warrants

34-year-old Shawntella Nicole Farley of 12th Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about nine o’clock Saturday night (August 1) on felony counts of larceny and larceny by anti-inventory device. She was also charged with failure to…

Hickory Man & Newton Woman Face Felony Drug Charges

34-year-old James Devin Throneburg of George Hildebran School Road in Hickory and 41-year-old Cheryl Sigmon Davidson of Sommer Dale Lane in Newton were both arrested by Hickory Police early Sunday morning (August 2). Throneburg was charged with felony possession of…

Hickory Man Arrested for Failure to Appear on Stolen Vehicle Charge

33-year-old Jorge Guerrero, Jr. of 23rd Avenue Court N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Saturday morning (August 1) on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court on a charge of possession of a stolen motor…

Two Arrested in Hickory on Felony Meth Charges

42-year-old Antonio Darrell Saddler of 7th Street S.E. and 26-year-old Rose Angelica Shutz of Kool Park Road, both from Hickory, were arrested by Hickory Police at about 11:15 Saturday morning (August 1). Saddler and Shutz were each charged with one…

Conover Man Charged With Forgery In Caldwell County

29-year-old Gage Andrew Ward of 10th Avenue NE in Conover was arrested Friday (July 31) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts apiece of forgery of an instrument and uttering a forged instrument. Ward was brought…

Morganton Man Charged With Heroin, Meth, Marijuana Offenses In Caldwell County

30-year-old Jeffery Scott Ohmer of Putnam Street in Morganton was arrested Saturday (August 1) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver heroin and methamphetamine, and possession with intent…

Victim In Fatal Crash Identified

The name of the victim in a fatal crash in Iredell County has been released. WHKY first reported on this case last Friday (July 31). The deceased driver in this collision has been identified as 41-year-old Jessica Kelly Lee of…

Monday Morning COVID-19 Update: 15 New Cases Confirmed Sunday In Catawba County

15 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Sunday (August 2) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 1,939, with 28 deaths. There were 17 people hospitalized with the coronavirus Sunday, the same total as Saturday (August 1). Catawba…

Unemployment Rates Fall Across Greater Hickory Metro, State

Unemployment rates dropped across the Hickory Metro once again and all of North Carolina’s counties saw jobless rate decreases. The North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor and Economic Analysis Division released the latest report last week. The update shows the…

Lenoir Man Arrested By Long View PD On Strangulation Charge

29-year-old Antonio Christopher Patterson of Early Place in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (August 2) by Long View Police Officers. He’s charged with assault by strangulation, assault on a female, and carrying a concealed gun. Patterson was confined in the Catawba…

COVID-19 Death Reported Saturday In Catawba County

Catawba County Public Health reported a COVID-19 death Saturday (August 1), increasing the total to 28. 25 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed Saturday, increasing the overall total to 1,924. 17 people were hospitalized, that’s eight fewer than Friday…

Ransomware Attack Reported By Lenoir-Rhyne Officials

A ransomware attack has affected a local university. On Thursday, July 16, 2020, Lenoir-Rhyne University received notification from Blackbaud of a ransomware attack that occurred in May 2020. A cybercriminal removed data for the purpose of extorting funds from Blackbaud.…

Lincoln County Officers & Catawba County Deputy Rescue Two From Lake

On Thursday, July 30, 2020, while working Lake Patrol on Lake Norman, 1st Sgt. Richard Calhoun and Deputy John Issacks of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office observed a woman in distress floating in the water and hanging on to the…

Saturday COVID-19 Update: Two Deaths Reported In Caldwell County, 36 New Cases In Catawba

Catawba County Public Health reported 36 new cases of COVID-19 Friday (July 31), increasing the county’s total to 1,899, with 27 deaths. There were 25 people hospitalized with the coronavirus, five more than the Thursday (July 30) update. The Caldwell…

Lenoir Man Arrested on Warrant for Fleeing to Elude Arrest

24-year-old Nicholas MacKenzie Coffey of Angelic Way in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:30 yesterday morning (July 30) on a felony warrant for fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, along with a misdemeanor count of…

Catawba County Health Officials Report 36 Additional Coronavirus Cases Today

Catawba County Public Health reports 36 new cases of COVID-19 today (July 31), increasing the county’s total to 1,899, with 27 deaths. There were 25 people hospitalized with the coronavirus, five more than the Thursday update. Catawba County updates its…

Hickory Woman Arrested for Obtaining Property by False Pretenses

31-year-old Tamara Marie Rowe of 17th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 10:40 a.m. yesterday (July 30) on one felony count of obtaining property by false pretenses. The warrant for her arrest was issued on June…

Fatal Crash That May Have Happened Days Or Weeks Ago Under Investigation

A fatal crash is under investigation. On Thursday (July 30), at approximately 6:40 p.m., the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to a collision in Iredell County on Interstate 77 North near the 56 mile-marker at the South Yadkin River.…

Friday Morning Update: 38 New COVID-19 Cases In Catawba, Two Deaths Reported In Burke

38 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Thursday (July 30) in Catawba County, increasing the total to 1,863, with 27 deaths. Hospitalizations increased to 20, three more than the Wednesday (July 29) update. Burke County Public Health was notified late…

Lenoir Man Charged With Firearm Theft

23-year-old Christian Andrew Coffey of Table Rock Road in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (July 30) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a firearm and obtaining property by false pretense. Coffey was released on…

Hickory Man Indicted On Drug Charges

26-year-old Dustin Lee Fortenberry of 9th Avenue Drive in Hickory was arrested Thursday (July 30) by Long View Police Officers. He’s charged on bills of indictment with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting a public officer. Fortenberry…

Name Of Victim In Fatal Shooting In Eastern Burke County Released, Case Remains Under Investigation

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office was in the process of concluding its investigation into a fatal shooting earlier this week. The name of the man who was shot and killed has been released by authorities. He is 45-year-old Robert Winston…