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Hit And Run Crash In Iredell County Results In Death Of Pedestrian, Charges Possible

A man was killed in a hit and run in Iredell County. Thursday (March 4) at approximately 9:30 p.m., the NC State Highway Patrol responded to a collision in Iredell County on Old Mountain Road near US 70. The preliminary…

Catawba County Man Killed In Thursday Highway Collision

A Catawba County man was killed in an Iredell County crash. Thursday (March 4) at approximately 11:20 p.m., the NC State Highway Patrol responded to a collision on NC 150 at Pinnacle Lane. A 1996 Ford Mustang was traveling south…

Two from Connelly Springs Arrested on Meth Trafficking Charges

37-year-old Devin Levi Johnson of Miller Bridge Road and 32-year-old Victoria Eden Hennessee of Motel 6, both from Connelly Springs, were arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (March 4). They were each charged with felony trafficking in methamphetamine. Following…

Homeless Hickory Man Arrested on Failure to Appear Warrants

38-year-old Gary Wayne Hurt, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police at about ten o’clock Tuesday night (March 2) on outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants for failure to appear. He was wanted by…

Taylorsville Man Served With Arrest Warrants While In Jail

41-year old Samuel Camron Deal of Taylorsville was arrested by authorities in Alexander County. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny, along with a misdemeanor count of possession of stolen property. In addition, Deal is charged…

Friday Morning COVID-19 Update

No COVID-19-related deaths were reported once again in Catawba County Thursday (March 4), leaving the total at 287. There were 42 new cases of the coronavirus confirmed, increasing the total to 17,188, and 21 people were hospitalized. There were no…

Taylorsville Woman Charged With Drug Offenses

30-year old Betty Anjelique Brooks of Taylorsville was arrested Wednesday (March 3) by Taylorsville Police Officers. Brooks is charged with felony possession of methamphetamine along with misdemeanor counts of possession of schedule IV and schedule VI controlled substances, and resisting…

Taylorsville Man Served With Drug Warrants While Appearing In Court On Unrelated Matter

35-year-old Ricky James Kilby of Taylorsville was arrested Wednesday (March 3) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. He was served with the warrants while appearing in court on…

Cocaine Possession Among Charges Filed Against Hickory Man

59-year-old Gary Lynn Johnson who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory was arrested Thursday (March 4) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of cocaine. Johnson is also charged with failure to appear on counts of…

Two Agencies Charge Taylorsville Man With Total Of More Than 100 Felony Peeping Offenses (Updated, 1:39 p.m., 3/5/21)

32-year-old Michael Justin Childers of Taylorsville was arrested Thursday (March 4) by officers with the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office and Taylorsville Police Department. The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office charged him with 55 counts of felony possession of secret peeping material…

Morning Fire At Hickory Home Extinguished

The Hickory Fire Department responded to a fire at a vacant home this morning (March 4). At approximately 7:35 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire in the area of 1523 5th Avenue SW. They responded with two engines,…

Woman Arrested In Hildebran On Felony Drug Charge

30-year-old Kimberly Ann Little was arrested Wednesday (March 3) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. She was charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance. Little was arrested shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 70 East in Hildebran. She…

Sex Offense Charges Filed By Lincoln County Authorities

18-year-old Calvin Alexander Fair of West 6th Avenue in Gastonia was arrested on charges filed by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. He’s charged with felony counts of statutory rape of a child, statutory sex offense with a child and crime…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

35-year-old Christopher Joseph Grant of Hickory Airport Road of Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 6:50 Monday evening (March 1) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance. Grant was arrested after Officers conducted…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Meth Possession

27-year-old Michael Andrew Williams of Kitty Bean Lane in Granite Falls was arrested Wednesday (March 3) by Hudson Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Williams was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond.…

Lenoir Man Charged with Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Counts

45-year-old Charles Ray Lindsey, Jr. of Old North Road in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (March 3) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine and maintaining a vehicle or…

New COVID-19 Case Count Totals Remain Low, Deaths Reported In Two Hickory Metro Counties: Thursday Morning Update

31 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Wednesday (March 3) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 17,146, with 287 deaths. There were 20 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba County. As the state’s vaccine rollout…

Two Men Charged With Felony Drug Offenses Following Traffic Stop

54-year-old Kevin James Davis of Columbia, South Carolina and 36-year-old Jamaal Lee Fairfax of Fairchance, Pennsylvania, were both arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. Both suspects were charged with felony counts of trafficking cocaine by transportation and possession, possession with…

Man Arrested On Multiple Statutory Rape, Sex Offense Counts

20-year-old Caleb Lee Marrero of Powder Horn Road in Mooresville was arrested Monday (March 1) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with three felony counts apiece of statutory rape of a child less than 15-years-old and statutory sex offense.…

Hickory Man Charged With Felony Offenses By Multiple Agencies

33-year-old Dylan Bruce Godfrey of 34th Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (March 3) on charges filed by the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office and Conover Police Department. Godfrey was charged by the Sheriff’s Office with three felony counts of…

Felony Drug Charges Filed Against Claremont Man

32-year-old Matthew Howell Stevenson of Ole Country Lane in Claremont was arrested Wednesday (March 3) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver marijuana along with single counts…

Fire Damages Alexander Poultry Operation

An Alexander County poultry operation suffered minor damage in a Tuesday afternoon (March 2) fire. The Alexander County Fire Marshal says units from Ellendale, Bethlehem, Wittenburg, and Taylorsville responded to a chicken house on McAlpin Lane at approximately 5 p.m.…

Man Arrested in Caldwell County Following Officer-Involved Shooting

27-year-old Jordon Tomas Cornell has been arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers following an officer-involved shooting early this morning (March 3). He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a government official. At 1:48 a.m. today, Deputies stopped…

More Information Released in Arrest of Buncombe County Woman

More information has been released in the arrest of 46-year-old Kimberly Dawn Hensley of Leicester, in Buncombe County, N.C. She was arrested by Hickory Police Saturday (February 27) on felony counts of possession of a schedule II controlled substance, identity…

Lenoir Man Charged With Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Offenses

33-year-old Christopher Lamont Dula, Jr. of Virginia Street in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (March 2) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule VI controlled substance and maintaining a…

Hickory City Council, Catawba County Commissioners Hold Meetings This Week

Hickory City Council met in regular session Tuesday night (March 2). Minutes, second readings, and the consent agenda approved unanimously. Executive Assistant Manager Yaidee Fox presented a departmental report on bond construction updates. You can find information on all the…

Authorities Report That Woman Reported Missing Tuesday Has Been Found Safe

A woman reported missing Tuesday (March 2) in Iredell County has been found. Evelyn Edmisten Funderburk was reported missing after having been seen last at Iredell Memorial Hospital in the early morning hours Tuesday. The Silver Alert issued for her…

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Fall Again In Catawba County, Virus-Related Deaths Reported In Three Counties: Wednesday Morning Update

COVID-19 hospitalizations fell once again Tuesday (March 2) in Catawba County. The total dropped to 20, from 32 on Monday (March 1). There were four virus-related deaths reported Tuesday in Catawba County, increasing the total to 287. 25 new cases…

Granite Falls Woman Indicted On Charge Of Having Drugs At Jail

32-year-old Michelle Nicole Mathis of Waters Street in Granite Falls was arrested Tuesday (March 2) by Hickory Police officers. She’s charged on a bill of indictment with possession of controlled substance on prison or jail premises. In addition, Mathis is…

Hickory Man Jailed This Morning On Felony Drug Charge

50-year-old Jerry Michael Sigmon of 35th Street Court NE in Hickory was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. In addition, Sigmon is charged with two child support counts. He was…

Public’s Help Sought in Finding Iredell County Woman

The Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing person. She is Evelyn Edmisten Funderburk, who was last seen at Iredell Memorial Hospital in the early morning hours today (March 2). Just after eight…

Investigation Being Conducted Into Incident In Which Shot Was Fired

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an altercation that involved a gunshot near an eastern Lincoln County restaurant Monday night (March 1). The call came into the Lincoln County Communications Center at 8:26 p.m. and deputies were dispatched to the…

Two Month Investigation Results In The Arrests Of Three Suspects On Various Felony Charges

61-year-old Bruce Allen Hanna of Silver Creek Church Road, 65-year-old Randy Festues Norman of Mountain Breeze Drive in Morganton, and 29-year-old Kayly Renee Allman of 8th Avenue SW in Conover were all arrested last Thursday (February 25) by Burke County…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Charges

35-year-old Forrest Dale Toms, Jr. of 24th Avenue Place N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Monday morning (March 1) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance, along with misdemeanor counts of possession…

Hickory Man Jailed in Connection to January 12 Robbery

41-year-old Raymond Demarcus Poole of 6th Street S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 10 a.m. last Friday (February 26) on one felony count of common law robbery. He was also charged with felony counts of possession…

Assault Charge Filed Against Caldwell County Man

32-year-old Shelton Lee Lackey of Cliffside Place in Lenoir was arrested Friday (February 26) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony assault inflicting serious injury along with misdemeanor counts of intoxicated and disruptive and resisting a public officer. Lackey…

Lenoir Man Arrested On Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Charges

49-year-old Charles Ryan Harris of Calico Road in Lenoir was arrested Friday (February 26) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine along with misdemeanor counts of simple possession of schedule VI controlled substance and possession…

Two Lenoir Residents Charged With Felony Drug Offenses

38-year-old Daniel Willie Martin III and 38-year-old Kayela Danette Lovatto, both of the same Pisgah Church Road, Lenoir, address, were arrested Monday (March 1) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. Martin is charged with felony maintain a vehicle, dwelling or place…

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Decrease In Catawba County: Monday Morning Update

COVID-19 hospitalizations fell in Catawba County Monday (March 1), dropping to 32 from 43 Sunday (February 28). One coronavirus-associated death was reported Monday, raising the total to 283. After back-to-back days of single digit case counts there were 35 new…

Man Arrested In 2020 Lincoln County Drug Case Sentenced To Prison Term

U.S. District Court Judge Kenneth D. Bell sentenced 39-year-old Aleef Jamar Nicks of Charlotte to 108 months in prison on drug trafficking and firearms charges resulting from a traffic stop in Lincoln County on April 30, 2020. Nicks must also…

Hickory Man Charged With Felony Break-in Offense

51-year-old Johnny Dale Miller, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested Monday (March 1) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony breaking and entering with intent to terrorize or injure. In addition, Miller is…

Maiden Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Heroin Charge

27-year-old Jacob Levi Settlemyre of Union Street in Maiden was arrested by Hickory Police at 9:50 last Thursday night (February 25) for felony possession of a schedule I controlled substance and misdemeanor driving while impaired. Settlemyre was arrested after Officers…

Newton Man Arrested on Vehicle Theft Charge from Alamance County

23-year-old Marcus Wilcox Simmons of N.C. Highway 10 West in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police at 1:30 last Thursday afternoon (February 25) on an outstanding felony warrant for larceny of a motor vehicle. He was arrested as Officers investigated…

Woman Arrested By Burke Authorities On Felony Drug Charge

32-year-old Kelly Diane Creasy was arrested Sunday (February 28) by authorities in Burke County. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Creasy was arrested at 4:05 p.m. and placed in jail in Morganton under $3,000 secured bond.…

Hudson Woman Charged With Felony For Allegedly Altering Title

40-year-old Eleanor Black of Olde Well Road in Hudson was arrested Sunday (February 28) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with felony altering a forged title. Black was released on $1,500 secured bond. No court date was listed.

Meth Possession Among Charges Lodged Against Lenoir Woman

31-year-old Stayci Dawn Clinton of High West Drive in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (February 27) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine along with misdemeanor counts of larceny, larceny by changing price tags, possession of schedule…

More Details Released in Arrest of Man Charged with Assaulting Officers

More information has been released in the arrest of 24-year-old Kenneth Anthony Robinson of Highland Avenue N.E. in Hickory. He was arrested by Hickory Police last Thursday (February 25), as reported by WHKY the following day. Robinson was charged with…

Catawba County Residents Among Wanted Suspects In Area County

There are two individuals listing Catawba County addresses on the Iredell County most wanted list. 41-year-old Kelli Ann Lyons is still being sought by authorities in Iredell County. She’s charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule…

Single Day New COVID-19 Case Totals Continue To Drop, Single Digits Reported In All Four Hickory Metro Counties

Catawba County saw it’s lowest number of new COVID-19 cases since August with single digits reported both days over the weekend. There were six new infections reported Saturday (February 27) and four confirmed on Sunday (February 28), increasing the overall…

Buncombe County Woman Arrested By Hickory PD On Felony Charges

46-year-old Kimberly Dawn Hensley of Leicester, in Buncombe County, N.C., was arrested Saturday (February 27) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance and obtaining property by false pretense. Hensley was placed…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Attempted Murder Against Caldwell Sheriff’s Office Employee, Jailed In Catawba County (Updated: 11:28 a.m., 3/1/21)

41-year-old William Junior Sisk of Eddington Road in Granite Falls was arrested Sunday (February 28) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of attempted first-degree murder and first-degree arson. Sisk is also charged in Catawba County with…

Fatal Weekend Shooting Under Investigation In Catawba County

A fatal shooting is under investigation in Catawba County. Saturday (February 27), at 11:35 p.m., deputies with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a shooting at a residence on 20th Avenue SW in Brookford. When deputies…

Woman Charged With Stealing From Her Grandfather’s Estate Hours After His Death

30-year old Cheyenne Leigh Ward of Hiddenite was arrested Thursday (February 25) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers on warrants filed by the Taylorsville Police Department. She’s charged with two counts of felony obtaining property by false pretense, two counts of…

Man Dies in Incident at Alexander County Boat Access

A Granite Falls man has died as the result of an accident at a boat access in Alexander County. The deceased is 44-year-old Michael Hedrick. Just after 9:15 a.m. yesterday (February 25), Alexander County Communication took a 9-1-1 call regarding…

Lenoir Woman Arrested on Felony Drug Charge

36-year-old Alicia Louise Villegas of Oak Hill School Road in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (February 25) for felony possession of a controlled substance on penal institution property. Villegas was jailed in the Caldwell Co. Detention Center with…

Hickory Airport Among Ten To Receive State Grant Funding

During its February meeting, the N.C. Board of Transportation approved state and federal grants for safety and airfield improvement projects at ten North Carolina airports. A local airport is among those to receive funding. More than $9.5 million in state…

COVID-19 Case Counts Continue To Trend Lower In Hickory Metro, State Infection Rate Drops Below 5%: Friday Morning Update

No new COVID-19-related deaths were reported Thursday (February 25) in Catawba County, leaving the total at 279. There were 32 new cases reported, increasing the total to 17,015. 42 people were hospitalized. There were two coronavirus-associated deaths reported in Caldwell…

Hickory Man Charged With Assaulting Officer

24-year-old Kenneth Anthony Robinson of Highland Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested Thursday (February 25) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with two counts of assault inflicting serious injury on a law enforcment officer, and single counts of resisting a…

Hickory Woman Charged With Having Drugs At Jail

32-year-old Samantha Hope Keigans of 9th Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (February 24) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with two felony counts of possession of controlled substance on prison or jail premises and two counts of…

Lincolnton Man Arrested On Catawba County Drug Charges

40-year-old Anthony Jawan Farley of Lakeland Avenue in Lincolnton was arrested Thursday (February 25) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, and non-support of a child. Farley was jailed…

Dog Killed In Hickory Mobile Home Fire

Shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday (February 25), Hickory firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire in the area of 620 17th Street Drive NW. While driving to the scene, firefighters reported seeing large amounts of smoke. On arrival, they found…

Morganton Man Charged With Fleeing From Police, Drug Offenses

40-year-old Rocky Trent Walters of Hopewell Road in Morganton was arrested Wednesday (February 24) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of flee to elude arrest, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled…

Heroin Possession Among Charges Filed Against Conover Man

26-year-old Kevin Christopher Thorpe of Running Deer Drive NW in Conover was arrested today (February 25) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of heroin along with misdemeanor counts of simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance…

Connelly Springs Man Allegedly Found in Possession of Stolen Vehicle

29-year-old Nathaniel Lee Shinn of Dickerson Court in Connelly Springs was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:35 Sunday night on one felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. He was arrested as Officers conducting a property check…

Felony Drug Charge Filed By Morganton Authorities

30-year-old Davison Estevez was arrested Wednesday (February 24) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance. Estevez was arrested at 8:25 p.m. Wednesday and placed in jail in Morganton under $15,000 secured bond.…

COVID-19 Restrictions To Be Eased, Catawba County Hospitalizations Decrease Again: Thursday Morning Coronavirus Update

As North Carolina’s COVID-19 numbers continue to show improvement and vaccine distribution increases, Governor Roy Cooper announced Wednesday (February 24) that the state will carefully ease some of its restrictions. Executive Order No. 195 will take effect Friday (February 26)…

Man Killed In Crash, Authorities Charge Suspect

A Catawba County man was killed in a crash Wednesday (February 24) and a suspect has been charged in the case. 65-year-old Timothy Jay Roberts has been charged with felony death by vehicle, felony hit and run, and driving while…

Ceiling Collapses at Downtown Hickory Business

At 12:25 this afternoon (February 24), the Hickory Fire Department responded to a 9-1-1 call from the Aqua B Boutique on Union Square in downtown Hickory. The call was in reference to a ceiling collapse. Once on the scene, Firefighters…

Lenoir Man Charged With Felony Sign Damage

45-year-old Marvin William Glenn of Old North Road in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (February 23) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony reconnect utility sign property damage and misdemeanor interfere with an electric gas or water meter. Glenn…

Conover Man Indicted On Kidnapping, Burglary, Robbery Charges

37-year-old Dustin Neal Cooke of Raleigh Street in Conover was arrested today (February 24) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged on bills of indictment with second-degree kidnapping, first-degree burglary, and robbery with a dangerous weapon. Cooke was placed in…

Hickory Man Charged with Larceny of Firearm

20-year-old Jaiden Andrew Sloan of 21st Avenue N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 11 a.m. Monday (February 22) on one felony count of larceny of a firearm. He was arrested in connection to an incident on February…

Winston-Salem Man Arrested on Felony Stolen Vehicle Charge

41-year-old Jonathan Glenn Wilson of Winston-Salem was arrested by Hickory Police just after 6 p.m. last Wednesday (February 17) on one felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. He was charged in connection to a November 2020 stolen…

Lenoir Man Charged With Firearm Theft

39-year-old David Anthony Smith of SW Civic Court in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (February 23) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny of a firearm. Smith was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $10,000…

Lenoir Woman Arrested On Fugitive Warrant

39-year-old Amber Beth Wilson of Shadowbrook Drive in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (February 23) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged on a felony fugitive warrant from another state. Wilson is wanted on unspecified charges from Tennessee. She was brought to…

Homeless Hickory Man Arrested on Multiple Counts of Failure to Appear; Habitual Felon

42-year-old Jason Stephen Kittle, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:35 Sunday night (February 21) on felony and misdemeanor counts of failure to appear, along with an outstanding warrant on…

Hickory Man Charged With Habitual Larceny

28-year-old Joshua Blake Salyards of 1st Avenue SW in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (February 23) by Long View Police Officers. He’s charged with felony habitual larceny and misdemeanor second-degree trespass. Salyards was confined in the Catawba County Detention Facility under…

Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update

Two COVID-19-related deaths were reported Tuesday (February 23) in Catawba County, increasing the total to 278. There were 61 new cases of the coronavirus reported, increasing the total to 16,957. Hospitalizations fell to 42 in Catawba County, from 48 the…

Two Suspects Arrested On Drug Charges, One Reportedly Concealed Fentanyl In Her Body

27-year-old James Lewis Hairston III of Moravian Falls and 44-year-old Trisha Marie Nelson of Wilkesboro were arrested last Saturday (February 20) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. Hairston is charged with felony possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine, along…

Burke Sheriff’s Office Releases More Information On Drug Arrest Earlier This Month

Additional details have been released on the arrest of a man on drug charges in Burke County. WHKY previously reported on his arrest earlier this month. 39-year-old Richard Ashley Rich of Lovelady Road in Connelly Springs was arrested February 9…

Additional Information Released On Burke County Drug Arrest

We have more information on an arrest previously reported on WHKY. 35-year-old Christina Nichole Brown of Razor Ridge Road in Morganton was arrested last Wednesday (February 17) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule I…

Hickory Man Faces Felony Trafficking Charge

22-year-old Nazavious Nathaniel Love of 12th Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 11:30 Friday morning (February 19) on felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture a schedule VI controlled substance and trafficking in M.D.M.A., along…

Man Charged With Sex Offenses Against Minor, Victim Told Police She Was Threatened If She Reported Him

20-year-old Cashon Tyron Tucker of Cleveland, North Carolina, was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with five counts of felony statutory rape of a child 15-years-old or younger by an adult along with single counts of felony statutory…

Water Outage Reported In Bethlehem Community

According to information released shortly after noon today (February 23) many residents and businesses in the Bethlehem community were reported to be experiencing a water outage as a 12” water line broke on NC Hwy. 127 near Horseshoe Bend MHP…

Hickory Woman Jailed on Child Abuse Charges

32-year-old Dunja Papez of 20th Avenue Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 4:15 Sunday afternoon (February 21) on felony counts of child abuse inflicting serious physical injury and assault by strangulation. Papez was arrested in connection…

Taylorsville Man Arrested for Failure to Appear on Multiple Drug Charges

39-year-old Jesse Henry Hammer of Jessie Mays Lane in Taylorsville was arrested by Hickory Police Sunday (February 21) on multiple felony and misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. Hammer allegedly failed to appear in court on charges of possession with…

Burke Authorities Arrest Man On Felony Drug Charge

30-year-old Ryan Scott Hawkins was arrested this morning (February 23) by authorities in Burke County. He was charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Hawkins was arrested shortly after 4:30 a.m. today and placed in jail in Morganton…

Felony Drug Charge Filed Following Early Morning Arrest

46-year-old Tammy Duckworth Boone was arrested this morning (February 23) by authorities in Burke County. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Boone was arrested shortly after midnight this morning and placed in jail in Morganton under…

Man Arrested By Lenoir PD On Fugitive Warrant

31-year-old David Elijah Turner of West Columbia, South Carolina, was arrested Monday (February 22) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged on a felony fugitive warrant. Turner is wanted in South Carolina on unspecified charges. He was brought to the Caldwell…

Second Suspect Arrested In Double Murder Case

A second Alexander County resident has now been charged in connection to a double-homicide in Gaston County. 21-year old Kaleb Isiah Carver of Taylorsville was taken into custody on Monday afternoon (February 22) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Deputies and Gaston…

No COVID-19 Related Deaths Reported Monday In Hickory Metro: Tuesday Morning Update

There were no COVID-19-related deaths reported Monday (February 22) in the Hickory Metro. In Catawba County, 49 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed, raising the overall total to 16,896, with 276 deaths. 48 people were hospitalized with the virus.…

Statesville Woman Charged With Stealing & Selling Jewelry

53-year-old Rhonda Felts Wooten of Fulton Drive in Statesville was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with one felony count of larceny and two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense. According to information released Monday (February…

Lenoir Man Faces Federal Charges For Alleged Embezzlement Of More Than One-Million Dollars

A federal grand jury in Charlotte returned a federal criminal indictment last week, charging 55-year-old Richard Allen Clark of Lenoir with federal offenses arising from the alleged embezzlement of more than $1 million from his former employer. The announcement was…

Woman Charged In Connection To Stabbing

27-year-old Jasmine Louise McClain of Newman Lane in Iron Station was arrested Sunday (February 21) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and misdemeanor assault on a government official. Deputies…

Hickory Man Indicted on Felony Cocaine Charge

26-year-old Darryl Cornelius Cook of 22nd Street Court N.E. in Hickory was served an indictment by Hickory Police just before 3 p.m. last Tuesday (February 16) for felony possession of cocaine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Cook was taken…

Maiden Man Arrested On Various Felony, Misdemeanor Charges

32-year-old Joshua James Smith of Vickery Drive in Maiden was arrested Sunday (February 21) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, larceny after breaking and entering, and probation…

Taylorsville Woman Arrested on Failure to Appear Charges from Wilmington

28-year-old Emily Fox Jones of West Main Avenue in Taylorsville was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday (February 18) on one felony count of failure to appear and four misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. The charges…

Conover Man Charged With Vehicle Break-in

30-year-old Travis Michael Coble of 6th Street SW in Conover was arrested today (February 22) by Conover Police Officers. He’s charged with felony break or enter a motor vehicle and misdemeanor larceny in Burke County. He faces a count of…

Newton Woman Arrested for Failure to Appear on Stolen Vehicle Charge [UPDATED 01:30 p.m.]

34-year-old Amanda Louise Collins of Albany Drive in Newton was arrested early Friday morning (February 19) by Hickory Police on charges out of Caldwell County. She allegedly failed to appear in court in Lenoir on a charge of felony possession…

Lenoir Man Arrested on Felony Firearms Charge

29-year-old Xavier Dontay Dula of Frontier Way in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers Friday (February 19) for felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, along with misdemeanor counts of driving while license revoked and expired…

Newton Woman Arrested by Caldwell Co. Deputies on Multiple Charges, Including Felony Larceny

37-year-old Angel Denise Jolley of East 1st Street in Newton was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers Friday (February 19) for three felony probation violations and one felony count of larceny. She was also charged with a misdemeanor probation violation…

Caldwell Schools Announce Delay

The Caldwell County School system today (February 22) will operate on a two-hour delay. WrapAround will also be on a two-hour delay. There have been no other delays reported in the Hickory Metro.

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Continue To Decrease In Hickory Metro: Monday Morning Update

COVID-19 hospitalizations decreased in Catawba County over the weekend, falling from 55 on Friday (February 19) to 48 Sunday (February 21). New case counts continue to trend lower in recent weeks, there were 43 infections confirmed Sunday increasing the overall…

Update: Taylorsville Resident Arrested In Double Murder Case

A Taylorsville teenager wanted for two murders and an attempted third homicide is now in custody. 19-year Michael Shane Barnes was arrested overnight at a motel in Wilkes County. Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman says his deputies, Taylorsville Police, and…

Hickory Man Charged With Assault, Kidnapping

29-year-old Tyree Dorian Rhinehardt of 3rd Avenue SE in Hickory was arrested Sunday (February 21) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, second-degree kidnapping, and assault on a female. Rhinehardt…

More Than 100 New Jobs To Be Created In Burke County

Governor Roy Cooper’s Office and the North Carolina Department of Commerce last week announced the award of a Building Reuse grant to support the growth of a Burke County manufacturer. J.E. Ekornes USA, Inc. received a $500,000 grant to support…

Bodies Of Two Children Found In SW Hickory Fire (Updated, 4:03 p.m. 2/21/21)

Shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday (February 20), Hickory firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire located in the area of 1600 7th Ave SW.  The confirmed address is 1604 7th Ave SW.   On arrival, firefighters reported a large fire coming…

Conover Woman Arrested on Multiple Failure to Appear Warrants

32-year-old Bethany Patrice Link of Windhaven Drive N.W. in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:50 Tuesday afternoon (February 16) for failure to appear on a felony probation violation. She was also served with outstanding warrants for failure…

Morganton Man Charged With Meth Possession, More Details Released

More information has been released in a case previously reported on WHKY. 40-year-old David Isaac Webb of Hilldale Lane in Morganton was arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) along…

Man Killed In Crash Identified

The individual killed in a crash earlier this week in Lincoln County was identified today (February 19) by authorities. The N.C. State Highway Patrol responded to the fatal collision in Lincoln County Monday (February 15). The accident happened at about…

Lenoir Woman Faces Felony Weapons Charge

20-year-old Brooklyn Irene Dula of Vance Street in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (February 18) for felony possession or manufacture of a weapon of mass destruction. She was given a custody release. She’ll make a first appearance in…

Granite Falls Man Faces Felony Meth Charge

50-year-old Michael Adam Jennings of Lee Pearson Road in Granite Falls was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (February 18) for felony possession of methamphetamine. He was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Center with bond set at $5,000,…

Lenoir Man Arrested on Stolen Vehicle Charges

43-year-old William Shane Patton of Calico Road in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (February 18) on felony counts of larceny after breaking & entering, larceny of a motor vehicle, and possession of a stolen motor vehicle.…

Suspects Still Sought In Fatal Shooting More Than A Month Ago, Reward Recently Increased

It’s now been more than a month since a woman was shot to death at a Hickory business, and the Hickory Police Department is still seeking a pair of suspects wanted in that case. 49-year-old Tangela Louise Parker and 61-year-old…

No COVID-19 Deaths Reported Again In Catawba County, Case Counts Continue To Trend Lower: Friday Morning Update

Catawba County Public Health reported zero COVID-19-related deaths once again Thursday (February 18) and new case counts continue to trend lower. There were 50 new infections reported Thursday, raising the overall total to 16,710, with 272 deaths. 53 Catawba County…

Area Law Enforcement Agency Investigating Scam

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous reports from citizens in the area being targeted by scammers claiming to represent the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Victims are continuing to receive phone calls from what shows up on Caller ID…

Hickory Man Charged With Drug Offenses

39-year-old James Edward Risbon of 19th Street NW in Hickory was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of marijuana, possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to appear on a…

Heroin Possession Among Charges Lodged Against Conover Woman

30-year-old Chelsea Renee Peterson of Smithfield Drive NW in Conover was arrested by Long View Police Officers. She’s charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. Peterson is also charged with failure to appear on two counts of…

Hickory Man Arrested On Heroin Charge

33-year-old William Thomas Ray Miller of Main Avenue NW in Hickory was arrested Thursday (February 18) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of heroin. Miller was confined in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond.…

Maiden Man Charged With Firearm Offense, Failure To Appear

35-year-old Toney Ray Jones of Maiden Highway in Maiden was arrested Thursday (February 18) by Maiden Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon. In addition, Jones is charged with failure to appear on counts…

Some Area School Systems Announce Delays, Courts Begin At 10 a.m.

The Hickory Public Schools, Alexander County Schools, Caldwell County Schools and WrapAround, and the Burke County Schools are all operating on a two-hour delay for students and staff today (February 19). Newton-Conover City Schools are operating on a two-hour delay…

Woman Arrested Today On Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Charges

36-year-old Cynthia Dianne Fowler was arrested today (February 18) by authorities in Lincoln County. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Fowler was arrested shortly after noon today and placed in…

Stolen Vehicle Charge Filed In Burke County Case

32-year-old Eric Seth Adams was arrested Wednesday (February 17) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Adams was arrested at 4 p.m. Wednesday and was being held in jail in Morganton under…

Woman Arrested On Felony Drug Charge

35-year-old Christina Nichole Brown was arrested Wednesday (February 17) by authorities in Burke County. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance. Brown was placed in jail in Morganton under $5,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is…

Two Runaway Juveniles Sought By Authorities

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for 16-year-old Santiago Lopez and 13-year-old Olivia Dison. They were last known to be in the Mooresville area. Santiago Lopez is reported to be 5’7″, 135 pounds. He may be wearing a…

Lenoir Woman Arrested for Felony Probation Violation

41-year-old Holly Brooke Reid of Hawthorne Drive N.E. in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (February 17) for a felony probation violation. She is on probation following an October 2018 conviction in Caldwell County for possession of a controlled…

Thursday Morning COVID-19 Update

There were no COVID-19-related deaths reported Wednesday (February 17) in Catawba County, leaving the total at 272. 52 new cases of the coronavirus were reported Wednesday, raising the overall tally to 16,660. There were 52 people hospitalized. The Caldwell County…

Meth Trafficking Charge Filed Following Traffic Stop

39-year-old Brandi Dyan Deal of Mount Olive Church Road in Morganton was arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony trafficking in methamphetamine. Deal is also charged with misdemeanor counts of simple possession of schedule VI controlled substance…

Two Suspects Charged With Felony Offenses Following Investigation

34-year-old Amber Dawn Harris and 37-year-old Ryan William Shambre, both of the same Putnam Street, Morganton, address, were arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. Both suspects are charged with felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Harris is…

Two Killed In Catawba County Crash

Two people were killed in a Catawba County highway collision Wednesday (February 17). At approximately 11:50 a.m. Wednesday, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to Riverbend Road near Oxford School Road. A 2010 Ford Mustang was traveling west, crossed…

Winter Weather Threat Results In Schedule Changes For Schools, Government

The threat of winter weather today (February 18) has resulted in some changes in the local school system schedules. The Catawba County, Hickory Public, Newton-Conover, Alexander County, and Caldwell County Schools will all have a remote learning day for students…

Catawba County Meals On Wheels Cancelled For Thursday

Due to a forecast of inclement weather Thursday (February 18) and potentially unsafe road conditions, Meals on Wheels of Catawba County has cancelled meal deliveries. Meal recipients or volunteers who have questions about deliveries may call Catawba County Senior Nutrition…

Man Arrested For Allegedly Kidnapping, Assaulting, & Committing Sexual Offense Against Woman

61-year-old Randy Rinck, Sr. of Barsdale Lane in Lincolnton, was arrested Tuesday (February 16) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of first-degree kidnapping, first-degree sex offense, and felonious restraint. In addition, Rinck is charged with misdemeanor…

Rush Limbaugh Passes Away At 70

Rush Limbaugh, the conservative talk show host who occupied the noon-3 p.m. slot on WHKY for decades, and has been credited with transforming talk radio and even politics, died today (February 17) at the age of 70 after a battle…

Residents Of Georgia, Charlotte Arrested On Felony Charges In Caldwell County

30-year-old Maegan Elizabeth Younce of Byron, Georgia, and 33-year-old Bruce Allen Stewart of Charlotte were arrested Tuesday (February 16) by Granite Falls Police Officers. They’re each charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense. Younce is additionally charged with felony…

Conover Woman Arrested on Felony Drug Warrants

34-year-old Crystal Bryan Cruz of Emmanuel Church Road in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:45 last Friday afternoon on several outstanding warrants issued on December 7 of last year. The warrants include three felonies and one misdemeanor.…

Alexander County Authorities Arrest Statesville Man On Drug Charges

53-year-old Richard Keith Seymore of Statesville, was arrested by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. According to information released Tuesday (February 16) Seymore was charged on February 1 with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Seymore was released…

Hickory City Council Holds Meeting Tuesday

Hickory City Council met in regular session Tuesday (February 16). The meeting ran less than a half-hour. The minutes, second readings, and the consent agenda were all approved unanimously. Following a public hearing, City Council approved amending Chapter 6, Section…

Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update

Three COVID-19-associated deaths were reported Tuesday (February 16) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 272. There were 62 new cases of the coronavirus reported Tuesday, raising the tally to 16,608. 50 people were hospitalized. 33 new cases…

Student Shot By Pellet Gun, Juveniles To Be Charged

According to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office, Tuesday morning (February 16) a female student made her school bus driver aware she thought she had been shot by a pellet gun while the bus was pulling onto campus at Third Creek…

Two Men Charged In Connection To Multiple Break-ins, Thefts

24-year-old Joshua Wayne Seagro and 21-year-old Christopher Lee Stephens were arrested by Statesville Police Officers. Seagro is charged with five counts of first-degree burglary, nine counts of larceny after breaking & entering, eight counts of breaking & entering, three counts…

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession By Taylorsville PD

37-year-old Derek Lee Ritchie of Lenoir was arrested last Saturday (February 13) by Taylorsville Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, possession of schedule VI controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Officers arrested Ritchie…

Wilkes County Woman Missing Since Jan. 14

The Wilkes Co. Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating Crystal Dawn McGee. Her family last saw or communicated with her on January 14 of this year. Ms. McGee was reported missing on January 16. She is…

Connelly Springs Man Arrested on Multiple Counts of Obtaining Property by False Pretenses

30-year-old Tommy Dean Smith of Mourglea Avenue in Connelly Springs was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before 8 p.m. last Friday (February 12) for felony obtaining property by false pretenses. He was also charged with misdemeanor counts of shoplifting and…

Catawba County Commissioners Hold Regular Meeting Monday

Catawba County Commissioners met in regular session Monday night (February 15). Deputy County Manager Mary Furtado delivered a presentation about Medicaid Transformation which is mandated by the North Carolina General Assembly and will go into effect on July 1, 2021.…

Maiden Woman Charged With Vehicle Theft In Caldwell County

36-year-old Heather Michelle Sanford of Murray Street in Maiden was arrested by authorities in Catawba County on a charge from Caldwell County. She’s charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Sanford was released on $1,000 secured bond. A District…

Lenoir Man Charged With Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Offenses

30-year-old Justin James Moore of Playmore Beach Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (February 15) by Alcohol Law Enforcement Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of sell or deliver schedule VI controlled substance, possession with intent to sell and deliver…

Heroin, Cocaine Charges Filed Against Lenoir Man

32-year-old Jason Chantel Gibbs of NW Sherwood Place in Lenoir was arrested Monday (February 15) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substance.…

One Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash in Lincoln County Monday

The N.C. State Highway Patrol responded to a fatal collision in Lincoln County yesterday (February 15). The accident happened at about 4:20 p.m. Monday on N.C. Highway 18, near N.C. Highway 10. A southbound 2018 Chevrolet Silverado crossed the centerline…

Belmont Man Arrested in Hickory for Obtaining Property by False Pretenses

48-year-old Freddie Wendell Cuthbertson, Jr. of Belmont was arrested by Hickory Police at about 5:45 Saturday afternoon (February 13) on one felony count of obtaining property by false pretenses and two felony counts of attempting to obtain property by false…

Hickory Residents Charged In Drug Case

39-year-old Victor Eugene Leatherman and 32-year-old Brittany Nicole Rogers, both of the same 14th Avenue SW, Hickory address, were arrested Friday (February 12) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. Leatherman is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine. Both suspects are charged with…

Hickory Man Faces Multiple Felony Charges in Charlotte

28-year-old Brannon Tyrek Beckham of 8th Avenue Drive S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 4:15 last Friday afternoon (February 12) on a number of outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants. The warrants are from Mecklenburg County where…

More Information Released On Arrests Of Three Suspects In Drug Trafficking Case

39-year-old Jermaine Douglas Grandy, 25-year-old Khyran Rasaan Littlejohn, and 18-year-old Nevaeh Douglas Grandy were all arrested Sunday (February 14) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. Jermaine and Nevaeh Grandy are father and son and list the same Old North Road, Lenoir…

Lenoir Man Arrested On Fugitive Warrant From Wisconsin

48-year-old Lewis Dale Lincoln of Green Valley Place in Lenoir was arrested Monday (February 15) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged on a felony fugitive warrant from another state. Lincoln is wanted in Brown County, Wisconsin, on fraud and check…

Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Update

No COVID-19-related deaths were reported Monday (February 15) in Catawba County. 47 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed Monday by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 16,546. There were 45 people hospitalized. The Caldwell County Health Department…

New York Man Jailed In Iredell County On MDMA Trafficking Charges

30-year-old Dartaine Marquez Ubiles of Buffalo, New York, was arrested last Thursday (February 11) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking in MDMA by possession and transportation, posession with intent to sell or deliver MDMA…

Man Arrested By Burke Authorities On Burglary Charges

22-year-old Emiya K-Ron Wooten was arrested Monday (February 15) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with three felony counts of burglary, along with single felony counts of common law robbery and possession of stolen goods. Wooten was arrested shortly…

Hickory Woman Charged With Drug Offenses

41-year-old Angela Deneice James of 14th Avenue Drive SW in Hickory was arrested Monday (February 15) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance. In addition, James is…

Hickory Man Again Arrested on Misdemeanor & Felony Probation Violations

24-year-old Nicholas Mackenzie Coffey of 3rd Avenue Place S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 4:50 last Wednesday afternoon (February 10) on outstanding warrants for felony and misdemeanor probation violations. Hickory Police served warrants that were issued…

Maiden Woman Charged With Meth Offenses

57-year-old Betty Jean Taylor of South U.S. 321 in Maiden was arrested today (February 15) by Maiden Police Officers. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine along with failure to appear on counts of attempted trafficking in meth and opiates by…

Lenoir Man Charged With Cocaine Possession

45-year-old Charles Ray Lindsey, Jr. of Old North Road in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (February 14) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of cocaine and misdemeanor counts of failure to appear for nonsupport, driving while license…

Lenoir Residents Charged With Drug Offenses

34-year-old Brandon Lee Curtis of Brentwood Circle and 28-year-old Tamara Nichole Burton of Huffman Road, both from Lenoir, were arrested Friday (February 12) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re both charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Burton is also charged…

Investigation Into Fatal Shooting Continues, Authorities Say They Were Told Victim Was Firing Shots

The investigation is continuing into Sunday’s (February 14) shooting at The Stump Event Center in Mountain View. Catawba County Sheriff’s Investigators and State Bureau of Investigation Agents are following every lead. 34-year-old Jordan Olajuwan Ramseur of Conover was killed in…

Granite Falls Man Arrested On Drug Trafficking Charge

28-year-old Renneth Jeffrey Minton, Jr. of Duncan Drive in Granite Falls was arrested Saturday (February 13) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony traffic in heroin or opium. Minton was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under…

Vehicle Theft Charges Filed Against Hickory Man

39-year-old Joshua Aaron Gibbs of Sleepy Hollow Drive in Hickory was arrested Friday (February 12) 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. In addition,…

Drug Trafficking Charges Lodged Against Three Suspects Arrested Sunday

39-year-old Jermaine Douglas Grandy, 25-year-old Khyran Rasaan Littlejohn, and 18-year-old Nevaeh Douglas Grandy were all arrested Sunday (February 14) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. Jermaine and Nevaeh Grandy are father and son and list the same Conley Place, NW, Lenoir…

Single Day New COVID-19 Case Counts Decreasing In Catawba County: Monday Morning Update

Single day new COVID-19 case counts continue to be lower in recent days in Catawba County. There were 32 new cases reported Sunday (February 14) after 25 were reported Saturday (February 13). The overall total is now 16,499. Three coronavirus-associated…

Hickory Man Receives 8-11 Year Sentence Following Guilty Plea To Larceny, Drug Counts

28-year-old Jameson Acoya Kennedy of Hickory will spend at least eight years in prison for convictions on multiple criminal offenses and admission of his status as a habitual felon in Catawba County Superior Court. The Honorable Nathaniel J. Poovey, Superior…

Morganton Man Jailed On Drug Charges Following Sunday Traffic Stop

30-year-old Robert Allen May of Morganton was arrested Sunday (February 14) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance and possession of controlled substance at a jail facility. Sunday morning, an…

Man Killed In Early Morning Shooting In Catawba County

One person is dead following a Shooting at a Mountain View Establishment. Today (February 14) at 1:06 a.m. deputies with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of people fighting at The Stump Event Center, which is located…

Counterfeit Controlled Substance Charge Filed Against Lenoir Man

37-year-old Kenneth Allen Ringgold of Sunrise Circle in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (February 11) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession with intent to sell and deliver counterfeit controlled substance. Ringgold was placed in the Caldwell County Detention…

Heroin Possession Among Charges Lodged Against Hickory Woman

34-year-old Krystal Leigh Saine of 18th Street NW in Hickory was arrested Thursday (February 11) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance, and driving while impaired.…

Hickory Man Jailed on Firearms & Assault Charges

29-year-old Geovanny Jesus Acosta of 25th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 9:20 Wednesday night (February 10) on one felony count of possession of a firearm by a felon, along with misdemeanor counts of assault…

Fayetteville Man Arrested By Maiden PD On String Of Charges

27-year-old John Lee Pridemore of Fayetteville was arrested today (February 12) by Maiden Police Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny, conspire to commit felony larceny, larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, possession of stolen goods…

Lenoir Man Jailed On Felony Drug Possession Charge

47-year-old Rusty Harold Stanfield of Hayes Place in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (February 11) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance. Stanfield was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000…

Felony Break-in Charge Lodged Against Man Arrested Thursday

28-year-old James Mitchell Dickinson was arrested Thursday (February 11) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony non-forced breaking and entering. Dickinson was arrested shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday and placed in jail in Morganton under $15,000 secured bond.…

Friday Morning COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 hospitalizations decreased again Thursday (February 11) in Catawba County. The total fell by seven to 44. 66 new cases of the coronavirus were reported Thursday by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 16,394. There were no new…

Drug Possession Among Charges Lodged Against Man Arrested By Burke Sheriff’s Office

40-year-old David Isaac Webb was arrested Wednesday (February 10) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) along with misdemeanor counts of driving during revocation and fictitious drivers license. Webb was arrested…

Felony Drug Charge Filed Against Woman Arrested By Burke County Authorities

32-year-old Stephanie Renea Carter was arrested Wednesday (February 10) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor probation violation. Carter was arrested just before 8 p.m. Wednesday at an address on…

Maiden Man Faces Felony Heroin Charge

28-year-old Nathan Lee Thomas of Sherwood Drive in Maiden was arrested by Hickory Police at about 7:50 p.m. Monday (February 8) on outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants. He faces charges for felony possession of heroin and misdemeanor possession of drug…

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Offenses

44-year-old Christopher Maurice Hendrix of Bush Place in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (February 10) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to…

Suspects Charged Following Reported Chase With Officers

22-year-old Chase D’Carlo Bruton of Charlotte and 24-year-old Emanuel Lamont Allen of Norwood, N.C., were arrested Wednesday (February 10) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. Bruton is charged with felony flee to elude arrest, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, speeding,…

Two Georgia Residents Arrested on Felony Drug Charges in Iredell

30-year-old Johntavious Maurice Dodson of Atlanta, Georgia and 23-year-old Katherine Latrice Ogeese of Decatur, Georgia have both been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers. They were each charged with felony counts of trafficking M.D.M.A. by possession, trafficking M.D.M.A. by transport,…

Lenoir Man Charged With Cocaine Offense

40-year-old Wayne Eugene Isaac Horton of Roby Martin Road in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (February 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine. Horton was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention…

Hickory Man Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from Georgia

40-year-old Roger Ussery (a.k.a. Roger Junior Ussery) of 12th Avenue Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police yesterday (February 10) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. Ussery is wanted by the Columbia…

Catawba Woman Charged After Reportedly Returning To Store To Retrieve Drugs

32-year-old Amber Michelle Pickler of Catawba and 25-year-old Amanda Christine McConnell of Mooresville were arrested last Saturday (February 6) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. Pickler is charged with two felony counts of trafficking heroin and one felony count each of…

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Decrease By Nearly Half In Catawba County: Thursday Morning Update

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Catawba County decreased by nearly half of the overall total on Wednesday (February 10). According to Catawba County Public Health, hospitalizations fell to 51 Wednesday, from 98 on Tuesday (February 9). No coronavirus-related deaths were reported Wednesday,…

Minimum 50 Year Sentence Imposed In Hickory Double-Murder Case From 2016

A Granite Falls man will spend at least 50 years in prison following his conviction in Catawba County Superior Court for a double homicide that occurred nearly five years ago. 27-year-old Eric Terril Yount was sentenced to serve 50 to…

Hickory Woman Charged With Meth Possession

24-year-old Kirsten Danielle Frye of 6th Avenue NW in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (February 10) on charges filed by the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office and Hickory Police Department. The Sheriff’s Office charged Frye with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug…

Catawba Man Charged With Cocaine Possession

35-year-old Antoine Durel Reid of Washington Lane in Catawba was arrested Wednesday (February 10) by Alcohol Law Enforcement. He was charged with felony possession of cocaine. Reid was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $3,000 bond. A District…

Denver Man Charged with Child Sex Offenses

40-year-old Scott Douglas Zinn, Jr. of Denver Shores Lane in Denver has been arrested by Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Officers on one felony count each of statutory rape of a child, statutory sexual offense, indecent liberties with a child, and child…

Vehicle Crashes Into Hickory Store

A vehicle has crashed into a Hickory grocery store. At approximately 1:30 p.m. today (February 10), a passenger vehicle hit the Food Lion store on Highway 127/North Center Street. No other vehicles were involved. No injuries to the driver or…

Newton Woman Arrested in Hickory on Felony Meth Charge

42-year-old Kimberly Ann Paige of Constance Drive in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police at about ten o’clock Saturday night (February 6) for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance. Paige was arrested after Police responded to a reported…

Homeless Hickory Man Arrested on Outstanding Meth Warrant

40-year-old Douglas Sidney Reid, Jr., who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police at 7:35 Friday night (February 5) on felony and misdemeanor warrants that were issued in March of last year. The warrants…

Felony Drug Charges Lodged Against Man Arrested In Burke County

39-year-old Richard Ashley Rich was arrested Tuesday (February 9) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance and one felony count of failure to appear on a felony. Rich was…

Hickory Man Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from Virginia

26-year-old Don Theodore Reedy of 14th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested yesterday (February 9) by Hickory Police on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. Reedy is wanted by the State Bureau of Investigation in…

Update: Woman Reported Missing Found In Caldwell County (Updated 11:11 a.m., 2/10/21)

A woman being sought by authorities has been found. Alexander County Sheriffs Office investigators were asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing woman. She was last seen in the 2000 block of Highway 90 West, near Bell’s River…

Felony Drug Charge Filed During Morning Arrest

27-year-old Bradley Russell Young was arrested today (February 10) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance along with misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest/hinder & delay, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Young was…

Citizens Contact Hickory PD Regarding Scam Attempts

The Hickory Police Department reports that they are continuing to receive reports of scammers utilizing names of the department’s staff. Some common scam topics used by perpetrators are the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Social Security, and some mention bench warrants.…

Lenoir Man Charged With Felony Break-in, Theft Counts

38-year-old Patrick Matthew Vaught of Old North Road in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (February 9) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and larceny. In addition, Vaught is…

Hudson Woman Charged On Out-Of-State Fugitive Warrant

51-year-old Cathey Mae Smith of Deal Mill Road in Hudson was arrested Tuesday (February 9) by Granite Falls Police Officers. She’s charged on a felony warrant as a fugitive from another state. Smith is wanted in Florida on unspecified charges.…

Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update

Four COVID-19-related deaths were reported Tuesday (February 10) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 263. 61 new cases of the coronavirus were reported Tuesday, raising the total to 16,234. There were 98 Catawba County residents hospitalized with…

Felony Drug Charges Filed Against Conover Resident

19-year-old Austin Bryan Dalrymple of Noah Path in Conover was arrested Tuesday (February 9) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of manufacture schedule IV controlled substance and possession of marijuana. In addition Dalrymple is charged with misdemeanor…

Drug Possession Charge Lodged Against Man Arrested This Morning

25-year-old Zachary Gene Roberts was arrested today (February 9) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Roberts was arrested at 9 a.m. today and placed in jail in Morganton under $10,000 secured…

Felony Drug Count Among Charges Filed Against Man By Burke County Authorities

33-year-old Desta Theron Carson was arrested Monday (February 8) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance and probation violation. In addition, Carson is charged…

Man Jailed On Statutory Rape Charge

31-year-old Paulino Chavez Lopez was arrested today (February 9) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony first-degree statutory rape. Court records also show that Lopez is charged with felony counts of statutory sex offense with a child by…

Lenoir Man Arrested On Break-in Charges

31-year-old Willie Ferman Ferguson IV of Lenoir was arrested Monday (February 8) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony and misdemeanor counts of breaking and entering. Ferguson was given a custody release. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Meth Possession

41-year-old April Jean McDonald of Abington Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (February 8) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. McDonald was brought to the Caldwell County Detention…

Conover Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Meth Charge

25-year-old Tyler David Swink of Rifle Range Road in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police at about 11 a.m. on Friday, January 29, on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of…

Newton Man Faces Firearms & Kidnapping Charges

25-year-old Antonio Terrel McClain of South Caldwell Avenue in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 11 o’clock last Thursday night (February 4) on one felony count each of second-degree kidnapping, possession of a firearm by a felon, and…

Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Update

Two COVID-19-associated deaths were reported Monday (February 8) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 259. There were 79 new cases reported Monday, increasing the total to 16,173. 94 people were hospitalized with the coronavirus. Two COVID-19-related deaths…

Unemployment Rates Remain Steady Across Hickory Metro, State

Unemployment rates did not change dramatically in the Hickory Metro or statewide according to the most recent report. The North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor & Economic Analysis Division issued their update last week. The numbers reflect December, 2020 unemployment…

Hudson Woman Charged With Drug Offenses

33-year-old Heather Nicole Russell of Maynors Mobile Home Park in Hudson was arrested Monday (February 8) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. In addition, Russell was charged with misdemeanor counts of simple possession of…

Fire Damages Alexander County Home

A Taylorsville home was damaged extensively in a Monday afternoon (February 8) fire. Central Alexander, Hiddenite, Sugar Loaf, and Ellendale units responded to the structure on 5th Avenue North. According to the Alexander County Fire Marshal’s Office, the fire originated…

Georgia Residents Charged By Catawba County Authorities With Meth Trafficking

46-year-old Gary Scott Thompson of Buford, Georgia and 29-year-old Courtney Rayann White of Monroe, Georgia, were arrested Monday (February 8) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. Both suspects are charged with trafficking in methamphetamine. Thompson is additionally charged with possession with…

Lenoir Man Charged With Felony Drug Offenses

27-year-old Julian Coleman Parsons of SW Briarwood Street in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (February 6) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of assault with physical injury on emergency personnel, manufacture, sell, and deliver controlled substance on or…

Home Damaged In Alexander County Fire

A home in the Ellendale Community of Alexander County sustained damage in a fire on Friday (February 5). The Ellendale, Bethlehem, and Taylorsville Fire Departments were dispatched to 594 Willie McLoud Road at approximately 3 p.m. Alexander County Fire Marshal…

Gaston County Man Reported Missing Last Week Found Following Fatal Crash In Hickory

The Hickory Police Department says a 91-year-old Gaston County man reported missing last week died in a crash Sunday (February 7) in Hickory. A Silver Alert was issued for Donald Joy on February 3. He was last seen that day…

Deputy County Manager Wins Statewide Award

Catawba County Deputy County Manager Mary Furtado was named 2020-2021 Deputy/Assistant Manager of the Year by the North Carolina City and County Management Association (NCCCMA). The award was announced during the association’s virtual annual conference February 4. Furtado, who joined…

Authorities Still Searching For Couple Wanted In Connection To Fatal Shooting In Hickory

Hickory Police are still seeking a pair of suspects wanted in connection to the murder of a woman in mid-January. 49-year-old Tangela Louise Parker and 61-year-old Eric Carroll Parker, both of Taylorsville, are still wanted in reference to the murder…

Belmont Man Arrested in Caldwell for Possession of Stolen Property; More

31-year-old Christopher James Fuller of Orchard Lane in Belmont, N.C. was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers Friday (February 5) on three counts of possession of stolen property, plus single counts of speeding to elude arrest, larceny, and a violation…

Granite Falls Man Jailed on $275K Bond on Sex Offense Charges

35-year-old Bryan Keith Jackson, Jr. of Connelly Springs Road in Granite Falls was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers Friday (February 5) for felony statutory sex offense with a child by an adult and felony indecent liberties with a child.…

Two Killed in Lincoln County Crash Sunday

21-year-old Cooper Gregory Snipes of Iron Station and 86-year-old Mahlon Brewster Strope Jr. of Iron Station have both died as the result of an accident on Sunday (February 7) in Lincoln County. At about 6:15 p.m. Sunday, the N.C. State…

Monday Morning COVID-19 Update

There were 58 new cases of COVID-19 reported Sunday (February 7) in Catawba County, increasing the overall total to 16,094. One coronavirus-related death was reported over the weekend by Catawba County Public Health, making the total 257. There were 92…

Hickory Man Charged With Meth Trafficking

56-year-old Steven Allen Poarch of Hickory was arrested Saturday (February 6) by Long View Police Officers. He’s charged with traffic in methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Poarch was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility in Newton under $150,000…

Man Found Deceased In Burke County Fire

A weekend fire in Burke County claimed a man’s life. According to Burke County Fire Marshal Michael Willis, Saturday (February 6), shortly before 11 a.m., a fire was reported in the laundry room at 6909 Sam Huffman Road in Connelly…

Hickory Metro Schools Systems Announce Delay Today

Several school systems in the Hickory Metro are operating on a delay this morning (February 8). The Catawba County, Hickory Public, Newton-Conover, Alexander County & Caldwell County School systems are all operating on a two-hour delay due to the potential…

Hickory Man Charged With Theft, Meth Counts

50-year-old Luiz Enrique Rodriguez of Highland Avenue in Hickory was arrested Friday (February 5) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny and possession of methamphetamine. Rodriguez was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $4,000…

Morganton Man Charged With Drug Offenses In Catawba County

42-year-old Rocky Trent Walters of Hopewell Road in Morganton was arrested Friday (February 5) by Long View Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance and possession of…

Conover Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Charges

23-year-old Aaron Matthew Quackenboss of 15th Street N.W. in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police at about 12:45 Wednesday afternoon (February 3) on one felony count of possession of marijuana, along with misdemeanor counts of possession of a schedule II…

Man Arrested In Burke County On Weapon Charge

40-year-old Dallas Junior Benfield was arrested today (February 5) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony possession of a weapon by a felon. Benfield was arrested at approximately 11:30 a.m. today and placed in jail in Morganton under…

Suspect Arrested In Morganton On Felony Break-in Charge

46-year-old Craig Herman Lytle was arrested today (February 5) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony breaking and entering to automobiles, trailers, boats, aircraft, or watercraft. He’s also charged with misdemeanor counts of larceny of property/receiving or possessing…

Catawba Man Charged With B & E With Intent To Terrorize Or Injure

49-year-old Luis Angel Vidal of Boston Road in Catawba was arrested today (February 5) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony breaking and entering with intent to terrorize or injure. In addition, Vidal is charged with two misdemeanor…

Hickory Woman Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

43-year-old Pachea Charline Tomlinson of Goat Farm Road in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Wednesday (February 3) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance. Tomlinson was arrested after Hickory Police conducted a traffic stop…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Meth Possession

43-year-old Jasmine Paige Alexander of Kentwood Street SW in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (February 5) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of controlled substance at a penal institution. Alexander was released…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Firearm Offense

36-year-old William Cornelius Gibbs, Jr. of Quarry Road in Granite Falls was arrested Thursday (February 4) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon. Gibbs is additionally charged with failure to appear…

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Decrease In Two Hickory Metro Counties: Friday Morning Update

COVID-19 hospitalizations decreased again in Catawba County Thursday (February 4), falling to 93 from 95 in the previous update. There was one coronavirus-related death reported Thursday in Catawba County, raising the total to 254. 93 new cases of the virus…

Woman Charged With Drug Offenses Following Search Of Home

34-year-old Erica Lynn Caraluzzo of North Cedar Street in Lincolnton was arrested Thursday (February 4) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine and maintaining a dwelling for a…

Man Arrested After Police Say Cocaine & Marijuana Was Found During Traffic Stop

30-year-old Robert Allen May was arrested Thursday (February 4) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver cocaine and marijuana. May is also charged with misdemeanor counts of possession…

Watauga County Man Arrested By Newton P.D. on Felony Drug Charges; Fugitive Warrant from Tenn. [UPDATED 10:25 a.m.]

29-year-old William Jay Allen of Vilas, N.C. was arrested Thursday (February 4) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with three counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, along with single counts of possession of heroin, possession of a firearm by a felon,…

Burke Board Of Education Holds Special Meeting To Vote On Students Return To School

The Burke County Board of Education decided at a special meeting Thursday (February 4) that on Monday, February 22, PreK-5 elementary students will return to school buildings under Plan A with middle and high school students starting Plan B. Under…

Maiden Man Claims First $250K Prize In NC Education Lottery Game

Christopher Wray of Maiden is the first winner of the $250,000 top prize in the new 20X The Cash game. Wray said he was stopping to get gas at the Quick Trip on North Chester Street in Gastonia when he…

Shelby Man Arrested On Caldwell County Drug Charges

24-year-old Victor Tyrone Coffey of Shelby was arrested Wednesday (February 3) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. They charged him with felony possession of methamphetamine. Coffey is additionally charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to appear, and…

Lenoir Woman Indicted On Drug Charge

34-year-old Stephanie Elizabeth Golds of Pisgah Church Road in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (February 3) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged on a bill of indictment with felony possession of methamphetamine. Golds was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center…

Hickory Man Arrested on B&E and Larceny Charges

22-year-old Darren Ki-Sean Izard of 4th Street Court S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 2:30 Tuesday afternoon (February 2) on one felony count each of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering, along with…

Hickory Man Busted on Felony Cocaine Charges

31-year-old Devonte Jerville Forney of 8th Avenue Drive S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:20 p.m. on January 20. He was charged with one felony count each of trafficking in cocaine and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling,…

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Decrease In Catawba County: Thursday Morning Update

COVID-19 hospitalizations decreased by 22 Wednesday (February 3) in Catawba County, falling to 95 from 117 on Tuesday. In addition, 83 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Catawba, raising the overall total to 15,763. Three COVID-19-related deaths were reported Wednesday…

Suspect Faces Drug Charges In Two Counties

49-year-old William Reginald Portee of Power Line Road in Lincolnton faces charges from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. He was to be charged with multiple drug offenses in Lincoln County and has already been charged on 11 warrants from Gaston…

Taylorsville Man Indicted In Connection To October Shooting Incident

21-year-old Dakota Lee Norton of Taylorsville has been indicted by an Alexander County Grand Jury in connection to an incident last October. According to the North Carolina Judicial Branch website, he’s charged with felony counts of attempted first-degree murder and…

Hickory Man Charged With Being No Show In Court To Answer To Firearm Count

23-year-old Julius Quinton Carson of 10th Avenue SE in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (February 3) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with failure to appear on counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and felony probation violation.…

Hickory Man Jailed This Morning On Meth Possession Charge

41-year-old Joshua Eric Spears of 4th Street SE in Hickory was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Spears was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (February…

Alexander County Commissioners Approve Contract To Expand Broadband Internet Service

Alexander County communities with little or no broadband internet service will be a priority in 2021 as County Commissioners approved a proposal from Open Broadband LLC to provide broadband to approximately 500 homes. The project was discussed at Monday’s (February…

Catawba County Commissioners Hold Regular Meeting, Approve Economic Development Agreement

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday night (February 1). The board held a public hearing to receive citizen comments and consider approval of an Economic Development Agreement between the County and RMC Advanced Technologies Inc.…

Taylorsville PD Arrest Woman On Drug Charges

40-year old Crystal Anne Searle was arrested Tuesday (February 2) by Taylorsville Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and shoplifting with concealment of goods. Searle was placed in the Alexander County Detention Center…

Lenoir Woman Arrested On Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Charges

27-year-old Stephanie Marie Dunn of Quail Ridge Court in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (February 2) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and misdemeanor maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to…

Hickory Man Arrested on Stolen Firearms Charge

20-year-old Al’Javon Tymar Chisholm of 10th Street S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 6:20 Sunday evening (January 31) on one felony count of larceny of a firearm. He was arrested in connection to an incident on January…

Hickory Man Arrested for Fleeing to Elude Arrest

27-year-old Jemel Shaquille Johnson of 1st Street S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 8:25 p.m. Saturday (January 30). He was arrested on an outstanding warrant for felony fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. The…

Morganton Man Arrested in Hickory for Assault & Probation Violations

23-year-old Shane Tyrell Stenson of Jim McCall Road in Morganton was arrested by Hickory Police at one o’clock Monday afternoon (February 1) on one felony count each of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury…

Hickory Man Arrested By Caldwell County Authorities On Fugitive Warrant

29-year-old Damian Allen Costner of Glenwood Court in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (February 2) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged on a felony fugitive warrant from another state. Costner is wanted in Hamblen County, Tennessee on a charge of solicitation…

Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update

Six COVID-19-related deaths were reported Tuesday (February 2) in Catawba County, increasing the total to 250. There were 61 new cases of the coronavirus reported Tuesday by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 15,680. There were 117 people…

Burke Authorities Arrest Lenoir Man On Stolen Vehicle, Meth Charges

37-year-old Justin Ryan Day of Sharon Avenue NW in Lenoir was arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. According to information…

Hickory Man Charged With Meth Possession

36-year-old Chou Lee of 15th Street Drive NE in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (February 2) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine. Lee was confined in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $11,000 bond. A District…

Newton Woman Charged With Heroin, Meth Possession

38-year-old Inell Amanda Cade of Newton was arrested Tuesday (February 2) by Newton Police Officers. She’s charged with possession of heroin, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Cade was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000…

Granite Falls Woman Jailed for Failure to Appear

32-year-old Kimberly Nichole Warren of Wiles Lane in Granite Falls was arrested by Hickory Police early Monday morning (February 1) of failure to appear on one felony count of larceny by servant or other employee. She was also charged with…

Man Already Facing Sexual Exploitation Charges Arrested On New Counts

66-year-old Michael Ray Hawkins of Fairgate Drive in Statesville was arrested Saturday (January 30) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two counts of felony third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Between November 2020 and January 2021 the Iredell…

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession

19-year-old Travis Clyde Enloe of Whitnall Place in Lenoir was arrested Friday (January 29) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Enloe was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond. A District…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Attempted Larceny

22-year-old Coty Alan White of Baton Church Road in Granite Falls was arrested Sunday (January 31) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony attempted larceny. Following the arrest, White was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under…

Statesville Man Charged With Cocaine, Marijuana Offenses

54-year-old James Faron Morrison of East Greenbriar Road in Statesville was arrested Friday (January 29) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with three felony counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver schedule II controlled substance, two felony…

Lenoir Man Charged With Attempted B & E

46-year-old Robert Woodrow Phillips of Beane Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (February 1) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony attempted breaking and entering. Phillips was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond.…

Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Update

One COVID-19-associated death was reported Monday (February 1) in Catawba County, increasing the total to 244. 133 new cases were reported Monday by Catawba County Public Health, raising the total to 15,619. There were 119 people hospitalized. Burke County health…

Teen Reported Missing In Lincoln County (Updated With Photo Of Missing Teen)

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teenager. 14-year-old Constance Angelina Pierce of Owl’s Den Road in Lincolnton was last seen last Friday afternoon (January 29) when she arrived home from school and…

Maiden Man Jailed This Morning On Cocaine Possession Charge

35-year-old Toney Ray Jones of Wellsby Court in Maiden was arrested by Maiden Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of cocaine and misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce. Jones was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility…

Morganton Woman Charged With Drug Offenses Following Search

55-year-old Tracy Yvette Robinson of Bryant Road in Morganton was arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of cocaine along with misdemeanor counts of simple possession of schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.…

Woman Struck And Killed By Vehicle

A woman was killed after being struck by a vehicle on an interstate Sunday in Iredell County. At approximately 6:05 p.m. Sunday the NC State Highway Patrol responded to a collision on I-77 North near mile marker 38. The occupants…

Granite Falls Woman Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from Tennessee

46-year-old Roncella Monique Huss of Sanders Place in Granite Falls was arrested by Hickory Police Friday (January 29) as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. She was also charged with failure to appear on one count of driving while…

Hickory Man Cashes In On Lottery Jackpot Of More Than $100,000

Timothy Vanstry of Hickory won $120,695 on a North Carolina Education Lottery Fast Play ticket last Thursday (January 29). Vanstry purchased his winning ticket from the Mountain View Market on N.C. 127 South in Hickory. His $10 ticket beat odds…

Lenoir Man Charged With Having Drugs At Jail

28-year-old Jason Ryan Hamby of NW Abington Road in Lenoir was arrested Friday (January 29) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a controlled substance on prison or jail premises and misdemeanor failure to appear on a…

Sunday Crash Claims Two Lives In Burke County

Two women were killed in a Burke County crash. According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, on Sunday (January 31), at approximately 6:15 p.m., troopers responded to a collision on NC 181 near St. Mary’s Church Road. A 1998…

Man On Most Wanted List Arrested By Authorities

32-year-old Gregory Lee Barus of Mountain View Boulevard in Morganton was arrested last Thursday (January 28) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with two felony counts of possession of stolen property. Last Thursday the Sheriff’s Office received a…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Drug, Vehicle B & E Charges

31-year-old Logan Nathaniel Brown of Holly Drive in Granite Falls was arrested Sunday (January 31) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver methamphetamine and break or enter a…

Hickory Woman Charged With Being No-Show In Court On Death By Vehicle Count

35-year-old Ashley Marie Taylor of 12th Street SE in Hickory was arrested Saturday (January 30) by Newton Police Officers. She’s charged with failure to appear on felony counts of death by vehicle and probation violation. Taylor is also charged with…

Two Hour Delay Today For Hickory Metro School Systems

All of the area public school systems, Catawba County, Hickory Public, Newton-Conover City, Alexander County, Burke County and Caldwell County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay for all students and staff today (February 1). Today is the first day…

Weekend Fire Damages Morganton Home

Morganton Department of Public Safety (MDPS) fire units were dispatched early Saturday morning (January 30) to 112 Woodcliff Drive for a reported structure fire. Two occupants of the home were able to escape from the residence prior to calling 911.…

Burke County Woman Among Three Sentenced In Federal Drug Trafficking Case

Late last week, U.S. District Judge Kenneth D. Bell handed down sentences ranging from 120 to 144 months in prison, to three individuals, including a Morganton woman, for their involvement in a methamphetamine trafficking ring. The announcement was made by…

Lower Number Of COVID-19 Cases Reported Again In Catawba County: Sunday Coronavirus Update

44 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed today (January 31) in Catawba County, increasing the overall total to 15,486, with 243 deaths. There are 115 people hospitalized with the coronavirus according to Catawba County Public Health. The new case…

Fewest One-Day Total Of COVID-19 Cases In January Reported In Catawba County: Saturday Coronavirus Update

One COVID-19-related death was reported today (January 30) in Catawba County, increasing the total to 243. 40 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed today, increasing the total to 15,442. 40 is the lowest single-day total of new cases reported…

Hickory Man Charged With Identity Fraud In Catawba County

45-year-old Jonathan Caleb Tester of 7th Street SW in Hickory was arrested Thursday (January 28) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of identity fraud and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. In addition, Tester is charged…

Alexander County To Receive Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines Over Next Three Weeks

The Alexander County Health Department is scheduled to receive 300 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine each week for the next three weeks. There are approximately 3,500 people (age 65+ or in health care) who have submitted their contact information…

Catawba Woman Arrested On Felony, Misdemeanor Charges

32-year-old Kayla Renee Godfrey of Brown Chapel Road in Catawba was arrested today (January 29) by Probation and Parole Officers. She’s charged with four counts of felony probation violation and two counts of misdemeanor probation violation. In addition, Godfrey is…

Hudson Woman Arrested On Drug Charges

65-year-old Kathy Presnell Kiziah of Hickory Nut Ridge Road in Hudson was arrested Thursday (January 28) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance and…

Morganton Man Charged With Vehicle Theft, Chop Shop Activity

22-year-old Matthew Wade Kersey of Shatman Road in Morganton was arrested Thursday (January 28) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and chop shop activity…

Granite Falls Teenager Charged With Felony Assault

18-year-old Timothy Dawson Sanders of Grindstone Lane in Granite Falls was arrested Thursday (January 28) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Sanders was released on $50,000 secured bond. A…

Friday Morning COVID-19 Update

Two COVID-19 associated deaths were reported Thursday (January 28) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 236. There were 97 new cases reported Thursday, increasing the overall total to 15,289. 106 people were hospitalized with the coronavirus. Burke…

Update Given On Roads Affected By November Storm In Alexander County

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has provided an update on the roads closed in Alexander County due to flooding which occurred during the November 12, 2020, Tropical Storm. These are the most recent updates. The following projects are…

Man Charged In Lincoln County Kidnapping Case Arrested In Catawba County

27-year-old Travis Aaron Burrage of Deerborn Lane in Denver, NC, was arrested Wednesday (January 27) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of kidnapping, breaking and entering to terrorize, and felonious restraint, along with a misdemeanor count…

Vale Man Charged With Theft Offenses

50-year-old Kenneth Dale Chapman of Wellman Road in Vale was arrested Thursday (January 28) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny and possession of stolen goods. Chapman was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility…

Taylorsville Man Arrested On Catawba County Drug Charges

41-year-old Harold Troy Little of Jeff Price Lane in Taylorsville was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling,…

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession, B & E

27-year-old Dakota Dustin Smith of Hazel Lee Street in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (January 26) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine, breaking and entering, and larceny after breaking and entering. Smith was…

Thermal-Imaging Equipped Drone Helps Find Missing Stony Point Man

Alexander Co. Sheriff’s Officers have found an elderly man from Stony Point who had been reported missing. Just after 7:15 last night (January 27), Deputies responded to a to a missing person call at a residence off of Beam Lane…

Hickory Man Arrested for Caldwell County Probation Violations

24-year-old Nicholas Mackenzie Coffey of 3rd Avenue Place S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday (January 26) for felony and misdemeanor probation violations. Hickory Police served warrants that were issued in Caldwell County. Coffey is…

Thursday Morning COVID-19 Update: Modified Stay-At-Home Order Extended

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper Wednesday (January 27) extended the state’s stay-at-home order through the end of next month. The order requires people to be at home from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. A news release from the Governor’s office…

Lenoir Man Charged With Several Counts Including Breaking Into Place Of Worship

28-year-old Jonathan McEwen Mittler of Pennton Avenue in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (January 27) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering to a place of worship, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of stolen…

Taylorsville Man Charged With Felony Drug Offense

36-year-old Leslie Allen James of Taylorsville was arrested Wednesday morning (January 27) by Taylorsville Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance along with misdemeanor counts of possession of stolen goods or property, and driving with…

Lengthy Drug Investigation Leads To Arrests On Felony Charges

32-year-old Haley Boyles Gantt of Jake Seagle Road and 51-year-old Donald Wayne Burton II of Sherry Lane, both from Vale, were arrested Tuesday (January 26) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with felony counts of sell and deliver…

Modified Stay At Home Order In NC Extended Through February

Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen today (January 27) announced that North Carolina’s Modified Stay At Home Order, requiring people to be at home from 10 pm – 5 am,…

Woman Arrested In Burke County On Firearm Theft, Stolen Goods Charges

27-year-old Julie Elizabeth Mckinney was arrested Tuesday (January 26) by authorities in Burke County. She’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a firearm and possession of stolen goods. Mckinney was arrested shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday and placed in…

Marion Woman Arrested in Hickory on Felony Meth Charge

29-year-old Rachel Ann Tesner of Bostic Street in Marion was arrested by Hickory Police at 9:45 Monday night (January 25) for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Tesner was arrested following a…

Lenoir Man Charged With Fleeing From Police

34-year-old David Andrew Robbins of Honeycomb Place in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (January 26) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony flee to elude arrest. In addition, Robbins is charged with misdemeanor counts of hit & run fail to…

Hickory Man Arrested for Common Law Robbery

49-year-old Tyrone Matthew Rozzell of 10th Avenue Place N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before nine o’clock Monday night (January 25) on a pair of outstanding felony warrants. The warrants were issued on January 19 by the…

Hickory Teen Charged with B&E and Larceny

19-year-old Khalil Sincere Rhynhart of 5th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police late Sunday night (January 24) on one felony count each of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering. The victim listed on H.P.D.’s…

Lenoir Man Charged With Burglary

20-year-old Robert Terrell Rousseau of Kentwood Street in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (January 26) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of first-degree burglary and larceny along with a misdemeanor count of resisting a public officer. Rousseau…

Gastonia Man Arrested By Lenoir PD On Fugitive Warrant

52-year-old Reginald Lavand Williams of Gastonia was arrested Tuesday (January 26) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged on a felony fugitive warrant from another state. Williams is wanted in Columbia, South Carolina where he is charged on multiple felony warrants.…

Hudson Man Charged With Statutory Rape, Indecent Liberties

26-year-old Justin Jerome Turner of Lick Mountain Drive in Hudson was arrested Tuesday (January 26) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of statutory rape of a child 15-years-old or younger and indecent liberties with a child.…

Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update

157 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Tuesday (January 26) in Catawba County, along with one coronavirus-related death. The overall case count is 14,982 and there have been 231 virus-related deaths. There were 102 people hospitalized with the coronavirus. Caldwell…

Suspect Arrested In Kidnapping Case

23-year-old Samuel Cole Mosteller of Dallas, NC was arrested Monday (January 25) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony second-degree kidnapping. On Monday deputies were dispatched to a possible disturbance between a man and woman near Will’s Food…

Catawba Woman Charged With Meth Possession, Probation Violation

36-year-old Jennifer Bunn Beatty of Robert Rufty Lane in Catawba was arrested Tuesday (January 26) by Probation and Parole Officers. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, felony probation violation, and failure to appear on a count of cyberstalking. Beatty was…

Man Arrested On Drug And Weapon Charges Following Vehicle And Foot Chases

24-year-old Austin Michael Neece of County Home Dairy Road in Newton was arrested Tuesday (January 26) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm, possession…

Lincolnton Man Arrested for Two Felony Probation Violations

35-year-old Nickolas Shawn Wright of Georgetown Road in Lincolnton was arrested by Hickory Police at about 9:20 Saturday night (January 23) on a pair of outstanding warrants. He was wanted for two felony out-of-county probation violations. Both probation violations are…

Suspect Charged With Secret Peeping, Firearm & Drug Offenses

30-year-old Andrew Linn Vanwert of Statesville Highway in Mooresville was arrested Friday (January 22) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of secret peeping and possession of a stolen firearm along with misdemeanor counts of possession of…

Mooresville Man Arrested on Felony Sex Offense Charges

57-year-old Timothy Allan Braddock of the Statesville Highway in Mooresville has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers on eight counts of felony sex act by a substitute parent or custodian. Events leading to Braddock’s arrest began last Thursday (January…

Suspects Charged With Stolen Property Offenses

32-year-old Nathan Ryan Marshall of Hickory and 33-year-old Taylor John Hodge of Kannapolis were arrested Monday (January 26) by Granite Falls Police Officers. They’re both charged with felony possession of stolen property. Both suspects were jailed in the Caldwell County…

Lenoir Man Arrested On Virginia Fugitive Warrant

37-year-old Derek Lee Ritchie of Tumbleweed Drive in Lenoir was arrested Monday (January 25) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged on a felony warrant as a fugitive from another state. Ritchie is wanted in Augusta County, Virginia on felony warrants…

Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Update

101 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Monday (January 25) in Catawba County, increasing the total to 14,825. One death was reported Monday by Catawba County Pubic Health, increasing the total to 230. There were 101 people hospitalized with the…

New Names Added To Burke Most Wanted List

New names have been added to the Burke County most wanted list. All of the new names were added this past Friday (January 22). 41-year-old Jesse James Goin is wanted for felony interfering with an electronic monitoring device and failure…

Hickory Woman Killed In Crash, Newton Man Charged

Hickory Police are investigating a traffic fatality that occurred Monday (January 25) on Hwy 70 SE near Everett Chevrolet.  One person died as a result of the two car accident. A suspect has been charged in the crash. At approximately…

Some Burke County Students To Return To Part-Time In-Person Instruction

The Burke County Board of Education voted Monday night (January 25) that Burke County Public Schools PreK-5th grade students and North Liberty School students will return to school on Monday, February 1, 2021, under Plan B hybrid learning (the same…

Hickory Man Busted for Meth & Oxycodone

32-year-old Alan James Moore of Dogwood Drive in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Thursday (January 21) on felony counts of trafficking in heroin or opium (two counts), possession of a schedule II controlled substance, and maintaining a vehicle,…

Suspect Charged With Break-in To Place Of Worship

19-year-old Nicholas Tony Kirk was arrested Saturday (January 23) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony breaking and entering to a building that is a place of worship. Kirk was arrested shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday at an…

Hickory Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle Possession

49-year-old Keith Allen Tester of Springs Road NE in Hickory was arrested Saturday (January 23) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle and misdemeanor possession of stolen property. Tester was detained in…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Meth Possession

30-year-old Matthew Brian Williams of Kitty Bean Lane in Granite Falls was arrested Saturday (January 23) by Hudson Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Williams was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $15,000 secured bond.…

Hickory Man Remains in Jail Following Felony Drug Arrest

46-year-old Elijah Rashard Gibbs of Hibriten Drive S.W. in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police last Wednesday (January 20) on one felony count each of possession with intent to manufacture a schedule VI controlled substance, possession of a firearm by…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Meth Possession, Breaking & Entering

35-year-old Tammy Lee Horne of Piedmont Drive in Lenoir was arrested Friday (January 22) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine along with misdemeanor counts of breaking and entering, probation violation, and resist, delay, and…

Claremont Man Charged With Heroin Possession

32-year-old Brandon Chase Benham of Evening Drive in Claremont was arrested Sunday (January 24) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of heroin, second-degree trespassing, and felony probation violation out of county. Benham was confined in the Catawba County…

Wanted Man Arrested On Child Sex Offense Charge

21-year-old Javier Roberto Hernandez of Stokes Avenue in Statesville was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony indecent liberties with a child. On Thursday, December 12, 2019 the Iredell County Sheriff’s Department received a report from a…

Hickory Woman Charged With Having Drugs At Jail

41-year-old Brandie Renee Walker of Hickory was arrested Saturday (January 23) on charges filed by the Hickory Police Department and Catawba County Sheriff’s Office. Walker was charged by Hickory Police with misdemeanor resisting a public officer. The Sheriff’s Office charged…

Stolen Vehicle, Drug Charges Filed Against Man Arrested By Catawba County Authorities

40-year-old Damien Dawson Phillips of Mount Holly was arrested Saturday (January 23) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of a stolen automobile and possession of methamphetamine along with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug…

Sunday COVID-19 Update (Updated 5:48 a.m., Monday, 1/25/21)

140 new COVID-19 cases have been reported today (January 24) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 14,724, with 229 deaths. There are 107 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba County. The North Carolina Department of Health…

Man Killed In Hickory Shooting

An investigation is being conducted into a fatal shooting in Hickory. At approximately 12:55 a.m. today (January 24), Hickory Police Officers responded to an address on 8th Avenue Drive SE after receiving a call of a sick or injured person…

Saturday COVID-19 Update

Two COVID-19-associated deaths have been reported today (January 23) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 229. 65 new cases were reported today in Catawba County, lifting the total to 14,584. There were 107 people hospitalized with the…

Hickory Roadway To Be Closed During Day Next Tuesday

Next Tuesday, (January 26), Second Street NE in Hickory will be closed, from First Avenue NE to the railroad tracks, between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Detour routes will be established and clearly marked.

Man Sentenced To 5-7 Years For His Role In Fatal 2015 Shooting

28-year-old Tevin Jerome Davis of Statesville, will serve an active prison term of five to seven years following his conviction Thursday (January 21), in Catawba County Superior Court for accessory after the fact to first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle Offenses

26-year-old Barry Lee McMahan II of East Boyd Street in Maiden was arrested Thursday (January 21) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. McMahan was brought to the Caldwell…

Hickory Man Arrested on Warrant for B&E to Motor Vehicle

21-year-old Terrell Martese Williams of 13th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Friday (January 15) on an outstanding felony warrant. He was charged with breaking & entering a motor vehicle. The warrant was issued on January…

Lenoir Resident Arrested On Fugitive Warrant From SC

19-year-old Richard Craig Willie Hall of Wilson Street in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (January 21) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged on a felony fugitive warrant from another state. Hall is wanted for simple assault in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.…

Friday Morning COVID-19 Update

Two COVID-19-associated deaths were reported Thursday (January 21) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 223. 129 new coronavirus cases were reported Thursday in Catawba County for a total of 14,410. 104 people were hospitalized with the virus…

Hickory Woman Charged With Habitual Larceny

36-year-old Erika Nicole Self of 20th Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested Monday (January 18) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with felony habitual larceny. According to information released this week by the Hickory Police Department, on Monday, officers responded…

Drug Charges Filed Against Newton Man Arrested By Hickory PD

23-year-old Javario Quansell Prunty of Blue Sky Court in Newton was arrested last Saturday (January 16) by Hickory Police Officers. He was charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance along with two misdemeanor counts of possession of drug…

Drug Charge Lodged Against Man Arrested Thursday

30-year-old Jordan Blaine Fernandez was arrested Thursday (January 21) by authorities in Iredell County. He’s charged with possession of schedule I controlled substance. Fernandez was placed in the Iredell County Detention Center under $3,000 secured bond. A District Court date…

Hickory Man Charged With Kidnapping, Robbery, Assault

36-year-old Justin Daniel Delaney of Catawba Valley Boulevard in Hickory was arrested Thursday (January 21) by Brookford Police Officers. He’s charged with second-degree kidnapping, robbery with a dangerous weapon, and assault with a deadly weapon. Delaney was incarcerated in the…

Newton Man Arrested in Hickory on Heroin & Meth Charges

42-year-old Douglas Ray Brewer of Grace Church Road in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police early Sunday morning (January 17) for felony possession of schedule I & II controlled substances. He was also charged with misdemeanor possession of a schedule…

Newton Woman Arrested On Heroin Charge

34-year-old Melissa Eloise McCurry of West 1st Street in Newton was arrested today (January 21) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. McCurry was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility…

Burke Authorities Arrest Suspect On Felony Drug Charge

54-year-old Joyce Franklin Perkins was arrested Wednesday (January 20) by authorities in Burke County. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor failure to appear. Perkins was arrested shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday and placed in…

Woman Arrested In Burke County On Stolen Vehicle Charge

50-year-old Amanda Leann Geddes was arrested Wednesday (January 20) by authorities in Burke County. She’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Geddes was arrested shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday at an address on Jamestown Road in Morganton.…

More Details in Arrest of Hickory Man on Sex Offense Charges

More details have been released in the arrest of 32-year-old Maynor Javier Yanez-Basquez of 22nd Avenue N.E. in Hickory. As previously reported by WHKY, he was arrested by Hickory Police Monday (January 18) on charges of statutory sexual offense with…

Man Jailed Under $1.5 Million Dollar Bond On Sex Offense And Rape Counts

25-year-old Nathaniel Murry Smoot of Cranfill Road in Harmony was arrested last Saturday (January 16) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with six counts of felony statutory sex offense and four counts of felony statutory rape. According to information…

Hickory PD Arrests Statesville Man On Drug Charges

35-year-old Ryan Christopher Haman of North Mulberry Street in Statesville was arrested Wednesday (January 20) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of heroin, felony possession of schedule II controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Haman was incarcerated…

Thursday Morning COVID-19 Update

110 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Wednesday (January 20) in Catawba County for a total of 14,281. Catawba County Public Health reported 11 coronavirus-associated deaths Wednesday, raising the total to 221. 105 people were hospitalized with the virus in…

Cocaine Trafficking Charge Lodged Against Hickory Man

31-year-old Devonte Jerille Forney of 8th Avenue Drive SE in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with trafficking in cocaine and maintaining a place for controlled substance. Forney was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this…

Newton Man Jailed This Morning On Felony Drug Offense

46-year-old Phillip Anthony Godfrey of Viewpoint Road in Newton was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance, simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance, and possession of stolen goods. Godfrey was…

Taylorsville Man Arrested in Hickory on Stolen Vehicle Charge

39-year-old Jesse Henry Hammer of Jessie Mays Lane in Taylorsville was arrested by Hickory Police on January 11 for felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. According to information released today (January 20) by the Hickory Police Department, Hammer was…

Lenoir Man Charged With Felony Drug Offenses

32-year-old Christopher Bernard Cabinet of Nuway Circle in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (January 19) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine and manufacture, sell, deliver, or possess a…

Man Charged With Fatally Shooting Woman

26-year-old Thomas Ulester Swakla of Amity Hill Road in Statesville was arrested today (January 20) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with murder. On Tuesday (January 19) shortly after 7 p.m., a 911 call was received about a…

Charlotte Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Charges

39-year-old Jamell Tremaine Robinson of Carver Place in Charlotte was arrested by Hickory Police on Monday, January 11, for felony possession of a schedule I controlled substance, along with misdemeanor counts of simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance,…

Granite Falls Man Arrested for Larceny by Employee

39-year-old Jason Patrick Mauck of Sawmills School Road in Granite Falls was arrested last Thursday (January 14) on one felony count of larceny by servant or other employee. Mauck was arrested after Hickory Police took a report regarding larceny by…

Hickory City Council Meets In Special & Regular Session Tuesday

Hickory City Council met in special session Tuesday (January 19) prior to the regular meeting. Taylor Dellinger, the Senior Data Analyst with the Western Piedmont Council Of Governments, presented a study of equity, economic, and demographic data for the City…

Child Rape Charge Lodged Against Hudson Man

45-year-old Kevin Lee Ward of Woodlawn Drive in Hudson was arrested Tuesday (January 19) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with one felony count of first-degree child rape and two felony counts of indecent liberties with a child. Ward…

Website Now Available For Catawba County Residents Wishing To Set Up COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment

Catawba County Public Health, Catawba Valley Health System (CVHS) and Frye Regional Medical Center (FRMC) are working together to schedule appointments for those eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through a new website, www.CatawbaVaccine.org. Through the site, the newest appointment…

Maiden Resident Among Suspects On Most Wanted List

A suspect listing a Catawba County address is among new suspects added to the Iredell County most wanted list. 49-year-old Anthony Arrington was recently placed on the list of suspects being sought in Iredell County. He’s charged with felony possession…

U.S. Marshals Offering Reward For Information Leading To Arrest Of Suspects In Hickory Murder

The United States Marshals Service is now involved in the search for an Alexander County couple wanted in connection to the murder of a woman one week ago in Hickory. 49-year-old Tangela Louise Parker and 61-year-old Eric Carroll Parker, both…

Hickory Man Charged With Vehicle Break-in

41-year-old Berry Allen Church of Ralph Road in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (January 19) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony break or enter a motor vehicle. In addition, Church is charged with misdemeanor counts of injury to personal…

Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update

80 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Catawba County Tuesday (January 19) lifting the total to 14,171, with 210 deaths. 108 people were hospitalized with the virus in Catawba County. Two coronavirus-associated deaths were reported Tuesday in Burke County,…

Burke Authorities Arrest Man On Weapon Of Mass Destruction Charge

28-year-old Matthew Thomas Welborn was arrested today (January 19) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony possession of a weapon of mass destruction along with misdemeanor counts of driving while impaired and failure to appear. Welborn was arrested…

Catawba Man Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from Florida

36-year-old Cory Lee Close of Kids Drive in Catawba has been arrested by Hickory Police on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. Close is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office in Lake County, Florida for failure…

Sherrills Ford Man Charged With Fleeing From Police

40-year-old James Joshua Talbert of Hopewell Church Road in Sherrills Ford was arrested Saturday (January 16) on charges filed by the Hickory Police Department and Catawba County Sheriff’s Office. Hickory Police charged Talbert with felony flee to elude arrest with…

Hickory Woman Charged With Multiple Counts Of Identity Theft

28-year-old Danielle Kathleen Smith of 5th Street Place NE in Hickory was arrested last Friday (January 15) by Hickory Police Officers. She was charged with three felony counts of identity theft. Smith was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility…

Hudson Woman Charged With Break-in

38-year-old Tausha Lenia Nichols of Hanks Mobile Home Park in Hudson was arrested Sunday (January 17) by authorities in Catawba County on a Caldwell County charge. She’s charged with felony breaking and entering. Nichols was brought to the Caldwell County…

Projects To Add New Apartments In Lenoir

Construction is underway on two multifamily housing projects that will add more than 100 new apartments to the City of Lenoir. Yorke Lawson and Tom Niemann, owners of Blue Bell Lenoir, LLC, are building 46 market-rate apartments in the old…

Break-in, Theft Charges Filed By Catawba County Authorities Against Burke County Man

30-year-old Gary Benjamin Stamper of Highway 70 SW in Connelly Springs was arrested Sunday (January 17) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. Stamper was jailed in…

Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Update

Two COVID-19-related deaths were reported Monday (January 18) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 210. There were 167 new cases confirmed Monday, raising the total to 14,091. There were 110 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba…

Three Suspects Charged With Attempted Burglary

38-year-old Rory Marshall Clark of Lenoir, and 33-year-old Charles Wesley Hipps and 37-year-old Larry Arden Riffle, both of Morganton, were all arrested Monday (January 18) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. All three suspects were charged with one felony count of…

Conover Man Charged With Meth Possession In Caldwell County

32-year-old Derek Alan Brown of Skyway Drive in Conover was arrested last Friday (January 15) by Alcohol Law Enforcement Officers. He’s charged in Caldwell County with felony possession of methamphetamine. Brown was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under…

Man Charged In Fatal Stabbing [UPDATED with new charge 10:48 a.m., 1/19/21]

29-year-old Billy Joe Hahn, Jr. of 16th Street Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested Monday (January 18) by Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Officers on a murder charge. Today (January 19), a charge of attempted first-degree murder was added. At about 2:50…

Hickory Man Charged with Fleeing to Elude Arrest

20-year-old Daniel Tyler Palmyra of 10th Avenue Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers Saturday (January 16) for felony fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. Following his arrest, Palmyra was taken to the Caldwell…

Hickory Man Charged With Statutory Sex Offense

32-year-old Maynor Javier Yanez-Basquez of 22nd Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested today (January 18) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with statutory sexual offense with a child 15-years-old or younger, kidnapping, and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.…

Two Arrested in Caldwell County on Felony B&E Charges

42-year-old William Ray Blackburn and 45-year-old Chelsia Lee Blackburn, both of the same address on Ironwood Court in Granite Falls, were arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers Friday (January 15). They were each charged with felony breaking & entering and…

Stolen Vehicle, Drug Charges Filed Against Connelly Springs Man

22-year-old Marcus Shane Laws of Cobbs Place in Connelly Springs was arrested Sunday (January 17) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of methamphetamine. Laws was brought to…

Fatal Shooting Under Investigation

A fatal shooting in Statesville is under investigation. Saturday (January 16) the Statesville Police Department responded to a call of deceased male at a residence in the 1400 block of Rolling Hills Lane. An Hispanic male who appeared to be…

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Honored Today

Today (January 18) is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the commemoration of the slain civil rights leader, whose birthday is January 15, 1929. Dr. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968 while standing on the balcony outside his second-story…

Missing Teenager Sought By Authorities

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office is asking local residents to be on the lookout for 15-year-old Mirella Abigale Guillen. She’s described as 5 feet tall, 150 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. She told family she was going to…

Man Charged With Multiple False Pretense Counts, Authorities Arrest Him Following Purchase

37-year-old Jeffrey Gray Hatcher, Jr. of Greensboro was arrested on charges filed by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office. He’s charged with felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses and attempt to obtain property by false pretenses. Last Tuesday (January…

Sunday COVID-19 Update (Updated 4:12 a.m., 1/18/21)

One COVID-19-related death was reported Sunday (January 17) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 208. There have been 111 new cases Confirmed in Catawba County, raising the total to 13,924. There were 108 people hospitalized with the…

Saturday COVID-19 Update

177 new cases of COVID-19 were reported today (January 16) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 13,813, with 207 deaths. There are 108 people hospitalized with the coronavirus. Two additional COVID-19-related deaths have been reported in Alexander…

Suspect Arrested In Connection To Downtown Hickory Break-ins (Updated 6:29 a.m., 1/18/21)

Hickory Police located and arrested 44-year-old Chad McDaniel Byrd of Old Bristol Road in Boone Saturday (January 16) in connection to multiple breaking and entering cases that occurred in the Downtown area of Hickory. Byrd was charged by Hickory Police…

Multiple Drug Charges Including Bath Salt Offense Filed Against Suspect

38-year-old Ian Kelly Shuemaker was arrested today (January 15) by authorities in Iredell County. He’s charged with three counts of possession with intent to manufacture schedule I controlled substance, one count apiece of manufacture MDPV, which is a “bath salt”…

Work Underway On New Section Of Morganton Greenway

Contractors began work this week on a new section of greenway that will connect Downtown Morganton to the existing Catawba River Greenway at Catawba Meadows Park. The new addition will be one mile, and will create a new paved path…

Vehicle Theft Charge Lodged Against Man Arrested In Burke County

53-year-old Robert Allen Bolick was arrested Thursday (January 14) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Bolick was arrested shortly after 1:30 p.m. Thursday and placed in jail in Morganton without bond. No…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Cruelty To Animals

36-year-old Lisa Marie Meatyard of Delwood Drive in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (January 14) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with felony cruelty to animals and misdemeanor allowing animals to live in crowded or unsanitary conditions. Meatyard was brought to…

Hickory Woman Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

29-year-old Kristen Brea Williams of 21st Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday (January 12) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance. Williams was arrested as Hickory Police…

Residential Fire Under Investigation

A home was destroyed by fire in Caldwell County. According to reports, the Gamewell Fire Department responded to 3071 Huffman Road early Thursday (January 14). The name of the home’s occupant was not available. No injuries were reported. The Caldwell…

Friday Morning COVID-19 Update: Two Hickory Metro Counties Move Into Next Vaccination Phase

Two COVID-19-related deaths were reported in Catawba County Thursday (January 14) for a total of 205 since the start of the pandemic. There were 101 new cases of the coronavirus confirmed Thursday, increasing the county’s total to 13,540. 107 people…

Catawba Sheriff’s Office Arrests Lincolnton Man On Drug Indictments

35-year-old Christopher Reid Scronce of Springs East Road in Lincolnton was arrested Thursday (January 14) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged on bills of indictment with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. In addition, Scronce is charged…

Man Charged With Having Drugs At Jail

24-year-old Andrew Gray Stuart of Turnersburg Highway in Statesville was arrested Wednesday (January 13) on charges filed by the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office and Newton Police Department. He’s charged by the Sheriff’s Office with felony possession of controlled substance on…

Newton Woman Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

29-year-old Elizabeth Jane Lewis of Millwood Drive in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police late Tuesday night (January 12) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.…

Man Arrested On Statutory Rape, Indecent Liberties Charges

34-year-old Curtis Wayne Johnson of Shady Pine Lane in Lincolnton was arrested Wednesday (January 13) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts apiece of statutory rape and taking indecent liberties with a child. Lincoln County Sheriff’s…

Morganton Woman Arrested By Hickory PD On Failure To Appear Charge

38-year-old Naome Patrice Carpenter of U.S. 64 in Morganton was arrested Sunday (January 10) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with a felony count of failure to appear on a felony. Carpenter is charged in Burke County with felony break…

City Of Newton Receives CDBG Coronavirus Grant Of More Than $700,000

The North Carolina Department of Commerce recently awarded the City of Newton $715,000 as part of the Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Program. Grant funds will be used to support local businesses and nonprofits affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic…

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

Two COVID-19-related deaths were reported Wednesday (January 13) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 203. There were 93 new cases of the coronavirus Wednesday, increasing the total to 13,439. There were 100 people hospitalized with the virus…

Three Suspects Charged With Meth Trafficking In Caldwell County

41-year-old Michael Stephen Cole of Liberty, N.C., 34-year-old Jordan Michelle Wiseman of Granite Falls, and 44-year-old Anthony Dale Barth of Siler City, N.C., were all arrested Wednesday (January 13) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. All three suspects are charged with…

Conover Man Charged With Violating Probation

38-year-old Dainin Rondell Cline of Redberry Lane in Conover was arrested Wednesday (January 13) by Probation and Parole officers. He’s charged with two counts of felony probation violation. Cline was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $15,000 bond.…

Two Suspects Sought in Connection to Fatal Shooting in N.E. Hickory

Hickory Police are searching for two suspects in connection to what police now report is a fatal shooting that occurred at 2:30 this afternoon (January 13) at T.C.S. Designs, 1851 9th Avenue N.E. in Hickory. The shooting is the result…

Statutory Rape, Incest Charges Lodged Against Taylorsville Man

21-year-old Darion Omar Campbell of Taylorsville was arrested today (January 13) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of first-degree statutory rape of a child by an adult, statutory sex offense with a child under the age…

Meth Possession Charge Filed Against Lenoir Woman

56-year-old Donna Gail Fox of Boxwood Place in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (January 12) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Fox was given a custody release. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (January…

Hudson Man Charged With Vehicle Theft

35-year-old Charles Everette Joseph Bishop of Pine Mountain Road in Hudson was arrested Tuesday (January 12) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle and misdemeanor failure to appear on a child support count.…

Lenoir Teenager Charged With Break-in, Firearm Counts

18-year-old Hunter Lee Kersey of Wagon Wheel Drive in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (January 12) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering to an automobile, larceny of a firearm, and possession of a stolen…

Vacant Factory Building in N.E. Hickory Damaged in Early Morning Fire

At approximately 3:15 Wednesday morning (November 13), Hickory Firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire in the area of 14th Street N.E. and Highland Avenue N.E. Upon arrival, Firefighters reported a large fire coming from a vacant factory building at…

New Chief Homicide Prosecutor Named in Catawba County

Assistant District Attorney Nancy Lee has joined the Catawba Co. District Attorney’s Office to serve as the chief homicide prosecutor for the largest of the three counties in the 36th Prosecutorial District. Ms. Lee’s primary role will include supervision of…

Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update

Two COVID-19-related deaths were reported Tuesday (January 12) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 201. 98 new cases of the coronavirus were reported Tuesday, increasing the total to 13,346. There were 113 people hospitalized with the virus.…

Suspect Facing Felony & Misdemeanor Charges Jailed Under Large Bond

25-year-old Tyler Maneigh White was arrested last Friday (January 8) by authorities in Iredell County. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering to a motor vehicle and conspiracy and misdemeanor failure to appear. White was arrested at 12…

Multiple Drug Charges Filed Following Iredell County Arrest

29-year-old Tevin O’Brian Dalton was arrested Monday (January 11) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II and schedule VI controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle or…

Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Charges Vale Man With Vehicle Theft

30-year-old Justin Dwayne Sain of West North Carolina Highway 10 in Vale was arrested Tuesday (January 12) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with larceny of a motor vehicle. Sain was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under…

Suspect Charged With Fleeing From Police

21-year-old James Malcolm Ingram was arrested Monday (January 11) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. Ingram was also charged with misdemeanor counts of resist, delay, and obstruct an…

Woman Charged With Multiple Drug Offenses

28-year-old Katelyn Elizabeth Golden was arrested Monday (January 11) by authorities in Iredell County. She was charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for controlled substance. In addition, Golden is charged with…

Taylorsville Man Facing String Of Charges

39-year-old Daniel Richard Workman of Taylorsville was arrested Monday (January 11) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle.…

Hiddenite Woman Arrested in Hickory on Drug Charges from Iredell

42-year-old Elizabeth Gay Neal of Matney Lane in Hiddenite was arrested by Hickory Police late last Thursday night (January 7) on several outstanding felony warrants. The warrants were issued in Iredell County on January 4. Neal faces charges for the…

Woman Arrested In Morganton On Felony Drug Charge

41-year-old Shanna Mcrae Kincaid was arrested Monday (January 11) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Kincaid was arrested at a convenience store on South Sterling Street in Morganton just before 9…

Two Men Charged In Connection To November Shooting Incident

26-year-old Seth Paul Franklin and 32-year-old Robert James Waldrop, both of Lawndale, were arrested Monday (January 11) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with felony counts of discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling and conspiracy. They’re charged…

Maiden Man Killed in Monday A.M. Crash

A single-vehicle traffic accident in Maiden has resulted in one fatality. The deceased is 75-year-old Jack W. Moose, Jr. of Maiden. At about 11:50 a.m. yesterday (January 11), Maiden Police responded to a crash in the vicinity of 618 North…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Meth Possession

39-year-old Janie Marie Perez of Woodridge Court in Lenoir was arrested Monday (January 11) by Hudson Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Perez was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $7,500 secured bond. No…

Ridgeview Branch Library To Close Temporarily For One Week

Hickory’s Ridgeview Branch Library will be temporarily closed next week, from January 18 through January 23. As construction continues on the Ridgeview Branch Library expansion and renovation project, this closure will allow library staff to pack and move materials in…

Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Update

Two COVID-19-related deaths were reported Monday (January 11) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 199. 148 new coronavirus cases were reported Monday, increasing the total to 13,248. There were 114 people hospitalized with the virus. Burke County…

Man Charged In Connection To Stabbing

22-year-old Cody Lee Choate of Brumley Road in Mooresville was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. According to information released Monday (January 11), last…

Long View Police Arrest Hickory Man On Meth Indictments

39-year-old Michael Lee Pennell of 26th Street SW in Hickory was arrested Monday (January 11) by Long View Police Officers. He’s charged on bills of indictment with the sale of methamphetamine and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver…

Hickory Woman Charged With Conspire To Traffic Meth

40-year-old Amber Renee Reynolds of 2nd Avenue SW in Hickory was arrested Monday (January 11) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony conspire to traffic methamphetamine. Reynolds was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility without bond. A…

Lincolnton Woman Arrested in Hickory on Meth & Shoplifting Charges

29-year-old Brittany Nicole Bond of East Rhodes Street in Lincolnton was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:45 last Thursday night (January 7) for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) and misdemeanor simple possession of a schedule…

Hiddenite Man Arrested in Hickory on Narcotics Warrants from Iredell

33-year-old Christopher Floyd Cribb of Matney Lane in Hiddenite was arrested by Hickory Police at about 11:30 last Thursday night (January 7) on a felony warrants out of Iredell County charging him with three counts of possession of a schedule…

Woman Charged With Offenses In Lincoln, Catawba Counties

27-year-old Tabatha Leeann Rogers of Dallas, NC, was arrested Saturday (January 9) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of a stolen vehicle and misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license revoked. She…

Hickory Man Arrested on Firearms Charge

31-year-old Dallas Loyd Gragg of Snow Creek Road in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Thursday (January 7) on a felony warrant for possession of a firearm by a felon. Gragg was taken into custody without incident at about…

Lenoir Man Jailed on Felony Fugitive Warrant

57-year-old Terrick Charles McCray of Hibriten Drive in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (January 10) as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. He was jailed in the Caldwell Co. Detention Center under a $75,000 secured bond. A…

Statutory Rape Charge Lodged Against Harmony Man

20-year-old Nicholas Hunter Dennison of Harmony Highway in Harmony was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony statutory rape of a child 15-years-old or younger. According to information released today (January 11), on Thursday, August 20, 2020…

Granite Falls Man Charged with Forgery; More

36-year-old Carey James Caldwell, Jr. of Summit Avenue in Granite Falls was arrested by Granite Falls Police yesterday (January 10) on felony counts of uttering a forged endorsement and obtaining property by false pretenses. He was also charged with four…

Man Charged In Connection To Fatal Crash In Alexander County

33-year-old Steven Ray Transeau of Claremont was arrested Saturday (January 9) by authorities in Alexander County. He’s charged with felony death by vehicle, driving while impaired, and driving while license revoked. He’s charged in connection with an incident at approximately…

New Prosecutor Sworn In For Burke County

Ryan Hamady was sworn in as the newest Assistant District Attorney for the 36th Prosecutorial District last Monday, January 4. The swearing in took place at the Burke County Courthouse by the Honorable Robert C. Ervin. Hamady, originally from Charleston,…

Claremont Woman Charged With Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Offenses

55-year-old Karen Lynette Childers of Oxford Way in Claremont was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and possession of schedule II controlled substance. In addition, Childers is charged with two misdemeanor…

Sunday COVID-19 Update (Updated 5:13 a.m., 1/11/21)

A COVID-19-related death has been reported today (January 10) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 197. 221 new coronavirus cases have been reported today in Catawba County, increasing the total to 13,100. There are 115 people hospitalized…

Saturday COVID-19 Update

Four COVID-19-related deaths have been reported today (January 9) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 196. 149 new cases of the coronavirus were reported today in Catawba County, raising the total to 12,879. There were 118…

Virginia Woman Arrested By Caldwell County Authorities On Fugitive Warrant

59-year-old Cynthia Leigh Ritchie of Grottoes, Virginia, was arrested Thursday (January 7) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged on a felony warrant as a fugitive from another state and misdemeanor failure to appear. Ritchie is wanted in Virginia on…

Man Arrested By Authorities In Caldwell County On Fugitive Warrant

52-year-old Reginald Lavand Williams of Gastonia was arrested Thursday (January 7) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged on a felony fugitive warrant from another state. Williams is wanted in South Carolina on unspecified charges. He was jailed in the Caldwell…

Authorities Investigating Shooting That Resulted In Fatality

A fatal shooting is under investigation. On Thursday (January 7) at 11:55 p.m., Iredell County Emergency Communications received a call from an address on Molly Lane in Statesville in reference to a shooting. The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched…

Newton Man Arrested in Connection to Vehicle Break-In; More

32-year-old Jesse Barnette Steward of East 19th Street in Newton was arrested by Newton Police last night (January 7) on charges of breaking & entering a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property, and possession of burglary tools. He was also…

Home Destroyed In Thursday Afternoon Fire

An Alexander County home was destroyed by fire Thursday afternoon (January 7). Shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday, firefighters from the Wittenburg, Taylorsville, Hiddenite, and Stony Point Fire Departments responded to a residence Old Landfill Road. Alexander County Fire Marshall Mark…

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

Catawba County Public Health reported eight COVID-19-related deaths Thursday (January 7), increasing the total to 184. 157 new coronavirus cases were confirmed Thursday for a total of 12,560. There were 111 people hospitalized in Catawba County. Burke County Public Health…

Authorities In Iredell County Announce Arrests Of Several Drug Suspects, Others Wanted

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office was not able to conduct their usual spring and fall drug suspect round-ups. The department has still been able to arrest several drug suspects in recent months. According…

Weather Announcements: Most Hickory Metro Schools Operating Remotely Today, Catawba Schools Canceled (Updated 7:25 a.m., 1/8/21)

Due to wintry weather in the Hickory Metro, in the Catawba County Schools, there will be no school, in-person or virtual, today (January 8) and it will be an Optional Teacher Workday. Quest is also canceled. The Hickory Public Schools…

More Details Released Regarding Shooting at Sawmills Market Basket

The Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Office has identified the person who died in a shooting Tuesday in Sawmills. The deceased is 18-year-old Cedrick Jovon Harshaw of Granite Falls. Just after 11:30 Tuesday morning (January 5), Deputies were dispatched to an incomplete…

Lawndale Man Arrested in Hickory after Fleeing from Police

42-year-old Travoris Dantwan Williams of Philadelphia Road in Lawndale was arrested by Hickory Police at 2:25 yesterday afternoon (January 6) on felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer or government official and speeding to…

Maiden Man Charged With Drug Offense, Probation Violation

49-year-old Brent Robert McCree of Water Plant Road in Maiden was arrested Wednesday (January 6) on charges filed by the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office and Probation and Parole. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance by the…

Lincoln Sheriff’s Office Assists Gaston County Authorities In Recovering Vehicle, Body

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team assisted the Hughes Pond Fire Department in the recovery of a vehicle and a body from a pond near the intersection of Mount Zion Church Road and Highway 274 in Gaston County. The…

Missing Girl Found Safe, Returned Home

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives say a missing girl has been found safe. 12-year-old Yasmine Analyse Nicole Pless was returned home early this morning (January 7) after the reports of her missing were issued on local news outlets. No other details…

Lenoir Man Jailed for Felonious Restraint & Larceny

23-year-old Marcus Allen Whisnant of Bee Mountain Road in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (January 6) for felonious restraint, felony larceny, and a probation violation. Whisnant is on probation as he serves a 48-month suspended sentence…

Granite Falls Man Jailed on Felony Firearms Charge

34-year-old Brandon Lee Abshire of Poovey Drive in Granite Falls was arrested by Hudson Police yesterday (January 6) on one felony count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was also charged with felony interfering with an…

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

Catawba County Public Health reported a COVID-19-related death Wednesday (January 7) increasing the total to 176. 165 new cases of the virus were confirmed Wednesday, increasing the total to 12,403. There were 104 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba…

Missing Girl Sought By Authorities

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing girl. A detective said 12-year-old Yasmine Analyse Nicole Pless was last seen at her father’s residence on Amity Lane in Iron Station at 5:00 a.m. Wednesday…

Teacher Charged With Indecent Liberties With Student

23-year-old John Dean Woody of Stonewood Road in Elkin was arrested Wednesday (January 6) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with felony indecent liberties with a student. On Wednesday a report was filed with the Iredell County Sheriff’s…

Three Suspects Charged With Felony Offenses After Officers Respond To Hickory Address

59-year-old Robert Dale Turner and 27-year-old Alisha Marie Perry of Bowman Lowman Avenue in Hickory and 24-year-old Austin Lane Ervin of Dudley Shoals Road in Granite Falls, were arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. Turner is charged with two felony…

Governor Extends Modified Stay-At-Home Order

During the COVID-19 briefing today (January 6), North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper extended Executive Order 181 for three weeks. The modified stay-at-home order implemented a curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. It went into effect on December 11 and…

Hickory Residents Affected By Pandemic Can Apply For Financial Assistance

Hickory residents who have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic may apply for financial assistance through a partnership program between the City of Hickory and Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry (GHCCM). In July 2020, the City entered into an…

Vehicle Break-in Charges Lodged Against Hickory Man

34-year-old Jonathan Todd Griffin of 39th Street NW in Hickory was arrested today (January 5) by Long View Police Officers. He’s charged with two counts of breaking and entering to a motor vehicle. Griffin was jailed in the Catawba County…

One Confirmed Dead In Tuesday Shooting In Caldwell County, Investigation Continues

A shooting Tuesday (January 5) remains under investigation in Caldwell County. The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Market Basket convenience store on U.S. 321-A in Sawmills. Two people were transported to the hospital following the shooting, which occurred at…

Two from Morganton Arrested on Drug & Shoplifting Charges

24-year-old Sarah Elizabeth Powell and 32-year-old Ryan Conrad Tetreault, both of Silver Street in Morganton, were arrested by Hickory Police at about 11:00 last night (January 5). Powell was charged with felony possession of a schedule I controlled substance and…

Hickory Man Faces Felony Drug Charges in Connection to April 2020 Incident

38-year-old Robert William Romska of Redwood Court in Hickory was served a true bill of indictment by Hickory Police at about 11:45 Monday morning (January 4) on felony counts of possession of a schedule I controlled substance and possession of…

Caldwell County Man Charged With Break-in Offense

44-year-old Todd Anthony Moody of Abington Road in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (January 5) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony breaking and entering. Moody was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under $30,000 secured bond. A…

Lenoir Man Charged With Firearm Offense, Parole Violation

29-year-old Xavier Dontay Dula of Frontier Way NW in Lenoir was arrested Monday (January 4) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, parole violation, and two counts of injury to personal…

Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update: Deaths Reported In Catawba, Burke Counties, Single Day High Of New Cases In Caldwell

Catawba County Public Health reported five COVID-19-related deaths Tuesday (January 5), increasing the total to 175. 221 new cases of the virus were confirmed Tuesday, increasing the total to 12,238. There were 105 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba…

Hickory City Council Meets In Regular Session Tuesday, Speed Limit Reduced On Stretch Of Roadway

Hickory City Council met in regular session Tuesday night (January 5). Minutes, second readings, and the consent agenda were all approved. Items on the consent agenda included the reduction of the speed limit to 25 miles-per-hour along 12th Street NE,…

Newton Man Arrested on Drug Charges after Fleeing New Years Day Crash

31-year-old Chaston Jerel Lawing of Newton has been arrested by Newton Police on charges of D.W.I., trafficking in marijuana, leaving the scene of an accident, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and maintaining a vehicle for a controlled…

Shooting Remains Under Investigation In Caldwell County, One Confirmed Dead (Updated, 10:57 a.m., 1/6/21)

A shooting Tuesday (January 5) is under investigation in Caldwell County. The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Market Basket convenience store on U.S. 321-A in Sawmills. Two people were transported to the hospital following the shooting, which, according…

Two Suspects Charged With Drug Offenses Following Traffic Stop

27-year-old Eugenio Mata Carbajal of Statesville and 26-year-old Amanda Christine Wolowitz of Charlotte were arrested Sunday (January 3) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re both charged with felony counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver methamphetamine and maintain…

Newton Man Who Reportedly Threatened Zaxby’s Employee Charged By Hickory PD

53-year-old Jimmy Mott of Newton was arrested Monday (January 4) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with ethnic intimidation. On Sunday (January 3) the Hickory Police Department received a report of an individual communicating a threat against a juvenile employee…

Taylorsville Woman Arrested in Hickory on Felony Drug Charges

23-year-old Sara Alexandria Winters of Riverhills Place Drive in Taylorsville was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before noon yesterday (January 4) on felony counts of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or…

Man Facing Previous Meth Trafficking Charges Arrested Again

36-year-old Roger Lee Sparks of B & D Avenue in Valdese was arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance, along with…

Cionover Man Arrested after Fleeing from Police in Hickory

49-year-old Dean Lorne Weaver of Plum Street in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (January 5) on felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle with two…

Burke Sheriff’s Office Says Mail Theft On The Rise

Over the past several weeks there have been numerous reports of mail theft throughout Burke County. Residents are reporting they have been finding opened and unopened mail scattered in ditches and yards. According to the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, mail…

Hickory Man Jailed on Meth & Heroin Charges

31-year-old Jim Xiong of 8th Avenue Drive S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Monday morning (January 4) on one felony count each of trafficking in heroin or opium and trafficking in methamphetamine. He was arrested after Hickory…

Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Update: Hospitalizations Drop By 25% In Catawba County, Deaths Reported In Three Hickory Metro Counties

A COVID-19-related death was reported Monday (January 4) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 170. 149 new cases of the coronavirus were reported Monday, increasing the total to 12,017. There were 90 people hospitalized with the virus…

Meth Possession Charge Lodged Against Burke Man Arrested By Caldwell Authorities

40-year-old Stuart Thomas Church of Morganton was arrested last Friday (January 1) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Church was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance…

Lenoir Man Charged With Break-in Offenses

39-year-old Jamie Lee Icenhour of Wilkesboro Boulevard in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (January 3) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. Icenhour was brought to the Caldwell…

Wilkes County Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle Offenses Following Alexander County Traffic Stop

29-year-old Levern Evan Johnson of North Wilkesboro was arrested Sunday (January 3) by Taylorsville Police Officers. He was charged by Taylorsville PD with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. He’s also…

Catawba County Man Charged With Cocaine Possession

38-year-old Nicholas Aundrey Propst of Michelle Drive in Newton was arrested Monday (January 4) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of cocaine. Propst was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility without bond. No court date…

Newton Man Charged With Break-in Offenses

36-year-old Matthew Meenou Yang of South Dale Avenue in Newton was arrested by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with breaking and entering with intent to terrorize or injure, breaking and entering, and larceny after breaking and entering. Yang was placed…

Statesville Man Charged with Theft & Use of Financial Transaction Card

28-year-old Ke