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Catawba County Public Health Reports 49 COVID-19 Cases Today

49 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed today (October 23) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 4,170, with 62 deaths. There are 33 people hospitalized with the coronavirus, the same total reported in Thursday’s (October 22) update…

Homeless Hickory Man Charged with Vehicle Break-In

66-year-old Erwin Lee Watts, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before noon yesterday (October 22) for felony breaking & entering a motor vehicle. He was arrested after Officers responded to a…

Hickory Woman Faces Multiple Assault Charges & More

32-year-old Whitney Jana’e Gatewood of 14th Avenue N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before 5 p.m. yesterday (October 22). She was charged with possession of firearm by a felon, reckless driving to endanger, fleeing to elude arrest…

Caldwell County Man Arrested On Meth Possession, Failure To Appear Charges

35-year-old Maston Howard Sanders of Apple Blossom Lane in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (October 22) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and three counts of failure to appear. Sanders was brought to the Caldwell County…

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession, Failure To Appear

28-year-old Harley Dillon Green of Carlton Mobile Home Park Drive in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (October 22) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of resisting a public officer, and…

Lenoir Man Charged With Cruelty To Animals, Weapon Offense

23-year-old Tony Anthony Land of Bryant Road in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (October 22) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of cruelty to animals and discharge a firearm into occupied property, along with a misdemeanor count…

Hickory Man Charged With Multiple Counts Of Breaking & Entering, Larceny & Conspiracy

37-year-old Christopher Lee Roberts of 29th Avenue Apartments in Hickory was arrested Thursday (October 22) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with five counts apiece of felony breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering along with four…

Friday Morning COVID-19 Update: Death Reported In Catawba County Thursday, Outbreak At Caldwell County Facility

A COVID-19-related death was reported Thursday (October 22) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 62 during the pandemic. 67 new cases of the coronavirus were reported Thursday in Catawba County, lifting the overall count to 4,121. Hospitalizations…

Portion Of N.C. 127 In Hickory To Be Closed Early Monday Morning

As City Walk contractors continue work on the N.C. 127 pedestrian bridge, N.C. 127 in Hickory will be closed between First Avenue SE and First Avenue NE from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Monday (October 26). Detour routes will…

California Man Sentenced In Drug Trafficking Case Involving The Hickory Metro [PHOTO ADDED 1:55 p.m.]

A California man has been sentenced in connection to drug trafficking that involved the shipment of methamphetamine to the Greater Hickory Metro. A federal jury in Statesville convicted 37-year-old David Alexander Moralez, Jr. of Fresno, California, of conspiracy to possess…

Arrest Made In Connection To Thursday Shooting In Hickory

34-year-old Andrew Lindon Paul Mungro of North Street in Lincolnton was arrested Thursday (October 22) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged by Hickory Police with felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious…

COVID-19 Related Death Reported In Catawba County Along With 67 New Cases, 34 Infections In Burke, 29 In Alexander

A COVID-19-related death was reported today (October 22) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 62 during the pandemic. 67 new cases of the coronavirus were reported today in Catawba County, lifting the overall count to 4,121. Hospitalizations…

Meth Possession Among Charges Filed Against Hickory Woman

20-year-old Alexie Michelle Cook of Sharon Street in Hickory was arrested today (October 22) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. In addition, Cook is charged by probation and parole with…

Hickory Man Jailed on Felony Meth Charge

35-year-old Stephen Wayne Peyatt of 9th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (October 22) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine). He was also charged with assault on…

Suspect Sought in Early Morning Shooting in Hickory

Hickory Police are searching for 34-year-old Andrew Lindon Paul Mungro in connection to a shooting early this morning (October 22). At about 1:05 a.m. today, Officers responded to an apartment on 12th Avenue S.E. where 32-year-old Winter Devonne Brooks had…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Burglary Charge

28-year-old Julius Andrew Coleman of 2nd Street Place S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (October 22) on a charge of felony second-degree burglary. Coleman was arrested after a burglary was reported at an apartment on…

Hickory Woman Indicted On Drug Charges

38-year-old Lorenda Ann-Marie Malava of Hickory was arrested Wednesday (October 21) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged on grand jury indictments with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce. Malava was jailed…

Hudson Woman Charged With Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Charges

19-year-old Madison Elaine Ray of Maple Street in Hudson was arrested Wednesday (October 21) by Long View Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to appear on a…

Thursday Morning COVID-19 Update: Death Reported In Burke County, More Than 100 New Cases In Hickory Metro

47 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Wednesday (October 21) in Catawba County, increasing the total to 4,054, with 61 deaths. There were 31 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba County, one fewer than Tuesday (October 20). Burke County…

Woman Charged With Her Infant Son’s Murder

22-year-old Aaliyah Nicole Mungro of Oxford Way in Claremont was arrested Tuesday (October 20) by Special Agents with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) along with the Claremont Police Department. She’s charged with murder. The charge is in…

Suspects Identified In Burke County Church Break-in

The offenders have been identified in a church break-in that occurred last month in Burke County. The break-in to Israel Chapel AME on Israel Chapel Church Road in Connelly Springs was discovered in mid-September and it included vandalism and the…

Man Charged With Several Offenses In Connection To Home Invasion

43-year-old Chad Bradley Moore of Fern Hill Road in Troutman was arrested Tuesday (October 20) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with three felony counts apiece of first-degree kidnapping and financial card theft, two felony counts of larceny after…

North Carolina To Remain In Phase 3 For Three More Weeks

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced during today’s (October 21) COVID-19 briefing that due to rising numbers of coronavirus cases in recent days, the state would remain paused in phase 3 for the next three weeks, until Friday, November 13.…

New COVID-19 Cases Reported Today In Catawba, Burke Counties

47 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported today (October 21) in Catawba County, increasing the total to 4,054, with 61 deaths. There are 31 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba County, one fewer than Tuesday (October 20). 21…

Stolen Vehicle Charge Filed In Lincoln County Case

39-year-old Joey Lee Detter of Kings Mountain was arrested Monday (October 19) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen vehicle along with a count of driving while license revoked. A deputy was dispatched to…

Hickory Man Faces Extradition to Illinois for Parole Violation

23-year-old Joshua Sean Riser of 3rd Avenue S.W. in Hickory has been served a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. Riser has been in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility since October 8 for possession of drug…

Lenoir Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle Count

25-year-old Cody Allen Rice of Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (October 20) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen vehicle. Rice was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond. A District…

Hickory Woman Again Arrested on Forgery Charge

34-year-old Krystal Elaine Miller of 17th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 5 p.m. yesterday (October 20) for felony forgery of bank notes and misdemeanor possession of stolen goods. Miller was arrested in connection to…

Homeless Hickory Woman Jailed for Felony Probation Violation

40-year-old Elizabeth Ann Kathleen Byrd, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (October 21) for a felony probation violation. She was also charged with failure to appear on second-degree trespassing…

Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update: New Cases Reported In All Four Hickory Metro Counties

Catawba County surpassed 4,000 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic after 30 new infections were reported Tuesday (October 20). The total increased to 4,007, with 61 deaths. Coronavirus hospitalizations increased to 32, from 30 on Monday (October 19).…

String Of Catalytic Converter Thefts Under Investigation

Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a rash of catalytic converter thefts that occurred during the overnight hours last Thursday (October 15) into Friday (October 16) on North Highway 16 Business in Denver. Deputies began receiving calls about the thefts…

Woman Sought In Catawba County Murder Case Found, No Longer Person Of Interest

The woman who was being sought for questioning in a Catawba County homicide case has been found, and is no longer considered a person of interest. Alisha Nicole Looney was located by officers Tuesday (October 20). 54-year-old Tony Marshall Shook…

Hickory City Council Approves Contract For Final Phase Of Riverwalk Construction

Construction of Hickory’s Riverwalk continues moving forward with the award of a construction contract for the project’s final components. During Tuesday’s (October 20) meeting, Hickory City Council approved a construction contract with W.C. English, Inc. in the amount of $7,185,655.25…

Morganton Woman Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

34-year-old Amanda Dawn Silver of Zion Road in Morganton has been arrested by Burke Co. Sheriff’s Officers for possession of a schedule II controlled substance and a felony probation violation. On October 16, Probation & Parole Officers and Burke County…

Catawba County Coronavirus Cases Exceed 4,000, Burke Officials Report New Infections

Catawba County surpassed 4,000 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic after 30 new infections were reported today (October 20). The total increased to 4,007, with 61 deaths. Coronavirus hospitalizations increased to 32, from 30 on Monday (October 19).…

Lincoln County Shooting Suspect Arrested In Burke County

A Lincoln County shooting suspect was apprehended in Burke County. According to information released today (October 20), on Sunday (October 18) the Morganton Department of Public Safety arrested 51-year-old Terry Lee Peeler of Wards Gap Road in Connelly Springs. He’s…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Weapon Offense

60-year-old Rose Hall Townsend of Family Ridge Lane in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (October 18) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony discharge a weapon into occupied property. Townsend was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center where…

Homeless Hickory Man Arrested for Vehcile Break-In

21-year-old Terrell Martese Williams, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (October 20) on one felony count of breaking & entering a motor vehicle and misdemeanor counts of larceny, carrying…

Stolen Vehicle Charge Filed Against Lenoir Man

26-year-old Douglas Allen Hamilton of Highway 268 in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (October 17) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Hamilton was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under a…

Two Hickory Homeless Persons Arrested on Drug & Failure to Appear Charges

38-year-old Carlos Ted Abbott and 39-year-old Monica Pruitt Abbott, who are both listed as homeless persons from Hickory, were arrested by Hickory Police shortly before 11 a.m. yesterday (October 19). Carlos Abbott was charged with felony failure to appear. He…

Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Update: More Than 100 New Cases Reported Monday In Hickory Metro

61 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Monday (October 19) by Catawba County Public Health. The total since the start of the pandemic now stands at 3,977, with 61 deaths. There were 30 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba…

Man Sentenced In Case Involving Drug Trafficking In Caldwell, Wilkes Counties

A Wilkes County man has been sentenced in a federal case involving drug trafficking in counties including Caldwell and Wilkes. 40-year-old Roger Mack Royal of North Wilkesboro was sentenced to 188 months in prison for drug and gun charges. The…

Suspect In Catawba County Murder Case Arrested, Person Of Interest Sought

54-year-old Tony Marshall Shook of Shook Road in Claremont was arrested Monday night (October 19) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with murder in connection to the homicide of 28-year-old Samuel Antonio Hernandez Loza, who was fatally shot early…

One Captured; Two At-Large after Two Shot in Hickory

At about 3:35 this morning (October 19), Hickory Police responded to the Budget Inn Express on Highway 70 S.W. where two people were shot in room #141. Police found 37-year-old Christopher Scott Burton with a gunshot wound to his arm…

Hickory Man Charged with Breaking & Entering

40-year-old Brian Vincent Killian of 15th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 2:10 Saturday afternoon (October 17) for felony breaking & entering and two felony counts of breaking & entering a motor vehicle. He was…

Five Hickory Metro Residents Sentenced In Federal Drug Trafficking Investigation

Last Thursday (October 15), U.S. District Judge Kenneth D. Bell handed down prison sentences ranging from 63 to 200 months in prison, to five residents of the Greater Hickory Metro for their involvement in a methamphetamine trafficking ring. The announcement…

61 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Today In Catawba County

61 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported today (October 19) by Catawba County Public Health. The total since the start of the pandemic now stands at 3,977, with 61 deaths. There are 30 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in…

Hickory Man Arrested in Connection to Friday Night Hit & Run

30-year-old Tyler Dean Dula of 20th Avenue Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Saturday morning (October 17). He was charged with felony counts of hit & run with failure to stop for injury, attempted larceny, breaking…

Maiden Man Charged With Disseminating Obscenities

31-year-old Carl Henry Lail IV of Providence Mill Road in Maiden was arrested today (October 19) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of disseminating obscenities. A Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective began investigating the incidents on…

Curb & Gutter Construction Underway On Union Square

Contractors have started work today (October 19) to install new curb and gutter and patch some utility cuts in the Union Square area in preparation for resurfacing the parking lot. This preliminary work should take 7-10 days to complete. Downtown…

Fatal Early Morning Shooting Under Investigation In Catawba County (Updated at 2:17 p.m., 10/19/20)

At 3:00 a.m. today (October 19) deputies with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report that stated a person was shot at a residence on White Tail Circle in Conover. When deputies arrived they discovered an adult Hispanic…

Wanted Suspects Sought In Area County

Authorities in Iredell County are seeking several suspects wanted on various charges. 47-year-old Robert Brice is one of the suspects on the Iredell County most wanted list. He’s charged with felony failure to report an address as a sex offender.…

Burke County Man Wanted In Lincoln County Shooting Incident Sought By Authorities

Authorities are seeking a suspect who lists a Burke County address wanted in a Friday (October 16) shooting in western Lincoln County. 51-year-old Terry Lee Peeler of Rhoney Road in Connelly Springs is being sought by authorities. Lincoln County Sheriff’s…

Suspect In Rape, Home Invasion Apprehended

35-year-old Julius Santez Williams of Yadkin County was arrested Friday (October 16) in Catawba County on charges from Alexander County. The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office has charged Williams with felony counts of first-degree rape, first-degree burglary, first-degree kidnapping, and assault…

Sunday COVID-19 Update: 25 New Cases Reported In Catawba County (Updated, 5:57 a.m., 10/19/20)

25 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Sunday (October 18) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 3,916, with 61 deaths. Hospitalizations have increased to 24, three more than Saturday (October 17). The Sunday update from Burke County…

Eastern Burke County Robbery Under Investigation

According to the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 7:00 a.m. Saturday (October 17) a black male driving a dark colored Nissan SUV entered the Valero gas station in Hildebran at 400 South Center Street and approached the clerk. The…

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

24 new cases of COVID-19 were reported today (October 17) by Catawba County Public Health, raising the total to 3,891, with 61 deaths. There are 21 people hospitalized in Catawba County, one fewer than Friday (October 16). 25 new cases…

Highest Single Day Total Of COVID-19 Cases Reported In Catawba County, State

Catawba County and the state of North Carolina saw the highest single-day totals of new COVID-19 cases today (October 16). 90 new cases of the coronavirus have been reported today in Catawba County, increasing the overall total to 3,867, with…

Conover Woman Charged With Meth Possession, ID Theft

28-year-old Melinda Cobie Carpenter of Smithfield Drive NW in Conover was arrested today (October 16) by Newton Police Officers. She’s charged with possession of methampehtamine and identity theft. In addition, Carpenter is charged with failure to appear on counts of…

Man Charged With Sexual Assault Sought By Authorities

A suspect in an Alexander County home invasion and sexual assault case is being sought by authorities. 35-year-old Julius Santez Williams of Yadkin County is wanted by the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office for felony counts of first-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping,…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Vehicle Theft

31-year-old Brittany Sunette Elliott of Knight Street in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (October 15) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle. In addition, Elliott is charged with two counts of failure to appear.…

Lenoir Man Charged With Larceny, False Pretense Counts

36-year-old Stephen Scott Wright of SE Deerfield Street in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (October 15) by authorities in Catawba County on charges from Caldwell County. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny, obtaining property by false pretense, and possession of…

Granite Falls Man Arrested for Probation Violations

29-year-old Joshua Colby Stamey of Dry Ponds Road in Granite Falls was arrested by Hickory Police at about 9:35 last night (October 15) for felony and misdemeanor probation violations. Stamey is on probation as he serves an 18-month suspended sentence…

Road Closure Announced For This Weekend In Hickory

City Walk contractors will continue work on the N.C. 127 pedestrian bridge in Hickory this weekend. Due to this construction activity, N.C. 127 will be closed between First Avenue SE and First Avenue NE from 6 a.m. on Saturday (October…

Caldwell County Man Charged With Harboring Fugitive

56-year-old Jeffery Wayne Randolph of Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (October 14) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony harboring a fugitive. Randolph was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center where bond was set at $10,000 secured bond.…

Funding Approved To Support Economic Development Projects In Hickory Metro

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced Thursday (October 15) that the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved more than $4.5 million in funding to support economic development. WHKY previously reported on one of those projects. The requests approved by…

Friday Morning COVID-19 Update: New Cases Reported In All Four Hickory Metro Counties Thursday, More Than 100 New Infections Overall

49 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Thursday (October 15) by Catawba County Public Health, lifting the overall total to 3,777, with 61 deaths. 21 people are hospitalized, three fewer than Wednesday (October 14). A COVID-19-related death was reported Thursday…

DA’s Office In Caldwell County Closed Due To Positive COVID-19 Test

The Caldwell County District Attorney’s Office has been closed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. Court settings in Caldwell County were closed on Thursday (October 15) and the employee and other staff members of the DA’s Office were sent…

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

49 new cases of COVID-19 were reported today (October 15) by Catawba County Public Health, lifting the overall total to 3,777, with 61 deaths. 21 people are hospitalized, three fewer than Wednesday (October 14). A COVID-19-related death was reported today…

Newton Woman Arrested in Hickory on Long List of Charges

34-year-old Krystal Elaine Miller of the Hickory-Lincolnton Highway in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police at about 5:20 p.m. yesterday (October 14) on a long list of charges stemming from several different incidents. Miller was charged with felony counts of…

New Company To Be Developed In Newton, EDC Says 49 New Jobs Coming

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced today that RMC Advanced Technologies, Inc. (“RMC”), a manufacturer of molded plastic and composite parts, will develop a new manufacturing operation in Newton. The company will invest to expand a facility previously used for…

Hickory Man Jailed on Felony Cocaine & Marijuana Charges

37-year-old Tron Tyrone Dixon Reid of 8th Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about ten o’clock last night (October 14) on felony counts of trafficking in cocaine, speeding to elude arrest with two aggravating factors, and…

Name Of Person Killed In Caldwell County Crash Released By Highway Patrol

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol has released the name of the person killed during an incident on U.S. 321 in Caldwell County Wednesday morning (October 14). 43-year-old Jason Sheh Ali of Nebo was the individual who was killed after…

Thursday Morning COVID-19 Update: Death Reported In Burke County, More Than 100 New Cases Confirmed In Hickory Metro

47 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Wednesday (October 14) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 3,728, with 61 deaths. Coronavirus hospitalizations increased by three over Tuesday (October 13), to 24. Burke County Public Health was notified…

Early Voting Begins Today, Five Locations Open In Catawba County

One-stop early voting for the 2020 general elections starts today (October 15) and will continue through Saturday, October 31. In Catawba County, you can cast your ballot during this time period at the Newton Main Library, Highland Recreation Center in…

Vehicle Break-in Charge Lodged Against Hudson Woman

30-year-old Kayla Denise Miller of Hudson was arrested Wednesday (October 14) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering to a motor vehicle along with misdemeanor counts of larceny and resisting a public officer.…

Tennessee Man Arrested On Fugitive Warrant In Caldwell County

22-year-old Ryan Cain Dixon of Roan Mountain, Tennessee, was arrested Wednesday (October 14) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged on a felony fugitive warrant from Tennessee, where he is wanted on unspecified charges. Dixon is also charged with felony…

Taylorsville Man Accused of Shooting & Killing His Mother

36-year-old Christopher Lee Brown of Taylorsville was arrested by Alexander Co. Sheriff’s Officers today (October 14) on a charge of first-degree murder. Events leading to Brown’s arrest began at about 8:50 this morning when a 9-1-1 call came in regarding…

One Suspect Allegedly Involved In Shooting Arrested, Another Sought

One person who was reportedly involved in a shooting in Conover has been charged and another is being sought by authorities. On Tuesday (October 13) the Conover Police Department was dispatched to the 500 block of 1st Avenue South in…

47 New COVID-19 Infections Reported Today In Catawba County

47 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported today (October 14) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 3,728, with 61 deaths. Coronavirus hospitalizations increased by three over Tuesday (October 13), to 24. 11.7% of the individuals tested…

Crouse Man Charged With Shooting Neighbor In Both Legs

23-year-old Ricky Lee Brooks of Swanson Road in Crouse was arrested Tuesday (October 13) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and discharging a firearm into occupied property.…

Hickory Woman Arrested for Habitual Larceny

40-year-old Nina Marie Staton of 4th Street S.W. in Hickory was served a bill of indictment by Hickory Police early this morning (October 14) on one felony count of habitual larceny. She was arrested in connection to a May 2020…

Hickory Woman Jailed on Child Abuse Charge

21-year-old Brittany Sharrie Barnes of 2nd Street Place N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 4:30 yesterday afternoon (October 13) on one felony count of child abuse inflicting severe bodily injury. She was arrested in connection to…

Driver Involved In Caldwell County Crash Reportedly Killed After Running From Scene

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is investigating an incident this morning in Caldwell County during which a man was  hit and killed by a minivan after he tried to run from the scene of a crash. According to the…

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

Catawba County Public Health reported a COVID-19-related death Tuesday (October 13), increasing the total to 61 since the start of the pandemic. In addition, 50 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed Tuesday, increasing the total to 3,681. It was…

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth, Break-in Offenses

30-year-old Homer Joseph Hamilton of Sleepy Hollow Road in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (October 13) 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. Hamilton was…

Georgia Man Charged With Felony Trafficking Offenses In Iredell County

42-year-old Aaron Ramont Moore of Smyrna, Georgia was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking marijuana by possession and trafficking marijuana by transport. According to information released Tuesday (October 13), last Wednesday, October 7,…

Heroin Trafficking Charges Lodged Against Charlotte Man Arrested In Lincoln County

34-year-old Marvin Omar Arevalo-Acosta of Charlotte was arrested Monday (October 12) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of trafficking in opium or heroin and one felony count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and…

Shooting In Conover Under Investigation

A shooting in Catawba County is under investigation. According to published reports, the incident occurred on 1st Avenue South in Conover Tuesday afternoon (October 13). A man was reportedly shot in the face and was taken to the hospital by…

Hickory Man Faces Felony Marijuana Charge

21-year-old Erick Jordan Quesada of Jonas Court in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (October 13) on one felony count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a schedule VI controlled substance and one misdemeanor…

Hickory Woman Arrested on Felony Cocaine Charge

32-year-old Andrea Blaj of 3rd Avenue Drive S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 1:20 yesterday afternoon (October 12) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of failure…

Hickory Man Arrested in Connection to March 2020 Shooting

20-year-old Yorel Damir Scott of 7th Avenue S.W. in Hickory was served a bill of indictment by Hickory Police at about 9:30 this morning (October 13) on one felony count each of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to…

COVID-19 Death Reported In Catawba County, Highest Single-Day New Case Total Since August 6

Catawba County Public Health reported a COVID-19-related death today (October 13), increasing the total to 61 since the start of the pandemic. In addition, 50 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed today, increasing the total to 3,681. It’s the…

Caldwell County Ambulance Involved In Crash

At approximately 8:45 p.m. Monday (October 12), a Caldwell County EMS ambulance that was transporting a patient to an area hospital was involved in a motor vehicle accident. The crash occurred at the intersection of southbound Hickory Boulevard (U.S. Highway…

Lenoir Man Arrested On Charges Of Being No Show In Court To Answer To Felony Counts

31-year-old Joshua Dent Townsend of Virgil Lane in Lenoir was arrested last Friday (October 9) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with three counts of failure to appear on a felony. Previous felony charges filed against Townsend include possession…

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession

22-year-old Rocky Dwain Fowler III of Scarlett Ridge Way in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (October 11) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Fowler was released on $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was…

Silver Alert for Missing Hickory Man Canceled

The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has canceled the Silver Alert for 72-year-old David Hugh Land. According to Hickory Police, Mr. Land was found safe in Statesville. The Silver Alert was issued on October 9. [no photo available]

Animal Services Manager Named Catawba County Employee Of The Year

Catawba County Animal Services Manager Jenna Arsenault has been named Catawba County’s 2020 Employee of the Year. Arsenault earned distinction for successfully transitioning Catawba County Animal Shelter operations to the county this past year. While still serving as the county’s…

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

The 60th COVID-19-Associated death was reported Monday (October 12) by Catawba County Public Health. In addition, 40 new coronavirus infections were confirmed Monday in Catawba County, lifting the total to 3,631. There were 21 people hospitalized with COVID-19, the same…

Hickory Man Charged With Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Counts

25-year-old Brock Mackie Towery, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested Monday (October 12) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance along with misdemeanor counts of possession of…

Statesville Man Arrested By Newton PD On Drug Charges

28-year-old Christopher William Squailia of Rosy Apple Lane in Statesville was arrested Monday (October 12) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, simple possession of schedule III controlled substance, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, and possession of drug…

Catawba Man Charged With Cocaine Trafficking (Updated With More Information, 1:24 p.m., 10/13/20)

38-year-old Thomas Lamont Lineberger of Edna Street in Catawba was arrested Monday (October 12) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in cocaine by transportation, and felony maintain a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep…

Hickory Man Jailed for Failure to Appear on Meth Charge

31-year-old Abrahan Silva Castaneda of 34th Street Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (October 12) on felony and misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. He allegedly failed to appear in court on charges of…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Vehicle Break-ins

32-year-old Meranda Leeann Waycaster of NW Scroggs Street in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (October 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with two felony counts apiece of breaking and entering to an automobile and larceny after breaking and entering.…

COVID-19 Death Reported In Catawba County, 40 New Cases Today

The 60th COVID-19-Associated death was reported today (October 12) by Catawba County Public Health. In addition, 40 new coronavirus infections have been confirmed today in Catawba County, lifting the total to 3,631. There are 21 people hospitalized with COVID-19, the…

Two Arrested on Armed Robery Charges in Burke County

38-year-old Yia Vang of Sundown Road in Morganton and 36-year-old Nohsher Chiah of Jones Road in Fletcher have both been arrested by Burke Co. Sheriff’s Officers for felony robbery with a firearm. They were arrested in connection to an incident…

Hickory Man Charged with Failure to Register as Sex Offender

32-year-old Jose Humberto Ortega-Corea of Old Lenoir Road in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 8:30 Saturday evening (October 10) for felony failure to register as a sex offender. The warrant for his arrest was issued in May…

Arrest Made In Connection To Alexander County Stabbing

29-year-old Vaughn Paul Mitchell III of Maiden was arrested Sunday (October 11) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and possession with intent to…

Lenoir Man Arrested in Hickory on Fugitive Warrant from S.C.

28-year-old Richard Kory Barton of Robbins Drive in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (October 12) on a warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. Barton is wanted by the Dept. of Probation & Parole…

Maiden Man Charged With Failing To Appear On Trafficking Counts

23-year-old Jeffrey Robert Walker of East Maiden Road in Maiden was arrested Saturday (October 10) by Conover Police Officers. He’s charged with failure to appear on three counts of felony trafficking opium or heroin. In addition, Walker is charged with…

Woman Charged With Failing To Appear In Court On Multiple Charges

32-year-old Jenny Ruth White of Long Creek Road in Bessemer City was arrested Friday (October 9) by Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. White is charged in Catawba County with failure to appear on five counts of uttering…

Felony Drug Charge Lodged Against Claremont Man

52-year-old Larry Alvin Sigmon of North Lookout Street in Claremont was arrested Friday (October 9) by Claremont Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance. Sigmon was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $2,000…

Newton Man Charged With Meth Possession

60-year-old Richard William Foster, who is listed as a homeless person from Newton, was arrested Friday (October 9) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine. Foster was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond.…

Another Suspect Arrested In Connection To Alexander County Shooting Incident

29-year-old Christopher Lashone Fox of Taylorsville was arrested Thursday (October 8) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of marijuana and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for controlled substance. The charges are in connection…

Sunday COVID-19 Update: Two Deaths Reported Today In Catawba, 33 New Cases Confirmed Saturday In Caldwell County (Updated)

Two COVID-19-associated deaths were reported today (October 11) in Catawba County, raising the total to 59. 43 new cases of the virus were confirmed, upping the count to 3,591. Hospitalizations fell to 21, from 28 Saturday (October 10). 33 new…

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

45 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed today (October 10) in Catawba County, stretching the overall total to 3,548, with 57 deaths. Hospitalizations fell to 28 today in Catawba County, four fewer than Friday. 26 new cases of the…

Hickory Woman Jailed for Failure to Appear on Larceny Charges

55-year-old Tammie Laurette Baxter of 3rd Avenue S.E. in Hickory (who also lists a Lincolnton address) was arrested by Hickory Police at about 11:25 a.m. yesterday (October 8) on one felony count of failure to appear. She allegedly failed to…

Hickory Man Jailed for Sexual Exploitation of Minor

21-year-old Johnny Kong Meng Vang of 2nd Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:30 a.m. yesterday (October 8) on one count of felony second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Vang was taken into custody without…

Stony Point Woman Arrested on Felony Drug Charges

39-year-old Tara Sha Barnes of South Thomas Lane in Stony Point has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers on felony counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle for the…

27 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed In Catawba County

Catawba County Public Health reports 27 new cases of COVID-19 today (October 9). That increases the overall total to 3,503, with 57 deaths since the start of the pandemic. There are 32 people hospitalized with the coronavirus, the same total…

Lenoir Man Charged With Vehicle Theft

49-year-old Thaddius Shawn Webb of Allendale Circle in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (October 7) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle, obtaining property by false pretense, and possession of a stolen…

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession

31-year-old Charles Aaron Carr of Weed Lane in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (October 9) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and obtaining property by false pretense. Carr was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center…

Vehicle Theft Charges Filed Against Granite Falls Man

31-year-old Logan Nathaniel Brown of Holly Drive in Granite Falls was arrested Wednesday (October 7) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Brown was…

Friday Morning COVID-19 Update: More Than 125 New Cases Reported Thursday In Hickory Metro, 49th Death Reported In Burke

40 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Thursday (October 8) in Catawba County, raising the total to 3,476, with 57 deaths. According to Catawba County Public Health, coronavirus hospitalizations increased to 32 Thursday, one more than Wednesday (October 7). Burke…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Conspiracy To Traffic

43-year-old Patricia Diane Bare of Whitnel Place in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (October 6) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony conspire to traffic in methamphetamine. Bare was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center where bond was…

Road Closure Planned In Hickory This Weekend

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

Catawba County Public Health Reports 40 New COVID-19 Infections

40 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed today (October 8) in Catawba County, raising the total to 3,476, with 57 deaths. It’s the second time in the last three days that Catawba County officials have reported 40 or more…

Lenoir Man Charged With Felony Counts Including Vehicle Theft

30-year-old Alvin Lorance Hames of Allendale Circle in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (October 6) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle along with single felony counts of obtaining property by…

Three Hickory Men Jailed on Felony Drug Charges

30-year-old Casey Everett Pruitt of 15th Street N.E., 32-year-old Christopher Allen Dowell of Young Road, and 30-year-old Dallas Loyd Gragg of Snow Creek Road N.E., all from Hickory, have been arrested by Hickory Police on felony drug charges. Pruitt was…

Thursday Morning COVID-19 Update: Three Hickory Metro Counties Report 25 Or More New Cases, Cluster At Caldwell Business

32 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Wednesday (October 7) by Catawba County Public Health, moving the overall total to 3,436, with 57 deaths. Coronavirus hospitalizations in Catawba County rose above 30, with two more being added Wednesday to increase…

Winston-Salem Residents Charged With Drug Trafficking Counts In Caldwell County (Updated With More Information, 1:49 p.m., 10/8/20)

41-year-old Joshua Moore and 32-year-old Danielle Monique Jones, both of Winston-Salem, were arrested Wednesday (October 7) by Lenoir Police Officers. They’re each charged with felony counts of conspire to traffic opium or heroin, trafficking in methamphetamine, and possession with intent…

Wanted Suspects Sought By Authorities

Several suspects are being sought by authorities in Iredell County. 29-year-old Patricia Yates is on the Iredell County most wanted list. She’s wanted for felony counts of poessession of methamphetamine, conspire to sell meth, and possession of schedule II controlled…

Suspects Arrested In Alexander County Shooting

20-year-old Dakota Lee Norton and 20-year-old Carl Anthony Montgomery, both of Tayorsville, were arrested Wednesday (October 7) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. A 17-year-old juvenile was also arrested in this case. Norton and the juvenile are charged with felony sale…

32 COVID-19 Cases Added In Catawba County, Hospitalizations Increase, 25 New Cases In Burke

32 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed today (October 7) by Catawba County Public Health, moving the overall total to 3,436, with 57 deaths. Coronavirus hospitalizations in Catawba County rose above 30, with two more being added today to increase…

Two People Shot In Alexander County, Investigation Underway

The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting incident this morning (October 7). According to Major Jason Moore, a man and woman sustained gunshot wounds at approximately 11 a.m. today. The shooting occurred on Fox Hollow Drive, which is…

Homeless Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

21-year-old Terrell Martese Williams, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police at about 2:45 yesterday afternoon (October 6) for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor littering. Williams was arrested…

Hickory Man Arrested on Multiple Drug Warrants from Alexander County

39-year-old Brandon Earl Little of 18th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (October 7) on multiple counts of failure to appear. He allegedly failed to appear in court on charges for the manufacture, sale,…

Catawba County Commissioners Meet, Multiple Items Approved

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday (October 5). Commissioners approved minutes from the Board’s regular meeting September 21. The Finance and Personnel Subcommittee took action on three items from the consent agenda. They recommended that…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Firearm Offense, Failure To Appear

45-year-old Cloyd Wayne Burns of Burns Road in Granite Falls was arrested Tuesday (October 6) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and nine counts of misdemeanor failure to appear.…

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

Two additional COVID-19-associated deaths were reported Tuesday (October 6) in Catawba County, increasing the total to 57 since the start of the pandemic. Additionally, 43 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed Tuesday by Catawba County Public Health, making the…

Conover Man Charged With Firearm Offenses, Probation Violation

25-year-old Mikal Jerome Gray of Cranford Drive in Conover was arrested Tuesday (October 6) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two counts of felony probation violation, possession of a firearm by a felon, and larceny of a firearm.…

Unemployment Rates Fall Across Hickory Metro, State

Unemployment rates fell in all Hickory Metro Counties and dropped across the state of North Carolina. The latest update was issued last week by the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor & Economic Analysis Division and it shows the jobless…

Items Approved, Airport Master Plan Presented At Hickory City Council Meeting

Hickory City Council met in regular session last night (October 6). Minutes, second readings, and the consent agenda were all approved with the removal of one item. Catawba County EDC President Scott Millar presented the economic development agreement with Lake…

Morganton Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Charges

34-year-old Brandon Andrew Perry of Pete Brittain Road in Morganton was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (October 6) on felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses and possession of a schedule II controlled substance, along with one…

COVID-19-Related Deaths Reported In Catawba County, Hospitalizations Highest Since July

Two additional COVID-19-associated deaths have been reported today (October 6) in Catawba County, increasing the total to 57 since the start of the pandemic. Additionally, 43 new cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed today by Catawba County Public Health,…

Hickory Man Faces Multiple Firearms & Drug Charges

28-year-old Clifton Ray James, Jr. of 14th Street Drive S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 11:35 Saturday morning (October 3). James faces two felony counts of larceny of a firearm and three felony counts of possession…

Newton Man Charged With Sexual Exploitation

30-year-old Martin Lee McGee of West 4th Street in Newton was arrested last Friday (October 2) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with second-degree and third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. McGee was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility…

Hickory Man Faces Forgery & Drug Charges

33-year-old Robert Allen Reid of 17th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Friday afternoon (October 2) on felony counts of possession of methamphetamine, forgery of an instrument, uttering a forged instrument (two counts), and attempting to…

Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Update: Death Reported In Burke, Outbreak In Caldwell Facility

Catawba County Public Health reported 12 new COVID-19 infections Monday (October 5) in the county, raising the total to 3,361, with 55 deaths. Coronavirus hospitalizations increased to 24, two more than the total reported Sunday (October 4). Burke County Public…

Granite Falls Woman Charged With Meth Possession

25-year-old Ashley Nichole Fillers of Grace View Place in Granite Falls was arrested Monday (October 5) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Fillers was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured…

Catawba Man Charged With Kidnapping, Assault

39-year-old David Sheldon Petty of Edna Street in Catawba was arrested by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with second-degree kidnapping, three counts of assault on a female, and simple assault. He’s also charged with failure to appear on counts of…

Two Arrested in Hickory on Felony Trafficking Charges

28-year-old Josue Romero Martinez, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, and 23-year-old Bailey Drew Bolick of Starcross Road in Lenoir were both arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (October 5). Martinez was charged with felony counts…

Prisoner Escapes This Morning From Maiden Facility, Captured A Short Time Later

This morning (October 5) at 7:16, Maiden Police officers and Catawba County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the North Carolina Department of Corrections (NCDOC) Catawba Correctional Center located in the Town of Maiden on Prison Camp Road in reference to an…

12 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed Today In Catawba County, Hospitalizations Increase

Catawba County Public Health reports 12 new COVID-19 infections today (October 5) in the county, raising the total to 3,361, with 55 deaths. Coronavirus hospitalizations increased to 24, two more than the total reported Sunday (October 4) by Catawba County…

Break-in Related Charge Filed Against Lenoir Man

41-year-old Michael Paul Desaint-Hippolyte of Holly Court in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (October 4) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony breaking and entering. Desaint-Hippolyte was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $5,000 secured bond. A…

Statesville Man Arrested on Larceny and B&E Charges

35-year-old Timothy Chris Stewart of Newland Lane in Statesville has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers on felony counts of breaking & entering, larceny after break & entering, larceny of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, and obtaining…

Morganton Woman Arrested on Felony Drug Charges

38-year-old Amanda Kaye Reed of Walker Road in Morganton has been arrested by Burke Co. Sheriff’s Officers has been arrested on felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of a schedule II controlled substance (meth), maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or…

Meth Possession Charge Filed Following Sunday Arrest

38-year-old Joshua Mack West of West Avenue in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (October 4) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. West was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center where bond was set at $10,000…

Catawba County Justice Center Reopens Today Following Friday Closure

The North Carolina Judicial Branch reports that the Catawba County Justice Center will resume business as usual today (October 5). The facility was closed last Friday (October 2) due to COVID-19 exposure. Judge Nathaniel Poovey’s Administrative Order directs Justice Center…

Murder Charge Filed, Man Jailed Under 900K Bond

56-year-old Marvin Wade Millsaps of Statesville was arrested last Wednesday (September 30) by Statesville Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of second-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Last Tuesday (September…

Man Arrested After Being Found Hiding In Ceiling Of Convenience Store

32-year-old Johny Lee was arrested Friday (October 2) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with larceny, possession of stolen goods, and resist, obstruct and delay of an officer. Friday at 3:38 a.m., Public Safety Officers responded to the Speedway…

Sunday COVID-19 Update: 24 New Cases Confirmed In Catawba County

24 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed today (October 4) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 3,349, with 55 deaths. Hospitalizations in Catawba County as a result of the coronavirus increased to 22, up from 18 Saturday…

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

27 new cases of COVID-19 were reported today (October 3) in Catawba County, increasing the overall total to 3,325 with 55 deaths. There are 18 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba County. The eighth coronavirus-associated death was reported Friday…

Granite Falls Woman Charged With Meth Possession

34-year-old Jessica Renee Williams of Clingstone Lane in Granite Falls was arrested Wednesday (September 30) by Hudson Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Williams was released on $3,000 secured bond. No upcoming court dates are listed.

44 New Cases Of COVID-19 Reported Today In Catawba County, 27 In Burke

Catawba County Public Health reports 44 new cases of COVID-19 today (October 2), increasing the overall total to 3,298 since the beginning of the pandemic. There have been 55 coronavirus-related fatalities in Catawba County, and there are currently 16 people…

Catawba County Library System Names New Director

Catawba County has named Siobhan Loendorf to serve as Library Director for the Catawba County Library System, effective October 3, 2020. Ms. Loendorf joined the county’s library team as a librarian in 2011 and has served as assistant director since…

Granite Falls Man Arrested on Fugitive Warrant

39-year-old Jeffrey Adam McGuire of River Trail Lane in Granite Falls was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (October 1) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. The warrant was issued in South Carolina.…

COVID-19 Exposure Closes Catawba County Justice Center

The Catawba County Justice Center has been closed today (October 2) per the order of 25th Judicial District Judge Nathaniel Poovey. The reason given for the closure of the courthouse and other offices within the center is COVID-19 exposure. No…

Charlotte Man Arrested in Caldwell for Credit Card Fraud; I.D. Fraud; More

27-year-old Jamal Jareek Richardson of Twisted Oaks Road in Charlotte was arrested by Granite Falls Police yesterday (October 1) on felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses, credit card fraud, and identity fraud. Richardson was placed in the Caldwell…

Granite Falls Man Arrested for I.D. Fraud; More

34-year-old Samuel David Cook, Jr. of McGee Drive in Granite Falls was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (October 1) for felony failure to appear, felony identity fraud, and misdemeanor first-degree trespass. Following his arrest, Cook was jailed in the Caldwell…

Friday Morning COVID-19 Update: 47 Cases Reported Thursday In Catawba County, 25 In Burke

47 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Thursday (October 1) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 3,254. There have been 55 coronavirus-associated deaths in Catawba County. Hospitalizations increased by one to 17 Thursday. 25 new cases…

Caldwell County Residents Charged With Stolen Property Offenses

31-year-old Logan Nathaniel Brown of Holly Drive in Granite Falls and 29-year-old Cody Wayne Miller of Grantman Circle in Lenoir were arrested Wednesday (September 30) by Granite Falls Police Officers. They’re both charged with felony possession of stolen property. Brown…

Conover Man Charged with Assault, Firearm, Drug Offenses [UPDATED 10 a.m.]

26-year-old Markus Deontae Williams of 32nd Street N.E. in Conover was arrested by Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (October 1) on three counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, two counts of possession of a firearm…

Authorities Investigating Scam In Which Victims Are Told There Is An Arrest Warrant For Them

The Statesville Police Department has received numerous reports from citizens in the area who have been contacted by an unknown person claiming to be an officer with that agency. Citizens have reported that the caller ID even shows the call…

Fugitive Wanted On Michigan Sexual Contact Warrant Arrested In Morganton

A fugitive from another state was apprehended in Burke County. Thursday (October 1), at approximately 1:00 p.m., Morganton Department of Public Safety officers conducted a traffic stop on a Honda located at The Burke Mission Station on West Union Street…

47 New Cases Of COVID-19 Confirmed In Catawba County Today

47 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported today (October 1) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 3,254 since the start of the pandemic. There have been 55 coronavirus-associated deaths in Catawba County. Hospitalizations increased by…

Stolen Equipment Found In Alexander County, Investigation Continuing

On Wednesday (September 30) at 12:41 p.m. officers with the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call on Emerald Lane in the Hiddenite Community. They were contacted regarding an item stolen from a dealership in South Carolina. Upon arrival,…

Hickory Woman Indicted in Connection to Theft from Hardware Store

44-year-old Kimberly Dawn Davis of 2nd Street Place N.E. in Hickory was served a true bill of indictment by Hickory Police at 4:15 yesterday afternoon (September 30) on one felony count of larceny. She’s accused of stealing from Lowe’s Home…

New Suspects Added To Area Most Wanted List

New names have been placed on the Iredell County most wanted list. 44-year-old Tiffin Maurica Hill is wanted by authorities in Iredell County. She’s charged with the sale of methamphetamine and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver meth.…

Maiden Woman Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

40-year-old Angela Marie Rice of East Maiden Road in Maiden was arrested by Hickory Police at 10:15 Tuesday night (September 29) on an outstanding drug warrant from the Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Office. She’s charged with felony trafficking in methamphetamine. Rice…

Two Arrested in Hickory; One as Fugitive & One on Heroin Charge

23-year-old Skylar Alexander Branson of Kool Park Road in Hickory and 26-year-old Tyler Austin Patterson of Deal Road in Claremont were both arrested by Hickory Police at about 9:45 last night (September 30). Branson was arrested for failure to appear…

Vehicle Theft Charge Filed Against Granite Falls Woman

32-year-old Michelle Nicole Mathis of Waters Street in Granite Falls was arrested Wednesday (September 30) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Mathis was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $15,000…

Body Found Following RV Fire In Morganton

A person was killed in a Morganton RV fire. On Tuesday (September 29) at 7:14 p.m., Morganton Department of Public Safety Officers and firefighters responded to a recreational vehicle fire in the parking lot of Walmart on Morganton Heights Boulevard.…

Thursday Morning COVID-19 Update: Deaths Reported In Catawba, Caldwell, New Cases Confirmed In Three Hickory Metro Counties

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

Jobs To Be Created As A Result Of Hickory Company’s Expansion

The City of Hickory announced Wednesday (September 30) that there will be more than 100 new jobs created as a result of an expansion project. Merchants Distributors, LLC, (MDI) a wholesale grocery distributor founded in Hickory in 1931, will invest…

N.C. to Ease COVID-19 Restrictions

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

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

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

Zoom Meeting Scheduled To Discuss West Hickory/Westmont Neighborhood Plan

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

Felony And Misdemeanor Charges Filed Against Lenoir Man

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

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

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

Lenoir Man Charged With Fleeing From Police

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

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

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

Sheriff’s Deputies Recover Stolen Vehicle, Suspect Arrested

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

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

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

Newton Man Arrested Early Today on Felony Drug Charge

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

Valdese Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Drug Charge

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

Lenoir Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Weapons Charge

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

Granite Falls Man Charged With Meth Possession

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

Hickory Man Arrested on Drug, Firearms, Assault Charges

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

Statesville Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Drug Warrants

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

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

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

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

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

Overnight Downtown Work Scheduled In Hickory

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

Weapon Charges Filed Against Hickory Man

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

Man Charged With Drug Offenses Following Chase With Police

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

Hickory Teen Jailed on Felony Cocaine & Marijuana Charges

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

Rash Of Vehicle Break-ins Under Investigation

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

COVID-19-Related Death Reported In Catawba County

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

Newton Man Arrested in Hickory on Crack Cocaine Charge

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

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

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

Granite Falls Woman Arrested in Hickory on Felony Warrants from Burke

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

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

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

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

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

Authorities In Burke County Seeking Suspects Wanted Since January

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

Cell Tower Equipment To Be Upgraded On Morganton Water Tower

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

Connelly Springs Man Arrested On Indecent Liberties Charge

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

Fatal Early Morning Shooting Under Investigation In Hickory

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Man Charged With Break-in To Pawn Shop

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

Lenoir Man Arrested By Hudson PD On Indecent Liberties Charge

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Woman Charged With Indecent Liberties Following Investigation

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

Hickory Libraries To Open To The Public Next Week

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

Coronavirus Hospitalizations Decrease To One Patient In Catawba County

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

H.P.D. Investigating Markings on Vehicle Windows

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

Missing Man Sought in Lincoln County

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

Two Arrested on Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Charges in Hickory

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

Morganton Man Faces Meth Charge in Caldwell County

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

Granite Falls Man Charged with Possession of Meth

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

Hudson Man Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

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

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

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

Conover PD Arrests Newton Man On Meth, Firearm Charges

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

Hickory Man Arrested By Newton PD On Drug Charges

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

Woman Killed In Wednesday Hit & Run

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

Fundraiser for Lymphoma Victim Set for Saturday at The Vault

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

Crash Victim’s Dog Found; Receiving Treatment

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

Catawba County Health Officials Report 24 New COVID-19 Cases

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

Hudson Man Charged With Drug, Firearm, Stolen Goods Offenses

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

Several Lenoir Streets to be Repaved

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

Hickory Man Arrested for Possession of Stolen Goods

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

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

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

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession

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

Granite Falls Man Charged With Drug Offenses

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

Statutory Rape Charge Lodged Against Lenoir Man

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

Long View PD Reports Arrest Of Morganton Woman On Drug Charges

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

Conover Man Arrested on Felony Firearms Charge

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

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

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

Three Suspects Arrested Following Complaints Of Drug Activity

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

Hickory Woman Jailed on B&E and Larceny Charges

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

Road Work To Begin On Morganton Street Wednesday

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

Hickory Woman Arrested on Felony Meth Charges; More

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

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

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

Granite Falls Woman Charged On Fugitive Warrant From Tennessee

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

Four Suspects Arrested On Various Charges In Drug, Firearms Investigation

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

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony B&E Charge

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

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

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

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

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

Lincolnton Man Charged With Indecent Liberties

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

Hickory Woman Charged with Felony Habitual Larceny

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

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

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

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

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

Hickory Man Charged With Vehicle Theft In Caldwell County

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

Newton Man Charged With Vehicle Break-in

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

Meth Possession Charge Filed Against Lenoir Man

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

Felony Drug Charge Lodged Against Lenoir Woman

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

Catawba County health officials report 19 new coronavirus cases

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

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

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

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Weapons Charge

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

Hickory Woman Arrested on Drug Charges & for Larceny of Dog

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

Bostic Man Arrested in Lincoln County on Counterfeit & Meth Charges

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

48 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Today In Catawba County

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

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

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

Man Killed in S.W. Catawba County Car Crash

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

Felony Break-in Charge Filed Against Man Arrested In Morganton

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

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

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

Hickory Man Charged With Assault In Alexander County

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

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

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

Granite Falls Man Charged With Break-in, Theft Counts

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

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

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

Conover Man Arrested On Heroin Charge In Caldwell County

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

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

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

Statesville Man Faces Felony Drug Charges

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

Fire Destroys Home In Alexander County

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

Drexel Woman Arrested on Burke County Meth Charge

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

Hickory Woman Jailed on Larceny Charges

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

Three Suspects Arrested In Iredell County Drug Investigation

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

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

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

Kidnapping, Sexual Battery Charges Filed Against Statesville Man

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

Wanted Suspects Sought In Area County

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

Church Break-in With Vandalism Under Investigation

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

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

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

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

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

Lenoir Man Charged With Stealing From Employer

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

Second Suspect Arrested in Connection to June 2020 Robbery

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

Hudson Woman Charged With Meth Possession

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

Two Arrested in Hickory on Drug & Firearms Charges

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

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

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

Newton Man Charged With Break-in, Assault

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

Statesville Man Charged With Felony Drug Offenses In Catawba County

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

Denver Woman Charged In Theft Of Items Which Were Later Pawned

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

Hickory City Council Meets Tonight: Fire Department Achieves Highest Rating

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

Deputies Search for Suspect who Crashed on Snow Creek Rd.

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

Coronavirus-Associated Deaths Reported In Catawba County

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

Morganton Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Marijuana Charge

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

Hickory Woman Arrested on Firearms & Assault Warrants from Iredell

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

Suspects Charged In Heroin Trafficking Investigation

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

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

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

Cocaine Possession Charge Lodged Against Morganton Man

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

Statesville Man Charged With Meth Possession In Catawba County

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

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

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

Firearm, Stolen Property Charges Lodged Against Lenoir Man

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

Authorities In Caldwell County Issue Firearm Charge Against Jefferson Woman

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

Hickory Man Charged With Meth Possession In Caldwell County

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

13 New COVID-19 Infections Reported Today In Catawba County

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

Georgia Man Busted in Iredell for Ecstasy & Firearms

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

Hickory Man Faces Felony Assault Charge

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

Maiden Woman Arrested in Hickory on Larceny Charge from Lincoln County

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

Meth Possession Among Charges Filed Against Lenoir Man

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

Multiple Drug Charges Filed Against Lenoir Man

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

Weapon Charge Lodged Against Suspect Arrested In Burke County

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

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

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

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

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

Felony Drug Charge Lodged Against Woman Arrested In Burke County

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

Woman Arrested In Burke County On Drug Charges

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

Lenoir Man Charged With Rape, Burglary

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

Hickory Man Charged With Firearm Offense

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

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

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

Authorities Seeking Motorcyclist Involved In Pursuit That Resulted In Wreck

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

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

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

COVID-19 Deaths Reported Today In Catawba, Burke Counties

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

Train Strikes Pedestrian In Long View

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

Free Flu Shots Available for Veterans

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

Conover Police Arrest Man On Stolen Vehicle Charge

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

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

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

Silver Alert Issued for Mooresville Man

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

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

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

9/11 Ceremonies Scheduled In Hickory Metro

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

Stolen Vehicle Charge Lodged Against Lenoir Man

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

Burglary, Assault Charges From Caldwell County Filed Against Morganton Man

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

Conspiracy Charge Filed In Iredell County Case

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

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

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

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

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

Two Arrested in Hickory on Stolen Vehicle Charges

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

Two Men Arrested in Hickory on Felony Drug Charges

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

COVID-19 Update Issued By Alexander County Officials

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

Man Arrested In Connection To Shooting In Newton

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

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

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

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

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

Rutherfordton Man Charged With Stealing Items From Morganton Business

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

Connelly Springs Woman Charged With Heroin Possession

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

Statesville Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Meth Charge

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

Vale Man Faces Extradition to Tennessee

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

Catawba County COVID-19 Hospitalizations Drop Into Single-Digits

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

Catawba County Inmate Faces Extradition to S.C.

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

Homeless Hickory Man Faces Felony Cocaine Charge

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

Two Arrested on Felony Meth Charges in Hickory

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

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

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

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

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

Caldwell County Man Charged With Having Possession Of Counterfeit Item

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

Statutory Rape Charge Lodged Against Lenoir Man

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

Fatal Shooting Under Investigation

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

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

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

Morganton Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Meth Charge

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

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

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

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

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

Newton Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Meth Charge

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

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

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

Hickory Man Faces Felony Habitual Larceny Charge

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

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

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

Hickory Man Arrested on Warrant for Obtaining Property by False Pretenses

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

Granite Falls Man Charged With Drug Offenses

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

Woman Charged With Possession Of Drugs At Jail

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

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

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

Indecent Liberties Charge Filed Against Morganton Man

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

Hickory Man Charged With Vehicle Theft

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

Hickory Man Charged With Drug Offenses

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

Woman Arrested Following Collision Resulting In Two Fatalities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maiden Man Charged With Drug Offenses

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

Unemployment Rates Increase Across Hickory Metro

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

Wanted Suspects Sought In Area County

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

Heroin Possession Charge Lodged Against Taylorsville Woman

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

Caldwell County Man Charged With Meth Possession

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

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

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

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

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

Caldwell County Woman Arrested On Forgery Charges

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

Lenoir Man Charged With Firearm Offense

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

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

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

City Of Hickory Announces Operational Changes For Phase 2.5

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

Hickory Man Arrested in Connection to August 11 Break-In

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

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

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

Two Arrested in Hickory on Heroin & Marijuana Charges

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

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

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

Morganton Residents Charged With Drug Offenses Following Investigation

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

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

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

Company To Locate In Hickory, Create 300 Jobs

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

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

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

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

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

Hickory Teen Jailed for Failure to Appear on Multiple Meth Charges

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

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

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

Lenoir Man Charged With Vehicle Theft, Fleeing From Police

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

Lenoir Man Arrested On Fugitive Warrant

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

Shooting in Hickory Leaves One Person in Critical Condition

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

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

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

Mooresville Man Busted for L.S.D.

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

Conover Woman Arrested at Hickory Hotel on Felony Drug Warrants

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

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

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

Newton Man Arrested on Stolen Vehicle Charge

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

Morganton Man Charged With Weapon, Stolen Vehicle Counts

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

Maiden Man Charged With Weapon Offenses

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

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

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

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

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

Lincolnton Man Arrested By Maiden Police On Weapon, Theft Charges

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

Two Suspects Charged In Connection To Break-ins, Thefts

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

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

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

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

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

Ferguson Man Charged With Meth Possession By Caldwell County Authorities

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

Hickory Man Jailed on Meth & Heroin Charges

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

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

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

Lenoir Man Charged With Having Drugs At Jail

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

Granite Falls Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle Offense

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

Newton Woman Charged With Break-in, Theft Counts

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

Newton Residents Charged With Drug Offenses

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

Hickory Police Investigating Shooting in N.E. Hickory

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

Taylorsville Man Arrested in Hickory on Forgery Charge

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

Hickory Man Charged with Possession of Stolen Vehicle

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

Lenoir Man Charged With Vehicle Break-in

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

COVID-19-Associated Death Reported In Catawba County

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

Claremont Man Faces Felony Charge for Attempting to Conceal Evidence

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

Suspect Sought In Home Invasion, Resident Shot By Offender

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

Hickory Man Charged with Felony Robbery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Newton Man Arrested On Meth Possession, Failure To Appear Charges

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

Meth Possession Among Charges Filed By Conover PD Against Statesville Man

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

Newton PD Arrests Statesville Man On String Of Charges

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

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

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

Eight Hickory Metro Residents Sentenced In Multi-Agency Drug Investigation

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

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

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

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

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

Valdese Man Charged In Connection To Church Break-in

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

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

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

Suspects Sought In Vehicle Break-in

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

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

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

Newton Man Charged With Meth Precursor Offense

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

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

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

Hickory Woman Charged With Meth, Marijuana Possession

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

Vale Man Arrested on Multiple Felony Drug Charges

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

COVID-19 Death Reported In Catawba County, Hospitalizations Decrease

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Two Arrested Early this Morning on Felony Drug Charges

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

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

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

Valdese Man Charged With Meth Possession In Caldwell County

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

Wanted Suspects Sought In Burke County

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

Suspects Arrested On Drug, Child Abuse Charges In Burke County

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

Vehicle Theft Charge Lodged Against Granite Falls Man

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

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

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

Wastewater Overflow Reported on Section House Road

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

Lenoir Man Charged With Fleeing From Police

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

Stolen Vehicle Count Among Charges Lodged Against Hickory Man

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

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

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

Drug Charge Filed Against Caldwell County Woman

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

Lenoir Woman Arrested On Meth Possession Charge

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

Missing Teenager Sought By Burke County Authorities

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

Three Suspects Charged In Connection To Convenience Store Robbery

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

Lenoir Residents Charged With Drug Offenses

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

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

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

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

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

Morganton Man Arrested in Hickory for Possession of Heroin

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

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

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

Hickory Residents Charged With Heroin Offenses

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

Highway Patrol Investigates Fatal Crash Saturday in Lincoln County

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

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

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