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No Collection Services Monday In Hickory Due To Storm

The City of Hickory Solid Waste Division will not be collecting garbage, recycling, or yard waste on Monday (January 17) due to the inclement weather. City of Hickory customers with a Monday service day are asked to place their rollouts…

State Of Emergency Declared In Catawba County

Catawba County Board Chair Randy Isenhower declared a State of Emergency in Catawba County effective at 8:00 a.m. today (January 16) due to hazardous conditions related to Winter Storm Izzy. The declaration enables Catawba County Emergency Services to implement coordinated…

Winter Storm Arrives In Hickory Metro

The first winter storm of the season arrived in the Greater Hickory Metro early this morning (January 16). The storm began as snow in most places, and was expected to continue until this evening, with snow and a wintry mix…

Park Closures Announced Due To Winter Storm

Due to the winter storm in the Hickory Metro, the Catawba County Park System (Bakers Mountain, Riverbend and St. Stephens parks) will be closed starting today (January 16) until further notice. Park officials are monitoring the weather and will re-open…

Masks Required At Catawba County School Facilities

During a special meeting of the Catawba County Schools Board of Education Friday (January 14) the decision was made to require face coverings. They’ll be required inside all school system facilities starting next Tuesday, January 18. This will be in…

No Suspects or Suspicious Devices Found Following Threat at Mill Creek Middle School

Shortly before noon today (January 14), the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office received information concerning threats of a possible active shooter, as well as a bomb threat at Mill Creek Middle School. Deputies, Catawba County Emergency Services, and the North Carolina…

Two Missing Children Found Safe in Gaston County

Two children who had been reported missing have been located with their mother in Gaston County and are safe. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detectives are working with the Department of Social Services to determine who has legal custody of the children.…

Man Arrested On Strangulation Charge

49-year-old Bennett Lee Deyton was arrested Thursday (January 13) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. he’s charged with felony assault by strangulation and misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury. Deyton was arrested shortly after noon Thursday in the area of Herron Street…

Felony Drug Charge Lodged Against Man Arrested In Morganton

40-year-old Stacey Kent Guinn was arrested today (January 14) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Guinn was arrested shortly after 12 a.m. today at an…

Hudson Man Arrested On Meth, Gun Charges

49-year-old Robert Dean Annas of Zelma Annas Way in Hudson was arrested Wednesday (January 12) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and possess, sell, or buy a gun with an altered serial…

Hickory Man Charged With Vehicle Break-in

41-year-old Brian Vincent Killian of 15th Street NE in Hickory was arrested Thursday (January 13) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony break or enter a motor vehicle. In addition, Killian is charged with misdemeanor larceny, first-degree trespassing,…

Morganton Public Safety Chief Retiring

The Chief of the Morganton Department of Public Safety is retiring. Tony Lowdermilk will officially retire from Morganton Public Safety on March 1, 2022, after a 27 year career in law enforcement with the City. Lowdermilk has served as Chief…

South Carolina Man Jailed In Iredell County Following Reported Vehicle & Foot Chases

41-year-old Joshua Kyle Boulware of Gaston, South Carolina, was arrested by Troutman Police Officers. He’s charged on a felony fugitive warrant from another state. In addition, Boulware is charged with felony counts of flee to elude arrest with a motor…

Alexander County Man Charged After Stolen Tools, Burglary Items Found

41-year-old Stephen Slate Shaw of Taylorsville was arrested Wednesday (January 12) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of stolen property and possession of burglary tools. Wednesday at approximately 9:30 p.m., Alexander County Communications received…

Alexander Central High School Switches to Remote Learning Tomorrow

Starting tomorrow (Friday, January 14), Alexander Central High School will begin remote instruction due to a staff shortage. At the beginning of next week, administrators will determine if changes need to be made to the scheduled return to in-person learning,…

Morganton Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Drug Charges

38-year-old Mathew August Ciaccia of Bennett Road in Morganton was arrested by Hickory Police yesterday (January 12) on two felony counts of possession of a schedule II controlled substance. According to H.P.D.’s arrest report, the suspect was in possession of…

Hickory Man Charged With Firearm, Heroin Offenses Following Traffic Stop

29-year-old Jordan Lee Kennedy of 2nd Street SW in Hickory was arrested today (January 13) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and possession with intent to manufacture, sell,…

Hildebran Man Jailed for Felony & Misdemeanor Failure to Appear

44-year-old Jason McKinley Powell of Highway 70 S.W. in Hildebran was arrested by Hickory Police late Monday night (January 10) on felony and misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. He reportedly failed to appear in court for felony habitual larceny…

Hickory Firefighters Respond To Wednesday Night House Fire

Shortly before 7:00 Wednesday night (January 12), Hickory firefighters were dispatched to the area of 819 Highland Avenue SE. Upon arrival, they found fire coming from the front of the residence and one occupant safe outside. After assessment, one occupant…

Malicious Conduct Charge Filed Against Lenoir Woman

35-year-old Jessica Warren Lingerfelt of Pisgah Church Road in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (January 12) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony malicious conduct by a prisoner. Lingerfelt was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Facility under $20,000…

Sex Offense Charge Filed Against Man Arrested Following Investigation

53-year-old Robert Michael Redfear, Jr. of Kodak Drive in Statesville was arrested Tuesday (January 11) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony statutory sex offense by an adult. On September 28, 2021, a report was filed with the…

Second Suspect In Caldwell County Murder Case Apprehended (Updated with more information, 11:08 a.m., 1/13/22)

The second suspect in a fatal shooting in Caldwell County has been arrested and jailed. 22-year-old Isaac McKinley Dixon of Barcose Street in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (January 12) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers and charged with first-degree murder. Earlier…

Taylorsville Woman Pleads Guilty To Embezzling More Than $15 Million

52-year-old Donna Osowitt Steele of Taylorsville appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge David S. Cayer Wednesday (January 13) and pleaded guilty to wire fraud, for embezzling more than $15 million from her former employer. The announcement was made Wednesday by Dena…

Furniture Company To Create Up To 150 Jobs In Morganton

Vanguard Furniture, based in Conover, has acquired a former Drexel Furniture manufacturing plant in Morganton. Known locally as Drexel Plant #60, the 163,000-square-foot factory will be restored, refurbished and stocked with new equipment. The plant, which is located on Hogan…

Burke County Man Jailed In Catawba County On Fentanyl, Meth Charges

38-year-old Matthew August Caiaccia of Bennett Road in Morganton was arrested today (January 12) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and possession of fentanyl. In addition, Caiaccia is charged with failure to appear…

Homeless Man from Hickory Jailed for Felony Probation Violation

29-year-old Jordan Lee Kennedy, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police Tuesday morning (January 11) for a felony probation violation. He’s on probation as he serves an 18-month suspended sentence following a January…

Virginia Man Arrested in Hickory on Failure to Appear Charges

49-year-old Marcus Frank Lamoreaux, Jr. of Floyd, Virginia was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before noon Monday (January 10) on felony and misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. He reportedly failed to appear in court on a felony fugitive warrant…

One Of Two Suspects Charged In Fatal Shooting Taken Into Custody, Second Suspect Sought

22-year-old Zachary Nathaniel Kersey of Lenoir was arrested today (January 12) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with accessory after the fact to murder. The Sheriff’s Office was continuing to seek 22-year-old Isaac McKinley Dixon of Lenoir in the…

Two-Day Closure Announced At Catawba County Animal Shelter

The Catawba County Animal Shelter will be temporarily closed to the public Friday, January 14 and Saturday, January 15 due to limited staffing. The closure will allow scheduled staff to continue providing the same level of care to the animals…

Break-in, Theft Charges Filed Against Lenoir Man

30-year-old Jeremy Lynn Brinkley of Sweet Maple Place in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (January 11) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of stolen property. Brinkley…

Alexander County School Switches To Remote Learning

Effective today (January 12), Sugar Loaf Elementary School in Alexander County will begin remote instruction due to a staff shortage. This decision is based on 55% of core instructional staff being absent Tuesday (January 11). Remote learning will continue through…

Granite Falls Woman Charged With Drug Offense

26-year-old Candace Yvonne Wright of Jess Drive in Granite Falls was arrested Tuesday (January 11) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Wright was released on $7,500 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled…

Caldwell County Man Receives Minimum Ten-Year Prison Term In Sex Offense Case

36-year-old Bryan Keith Jackson, Jr. of Granite Falls was sentenced to an active prison term of ten to 18 years following his conviction for felony solicit first-degree sexual offense, indecent liberties with a child and felony solicit child by computer.…

Search Continues For Missing Man From Burke County

Authorities are continuing to search for a man who has been missing from Burke County for a week and they are asking for the public’s assistance in finding him. A Silver Alert was issued for 81-year-old George Winslow Smith on…

Newton Man Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from Tennessee

30-year-old Damian Allen Costner of Woodstone Drive in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police Saturday (January 8) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. Costner is wanted by the Hamblen County Sheriff’s Office in Morristown,…

Man Jailed In Alexander County On Felony Drug Charges

44-year-old Donald Keith Sexton was arrested Monday (January 10) by authorities in Alexander County. He’s charged with felony counts of traffic in methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance, and probation violation. Sexton was…

Portion Of Road Closed For Bridge Replacement

This morning (January 11), the N.C. Department of Transportation closed an Iredell County road for a four-month bridge replacement. A section of Pisgah Ridge Circle will remain closed in both directions until May while crews replace a bridge over a…

Hudson Man Served Indictments on Sexual Exploitation Charges

35-year-old Timothy Lane Cloud of Main Street in Hudson was arrested by Hudson Police yesterday (January 10). He was served with bills of indictment on felony counts of indecent liberties with a child, solicitation of a child under the age…

Lenoir Man Arrested On Fugitive Warrant

30-year-old Clinton Gregory Hicks of SW Jason Place in Lenoir was arrested Monday (January 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged on a felony warrant as a fugitive from another state along with a felony count of speeding to…

Newton Man Charged With Malicious Conduct By Prisoner

22-year-old Chanceler Timothy Johnson of Newton was arrested Monday (January 10) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with malicious conduct by a prisoner. In addition, Johnson is charged with two misdemeanor counts assault on a government official or employee and…

Attorney General’s Office Warns Of Possible COVID-19 Test Price Gouging

According to the North Carolina Department of Justice, the Attorney General’s Office has received information regarding possible price gouging on at-home COVID-19 tests. Attorney General Josh Stein is encouraging North Carolinians to report price gouging related to the coronavirus pandemic…

Hickory Woman Jailed On Charge Of Violating Probation

41-year-old Elizabeth Ann Kathleen Byrd, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested Sunday (January 9) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with felony probation violation. Byrd was convicted of felony possession of schedule II controlled substance…

Hickory Man Charged With Heroin Possession, ID Theft

39-year-old Joshua Aaron Gibbs of 17th Street NW in Hickory was arrested Saturday (January 8) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of heroin, identity theft, possession of a counterfeit instrument, currency, or check, and obtaining…

Two Schools Closed In Burke County Due To COVID-19 Cases, Masks Mandatory Beginning Today

Two schools in Burke County have been closed temporarily due to COVID-19. The Burke County Public Schools announced Monday (January 10) that it is closing North Liberty School in Morganton through Tuesday, January 18. The decision to close North Liberty…

Man Arrested In Morganton On Felony Drug Charge

37-year-old Christopher Allen Laws was arrested Friday (January 7) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture schedule II controlled substance. Laws is also charged with two misdemeanor counts of failure to appear for…

Hickory Man Arrested in Caldwell County for Felony Probation Violation

35-year-old John Christopher Watts of 25th Street Place N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Granite Falls Police Friday (January 7) for a felony out-of-county probation violation and misdemeanor interfering with an electronic monitoring device. Watts is on probation following a…

Lenoir City Council & Individual Councilmembers Honored For Contributions

Lenoir City Council was recognized last Tuesday (January 4) for the City’s involvement in the Unifour Consortium HOME Program. Three councilmembers were also recognized for participating in the recent Foothills Veterans Winter Stand Down. Anthony Starr, Western Piedmont Council of…

Highland Recreation Center Adds Sunday Hours

As of yesterday (Sunday, January 9), Highland Recreation Center in Hickory is open on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. during the winter season. In addition to the new Sunday hours, Highland Recreation Center is open Monday through Thursday…

Habitual Larceny Among Charges Filed Against Hickory Woman

24-year-old Haley Odesa Godshall of 23rd Street NW in Hickory was arrested Friday (January 7) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of habitual larceny and breaking & entering. Godshall was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility…

Maiden Man Charged With Sexual Exploitation (Updated with additional information, 1:32 p.m., 1/10/22)

20-year-old Gavin Zachary Matthews of Union Street in Maiden was arrested Friday (January 7) by Maiden Police Officers. He’s charged with five felony counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Maiden Police officers received information that Matthews was suspected…

Woman Sentenced In Federal Case In Which Businesses In Catawba & Iredell Counties Were Victimized

A Georgia woman has been sentenced in connection to an operation that defrauded Walmart stores of more than $800,000. Those stores include locations in and near the Greater Hickory Metro. Last Thursday, U.S. District Judge Kenneth D. Bell sentenced 38-year-old…

Ribbon Cutting Monday Morning for Library Pick-Up Locker in Long View

The Catawba County Library System will add a library pick-up locker at the Clean Wave Laundry in Long View. A ribbon-cutting event will be held Monday (January 10) at 10 a.m. The self-service locker will allow patrons to browse a…

Conover Woman Arrested for Obtaining Property by False Pretenses

26-year-old Casey Michelle Antone of Largo Court in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police Wednesday afternoon (January 5) for felony obtaining property by false pretenses. The warrant for her arrest was issued on November 24 of last year. Antone was…

Hickory Woman Arrested on Meth & Stolen Property Charges

43-year-old Krystal Dawn Perkins of 14th Street S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Tuesday afternoon (January 4) for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine). She also faces misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and…

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession

43-year-old Steven Daniel Sparks of Zacks Fork Road in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (January 6) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of stolen property. Sparks was released on $10,500 secured bond. District…

Lincoln County Resident Jailed On Stalking, Meth Charges In Catawba County

40-year-old Steven Dale Elliot of Openview Drive in Lincolnton was arrested today (January 7) by Maiden Police Officers. He’s charged with felony stalking, possession of methamphetamine, possession of stolen goods, misdemeanor larceny, and domestic violence protection order violation. Elliot was…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Felony Drug Offenses

40-year-old Erin Althea-Ernesta Scott of Corpening Place NW in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (January 6) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine and possession of a controlled…

Hudson Man Charged With Firearm Offense

58-year-old Darrell Eugene Haas of Hudson Cajahs Mountain Road in Hudson was arrested Thursday (January 6) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Haas was released on $25,000 secured bond.…

Weapon, Drug Charges Filed Against Conover Man

22-year-old Dylan Charles Gremore of Winebarger Street in Conover was arrested Thursday (January 6) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of a weapon of mass destruction, possession of a firearm by a felon, and conspire to traffic…

Morganton Man Arrested On Caldwell County Drug Charge

30-year-old Jonathan Robert Triplett of Bakers Acres Lane in Morganton was arrested Thursday (January 6) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance. Triplett is also charged…

Lenoir Man Charged With Speeding To Avoid Police

30-year-old Xavier Dontay Dula of SW British Woods Drive in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (January 6) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of speeding to elude arrest and one misdemeanor count of interfere with an electronic…

Hickory Woman Sentenced To Federal Prison Time For Stealing Thousands From Workforce Development Program

39-year-old Jessica Anne Miller of Hickory was sentenced to 24 months in prison Thursday (January 6) on a wire fraud charge, for stealing more than $68,000 from a federally funded workforce development program. The announcement was made by Dena J.…

Two from Hickory Arrested on Felony Drug Charges

36-year-old Nathaniel Richard Spears of 11th Street S.W. and 36-year-old Lori Ann Davis of Goat Farm Street, both from Hickory, were arrested by Hickory Police just after ten o’clock Tuesday night (January 4). Spears was charged with felony possession of…

Hickory Woman Jailed for Failure to Appear

28-year-old Lela Mae Boyette of 4th Street Drive S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police late Tuesday night (January 4) on felony and misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. She reportedly failed to appear in court for felony possession…

Silver Alert Issued For Man Last Seen In Morganton

The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man from Burke County, 81-year-old George Winslow Smith. Citizens are asked to be on the lookout for Mr. Smith, who is believed to be suffering…

Suspect in Theft of Catalytic Converters Arrested

34-year-old Mark Lee Ball of Baker Street in Statesville has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers for felony larceny of motor vehicle parts and misdemeanor larceny. Ball is the suspect in a case involving the theft of catalytic converters…

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth, Marijuana Offenses

39-year-old Michael Scott Skelton of Becky Drive in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (January 5) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, and maintain a vehicle…

Granite Falls Man Jailed after Chase Involving Stolen Truck

39-year old Bradley Thomas Sain of Granite Falls was arrested last night (January 5) following a chase involving Taylorsville Police and Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of…

Hickory Man Charged With Strangulation

22-year-old Tylan Chevis Shade of 3rd Street SE in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (January 5) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony assault by strangulation and misdemeanor assault on a female. Shade was incarcerated in the Catawba County…

Hiddenite Woman Sentenced To Jail Time

31-year-old Kala Kay Nicole Rust of Hiddenite was given a 90-day jail sentence in Alexander County District Court on Tuesday (January 6). Rust was arrested in May, 2021 by Alexander County Sheriff’s Deputies after she missed court dates on charges…

Several Individuals Sentenced To Federal Prison Time For Meth & Firearms Offenses

During the year 2020, due to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office partnerships with Homeland Security, Drug Enforcement Agency, and the U. S. Attorney’s Office, efforts focused on drug trafficking in and around Lincoln County have resulted in the following federal…

Lenoir Man Jailed On Indecent Liberties Charges

39-year-old Edward David Lynn Parris, Jr. of Union Grove Road in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (January 5) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of indecent liberties with a child. Parris was confined in the Caldwell…

Granite Falls Woman Charged With Meth Trafficking In Catawba County (Updated with additional information, 1:30 p.m., 1/6/22)

30-year-old Summer Lea Hatcher of Grace View Place in Granite Falls was arrested Wednesday (January 5) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with two counts of trafficking in methamphetamine along with single counts of conspire to traffic meth, maintaining…

Director Of New Animal Care Division In Caldwell County Sworn Into Office

On Wednesday (January 5), Richard Gilliland was sworn in as Director of the new Animal Care Enforcement Division in Caldwell County. As leader of this new division, Gilliland will oversee both enforcement of animal laws and operation of the county’s…

Hickory Woman Arrested on Felony & Misdemeanor Warrants

33-year-old Kristin Leigh Werth of 2nd Avenue S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Wednesday evening (December 29) on several outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants. She was wanted for two felony probation violations and two misdemeanor counts of…

Suspect Identification Sought In Catalytic Converter Theft

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in finding a suspect in a case involving the theft of catalytic converters. Surveillance photos have been released showing the suspect in question. The suspect is wanted for questioning in…

Taylorsville Man Charged With Accepting Money For Work Not Done

61-year-old Dale Lawrence Waite of Basin Creek Drive in Taylorsville was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense. On November 4, 2021, a report was filed with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.…

Morganton Woman Arrested for Felony Probation Violation

30-year-old Carrisa Lynn Lochbaum of Playmore Beach Road in Morganton was arrested by Hickory Police at about 2:30 Monday afternoon (January 3) on a warrant for a felony probation violation. Lochbaum is on probation as she serves a 24-month suspended…

Burke County Man Charged In McDowell County Murder Case

24-year-old Emillio Jesus Villarreal of Morganton was arrested Monday (January 3) by Marion Police Officers. He’s charged with murder. Shortly before 8 p.m. Monday, Marion Police Officers responded to a disturbance on Park Avenue near Cardinal Lane. When officers arrived…

Reports: Man Found In Vehicle With Gunshot Wounds Passes Away

A Hickory man who suffered gunshot wounds in an incident that occurred in December, 2021 has died. According to multiple published reports, 26-year-old Michael Emmanuel Tucker, Jr. passed away in a hospital over the weekend. As WHKY previously reported, shortly…

Hickory City Council Meets, Multiple Items Approved

Hickory City Council met in regular session Tuesday (January 4). Minutes, second readings, and the consent agenda were all approved. Council continued a public hearing for the refining of property at 3320, 3326, 3330, and 3342 9th Avenue Drive NW…

Lenoir-Rhyne To Delay Start Of Spring Semester By A Week

Lenoir-Rhyne University has delayed the start of classes by a week until January 18, 2022. The original start date was January 10. The decision was made to allow time for the holiday COVID-19 surge to subside and because of an…

Catawba County Manager To Retire

Catawba County Manager Mick Berry has announced plans to retire at the conclusion of the county’s current fiscal year, effective June 30, 2022. Berry’s career in public service has spanned more than 30 years, nearly 20 of which were with…

Burke Sheriff’s Office Seeking Person Or People Responsible For Calling 911 With False Claim Of Violence

On Tuesday (January 4) at 1:50 p.m. the Burke County Emergency Communications Center received a call from an individual who said they had just shot their mom and dad with an AK47 at a residence on David Bryant Avenue in…

Early Morning Arrest Results In Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Charges

26-year-old Deantre Donnell Black was arrested today (January 4) by authorities in Iredell County. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Black was arrested at 2:30 a.m. today on Interstate 77…

Meth, Weapon Charges Filed Against Woman Arrested Today

33-year-old Amber Dawn Akins was arrested today (January 4) by authorities in Iredell County. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a weapon by a felon, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, and carrying a concealed weapon. Akins was placed in…

Hickory Man Charged With Larceny, Possessing Stolen Goods (Updated, 4:15 a.m., 1/5/22)

32-year-old Stephen Wayne Bryden who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory was arrested Tuesday (January 4) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny of motor vehicle parts and possession of stolen goods. Initial reports…

Hickory Woman Faces Felony Drug Charges in Two Counties

26-year-old Abigail Hope Farmer of 14th Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police late last Thursday night (December 30) for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. She was also…

Claremont Man Arrested on Felony Robbery & Drug Warrants

26-year-old Antonio Rashawn Whitworth of Bridgewood Drive in Claremont was arrested by Hickory Police Sunday evening (January 2) on a pair of outstanding felony warrants. He was wanted on felony counts of robbery with a firearm or other dangerous weapon…

Community Input Sought On DSS Plan In Area County

The Caldwell County Department of Social Services is asking for the community’s input on its Work First Block Grant Plan for 2023-2026. An income-based program, Work First provides parents with short-term training and other services to help them become employed…

Some Monoclonal Therapy COVID-19 Treatments Paused By Caldwell Health Officials

The Caldwell County Health Department announced that allocations of some monoclonal therapy treatments have been paused. According to a news release issued last week by the department, The Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) paused allocation of some monoclonal…

Area Government Issues Request Related To Juvenile Crime Prevention Programs

The Alexander County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) has studied the risk factors and needs of Juvenile Court-involved youth in Alexander County and has issued a Request for Proposals. The JCPC anticipates funds from the NC Dept. of Public Safety…

Felony Drug Charge Filed By Authorities In Morganton

51-year-old Randy Lee Snipes was arrested last Wednesday (December 29) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine). Snipes was arrested shortly after 9:30 p.m. last Wednesday at an address on Rainhill…

Hickory Man Charged With Drug Offenses

36-year-old Travis Mitchell Crump of 30th Street NE in Hickory was arrested Monday (January 3) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Crump was jailed in the Catawba County…

Suspect Charged With Larceny, Resisting Officer

34-year-old James Glenn Billings was arrested Sunday (January 2) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny of property, receiving or possessing stolen goods and misdemeanor resisting a public officer. Billings was arrested at approximately 1:30 p.m. Sunday…

Suspect Jailed On Felony Drug Charge

54-year-old Quincey Allen Johnson was arrested Saturday (January 1) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine). Johnson was arrested shortly after 8:30 p.m. Saturday and placed in jail in Morganton under…

Identity Theft Charge Filed Against Woman Jailed In Burke County

43-year-old Susan Lynn Comstock was arrested last Friday (December 31) by authorities in Burke County. She’s charged with felony identity theft along with two misdemeanor counts of resisting a public officer and one count of driving while license revoked. Comstock…

Missing Woman Sought By Authorities

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance from the public in finding a missing woman. 59-year-old Cynthia Diane Mitchell, who also goes by the last name of Hurley, was last seen in the Conover area with an unknown Asian…

Two Killed in Monday A.M. Accident in Iredell

At about 8:25 this morning (January 3), the N.C. State Highway Patrol responded to a fatal collision in Iredell County on N.C. Highway 90, near Lippard Farm Road. The driver of a westbound 2007 Infiniti G35 lost control, crossed the…

Man Arrested By Burke County Authorities On Assault Charge

31-year-old Steven Daniel Arney was arrested Saturday (January 1) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony assault inflicting serious bodily injury by strangulation. Arney was arrested at an address on Shoupes Grove Church Road in Hickory shortly after…

Claremont Man Charged With Strangulation

35-year-old Thomas Allen Perrigan of Cindi Lane in Claremont was arrested today (January 3) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony assault by strangulation along with misdemeanor counts of domestic violence protection order violation, domestic criminal trespassing, and…

Granite Falls Man Faces Felony Meth Charge

43-year-old Jimmy Daniel Mellon of Temple Hill Church Road in Granite Falls was arrested by Granite Falls Police Friday (December 31) for felony possession of methamphetamine. Mellon was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $1,500 secured bond.…

Lenoir Woman Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

40-year-old Brandy Mae Angley of Sheely Road in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers Friday (December 31) for felony possession of methamphetamine. Angley was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond set at $20,000, secured. She…

Hudson Man Jailed for D.V.P.O. Violation

53-year-old Jimmy Lorance Decker of Ellerwood Road in Hudson was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers Saturday (January 1) for a felony domestic violence protective order violation with a deadly weapon. Following his arrest, Decker was jailed in the Caldwell…

Unemployment Rates Decrease Across Hickory Metro

Unemployment rates fell across the Greater Hickory Metro and across much of North Carolina, according to the most recent update released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor & Economic Analysis Division. The unemployment rates in the latest report…

Morganton Man Charged With Break-in, Theft In Catawba County [UPDATED 10:40 a.m. 01/04/22]

68-year-old Roger Dale Junior Brown of Brackett Lyles Drive in Morganton was arrested Sunday (January 2) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering, possession of burglary tools, injury to real property, and…

Hickory Man Charged With Firearm Offenses, Cocaine Possession

35-year-old Jarrod Donte Fuller of 8th Avenue Court SE in Hickory was arrested Saturday (January 1) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and one felony count of possession…

Lincolnton Man Jailed In Catawba County On Heroin Charge

23-year-old Jermaine Quincy Grant of Startown Road in Lincolnton was arrested Friday (December 31) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of heroin and two counts of felony probation violation out of county. Grant was jailed in the…

Conover Man Charged With Felony Assault

46-year-old Tad Aaron Navey of Paris Drive in Conover was arrested Friday (December 31) by Conover Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and breaking and entering. Navey is also…

Teens Apprehended Following Two County Chase With Police

Two teenagers were taken into custody following a vehicle chase that started in Catawba County with a stolen vehicle. The pursuit ended in Lincoln County when deputies deployed stop sticks on NC 16 south of the Catawba-Lincoln County line. At…

Taylorsville Man Charged In Connection To Chase With Police

23-year-old Tyler Nikolas Mackenzie of Taylorsville was arrested last Thursday (December 30) by Taylorsville Police Officers. In Alexander County he’s charged with felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle with aggravating factors. In addition, Mackenzie is charged with…

Burke County Schools Announce Delay

Burke County Public Schools will operate on a two-hour delay today (January 3) due to the possibility of bad road conditions and winter weather. The two-hour delay is for students and staff. Daycare and buses will also operate two hours…

Chase Leads to Arrest of Morganton Man on Felony Drug Charges

36-year-old John Allen Merrell, Jr. of Hawkins Drive in Morganton was arrested by authorities in Burke County earlier this month on felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, and possession with intent to manufacture,…

Drexel Man Dies in Burke County Jail

At about 2:40 last Friday afternoon (December 24), 61-year-old John Howard Lambert of Drexel was brought to the Burke County Jail by Officers with the Morganton Department of Public Safety on a charge of assault on a female. On December…

Lenoir Man Arrested in Hickory on Drug Charges from Iredell

36-year-old Darrell Anthony Stevens of Frontier Way N.W. in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police early Wednesday morning (December 29) on felony and misdemeanor warrants from Iredell County. He was wanted for felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of…

Conover Residents Charged With Meth Trafficking

39-year-old Ashley Brooke Kirk and 30-year-old Danielle La-Rae Eldreth, both of the same Mary Kate Drive, Conover, address, were arrested Wednesday (December 29) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture,…

Lenoir Man Charged With Break-in Offenses

32-year-old Larry William Keller III of Tumbleweed Drive in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (December 28) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. Keller was given a custody…

Kings Mountain Man Jailed On Failure To Appear Counts In Caldwell County

48-year-old Landon Arthur Haynes of Kings Mountain was arrested on charges filed in Caldwell County. Haynes is charged with failure to appear on felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of a firearm by a felon.…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Vehicle Theft

31-year-old Tara Nicole Wood of Wynhurst Street in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (December 29) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Wood was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond.…

Newton Woman Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from Minnesota

28-year-old Kathilina Emiliana Garcia of Northwest Boulevard in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police early on Christmas morning (December 25) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. She is wanted by the Stearns County Sheriff’s…

Stony Point Man Charged with Vehicle Theft

41-year-old James Anthony Craig of Johnny Martin Lane in Stony Point was arrested by Hickory Police Tuesday morning (December 28) for felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Craig was taken into custody without incident at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday at a…

Suspect In August Chase Still Being Sought

Authorities are continuing to seek a Caldwell County man in connection to a chase in Burke County in August. 25-year-old Travis Trimble of Hudson is wanted by the Morganton Department of Public Safety on charges of felony fleeing to elude…

Construction Projects To Be Suspended For New Years Holiday

Most state road construction projects will be suspended to help ease highway traffic for the remainder of the holiday period. Where possible, the N.C. Department of Transportation plans to open lanes that have been closed for construction on interstates or…

Caldwell County Woman Wins Lottery Jackpot

A Lenoir woman won a $200,000 jackpot from the North Carolina Education Lottery. Annie Polk tried her luck on a $5 scratch-off and won the large prize. Polk purchased the lucky Wild Cash Multiplier ticket at the Run-In on Morganton…

Claremont Man Charged With Failing To Appear In Court On Drug Counts

29-year-old William Marshall Shook of Lavina Lane in Claremont was arrested Tuesday (December 28) by authorities in Davidson County on charges from Catawba County. He’s charged in Catawba with failure to appear on counts of possession of heroin, possession with…

Vale Man Jailed On Robbery Charge

28-year-old Damon Joseph Scronce of Vale was arrested Tuesday (December 28) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony common law robbery. In addition, Scronce is charged with misdemeanor counts of second-degree trespass and interfere with emergency communication. He…

Theft Of Trucks, Tools From Business Under Investigation

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the theft of three work trucks and a large number of tools from a Denver, N.C. business. Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Mustang Services at 688 North NC 16 Business Highway on December 28,…

Virginia Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Meth Charge

30-year-old Gregory Lewis Stone, Jr. of Radford, Virginia was arrested by Hickory Police at about 12:15 Monday afternoon (December 27) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine). He was also charged with misdemeanor counts…

Lenoir Woman Arrested in Hickory on Felony Drug Charges

23-year-old Ginny Elaine Herald of Lens Price Lane in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police at about eight o’clock last Friday (December 24) on felony counts of possession of a schedule I controlled substance and possession of a schedule II…

Rabies Case Reported In Caldwell County

A rabies case has been confirmed in Caldwell County. Earlier today (December 29), the North Carolina State Laboratory notified Caldwell County Animal Control that a skunk submitted for testing was infected with the rabies virus. It’s the fourth confirmed case…

Trafficking Charges Filed After Seizure Of Approximately 17 Pounds Of Meth

25-year-old Daniel Gallardo of Salt Lake City, Utah, was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking methamphetamine by possession and transportation. According to a news release issued today (December 29), last Wednesday, December 22,…

Caldwell County Man Charged With Felony In Catawba County

48-year-old Buford Charles Pennell of Landing View Drive in Granite Falls was arrested today (December 29) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony card theft with a scanning device and misdemeanor assault on a female. Pennell was jailed…

Caldwell County Man Indicted On Felony Break-in, Theft Charges

48-year-old Ryan Jason Horton of Grogan Drive in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (December 28) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged on bills of indictment with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, larceny of a…

Lenoir Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle Offense

33-year-old Christopher Bryant Sanders of Abington Road in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (December 28) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Sanders was released on $2,500 secured bond. A District Court appearance…

Hudson Man Charged With Meth, Firearm Charges

27-year-old Dustin Edward Kidd of Walters Mobile Home Park Drive in Hudson was arrested Tuesday (December 28) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine and possession of…

Hickory Man Jailed Under 500K Bond On Caldwell County Charges

39-year-old Roger Lee Keller of 3rd Street NE in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (December 28) by authorities in Virginia on charges filed in Caldwell County. Keller is charged with three counts of felony failure to appear on charges including two…

Suspect Facing Charge In Connection To Robbery Of Denver, N.C. Convenience Store

18-year-old Abdel Karim Lagueb of Denver, N.C. was arrested Tuesday (December 28) on charges filed in Mecklenburg County. He’s also a suspect in the robbery at a Lincoln County convenience store. Lagueb faces a count of common law robbery in…

Lawndale Man Arrested on Burglary & Assault Charges

32-year-old Joe Clifford Tipps of Pea Ridge Road in Lawndale was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers today (December 28) for first-degree burglary, assault on a female, possession of a firearm by a felon, and assault by pointing a gun.…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Having Stolen Vehicle

31-year-old Skyler Robert Brittian of Old Temple Hill Church Road in Granite Falls was arrested Monday (December 27) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Brittian was released on $1,000 secured bond.…

Brooklyn Man Arrested in Iredell on Felony Drug & Firearms Charges

35-year-old Edgar Raphael Rodriguez of Brooklyn, New York has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on felony counts of fleeing to elude arrest, possession with intent to sell or deliver a schedule VI controlled substance, possession of a schedule…

Early Morning Forgery Arrest Reported

43-year-old Holly Renee Saulman was arrested this morning (December 28) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. She’s charged with felony forgery and uttering. Saulman was arrested just after 2 a.m. today and placed in jail in Morganton where she was being…

Felony Drug Charge Lodged Against Man Arrested Monday

33-year-old Matthew Scott Hall was arrested Monday (December 27) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Hall was arrested at 4 p.m. Monday, he is not listed as an inmate in Burke…

Man Charged With Fleeing From Police

22-year-old William Isaiah Loftis was arrested Saturday (December 25) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He was charged with felony speeding to elude arrest. In addition, Loftis is charged with passing on an improper grade or curve, driving during revocation, reckless…

Woman Arrested In Morganton On Drug Charges

49-year-old Kimberly Pritchard Hartley was arrested Friday (December 24) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine along with misdemeanor counts of possession of schedule IV and VI controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Hartley…

Firefighters Continue To Battle Wildfire In Wilson Creek Area

A wildfire in the Wilson Creek area continues to burn. According to an update released Monday (December 27) by the U.S. Forest Service, the Lost Cove Fire was 20% contained. Firefighters worked throughout the weekend to secure firelines on fire…

Newton Man Arrested for Fleeing to Elude Arrest

55-year-old Drew Glen Gajnos of Teton Drive in Newton has been arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers for fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, reckless driving with wanton disregard for the safety of others, driving while impaired, and…

Man Arrested On Kidnapping Charge

48-year-old Paul Eugene Morgan was arrested Sunday (December 26) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony counts of kidnapping and breaking and entering to a house of worship. Morgan was arrested shortly before 11 a.m. Sunday and placed…

Authorities In Morganton Arrest Man On Felony Drug Charge

47-year-old Tyrone Lamonte Carpenter was arrested today (December 27) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor failure to appear. Carpenter was arrested shortly before 3:30 a.m. today at an address…

Christmas Tree Recycling Period Runs Now Through Mid-January

The Christmas tree recycling period is underway in Catawba County. Trees and other natural decorations will be accepted curbside and at all five Solid Waste Convenience Centers located around Catawba County now through January 15, 2022. Please remove all ornaments,…

Two Suspects Arrested By Hickory PD On Break-in Charges

42-year-old Shannon Lee Benfield of Terrace Drive in Granite Falls and 33-year-old Marcus Allen Rudisill, whose address was not listed, were arrested Friday (December 24) by Hickory Police Officers. They’re each charged with felony breaking and entering. Both suspects were…

Hildebran Woman Arrested On Felony Larceny By Employee, False Pretense Counts

43-year-old Heather Elaine Powell of South Center Street in Hildebran was arrested Friday (December 24) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with one felony count of larceny by an employee and three felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense.…

Man Jailed In Alexander County For Allegedly Failing To Appear In Court On Multiple Charges

32-year old Paul Dwayne Cook, Jr. of Stony Point was taken into custody last Thursday (December 23) on failure to appear counts. According to North Carolina Court records, Cook faces charges in Alexander and Iredell Counties. In Alexander County, Cook…

Hickory Man Charged With Felony Offenses

43-year-old David Lee Brendle of 22nd Avenue SE in Hickory was arrested Sunday (December 26) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with three felony counts of probation violation. In addition, Brendle is charged with seven counts of failure to…

Two Arrested in Hickory on Felony Drug Charges

25-year-old Braxton David Miller of the Greedy Highway and 24-year-old Brett Allen Williams of Old Shelby Road, both from Hickory, were arrested by Hickory Police last Saturday afternoon (December 18). They were each charged with felony trafficking in opium or…

Taylorsville Man Charged With Assault

51-year old Sean Mark Benfield of Taylorsville was arrested Thursday by authorities in Alexander County. He’s charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon. In addition, Benfield is charged with assault by pointing a gun. He was placed in the…

Newton Man Charged With Murder Of Girlfriend

39-year-old Thomas Matthew Gardner of Maple Court in Newton was arrested today (December 23) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with second-degree murder. Shortly before 2 a.m. today Newton Police Officers responded to an address on Maple Court in Newton…

Iron Station Man Accused of Stealing Copper from Residence

50-year-old Michael Wayne Rich of Hillview Drive in Iron Station has been arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers on felony counts of larceny from a construction site and possession of stolen goods. He’s accused of stealing copper wire from a…

Lenoir Man Charged With Break-in, Firearm Offenses

35-year-old Jody Martin Sharpe of Sharpe Place in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (December 22) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of a firearm by a…

Florida Man Jailed In Caldwell County On Fugitive Warrant

39-year-old Eddie Wayne Hyslope, Jr. of Zephyrhills, Florida, was arrested Wednesday (December 22) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged on a felony warrant as a fugitive from another state. Hyslope is wanted in Columbus County, Florida, on a charge of…

State Officials Warn Of Increase In Fraudulent Unemployment Claims

The North Carolina Attorney General’s Office and the North Carolina Division of Employment Security (DES) have both seen a recent increase in fraud against the state’s unemployment benefits system. Scammers who obtain stolen identifying information online attempt to file fraudulent…

Man Arrested In Burke County On Felony Drug Charges

55-year-old William Norris was arrested Tuesday (December 21) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance in prison or jail. He’s also charged with misdemeanor…

Reports State Taylorsville Woman Is Expected To Plead Guilty To Embezzling More Than $15 Million

According to a report posted online by our news partner WACB Radio, along with other published reports, a Taylorsville woman is expected to plead guilty to embezzling more than $15 million from the Hickory company where she worked. As WHKY…

Details Released In Connection To Arrest Of Conover Man On Burglary, Drug Charges

More information has been released in connection to the arrest of 31-year-old Terry Kenneth Ross, Jr., whose address is listed on jail records as Stonehaven Street in Conover. He was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers Monday (December 20) as…

Truck Overturns on Highway 16

At about 9:25 this morning (December 22), the Highway Patrol responded to N.C. Highway 16 in front of Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet. A northbound truck and trailer hauling a large excavator overturned as the driver attempted to turn right. The trailer…

Connelly Springs Man Arrested for Failure to Appear on Stolen Property Charge

39-year-old Christopher Scott Travis of Deertrack Drive in Connelly Springs was arrested by Hickory Police early yesterday morning (December 21) for felony failure to appear. He reportedly failed to appear in court on a felony count of possession of stolen…

Taylorsville Woman Arrested in Hickory on Multiple Felony Drug Charges

53-year-old Tina Yvette Pinnix of Little Rock Road in Taylorsville was arrested by Hickory Police early Sunday morning (December 19) on felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver schedule I & II controlled substances (heroin &…

Two from Statesville Arrested by H.P.D., One on Attempted Murder Charge

29-year-old Deonte Mysia Clark of Wilson Street in Statesville has been arrested by Hickory Police for attempted first-degree murder. He was also charged with two counts of discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling or moving vehicle, assault with a…

Crash In Catawba County Claims Man’s Life

A Burke County man was killed in a Catawba County crash. On Tuesday (December 21) at approximately 6:30 p.m., the NC State Highway Patrol responded to Bolton Road near Hudson Chapel Road. A 2005 GMC Sierra was traveling north on…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Having Drugs At Jail

28-year-old Cody Darius Deal of Westwood Drive in Granite Falls was arrested Tuesday (December 21) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a controlled substance at a penal institution. Deal is also charged with unauthorized use…

New Clerk To Caldwell Board Of Commissioners Sworn In

On Monday (December 21), the Honorable Wayne Rash administered the Oath of Office to the new Clerk to the Caldwell County Board of Commissioners, Abigail Rich. She said in a news release from the county that she was drawn to…

Catawba County To Benefit From Federal Safe Neighborhood Funding

The Department of Justice recently announced that it has awarded more than $17.5 million in grants to support the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program. Funding will support efforts across the country to address violent crime, including the gun violence that…

Vehicle Stolen & Later Recovered, Juveniles To Be Charged

On Monday (December 20) two juveniles ran away from a group home located within the city limits of Troutman. The juveniles then went to Troutman Tire and Auto where they took the vehicle of an employee and fled the area.…

Newton Woman Jailed on Multiple Failure to Appear Charges

27-year-old Darien Brooke Greer of Rinkwood Drive in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police last Friday afternoon (December 17) on a number of outstanding warrants for failure to appear. Greer reportedly failed to appear in court on charges of possession…

Lenoir Man Charged With Firearm Offense

37-year-old Antwon Jake Chapman of Pleasant Hill Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (December 20) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon. Chapman was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center…

Hickory Man Arrested for Larceny of Vehicle & Failure to Appear

23-year-old Toby Butler Guffey of 15th Street Place N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Wednesday (December 15) on an outstanding felony warrant. He was wanted for larceny of a motor vehicle on a charge out of Alexander…

Stony Point Man Charged with Solicitation & Disseminating Obscene Material

32-year-old Cameron Joel Faxon of Calhoun Road in Stony Point has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on felony counts of solicitation of a minor and disseminating obscene material to a minor. He was also charged with misdemeanor stalking…

Renovations Being Done At Lenoir HS Auditorium

Lenoir City Council recently approved more renovations at the Lenoir High School Auditorium. The improvements will help the City rebrand the venue as The Campus at the Historic Lenoir High School and bring more events into Downtown Lenoir. Council approved…

Claremont Man Jailed for Felony Probation Violation

45-year-old Rodney Christopher Garland of Bethany Church Road in Claremont was arrested by Hickory Police last Thursday afternoon (December 16) on an outstanding felony warrant. He was wanted for a probation violation. The warrant issued on September 21 of this…

Lincoln County Runaway Found, Safe

A missing runaway has been found. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, 16-year-old Isaiah Richardson returned home yesterday (December 20) and is safe. He had been reported missing on December 19. Mr. Richardson’s grandmother said the teen had been…

“Booze It And Lose It” Program Underway On N.C. Roadways

Now through January 2, law enforcement officers are stepping up patrols across the state to stop impaired drivers as part of the Booze It and Lose It holiday enforcement effort. The program started on December 13. Mark Ezzell, the program…

Seven Month Road Closure In Iredell County Starts Wednesday

Beginning this week, the N.C. Department of Transportation will close a road in Iredell County for several months. Starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday (December 22), Jennings Road will be closed in both directions between Gethsemane and Mount Vernon Church roads…

Conover Man Jailed This Morning On Burglary, B & E Charges

31-year-old Terry Kenneth Ross of Stonehaven Street in Conover was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of first-degree burglary and breaking and entering. Ross was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning under…

Sexual Exploitation Charges Filed By Newton Police

19-year-old Zackary Tyler Bass of Hedrick Street in Newton was arrested by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of second-degree and third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Bass was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning…

Newton Man Jailed On Break-in, Firearm Charges

38-year-old Patrick Steven Shuford of Preach Drive in Newton was arrested Sunday (December 19) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, larceny, and break or enter a motor vehicle.…

Homicide Cases From Last Two Years Remain Under Investigation

Two murder cases, one from earlier this year and one from 2020, remain under investigation in Hickory. The investigation is continuing into the incident that resulted in the death of India Kynar “Semaj” Rice on May 12. Just before 11…

Fatal Residential Fire Under Investigation In Catawba County

A man died in a Catawba County house fire Monday (December 21). The home was located on Ledford Road in Vale. The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office and Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating the death. The name of the victim has…

Missing Teenager Sought By Authorities

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 16-year-old male. Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 500 block of Hudson White Trai in Lincolnton on Sunday (December 19) in reference to…

Lincolnton Man Charged With Fentanyl Possession In Catawba County

28-year-old Johnathan Thomas Hefner of Westlee Drive in Lincolnton was arrested today (December 20) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of fentanyl. Hefner was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $2,000 bond. A District…

Lenoir Man Charged with Possession of Stolen Vehicle; Larceny

33-year-old LaShaun Diantea Ellis of Forest Hill Drive in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police Saturday (December 18) for felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle and misdemeanor larceny. Following his arrest, Ellis was placed in the Caldwell County Detention…

Lenoir Man Arrested for B&E and Larceny

37-year-old Chad Dorian Teague of Factory Street in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers Friday (December 17) on felony counts of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering. He was also charged with misdemeanor counts of…

Hudson Man Charged with Attempted B&E

58-year-old Danny Ray Townsend of Horseshoe Bend Road in Hudson has been arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers for felony attempted breaking & entering. Following his arrest, Townsend was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured…

Lenoir Man Jailed for Violating House Arrest; Probation Violations

37-year-old Carey James Caldwell, Jr. of North Summit Avenue in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers Friday (December 17) for felony violation of a house arrest order and three counts of misdemeanor interfering with an electronic monitoring device.…

Lenoir Woman Killed In Alexander County Crash

A Caldwell County woman was killed in a crash in Alexander County. On Friday (December 17) at approximately 3:20 p.m., the NC State Highway Patrol responded to U.S. 64 near Caldwell Pond Road. A 2005 Kia Sedona was traveling east…

Conover Man Charged With Drug Offenses

31-year-old Todd Lee Hefner of St. Peters Church Road in Conover was arrested Saturday (December 18) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Hefner was jailed in the Catawba County Detention…

Vale Woman Charged With Meth Possession, Failure To Appear

35-year-old Stephanie Danielle Metcalf of Lane Road in Vale was arrested Sunday (December 19) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine. Metcalf is also charged with failure to appear on counts of habitual larceny and habitual…

Taylorsville Woman Named In Embezzlement Case

An Alexander County woman has been named in federal court documents that accuse her of embezzling over $15 million. Donna Osowitt Steele of Taylorsville is accused of embezzling over $15 million from her employer Tigra, in Hickory, between 2013 and…

Armed Robbery Under Investigation In Burke County

A recent armed robbery at a business north of Morganton is under investigation in Burke County. According to information released Friday (December 17) by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, on December 9, 2021, at approximately 9:35 p.m., Oak Hill Grocery…

New Human Resources Director Named In Caldwell County

Caldwell County Manager Donald Duncan recently selected Assistant Human Resources Director Beth Brown to serve as Human Resources Director following Jimmy Harrison’s promotion to Deputy County Manager. Harrison had served in that role for more than eight years. Brown brings…

Hepatitis A Case Reported In Caldwell County

The State of North Carolina notified Caldwell County Friday afternoon (December 17) about a confirmed case of Hepatitis A in an individual who works at KFC in Hudson. According to state guidelines, transmission to patrons is unlikely, so vaccination for…

More Details Released In Connection To Chase In Alexander County, Suspect Arrested

35–year-old Tony Timothy Martin of Taylorsville was arrested Friday (December 17) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, larceny of a motor vehicle, assault with a deadly weapon…

Lenoir Man Charged With Firearm Offense

32-year-old Larry William Keller of Tumbleweed Drive in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (December 16) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon. Keller was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under…

Lenoir Man Arrested In Fentanyl Trafficking Case

33-year-old Jordon Marquis Horton of Kite Drive in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (December 16) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of trafficking opium or heroin along with single felony counts of maintaining a vehicle, dwelling,…

Deputy Injured After Early Morning Chase With Suspect

An Alexander County Sheriff’s Deputy was injured when he was struck by a vehicle following a chase this morning (December 17). Sheriff Chris Bowman says a suspect vehicle ran a red light at a high rate of speed in Taylorsville…

Hickory Man Charged With Meth, Heroin Possession

39-year-old Todd Andrew Williams of 17th Street NW in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (December 15) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of heroin. Williams was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under…

City Walk Pedestrian Bridge Opened, Illuminated In Honor Of Long Time Mayor

To celebrate the grand opening of the first completed segment of the Hickory Trail, the City of Hickory held a ribbon cutting for the City Walk and the dedication of the iconic pedestrian bridge across N.C. 127 Thursday (December 16).…

Hickory Man Charged With Meth Possession

43-year-old Thalmus Jaton Linder of 2nd Street SW in Hickory was arrested Thursday (December 16) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and driving while license revoked. Linder was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility…

Hickory Woman Jailed On Drug Charges

34-year-old Shannon Denise Garcia of 3rd Avenue SW in Hickory was arrested Thursday (December 16) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Garcia was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under…

Lenoir Woman Arrested on Stolen Vehicle Charge

27-year-old Anna Michelle Main of East Flat Church Road in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (December 15) for felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Following her arrest, Main was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center under…

Lenoir Man Arrested on Felony Drug Charges; More

45-year-old Christopher Maurice Hendrix of Frontier Way in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (December 15) on felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a schedule I controlled substance and the manufacture, sale, delivery, or…

Clemmons Woman Accused of Fraudulently Soliciting Funds for Medical Treatment

46-year-old Michelle Lynn Stultz of Clemmons, North Carolina has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on four felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses. In August of this year, the Sheriff’s Office took a report in which the…

Not Guilty Verdict Returned In Case Of Man Charged With Murder In 2015 Shooting Death

A man charged in connection to a fatal shooting approximately six-and-a-half years ago has been found not guilty. That verdict was returned today (December 16) by a Catawba County Superior Court jury. 30-year-old Jamar Franklin Robinson of Newton was charged…

Lenoir Woman Charged In Catawba County With Heroin Possession

31-year-old Ashlyn Leigh Stamey of Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (December 15) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of heroin along with misdemeanor counts of simple possession of schedule III controlled substance, possession of marijuana up to…

New Deputy Manager Named In Caldwell County

Caldwell County Manager Donald Duncan has selected Jimmy Harrison to serve as Deputy County Manager. Duncan was sworn in as County Manager on November 1 after being named to the position September 27. Duncan previously servied as Conover City Manager.…

Hickory Residents Arrested In Roundup Of Suspects In Iredell County

23-year-old Peyton Seth Shortridge of 8th Street Drive Southwest and 35-year-old Jeffery Lashawn Maddox of 2nd Street Court Southwest, were arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. Both suspects are charged with two felony counts possession with intent to sell or…

Three Suspects Arrested In Case Involving Counterfeit Money

34-year-old Nicholas Eugene Haggins, 34-year-old Amber May Marley, and 31-year-old Elizabeth Marie Folsom, all of the same North Main Street, Granite Falls, address, were arrested by Granite Falls Police Officers. They’re each charged with one count of felony possession of…

Three Arrested in Hickory on Felony Larceny Charges [UPDATED WITH CORRECT PHOTO 12/16/21]

34-year-old Samantha Rena Lee and 25-year-old Michael Victor Ward, who are both listed as homeless persons from Hickory, were arrested last Friday (December 10) on felony counts of larceny and possession of stolen goods. 27-year-old Brianna Dawn Perry of 14th…

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession

50-year-old Roderick Eugene Caldwell of Wheeler Street in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (December 14) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Caldwell was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $7,500 secured bond. A…

Prison Guard Charged With Having Sexual Relationship With Inmate

26-year-old Ashley Danielle Hubbard of Webb Street in Gastonia was arrested Monday (December 13) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony sexual act by a custodian. On November 2, 2021, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received a report…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Firearms Charge

30-year-old Tyson Trovon Cromwell of 15th Avenue S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Saturday (December 11) on one felony count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. According to H.P.D.’s arrest report, Cromwell was in possession…

Hickory Man Arrested on Heroin, B&E, and Larceny Charges

22-year-old Terrell Martese Williams of 13th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Sunday night (December 12) on one felony count of possession of a schedule I controlled substance (heroin). He was also served true bills of indictment…

Lenoir Man Charged With False Pretense Count, Multiple Failure To Appear Offenses

25-year-old Christian Andrew Coffey of Tablerock Road in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (December 14) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with one count of felony obtaining property by false pretense and eight counts of misdemeanor failure to appear. Coffey…

Man Charged With Drug Offenses

62-year-old Wayne Marvin Conley was arrested last Thursday (December 9) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule VI controlled substance along with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana paraphernalia…

Maiden Man Jailed On Fentanyl Charge

33-year-old Jerry Donald Davis of Maiden was arrested this morning (December 15) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of fentanyl, which is now a felony in North Carolina. Davis is also charged with non-support of a child and…

Meth Possession Charge Filed Against Woman Jailed In Burke County

39-year-old Angela Ann Austin was arrested last Thursday (December 9) by authorities in Burke County. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine). Austin was arrested just after midnight last Thursday morning and placed in jail in…

Early Morning Drug Arrest Reported By Morganton Authorities

45-year-old Jose Ramon Rodriguez-Gonzalez was arrested today (December 15) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance. Rodriguez-Gonzalez was arrested shortly after 2 a.m. today and placed in jail…

Woman Charged With Felony Drug Offenses

38-year-old Kasey Leigh Hice was arrested Monday (December 13) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. She’s charged with two felony counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance. Hice was arrested at approximately 1 a.m. Monday and placed in jail in…

Lincoln County Sergeant Pulls Distressed Woman Away From Oncoming Vehicle

A Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant is credited with pulling a distressed woman out of harm’s way as she walked along busy Highway 321 near Exit 28. 1st Sergeant Steve Grinnell was dispatched to a welfare check of a woman…

Vehicles Stolen from Lincoln County Business

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detectives asking for the public’s help in locating two work vehicles stolen from a business in the Denver Industrial Park on December 9. On that date, Deputies were dispatched to Wizard Power Sports after the business owner…

Hickory Woman Charged With Vehicle Theft

24-year-old Jennifer Lynn Hughes of Olde School Drive in Hickory was arrested today (December 14) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with larceny of a motor vehicle. Hughes was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $9,000 bond.…

Texas Residents Charged In Connection To Lincoln County Crimes

22-year-old Joseph Odell Mayfield of Houston, Texas and 25-year-old Christopher James Watson of Stafford, Texas are charged in connection to crimes in Lincoln County. They’re charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny, and possession of stolen goods. On…

Lenoir Man Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

27-year-old Colby Ray Price of Weed Lane in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (December 13) for felony possession of methamphetamine. He was also charged with failure to appear for non-support. Price was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention…

Lenoir Man Jailed on Felony Drug Charges

58-year-old Virgil William Winebarger of S.W. Berkley Street in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (December 13) on felony counts of maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance, possession with intent to sell or deliver a controlled…

Lenoir Man Charged With Felony Offenses Including B&E, Larceny

34-year-old Nathan Douglas Moody of McCall Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (December 13) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. In addition, Moody is charged with…

Morganton Man Indicted On Catawba County Drug Charges

32-year-old Colt David Everhart of Dogwood Street in Morganton was arrested Monday (December 13) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged on bills of indictment with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Everhart was…

Alexander County Government Officials Explain Presence Of Tax Staff Doing Property Assessments

The Alexander County Tax Office is making progress on the required 2023 property tax reappraisal. Tax Office staff is working on visiting all residential properties to reassess the property in order to make sure all data is current. Doug Fox,…

Hickory Man Charged With Heroin, Meth Possession

53-year-old Jonathan Chad Ward of 1st Street NE in Hickory was arrested last Friday (December 10) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of heroin, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and carrying a concealed weapon. Ward was…

Caldwell County Health Officials Report Confirmed Case Of VRSA

The State of North Carolina has notified Caldwell County about a confirmed case of Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA), a type of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria. This marks the 16th case in the nation of this type of infection, which is most often…

Hickory Woman Charged With Felony Offenses

27-year-old Brianna Dawn Perry of 14th Avenue SW in Hickory was arrested last Friday (December 10) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of larceny and possession of stolen goods or property. Perry was incarcerated in the Catawba…

Portion Of Interstate To Close Starting Tonight

N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) crews will close one lane on Interstate 77 in Iredell County starting tonight (December 13) for pothole repairs. The closure will last approximately a week, according to NCDOT. One lane of I-77 South near mile…

Granite Falls Man Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

28-year-old Michael Andrew Williams of North Main Street in Granite Falls was arrested by Lenoir Police Friday (December 10) for felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor resisting a public officer. Williams initially provided Officers with a false name. Following his…

Granite Falls Woman Arrested on Counterfeit Charge

31-year-old Elizabeth Beth Folsom of North Main Street in Granite Falls was arrested Saturday (December 11) by Granite Falls Police for felony possession of a counterfeit instrument. Following her arrest, Folsom was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under…

Statesville Man Arrested on Multiple Counts of Indecent Liberties

-21-year-old Jerediah Omar Mendoza of Kingsdale Drive in Statesville has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on 14 counts of felony indecent liberties with a child. On December 5, the Sheriff’s Office took a report regarding two juvenile females…

Hickory Man Charged With Drug Offense, Malicious Conduct

60-year-old Willie Duran Armstrong of 3rd Street Place SW in Hickory was arrested Saturday (December 11) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of schedule I controlled substance and malicious conduct by a prisoner. Armstrong is…

Suspects In January Murder Remain In Jail, Next Court Date In February

The two suspects charged in connection to the murder of a woman at a Hickory business in January remained in jail in Catawba County. 50-year-old Tangela Louise Parker and 62-year-old Eric Carroll Parker, both of Taylorsville, were arrested and charged…

Hickory Man Jailed On Stolen Vehicle Charge

32-year-old Jerry Lee Price of Highway 10 West in Hickory was arrested Friday (December 10) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Price is also charged by Probation and Parole with parole…

Newton Man Charged With Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Counts

26-year-old Ivan Nolasco Casas of Chatham Street in Newton was arrested Saturday (December 11) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of schedule IV controlled substance and possession of controlled substance on prison or jail premises.…

Warning Issued Regarding Solicitation Of Funds On Behalf Of Local Fire Department

The Hickory Fire Department is warning citizens to be cautious of companies calling to solicit funds on the behalf of the department. The Hickory Fire Department does not solicit funds for fire safety programs. Over the past few weeks, the…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Charges from Burke County

32-year-old Seth Dixon Stepp of 37th Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Wednesday (December 8) on four felony warrants. He was also charged with two misdemeanor probation violations. The warrants are in connection to drug recovery court.…

Students Back In Class At Burke County High School Evacuated This Morning (Updated 12/10/21, 10:46 a.m.)

According to the Burke County Public Schools, Draughn High School was evacuated this morning due to a reported threat. Students were moved to the football field of the Valdese High School as a precaution. Law enforcement responded to investigate the…

Water Conservation Request Issued In Alexander County Town

Town of Taylorsville water customers are being asked to conserve water. Residents and businesses are being urged to reduce their water usage as the dry period has placed the town in the beginnings of a drought condition. At the Taylorsville…

Lenoir Man Charged With Break-in, Vehicle Theft, Robbery Offenses

24-year-old Dylan Kyler Tolbert of Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (December 8) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, common law robbery, larceny of a motor vehicle, larceny,…

Sexual Exploitation Charge Filed Against Burke County Man

26-year-old Zachary Lee Thomas of Rockhaven Avenue in Connelly Springs was arrested Monday (December 6) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. According to information released Thursday (December 9), after an investigation…

Caldwell County Man Receives Prison Term After Guilty Plea To Stolen Vehicle, Drug, Fraud Charges

27-year-old Austin Lee Barnette of Granite Falls, will spend at least six years in prison following his conviction for multiple criminal offenses and admission of habitual felon status. Barnette was given an active prison term of six to nine years…

Fire In Burke County Claims Woman’s Life

On Thursday (December 9) at approximately 1:45 p.m., Burke County Emergency Communications received a report of a structure fire, possibly with an occupant still inside the residence at 5580 Wilkies Grove Church Road in Hickory. The George Hildebran Fire Department…

Jobs To Be Created In Burke County As Result Of Two Economic Development Projects

A pair of Economic Development announcements were made Thursday (December 9) by Burke Development Incorporated (BDI). Toner Machining Technologies (TMT) plans to hire approximately 30 employees and make a significant investment to purchase and up fit the Emery Corporation building…

Lenoir Man Charged With Heroin Trafficking

67-year-old David Arthur Arnold of NW Sharon Avenue in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (December 8) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony traffic in heroin or opium and misdemeanor reckless driving to endanger. Arnold was placed in the Caldwell…

Missing Lincolnton Teen Found Safe

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reports that a teenager who’d been reported missing has been found. 15-year-old Constance Angelina Pierce of Owl’s Den Road in Lincolnton, was reported missing by her guardian Tuesday. Miss Pierce was found in York County,…

Police Investigate Shooting in S.E. Hickory

Hickory Police are investigating a shooting that occurred late last night (December 8). At about 11:13 p.m. Wednesday, Officers responded to the 800 block of 1st Street S.E. after they took a 9-1-1 call stating that a male had been…

Shelby Woman Charged with Murder of Hickory Man (Updated with more information, 3:25 a.m., 12/10/21)

22-year-old Bryana Salymar Martines of Washington Street in Shelby has been arrested by Hickory Police on charges of first-degree murder and possession of a stolen automobile. She was charged in connection to the death of 72-year-old Robert Bruce Godfrey, whose…

Hickory Man Charged With Conspiracy, Kidnapping

24-year-old Roderick Dreyon Allsbrooks of 20th Street NE in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (December 8) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree kidnapping. Allsbrooks was jailed in the Catawba County…

Candidate Filing For Primary Suspended By N.C. Supreme Court, Primary Date Changed

According to a news release from the North Carolina State Board of Elections, the North Carolina Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended candidate filing for all offices for the 2022 primary election. This includes filing for rescheduled municipal contests, and any…

Lenoir Man Receives 7-10 Year Prison Sentence In Catawba County Opiate Trafficking Case

29-year-old Josue Romero Martinez of Lenoir will spend seven to 10 years in prison following his conviction for trafficking opiates. Martinez entered a guilty plea to the offense during Catawba County Superior Court on Tuesday (December 7). The Honorable Craig…

Hickory Man Sentenced To At Least Six Years In Prison In Meth Trafficking Case

39-year-old Peng Vang of Hickory, was given an active prison term of six to eight years for trafficking methamphetamine and the sale of methamphetamine during Catawba County Superior Court on Tuesday (December 7). The Honorable Craig Croom, Superior Court Judge…

Burke County Man Charged In Connection To Theft Of UTVs

32-year-old Jessie James Shull of East Burke Boulevard in Connelly Springs was arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny. According to information released Wednesday (December 8), on October 26, 2021, a Burke County Sheriff’s Office School…

Catawba Man Arrested in Hickory for Felony Failure to Appear

41-year-old Kelsey Lamon England of David Street in Catawba was arrested by Hickory Police Monday afternoon (December 6) on three felony counts of failure to appear. He reportedly failed to appear in court on charges of conspiracy to traffic in…

Conover Woman Jailed For Missing Court Dates On Multiple Charges

39-year-old Jennifer Elizabeth Allred of Swinging Bridge Road in Conover was arrested Tuesday (December 7) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with failure to appear on counts of obtaining property by false pretense, felony probation violation, misdemeanor larceny and…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Felony Drug Offenses

24-year-old Madison Cherie Minton of Pope Place in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (December 7) on charges filed in Caldwell County. She’s charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule IV controlled…

Vehicle Break-in Charge Filed Against Man Arrested In Burke County

23-year-old Corey Wesley Fagan was arrested Tuesday (December 7) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering to a motor vehicle and obtaining property by false pretense. Fagan was arrested shortly before 4 p.m.…

Missing Teen Sought By Authorities

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing teenager. 15-year-old Constance Angelina Pierce of Owl’s Den Road in Lincolnton, was last seen at approximately 5:00 p.m. Tuesday (December 7) at her residence. She…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Drug Offenses

37-year-old Carey James Caldwell of North Highland Avenue in Granite Falls was arrested today (December 8) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession with intent to sell and deliver counterfeit controlled substance,…

New Planning & Parks Director Named In Catawba County

Former Assistant Planning Director Chris Timberlake has been promoted to Planning & Parks Director for Catawba County. He is currently serving as co-director alongside longtime Planning & Parks Director Jacky Eubanks until Eubanks’ official retirement January 1, 2022. Eubanks has…

Catawba County Commissioners, Hickory City Council Meet In Regular Session

Catawba County Commissioners met in regular session Monday (December 6). The board elected Randy Isenhower as Board Chair and Barbara Beatty as Vice-Chair. Other organizational appointments were also made. Commissioners conducted a public hearing to consider the Fox Chase Subdivision…

Lincolnton Man Jailed In Catawba County On Malicious Conduct Charge

40-year-old David Michael Henry of Magan Drive in Lincolnton was arrested Monday (December 6) by Maiden Police Officers. He’s charged with felony malicious conduct by a prisoner. In addition, Henry is charged with misdemeanor counts of going armed to the…

Hickory Man Charged With Drug, Stolen Vehicle Offenses

26-year-old Jamie Virgil Hicks of 39th Street NW in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (December 7) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of schedule I controlled substance. Hicks was incarcerated in the…

Hickory Man Charged With Attempted B & E, Vehicle Theft

31-year-old Tyrell Reshard White of 12th Avenue SE in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (December 7) by Statesville Police on charges from Catawba County. White is charged with attempt to break or enter with intent to terrorize or injure, larceny of…

Three Arrested on Felony Drug Charges in Iredell County

33-year-old Deannea Rochell Savoy of Duffy Street in Mooresville, 46-year-old Kortney Jermaine Maddox of Abernathy Avenue in Statesville, and 38-year-old Latasha Jimnette Ramseur of South Lackey Street in Statesville have all been arrested on felony drug charges as the result…

Hudson Woman Arrested in Hickory for Felony Probation Violation

46-year-old Jeana Potter Killian of Ocean Court in Hudson was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:40 Saturday afternoon (December 4) on a warrant for a felony probation violation. Killian is on probation following a November 2019 conviction in Caldwell…

Sexual Exploitation Charges Lodged Against Man Following Investigation Triggered By CyberTip

26-year-old Austin Jay Zivich of Valleyview Road in Mooresville was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with three felony counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. According to a news release issued today (December 7), on Friday,…

Break-in At Alexander County Pharmacy Caught On Video, Suspects Sought

The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a breaking and entering with larceny that occurred overnight at the Office Practice of Pharmacy on Highway 16 south of Taylorsville. Video footage of the crime was captured and can be viewed on…

Granite Falls Woman Jailed On House Arrest Violation Charge

36-year-old Tabitha Renee Bumgarner of Grace View Court in Granite Falls was arrested Friday (December 3) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony violation of house arrest order and misdemeanor second-degree trespassing. Bumgarner was confined in the Caldwell…

Catawba County Register of Deeds Charged with Obtaining Property by False Pretenses

55-year-old Donna Hicks Spencer has been indicted on one count each of embezzlement by a local or charitable officer and failure by a register of deeds to discharge duty, along with two counts of obtaining property by false pretenses. She…

Robbery Charge Filed Against Caldwell County Man

25-year-old Dexton Markez Banner of Melody Lane in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (December 5) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony robbery with a dangerous weapon. Authorities say Banner allegedly robbed a female victim. He was placed in…

Lenoir Man Charged With Being No Show In Court To Answer To Felony Counts

29-year-old Samuel Antonio Patterson of Warrior Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (December 6) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with failure to appear on felony counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and habitual felon. Patterson…

Hildebran Man Jailed In Caldwell County On Vehicle Theft Charges

27-year-old Lee Miller, Jr. of Highway 70A East in Hildebran was arrested Saturday (December 4) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, larceny of a motor vehicle, and…

Man Charged As Fugitive From Virginia Jailed In Caldwell County

57-year-old Craig Dalton Ellis of Chester, Virginia, was arrested last Friday (December 3) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged on a felony warrant as a fugitive from another state. Ellis is wanted in an unspecified Virginia county on a…

More Details Released On Arrest Of Burke County Man In Alexander County Sex Offense Case

36-year-old Justin Dean Chapman of Valdese was arrested Monday (December 6) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with first-degree statutory sex offense and indecent liberties with a child. WHKY previously reported on Chapman’s arrest Monday, more information has been…

Claremont Man Receives Minimum Nine-Year Sentence In 2017 Murder Case

49-year old Tony Allen Brittain II entered a guilty plea to second-degree murder in Catawba County Superior Court Monday (December 6). He was charged in connection to the fatal shooting of 28-year-old Kevin Ray Hefner. Brittain was sentenced to 108…

Police Investigate Suspicious Death

According to Hickory Police, the body of a 72-year-old man has been found in an apartment. The man’s death was described as “suspicious.” Family members found the body at the Preston Ridge apartments off of Startown Road. The man had…

Hickory Man Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from Virginia

41-year-old Keith Wesley Peters, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police Saturday (December 4) on an outstanding warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. He is wanted in Henry County, Virginia…

Indecent Liberties, Statutory Sex Offense Charges Lodged Against Man Jailed In Alexander County

36-year-old Justin Dean Chapman was arrested today (December 6) by authorities in Alexander County. He’s charged with indecent liberties with a child and statutory sex offense with a child. Chapman was incarcerated in the Alexander County Detention Center under $100,000…

Hickory Man Facing Charges In Two Counties, Jailed In Alexander County

33-year-old Darvis James Stacy of Hickory was arrested last Thursday (December 2) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with failure to appear in Catawba County. Stacy allegedly failed to appear on counts of possession of a firearm by a…

Hickory Man Jailed for Felony Probation Violation

46-year-old Joshua Paul Swack of Fairgrove Church Road S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Wednesday evening (December 1) on an outstanding warrant for a felony probation violation. The warrant was issued on October 7 of this year.…

Conover Man Arrested for Probation Violation Following B&E and Larceny Convictions

47-year-old Nathan Scott Carroll of Rural Route 4 in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police last Friday morning (December 3) on an outstanding warrant for a felony probation violation. The warrant was issued on November 18, 2021. Carroll is on…

Harmony Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Drug Warrants from Iredell

23-year-old Peyton Seth Shortridge of the East Memorial Highway in Harmony was arrested by Hickory Police last Thursday morning (December 2) on a number of outstanding felony warrants. Shortridge was charged with one count of possession with intent to sell…

Hayesville Man Arrested By Maiden PD On Break-in, Theft Charges

45-year-old Samuel Wayne Cash of Hayesville in Clay County, N.C. was arrested Friday (December 3) by Maiden Police Officers. He’s charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and resisting a public officer. Cash is also charged with…

Morganton Man Charged With Felony Assault By Hickory PD

21-year-old Justin Wayne Hatley of West Union Street in Morganton was arrested Sunday (December 5) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Hatley is also charged on a warrant from McDowell…

Vale Man Arrested By Catawba County Authorities On Rape, Kidnapping Charges

41-year-old Dirk Rodney Nixon of Vale was arrested Friday (December 3) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of first-degree kidnapping and second-degree forcible rape. Nixon was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $100,000 bond…

Lenoir Hospital Receives Top Grade From National Organization

Caldwell UNC Health Care has received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes the hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital. The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization,…

String Of Vehicle Break-ins Under Investigation, Juvenile Taken Into Custody

Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies investigating a rash of vehicle break-ins last Thursday (December 2) have arrested one of five people who fled the scene and crashed their getaway car. Deputies were dispatched to the Verdict Ridge subdivision at approximately 2:00…

Sherrill Furniture Plans To Add New Jobs In Conover

Sherrill Furniture, a manufacturer of high-end, custom upholstery and case goods for the retailer and interior design markets nationwide, plans to expand its manufacturing capabilities in Conover. According to the Catawba County Economic Development Corporation (EDC), the company plans to…

Teenager Jailed In Alexander County On Sex Offense Charges

18-year-old Edward Gary Rasiewicz was arrested Thursday (December 2) by authorities in Alexander County. He was taken into custody by the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office and Taylorsville Police Department. Rasiewicz is charged with multiple felony counts of statutory sex offense…

Taylorsville Woman Jailed On Felony Charge In Catawba County

33-year-old Katrisha Renee Johnson of Jimmy Shook Lane in Taylorsville has been arrested by Hickory Police Officers. She was arrested on an outstanding warrant for felony larceny. That warrant was issued on September 7 of this year. Johnson was also…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Heroin Possession, Having Drugs Near A Park

47-year-old Paula Mae Collins of Ridge Street in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (December 2) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver heroin, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to…

Unemployment Rates Fall Across Hickory Metro

Unemployment rates decreased in all of the Greater Hickory Metro Counties according to the latest update. The report was issued Thursday (December 2) by the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor and Economic Analysis Division. The statistics are for October.…

Suspects Charged With Drug Offenses Following Search In Connelly Springs

32-year-old Johnny Allen Wade, Jr. of Heavner Avenue in Connelly Springs and 31-year-old Curston Shay Graybeal of Sugar Hill Heights Drive in Marion were arrested Monday (November 29) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. Both suspects are charged with felony counts…

Homeless Charlotte Woman Arrested Following Chase

29-year-old Katie Michelle Melton, who is listed as a homeless person from Charlotte, was arrested early Thursday morning (December 2) by Hickory Police on two felony counts each of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering, along with…

More Information Released On Fatal Crash, Hickory Man Identified As Person Killed

More information has been released on a fatal crash in Alexander County Tuesday (November 30). The accident was reported in the Bethlehem Community at approximately 5:25 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 127 and Rink Dam Road. 39-year-old Brandon Scott…

West Virginia Runaway Found In Lincoln County

A West Virginia teenager who ran away approximately a month ago has been found safe in Lincoln County. Adam District deputies were dispatched to a domestic disturbance on N.C. Highway 182 at approximately 10:00 p.m. Wednesday (December 1). The caller…

Lenoir Man Charged with Larceny of Motor Vehicle

24-year-old Triston Jay Gibson of Piedmont Drive in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (December 1) on one felony count of larceny of a motor vehicle. Following his arrest, Gibson was placed in the Caldwell County Detention…

Hickory Woman Arrested in Caldwell County on Stolen Vehicle Charge

35-year-old Angela Nicole Kidd of 8th Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (December 1) on one felony count of larceny of a motor vehicle. Following her arrest, Kidd was placed in the Caldwell County…

Lenoir Woman Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

52-year-old Bonnie Jean Crane of Taylor Farm Road in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (December 1) for felony possession of methamphetamine, along with misdemeanor counts of simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and carrying…

Newton Man Charged With Heroin Possession

43-year-old Horace Lamar Morton of Campbell Road in Newton was arrested by Long View Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of heroin and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Morton was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning…

Hickory Woman Charged With Assault

49-year-old Crystal Harwell Rogers of Heartwood Lane in Hickory was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony assault inflicting serious bodily injury and misdemeanor simple assault. Rogers was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning…

New Warden Named At Alexander Correctional Institution

The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice has named Ronnie “Lane” Huneycutt as warden at the Alexander Correctional Institution in Taylorsville. Huneycutt had been the warden at Avery-Mitchell Correctional Institution in Spruce Pine since August, 2020. In his new…

Police Use Narcan To Resuscitate Driver Involved In Crash At Rest Area

Tuesday (November 30), members of the Iredell County Sheriff‘s Office Interstate Criminal Enforcement (ICE) Team were working in the area of Interstate 77 near Exit 59, when they were approached by individuals who reported a northbound silver SUV being operated…

Hickory Man Pleads Guilty in Lincolnton Convenience Store Robbery

46-year-old Tyrone Matthew Rozzell of Hickory has entered a guilty plea in connection to an August 2017 strong-armed robbery at Jerry’s One Stop convenience store on Highway 27 East in Lincolnton. Rozzell pleaded guilty in Lincoln County Superior Court on…

Lenoir Man Arrested in Hickory for Possession of Stolen Goods

30-year-old Jordan O’Neal Shade of German Street N.W. in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police Monday (November 29) for felony possession of stolen goods or property. According to Police, the suspect was in possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Shade…

Harmony Woman Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from S.C.

31-year-old Cortney Michelle Hegler of Sandy Springs Road in Harmony has been arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. She was also charged with unauthorized use of a motor…

Police Investigate Attempted Theft of A.T.M.

Hickory Police are investigating the attempted theft of an A.T.M. in Hickory’s Viewmont area. At 3:51 this morning (December 1), as Officers checked businesses on Highway 127, they noticed a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot at the BB&T/Suntrust Bank…

Hickory Man Charged With Heroin Possession

29-year-old Shaquial Cortez Williamson of 5th Street NE in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (November 30) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. Williamson was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility…

Suspect In Attempted Murder Case In Tennessee Captured In Caldwell County

37-year-old Elijah Adam Taylor of Ike Circle in Granite Falls was arrested Tuesday (November 30) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged on a felony fugitive warrant from another state. Taylor is facing two counts of attempted murder in Carter…

Morganton Woman Jailed In Catawba County On False Pretense, Vehicle Break-in Charges

23-year-old Hailey Nicole Skarpalezos of Sherwood Drive in Morganton was arrested Saturday (November 27) by authorities in Catawba County. She’s charged with six felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense, two felony counts of break or enter a motor…

Fatal Crash Involving Motorcycle Reported In Alexander County

A fatal accident occurred Tuesday afternoon (December 1) in Alexander County. A motorcycle collided with a vehicle on Highway 127 at the intersection of Rink Dam Road at approximately 5:25 p.m. The operator of the motorcycle was killed. The North…

Suspect In Burke County Chase Still Being Sought By Authorities

Authorities are continuing to seek a Caldwell County man in connection to a chase in Burke County in August. 25-year-old Travis Trimble of Hudson is wanted by the Morganton Department of Public Safety on charges of felony fleeing to elude…

Hudson Man Faces Felony Counterfeit Charges

31-year-old Elisha Scott Gray of Horseshoe Bend Road in Hudson was arrested by Hickory Police Sunday night (November 28) on felony counts of forgery of bank notes and uttering a forged instrument. According to Police, he’s accused of using counterfeit…

Burke Board Of Education Member Passes Away Following Brief Illness

A Burke County Board of Education member passed away Saturday (November 27). R.L. Icard of Valdese was 69-years-old and passed away after a brief illness. He served multiple terms on the Burke Board of Education. Mr. Icard also cofounded the…

Burning Ban Issued In Catawba County

Effective immediately, all open burning is prohibited across Catawba County, including within 100 feet of an occupied dwelling. The ban applies to all open burning regardless of whether a permit was issued. The open burning ban is authorized by the…

Taylorsville Man Arrested in Hickory for Larceny by Employee

23-year-old Steven Chase Jones of Friendship Church Road in Taylorsville was arrested by Hickory Police Sunday evening (November 28) for felony larceny by servant or other employee. He’s accused of stealing two tires. The warrant for Jones’ arrest was filed…

Hickory Man Arrested on Meth Warrant from Aug. 2021

36-year-old Chou Lee of 15th Street Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Sunday evening (November 28) on outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants. He was wanted for felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. The…

Granite Falls Man Arrested On Alexander County Felony Charge

24-year-old Jordan Tyler Wike of Granite Falls was arrested November 19 by Taylorsville Police Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny. According to the arrest report, the suspect was seen pushing a buggy of items out of the WalMart store in…

Hickory Man Jailed on Felony Meth Charge

39-year-old Chad Anthony Bowman of 3rd Avenue Place S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Saturday afternoon (November 27) for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance, along with misdemeanor counts of larceny and possession of drug paraphernalia.…

Drug Charges Lodged Against Man Arrested In Rutherford College

32-year-old Johnny Allen Wade was arrested Monday (November 29) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking methamphetamine, possession of schedule II controlled substance, and possession with intent to manufacture schedule II controlled substance along with…

Caldwell County Man Charged With Meth Possession

54-year-old Timothy Dayton Spears of Ray Place in Lenoir was arrested Monday (November 29) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Spears was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $15,000 secured bond. A…

Lenoir Man Charged With Drug Trafficking, Having Controlled Substances Near School

28-year-old Matthew Carroll Greene of Blowing Rock Boulevard in Lenoir was arrested Monday (November 29) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of traffic in opium or heroin, maintain a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substance, and possession…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle Offense

30-year-old Brian Allen Bellamy of South Caldwell Mobile Home Park Drive in Granite Falls was arrested Sunday (November 28) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Bellamy was brought to the Caldwell…

Candidate Filing Period Begins Next Week, Multiple Races On Alexander County Ballot

Candidate filing for most of the contests in the 2022 elections begins at noon next Monday, December 6, and will end at noon Friday December 17. There are several races for voters to decide on in Alexander County. Each person…

Fire Destroys Home, Claims Lives Of Dogs

Firefighters from Catawba County responded to a fire early Monday morning (November 29) that, according to published reports, destroyed a house in Vale. Among the departments to respond were Cooksville, Mountain View, and Propst Crossroads. Officials believe that the fire…

Standoff Reported At Residence In Morganton

A standoff between police and a man who reportedly barricaded himself in a home occurred in Morganton Sunday (November 28), it ended with the individual being brought to the hospital. According to various published reports and information released by the…

Investigators Added To Narcotics Division Of Catawba Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Don Brown has added two new investigator positions to the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division. These positions were allocated through the use of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds granted to the county by the federal government and…

Claremont Woman Charged with Theft of Auto Parts

30-year-old Katie Danielle Buckner of Shook Road in Claremont was arrested by Hickory Police last Tuesday night (November 23) for felony larceny of motor vehicle parts She was arrested with 32-year-old Stephen Wayne Bryden of Taylorsville, who faces the same…

Conover Man Arrested on Outstanding Felony Warrants

44-year-old Jason McKinley Powell of Hall Street in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police last Tuesday night (November 23) on a pair of outstanding felony warrants. He was wanted on felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses and larceny…

Homeless Hickory Man Jailed on Fugitive Warrant from Tennessee

29-year-old Aaron Daniel Sorrell, who lists an address in Elizabethton, Tennessee, and is also listed as a homeless person from Hickory, has been arrested on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. He is wanted by…

Caldwell Health Department Urging Caution To Prevent Against COVID/Flu During Holiday Season

The Caldwell County Health Department encourages residents to take precautions to prevent COVID-19 and other flu-like illnesses as they celebrate during the holiday season. Caldwell County Public Health Director Anna Martin says While COVID cases are currently decreasing in Caldwell,…

Conover Woman Charged With Meth Possession

26-year-old Vanetta Lynn Davis of Panama Drive in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Davis was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (November…

Hudson Man Arrested By Hickory PD On Vehicle Break-in Charge

46-year-old Jonathan Caleb Tester of Twin Meadow Drive in Hudson was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony break or enter a motor vehicle and misdemeanor larceny. Tester was confined in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning…

Man Jailed In Catawba County On Vehicle Theft, Stolen Vehicle Charges

28-year-old Otis Cordarius Williams of Bessemer City was arrested Saturday (November 27) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Williams was jailed in the Catawba County Detention…

Meth Trafficking Among Charges Filed Against Newton Man

30-year-old Brandon Michael Beatty of North Main Avenue in Newton was arrested Saturday (November 27) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with two counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, two counts of simple possession of schedule II controlled substance, and single…

Police Continuing To Investigate Fatal Drive By Shooting In Hickory

It’s been more than 28 weeks since a drive-by shooting in Hickory that resulted in the death of a 27-year-old woman. The investigation is continuing into the incident that resulted in the death of India Kynar “Semaj” Rice on May…

Sunday Shooting Under Investigation

A weekend shooting is under investigation. Sunday (November 28), shortly after 1 p.m., the Troutman Police Department responded to a call of a person being shot in the 100 block of Rooster Tail Lane. According to police reports, the incident…

Safecracking Among Charges Filed Against Lenoir Man

30-year-old Travis Burgin Fillers of Kings Ridge Drive in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (November 24) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of safecracking, breaking and entering, and larceny after breaking and entering. Fillers was released on…

Lenoir Man Jailed On Assault, Weapon Charges

35-year-old Melvin Bryant Ellis, Jr. of Nuway Circle in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (November 24) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon. Ellis is…

Filing Begins Soon For Primary Election In Caldwell County

According to a news release issued by Caldwell County Government, filing for the 2022 Primary Election will begin Monday, December 6, at noon and will end Friday, December 17 at noon. To file, individuals must be registered voters in Caldwell…

Newton Man Charged With Kidnapping, Strangulation

24-year-old Jacob Gherret Hamrick of Old State Road in Newton was arrested Thursday (November 25) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of second-degree kidnapping and assault by strangulation. Hamrick was jailed in the Catawba County Detention…

Man Sentenced To Life In Prison After Conviction In Murder Case

A Lincoln County Superior Court jury found a Lincoln County man guilty of first-degree murder and possession of a weapon of mass destruction Wednesday (November 24). 29-year-old Ronald Wayne Vaughn, Jr. of Wildale Lane in Lincolnton was sentenced to life…

Woman Killed In Thanksgiving Day Fire In Burke County

A woman was killed in a Burke County fire early Thursday morning (November 25). Shortly before 3 a.m. Thursday, the Burke County Emergency Communications Center received a report of a structure fire at 5598 Farris Loop in Morganton. Emergency Communications…

Authorities Arrest Hickory Man Sought In Connection To Murder Of L-R Football Player

The second suspect in a Hickory murder case has been apprehended. 21-year-old Quavius Shamond Izard of 18th Street Place NW in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (November 24) in Caldwell County. He’s charged with first-degree murder and felony probation violation. Izard…

Homeless Hickory Woman Arrested on Charges from Guilford & Davidson Counties

53-year-old Patty Rose Green, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 11 o’clock last Friday night (November 19) for a felony probation violation and an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. The warrant was…

Hickory Teen Charged with Breaking Into Vehicles; Larceny

18-year-old Tytian Elijah Kaylor of 20th Avenue Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 9:40 Monday night (November 22) on several felony counts of breaking & entering a motor vehicle and misdemeanor larceny. According to Police,…

Lenoir Man Arrested in Hickory for B&E and Safecracking

43-year-old Jackie Carl Scarberry, Jr. of Greasy Creek Road in Lenoir was served a true bill of indictment by Hickory Police Monday night (November 22) on one felony count each of safecracking, breaking & entering a building, and larceny after…

Newton Man Charged With Theft Of Vehicle Parts

32-year-old Stephen Wayne Bryden of Forest Drive in Newton was arrested today (November 24) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with larceny of motor vehicle parts. Bryden was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $11,000 bond. A District…

Hickory Man Charged With Vehicle Theft, Meth Possession

48-year-old Mitchell Todd Bowman of 2nd Avenue NW in Hickory was arrested late Tuesday night (November 23) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of methamphetamine along with a misdemeanor…

Hickory Man Charged With Break-in, Theft Offenses

29-year-old Jacob Lonefeather Sanders of 11th Street SW in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (November 22) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. Sanders was incarcerated in the…

Ridgeview Recreation Center Will Reopen To Public Friday

With temporary Ridgeview Branch Library operations moving back into the renovated library building, Ridgeview Recreation Center will reopen to the public for recreation activities on Friday, November 26, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Regular operating hours for Ridgeview Recreation…

Accreditation Recommended For Local Prison

A team of American Correctional Association auditors has recommended accreditation be awarded to the Catawba Correctional Center, a high achievement in an ongoing effort to obtain full accreditation of the North Carolina prison system. The ACA standards are the national…

COVID-19 Booster Vaccinations Available For 18-Years-Old And Older

Vaccination providers in Catawba County are now administering booster doses of the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines to all adults age 18 and older to help strengthen and extend protections against COVID-19. Individuals who received the Pfizer or…

Hickory Man Arrested On Fugitive Warrant

51-year-old Jeffrey Riley Hoke of 19th Avenue Court in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (November 23) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged on a felony fugitive warrant from another state. Hoke is wanted in Georgia on unspecified charges. He was…

Vehicle Theft, Break-ins Under Investigation

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the theft of a vehicle along with break-ins to vehicles. The incidents occurred in the Sailview subdivision in eastern Lincoln County in the early morning hours Tuesday (November 23). According to the Lead Detective,…

Hudson Man Charged In Three Counties Following Reported Chase

41-year-old Sheldon Scott Wagner of Mission Road in Hudson was arrested last Friday (November 19) on charges filed in three counties. According to the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, he’s charged in Burke County with felony larceny of a motor vehicle,…

Crash Claims Man’s Life, Woman And Child Rescued By Trooper

A woman and child were rescued from a vehicle during a crash in Catawba County that claimed a man’s life. On Tuesday (November 23), at approximately 5:30 p.m., Trooper K.L. Huss of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol was on…

Statesville Woman Charged With Assaulting Officers, Fleeing From Police

40-year-old Tanisha Lashay Marshall of Zircon Drive in Statesville was arrested Sunday (November 21) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with two felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, one felony count of flee…

Hickory Man Faces Felony Meth Charge

44-year-old Jay Allen Goolsby of 16th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Wednesday afternoon (November 17) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine). Goolsby was taken into custody without incident…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Drug Charge

35-year-old Aaron Dale Potts of 11th Street Place S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Wednesday (November 17) on one felony count of possession of a schedule I controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug…

Hickory Metro Residents Indicted In Federal Drug Case

46-year-old Charles Ray Hildebran of Hickory, 47-year-old Phillip Anthony Godfrey of Newton, 34-year-old Britton Nicole Metcalf of Morganton, and 36-year-old Billy Dean Potter of Hickory, have all been indicted in a federal drug case. They were all indicted on charges…

Hickory Man Jailed on Felony Drug Charge; Multiple Counts of Failure to Appear

33-year-old Philip Justin Canipe of Kool Park Road N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early last Thursday morning (November 18) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of resisting,…

Caldwell County Woman Charged With Felony Drug Offense

44-year-old Stephanie Lee Sipes of Norwood Street in Lenoir was arrested Monday (November 22) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Sipes was released on $3,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled Wednesday (November…

Lenoir Man Charged With Stolen Firearm Offense

31-year-old Alvin Lorance Hames, Jr. of Allendale Circle in Lenoir was arrested Monday (November 22) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen firearm. Hames was released on $5,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance…

Highway Patrol Prepared For Increase In Drivers During Thanksgiving Holiday

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is preparing for the holiday season and for the increased number of roadway users expected across our state. During the coming weeks, Highway Patrol will proactively target dangerous driving behaviors to include speeding, distracted…

Lenoir Man Charged With Child Abuse With Sex Act

53-year-old John Joseph Byrd, Jr. of Highway 268 in Lenoir was arrested Monday (November 22) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony child abuse with a sexual act. Byrd was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under…

McDowell County Man Charged In Morganton Domestic Incident

30-year-old Derek Wayne Simmons of McDowell County was arrested Friday (November 19) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon along with misdemeanor counts of stalking and assault on a female. On…

One Suspect Arrested, Another Sought In Connection To Murder Of L-R Football Player

According to Hickory Police, one suspect is in custody and another is being sought in connection to the death of a Lenoir-Rhyne University football player. 19-year-old Omari Drovon Alexander was found in a running vehicle at Civitan Court Apartments early…

Sheriff’s Officers Assist Probation Officers in Trafficking Arrest

Last Tuesday (November 16), Catawba County Narcotics Investigators assisted state Probations Officers with a search conducted at the residence of 21-year-old Robert Kent “Colt” Stamey III. Investigators found and seized 47.5 grams of pills with markings indicating they were Oxycodone.…

Hickory Man Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from Ohio

31-year-old Eric Ray Seitz of 18th Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Long View Police Friday (November 19) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. He was also charged with a misdemeanor domestic violence…

Morganton Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle Offense

55-year-old Tommy Ray Buchanan of Park Lane Drive in Morganton was arrested Saturday (November 20) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Buchanan was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under…

Hickory Man Charged With Drug Offenses, Non-Support

35-year-old Jeffery Lashawn Maddox of 20th Street NE in Hickory was arrested Friday (November 19) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with sell or deliver schedule II controlled substance, possession with intent to sell or deliver schedule II controlled…

Missing Mother & Child Found, Safe

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies have located a missing woman and her son. Katherine Pell and her son were found yesterday (November 21) at a residence on Drum Street in Lincolnton. They are safe. The two had been reported missing last…

Catawba County Residents Advised To Recycle Cooking Oil From Thanksgiving Dinner

If you’re planning to fry your Thanksgiving turkey this year, Catawba County Utilities & Engineering is advising residents to recycle cooking oil through the department’s recycling program instead of pouring it down the drain. Available year-round, the program recycles used…

Hickory Man Jailed On Felony Assault Charge

47-year-old Charles Arne Boulware of 31st Avenue Drive NE in Hickory was arrested Friday (November 19) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and misdemeanor injury to personal property. Boulware…

Missing Mother And Child Sought, Public Asked For Assistance

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing mother and child. Last Thursday, November 18, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of two people missing from an apartment at 1334 Rustic Trail in Lincolnton.…

Burke Woman Sentenced In Drug Trafficking Ring

A Burke County woman is among five defendants sentenced in a federal case involving a meth trafficking ring. Last Thursday (November 18) U.S. District Judge Kenneth D. Bell handed down sentences of up to 15 years in prison to the…

Lenoir-Rhyne Football Player Fatally Shot, Hickory P.D. Investigating

The Hickory Police Department is investigating the fatal shooting of a Lenoir-Rhyne University football player. On Saturday (November 20) shortly before 1 a.m., Hickory Police Officers responded to Civitan Court Apartments at 405 17th Avenue NE, in reference to a…

Appalachian State To Open Hickory Campus

On Friday (November 19) Appalachian State University announced the purchase of a 225,800-square-foot building to establish the App State Hickory Campus in the state’s largest metro area without a public university. The former Corning Optical Communications building at 800 17th…

Stony Point Man Charged With Drug Offenses

41-year-old Richard Eugene Wingate, Jr. of East Lackey Farm Road in Stony Point was arrested Thursday (November 18) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver crystal methamphetamine and…

Ridgeview Branch Library To Close For Move Into Renovated Facility

Hickory’s Ridgeview Branch Library is almost ready to welcome patrons following the renovation and expansion of the facility. As library staff prepares for the Ridgeview Branch’s grand reopening, the temporary library operations at Ridgeview Recreation Center will close on Monday…

Woman Arrested In Morganton On Drug Charges

29-year-old Courtney Leigh Morgan was arrested Thursday (November 19) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession of schedule I controlled substance, possession of controlled substance in prison or jail, and failure to appear. Morgan was…

Holiday Parade In Downtown Hickory Tonight

The City of Hickory’s annual Lowes Foods Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting is this evening (November 19). The parade will take place in downtown Hickory. A special procession of the Fallen Heroes ministry to honor fallen soldiers from North Carolina…

Hickory Woman Charged With Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Offenses

33-year-old Andrea Blaj of 3rd Avenue Drive SE in Hickory was arrested Thursday (November 18) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Blaj was incarcerated in the…

Man Charged With Multiple Offenses Following Reported Chase In Alexander County

59-year-old Bobby Gene Simmons of Taylorsville was arrested Thursday (November 18) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with three counts of fleeing law enforcement with a motor vehicle with aggravating factors, along with single counts of felony probation violation…

String Of Drug Charges Filed Against Newton Man Following Search Of Dwelling

35-year-old Joshua Lee Franklin of Hickory Lincolnton Highway in Newton was arrested Wednesday (November 17) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with six felony counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, single felony counts of trafficking in…

Morganton Man Arrested in Hickory for Stalking

45-year-old Robert Bentley Bare of Fox Gap Street in Morganton was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 11 o’clock Tuesday morning (November 16) on outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants. Bare was wanted on felony counts of stalking and possession of…

Lenoir Woman Jailed On Break-in Charges

44-year-old Susan Michelle Hollar of Fred Watson Place in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (November 17) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering. In addition, Hollar is charged…

Two Robbed While Trying To Sell Shoes

Two people were robbed at gunpoint while trying to sell shoes to two unknown suspects in the parking lot of Walmart on NC 73 Highway in Denver, N.C. Wednesday afternoon (November 17). The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office says the victim…

Lenoir Man Charged With Drug Offenses

41-year-old Brenten Emanuel Jones of Finley Avenue in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (November 17) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, manufacture, sell, deliver, or possess controlled substance within…

Lake Hickory Access Area To Close Temporarily In Late Nov.

The Wittenburg Access Area on Lake Hickory in Bethlehem will temporarily close beginning Nov. 29 to allow for improvements to the recreational area. Closure of the boat-ramp area is expected to last through February 2022, with other areas closed until…

Medallion Of Honor Presented, Interim County Manager Recognized At Caldwell Commissioners Meeting

At their Monday night (November 15) meeting, the Caldwell County Board of Commissioners presented Colonel Bill Oxford with the Caldwell County Medallion of Honor for his work with fellow veterans. Oxford, who served in the Marine Corps from 1967-1970 and…

Morganton Woman Charged With Felony Drug Crimes Following Investigation

52-year-old Sherri Yvonne King of Carbon City Road in Morganton was arrested last Friday (November 12) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver methamphetamine and maintaining a vehicle,…

Newton Man Sentenced In Federal Drug Case

39-year-old James Kristoffer Cantley, formerly of Newton, was sentenced Tuesday (November 16) by U.S. District Judge Kenneth D. Bell to 210 months in prison and five years of supervised release for trafficking methamphetamine. The announcement was made by William T.…

Claremont Man Arrested on Firearms Charge; Failure to Appear

40-year-old Shan Laprie Hopper of Charlie Little Road in Claremont was arrested by Hickory Police early Tuesday morning (November 16) for felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also charged…

Hickory Man Jailed for Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance

34-year-old Joshua David Terry of 37th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early last Friday morning (November 12) for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. He’s accused of possessing…

Caldwell County Woman Charged With Meth Possession

32-year-old Brittany Correll Greene of Twin Meadow Drive in Hudson was arrested Tuesday (November 16) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Greene was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond.…

Lenoir Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle, Meth Offenses

33-year-old Lashaun Diantea Ellis of Forest Hill Drive in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (November 16) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of methamphetamine. Ellis was brought to the…

Work Underway To Resurface Streets In Lenoir

Contractors started work this week to resurface several streets in the City of Lenoir. The city contracted with Maymead, Inc. to pave 13 sections of roads throughout Lenoir. The project is part of the City’s annual resurfacing plan to maintain…

Granite Falls Man Arrested in Hickory on Multiple Felony & Failure to Appear Charges

35-year-old Christopher Michael Martin of Carter Court in Granite Falls was arrested by Hickory Police Monday night (November 15) on felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses and possession of heroin, along with a misdemeanor count of resisting a…

Hudson Man Jailed In Burke County On Drug Charges

39-year-old Jessie Alan Clark of Track Side Way in Hudson was arrested last Wednesday (November 10) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, maintaining…

Morganton Man Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

35-year-old Michael Travis Clark of McClean Street in Morganton has been arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance. Events leading to his arrest began on November 10 when Detectives…

Hickory Woman Arrested for Habitual Larceny

24-year-old Haley Odessa Godshall of 24th Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Saturday morning (November 13) for felony habitual larceny. According to Police, Godshall concealed and removed items from a business. She was taken into custody…

Lenoir Man Charged With Drug Offenses

38-year-old Shamario Jaushema Corpening of Westbrook Street NW in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (November 16) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, manufacture, sell, deliver, or possession of…

Caldwell County Man Charged With Felony Weapon, Assault Counts

29-year-old Dustin Cody Pruitt of Fiddlers Run in Hudson was arrested Tuesday (November 16) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and assault with a deadly weapon on…

Hudson Man Charged With Burglary

29-year-old Timothy Allen Schwab of Baird Drive in Hudson was arrested Tuesday (November 16) by Hudson Police Officers. He’s charged with felony first-degree burglary. Schwab was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $100,000 secured bond. A District Court…

Man Charged With Fleeing From Police

44-year-old Keith Thomas Holland was arrested Tuesday (November 16) by authorities in Alexander County. He’s charged with felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. In addition, Holland is charged with simple possession of schedule VI controlled substance, possession…

Taylorsville Man Charged With Failing To Register Address As Sex Offender

39-year-old Robert Jonathan Buchanan of Taylorsville was arrested Monday (November 15) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony failure to report a new address as a sex offender. Buchanan has the same charge pending in Iredell County. He…

Hickory City Council Meets, Approves Items, Honors Neighborhood College Graduates

Hickory City Council met in regular session Tuesday night (November 16). Minutes, second readings, and the consent agenda were all approved. Following a public hearing, City Council approved amendments to the Hickory Code of Ordinances based upon the requirements of…

Taylorsville Woman Arrested On Felony Drug Charges

52-year old Sonia Lucille Richmond of Taylorsville was arrested Monday (November 15) by Taylorsville Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession of controlled substance on jail premises, and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling,…

Woman Jailed In Alexander County On Felony Drug Charges

51-year-old Tamra Renae Dixon was arrested Tuesday (November 16) by authorities in Alexander County. She’s charged with felony counts of trafficking, opium or heroin, conspire to traffic opium or heroin, and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule…

Man Charged With Multiple Offenses For Allegedly Following Student On Area College Campus

59-year-old John Phillip Barkley of Stony Point was arrested Tuesday (November 16) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with indecent liberties with a student, sexual battery, three counts of misdemeanor stalking and one count of misdemeanor assault on a…

Morganton Man Arrested for Larceny in Hickory

46-year-old Jonathan Wayne Loven of Silver Creek Road in Morganton was arrested by Hickory Police last Thursday afternoon (November 11) on one felony count of larceny by anti-inventory device. Loven was taken into custody without incident at the JCPenney store…

Stolen Vehicle Charge Filed Against Granite Falls Man

28-year-old Michael Andrew Williams of Main Street in Granite Falls was arrested Sunday (November 14) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Williams was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under…

Maiden Man Jailed On Strangulation, Drug Charges

21-year-old Luca Tyler Buntic of Brookwood Drive in Maiden was arrested Monday (November 15) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with assault by strangulation, trafficking, opium, or heroin, maintaining a dwelling for controlled substance and two counts of felony probation…

Hickory Man Arrested By Caldwell Authorities On Fugitive Warrant Alleging Sex Crime In Florida

37-year-old Michael Dean Hawley of Main Avenue NW in Hickory was arrested Monday (November 15) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged on a felony fugitive warrant from another state. Hawley is wanted in Okaloosa County, Florida, on felony charges…

Alexander County Company Fined In Connection To Fatal Trench Collapse In May

An Alexander County grading company has been fined after an employee was killed earlier this year in an accident at a construction site. 38-year-old Shane Anthony Sharpe of Taylorsville died when a trench collapsed on May 19. Sharpe was an…

Man Charged With Break-ins To Storage Buildings, Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Counts

40-year-old Steven Dale Elliott of Openview Drive in Lincolnton was arrested Sunday (November 14) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with four felony counts of breaking and entering to a building, one felony count of possession of schedule II…

Lincoln County Man Dies in Saturday Morning Mobile Home Fire

A Lincoln County man has died in a mobile home fire. The deceased is 76-year-old Carl Livingston Knight. At about 2 a.m. Saturday morning (November 13), Lincoln County Emergency Services personnel were dispatched to the fire on Oakbrook Lane in…

Morganton Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Heroin Charge

38-year-old Daniel Ernest Lawing of Robinhood Drive in Morganton was arrested by Hickory Police early last Wednesday morning (November 10) for felony possession of heroin. Lawing was taken into custody without incident at 1:55 a.m. on the tenth at a…

Belmont Woman Charged With Caldwell County Stolen Vehicle Offense

40-year-old Kimberly Billie Hill of Belmont was arrested Friday (November 12) by authorities in Gaston County on a charge filed in Caldwell County. Hill is charged in Caldwell with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Hill was brought to…

Hickory Man Arrested for Felony Probation Violation

25-year-old Rodney Tyler York of Main Avenue S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Thursday morning (November 11) for a felony probation violation. York is on probation as he serves a 30-month suspended sentence following a conviction last…

Claremont Man Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

48-year-old Robert James Salyards of Deal Road in Claremont was arrested by Hickory Police last Wednesday afternoon (November 10) on outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants. He was wanted for felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver methamphetamine and…

Lenoir Man Arrested in Hickory for Felony Probation Violation

38-year-old Jason Jeffrey Spencer of Firestation Lane in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police early last Wednesday morning (November 10) on an outstanding warrant for a felony probation violation. Spencer is on probation as he serves a 12-month suspended sentence…

Stony Point Man Charged With Sex Crimes

30-year-old William Joshua Byard of Calhoun Road in Stony Point was arrested last Wednesday (November 10) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of human trafficking, six felony counts of sexual activity by a substitute parent,…

Catawba Man Charged With Kidnapping, Strangulation

36-year-old Micheal Allen Bumgarner of Robert Rufty Lane in Catawba was arrested Sunday (November 14) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of first-degree kidnapping and assault by strangulation along with a misdemeanor count of assault with…

Newton Man Charged With Break-in, Theft Counts

32-year-old Jamen Lee Cowan of Muntz Drive in Newton was arrested Friday (November 12) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering along with a misdemeanor count of…

Wanted Suspects Sought In Area County

Authorities in Iredell County continue to seek suspects on the most wanted list. 49-year-old Robert Brice remains on the most wanted list in Iredell County. He’s wanted for felony failure to report an address as a sex offender. The last…

Double Homicide Remains Under Investigation

The Hickory Police Department is continuing to investigate a May, 2020, double murder. On May 10 at approximately 10:40 p.m., Hickory Police Officers responded to the Save More Convenience Store at 1665 1st Avenue SW, after receiving a 911 call…

Lenoir Man Faces Felony Larceny Charge

24-year-old Branson Lee Severt of Blue Creek Road in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (November 11) for felony larceny. Following his arrest, Severt was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond set at $10,000,…

Hickory Woman Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from Illinois

39-year-old Lorenda Ann-Marie Malava, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, but also lists an address on 26th Boulevard S.E. in Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police yesterday (November 11) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting…

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession

26-year-old Richard Leeroy Nelson of German Street in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (November 11) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine along with misdemeanor counts of simple possession of schedule II and IV controlled substance. Nelson…

Firearm Charge Lodged Against Granite Falls Man

43-year-old J.C. Phillips of Grace Chapel Road in Granite Falls was arrested Thursday (November 11) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon. Phillips was confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center…

Stabbing Incident in Morganton Under Investigation

At about 8:50 p.m. Tuesday (November 9), Officers with the Morganton Department of Public Safety were dispatched to the hospital in Morganton regarding two males, ages 19 and 20, who had been stabbed. After Officers learned that the stabbing occurred…

Caldwell County Man Jailed In Catawba County On Drug, Probation Violation Charges

46-year-old Jose Manuel Flores of Village Drive in Granite Falls was arrested Tuesday (November 9) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine along with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana, possession of drug parahernalia, and resisting…

Hickory Woman Jailed On Felony Drug Charge

43-year-old Margaret Louise Lynch of 2nd Street Place SW in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (November 10) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule IV controlled substance. Lynch was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under…

Lenoir Woman Jailed On String Of Drug Charges

26-year-old Ashley Nichole Fillers of Brookshire Road in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (November 11) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell and…

Suspect In August Chase With Police Still Sought By Authorities

Authorities were still seeking a suspect in connection to a chase in Burke County in August. 25-year-old Travis Trimble of Hudson is wanted by the Morganton Department of Public Safety on charges of felony fleeing to elude arrest, hit &…

Road To Be Closed In Hickory For Roundabout Construction

City Walk contractors will close Second Avenue NE from N.C. 127 to Main Avenue NE/Third Avenue NE in Hickory to complete construction of the new roundabout. The closure will be in place from 9 a.m. Monday, November 15, through 3…

Hickory Man Held Under $700K Bond for Trafficking & Assault

32-year-old Koby Dale Tevepaugh of 2nd Street S.W. in Hickory has been arrested by Hickory Police for trafficking in methamphetamine, assault by pointing a gun, and possession of a firearm by a felon. Tevepaugh was jailed this afternoon (November 11)…

Public Invited To Thanksgiving Meal In Hickory

Foothills Faith and Friendship, a Hickory-based young adult Christian group, welcomes the public to a Thanksgiving of Sharing on Monday, November 22 at 6 p.m., at St. Aloysius Catholic Church’s lower level in Hickory. With the awareness that the holiday…

New Warden Named at Catawba Correctional

The Division of Adult Correction & Juvenile Justice has named Timothy Maynor as the new warden of the Catawba Correctional Center in Newton. Mr. Maynor had been the associate warden at the prison since March of 2020. In his new…

Veterans Day Today, Events Scheduled In Hickory Metro

Today (November 11) is Veterans Day and there are events being held in the Greater Hickory Metro today. In Lenoir, American Legion Post 29 will hold a ceremony downtown. The ceremony was scheduled to get underway at 11 a.m. There…

Woman Charged With Felony Drug Offenses

35-year-old Tasha Nicole Kirby of Bush Place in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (November 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession of heroin and possession of schedule II controlled substance. Kirby was incarcerated in the…

Stolen Vehicle Charge Lodged Against Caldwell County Man

42-year-old Jonthan Dale Sheppard of Cottrell Hill Road in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (November 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle along with two counts of misdemeanor failure to appear. Sheppard…

Lenoir Man charged With Drug Offenses In Catawba County

26-year-old Richard Tucker Triplett of Spencer Street in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (November 10) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Triplett was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $4,000…

Hickory Woman Charged With Stolen Vehicle, Meth Counts

47-year-old Catherine Nicole Abernethy of 11th Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (November 10) by Newton Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of methamphetamine along with a misdemeanor count of…

Man Charged With Stealing Safe From Business

30-year-old William Herbert Pennell IV of West End Avenue in Statesville was arrested Monday (November 8) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering, and larceny by employee. On…

Granite Falls Man Arrested On Drug Offense

45-year-old Joseph Carroll Kincaid of Baton School Road in Granite Falls was arrested Tuesday (November 9) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. In addition, Kincaid is charged with failure to appear on a count…

Morganton Man Charged With Meth Possession Following Investigation

51-year-old Samuel Lee Yancey, Jr. of Sweet Water Drive in Morganton was arrested Friday (November 5) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. According to…

Georgia Man Arrested in Hickory for Failure to Appear

59-year-old William Damon Hull of Strong Mountain, Georgia was arrested by Hickory Police Saturday afternoon (November 6) on felony and misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. He reportedly failed to appear in court on felony counts of possession of a…

Taylorsville Woman Arrested in Hickory on Multiple Warrants

34-year-old Crystal Bryan Cruz of Boston Road in Taylorsville was arrested by Hickory Police early Tuesday morning (November 9) on several outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants. She was wanted on felony counts of maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for…

Face Coverings Still Required In Catawba County Schools

During this Tuesday’s (November 9) Catawba County Board of Education meeting, the motion to make face coverings optional did not pass. Therefore, face masks covering the nose and mouth will continue to be required indoors for all staff, students, and…

Grant Awarded To Assist Small Businesses In Alexander County

The Alexander County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC) was recently awarded a $25,000 Hometown Revitalization Grant from Duke Energy to assist small businesses in Alexander County that were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on the criteria established by Duke Energy,…

Conover Man Jailed This Morning On Drug Charges

31-year-old Todd Lee Hefner of St. Peters Church Road in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Hefner was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (November…

Newton Woman Charged With Felony Drug Offenses

49-year-old Shirley Hughes Aiken of West 15th Street in Newton was arrested Tuesday (November 9) by Newton Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance along…

Granite Falls Respiratory Clinic Closed Due To Reduction In COVID-19 Cases

Effective last Friday (November 5) Caldwell UNC Health Care has permanently closed its Respiratory Diagnostic Clinic (RDC) located at RiverCrest Medical Park in Granite Falls. The decision to close the RDC at this location was made as the numbers of…

Suspect Charged With Shooting Man In Vehicle

50-year-old Mark Wayne Baucom of South Haven Drive in Mooresville was arrested Monday (November 8) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and one felony count…

Hudson Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Drug Charge

33-year-old Chad Ashford Causby of the Crestwood Mobile Home Park in Hudson was arrested by Hickory Police early Saturday morning (November 6) for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance, along with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia…

Taylorsville Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony B&E Charge

40-year-old Christopher William Craig of Vance Lane in Taylorsville was arrested by Hickory Police last Wednesday afternoon (November 3) for felony breaking & entering a building. Craig was taken into custody without incident at about 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at an…

Granite Falls Man Arrested On Heroin Charge

44-year-old Derrik Sean Casto of Dudley Avenue in Granite Falls was arrested Monday (November 8) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of heroin. Casto was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $3,000 secured bond.…

Hickory Man Charged With Attempted Murder

45-year-old Christopher Randy Rutledge of 4th Street Drive NW in Hickory was arrested Monday (November 8) by Conover Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Cocaine Charge

55-year-old Dennis Ray Cherry of 7th Avenue S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Sunday morning (November 7) for felony possession with intent to manufacture a schedule II controlled substance. According to H.P.D.’s arrest report, Cherry was in…

Lenoir Man Arrested for Multiple Probation Violations

39-year-old Jamie Lee Icenhour of Wilkesboro Boulevard in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police early Saturday morning (November 6) for felony and misdemeanor probation violations. Icenhour is on probation as he serves a 24-month suspended sentence following a February 2021…

Newton Woman Charged With Stolen Vehicle Offense

35-year-old Emily Elizabeth King of South Brushwood Circle in Newton was arrested today (November 9) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle. King was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $6,500…

Lenoir Police Searching For Statutory Rape Suspect

A man charged with statutory rape is being sought by authorities in Caldwell County. The Lenoir Police Department is searching for Roger Lee Keller. According to police, he failed to appear for a Caldwell County court appearance on a charge…

Identity Of Body Found Friday In Burke County Released

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office has released the identity of the man whose body was found Friday (November 5) in the Icard area. They confirmed Monday (November 8) that the man found was in fact 51-year-old Kao Hang of N.C.…

Newton Man Receives Minimum Sentence Of 26 Years In Murder Case

35-year-old Justin Drew Dalton of Newton, will spend at least 26 years in prison following a second-degree murder conviction during Catawba County Superior Court on Monday (November 8). Dalton was given an active prison term of 26 to 32 years…

Two Hickory Residents Killed In Single-Vehicle Wreck

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is investigating a crash in Catawba County in which two people were killed. On Monday (November 8), at approximately 4:30 p.m., Highway Patrol responded to Old Shelby Road near Interstate 40. A 2004 Lincoln…

Lincolnton Man Killed in Friday Night Crash

At about 7:50 Saturday morning (November 6), the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a fatal accident in Lincoln County on Buffalo Shoals Road, near Beal Road. The deceased is 60-year-old Michael Alan Walker of Lincolnton.…

Two Arrested on Meth Charges in Iredell County

50-year-old Gregory David Evans of Overcash Road in Troutman and 42-year-old Christopher Brandon Propst of Sunrise Avenue in Maiden have both been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. They were each charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell,…

Man Killed In Early Saturday Morning Crash

On Saturday (November 6) at approximately 3:25 a.m., the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to U.S. 64 near Page Farm Road in Iredell County. A 1995 Ford box truck was traveling east on US 64, ran off the road…

Conover Man Charged With Drug Offenses

61-year-old Floyd Wayne Hedrick of Young Drive in Conover was arrested today (November 8) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, two counts of maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance, possession of marijuana…

Homeless Hickory Man Jailed for B&E and Larceny

44-year-old Jason Gerrard Glenn, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police early last Friday morning (November 5) on felony counts of breaking & entering a motor vehicle and larceny of a motor vehicle.…

Morganton Man Arrested on Caldwell County Drug Warrant from 2017

56-year-old William Ervin Patrick of Highway 64 in Morganton was arrested by Hickory Police last Thursday morning (November 4) on an outstanding felony warrant out of Caldwell County. He was wanted for possession of methamphetamine. The warrant was issued in…

Stony Point Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Drug Charge

41-year-old James Anthony Craig of Johnny Martin Lane in Stony Point was arrested by Hickory Police early last Friday morning (November 5) on one felony count of possession of a schedule I controlled substance. Craig was taken into custody without…

Newton Man Charged With Break-in, Felonious Restraint

36-year-old Preston Denard Harper of McCorkle Road in Newton was arrested today (November 8) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and felonious restraint along with misdemeanor counts of assault on a female…