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Body Found in Carbon City Area

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a body that was found on the banks of Catawba River today (October 22) in Morganton’s Carbon City area. The body, an unidentified male, appears to have been in that location for about…

Lenoir Man Arrested for Electronic House Arrest Violation

63-year-old Larry Gene Hibbs of Arrowood Street in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (October 21) for an electronic house arrest violation involving a failed drug test. In May of this year, Hibbs was arrested on felony…

New Assistant Principal Hired at Grandview Middle School

Hickory Public Schools has announced that Kelly Ann Somers will be the new Assistant Principal at Grandview Middle School, effective immediately. Prior to joining Hickory Public Schools, Ms. Somers served as the Career Development Coordinator for Gaston County Schools. She…

Hickory Man Charged With Meth Possession

27-year-old Jordan Shane Fredericks of Flint Hill Drive in Hickory was arrested Thursday (October 21) by Alcohol Law Enforcement. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Fredericks was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $2,500 bond. A District…

Claremont Man Jailed On Drug Charges

27-year-old David Warren Shortridge of North Calvin Street in Claremont was arrested today (October 22) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting a public officer. Shortridge was incarcerated in the Catawba…

Hickory Man Charged With Firearm Offense

22-year-old Jovan Tyrese Little of 11th Street SW in Hickory was arrested today (October 22) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of a firearm by a felon. Little was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under…

Missing Teen Sought By Alexander County Authorities

A missing teenager from Alexander County is being sought. Investigators with the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office are attempting to find 13-year-old Lamya Hartsoe. She has been missing since Sunday, October 17. If anyone has any information on her location, contact…

More Information Released On Arrest Of Morganton Man For Failing To Register New Address

44-year-old Dennis Gale Hubbard of Wrighton Street in Morganton was arrested Wednesday (October 20) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony failure to register a new address as a sex offender. WHKY first reported on Hubbard’s arrest Thursday…

Fatal Fire Reported In Alexander County (Updated with name of victim, 10:31 a.m., 10/22/21)

One person was killed in a fire Thursday afternoon (October 21) in Alexander County. The Taylorsville, Hiddenite, and Sugar Loaf Fire Departments responded shortly after 3 p.m. to a residence on Clearview Lane north of Taylorsville. The double wide mobile…

Troutman Man Charged with Murder & Arson in Connection to July 2021 Fire (Updated with victim’s names, 3:25 a.m., 10/22/21)

21-year-old Corey Alexander Cook of Loram Drive in Troutman has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on three counts of murder and one count of first-degree arson. Cook was arrested in connection to an incident on July 27 of…

One Fatality in Three Vehicle Crash in Newton (Updated with name of deceased, 7:01 a.m., 10/22/21)

At about 3:15 Thursday afternoon (October 21), the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to a fatal collision in Catawba County, south of Newton on N.C. Highway 16 at the intersection of N.C. 16 Business and the East “P” Street…

Another Catawba County Law Enforcement Agency Receives Report Of Impersonator

A second law enforcement agency has issued a report regarding an individual impersonating an officer. This morning (October 21), at approximately 5:15, Hickory Police received a report of a person impersonating a law enforcement officer. The reporting person told police…

Claremont Company To Expand, New Jobs To Be Created

WestRock Company, a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, plans to expand its existing manufacturing facility in Claremont. Over the next three years, WestRock is expected to create 50 new jobs and invest a minimum of $47 million…

Hickory Woman Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

42-year-old Tara Crawley Canipe of 14th Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested Tuesday evening (October 19) by Hickory Police for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance. According to H.P.D.’s arrest report, she was in possession for 3.9 grams…

Two Hickory Residents Face Felony Meth Charges

34-year-old Shannon Denise Garcia and 59-year-old David Sean Riser, both from the same address on 3rd Avenue S.W. in Hickory, were arrested Monday afternoon (October 18) by Hickory Police. They were each charged with felony counts of obtaining property by…

Newton Man Indicted on Felony Malicious Conduct Charge

59-year-old Willie Duran Armstrong of Herman Street in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police Tuesday afternoon (October 19) for misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to half-an-ounce. He was also served a true bill of indictment for felony malicious conduct by…

Man Charged With Failure To Change Address

44-year-old Dennis Gale Hubbard was arrested Wednesday (October 20) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony failure to change an address as a sex offender. Hubbard was arrested just before 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at an address on Wrighton…

Taylorsville Man Arrested In Catawba County For Allegedly Fleeing From Police

29-year-old Jadarius Dashonn McCorkle of Taylorsville was arrested this morning (October 21) in Catawba County by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. McCorkle is charged with flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, reckless driving with wanton disregard and…

Morganton Man Jailed In Catawba County On Drug Charges

39-year-old Dana Smith of Putnam Street in Morganton was arrested Wednesday (October 20) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of marijuana, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. Smith was…

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event Scheduled In November

Catawba County’s residential household hazardous waste and electronics one-day collection event is coming up. The collection will take place on Saturday, November 6, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at LP Frans Stadium, the home of the Hickory Crawdads. The…

South Carolina Man Arrested In Caldwell County For Alleged Computer Crimes

29-year-old David Dakota Beaver of York, South Carolina, was arrested Wednesday (October 20) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with four felony counts of accessing government computers to defraud and four misdemeanor counts of secondary metals recycling violation. Beaver…

Hickory Man Charged With Heroin Possession

35-year-old Christopher Joseph Grant of Hickory Airport Road in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (October 20) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of heroin and misdemeanor larceny. Grant was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $1,500…

Law Enforcement Agency Requests Help In Finding Man Impersonating Officer

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public to assist them in finding an individual who is impersonating law enforcement. Wednesday (October 20) at approximately 6:50 a.m. a high school age female was traveling along Little Mountain Road…

Morganton Man Arrested for Murder

56-year-old Rodney Howard Sanders of Royce Street in Morganton has been arrested by Burke County Deputies on a felony murder charge. Just after 2:30 this morning (October 20), Deputies were dispatched to a reported shooting at an address on Royce…

Two Suspects Arrested On String Of Animal Cruelty Charges

38-year-old Justin Nathaniel Deaton and 51-year-old Peggy Sue Jenkins, who each list the same Calvin Street, Mocksville address, were arrested Monday (October 18) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. Both suspects are charged with four felony counts apiece of cruelty to…

Alexander County Officers Arrest Suspect on Stolen Vehicle Charge

26-year-old Justin Nathaniel Helton has been arrested by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers for felony larceny of a motor vehicle. He was also served with two warrants for misdemeanor probation violations. Helton is on probation as he serves a 12-month suspended…

Hickory Man Arrested for Felony Probation Violation

39-year-old Derek Alan Joines of Quailwood Drive in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Monday night (October 18) for a felony out-of-county probation violation. The warrant for his arrest was issued on September 23 of this year. Joines is on…

Catawba Man Jailed on Numerous Counts of Failure to Appear

33-year-old Joshua Lynn Whitmire of Highway 70 East in Catawba was arrested by Hickory Police last Friday night (October 15) on multiple felony and misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. He reportedly failed to appear in court on two felony…

Man Arrested On Weapon, Drug Charges

28-year-old Wesley Alan Cox was arrested Monday (October 18) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and possession of controlled substance in prison or jail. In addition, Cox…

Woman Jailed In Burke County On Felony Drug Charge

38-year-old Melanie Marie Mitchell was arrested Tuesday (October 19) by authorities in Burke County. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Mitchell was arrested shortly after midnight Tuesday morning and placed in jail in Morganton under $7,500…

Alexander Board Of Education Schedules Special Called Meeting

The Alexander County Board of Education will hold a special called meeting Thursday (October 21). The meeting will start at 6:00 p.m. at the Board of Education Office, 700 Liledoun Road, Taylorsville. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss…

Man Charged With Discharging Firearm Into Property

30-year-old Xavier Dontay Dula of Frontier Way NW in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (October 19) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony discharge a firearm into occupied property. Dula was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $50,000…

Lenoir Man Arrested On Sexual Exploitation Charge

67-year-old Steven Allan Sharpe of Sunshine Lane in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (October 19) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Sharpe was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center in Lenoir…

Hickory City Council Meets, Approves Redistricting Option

Hickory City Council met in regular session Tuesday night (October 20). Minutes, second readings, and the consent agenda were all approved. A public hearing was held regarding the proposed redistricting plans. Option C was passed by a 6 to 1…

Hickory Man Jailed On Forgery Charge

38-year-old Christopher Scott Travis of 22nd Street SE in Hickory was arrested today (October 20) by Conover Police Officers. He’s charged with felony forgery of an endorsement. Travis was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $1,200 bond. A…

Hickory Man Charged With Being On Premises Illegally

29-year-old Carl Dean Shook of Ricker Road in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (October 19) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with sex offender unlawfully on premises and misdemeanor larceny. Shook was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under…

Investigation Into Fatal Drive-By Shooting Continues

Today marks 23 weeks since a drive-by shooting in Hickory that claimed the life 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 12. Just before…

Hickory Woman Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

44-year-old Angela Beth Duncan of Catawba Valley Boulevard S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 9:40 Friday night (October 15) for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine). Duncan was taken into custody without incident at…

Hiddenite Woman Jailed On Drug Charges

38-year-old Holly Ann Kiser of Berea Church Quincy Road in Hiddenite was arrested today (October 19) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Kiser was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility…

Conover Man Charged With Forgery Related Offense

26-year-old Gage Andrew Ward of 10th Avenue NE in Conover was arrested Monday (October 18) by authorities in Catawba County on a charge from Caldwell County. He’s charged in Caldwell with felony uttering a forged endorsement. Ward was placed in…

Hickory Woman Arrested for Felony Larceny

60-year-old Lorri Shelton Shaver of Park Road N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 7:25 Sunday evening (October 17) for felony larceny and misdemeanor breaking into a coin or currency operated machine. Shaver was taken into custody…

Lenoir Man Charged With Vehicle Theft Offenses

56-year-old Stephen Ray Frisbie of SE Starcross Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (October 18) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Frisbie was…

Hickory Man Charged with Felony Habitual Larceny

58-year-old David Wayne Cantrell of 14th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:15 Sunday morning (October 17) for habitual felony larceny or shoplifting, along with two misdemeanor counts of misdemeanor larceny. The felony warrant was…

Maiden, Sherrills Ford Residents Arrested In Drug Trafficking Case

22-year-old Christian Chase Parker of Maiden and 21-year-old Alexis Susan Lineberger of Sherrills Ford were arrested Monday (October 18) by Maiden Police Officers. They were each charged with felony trafficking marijuana. WHKY previously reported on the arrest of Parker, more…

Lenoir Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle, B & E Offenses

31-year-old Alvin Lorance Hames, Jr. of Allendale Circle in Lenoir was arrested Friday (October 15) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and breaking and entering. Hames was released on…

Highway Patrol Focusing On Stop Arm Violations

In support of Operation Stop Arm week, which is this week, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol is aggressively enforcing stop arm and other traffic violations in and around school zones and school bus stops. The operation is running daily…

Conover Man Jailed On Heroin, Meth Charges

37-year-old Dustin Neal Cooke of Raleigh Street in Conover was arrested Monday (October 18) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking, opium or heroin, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, and maintaining…

Catawba County Commissioners Meet, Approve Multiple Items

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday (October 19). During the meeting, the board approved the consent agenda, which contained six items. Included in those items was a request that the board approve the distribution of…

Additional Information Released In Long View Drug Case

More details have been released in connection to the arrests of multiple suspects in a Long View drug case. WHKY previously reported on the arrests of 39-year-old Krystal Nicole Davis and 50-year-old Rodolfo Atkinson, Jr., both of Long View. A…

Woman Charged With Running Boyfriend Over With Vehicle

21-year-old Piper Michelle Ritchey of Walkertown, in Forsyth County, N.C. was arrested Friday (October 15) by Statesville Police Officers. She’s charged with attempted first-degree murder and felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Friday,…

Taylorsville Woman Arrested on Forgery Charge

27-year-old Briann Alysha Buchholz of 5th Avenue S.W. in Taylorsville was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon (October 14) for felony uttering a forged instrument. She allegedly forged checks. Buchholz was taken into custody without incident…

Hickory Man Jailed for B&E and Larceny

32-year-old Dasher Brent Wilcher of Taylor Court in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Thursday morning (October 14) on three felony counts each of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering, as well as single counts of…

Homeless Hickory Man Arrested for Larceny of Motor Vehicle

36-year-old Stephen Wayne Peyatt, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police early Friday morning (October 15) for felony larceny of a motor vehicle. He was taken into custody without incident shortly before 2…

Marion Woman Jailed On Meth, Failure To Appear Charges In Caldwell County

32-year-old Brittany Sunette Elliott of Marion was arrested Saturday (October 16) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. In addition, Elliott is charged with failure to appear on felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle,…

Hickory Man Arrested On Heroin Charge

40-year-old Brandon Earl Little of 18th Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested Sunday (October 17) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of heroin and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Following the arrest, Little was jailed in the…

Gastonia Man Jailed In Catawba County On Drug Trafficking Charge

22-year-old Christian Chase Parker of Gastonia was arrested today (October 18) by Maiden Police Officers. He’s charged with trafficking in marijuana. Parker is also charged with failure to appear on counts of driving while license revoked, speeding, and reckless driving…

Hudson Man Charged With Break-in, Theft, Chop Shop Activity

34-year-old Joshua Lee Smart of Hanks Place in Hudson was arrested Saturday (October 16) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny of a motor vehicle, larceny after breaking and entering, chop shop activity…

H.P.S. Names Executive Assistant to Superintendent

Hickory Public Schools (H.P.S.) has announced that Angela (Angel) Holland will serve as the Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and clerk to the H.P.S. Board of Education, effective today (October 18). For nearly seven years, Ms. Holland has served as…

Missing Man From Iredell County Sought

The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man from Iredell County, 46-year-old Micheal Wayne Williams. Mr. Williams is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. He is a…

Two Suspects Arrested In Shooting Incident

34-year-old Molly Marie Cate and 34-year-old Zakari David Glode were arrested last Wednesday (October 13) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. Cate is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.  Glode is charged with breaking and entering…

Highway Crash Claims Woman’s Life

A woman was killed in an Iredell County crash Friday afternoon (October 18). At approximately 2:05 p.m. Friday, the NC State Highway Patrol responded to the I-77 southbound on-ramp from Amity Hill Road (Exit 45). A 2005 Pontiac passenger car…

Man Killed In Caldwell County Business Parking Lot Shooting

A Hickory man was killed in a shooting Friday night (October 15) in a business parking lot in Hudson. The incident was reported shortly after 8:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Dollar General on Pine Mountain Road. The altercation…

New Jobs Coming With Expansion Of Catawba County Company

According to the Catawba County Economic Development Corporation, Pöppelmann GmbH & Co. KG, plans to expand its existing manufacturing facility in Claremont. Over the next three years, Pöppelmann Plastics USA plans to create 100 new jobs and invest a minimum of…

Second Recent Rabies Case Confirmed in Caldwell County

A skunk found in Caldwell County’s Grace Chapel area has tested positive for rabies. The skunk came into contact with a dog on Addison Lane. The North Carolina State Laboratory notified Caldwell County Animal Control today (October 15) that the…

Hildebran Man Sentenced for Attempted Murder; More

28-year-old Brendan Marshall Withers of Hildebran was given an active prison sentence of 17-to-23 years following his conviction for attempted murder during Caldwell County Superior Court on Tuesday (October 12). The Honorable Craig Croom, Superior Court Judge from Wake County,…

Hickory Man Arrested for Burke County Probation Violation

29-year-old Sylvanus Sengsu Xiong of Henry Smith Street in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Thursday morning (October 14) for a felony probation violation. He’s on probation as he serves an 18-month suspended sentence following an April 2021 conviction…

Hudson Man Charged With Break-in, Theft Offenses

56-year-old Wilbur Vann Coley of Gilliland Lane in Hudson was arrested Thursday (October 15) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts apiece of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking & entering. Coley was brought to…

Hickory Man Charged With Multiple Offenses

31-year-old Kevin Eli Goodwin, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested Thursday (October 14) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two counts apiece of felony probation violation and possession of drug paraphernalia, along with…

Long View Police Report Arrests Of Two Suspects On Felony Drug Charges

39-year-old Crystal Nicole Davis of 12th Avenue Court NE and 50-year-old Rodolfo Atkinson of 1st Avenue NW, both from Hickory, were arrested Thursday (October 14) by Long View Police Officers. They’re each charged with felony counts of trafficking, opium or…

Man Charged With Vehicle Theft, Break-in Offenses

52-year-old Steve Randall Lowman of Picturesque Lane in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (October 14) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, possession of methamphetamine, breaking and…

Granite Falls Residents Arrested On Felony Drug Charges

40-year-old Jarvis Ledon McCullough and 36-year-old Jessica Marie McMahon, both of the same Fence Street, Granite Falls, address, were arrested Thursday (October 14) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with felony counts of maintaining a vehicle or dwelling…

Lenoir Man Charged With Felony Assault

35-year-old James Lee Edmisten of Honeycomb Place in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (October 14) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Edmisten was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center…

Charlotte Man Jailed In Catawba County On Robbery, Assault Charges

26-year-old Antonio Rashawn Whitworth of Charlotte was arrested Thursday (October 14) on charges filed by the Conover Police Department and Catawba County Sheriff’s Office. Conover Police charged Whitworth with robbery with a dangerous weapon. The Sheriff’s Office charged him with…

Lincolnton Woman Jailed Following Drug Investigation, Various Controlled Substances Reportedly Seized

35-year-old Erica Lynn Caraluzzo of North Cedar Street in Lincolnton was arrested Wednesday (October 13) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with two counts of trafficking methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell and deliver meth, percocet, hydrocodone, clonazepam, marijuana,…

Connelly Springs Man Arrested On Meth Charges

33-year-old Dustin Thomas Miller of Berry Road in Connelly Springs was arrested Thursday (October 14) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver meth. Thursday,…

Broadband Coverage Discussed At Alexander Commissioners Meeting

The Alexander County Board of Commissioners heard reports about local broadband efforts from both Charter Communications and Open Broadband LLC at the October 11 meeting. Mike Tanck, Director of Government Affairs for Charter Communications (Spectrum), was first on the agenda…

Hickory Man Charged With Felony Theft Count Along With Failure To Appear

42-year-old Tino Alphrizer Davis of 3rd Street SE in Hickory was arrested today (October 14) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny along with five counts of failure to appear on traffic charges. Davis was jailed in the…

Identity of Deceased in Dump Truck Crash Released

The man who was killed in an accident yesterday (October 13) on N.C. Highway 150 near Grassy Creek Road has been identified. The deceased is 72-year-old Curtis Junior Miles of Newton. According to the N.C. State Highway Patrol, the accident…

Early Voting Underway, Races In Municipalities, School Systems

Early voting is underway in Catawba County. Voters can cast ballots in six municipalities and two school systems. Brookford, Catawba, Claremont, Conover, Newton, and Maiden all have seats being contested. There are also seats up for grabs in the Hickory…

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession, B & E

55-year-old William Gregory Brookshire of NW Palmer Street in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (October 13) by Hudson Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor breaking and entering. Brookshire was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center…

Public Health Reminds Citizens To Get Flu Shot

Catawba County Public Health is reminding local citizens that with cooler weather on the way, now is the time to get their annual flu shot. Typically, seasonal influenza, also known as the flu, begins circulating in higher numbers from October…

Claremont Man Jailed On Felony Drug Charge

44-year-old Cheng Seng Vang of Bottom Lane in Claremont was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Vang was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (October 14) under $1,500…

Charlotte Man Jailed In Catawba County On Firearm, Traffic Offenses

40-year-old Jamell Tremaine Robinson of Charlotte was arrested by Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. He’s charged with two counts apiece of possession of a firearm by a felon and speeding, along with single counts of reckless driving…

Robbery Suspect Sought By Authorities

Authorities are seeking a suspect in an Iredell County robbery. On April 23, 2021, a 73-year-old woman and her husband pulled into a parking space on the Home Goods side of Walmart on Crossroads Drive in Statesville. What appeared to…

Kidnapping Among Charges Filed Against Taylorsville Man

44-year-old Michael Joseph Passmore of Taylorsville was arrested October 7 by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony second-degree kidnapping and misdemeanor false imprisonment. Following his arrest, Passmore was jailed in the Alexander County Detention Center where he remained…

Alabama Woman Jailed On Stolen Vehicle Charge In Alexander County

32-year-old Kelsey Rae Dubose of Warrior, Alabama, was arrested last Saturday (October 9) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. She was incarcerated in the Alexander County Detention Center under $10,000 secured…

Driver Killed In Crash This Morning In Catawba County

A fatality is reported in a crash this morning (October 13) in Catawba County. According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, a dump truck driver was killed in the crash. The driver’s truck crossed the center line on N.C.…

Newton Woman Charged With Firearm, Stolen Vehicle Offenses

47-year-old Elizabeth Stewart Ledford of Old State Road in Newton was arrested today (October 13) by Newton Police Officers. She’s charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Ledford was jailed in…

Former Coach Sentenced To 25 Years In Child Porn Case

25-year-old Frank Darrell Cromwell of Boone was sentenced to a prison sentence in a child porn case. William T. Stetzer, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, announced a sentence of 25 years in prison last Thursday…

Four-Year Sentence Imposed Against Caldwell Man In Federal Embezzlement Case

A Caldwell County man has been sentenced in connection to a federal embezzlement case. 55-year-old Richard Allen Clark of Lenoir was sentenced to 48 months in prison last week for embezzling more than $1 million from his former employer. The…

Maiden Man Charged With Child Sex Offense

38-year-old Rodney Lee Jones of Maiden was arrested last Wednesday (October 6) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony first-degree sex offense on a child. Jones was jailed in the Alexander County Detention Center, where he remained as…

Hickory Man Charged With Heroin Possession

41-year-old Chad Landon Summers of 1st Street in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of heroin. In addition, Summers is charged with failure to appear on counts of resisting a public officer and impeding…

Hiddenite Woman Arrested On Drug Charges

30-year-old Heaven Michelle Cole of Hiddenite was arrested last Friday (October 8) by Taylorsville Police Officers. She was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, misdemeanor possession of schedule II controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Cole was released on…

Tennessee Man Jailed On Catawba County Meth Charge

29-year-old Aaron Daniel Sorrell of Elizabethton, Tennessee, was arrested Monday (October 11) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and failure to appear on a count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Sorrell was jailed in the Catawba…

Multiple Agencies Charge Conover Man With Felony Assault

Stuart Duncan Allen of 9th Street SW in Conover was arrested Tuesday (October 12) on charges filed by the Conover Police Department and Catawba County Sheriff’s Office. Both of those agencies charged Allen with felony counts of assault with a…

Woman Charged In Stabbing Case

50-year-old Lisa Dunford McKinney was arrested Sunday (October 10) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. She’s charged with felony assault inflicting serious injury. Sunday at approximately 5 a.m. officers with Morganton Public Safety were dispatched to the 100 Block of Brown…

Burke County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Dies of COVID-19

Lieutenant William “Mac” McMurtray, III of the Burke County Sheriff’s Office has passed away at the age of 48. Lt. McMurtray died of COVID-19. He had been with the Sheriff’s Office since January of 2008. Lt. McMurtray graduated from Central…

Conover Man Jailed On Break-in, Financial Card Charges

25-year-old Colby Allen Wray of Long Pine Lane in Conover was arrested Monday (October 11) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of break or enter a motor vehicle and one felony count of financial card theft.…

Hickory Teen Arrested on Stolen Firearms Charge

19-year-old Devon Jacob Devine of 8th Street Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Monday morning (October 11) on one felony count of possession of a stolen firearm. His arrest is in connection to a firearm that…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

41-year-old Jerry Richard McDaniel, Jr. of 14th Avenue S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before 10 p.m. last Friday (October 8) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count…

Polling Places Consolidated In Caldwell County Municipalities

The Caldwell County Board of Elections recently passed a resolution combining the two Gamewell polling places into a single precinct as well as the two Sawmills polling places into one. The change closes the Gamewell Middle precinct, making way for…

More Details Released in Burke County Larceny Arrests

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office has released more information in the arrests of 31-year-old Gary Benjamin Stamper and 22-year-old Michael Ayinde Boyce, both of the same address on U.S. Highway 70A East in Hildebran. They were arrested on October 4,…

Company To Expand, New Jobs Coming To Hickory Metro

McCreary Modern, a private-label manufacturer of residential furniture including upholstered chairs, sofas, sectionals, occasional chairs and exposed wood pieces, is expanding the company’s Maiden manufacturing campus with a new 80,000 square foot centralized sewing operation. The new construction is in…

Hudson Woman Arrested on Felony Drug Charge

35-year-old Angela Nicole Kidd of Leta Lane in Hudson was arrested by Hickory Police early last Friday morning (October 8) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance. She was taken into custody without incident at…

Hickory Couple Jailed In Alexander County On Felony Charges

31-year old Courtney Danielle Hill and 33-year-old Dustin Allen Morton, both of Hickory, were arrested Monday (October 11) by Taylorsville Police Officers. Hill is charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance, possession of schedule III and VI controlled…

Hudson Man Charged On Fugitive Warrant

20-year-old Michael Angel Briones of Mt. Herman Road in Hudson was arrested Monday (October 11) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged on a felony fugitive warrant from another state. Briones is wanted in San Bernardino County, California, on unspecified charges.…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Vehicle Theft

33-year-old Mavis Lynn Seeds of Hopedale Drive in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (October 9) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Seeds was brought…

Man Charged In Connection To Recent Vehicle Break-ins

32-year-old William Paxton West was arrested by Statesville Police Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of breaking and entering to a motor vehicle and one felony count of attempted larceny of a motor vehicle. In addition, West is charged…

Missing Child Found, Reported To Be Safe, Grandmother Charged

A child who was reported missing has been found and is reported to be safe. The woman who authorities say abducted him has been charged in this case. As WHKY previously reported, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was searching for…

Silver Alert Issued for Cleveland County Woman

The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman. She is 20-year-old Harley Leighann O’Conner, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. Ms. O’Conner is a white…

Hickory Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Meth Charge from Burke County

37-year-old Eric Eugene Taylor of 33rd Street Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Wednesday (October 6) on an outstanding felony warrant from Burke County. He was charged with possession of methamphetamine. Taylor was taken into custody…

Lenoir Man Charged With Strangulation

33-year-old Brooks William Atkins of Abington Road in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (October 9) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony assault by strangulation. Atkins was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under $20,000 secured bond. A…

Remains Discovered In Burke County, Investigation Underway

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office reports the discovery of human remains over the weekend. On Saturday, (October 9), at 4:20 p.m., Burke County Deputies were dispatched to an address on Oak Drive in Drexel. Authorities had been contacted regarding the…

Statesville Man Arrested for Threatening Medical First-Responder

33-year-old Dustin Jay Tilley of Fort Dobbs Road in Statesville has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers for felony assault on emergency personnel, two counts of misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon, and misdemeanor communicating threats. He was arrested…

Hudson Man Charged With Multiple Offenses Including Cocaine Trafficking

27-year-old Roger O’Neil Thomas, Jr. of Baird Drive in Hudson was arrested Thursday (October 7) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking cocaine by possession and transport and possession with intent to sell or deliver…

Hickory Man Jailed on Felony Domestic Violence Warrant; Misdemeanor Drug Charges

25-year-old Rodney Tyler York of Main Avenue S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Wednesday (October 6) on misdemeanor counts of simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, possession of marijuana up to half-an-ounce, and resisting, delaying,…

Newton Man Charged With Safe Cracking Along With Drug, Firearm Offenses

57-year-old Randy Michael Rooney of Old State Road in Newton was arrested Saturday (October 9) by Long View Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of heroin, larceny of a firearm, felony larceny, safe cracking, possession of a firearm by a…

Caldwell Health Department Announces Smartphone App

Last week the Caldwell County Health Department announced the release of the organization’s new smartphone application. This app will serve as a new way for the health department to connect with Caldwell County residents and visitors, providing information quickly and…

Woman Arrested On Trafficking Charge By Burke Sheriff’s Office

28-year-old Savanna Nichole Wood of Mourglea Avenue in Valdese was arrested last Thursday (October 7) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony trafficking in opium or heroin. Last Thursday, Burke County Sheriff’s Office Investigators spotted a Honda Accord…

Valdese Man Arrested On Meth Possession Charge

31-year-old Homer Lee Cook of U.S. 70 West in Valdese was arrested last Tuesday (October 5) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine). According to information released Sunday (October 10), last…

Body Found Along Blue Ridge Parkway

The National Park Service reported the discovery of a man’s body Saturday (October 9) on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock. According to published reports, National Park Service dispatchers received a report shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday from a…

Authorities Say Child Was Abducted By Maternal Grandmother

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a missing child that was supposed to have been returned to his mother Friday (October 8). Police say Justin Antwan Tillman, a four year old male, who has been abducted by his maternal…

Newton Man Faces Felony Firearms Charges; More

39-year-old Adam Quincy Howard of Mays Chapel Church Road in Newton has been arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers on charges from Catawba and Burke counties. Howard was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, resisting a public…

Lincolnton Man Arrested on Child Porn Charge

39-year-old Brian Allen Smith of Ritchie Road in Lincolnton has been arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detectives and charged with third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. He was arrested as the result of an investigation into cyber-tips received from the…

Man Awaiting Sentencing in Lincoln County Dies by Hanging

A man who was in the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detention Center awaiting sentencing died by hanging last night (October 7). The deceased is 61-year-old Randy Lee Rinck, Sr. The incident was discovered by detention center personnel at approximately 11:30 Thursday…

Connelly Springs Man Arrested After Reported Discovery Of Drugs In Outbuilding

53-year-old Kevin Lee Huffman of Mount Hebron Avenue in Connelly Springs was arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony trafficking in methamphetamine along with misdemeanor counts of simple possession of schedule II controlled substance and possession of…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Firearm Offense

39-year-old Chucky Glenn Sumlin of Central Avenue in Granite Falls was arrested Thursday (October 8) by Hudson Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Sumlin was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center…

Drug, Weapon Charges Filed Against Man Arrested By Granite Falls Police

30-year-old Joshua Colby Stamey of North Wilkesboro was arrested Thursday (Octobr 7) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver heroin and schedule II controlled substance, possession of a…

Caldwell County Officials Confirm Rabies Case

A rabies case has been confirmed in Caldwell County. On Thursday (October 7), the North Carolina State Laboratory notified Caldwell County Animal Control that a skunk submitted for testing was infected with the rabies virus. The skunk was found off…

Man Reported Missing Earlier This Week Found Safe

A missing Lincoln County man was found in Davidson County, North Carolina and is safe. A Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detective learned at approximately 7:00 p.m. Thursday (October 7) that 89-year-old William Andrew Reel of Lincolnton was found near Lexington…

Woman Charged With Assaulting Detention Officer

35-year old Michelle D. Terrell of Statesville has been charged by the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office with felony assault with physical injury on a detention employee. The charge was filed earlier this week. According to authorities, the incident occurred earlier…

Taylorsville Woman Charged With Stealing Man’s Identity

40-year-old Daphne Regina Walsh of Teba Hollow Lane in Taylorsville was arrested by Taylorsville Police Officers on a charge from Iredell County. She’s charged with felony identity theft. On February 10, 2021, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received a report…

Statesville Child Pornography Suspect Faces 30 New Charges

64-year-old Tony Ernest Bunton of Eufola Road in Statesville has been charged with 30 counts of felony third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Bunton had previously been charged with four counts of felony third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor following…

New Caldwell County Manager Chosen, Will Start In November

A new County Manager was recently named in Caldwell County. In June of this year, the Board of Commissioners embarked on an extensive hiring process to select the best candidate to serve in that position. Late last month, the Caldwell…

Hickory Man Charged with Felony Child Abuse

33-year-old Mykael Killian Thompson of 16th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Wednesday morning (October 6) for felony child abuse with serious physical injury. Thompson was taken into custody without incident at about 1:10 a.m. yesterday…

Statesville Woman Charged with Habitual Larceny in Hickory

63-year-old Cynthia Diane Dulin of East Greenbriar Road in Statesville was arrested by Hickory Police at 12:20 Monday afternoon (October 4) on one felony count of habitual larceny. According to Police, she’s accused of concealing items and shoplifting from a…

Newton Man Charged With Break-in, Weapon Offenses

24-year-old Jacob Gherret Hamrick of Old State Road in Newton was arrested Wednesday (October 6) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony breaking and entering and possession of a weapon of mass destruction. Hamrick was jailed in the…

Lenoir Man Charged With Break-in

24-year-old Mekhi Aundrel Dula of Dulatown Heights Road in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (October 6) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony breaking and entering. Dula was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $10,000 secured…

Connelly Springs Man Jailed In Catawba County On Drug Charges

29-year-old Eric Shannon West of Parker Avenue in Connelly Springs was arrested today (October 7) by Long View Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. West was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility…

Lenoir Man Charged With Offenses In Yadkin, Caldwell Counties

51-year-old Paul Eric Varner of Blowing Rock Boulevard in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (October 6) by Hudson Police Officers. He’s charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense in Yadkin County. Authorities in Caldwell County charged him with driving while…

Lenoir Man Charged With Multiple Felony Offenses In Catawba County

42-year-old Johnny Oscar Hawkins, Jr. of Hayes Place in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (October 6) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged in Catawba County with six counts of felony habitual larceny and three counts of felony obtaining property by…

Hickory Man Charged With Meth Possession

34-year-old Joshua Sean Riser of 3rd Avenue SW in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (October 6) by Long View Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Riser was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility…

Silver Alert Issued For Man Missing From Lincolnton (Updated with addition of photo, 11:04 a.m., 10/7/21)

The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, 89-year-old William Andrew Reel. Citizens are asked to be on the lookout for Mr. Reel, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or…

Man Wanted In Mecklenburg County Arrested In Alexander County

26-year-old Tyler Keith Strawn was arrested Tuesday (October 5) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged by the Sheriff’s Office with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. The Taylorsville Police Department charged him with misdemeanor counts of larceny…

Additional Charge Filed Against Man Who Allegedly Crashed His Vehicle Into Law Enforcement Building

The man who allegedly led police on a chase last month that ended when he crashed into the Alexander County Law Enforcement Center faces a new charge. The suspect in this case is 33-year-old Brantly Lee Minton of Stony Point.…

Hickory Woman Arrested on Felony Drug Charges; Outstanding Warrants

43-year-old Dawn Diane Paz of C.S.I. Farm Road in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Monday afternoon (October 4) on felony counts of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a…

Extra Security Precautions To Be Put In Place For Hickory H.S. Football Games

According to a letter issued today (October 6) by Hickory Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Bryan Taylor, the system will be adding extra safety precautions to home football games at Hickory High School starting Friday (October 8). Before fans can enter…

Lenoir Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Meth Charge

34-year-old Justin Matthew Wilson of Jenna Lane in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police early Saturday morning (October 2) on felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a schedule VI controlled substance.…

Theft, Stolen Goods Charges Filed Against Man Arrested In Burke County

22-year-old Michael Ayinde Boyce was arrested Monday (October 4) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny and possession of stolen goods. Boyce was arrested at 5 p.m. Monday at an address on U.S. 70 East…

Man Charged With Drug Offenses, Assault

43-year-old Franklin Laquin Wilkerson was arrested Tuesday (October 5) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony traffic in methamphetamine along with misdemeanor counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and assault inflicting serious…

Taylorsville Man Charged With Vehicle Theft

36-year-old Tod-Jaa Dazujuan Tilley of West Jay Drive in Taylorsville was arrested Tuesday (October 5) by authorities in Wilkes County on Catawba County charges. He’s charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle and misdemeanor larceny. Tilly was jailed in…

Traffic Shift Coming In Catawba County This Weekend

Starting this weekend, a North Carolina Department of Transportation contractor will implement the first of two major traffic shifts on N.C. 16 in Catawba County as part of an ongoing widening project. Starting this Saturday (October 9) one of two…

Hickory City Council Meets, Approves Items Following Public Hearings

Hickory City Council met in regular session Tuesday night (October 6). Minutes, second readings, and the consent agenda were all unanimously approved. Following a public hearing, City Council approved amendments to the Hickory Code of Ordinances related to the Hickory…

Man Sentenced To More Than 30 Years In Robbery, Assault Case

A man who assaulted and robbed the operator of Corner Market on Confederate Road in Lincolnton two-and-a-half years ago is headed to prison. The incident occurred on February 27, 2019. The defendant entered a guilty plea in Lincoln County Superior…

Fugitive From Kentucky Arrested By Lenoir Police

56-year-old Helena Jerry Pappas of the Wake County town of Holly Springs was arrested Tuesday (October 5) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged on a felony fugitive warrant from another state. Pappas is wanted in Calloway County, Kentucky, on a…

Florida Man Charged With Drug Trafficking In Burke County

38-year-old Dale Shamir Graham of Miami, Florida, was arrested last Friday (October 1) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony trafficking opium or heroin. According to information released Tuesday (October 5), last Friday, Narcotics Investigators with the Morganton…

Newton Man Sentenced on Felony Drug Charge

24-year-old Jakaylan Hyikeis Gibbs of Newton was given an active prison sentence of five-to-seven years after he pleaded guilty to attempted trafficking of opiates by sale. The Honorable William T. Pomeroy, Superior Court Judge from Lincoln County, handed down the…

Vehicle Theft Charge Filed Against Man Arrested In Burke County

31-year-old Gary Benjamin Stamper was arrested Monday (October 4) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of stolen goods. In addition, Stamper is charged with a misdemeanor count of…

Deaths Of Two People In Newton Classified As Murder/Suicide

A case involving the deaths of two people found at a business in Newton has been classified as a murder/suicide. As previously reported on WHKY, Newton Police and the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office responded to calls regarding two people who…

Mooresville Business Owner Accused of Obtaining Property by False Pretenses

40-year-old James Scott Riley of Stover Road in Mooresville has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses. On September 22, the Sheriff’s Office took a report in which the victim…

Statesville Man Faces Felony Cocaine Charge

21-year-old Jose Israel Lopez Flores, Jr. of South Chipley Ford Road in Statesville has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on one felony count of possession of cocaine and misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of…

Iron Station Resident Jailed On Catawba County Stolen Vehicle, Firearm Charges

18-year-old William Mark Cy McGinnis of Orchard Road in Iron Station was arrested today (October 5) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of a stolen automobile and possession of a firearm by a felon. McGinnis was incarcerated…

Raleigh Man Charged With Break-in Related Offenses In Iredell County

48-year-old Nathan Baird Gross of Raleigh was arrested Sunday (October 3) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering, and larceny of a motor vehicle. He’s also charged with…

Alexander County Among Recipients Of Revitalization Grants

The Duke Energy Foundation distributed $750,000 in grants to help local businesses across North Carolina – from restaurants to retailers – adapt to the unprecedented challenges caused by the pandemic. The Alexander County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) was one of…

Hiddenite Man Charged With Drug Offenses

35-year-old Joshua Frank Coleman of Hiddenite was arrested Saturday (October 2) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Coleman was detained in the Alexander County Detention Center under $1,500 secured…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Assault, Drug Offenses

39-year-old Laurie Ann Sluder of Lenoir was arrested Saturday (October 2) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon and possession of methamphetamine. Sluder was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under…

Man Jailed On Drug Charges From Alexander, Iredell Counties

56-year-old James Wesley Wilson of Stony Point was arrested last Friday (October 1) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, and resisting arrest. He was also served with outstanding warrants from Iredell County.…

Man Jailed In Alexander County On Felony Charges

45-year-old Neil Curtis Barnett was arrested Sunday (October 3) by authorities in Alexander County. He’s charged with two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense and one count of felony probation violation out of county. Barnett was incarcerated in…

Stony Point Man Jailed On Felony Drug Charge

33-year-old Justin Chaz Holt of Stony Point was arrested Monday (October 4) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine). Holt was placed in the Alexander County Detention Center under $1,000 secured…

Event Planned for Retiring Catawba Science Center Naturalist

Catawba Science Center Naturalist Bruce Beerbower has announced his retirement. The public is invited to participate in a Drive-Thru Retirement Parade. The event will be held on Saturday, October 9 from 4:30 through 6 p.m. Those wishing to take part…

Hickory Woman Faces Larceny & Assault Charges

41-year-old Neshanta Chique James of 7th Avenue S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Wednesday (September 29) on outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants. She was wanted for felony larceny and two counts of simple assault. The warrants were…

Suspect Charged With Fleeing From Police

18-year-old Tito Cameron Fuentes was arrested Sunday (October 3) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony counts of speeding to elude arrest and failure to appear on a felony along with misdemeanor counts of reckless driving with wanton…

Police Obtain Warrants Against Man Injured In Officer-Involved Shooting

A man injured in an officer-involved shooting faces felony charges. According to information released today (October 4), on Friday (October 1) Hickory Police obtained warrants on 42-year-old Gregory Ray Cribb of Hickory for felony counts of robbery with a dangerous…

Morganton, Lenoir Residents Arrested On Assault, Accessory Charges

33-year-old William Ray Price of Scott Trail in Morganton and 31-year-old Ronald Christopher Baucom of Lee Roy Lane in Lenoir were arrested Saturday (October 2) by Lenoir Police Officers. Price is charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with…

Autopsy Fails To Determine Identity Of Body Found In Alexander County

A preliminary autopsy conducted Friday (October 1) failed to reveal the identity of a body found last week south of Taylorsville. As WHKY previously reported, a body described as “badly decomposed” was found last Tuesday (September 28) in a wooded…

Morganton Man Charged With Felony Drug Offenses In Catawba County

26-year-old Benjamin Simms Herring of East Avenue in Morganton was arrested Sunday (October 3) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, trafficking in meth, possession of schedule I…

Hickory Man Arrested On Firearm Charge

29-year-old Jacob Lonefelter Sanders of 11th Street SW in Hickory was arrested Sunday (October 3) by Claremont Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen firearm. Sanders was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $1,000 bond.…

Hickory Man Charged With Vehicle Theft, Meth Possession

33-year-old Philip Justin Canipe of Northeast Kool Park Road in Hickory was arrested Sunday (October 3) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and possession of methamphetamine. Canipe was…

Two People Found Shot To Death

Two people were found deceased as a result of gunshot wounds Friday night (October 1) and a death investigation is reportedly underway, according to the Newton Police Department. Newton Police and the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office responded to calls regarding…

Newton Man Killed in Thursday Evening Motorcycle Crash

64-year-old Raymond Francis Salisbury, Jr. of Newton was killed in a motorcycle accident yesterday (September 30). At about 6:30 p.m. yesterday, the N.C. State Highway Patrol responded to the accident on Interstate 40, near Exit 130 at the 1st Street…

Lenoir Man Arrested On Drug Charges

21-year-old Marcus Savon Bowman of Quailridge Court in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (September 30) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance and failure to appear on a count of possession…

Hickory Police Report Officer-Involved Shooting

An officer-involved shooting is under investigation. Thursday (September 30) at 10:37 p.m., Hickory Police received a 911 call to respond to Corner Pocket Lounge, on U.S. Highway 70 SW, in reference to a white male at the business reportedly in…

Lenoir Man Charged With Break-in, Theft Counts

31-year-old Alvin Lorance Hames of Allendale Circle in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (September 30) 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. Hames was…

Woman Jailed On Meth, Vehicle Theft Charges

31-year-old Laraine Althece Short of Coy Miller Road in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (September 30) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, and larceny of a motor vehicle. Short was jailed in…

Lenoir Man Arrested On Fugitive Warrant From Florida

38-year-old Eddie Wayne Hyslope of Shew Hollar Road in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (September 30) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged on a felony fugitive warrant from another state. Hyslope is wanted in Columbia County, Florida, on charges of larceny…

Lenoir Man Jailed In Catawba County On Heroin Charge

46-year-old Michael James Ward of Old North Road in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (September 30) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of heroin. Ward was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $8,500 bond. A District Court…

Catawba County Man Charged With Meth Possession, Manufacturing Marijuana

49-year-old Robert Colyer Short of Skyline Drive in Sherrills Ford was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place to keep controlled substance, and manufacturing marijuana. Short was placed in…

Unemployment Rates Fall Across Hickory Metro

Unemployment rates decreased across the Hickory Metro and throughout much of the state of North Carolina, according to the latest update from the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor & Economic Analysis Division. The report outlines the August unemployment rates.…

Homeless Hickory Man Charged with Habitual Larceny

39-year-old Cody Vance DeHaven, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police just before 4 p.m. Monday (September 27) felony habitual larceny. According to Police, he is accused of stealing a bicycle. DeHaven was…

Hildebran Woman Jailed In Catawba County On Drug Charges

40-year-old Crissie Marie Fiasco of Highway 70A East in Hildebran was arrested today (September 30) by Long View Police Officers. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and simple assault. Fiasco was incarcerated in the Catawba County…

Hickory Teen Again Arrested on Burke County Firearms Charges

18-year-old Tyon Shamar Turner of R&S Circle in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 2 p.m. Monday (September 27) on a felony warrant for possession of a firearm by a felon. The warrant was issued in Burke County.…

Father And Son Reported Missing Wednesday Found In Georgia

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have learned a missing father and son from the Denver, N.C. area have been found in Georgia. The Sheriff’s Office was notified by authorities in Jackson County, Georgia and the Georgia Highway Patrol that 44-year-old Adrian…

Portion Of Hickory Road To Be Closed Next Week

The City of Hickory Public Utilities Department will be closing 6th Street NW, between 12th Avenue NW (Geitner Road) and 13th Avenue Place NW, for infrastructure installation. The closure will occur during overnight hours on two days next week. The…

Authorities Searching For Missing Father And Son

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man and his son. On Thursday (September 30) Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies received a report involving two missing people. 44-year-old Adrian Paul Vancleave, and four-year-old Lincoln…

Claremont Man Charged With Vehicle Theft

29-year-old Bradley Michael Swink of Crossing Creek Drive in Claremont was arrested by Claremont Police Officers. He’s charged with larceny of a motor vehicle. Swink was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (September 30) under $2,000 bond.…

Morganton Woman Jailed In Catawba County On Drug, Theft Charges

34-year-old Ashley Nicole Wright of Scott Road in Morganton was arrested by Maiden Police Officers. She’s charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and larceny after breaking and entering. Wright was placed…

Man Threatens Judge, Prosecutor, Jurors, Federal Prison Sentence Imposed

An Alexander County man received a federal prison sentence for threatening to kill a judge, a prosecutor, and jurors. 45-year-old Joel Michael Cliett of Taylorsville was sentenced to 30 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, for…

UnitedHealthcare Terminates Contract With CVMC, Hospital Releases Statement

According to a statement issued by Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC), UnitedHealthcare (UHC) has provided notice to CVMC that they will be terminating the contract for hospital-based services effective October 1, 2021. This termination means that thousands of UnitedHealthcare members…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony & Misdemeanor Counts of Failure to Appear

40-year-old Robert William Romska of 29th Avenue Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Friday (September 24) on felony and misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. He reportedly failed to appear in court on felony counts of…

Granite Falls, Asheville Residents Charged In Caldwell County Drug Case

46-year-old Donald Shawn Bridges of Turner Road in Granite Falls and 45-year-old Dion Lamont Lowman of Asheville were arrested Tuesday (September 28) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with felony trafficking in methamphetamine by possession. Bridges is additionally…

Body Found in Alexander County Tentatively Identified

More information has been released in a case involving a body found in Alexander County yesterday (September 28). It appears that the deceased is 40-year-old Jason Anthony Riddle of Stony Point. The North Carolina Medical Examiner has scheduled an autopsy…

String Of Felony Charges Lodged Against Claremont Man Following Reported Chase In Multiple Counties

51-year-old Michael Darren Mehaffey of Witherspoon Drive in Claremont was arrested Monday (September 28) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, assault with a deadly weapon on a…

Reported Threat Of Mass Violence At School Leads To Arrest Of Juvenile

A juvenile has been charged with threatening to commit violence at an area school. Last Tuesday (September 21) an Iredell County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer was notified after school hours, of a possible threat of mass violence at Lake…

Man Convicted Of Sex Offense, Assault While Not In Court, Arrested Tuesday

A Lincoln County man who was found guilty by a jury in Lincoln County Superior Court last week has been taken into custody. 61-year-old Randy Lee Rinck, Sr. of Barsdale Lane in Lincolnton, who was out on bond, has not…

Corning to Open Facility in Trivium Corporate Center (Updated with more information, 4:54 a.m., 9/29/21)

The Catawba County Economic Development Corporation announced Tuesday (September 28) that Corning Incorporated has planned a manufacturing expansion in Trivium Corporate Center in Hickory. Corning will invest $150 million and create 200 jobs. Salaries will vary by position, but the…

Newton Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Meth Charge

42-year-old Yang Gee Ly of Todd Street in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 11 a.m. last Friday (September 24) for felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Ly was arrested after walking past the…

Homeless Hickory Man Again Charged with Multiple Counts of Failure to Appear

60-year-old Gary Lynn Johnson, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police Friday evening (September 24) on felony and misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. He reportedly twice failed to appear in court on…

Iron Station Woman Charged With Heroin Trafficking, Meth Possession

40-year-old Christie Renee Sheppard of Rhyne Forest Road in Iron Station was arrested Monday (September 27) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with three counts of trafficking heroin, one count of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving…

Lenoir Man Charged With Felony, Misdemeanor Offenses

34-year-old Travis Wayne Townsend of Southhaven Drive in Lenoir was arrested Monday (September 27) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense. In addition, Townsend is charged two counts of misdemeanor probation violation and…

Body Found In Alexander County, Might Be Person Who Went Missing Last Month

A body described as “badly decomposed” was found this morning (September 28) off County Home Road south of Taylorsville. The body was found in a wooded area near the intersection with Millersville Road. The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office is investigating…

Newton Man Charged With Felony Meth Offense

25-year-old Michael Victor Ward of 5th Avenue SW in Newton was arrested today (September 28) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine. In addition, Ward is charged with misdemeanor…

Juvenile Arrested in Residential Break-In Near Mooresville

A 17-year-old juvenile male has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on felony counts of breaking & entering to a residence and larceny after breaking & entering. Events leading to the arrest began on Friday, September 10, when the…

Lenoir Man Charged With Firearm Offense, Fleeing From Police

30-year-old Allen Jebriaun Audrey of Wheeler Street in Lenoir was arrested Monday (September 27) by Alcohol Law Enforcement Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and flee to elude arrest with a motor…

Newton Man Jailed This Morning On Break-in, Theft Counts

29-year-old Devin Tyler Shook of Power Line Avenue in Newton was arrested by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of breaking and entering along with single felony counts of larceny and breaking and entering to a motor…

Hickory Teenager Charged With Felony Firearm, Misdemeanor Assault Counts

18-year-old Jkobe Treshon Ramseur of 17th Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested Monday (September 27) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with three felony counts of discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling or moving vehicle and six misdemeanor counts…

Pedestrian Struck And Killed In Burke County

A Hickory man was killed after being struck by a vehicle while walking along a Burke County roadway. The incident occurred Monday (September 27) shortly after 5 a.m. 41-year old Eric Lee Teague was walking near the intersection of Warlicks…

Man Charged After Allegedly Striking Officer’s Vehicle

22-year-old Austin Nathaniel Hannon of Lincolnton has been charged by authorities in Lincoln County. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has charged Hannon with felony counts of flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and assault with a deadly weapon…

Hickory Woman Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

31-year-old Michelle Lynn Miller of Hunter Avenue in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Wednesday (September 22) for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. According to Police, methamphetamine was found in…

Stony Point Man Charged In Alexander County Shooting

32-year-old Ricky Jarmil Wellman of Stony Point was arrested Sunday (September 26) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of attempted murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. In addition, Wellman is charged with…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle Offense

31-year-old Michael Dillion Roberson of Duncan Drive in Granite Falls was arrested Saturday (September 25) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen vehicle. Roberson was locked up in the Caldwell County Detention Center under…

Claremont Man Charged With Vehicle Break-ins, Stolen Vehicle Offense

29-year-old Andrew David McClellan of Denwood Drive in Claremont was arrested Saturday (September 25) by Long View Police Officers. He’s charged with four felony counts of break or enter a motor vehicle, two felony counts of breaking and entering, and…

Hickory Man Arrested for Larceny of Vehicle

51-year-old Robert Charles Bucek of 31st Avenue N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Wednesday (September 22) for felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Bucek was taken into custody without incident at about 4:40 p.m. Wednesday at his…

Valdese Man Jailed In Catawba County On Charges Of Having Stolen Vehicle, Fleeing From Police

31-year-old Nathaniel Lee Miller of Hideaway Hills in Valdese was arrested Saturday (September 25) by Catawba Police Officers. Miller is charged with felony counts of possession of a stolen automobile and flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. Miller…

Hickory Woman Arrested on Meth Charge from Caldwell County

36-year-old Chasity Gardner Travis of 22nd Street S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Thursday (September 23) on outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants. She was wanted for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. The charges are…

Hickory Man Arrested for Failure to Appear; Probation Violations

32-year-old Seth Dixon Stepp of 37th Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Wednesday (September 22) morning on four felony and two misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. He was also charged with several felony probation violations.…

Conover Woman Charged With Being No-Show In Court To Answer To Drug Counts

24-year-old Sara Alexandra Winters of 9th Street SW in Conover was arrested Friday (September 24) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with failure to appear on counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver heroin, possession of schedule…

Teenager Charged With Assault After Man Found Unresponsive

18-year-old Iziaha Daprince Corpening was arrested Sunday (September 26) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Saturday (September 25) at 7:06 p.m., Officers with the Morganton Department of Public Safety…

Man Charged In Connection To Shooting In Business Parking Lot

38-year-old Robert Little Baker Brown was arrested in connection to a shooting in Mooresville. He was apprehended in Forsyth County, Georgia and was being held there pending extradition back to North Carolina. Brown is facing a charge of attempted first-degree…

Hickory Council, Commissioners To Meet In Joint Session

Hickory City Council and the Catawba County Board of Commissioners will meet in a joint session Tuesday (September 28) at 4 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Hickory Metro Convention Center on 13th Avenue Drive SE in Hickory.…

Man Charged In Child Porn Case Found Dead In Vehicle

A man arrested and charged in a child pornography case was later found dead from a gunshot wound in a vehicle. Tracy Allen Knight of Euclid Avenue in Statesville was arrested Friday (September 24) and charged with three counts of…

Taylorsville Man Arrested in Caldwell County on Stolen Vehicle Charge

25-year-old Dexton Markez Banner of Highway 90 West in Taylorsville was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (September 23) for felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Banner was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond set…

Lenoir Man Faces Stolen Vehicle & Firearms Charges

35-year-old Donald Sylvester Cunningham of Sun Place in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (September 23) for felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle and misdemeanor carrying a concealed weapon. Cunningham was taken to the Caldwell County…

Suspects Charged In Connection To Catawba & Lincoln County Break-ins

29-year-old Dustin Edward Thomas of Highway 73 in Lincolnton and 41-year-old April Nicole Bain of Greenway Road in Iron Station were charged by the Catawba and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Offices. The suspects were arrested Tuesday (September 21). Thomas is charged…

Lenoir Man Jailed on Multiple Felony Drug Charges

41-year-old Marlon Tyrick Horton of Arlington Circle in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (September 23) on felony counts of trafficking in opium or heroin, trafficking in methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, and possession with…

Man Convicted In Sex Offense Case, Does Not Stay For Entire Trial, Being Sought By Police

A Lincoln County man charged with sexual assault has been found guilty by a jury in Lincoln County Superior Court but has not been sentenced because he failed to return to court after the first day of the trial. 61-year-old…

Western Piedmont Symphony Names Interim Executive Director

The Western Piedmont Symphony Board of Directors has announced that Dr. Martha Hill will serve as Interim Executive Director through the end of 2021. The announcement comes as the current Executive Director, Ingrid Keller, was recently named as Executive Director…

Bliss Returns As Principal At South Caldwell High School

The Caldwell County Schools announce the return of Rob Bliss as principal of South Caldwell High School. In an emergency called School Board meeting held Thursday morning (September 23), the Board of Education approved a recommendation from Superintendent Dr. Don…

Hickory Man Charged With Multiple Break-in & Theft Counts

32-year-old Eric Andrew Collins of 16th Avenue Place NE in Hickory was arrested Thursday (September 23) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with three felony counts apiece of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering, and one felony…

Residents Of Same Hickory Address Arrested On Various Felony Charges

38-year-old Matthew Lee McDonald and 38-year-old Angelica Maria Nunez, both of the same U.S. Highway 70 SW address in Hickory, were arrested Thursday (September 23) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. McDonald is charged with two felony counts apiece of financial…

Hickory Man Indicted On Attempted Murder Charge

44-year-old Kevin Maurice Linder of 13th Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested Thursday (September 23) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged on a bill of indictment with attempted first-degree murder. Linder was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under…

Icard Man Indicted In Connection To August Murder

A Burke County man has been indicted in a murder case. 50-year-old Johnny Everette Setzer of Spain Hill Road in Icard was indicted last week on a charge of first-degree murder. The charge was filed in connection to the death…

Statesville Woman Charged With Stealing Jewelry From Employer

56-year-old Jennie Marie Hedrick of Scotts Creek Road in Statesville was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with eight felony counts of larceny by employee and two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense. According to information…

Morganton Woman Charged With Murdering Sister (Updated 5:12 a.m., 9/24/21)

23-year-old Hannah Renee Waldron of Gold Mine Road in Morganton has been arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers on a felony murder charge. She’s charged in connection to the fatal shooting of her sister. Events leading to her arrest began…

Hildebran Man Arrested in Hickory on Warrants from Burke

53-year-old David Wayne Orr of Access Road in Hildebran was arrested by Hickory Police Tuesday night (September 21) on three outstanding felony warrants. He was wanted for breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering, and possession of stolen goods…

Hiddenite Man Arrested On Felony Theft Charge

34-year old Roger Thomas Hamby of Hiddenite was arrested Wednesday (September 23) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny. He was also served with arrest warrants for failure to appear on multiple probation violations. Hamby has charges…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Strangulation

24-year-old Tyler Scott Cook of Peachtree Lane in Granite Falls was arrested Wednesday (September 22) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony assault by strangulation and misdemeanor assault on a female. Cook was jailed in the Caldwell County…

Claremont Woman Charged With Drug Offenses

34-year-old Angela Louise Day of Davie Street in Claremont was arrested by Claremont Police Officers. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. In addition, Day is charged with failure to appear on counts…

Police Requesting Assistance In Finding Suspect In Fatal Crash

A woman is being sought by police in connection to a fatal collision. The Statesville Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in finding 37-year-old Jennifer Jean, whose address as of the time of the incident was stated as…

Home Known For Drug Activity Torn Down

An abandoned house that authorities say was known for drug activity at 1718 Power Line Road in Lincolnton has been torn down. Following complaints from the community about illegal drug activity, Lincoln County Sheriff Bill Beam began an investigation into…

Lincolnton Woman Accused of Stabbing Man; Fleeing from Officers

48-year-old Connie Mae Hallman of Lincolnton has been arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers and charged with assault with a deadly weapon, trespassing, speeding to elude arrest, careless & reckless driving, failure to stop for a stop sign, expired inspection…

Cocaine Charge Lodged Against Hickory Man

37-year-old John Garland Reid of Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard in Hickory was arrested today (Septemer 22) by authorities in Catawba County. He’s charged with felony possession of cocaine. Reid was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $2,500 bond. A District…

Conover Man Charged With Assault, Kidnapping

21-year-old David Austin Cook of Ivo Lane in Conover was arrested today (September 22) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with assault by strangulation, second-degree kidnapping, larceny of a firearm, and failure to appear on counts of possession of…

Homeless Hickory Woman Arrested on Larceny & Drug Charges

47-year-old Cynthia Louise Harris, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police Monday morning (September 20) for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance and felony habitual larceny, along with one misdemeanor count…

Hudson Woman Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from Georgia

47-year-old Lorie Lea Ball of Grant Road in Hudson has been arrested by Hickory Police on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. Ball is wanted by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office in Appling, Georgia for…

Alexander County Commissioners Meet, Family Of Late Board Member Recognized

The Alexander County Board of Commissioners honored the family of late commissioner Dr. Jeffrey Peal at their meeting this week. The family was awarded a “Key to the County” and a framed resolution honoring Dr. Peal for his community service…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Break-in, Theft Counts

28-year-old Michael Andrew Williams of North Main Street in Granite Falls was arrested Tuesday (September 21) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. Williams was given a custody…

Hickory City Council Meets, Approve Zoning Of Trivium Property

Hickory City Council met in regular session Tuesday night (September 21). Minutes, second readings, and the consent agenda were all approved. A public hearing was held to consider action on 108.25 acres, owned by Trivium Corporate Center, Inc. The request…

Claremont Man Charged With Firearm, Drug Offenses

27-year-old Ian Maurice McMahon of Guy Baker Road in Claremont was arrested Tuesday (September 21) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance, and possession of…

Catawba County Residents Among More Than 30 Charged In Iredell Drug Arrests

During the months of July, August and September 2021, Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigators arrested and charged the 31 suspects with drug offenses. Two Catawba County residents are among the 31 charged. The suspects include 32-year-old Sharon Renee Parker…

New Warden Named at Caldwell Correctional

The North Carolina Division of Adult Correction & Juvenile Justice has named Chris Crawford as the new warden of the Caldwell Correctional Center in Lenoir. Mr. Crawford had previously been the assistant superintendent for custody at the Mountain View Correctional…

Valdese Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Firearms Charge

21-year-old Javan Addison Pope of Pineburr Avenue S.E. in Valdese was arrested by Hickory Police late Saturday night (September 18) for felony possession of a stolen firearm, along with misdemeanor counts of carrying a concealed gun and resisting, delaying, or…

Hickory Man Indicted on Felony Drug Charge

55-year-old George Buddy Barlowe of 1st Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested on a true bill of indictment by Hickory Police last Thursday afternoon (September 16) for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug…

Hickory Man Accused of Breaking Into Business

38-year-old Javon Dooley of 15th Street S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Friday morning (September 17) for felony breaking & entering. He was also charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of a schedule VI controlled substance and…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Drug Charge

32-year-old Samuel Thacker Buzbee of Kool Park Road N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Saturday morning (September 18) for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance. Buzbee was taken into custody without incident at about 4:00…

Hickory Man Arrested for Probation Violation Following Aug. 2021 Conviction

43-year-old Daniel Wayne Wood of South Fork Avenue in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Saturday afternoon (September 18) for a felony probation violation. Wood is on probation as he serves a 30-month suspended sentence following a conviction last month…

Boone Woman Jailed In Catawba County On Drug Charges

28-year-old Angelina Gabrielle Miller of Ivy Drive in Boone was arrested today (September 21) by authorities in Catawba County. She’s charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. Miller was incarcerated in…

Newton Man Arrested for Failure to Appear on Firearms Charge

36-year-old Jasen Allen Drum of Mount Olive Church Road in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police at about 5:40 p.m. Sunday (September 19) for felony failure to appear. He reportedly failed to appear in court on a charge of felony…

Portion Of Hickory Road To Be Closed

Starting this Thursday (September 23) city contractors will close North Center Street between Main Avenue NE/NW and First Avenue NE/NW in Hickory for milling and street resurfacing. This work will take approximately four to five days to complete. During this…

Mavis Tires to Open New Store in Lenoir

Mavis Discount Tire is building a new store at 675 Blowing Rock Boulevard (U.S. 321) in Lenoir. A company representative said they hope to open in late February or early March of next year. For more, go to mavistire.com.

Catawba County Commissioners Meet In Regular Session

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday night (September 20). The board approved all three Consent Agenda items. Those items included a recommendation from the Finance and Personnel Subcommittee to appropriate $2.23 million in the water…

Caldwell County Man Sought By Burke Authorities

A Caldwell County man is still being sought by authorities in Burke County. 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 & run, reckless driving…

Lincolnton Man Arrested By Hickory PD On Fentanyl Charge

28-year-old Johnathan Thomas Hefner of Westlee Drive in Lincolnton was arrested Monday (September 20) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of fentanyl and possession of drug paraphernalia. Hefner was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $2,000…

Former Morganton Resident Sentenced To Minimum 37.5 Year Prison Term

A former Burke County resident was sentenced to a lengthy prison sentence in a McDowell County drug trafficking case. According to information released Monday (September 20) by the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office, 32-year-old Wesley Clayton Rhom, Jr. of Marion, was…

Hickory City Council to Hold Special Meeting Tuesday

A special meeting of the Hickory City Council will be held tomorrow (Tuesday, September 21), at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Julian G. Whitener Municipal Building, 76 North Center Street in Hickory. City Council will conduct a workshop…

Granite Falls Man Arrested On Charges Including Meth Possession

60-year-old Mark Jay Price of Spring Lake Mobile Home Park Drive in Granite Falls was arrested Sunday (September 19) on charges filed by the Granite Falls Police Department and Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office. Price is charged by Granite Falls Police…

Lenoir Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle Offense

39-year-old Patrick Matthew Vaught of Old North Road in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (September 18) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Vaught was arrested last Wednesday (September 15) by Hickory Police…

Hickory Man Arrested for Felony Probation Violations

25-year-old Joshua Ernest Robinson of 19th Street N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Thursday night (September 16) for misdemeanor possession of a schedule VI controlled substance. According to H.P.D.’s arrest report, Robinson was in possession of 25.1…

Hickory Man Arrested on B&E and Assault Charges

52-year-old Stevie Ussery of 14th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Thursday evening (September 16) on two outstanding felony warrants. He was wanted for habitual misdemeanor assault and breaking & entering with intent to terrorize or injure…

Lenoir Man Charged With Having Drugs At Jail

41-year-old David Franklin McQueen of Presnell Drive in Lenoir was arrested Friday (September 17) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of controlled substance at a penal institution and failure to appear on a count of nonsupport.…

Woman Jailed In Burke County On Break-in, Stolen Vehicle Charges

48-year-old Jennifer Nicole West was arrested Sunday (September 19) by authorities in Burke County. She’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering to a building and receiving, transferring, or possessing a stolen vehicle. West was arrested shortly after 6…

Sherrills Ford Man Charged With Meth Possession

41-year-old Jeffery David Caldwell of Slanting Bridge Road in Sherrills Ford was arrested Sunday (September 19) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with failure to appear on a count of felony possession of methamphetamine. Caldwell was placed in the…

Maiden Man Charged With Felony Drug Offense

34-year-old Michael Glenn Prince of Springhill Lane in Maiden was arrested Sunday (September 19) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Prince was incarcerated in the…

Vale Man Jailed In Catawba County On Vehicle Theft Charge

23-year-old Virgilio Gua Calderon-Moreno of Cooksville Road in Vale was arrested Saturday (September 18) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Calderon-Moreno was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $3,000 bond.…

Hit & Run Driver Sought By Area Law Enforcement Agency

The Taylorsville Police Department is seeking a driver involved in a hit & run earlier this month. On September 5, between 1:00 and 3:00 a.m., Taylorsville Police Officers responded to an incident on Old Wilkesboro Road. A woman was reportedly…

Hickory Man Faces Stolen Vehicle & Meth Charges

40-year-old Jason Bradley Blevins of Arrow Street in Hickory was arrested shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday (September 15) on several outstanding felony warrants. Blevins was wanted for larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and possession…

Claremont Man Charged With Statutory Rape, Kidnapping

38-year-old Jose Antonio Sanchez of Claremont was arrested today (September 17) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with statutory rape of a child by an adult and first-degree kidnapping. Sanchez was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $90,000…

Lenoir Man Arrested in Hickory on Stolen Vehicle Charge

39-year-old Patrick Matthew Vaught of Old North Road in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police Wednesday afternoon (September 15) on one felony count of larceny of a motor vehicle. He was taken into custody without incident at 2:25 p.m. Wednesday…

First Rabies Case Of 2021 Confirmed In Caldwell County

On Thursday (September 16), the North Carolina State Laboratory notified Caldwell County Animal Control that a raccoon submitted for testing was infected with the rabies virus. The raccoon was found off Connelly Springs Road in the Fairway Acres subdivision. This…

Marion Man Jailed In Catawba County On Sex Offense Charges

35-year-old Robbie Eugene Shumate of Marion was arrested Thursday (September 16) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with statutory rape with a child 15-years-old or younger, sex offense with a child 15-years-old or younger, indecent liberties with a child,…

Conover Woman Charged By Multiple Law Enforcement Agencies

56-year-old Nancy McCrary Herman of 6th Avenue NW in Conover was arrested Thursday (September 16) on charges filed by three agencies. The Conover Police Department charged her with possession of a stolen firearm. The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office charged Herman…

Claremont Man Charged With Vehicle Theft

21-year-old Javeon Devon Simon of Cindi Lane in Claremont was arrested by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with larceny of a motor vehicle. In addition, Simon is charged with failure to appear on counts of noise ordinance violation and possession…

Search At Long View Home Results In Drug Trafficking Arrest

33-year-old James Douglas Chester of Long View was arrested last Friday (September 10) by Long View Police Officers. He was charged with felony counts of trafficking marijuana, possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, possession with intent to manufacture…

Portion Of N.C. 127 To Be Closed In Hickory Saturday

City contractors will close N.C. 127 in Hickory this Saturday (September 18) to complete electrical work and other construction activities related to the City Walk project. N.C. 127 will be closed between First Avenue SE and First Avenue NE from…

Newton Man Charged In Connection To Incident In Which He Was Shot By Police

50-year-old Clegg Anderson Johnson of Robinwood Road in Newton was arrested today (September 16) by Conover Police Officers. He’s charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, and single counts of second-degree trespassing and…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Drug Charge

48-year-old Earsel Shawn Helton of 19th Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 8:30 Tuesday evening on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance. He was also served with a misdemeanor warrant…

Conover Man Charged With Sale Of Meth

31-year-old Aaron Michael Horne of Bush Drive in Conover was arrested Wednesday (September 16) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with the sale of methamphetamine. Horne was locked up in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $2,500 bond. A District…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Credit Card, ID Fraud

27-year-old Laura Leanne Tolbert of Morningside Lane in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (September 15) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of credit card fraud and identity fraud. Tolbert was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center…

Asheville Man Charged By Hickory PD With Stolen Vehicle Offense

36-year-old Matthew Glen Morgan of Asheville was arrested Wednesday (September 15) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Morgan was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $2,000 bond. A District Court…

Suspect Charged With Concealing Death Of Infant

19-year-old Alex Holden Best of Tomlin Mill Road in Statesville was arrested Wednesday (September 15) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony conceal or fail to report the death of a child. On September 6, 2021, the Iredell…

Granite Falls Man Arrested on Charges from Randolph & Davidson Counties

33-year-old Paladan Trenidy Lail of Rocky Mount Road in Granite Falls was arrested by Hickory Police late Saturday night (September 11) on outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants. Lail was wanted on two felony counts of breaking & entering a motor…

Rowan County Man Arrested in Hickory for Failure by Sex Offender to Register Address

62-year-old Robert Louis Sifford of Woodleaf, N.C. in Rowan County was arrested by Hickory Police Sunday afternoon (September 12) on an outstanding felony warrant. He was wanted for failure by a sex offender to notify authorities of a change of…

Break-in, Theft Charges Lodged Against Man Arrested In Burke County

32-year-old Keith Sharod Moore was arrested Tuesday (September 14) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering to a building, larceny of property, receiving or possessing stolen goods, and possession of stolen goods. Moore…

Alexander Board Of Education Extends Mask Mandate

The Alexander County Board of Education voted to extend the mask mandate on school campuses at the regular meeting held Tuesday (September 14). All students, staff, and visitors will continue to be required to wear a face covering. The board…

Morganton Woman Arrested in Hickory on Felony Warrants from Two Counties

42-year-old Amanda Lamoureaux Bowman (also known as Amanda Nicole Fugitt) of Old N.C. 18 in Morganton was arrested by Hickory Police Monday afternoon (September 13) on a long list of outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants. She was charged with felony…

Hickory Man Charged With Vehicle Theft

47-year-old Adam Shane Haire of Whitetail Lane in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (September 14) by authorities in Catawba County. He’s charged in Caldwell County with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle.…

Hickory Man Charged With Assault Inflicting Serious Injury

44-year-old Andririan Demonz Woods of 7th Avenue SW in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (September 14) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Woods was jailed in the…

Burke County Woman Jailed In Catawba County On Cocaine, Heroin Charges

27-year-old Evin Elizabeth Campbell of Rose Creek Road in Morganton was arrested by Maiden Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession of cocaine and possession of heroin. In addition, Campbell is charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of…

Man Jailed On Charge Of Breaking Into Church

65-year-old Jerry Lee Crews of Winston-Salem was arrested Monday (September 13) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering to a place of worship and larceny. On Monday, Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol…

Hickory Man Killed In Alexander County Collision

A man was killed and another person sustained critical injuries in a crash in Alexander County. On Tuesday (September 14) at approximately 1:35 p.m., the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to N.C. 16 near the Catawba County line. A…

Arts Celebration In Alexander County Called Off

The Hiddenite Arts and Heritage Center has canceled the 49th Annual Celebration of the ARTS in the interest, safety, and welfare of the public and with recommendation of the Alexander County Covid 19 Team. Donna Latham, the Executive Director said…

Maiden Man Charged With Felony Theft Count

36-year-old Brian Alan Good of East Carpenter Street in Maiden was arrested today (September 14) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny. Good was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $1,000 bond. A District Court…

New Sober Living Facility To Hold Open House, Serve BBQ

New Beginnings Hickory will be hosting a community-wide open house this Saturday, September 18, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. The public is invited to the open house which includes tours of the facility and free pulled pork bbq. There will also be…

Kentucky Man Arrested in Hickory on Fugitive Warrant

44-year-old James Michael Kessinger of Louisville, Kentucky was arrested by Hickory Police last Thursday (September 9) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. Kessinger is wanted by the Louisville Metro Police Department in Jefferson County,…

Hickory Woman Arrested By Alexander County Authorities On Catawba County Charges

40-year-old Daphne Regina Walsh of 21st Street SW in Hickory was arrested Friday (September 10) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers on warrants from Catawba County. Walsh is charged with larceny of chose in action, forgery of an instrument, possession of…

Valdese Man Charged With Vehicle Theft In Alexander County

49-year-old Richard Franklin Crowder of Valdese was transferred from custody in Catawba County to the Alexander County Detention Center Monday (September 13). He’s charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle in Alexander County. Crowder was placed in jail under…

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession

33-year-old Brandon Scott Harris of Oak Street in Lenoir was arrested Monday (September 13) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Harris was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $15,000 secured bond. A District…

One Man Arrested, Another Sought In Drug Investigation

32-year-old Robert Wayne Jenkins of Mocksville was arrested last Friday (September 10) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking crystal methamphetamine by possession, sale, and transportation, conspire to traffic crystal meth, possession with intent to…

Lincolnton Man Arrested after Hiding in Convenience Store Ceiling

34-year-old Zakari David Glode of Car Farm Road in Lincolnton was arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers early this morning (September 13) for resisting a public officer, injury to real property, and second-degree trespassing. He was also served with an…

Lenoir Woman Arrested in Hickory on Felony & Misdemeanor Warrants

26-year-old Charity Ann Whisnant of Hibriten Drive S.W. in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before 11 p.m. last Thursday (September 9). She was charged with misdemeanor larceny and was also served with outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants. The…

United Arts Council Announces New Director

Ingrid Anna-Lisa Keller, Executive Director of the Western Piedmont Symphony, is leaving her position to become Executive Director of the United Arts Council of Catawba County. Ms. Keller has led the symphony since 2016. Ms. Keller grew up in Catawba…

Stony Point Man Arrested after Leading Officers on Chase

33-year-old Brantly Lee Minton of Stony Point was arrested by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers Saturday (September 11) on one count of felony fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and three counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon…

Hickory Man Faces Felony Drug & Failure to Appear Charges

26-year-old Brock Mackie Towery of 20th Avenue Court N.E. in Hickory has been arrested by Conover Police for felony possession of heroin and misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, and possession…

Newton Man Jailed on Felony Drug Charges; Multiple Counts of Failure to Appear

28-year-old Dorrian Debrell Shuford of Kilborne Drive in Newton has been arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers for felony possession of cocaine, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also charged with multiple counts of failure to…

Granite Falls Man Faces Firearms & Drug Charges

42-year-old Jimmy Ray Nichols, Jr. of Oak Tree Lane in Granite Falls was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (September 12) on charges of possession of a firearm by a felon and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or…

Morganton Woman Accused of Stealing from Walmart; Possession of Meth

23-year-old Dontayzha Michelle Peterson of Morganton was arrested Saturday (September 11) by Officers with the Morganton Department of Public Safety on felony counts of breaking & entering, larceny, larceny after breaking & entering, possession of a controlled substance in jail…

Connelly Springs Man Charged with Indecent Liberties

51-year-old Guadalupe Bravo Romero of Texas Fish Camp Road in Connelly Springs has been arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers on one felony count of indecent liberties with a child. Events leading to his arrest began on August 27 of…

Claremont Man Arrested on Meth & Heroin Charges

30-year-old Brian Blake Blackburn of Shady Valley Lane in Claremont has been arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers for felony possession methamphetamine (two counts), possession of heroin, and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for a controlled substance. He was…

Lenoir Man Arrested on Felony Robbery Charge

41-year-old Steven Wade Dula of the Wicker Mobile Home Park in Lenoir was arrested yesterday (September 12) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers for felony robbery with a dangerous weapon. He was also charged with misdemeanor counts of failure to heed…

Lincolnton Man Arrested in Connection to Theft of Motorcycle

31-year-old Joshua Thomas Carpenter of Victory Grove Church Road in Lincolnton has been arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers on charges of felony possession of a stolen motorcycle, driving while license revoked, no motorcycle operator’s endorsement, resisting arrest (two counts),…

Newton Man Jailed on Multiple Felony Drug Charges

38-year-old Michael Shane Smith of Balls Creek Road in Newton has been arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers for felony possession methamphetamine (two counts), possession of heroin, and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for a controlled substance. He was…

Homeless Hickory Man Charged with Possessing Stolen Financial Transaction Card

26-year-old Jackie Wayne Hicks, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:10 p.m. Sunday (September 5) on one felony count of receiving a financial transaction card that was known to have…

Burke County Crash Results In Fatality

A Clemmons man was killed in a crash in Burke County. The man killed in the wreck was 34-year-old Marcus Lane Deal. On Thursday (September 9) at approximately 12:30 p.m., the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to Interstate 40…

Hickory Woman Remains in Jail for Failure to Appear on Meth Charges

52-year-old Susan McMakin Wilson of 27th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about nine o’clock Saturday night (September 4) on felony and misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. She reportedly failed to appear in court on…

Collettsville Residents Arrested On Felony Drug Charges

54-year-old John Leslie Frasse and 38-year-old Jason Dwight Dickson, both of the same Highway 90, Collettsville, address, were arrested Thursday (September 9) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with felony counts of manufacturing marijuana and maintaining a vehicle,…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Assaulting Disabled Person

26-year-old Kiersten Faith Harvey of Clover Drive in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (September 9) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of assault on an individual with a disability and exploiting a person in a disabled or elder…

Patriot Day Ceremony Scheduled In Hickory To Commemorate 9/11

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11 Saturday (September 11), the City of Hickory and the community will hold a Patriot Day Remembrance Ceremony during the Hickory Museum of Art’s Autolawn event. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. on…

Silver Alert For Woman Reported Missing Cancelled (Updated, 9:39 a.m. 9/10/21)

The N.C. Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, 31-year-old Aimee Elizabeth Barnes, at approximately  7 p.m. Thursday (September 9). The Silver Alert was cancelled this morning (September 10). According to the alert, Barnes…

Bond Reduced For Second Suspect In Hickory Murder Case

The bond for one of the suspects arrested in connection to murder of a woman at a Hickory business in January of this year was reduced Thursday (September 9), one day after bond was set for the other suspect. 51-year-old…

Hickory Man Charged With Rape

42-year-old Jose Luis Garcia of 21st Street Drive SE in Hickory was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with second-degree forcible rape and sex act by a substitute parent or custodian. Garcia was placed in the Catawba County…

Five Suspects Charged In Caldwell County Drug Case

40-year-old Jarvis Ledon McCullough, 24-year-old Michael Joel Davis, 35-year-old Jessica Marie McMahon, and 19-year-old Mikaela Renee Hefner, all of Fence Street in Granite Falls, and 31-year-old John Michael Gerst of Reeps Grove Church Road in Vale, were all arrested Wednesday…

Theft Of Truck From Residence Under Investigation

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the theft of a truck from a residence in 5100 block of Turtle Creek Drive in Denver. The owner told officers that when he got up the morning of September 4, 2021 his vehicle…

Catawba County Man Receives Minimum Six-Year Sentence In Trafficking Case

26-year-old Tyler David Swink of Conover, was given an active prison sentence of six to eight years following his guilty plea for trafficking heroin during Catawba County Superior Court on Wednesday (September 8). The Honorable Lisa C. Bell, Superior Court…

Burnsville Man Arrested on Failure to Appear Charges from Multiple Counties

44-year-old Jeremiah Charles Miller of Burnsville, N.C. was arrested by Hickory Police Tuesday (September 7) for failure to appear, one felony count and three misdemeanor counts. Miller allegedly failed to appear in court on one felony count for the sale…

Fayetteville Man Arrested in Hickory on Meth & Assault Charges

30-year-old Patrick Kendall Blair of Fayetteville, N.C. was arrested by Hickory Police Saturday (September 4) for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine). He was also charged with misdemeanor counts of assault on a female, assault on a…

Woman Charged With Assaulting Officers At Alexander Detention Center

20-year old Tara Renegar of Woodleaf in Rowan County was taken into custody by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers Tuesday (September 7) after allegedly fleeing from police earlier in the day. She was served with arrest warrants from Rowan County for…

Hickory Man Arrested for B&E and Multiple Counts of Failure to Appear

40-year-old Bobby Lewis Cloer of Sulpher Springs Road N.E. in Hickory has been arrested by Hickory Police on a long list of charges. He was charged with breaking & entering, attempted breaking & entering to a building, and possession of…

Suspects In January Murder Reportedly Granted Bond, Remained In Jail As Of This Morning

The two suspects in the murder of a woman at a Hickory business in January of this year have reportedly been granted bond. 51-year-old Phelifa Michelle Marlow was shot and killed January 13 at T.C.S. Designs on 9th Avenue N.E.…

Hickory Woman Arrested On Felony Drug Charges

33-year-old Andrea Blaj of 3rd Avenue Drive SE in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (September 7) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with two counts of felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and one count of misdemeanor possession of drug…

Hickory Man Jailed This Morning On Firearm Charge

33-year-old Darvis James Stacy of Kool Park Road NE in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and driving while license revoked. Stacy was placed in the Catawba County Detention…

Suspect in June 2021 Murder Of Hickory Man Arrested in Georgia

31-year-old Tyrell Dontaye “Lil Buckey” Daniels of 5th Street in Statesville was arrested today (September 8) in Cobb County, Georgia in connection to a June 2021 homicide in Statesville. A warrant for Daniels’ arrest had been issued on June 8…

Morganton Man Arrested on Meth & Firearms Charges

56-year-old Thomas Joseph Jenkins of Oak Hill Drive in Morganton was arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers on September 1 on felony counts of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.…

Prysmian Group to Expand Facility in Claremont

Prysmian Group has announced an expansion to the company’s facility in Claremont. The $50-million investment will introduce new technologies for the production of optical fiber for the telecommunications industry while creating 50 new jobs. Prysmian Group has now approved capital…

Caldwell County Woman Arrested On Meth, Marijuana Charges

28-year-old Hali Ann Nichols of Playmore Beach Road in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (September 4) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine along with misdemeanor counts of simple possession of schedule II controlled substance and possession…

Lenoir Man Charged With Being No-Show In Court

34-year-old Dustin Shawn Buchanan of NW Broadway Street in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (September 7) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with three felony counts of failure to appear. He allegedly missed court dates to answer to felony counts…

Lenoir Man Charged With Firearm, Burglary Offenses

24-year-old Alexander Lee Huffman of Charlie Ridge Place in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (September 7) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of discharge a firearm into occupied property, first-degree burglary, and larceny after breaking and entering.…

Catawba County Commissioners Meet, Approve Scheduling Of Public Hearings

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Tuesday night (September 7). Requests were made for public hearings to be held to consider the submission of a grant for the enhanced mobility of seniors and individuals with disabilities…

Hickory City Council Meets In Regular Session

Hickory City Council met in regular session Tuesday night (September 7). Minutes, second readings, and the consent agenda were all unanimously approved. City Council approved a Rezoning Petition for property located at 2909 16th Street NE (Sandy Ridge Rd) with…

Shots Reportedly Fired At Apartment Complex, Police Investigating

The Long View and Hickory Police Departments responded to Hilltop Apartments Tuesday night (September 7) after being notified that shots had been fired. According to published reports, police responded to the First Avenue Southwest apartment complex at approximately 7 p.m.…

Investigation Continues Into Murder Of Two Victims In May 2020

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…

Terrell Woman Killed in Ashe County Accident [EDITED to correct date]

A 49-year-old woman from Terrell was killed in a crash in Ashe County yesterday (September 6). At about 3:25 p.m. Monday, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the collision on N.C. Highway 16, near Sussex Road. A 2012…

Hudson Woman Charged With Felony Offense

21-year-old Adrianna Pearl Wallace of Clyde Drive in Hudson was arrested Friday (September 3) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony probation violation. Following the arrest, Wallace was locked up in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $20,000…

Newton Police Arrest Man on Fugitive Warrant

43-year-old Tommy Houston Snead of Pelzer, South Carolina was arrested by Newton Police Saturday (September 4) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. He is wanted in Greenville County, South Carolina for failure to appear…

Lenoir Man Charged With Felony, Misdemeanor Offenses

43-year-old Brandon Lee Riddle of SW Harrisburg Drive in Lenoir was arrested Friday (September 3) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny and possession of stolen property, along with a misdemeanor count of resisting a…

Iredell County Crash Results In Fatality

A man was killed in a crash in Iredell County Monday (September 6). Shortly after 5 a.m. Monday, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to a collision in Iredell County on Interstate 77 South near mile marker 40. A…

Authorities Seeking Man In Connection To Break-ins

An out-of-state resident is wanted in connection to felony crimes in Iredell County. The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office is seeking 47-year-old James Michael Ransom of Raleigh County, West Virginia. He’s wanted for three felony counts of breaking into a coin…

Newton Man Arrested On Break-in, Larceny Charges

31-year-old Scott Eric Monk of South Ashe Avenue in Newton was arrested Sunday (September 5) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with three felony counts apiece of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. In addition, Monk is…

Man Arrested In Connection To Assault With A Pipe

40-year-old Tracy Lee Cash of Morganton was arrested last Thursday (September 2) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Last Thursday, officers with the Morganton Department of Public Safety were…

Conover Woman Charged With Murder

31-year-old Brittney Lyfae McCleave of Lylehaven Drive NW in Conover was arrested Monday (September 6) by Conover Police Officers. She’s charged with murder. The charge is in connection with the fatal shooting of a man at approximately midnight Monday morning.…

Man Reportedly Shot While Attempting To Hit Officers With Car (Updated with additional information, 4:08 a.m., 9/7/21)

A man was reportedly shot by Conover Police Officers Sunday (September 5) after he allegedly attempted to run them over with his car. The individual has been identified as 50-year-old Clegg Johnson. According to reports, police responded to a home…

Explosions, Fire Reported At Hickory Propane Business

At 1:28 this afternoon (September 3), Hickory Firefighters were dispatched to a vehicle fire at James Oxygen at 30 Highway 321 N.W. in Hickory. The fire department responded with two engines, one ladder, and one battalion chief. Upon arrival minutes…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Drug Charge

42-year-old Alexander Mitchell Froedge of 3rd Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Monday afternoon (August 30) for felony possession of a schedule I controlled substance. He was arrested as the result of an H.P.D. narcotics investigation. Froedge…

Lenoir Residents Charged With Marijuana Trafficking

25-year-old Drequan Deshawn Petty and 22-year-old Mahala Leigh Judge, both of the same Pleasant Hill Road, Lenoir, address, were arrested Thursday (September 2) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with felony traffic in marijuana. Both suspects were released…

Wanted Suspects Sought In Area County

A Catawba County woman is among suspects currently being sought by authorities in Iredell County. 41-year-old Kelli Ann Lyons remains on the Iredell County most wanted list. She’s charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule III…

Unemployment Rates Drop Across Hickory Metro, State

Unemployment rates decreased in all of the Hickory Metro counties and across most of North Carolina in the latest update. The report was issued recently by the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor & Economic Analysis Division, it shows the…

Two Arrested in Hickory on Failure to Appear and Meth Charges

30-year-old Jeremy Edward Harrell of Whitegate Lane in Newton and 39-year-old Christopher Douglas Cook, who lists an address in a hotel on 13th Avenue Drive S.E. in Hickory, were both arrested by Hickory Police at 11:20 Wednesday morning. Harrell was…

Hickory Woman Jailed On Felony Charge

26-year-old Chandra Katlin Patrick of Zion Church Road in Hickory was arrested today (September 3) by Conover Police Officers. She’s charged with felony probation violation. Patrick was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. She’s scheduled to…

Morganton Man Charged With Vehicle Theft

39-year-old Anthony Edward Deyton of Jacobs Lane in Morganton was arrested Thursday (September 2) by Conover Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen vehicle. In addition, Deyton is charged…

Newton Man Indicted On Forcible Rape Charge

41-year-old Scott Gregory Kale of Claremont Road in Newton was arrested Thursday (September 2) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged on a bill of indictment with second-degree forcible rape. Kale is also charged with sexual act by substitute parent…

Newton Man Charged With Sexual Exploitation Of Minor

31-year-old Jason Dewayne Cuthbertson of Walker Drive in Newton was arrested Thursday (September 2) by authorities in Catawba County. He’s charged with felony counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Cuthbertson was…

Length Of Investigation Into Fatal Drive-By Shooting Approaches Four Months

It’s been more than 16 weeks since a drive-by shooting in Hickory that claimed the life 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 12.…

Denver, N.C. Man Sentenced To Prison Time In Federal Case

43-year-old Michael Guzman of Denver, N.C., was sentenced to 54 months in prison and two years of supervised release for defrauding his former employer of more than $4 million. The announcement was made on August 26 by William T. Stetzer,…

Homeless Hickory Man Arrested for Larceny of Firearm & Vehicle

40-year-old Christopher Hagan Rea, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police early Tuesday morning (August 31) on felony counts of larceny of a firearm and larceny of a motor vehicle. The suspect was…

Valdese Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle Possession In Caldwell County

36-year-old Curtis Paul Whisenant of Messer Road in Valdese was arrested Wednesday (September 1) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Whisenant was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under a…

Hickory Woman Charged With Heroin Possession

21-year-old Kayleann Marie Pruitt of 15th Street NE in Hickory was arrested today (September 2) by Probation and Parole Officers. She’s charged with possession of heroin and felony probation violation. Pruitt was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under…

Hickory Man Arrested on Multiple Warrants from Mecklenburg & Catawba Counties

29-year-old Brannon Tyrek Beckham of 8th Avenue Drive S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Tuesday (August 31) on a number of outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants. All the warrants were issued on July 27 of this year. Beckham…

Stokes County Man Arrested in Iredell on Felony Meth Charges

36-year-old Christopher Dean Owens of Pinnacle, North Carolina in Stokes County has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on felony counts of possession with intent to sell & deliver methamphetamine and possession of meth, along with misdemeanor counts of…

Hickory Police Arrest Man On Cocaine, Meth Charges

45-year-old Daniel Allen Heafner, whose address is not listed, was arrested Wednesday (September 1) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of cocaine and possession of methamphetamine. In addition, Heafner is charged with possession of drug…

Newton Woman Charged With Vehicle Theft, Meth Possession

60-year-old Lori Ann Sifford of Sunset Street in Newton was arrested by Long View Police Officers. She’s charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of methamphetamine, and simple possession of schedule II controlled substance. Sifford was placed in the…

Maiden Man Arrested On Drug Charges

50-year-old Reginald Lee Nixon of Old Park Road in Maiden was arrested Wednesday (September 1) by Maiden Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance on prison or jail premises, simple possession of schedule II…

Inmates in Lincolnton Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

A group of inmates in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center in Lincolnton were administered the COVID-19 vaccine today (August 31). The Lincoln County Health Department and the Sheriff’s Office nursing staff administered the first shot of the Moderna vaccine…

New Sober Living Facility Open In Hickory

The Catawba County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting at New Beginnings Hickory today (September 1). Located at 706 Main Ave SE in Hickory, New Beginnings Hickory is a safe, substance free, sober living facility for men. A structured…

Everything Attachments Plans $20-Million Expansion in Conover

Everything Attachments, a manufacturer of farm implements and tractor attachments, plans to expand its existing manufacturing facility in Conover. Over the next five years, Everything Attachments plans to create 147 new jobs and invest a minimum of $20 million in…

Statesville Man Accused of Possessing Child Pornography

64-year-old Tony Ernest Bunton of Eufola Road in Statesville has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on four counts of felony third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Yesterday (August 30), Officers with the Sheriff’s Special Victims Unit received a…

Man Charged With Vehicle Theft, Break-in Offenses

33-year-old Andrew Steven Coleman of Falling Leaf Lane in Statesville was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, larceny of a motor vehicle, larceny after breaking and entering,…

More Information Released In Officer-Involved Shooting In Lenoir

More details have been released in a shooting involving officers in Lenoir earlier this week. The man shot has been identified by the Lenoir Police Department as 25-year-old Joshua Alan Kirby. He was last reported to be in critical condition…

Murder Charge Added In Hickory Hit & Run Case

20-year-old Austin Wayne Edmondson of Raintree Lane in Maiden was arrested Saturday (August 28) by Hickory Police Officers. He was initially charged with felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and hit…

Catawba County Schools Approve Indoor Mask Mandate

During Tuesday’s (August 31) Emergency meeting, the Catawba County Board of Education (BOE) voted 5-2 to make face masks mandatory for all staff, students, and visitors while inside facilities and on school buses, beginning Thursday (September 2). The face-covering policy…

Mask Mandate Imposed In Alexander County Schools, Emergency Meeting Of Catawba Board Of Education Tonight

The Alexander County Board of Education voted today (August 31) to require face coverings for all students and staff on all campuses. The issue will be reviewed within 30 days. The mask mandate begins Wednesday (September 1). The Catawba County…

Hickory Man Charged with Assault; Malicious Conduct by Prisoner

59-year-old Willie Duran Armstrong of 3rd Street Place S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Wednesday (August 25) for misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon and felony malicious conduct by a prisoner. According to H.P.D.’s arrest report, Armstrong…

Woman & Man Arrested In Morganton On Meth Charges

25-year-old Natalie Anne Henson and 33-year-old Matthew Howard Roark were arrested Monday (August 30) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. Henson is charged with felony trafficking in methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Roark is charged with felony possession of…

Statesville Man Arrested in Hickory on Assault Charge

25-year-old James Robert Nipper, Jr. of Rimrock Road in Statesville was arrested by Hickory Police Sunday (August 29) on felony counts of assault inflicting serious injury and breaking & entering a motor vehicle. According to Hickory Police, Nipper assaulted the…

Morganton Woman Arrested in Hickory for Habitual Larceny

61-year-old Barbara Ann Hooper of B&D Avenue in Morganton was arrested by Hickory Police last Thursday (August 26) for felony habitual larceny. Hooper was taken into custody without incident at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday at a clothing store on Catawba…

Hudson Man Charged With Strangulation

40-year-old Richard Carroll Berkley of Cherrywood Drive in Hudson was arrested Monday (August 30) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony assault by strangulation and misdemeanor interfere with emergency communication. Berkley was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Firearm Offense

50-year-old Gregory William Bryant of Crescent Street in Granite Falls was arrested Monday (August 30) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Bryant was placed in the Caldwell County Detention…

Newton Man Charged With Felony Assault

41-year-old Jorge Enrique Rengifo-Benitez of North Gaither Avenue In Newton was arrested Sunday (August 29) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Rengifo-Benitez was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility…

Catawba Man Charged With Cocaine Trafficking Following Search Of Home

35-year-old Damien Alonzo Burch of Old Catawba Road in Catawba was arrested last Thursday (August 26) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking in cocaine and possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana. According…

Man Pleads Guilty In Connection To 2019 Murder, Sentenced To Minimum 17 Year Term

A Vale man will serve a prison term of 17 to 22 years following his conviction for second-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping during Catawba County Superior Court on Monday (August 30). 50-year-old Joseph Wayne Barker was given an active sentence…

Officer-Involved Shooting in Lenoir Today

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is conducting an investigation into a Lenoir Police Department officer-involved shooting that occurred on the 2100 block of Morganton Boulevard this afternoon. At about 12:40 today, Lenoir Police took a 9-1-1 call concerning…

Multiple Agencies Make Drug & Firearms Arrests

21-year-old Yorel Damir Scott of 7th Avenue S.W. and 18-year-old Tyon Shamr Turner of R&S Circle, both from Hickory, have both been arrested on charges filed by Burke County Narcotics Investigators and by Hickory Police. Scott was charged with felony…

Hickory Man Arrested for Failure to Appear on Firearms Charges

29-year-old Clifton Ray James, Jr. of Wright Drive Hickory was arrested last Tuesday (August 24) by Hickory Police on multiple felony counts of failure to appear. James reportedly failed to appear in court on four counts of larceny of a…

Homeless Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Assault Charge

32-year-old Joii Sharodd Moon, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested last Thursday (August 26) by Hickory Police for felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and misdemeanor injury to personal property. Hickory Police…

Glen Alpine Man Faces Felony Meth Charge

54-year-old Dave Tillman Webb of East Main Street in Glen Alpine has been arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers for possession of a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Webb was arrested in connection to an…

Hickory Man Arrested for B&E; Larceny; Failure to Appear

38-year-old Jacob Andrew Byrd of 4th Street S.W. in Hickory has been arrested by Hickory Police for breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering. He was also charged with multiple counts of failure to appear. Byrd allegedly failed…

Lenoir Teen Arrested for Fleeing to Elude Arrest

18-year-old Kalill Kasa James Isbell of Quail Ridge Court in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (August 29) for felony fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. Following his arrest,…

Suspect Wanted after Fleeing from Morganton Police

Travis Trimble of Hudson is wanted by the Morganton Department of Public Safety on charges of felony fleeing to elude arrest, hit & run, reckless driving to endanger, damage to property, no operators license, and several other charges. At about…

Rutherfordton Man Arrested in Lenoir on Felony Drug Charges

45-year-old Ronnie Dean Hawkins of Rutherfordton was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (August 29) on felony counts of possession of methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a schedule II controlled substance, and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or…

Hudson Man Arrested for Felony B&E

37-year-old Roy Jonathan Cook of Hickory Nut Ridge Road in Hudson was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (August 29) for felony breaking & entering. Cook was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $25,000 secured bond.…

Taylorsville Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Heroin Charge

26-year-old Austin Markize Saddler of Polk Street in Taylorsville has been arrested by Hickory Police on charges of possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also charged with failure to appear on one count of possession of…

Maiden Man Jailed for Felony Hit & Run; Assault

20-year-old Austin Wayne Edmondson of Raintree Lane in Maiden has been arrested by Hickory Police on charges of felony hit & run with injury and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Edmondson was placed…

Hickory Oktoberfest Canceled

The Hickory Downtown Development Association and the Oktoberfest Committee have announced that Hickory’s Oktoberfest will be canceled again this year. The event had been scheduled for October 8-thru-10. According to statement posted on Hickory Oktoberfest’s Facebook page, the decision to…

Morganton Woman Charged with I.D. Theft

26-year-old Mary Elizabeth Ervin of Wrighton Street in Morganton was arrested today by authorities in Burke County on one count of felony identity theft, two counts of resisting a public officer, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. The…

Several Sustain Minor Injuries in School Bus Accident in Iredell County

At about 8:05 this morning (August 27), the N.C. State Highway Patrol responded to a school bus collision with injuries in Iredell County on Shumaker Drive at Houpe Road. An Iredell-Statesville school bus traveling north on Shumaker Drive slowed down…

Missing Lincoln County Found, Safe

A Lincoln County teenager reported missing has been found and is safe. Johnathan Keith Merchant, who turns 18 years old today (August 27), has been in contact with a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Detective and is safe. He had been…

One Person Killed in Wednesday Afternoon Crash in Morganton

One person was killed in an accident in Morganton Wednesday (August 25). The deceased is 44-year-old Shelly Renee Frisch of Morganton. At about 3:50 Wednesday afternoon, Officers and Firefighters with the Morganton Department of Public Safety responded to the crash…

Ribbon Cutting Scheduled for Staffing Office in Conover

A commemorative ribbon cutting will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 9 for The Reserves Network’s new office in Conover. The Reserves Network works with over 1,000 active customers in a number of industries, including in the office,…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Heroin Charge

31-year-old Dallas Loyd Gragg of 12th Street N.E. in Hickory has been arrested by Hickory Police for possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. Gragg was jailed yesterday (August 26) in the Catawba County Detention Facility with bond set…

Claremont Woman Faces Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Charges

34-year-old Angela Louise Day of Davie Street in Claremont has been arrested by Hickory Police for possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana up to half-an-ounce, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Day was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility yesterday…

Hickory Woman Arrested for Possession of Meth

36-year-old Brandy Renee Strickland of First Avenue Place N.W. in Hickory has been arrested by Hickory Police for possession of methamphetamine. Strickland was jailed yesterday (August 26) in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $1,500 bond. She was scheduled…

Claremont Man Arrested on Meth & Stolen Vehicle Charges

30-year-old Cody Wayne Sigmon of Julia Court in Claremont has been arrested by Hickory Police for possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of methamphetamine. Sigmon was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility early this morning (August 27)…

Conover Man Charged with Felony Larceny

34-year-old Nathan Ray Hall of Gaynell Street in Conover has been arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers on a charge of felony larceny. Hall was jailed early this morning (August 27) in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $1,000…

Lenoir Water Treatment Plant Honored by State

The N.C. Division of Water Resources honored the City of Lenoir Water Treatment Plant and 63 other plants for surpassing federal and state drinking water standards in 2020. The division’s Public Water Supply Section awarded the facilities the prestigious N.C.…

Claremont Man Arrested in Alexander County for Robbery; Assault; More

25-year-old Delone Allison Goss of Claremont has been arrested by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers on felony counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and theft of a motor vehicle, along with misdemeanor counts of assault on a female, assault by…

Most Historic Morganton Festival Events Canceled

Historic Morganton Festival, Inc. has made the decision to cancel all but one night of the Morganton Festival Weekends out of concern for health and safety. When the Morganton Festival Weekends were planned for 2021, it was done with preparations…

Two from Newton Arrested on Felony Drug Charges

30-year-old Brandon Michael Beatty and 31-year-old Marsha Kay Glazebrook, both of the same address on North Main Avenue in Newton, have been arrested by Newton Police on a long list of charges. They were each charged with felony possession with…

Connelly Springs Man Arrested in Hickory on B&E and Larceny Charges

41-year-old Robert William Owens III of Red Fox Trail in Connelly Springs was arrested by Hickory Police at 10:50 Monday morning (August 23) on two outstanding felony warrants. He was wanted for felony breaking & entering a building and larceny…

Lincoln County Sheriff’s “Charlie” District Office to Move to Temporary Location

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s “Charlie” District Office will move to a temporary location effective September 1. The office, currently located at 1889 Highway 16 North in Denver, will move to the Sheriff’s Lake Patrol building at 8335 Shipley Lane in…

Newton Woman Faces Felony Meth Charge; Multiple Counts of Failure to Appear

49-year-old Robin Diane Stines of 17th Avenue S.E. in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police at 5:35 last Saturday afternoon (August 21) on an outstanding felony warrant and several outstanding misdemeanor warrants. Stines was also charged with a felony probation…

Conover Woman Arrested in Hickory for Failure to Appear & Resisting

38-year-old Miranda Ann Bowman of Houston Mill Road in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police at 10:50 Monday morning (August 23) on an outstanding felony warrant. She was also charged with misdemeanor failure to appear. The warrant was for aiding…

Mobile Home Destroyed in Wednesday Night Fire

At about 9:15 last night (August 25), Hickory Firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire at 1916 Lucky Lane, Lot #11. Upon arrival, Firefighters reported fire coming from the mobile home. Firefighters responded with two engines, one ladder, one rescue…

New Walmart Distribution Center Coming to Iredell County

Today (August 26), Walmart announced plans to build a new distribution center in Troutman. The announcement was the culmination of a strategic economic development effort supported by the mayor’s office and Iredell County officials. The facility is intended to support…

Catawba Man Jailed Under $130K Bond for Failure to Appear

47-year-old Jonathan Andreas Linebarger of 6th Avenue S.E. in Catawba has been arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers on multiple counts of failure to appear. Linebarger allegedly failed to appear in court on charges of possession of a firearm by…

Newton Woman Jailed on Multiple Counts of Failure to Appear

43-year-old Laurie Ann Hall of North Davis Street in Newton has been arrested by Newton Police on felony and misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. Hall allegedly failed to appear in court on charges of breaking & entering, larceny after…

Car Crashes into Building Tuesday on Highway 70 S.E.

A 1999 Lexus ran into a building Tuesday evening in Hickory. The incident occurred at about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at 2053 Highway 70 S.E. That’s the Sunrise Appliance building, near the former cici’s pizza location. The front end of the…

Nine COVID-19-Related Deaths in Catawba County in Last Week

According to Catawba County Public Health, nine people in Catawba County have died from COVID-19 related causes in the last week. The health department’s numbers were updated yesterday (August 25). There were 398 new cases reported during the past week,…

Hiddenite Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Meth Charges from Iredell

43-year-old Marty Joe Bryan of Marsh Patterson Lane in Hiddenite was arrested by Hickory Police just before 9 p.m. Monday (August 23) on outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants from Iredell County. He was wanted on felony counts of possession of…

Public’s Help Sought in Finding Lincoln County Teen

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teen. He is 17-year-old Johnathan Keith Merchant. He was reported missing Monday (August 23) from a residence on the 4300 block of Otto Reynolds Road in…

Iredell County Man Found, Safe

45-year-old Travis Shane Turner has been found. The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office reports that he is safe and back at home with his family. Mr. Turner was reported missing after he was last seen driving away from his residence in…

Hildebran Man Jailed In Caldwell County For Failure To Appear

42-year-old Shannon Michael Eaton of Highway 70 in Hildebran was arrested today (August 25) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with failure to appear on counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. Eaton was jailed…

Felony Drug Charge Filed Against Man Arrested Tuesday

52-year-old Dave Tillman Webb was arrested Tuesday (August 24) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Webb was arrested shortly after noon Tuesday and placed in jail in Morganton under $3,000 secured…

Man Charged With Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Offenses

31-year-old Adam James Cooper was arrested Sunday (August 22) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of schedule VI controlled substance. Cooper was being held in jail in Morganton…

Woman Arrested By Burke Authorities On Drug Charge

30-year-old Amanda Brooke Meeler was arrested Tuesday (August 24) by authorities in Burke County. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine). Following the arrest, Meeler was placed in jail in Morganton under $5,000 bond. A Superior…

More Details Released In Connection To Arrest Of Wanted Burke County Woman

More information has been released in connection to the arrest of a wanted woman in Burke County. As WHKY previously reported, 34-year-old Katia Celaina Christian of Smith Road in Morganton was arrested last Tuesday, August 17, by Burke County Sheriff’s…

Break-in, Theft Charges Filed Against Hickory Man

42-year-old Joshua Allen Ball of 8th Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (August 24) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. In Addition, Ball is charged with…

Hickory Man Charged With Meth Possession, Trespassing

29-year-old Michael Meng Vue, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested Tuesday (August 24) by Conover Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and second-degree trespassing. Vue was placed in the…

Jobs Created In Hildebran, Claremont As A Result Of State Grants

New jobs have been created in the Hickory Metro as a result of grants that were awarded to a pair of municipalities. The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) has approved an overall total of 21 grant requests to local…

Lenoir Woman Arrested in Hickory for Breaking & Entering

34-year-old Carrie Leigh White of Taylorsville Road S.E. in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police at about 1:15 Saturday afternoon (August 21) for felony breaking & entering and misdemeanor injury to personal property. She was arrested in connection to a…

Lenoir Man Arrested in Hickory on Failure to Appear Warrants

31-year-old Dillon Ray Byrd of Idlewood Street S.W. in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 8 p.m. last Friday (August 20) on outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants. He was wanted for failure to appear on charges of possession…

Man Charged With Failing To Report As Sex Offender

36-year-old Justin Dean Chapman was arrested today (August 24) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony failure to report as a sex offender, and misdemeanor failure to appear. Chapman was arrested shortly after 9 a.m. today and placed…

Hickory Man Charged with Vehicle Break-In

29-year-old Jose Manuel Martinez of Kool Park Road N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 8:15 Sunday night (August 22) on one felony count of breaking & entering a motor vehicle. He was taken into custody without…

Authorities Continuing To Seek Wanted Suspects In Iredell County

Authorities in Iredell County continue to seek suspects on the most wanted list. 48-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…

Missing Man Sought By Authorities

The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man from Statesville, 45-year-old Travis Shane Turner. Citizens are asked to be on the lookout for Mr. Turner, who is believed to be suffering from…

Newton Man Charged With Drug Offenses

34-year-old Spencer Allen Rowell of West C Street in Newton was arrested Monday (August 23) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and simple possession of schedule III controlled substance. Rowell was jailed…

Hickory Man Charged With Assault, Drug Offenses

21-year-old Yorel Damir Scott of 7th Avenue SW in Hickory was arrested Monday (August 23) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling or moving vehicle, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to…

Search For Suspect In Murder Of Hickory Man Continues

It’s been approximately two-and-a-half months since a Hickory man was killed in an Iredell County shooting and authorities are still seeking the suspect. 20-year-old Zion Treyshaun Gaither was killed in the incident early on June 8. Two different agencies are…

Third Vaccine Dose Available Locally For Those With Compromised Immune Systems

Catawba County Public Health and other vaccination providers throughout the county are now offering a third or “booster” dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised. Third doses for other groups of…

Statesville Man Arrested on Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Charges

35-year-old John Alexander Key of Statesville has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on felony counts of possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, and maintaining a vehicle for the use or sale of a controlled substance, along with misdemeanor…

Two Nights Of Closures Planned On I-77 In Iredell County

Starting tonight (August 23), North Carolina Department of Transportation crews will have two nights of intermittent closures on Interstate 77 in Iredell County for a bridge construction project. Tonight and tomorrow night (August 24), from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.,…

Man Charged With Burglary, Theft Of Dog

63-year-old Ricky Lee Lackey was arrested Saturday (August 21) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of first-degree burglary and larceny of a dog. Lackey was arrested shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday at an address on Burkemont…

Felony Drug Charge Lodged Against Woman Arrested By Burke County Authorities

24-year-old Kristin Renee Fox was arrested Sunday (August 22) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Fox was arrested at 9:40 p.m. Sunday and placed in jail in Morganton under $10,000 secured…

Hickory Man Jailed on Multiple Counts of Felony Failure to Appear

31-year-old Gary Benjamin Stamper of Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory (also listed as a homeless person from Hickory) was arrested by Hickory Police early last Thursday morning (August 19) on five felony counts of failure to appear. Stamper reportedly failed…

NCDOT Closes Bridge For Weeklong Construction

Today, North Carolina Department of Transportation crews closed an Iredell County bridge to begin a weeklong daytime construction project. The Wood Bridge Road bridge that carries traffic over Third Creek will be closed in both directions daily from 8:30 a.m.…

Burke County Man Charged With Assault, Vandalism In Alexander County

22-year-old Dawson Vance Mitchell of Morganton was arrested Saturday (August 21) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, vandalism with damage to personal property and reckless driving with wanton disregard.…

Newton Man Charged With Fleeing From Police

32-year-old Garrison Sanders Jefferies of Mount Olive Church Road in Newton was arrested Sunday (August 22) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. Jefferies was jailed in the Catawba County Detention…

Newton Man Charged With Larceny, Stolen Goods Offenses

31-year-old Michael Kelly Kaminske of St. James Church Road in Newton was arrested Sunday (August 22) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny and possession of stolen goods or property, along with a misdemeanor count of…

Woman Jailed In Catawba County On Charges Of Discharging A Weapon, Assault

26-year-old Raven Checole Diggs of Badin, N.C. was arrested Sunday (August 22) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with discharge a weapon into occupied dwelling or moving vehicle and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Diggs was…

Catawba Man Charged With Cocaine Possession

36-year-old Antwan Stephen Boyd of 7th Street SE in Catawba was arrested Saturday (August 21) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of cocaine and misdemeanor simple assault. Boyd was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility…

Woman Jailed Under One-Million Dollar Bond In Catawba County On Stanly County Sex Offense Charges

32-year-old Maggie Blake Wingler of Albemarle was arrested Saturday (August 21) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. The charges are from Stanly…

No Charges in Reported Shooting in Connelly Springs

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office released a statement this evening (August 20) regarding a shooting that occurred Monday (August 16) in Connelly Springs. At about 12:15 p.m. Monday, an unknown female came to the Connelly Springs Town Hall and met…

Authorities Find Burke County Man Reported Missing

A man reported missing in Burke County has been found, according to authorities. The N.C. Center for Missing Persons had previously issued a Silver Alert for 76-year-old William Tex Burns. Mr. Burns was believed to be suffering from dementia or…

Hickory Man Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from S.C.

33-year-old Leonardo Esteban Martinez of Mosteller Estates Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police today (August 20) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. He was also charged with misdemeanor child abuse. Martinez…

Lenoir Man Jailed In Catawba County On vehicle Theft Charge

21-year-old Zachary Nathaniel Kersey of Collettsville Road in Lenoir was arrested today (August 20) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Kersey was confined in the Catawba…

Conover Man Charged With Meth Possession

48-year-old Robert Christopher Stiles of Conover was arrested today (August 20) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine. Stiles was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $3,500 bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled…

Hickory Woman Jailed for Failure to Appear on Larceny Charges

33-year-old Angelica Sasha Linebarger of “F” Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early yesterday morning (August 19) on three felony counts of failure to appear. She reportedly failed to appear in court on charges of larceny from…

Hickory Man Arrested on B&E and Larceny Charges

68-year-old William Howard Bonds of 13th Avenue Place N.W. in Hickory was served a true bill of indictment by Hickory Police last Friday evening (August 13) on one felony count of breaking & entering and one felony count of habitual…

Statesville Man Arrested in Hickory for Common Law Robbery

35-year-old Rafael Gonzalez, Jr. of Rita Avenue in Statesville was arrested by Hickory Police Wednesday afternoon (August 18) on one felony count of common law robbery. Gonzalez allegedly robbed an individual without using a weapon. He was taken into custody…

Man Arrested On Charges From Caldwell, Catawba, Lincoln Counties

31-year-old Jonathan David Shamblin of Mount Holly was arrested Thursday (August 19) by authorities in Caldwell County. He’s charged in Caldwell County on a grand jury indictment with flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. Shamblin is charged in…

Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Charges Filed Following Early Morning Arrest

39-year-old Amanda Kaye Reed was arrested today (August 20) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Reed was arrested shortly before 1 a.m. today at South…

Suspect Charged With Drug Possession, Trespassing

37-year-old Callie Ruth Sloan was arrested Thursday (August 19) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor second-degree trespassing. Sloan was arrested shortly before noon Thursday at an address on Burkemont…

Woman Charged With Having Drugs In Jail

28-year-old Sarah Audra Marie Ibrahim was arrested Thursday (August 19) by authorities in Burke County. She’s charged with felony possession of controlled substance on prison or jail premises. Ibrahim is also charged with failure to appear on a felony. She…

More Details Released In Connection To Burke County Murder

49-year-old Johnny Everette Setzer of Spain Hill Road in Icard was arrested Wednesday (August 18) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with murder along with felony counts of larceny of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, larceny of…

Mount Olive Man Arrested in Hickory on Warrants from Duplin County

41-year-old Michael Anthony Carroll of Mount Olive, N.C. was arrested by Hickory Police at about 5 p.m. Tuesday (August 17) on felony and misdemeanor warrants out of Duplin County. He was wanted for failure to appear on a felony count…

Newton Woman Arrested for Failure to Appear on Felony Drug Charge

51-year-old Mary Ann Collins of College Avenue in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police at 3:15 Sunday afternoon (August 15) on felony and misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. She reportedly failed to appear in court for felony possession of…

Newton Residents Charged With Stolen Vehicle Offenses

50-year-old Harold Douglas Scott and 49-year-old John Daniel Bradshaw, both of the same North Caldwell Avenue, Newton, address, were arrested by Newton Police Officers. They’re each charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Scott is additionally charged with larceny…

Portion Of Road In Iredell County To Be Closed At Night For Three Weeks

Effective Wednesday night (August 18), North Carolina Department of Transportation crews temporarily closed lanes of a state highway in Iredell County. The closure will remain in effect over the next three weeks for nightly construction. Work crews will have one…

Man Charged In Connection To Fatal Shooting (Updated, 5:33 p.m., 8/19/21)

49-year-old Johnny Everette Setzer of Spain Hill Road in Icard was arrested Wednesday (August 18) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with murder and felony larceny of a firearm. The charges are in connection to a fatal shooting Wednesday…

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