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Friday Afternoon COVID-19 Update

The Burke County Health Department COVID-19 update this afternoon (November 27) states that there are currently 4,110 positive cases of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. That total is an increase of 60 from the last update issued…

Strangulation Charge Lodged Against Man Arrested In Burke County

61-year-old Eric Keith Bean was arrested Thursday (November 26) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony assault inflicting serious injury by strangulation. Bean was arrested at 5:15 p.m. and placed in jail in Morganton under no bond on…

Granite Falls Woman Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

28-year-old Victoria Logan Vines of Quarry Road in Granite Falls was arrested by Hudson Police Wednesday (November 25) for felony possession of methamphetamine. Vines was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Center with bond set at $7,500, secured. She was…

Connelly Springs Man Arrested on Vehicle Theft Charge

43-year-old Jason Wayne Tomlinson of Shady Grove Road in Connelly Springs was arrested by authorities in Catawba County yesterday (November 26) on a charge out of Caldwell County for felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Tomlinson was placed in the…

Lenoir Man Jailed on Felony Meth Charge

40-year-old Jamie Brian Fox of Roby Fox Road in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers Wednesday (November 25) on felony counts each of possession of a schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine), failure to appear on a felony, and…

Two Lenoir Residents Charged with B&E and Larceny

37-year-old Jennifer Lynn Anderson of Northwood Drive and 31-year-old Calvin Smith Jones of Jennings Street, both from Lenoir, were arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers Wednesday (November 25). They were charged with one felony count each of breaking & entering,…

NCDOT Suspends Most Construction Activity Through Holiday Weekend

Though traffic was expected to be lighter than usual for the Thanksgiving holiday due to COVID-19, the N.C. Department of Transportation wants to assist drivers who are traveling by suspending most construction activity along its major highways. The work shutdown…

“First Talk On WHKY” Celebrates 20 Years On The Air

WHKY’s local morning radio program “First Talk With Hal Row” is celebrating 20 years on the air today (November 27). The show made it’s debut the day after Thanksgiving in 2000 and has been on the air weekdays from 7-9…

Man Charged With Felony Offenses Following Reported Chase

31-year-old Joseph Lee Hughes of Frank’s Road in Lincolnton was arrested Wednesday (November 25) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer, flee to elude a law…

Man Charged By Morganton Authorities With Statutory Rape

27-year-old Anastacio Ajin Mejia was arrested Thursday (November 26) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with statutory rape of a person 15-years-old or younger. In April 2019, Morganton Public Safety began an investigation into the statutory rape of a…

Friday Morning COVID-19 Update: Virus-Related Deaths Reported In Catawba County Thursday, New Cases In All Four Hickory Metro Counties

Two COVID-19-related deaths were reported Thursday (November 26) by Catawba County health officials, increasing the total to 93. 78 new cases of the coronavirus were reported Thursday by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 6,696. 56 people were…

Robbery, Kidnapping Charges Lodged Against Conover Man

37-year-old Dustin Neal Cooke of Raleigh Street in Conover was arrested Thursday (November 26) by Conover Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, second-degree kidnapping, and first-degree burglary. He’s also charged with misdemeanor counts…

Runaway Teenager Found And Returned Home

A missing Lincoln County teenager has been located and is safe. After tips from the public, 16-year-old Diamond Paradyse Ross of Highland Bluff Court in Lincolnton, was located in Charlotte. She reportedly ran away from home earlier this week. She…

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

The Caldwell County Health Department reported four COVID-19-related deaths Wednesday (November 25), increasing the total to 45. Three patients were over the age of 75 and one patient was between 65 and 74. All of the patients were hospitalized and…

Two Arrested in Hickory on Felony Meth Charges

28-year-old Tyler Lee Gragg of Sulphur Springs Road in Hickory and 30-year-old Michael James Porter of N.C. Highway 27 in Lincolnton have both been arrested by Hickory Police. They were each charged with one felony count of possession of a…

Newton Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Marijuana Charge

24-year-old Thomas Kinta Corperning of Spencer Street in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police at about 9:15 last night (November 24) on one count of felony possession of marijuana. Corpening was arrested following a traffic stop at 5th Street N.E.…

Lincolnton Man Charged With Statutory Rape In Alexander County

19-year old Jancovien Daquion Peterson of Lincolnton was arrested Tuesday (November 24) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony statutory rape of a child age 15 or younger. Deputies took Peterson into custody Tuesday afternoon. Following the arrest,…

Wednesday Afternoon COVID-19 Update: Two Deaths Reported In Catawba, 50 New Cases Reported Today In Burke County

Catawba County Public Health reported two COVID-19-related deaths today (November 25), increasing the total to 91. 71 new cases of the coronavirus were reported today, raising the total to 6,618. There are 56 people hospitalized with the virus in Catawba…

Catawba Man Arrested on Stolen Vehicle & Meth Charges

55-year-old Steven Millard Zepp of Carlos Road in Catawba was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 8 a.m. yesterday (November 24) on one felony count each of larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and possession…

Lincolnton Man Charged With Attacking His Mother With A Knife

24-year-old Tyreke Dreshawn Alexander of Buffalo Shoals Road in Lincolnton was arrested Tuesday (November 24) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. At approximately 9:00 a.m. Tuesday Lincoln County Sheriff’s…

Holiday Events Scheduled For Downtown Morganton

Downtown Morganton will be holding events for the rest of this month and in December to help you celebrate the holiday season. The annual Memorial Tree Lighting and Winter Carnival, Breakfast with Santa, and visits with Santa in Downtown Morganton…

Wanted Suspects Sought In Burke County

Authorities in Burke County are continuing to seek suspects on the county’s most wanted list. 35-year-old Kevin Matthew Revis is wanted on several felony indictments for selling methamphetamine and trafficking methamphetamine. The last known address for Revis was 3811 Bennett…

Area Sheriff Offers Holiday Shopping Tips

Lincoln County Sheriff Bill Beam is offering tips for holiday shoppers. The Sheriff says this time of year attracts more shopping-related criminal activity because of the larger crowds and the extended store hours. These factors and the usual distraction of…

Man Aquitted In 1990 Murder Case Arrested After Reportedly Being Stabbed

More information has been released regarding the arrest of a Caldwell County man. 61-year-old William Eugene Murphy of Hollywood Ridge Road in Lenoir was arrested last Thursday (November 19) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with felony counts…

Runaway Teenager Sought In Lincoln County

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a runaway juvenile. 16-year-old Diamond Paradyse Ross of Highland Bluff Court in Lincolnton, was last seen on November 21, 2020 at the residence by her mother. At the…

Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update: Deaths Reported In All Four Counties, Highest Single-Day Case Totals In Catawba, Caldwell

Two COVID-19-associated deaths were reported Tuesday (November 24) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 89. In addition, 123 new cases of the coronavirus were reported, increasing the total to 6,547. 123 is the highest single-day total of…

Hickory Man Indicted On Larceny Charges

67-year-old Daniel Ussery of 6th Avenue SW in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (November 24) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged on bills of indictment with felony larceny and habitual larceny. Ussery was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility…

Maiden Man Indicted On Statutory Sex Offense Charge

21-year-old Kyllian James O’Brien of Vanover Lane in Maiden was arrested Tuesday (November 24) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged on a bill of indictment with felony statutory sex offense with a child 15-years-old or younger. O’Brien is also…

More Details Released On Arrest Of Lenoir Woman On Felony Drug Charges

29-year-old Elizabeth Jane Lewis of Small Circle in Lenoir was arrested last Friday (November 20) by Lenoir Police Officers. The charges listed against her are felony counts of trafficking in opium or heroin, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place to…

COVID-19-Related Deaths Reported In Catawba County, Highest Single Day Case Count

Two COVID-19-associated deaths have been reported today (November 24) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 89. In addition, 123 new cases of the coronavirus have been reported, increasing the total to 6,547. 123 is the highest single-day…

Runaway Teenager Found, Returned Home

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has located a 15-year-old male who was reported missing Saturday (November 21). Isaiah Richardson returned home on Monday night (November 23). Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 500 block of Hudson White Trail…

Rutherford College Woman Faces Felony Meth Charge

40-year-old Emily Annette Moore of Spann Street in Rutherford College was arrested by Hickory Police shortly early Saturday morning (November 21) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) and one misdemeanor count of possession…

Two Arrested in Hickory on Stolen Vehicle Charge

55-year-old Robert Bane Long, Jr. of Carlton Drive in Claremont and 35-year-old Cristal Danell Perryman of 13th Avenue N.E. in Hickory were both arrested by Hickory Police shortly before two o’clock Saturday morning (November 21). They were each charged with…

Hickory Man Indicted on Stolen Vehicle Charge

34-year-old Jonathan Todd Griffin of Liberty Church Street in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Sunday morning (November 22). He was served a bill of indictment for larceny of a motor vehicle. Following his arrest, Griffin was placed in…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Meth Possession, Failure To Appear

32-year-old Christy Lynn Owens Rodriguez of Rolling Hills Court in Lenoir was arrested Friday (November 20) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine. In addition, Rodriguez is charged with failure to appear on counts of larceny of…

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

Five COVID-19-related deaths were reported Monday (November 23) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 87 since the start of the pandemic. 60 new cases of the coronavirus were reported, increasing the total to 6,424, and hospitalizations dropped…

Man Charged With Setting Fire To Neighbor’s Vehicle

35-year-old David William Reeves of Gastonia Highway in Lincolnton was arrested Sunday (November 22) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of burning personal property and breaking and entering to a motor vehicle along with a misdemeanor…

Maiden Man Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from Texas

36-year-old Jeremie Jacque Holloway of Ramseur Road in Maiden was arrested by Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Officers Friday (November 20) on a felony fugitive warrant. He was also arrested on a “show cause” order, and he was charged with possession of…

Maiden Man Jailed on Fugitive Warrant from S.C.

36-year-old Brian Alan Good of East Carpenter Street in Maiden was arrested by Maiden Police Friday (November 20) on a felony fugitive warrant. Good is wanted by the Surfside Beach Police Department in Horry County, South Carolina for third-degree assault…

Five Coronavirus-Associated Deaths Reported Today In Catawba County, State Places Catawba Into “Red” Category On Alert Map

Five COVID-19-related deaths have been reported today (November 23) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 87 since the start of the pandemic. 60 new cases of the coronavirus were reported today, increasing the total to 6,424, and…

Hickory Woman Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

55-year-old Ann Pauline Ferraro of 14th Avenue Drive S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police just after nine o’clock last night (November 22) for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance. Ferraro was arrested after Officers conducted a…

Man Charged In Connection To Theft Of Vehicle Following Reported Chase

22-year-old Levi Otis McCutcheon of Crouse was arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle by the Sheriff’s Office. The North Carolina State Highway…

Teenager Runs Away For Second Time In A Week, Authorities Asking For Assistance

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating Isaiah Richardson, a missing 15-year-old male who ran away from home over the weekend. Deputies were dispatched to a residence at 542 Hudson White Trail in Lincolnton Saturday…

Granite Falls Woman Busted for Heroin in Hickory

30-year-old Kimberly Arlene Hall of Hurricane Hill Road in Granite Falls was arrested by Hickory Police at about 9:15 Saturday night (November 21) for felony possession of a schedule I controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Hall was…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Charges from Wilkes & Caldwell Counties

39-year-old Ricky Eugene Lewis of River Road in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before ten o’clock Friday night (November 20) on several outstanding felony warrants. He faces a felony methamphetamine charge in Wilkes County and, in Caldwell County,…

Claremont Man Arrested in Hickory on Trafficking & Firearms Charges

34-year-old Khalfani Sharron Coulter of Carpenters Cove Road in Claremont was arrested by Hickory Police at about 8:35 Saturday night (November 21) on one felony count each of trafficking in opium or heroin and possession of a firearm by a…

Inmate At Alexander County Prison Dies After Testing Positive For Coronavirus

An Alexander Correctional Institution offender with pre-existing medical conditions, who tested positive for COVID-19, has died at a hospital. The offender tested positive for COVID-19 on November 9, when he was hospitalized. His condition worsened, and he died on Nov.…

Hickory Man Arrested for Assault on Officers

28-year-old Jordan Lee Kennedy of 21st Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 10:35 last night (November 22) on two felony counts of assault on a law enforcement officer inflicting serious injury, along with one misdemeanor count…

Heroin Trafficking Charge Lodged Against Lenoir Woman

29-year-old Elizabeth Jane Lewis of Small Circle in Lenoir was arrested Friday (November 20) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with felony trafficking in opium or heroin and misdemeanor driving while license revoked. Lewis was brought to the Caldwell County…

Mount Holly Man Arrested On Stolen Vehicle Charge In Caldwell County

30-year-old Jonathan David Shamblin of Mount Holly was arrested Saturday (November 21) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Shamblin was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $40,000 secured…

Monday Morning COVID-19 Update: 99 New Cases Reported Sunday In Catawba County, 95 In Burke

99 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Sunday (November 22) by Catawba County Public Health, lifting the overall total to 6,364, with 82 deaths. There were 57 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba County Sunday, one more than the…

Hudson Man Arrested By Catawba County Authorities On Drug Charges

31-year-old Wa Xiong of Cedar Avenue in Hudson was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of methampetamine, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule…

Conover Resident Identified As Person Killed In Friday Crash In Newton

The Newton Police Department has identified the person killed in a vehicle crash on N.C. Highway 10 East last Thursday (November 19). 19-year-old Cierra Leigh Bailey of Conover was the driver of a 2009 Hyundai Sonata that struck a 2003…

Sunday COVID-19 Update: 99 New Cases In Catawba County, Highest Single Day Total In NC

99 new cases of COVID-19 were reported today (November 22) by Catawba County Public Health, lifting the overall total to 6,364, with 82 deaths. There are 57 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba County today, one more than the…

Suspect Charged In Morganton Shooting

21-year-old Mykel Lee Bennett of Table Rock Road in Lenoir was arrested Friday (November 20) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.  Friday at 6:52 p.m., the Burke County Emergency Communications…

Saturday COVID-19 Update: Pandemic High 120 Cases Reported In Catawba County Friday, 53 Today

A day after Catawba County Public Health reported a pandemic high amount of new COVID-19 cases in the county with 120, 53 additional cases were reported today (November 21), raising the overall total to 6,265 since the start of the…

Lenoir Man Arrested on Stolen Vehicle Charges

40-year-old Brian Edward Drew of Abington Road in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (November 19) on felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and fleeing to elude arrest with a motor…

Hickory Man Arrested for Habitual Larceny

25-year-old Mark Edward Hinson of Meadowbrook Lane in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before nine o’clock last Saturday morning (November 14) on one felony count of habitual larceny. He was arrested in connection to a November 12 larceny…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

36-year-old Brandon Cadelt Clouse of 23rd Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 8:45 Tuesday night (November 17) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession…

Lenoir Man Charged With Felony Assault

61-year-old William Eugene Murphy of Hollywood Ridge Road in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (November 19) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Murphy was brought to the Caldwell County Detention…

South Carolina Man Arrested Following Wreck In Lincoln County

39-year-old Ernest Jemaar Elder of Lancaster, South Carolina, was arrested Thursday (November 19) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of stolen property, along with two misdemeanor counts of damage to real property and resisting a public…

Catawba County Man Sentenced To More Than 11 Years In Prison In Federal Drug Case

31-year-old Ryan Eugene Farley of Catawba was sentenced in Federal Court Thursday (November 19) to 135 months (11 years, three months) in the United States Bureau of Prisons system. This sentence follows Farley’s conviction in Federal Court on July 24,…

Statesville Woman Arrested for Statutory Rape

27-year-old Katherine Rose Stewart of Brawley Park Drive in Statesville has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on felony counts of statutory rape of a child age 15 or younger and indecent liberties with a child. Events leading to…

Trafficking Charge Lodged Against Lenoir Man

61-year-old George Lemar Smith of Poplar Street in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (November 19) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony trafficking in heroin or opium. Smith was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured…

Vehicle Break-in, Burglary Charges Filed Against Catawba County Woman

23-year-old Heather Danielle Green of Bolton Road in Catawba was arrested Thursday (November 19) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with breaking and entering to a motor vehicle and first-degree burglary. Green was jailed in the Catawba County Detention…

Lenoir’s First African-American Firefighter Passes Away

William Harper, who was the City of Lenoir’s first African-American Firefighter, passed away last Saturday (November 14) at the age of 76. Mr. Harper retired from the Lenoir Fire Department in 1999 after 30 years of service. Mr. Harper was…

More Information Released On Arrests Of Three Suspects In Trafficking Case

24-year-old Jaylon Chance Long of North Wilkesboro, 18-year-old Ashley Ramona Horton of Boomer, and 23-year-old Nicholas Collin Greene of North Wilkesboro, were all arrested Wednesday (November 18) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. All three are charged with two counts of…

Woman Charged With Drug & Stolen Firearm Charges Following Traffic Stop

37-year-old Jessica Lynn Foreman of Stanley, N.C., was arrested Wednesday (November 18) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance and possession of a stolen firearm along with misdemeanor counts of…

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

A COVID-19-associated death was reported Thursday (November 19) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 82. In addition, 101 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed Thursday in Catawba County, pushing the overall total past 6,000 to…

Catawba County Man Receives Minimum Prison Term Of Six Years In Trafficking Case

A Conover man will spend six to eight years in prison following his conviction on drug trafficking charges. The defendant entered a guilty plea in Catawba County Superior Court on Wednesday (November 18). 37-year-old George Kellen Albert was given the…

Fatal Crash In Newton Under Investigation

On Thursday (November 19) just before 6 a.m., Newton Police responded to a reported motor vehicle crash with injuries in the 1400 block of East N.C. Highway 10. Upon arrival, officers discovered a multi-vehicle accident in an area east of…

Lincolnton Man Charged with Indecent Liberties

30-year-old Erick Richard Cardenas of Beard Road in Lincolnton has been arrested by Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Officers and charged with indecent liberties with a child. Cardenas was charged in connection to a child sexual assault that occurred earlier this year.…

Statesville Man Arrested for Interfering with Monitoring Device

31-year-old Charles David Gilmore, Jr. of Sonja Drive in Statesville was arrested by Hickory Police at about three o’clock Tuesday afternoon (November 17) on one felony count of interference with electronic monitoring devices. The warrant for his arrest was issued…

COVID-19-Related Death Reported In Catawba County, Overall Cases Surpass 6,000

A COVID-19-associated death was reported today (November 19) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 82. In addition, 101 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed today in Catawba County, pushing the overall total past 6,000 to…

Lenoir Man Charged With Felony Drug Offense

24-year-old Christian Andrew Coffey of Tablerock Road in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (November 18) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of marijuana and two counts of failure to appear. Bond for Coffey was set at $2,000…

Hickory Man Re-Arrested in Connection to Dec. 2019 Church Break-In

43-year-old Joseph Ray Durance of 3rd Avenue Place S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 9:30 Tuesday morning (November 17) on outstanding felony warrants for breaking & entering a place of worship and two counts of larceny…

Morganton Man Charged With Meth Possession In Caldwell County

28-year-old Wesley Watson Cole of Playmore Beach Road in Morganton was arrested Wednesday (November 18) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Cole was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond.…

Hickory Woman Arrested for Habitual Larceny

33-year-old Whitney Takeyla Harris of 7th Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 5:10 p.m. yesterday (November 18) on an outstanding felony warrant for habitual larceny. The warrant was issued on November 2. Harris was taken…

Hickory Man Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges

23-year-old Victor Alexis Castillo Montoya of 34th Street Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before seven o’clock last night (November 18) on one felony count each of trafficking in methamphetamine, trafficking in cocaine, possession with intent…

Wilkes County Residents Charged With Trafficking In Caldwell County

24-year-old Jaylon Chance Long of North Wilkesboro, 18-year-old Ashley Ramona Horton of Boomer, and 23-year-old Nicholas Collin Greene of North Wilkesboro, were all arrested Wednesday (November 18) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. All three are charged with two counts of…

Thursday Morning COVID-19 Update: Three Deaths Reported In Catawba, Outbreak At Caldwell Facility

For the second straight day Wednesday (November 18), Catawba County Public Health reported three COVID-19-related deaths. The additional fatalities reported increased the overall total to 81. In addition, 67 new cases of the coronavirus were reported Wednesday, raising the total…

NCDOT Releases List Of Alexander County Damage Sites

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has provided a list of damage sites from last week’s flooding resulting in road closures in Alexander County. There are also minor damage areas across the county that did not result in closures. Crews…

Hickory Man Arrested on Multiple Felony Drug Charges

38-year-old Victor Eugene Leatherman of 14th Avenue S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 8:20 last night (November 17) on one felony count of possession of methamphetamine. He was also served with an outstanding warrant from July…

Lenoir Man Arrested in Hickory on Cocaine & Firearms Charges

45-year-old Elijah Rashard Gibbs of Hibriten Drive S.W. in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police at about three o’clock yesterday afternoon (November 17) on one felony count each of possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine and possession with…

Three Coronavirus-Associated Deaths Reported In Catawba County For Second Day In A Row

For the second straight day, Catawba County Public Health has reported three COVID-19-related deaths. The additional fatalities reported today (November 18) increase the overall total to 81. In addition, 67 new cases of the coronavirus were reported today, raising the…

Retiring Catawba County Commissioner Recognized

Retiring Catawba County Commissioner Dan Hunsucker was recognized for his 20 years of service prior to his last official Board of Commissioners meeting Monday (November 16). Hunsucker’s fellow commissioners presented him with a Distinguished Public Service Award, a $2,000 check…

New Road Closure Begins Thursday In Hickory

As part of Hickory’s City Walk construction, a new road closure and detour route will go into effect beginning Thursday (November 19). Crews will begin construction on the roundabout portion of the project located at the intersection of Main Avenue…

Victim of Flood-Related Crash in Alexander County Identified

The N.C. State Highway Patrol has released the identity of the victim in a fatal crash associated with last Thursday’s (November 12) flooding in Alexander County. The deceased is 64-year-old Daniel Keith Ballew of Hiddenite. The Alexander Co. Sheriff’s Office…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Being No Show In Court To Answer To Multiple Charges

39-year-old Winter Ruth Wells of NW Prospect Street in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (November 17) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony failure to appear on a felony. In addition, Wells is charged with failure to appear on…

Stolen Vehicle Charge Lodged Against Caldwell County Man

24-year-old Joseph Mark Greene of Zacks Fork Road in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (November 17) on a charge filed by the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen vehicle. Greene was jailed in the Caldwell…

Fourth Suspect Charged In Connection To October Shooting In Alexander County

A Rowan County man is facing charges related to a shooting incident that occurred in October in the Wittenburg Community of Alexander County. 20-year old Mathew Hunter Clark of Spencer is charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell,…

Fatal Wreck Reported In Catawba County

One person was reportedly killed in a Tuesday evening (November 17) wreck in Conover. Catawba County EMS and the Conover Fire and Police Departments responded to the scene of the crash on Thornburg Drive. Reports say a box truck and…

Hickory City Council Meets, Various Items Approved, Christmas Tree Lighting Cancelled

Hickory City Council met in regular session Tuesday (November 17). City Manager Warren Wood announced that the City’s Christmas Tree Lighting has been cancelled in the interest of public safety. Minutes, second readings, and the consent agenda were all approved.…

Man Charged In Connection To Theft Of ATV, Chainsaw

28-year-old Cody Lee Roberts of Yadkinville was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with two counts of felony breaking and entering along with single felony counts of larceny after breaking and entering and larceny of a motor…

Woman Arrested On Felony Theft Charge In Burke County

37-year-old Savannah Dawn Miller was arrested today (November 18) by authorities in Burke County. She’s charged with felony larceny of property, receiving or possessing stolen goods. Miller was arrested at 3:10 a.m. today and placed in jail in Morganton under…

Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update: Deaths Reported Tuesday In Catawba County, 185 New Cases Confirmed In Hickory Metro Counties

Three COVID-19-related deaths were reported Tuesday (November 17) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 78. In addition, 111 new coronavirus cases were added, raising the overall tally to 5,924. There were 45 Catawba County residents hospitalized,…

Newton Police Arrest Claremont Man On Heroin, Meth Charges

31-year-old David Glen Roberts of Cindi Lane in Claremont was arrested Tuesday (November 17) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of heroin, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver heroin, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia,…

Newton Man Indicted On Statutory Rape, Indecent Liberties Charges

33-year-old Jonathan Ray Lail of Woodstone Drive in Newton was arrested Tuesday (November 17) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged on bills of indictment with statutory rape of a child by an adult, indecent liberties with a child, and…

COVID-19 County Alert System Introduced In NC

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced the unveiling of a “County Alert System” as COVID-19 numbers continue to increase across the state. Gov. Cooper made the announcement this afternoon (November 17), on the day that saw the second highest single-day…

Hickory Woman Charged with Obtaining Property by False Pretenses

31-year-old Brittany Shawntara Mayfield of 6th Avenue S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after eleven o’clock Friday morning (November 13) on one felony count of obtaining property by false pretenses and one misdemeanor count of shoplifting. Mayfield…

COVID-19-Related Deaths Reported In Catawba County, 111 New Cases Confirmed, 32 New Cases In Burke

Three COVID-19-related deaths were reported today (November 17) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 78. In addition, 111 new coronavirus cases were added today, increasing the overall tally to 5,924. There are 45 Catawba County residents…

Conover Woman Arrested in Hickory on Felony Meth Charge

34-year-old Carrie Shannon Matthews of Highway 16 North in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police early Saturday morning (November 14) on an order for arrest for felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Matthews was taken into…

16 Roads Remain Closed In Alexander County

As of this afternoon (November 17) 16 roads remained closed in Alexander County due to flooding on November 12. These roads are closed due to bridges being out, Millersville Road at NC Hwy. 16 South, Cheatham Ford Road at old…

Hickory Teen Jailed for Failure to Appear on B&E and Larceny Charges

19-year-old Turner Chase Clifford of 8th Avenue Drive N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:20 last Friday morning (November 13) on multiple counts of failure to appear. Clifford allegedly failed to appear in court on five…

Felony Drug Possession Among Charges Filed Against Man Arrested By Burke Authorities

38-year-old James Arvil Jenkins was arrested Monday (November 16) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance along with one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia and two misdemeanor counts of failure…

Hickory Teen Faces Felony Assault Charges

19-year-old Ricky Adam Hoover of 10th Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Sunday morning (November 15) on one felony count each of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and discharging…

Missing Teen Found Safe

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective Justin Link has located 15-year-old Isaiah Richardson, who was reported as a runaway by his grandmother after he went missing from a residence on the 500 block of Hudson White Trail in Lincolnton Sunday (November 15).…

Lenoir Man Charged With Felony Drug Offenses

39-year-old Cody Dale Adkins of Sheely Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (November 16) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture schedule I controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for…

Hickory Woman Arrested By Caldwell County Authorities On Meth Charge

51-year-old Jennifer Lee Pierce of Tucker Street in Hickory was arrested Monday (November 16) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Pierce was confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A…

More Information Released On Arrest Of Lenoir Man On Meth Trafficking Charges

51-year-old Antonio Fitzgerald Johnson of Howard Arnette Road in Lenoir was arrested last Monday, November 9, by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, along with single felony counts of possession of meth,…

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

A COVID-19-associated death was reported Monday (November 16) by Catawba County Public Health, raising the total to 75 since the start of the pandemic. In addition, 91 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed, increasing the total to 5,813. There…

Two Suspects Charged Following Report Of Early Morning Break-in

18-year-old Keelyn Page O’Daniel and 20-year-old Bryan David Hall, both of Taylorsville, were arrested Monday (November 16) by Taylorsville Police Officers. O’Daniel is charged with eight felony counts of breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, five misdemeanor counts of…

Valdese Man Indicted On Larceny Charge In Catawba County

49-year-old Richard Franklin Crowder of NW Maple Avenue in Valdese was arrested Monday (November 16) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged on a grand jury indictment out of Catawba County with felony larceny. Crowder was confined in the Catawba…

Runaway Teen Sought in Lincoln County

Lincoln County Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating 15-year-old Isaiah Richardson, who is missing from a residence on the 500 block of Hudson White Trail in Lincolnton. Deputies responded yesterday (November 15) to reports of a runaway…

COVID-19-Related Death Reported In Catawba County, 91 New Cases Confirmed

A COVID-19-associated death has been reported today (November 16) by Catawba County Public Health, raising the total to 75 since the start of the pandemic. In addition, 91 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed, increasing the total to 5,813.…

Taylorsville Man Charged In Connection To Ellendale Break-in

41-year-old Jacob Nelson Teague of Taylorsville was arrested Sunday (November 15) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny. The charges are in connection to a break-in to a residence in the…

Taylorsville Man Charged With Sex Offenses

30-year-old Scott Anthony Mecimore of Taylorsville was arrested by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of statutory sex offense and indecent liberties with a child. According to a news release issued today (November 16), Mecimore was arrested…

Identities of Alexander County Flood Victims Released

The Alexander Co. Sheriff’s Office has released the identities of those who lost their lives in last week’s flooding. The victims whose bodies were recovered on Thursday, November 12, are 49-year-old Crystal Dawn LeVan Reed, 18-year-old Tyrell Jordan “Ty” Reed,…

Lenoir Man Charged With Break-in, Theft

28-year-old Cody Ryan Kaylor of Hazel Lee Street in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (November 14) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of stolen property. Kaylor…

Meth Possession Charge Filed Against Ferguson Man Arrested In Hickory

41-year-old Stephen Earl Barker of Ferguson, N.C. was arrested Sunday (November 15) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Barker was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $3,000 bond.…

Hickory Man Arrested On Meth, Heroin Charges

22-year-old Luke Allen Osborne of 23rd Street Drive NE in Hickory was arrested Saturday (November 14) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin, and possession of…

Wastewater Discharge Reported In Hickory

The City of Hickory had a discharge of untreated wastewater on Saturday (November 14) and Sunday (November 15) of an estimated 1.47 million gallons at 4014 River Road. The untreated wastewater was discharged into the Henry Fork River. This discharge…

Officials Report Discovery Of Sixth Victim In Alexander County Flooding

At approximately 4:00 p.m. Friday (November 13), the search and rescue team at Hiddenite Family Campground found the body of the one-year-old boy who had been missing. This fatality brings the total deceased during last Thursday’s (November 12) storm to…

Alexander Schools On Delay Monday

Alexander County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay for students and staff on Monday (November 16). The delay includes the virtual academy.

Sunday COVID-19 Update: 56 New Cases Reported In Catawba County

56 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported today (November 15) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 5,722, with 74 deaths. There are 44 people hospitalized in Catawba County with the coronavirus, three fewer than Saturday…

Saturday COVID-19 Update: Deaths Reported In Catawba, Alexander Counties, New Single-Day Case Record Set In Catawba For Second Straight Day, State Sees Highest Daily Total

A COVID-19 death was reported today (November 14) by Catawba County Public Health raising the total to 74 since the start of the pandemic. In addition, 113 new cases were confirmed today by Catawba County health officials, raising the overall…

Record High Number Of COVID-19 Cases In Catawba County, Burke Adds 66

Two coronavirus-related deaths were reported Friday (November 13) in Catawba County, raising the total to 73. Additionally, 108 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Friday in Catawba County, increasing the overall total to 5,553. There were 47 people hospitalized. 66…

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

39-year-old Gary Michael Page of Joe Road in Statesville was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (November 13) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. He was also charged with misdemeanor intoxicated and disruptive.…

8th Grader Brings Gun To School In Lincoln County

A 13-year-old student brought a gun to East Lincoln Middle School Thursday morning (November 12). According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, the 8th grade student accidentally brought the firearm from home and discovered it when he opened a medical…

Fifth Death Confirmed In Alexander County Flooding

Rescue officials in Alexander County have confirmed a fifth death as a result of yesterday’s storm. A 37-member Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team began search efforts at 8:00 a.m. today (November 13) at Hiddenite Family Campground in an attempt…

Newton Man Arrested in Hickory on Stolen Vehicle Charges

41-year-old Jonathan Glenn Wilson of Conley Street in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police at about 1:15 yesterday afternoon (November 12) on one felony count each of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. The…

Suspect Charged With Vehicle Theft

37-year-old Dustin Ray Williams, whose address is not listed, was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, felony larceny, obtaining property by false pretense, and possession of a counterfeit instrument, currency, or check.…

Taylorsville Man Charged with Vehicle Break-In & Probation Violations

31-year-old Cody Adam Bateman of Black Oak Ridge Road in Taylorsville was arrested by Hickory Police at about 8:30 Thursday morning (November 12) on one felony count of breaking & entering a motor vehicle. He was also served with two…

Victim In Long View Stabbing Arrested & Jailed In Alexander County

A man who was stabbed in an incident in Long View earlier this week was arrested on Thursday (November 12). 35-year old Tod-Jaa Dazu-Juan Tilley was arrested and charged with a pair of failure to appear counts. A second suspect…

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

77 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Thursday (November 12) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 5,445, with 71 deaths. Hospitalizations increased to 44, three more than the Wednesday (November 11) report. 19 new cases of COVID-19…

Bridges In Region Sustain Damage Due To Storm

Due to this weeks inclement weather, a bridge in Alexander County and two bridges in Iredell County are damaged. A bridge on Cheatham Ford Road in Hiddenite and bridges on Cattlemans Road and Liberty Hill Road in Statesville were all…

Alexander Schools Switch To Virtual Learning Today, Government Offices On Two-Hour Delay

As a result of the storm that moved through the Hickory Metro Wednesday (November 11) & Thursday (November 12), Alexander County Schools will operate with virtual learning today (November 13). Students and staff should not report to school buildings. Alexander…

Four People Confirmed Deceased As A Result Of Weather Issues In Alexander County

According to an update from officials in Alexander County late Thursday (November 12) rescue personnel located another body at Hiddenite Family Campground, for a total of three deceased at that location. They continued this morning (November 13) to search for…

Two Killed in Thursday Morning Crash in Iredell

At about 5:45 this morning (November 12), the N.C. State Highway Patrol responded to a fatal collision in Iredell County on N.C. 115 (Wilkesboro Highway), near Pisgah Church Road. A 1997 Ford Ranger traveling south on N.C. 115 crossed the…

Three Confirmed Dead; Three Missing in Alexander County

Alexander County experienced major flooding with approximately seven-to-ten inches of rain overnight (November 11-12). Approximately 50 roadways across the county have been compromised, with four bridges washed out. Swiftwater rescue personnel had to evacuate 31 people from the Hiddenite Family…

COVID-19 Cases Increase By 77 In Catawba County

77 new cases of COVID-19 were reported today (November 12) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 5,445, with 71 deaths. Hospitalizations increased to 44, three more than the Wednesday (November 11) report.

County Park Closed Due To Flooding, Two Hickory Parks Reopened (Updated 2:01 p.m., 11/12/20)

Riverbend Park in Catawba County is closed due to hazardous conditions. Bakers Mountain and St. Stephens Park were open. The following City of Hickory parks were closed due to flooding, but two had reopened: Rotary-Geitner Park, Glenn Hilton Park, and…

Salvation Army Holiday Season Kick-Off Event Scheduled Friday

The Salvation Army of Hickory is hosting a Golden Kettle event Friday (November 13) at 11 a.m. on Union Square in downtown Hickory. To kick off this year’s Season of Giving, the Salvation Army of Hickory invites you to join…

Connelly Springs Man Arrested on Felony Warrant after Attempting to Flee from Police

28-year-old Ricky Jared Gragg of Thoreau Court in Connelly Springs was arrested by Hickory Police at 9:10 last night (November 11) on a felony warrant for obtaining property by false pretenses. He was also charged with misdemeanor counts of possession…

Hickory Man Arrested on Motor Vehicle Theft Warrant from Mecklenburg

31-year-old Dallas Loyd Gragg of Snow Creek Road N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before nine o’clock last night (November 11) on one felony count each of larceny of a motor vehicle and felony conspiracy. The warrants…

School Delays Announced This Morning Due To Flooding, State Of Emergency Declared, District Court Closed (Updated)

Due to heavy rains, flooding and downed trees across the area, Catawba County, Hickory Public, Burke & Alexander County Schools will have a remote learning day today (November 12). Students will not report to school buildings. In Burke County, daycares…

Lenoir Man Indicted On Theft, Stolen Vehicle Charges

61-year-old William Eugene Murphy of Setzer Creek Road in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (November 11) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He was arrested on bills of indictment for felony counts of larceny and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Murphy…

Bridge Closed For Ten Days To Perform Safety Repairs

N.C. Department of Transportation maintenance crews earlier this week closed an Iredell County bridge for a period of ten days. The bridge on Rimrock Road over Kinder Creek was closed in both directions Tuesday afternoon (November 10). The closure will…

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

A COVID-19-associated death was reported by Catawba County Public Health Wednesday (November 11), increasing the total to 71 since the start of the pandemic. In addition, 56 new coronavirus cases were confirmed, raising the total to 5,368. Hospitalizations rose by…

Newton Woman Arrested For Being No-Show In Court On Heroin Charge

34-year-old Melissa Eloise McCurry of West 1st Street in Newton was arrested Tuesday (November 10) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with failure to appear on a count of possession of heroin. McCurry was incarcerated in the Catawba County…

Hickory Man Jailed on Felony Meth Charge

44-year-old Bill Casey Hinson of Burke County Line Road in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 9:40 last night (November 10) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance. Hinson was arrested after Hickory Police…

COVID-19-Related Death Reported In Catawba County, Highest Single Day Total In State

A COVID-19-associated death was reported by Catawba County Public Health today (November 11), increasing the total to 71 since the start of the pandemic. In addition, 56 new coronavirus cases were confirmed, raising the total to 5,368. Hospitalizations rose by…

Caldwell County Man Arrested For Being No-Show In Court On Multiple Counts

37-year-old James Dale Benge of Bowers Lane in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (November 8) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense, and failure to appear on counts of felony larceny and…

Lenoir Woman Jailed On Stolen Vehicle Charge

31-year-old Brittany Geraldine Lindsay of NW Scroggs Street in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (November 8) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Lindsay was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under…

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession

44-year-old Ryan Dean Walsh of Laytown Road in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (November 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine. Bond for Walsh was set at $5,000 secured. A District Court appearance is scheduled for…

Meth Possession Charge Filed Against Lenoir Man

42-year-old Brandon Lee Riddle of Norwood Street SW in Lenoir was arrested Monday (November 9) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine. Riddle was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under $3,000 secured bond. A…

Hickory Woman Faces Felony Meth Charge

39-year-old Misty Street Teague of Hunterwood Drive in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 5 p.m. yesterday (November 10) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine). The warrant for her arrest was issued…

Former Employee No Longer Considered Person of Interest in Arson Case

The Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Office says Jonathon Belk is no longer considered a person of interest in connection to an arson case involving a fire at the Lake Norman R.V. Resort. Mr. Belk contacted the Sheriff’s Office and interacted with…

Veterans Day Today Honors Armed Services Members

Today is Veterans Day, so named to honor all of those who have served in the armed forces in the United States. The history of this day goes back more than a century. In November 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed…

Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update: Virus-Related Deaths Reported In Burke, Caldwell Counties

Catawba County Public Health reported 88 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday (November 10), increasing the total to 5,312, with 70 deaths. Coronavirus hospitalizations in Catawba County decreased by seven from Monday’s (November 9) report, to 39. Burke County Public Health…

Multiple Suspects Charged With Felonies In Connection To Theft Of Street Signs

20-year-old Chandler Steven Johnson and 23-year-old Austin Levi Gilbert, both of Vale, and 23-year-old Jackson Lee Bass of Newton, were all arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. All three suspects are charged with felony counts of larceny and conspiracy and…

Man Charged In Stabbing, Second Suspect Sought

25-year-old Jackie Wayne Hicks of 39th Street NW in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (November 10) by Long View Police Officers. He’s charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. The charge is in connection to a stabbing that…

Limits for Mass Gatherings Lowered to Ten in N.C.

Governor Roy Cooper announced today that North Carolina’s indoor mass gathering limit will be lowered to 10 people in an effort to drive down North Carolina’s key COVID-19 metrics. The order will go into effect this Friday and will remain…

Coronavirus Hospitalizations Decrease In Catawba County, 88 New Cases Reported

Catawba County Public Health reports 88 new cases of COVID-19 today (November 10), increasing the total to 5,312, with 70 deaths. Coronavirus hospitalizations in Catawba County decreased by seven from Monday’s (November 9) report, to 39.

Lenoir Man Charged With Fleeing From Police

41-year-old Jason Matthew Libera of Blowing Rock Boulevard in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (November 7) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony speeding to elude arrest. Libera was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured…

Winston-Salem Woman Re-Arrested in Connection to Oct. 2019 Larceny

31-year-old Lola Ferre Edwards of South Stratford Road in Winston-Salem was arrested by Hickory Police at two o’clock Friday afternoon (November 6) on one felony count of aiding & abetting a felony. Edwards was arrested in connection to an incident…

Hickory Man Jailed on Felony Meth Charge

47-year-old Mitchell Todd Bowman of Barger Home Place in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 6:30 Sunday evening (November 8) for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance. He was also charged with misdemeanor counts of possession…

Elkin Woman Arrested in Hickory for Felony Probation Violation

36-year-old Victoria Brook Harris of Elkin, N.C. was arrested by Hickory Police at 10:15 Saturday morning (November 7) for a felony probation violation. She was also charged with misdemeanor failure to appear. The charges are from Yadkin County on warrants…

Drive-By Shooting Under Investigation

The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a drive-by shooting. According to Sheriff Chris Bowman, a Stony Point residence was struck with gunfire Friday evening (November 6). The Sheriff says 911 got a call Friday around 10 p.m. to a…

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Trafficking

51-year-old Antonio Fitzgerald Johnson of Howard Arnette Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (November 9) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of meth, and speeding to elude arrest. Johnson was released after posting $215,000…

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

A COVID-19-related death was reported Monday (November 9) by Catawba County Public Health, raising the total to 70. 53 new cases of the coronavirus were reported as well, increasing the count to 5,224. There were 46 people hospitalized with COVID-19,…

Three Defendants Sentenced For Trafficking Meth In Catawba County

43-year-old Chha Chham of Mooresville, 40-year-old Kong Sayavong of Visalia, California, and 23-year-old Hannah Olivia Secrest of Morganton were all sentenced in United States District Court in Charlotte for trafficking methamphetamine in Catawba County. The defendants were sentenced last Thursday…

Three Face Charges as One Man is Shot in Vale

28-year-old Katie Alees Lattimore of Shelby has been arrested by Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Officers and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. She was arrested in connection to a shooting on November 5…

Sherrills Ford Woman Arrested in Hickory for Multiple Probation Violations

27-year-old Melissa Sue Whited of Hopewell Church Road in Sherrills Ford was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before 1 p.m. Friday (November 6) for three felony probation violations. She was also served an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for resisting, delaying, or…

Person Of Interest Sought In Connection To Arson At Business

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation’s Division is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Jonathon Daniel Belk. Belk, a former employee of Lake Norman R V Resort on East NC Highway 150 in Sherrills Ford, is considered a…

70th Coronavirus-Associated Death Reported In Catawba County, 53 New Cases

A COVID-19-related death was reported today (November 9) by Catawba County Public Health, raising the total to 70. 53 new cases of the coronavirus were reported as well, increasing the count to 5,224. There are 46 people hospitalized with COVID-19,…

Morganton Woman Arrested in Hickory on Felony Meth Charge

33-year-old Kelly Rae Schreiber of Pitts Farm Road in Morganton was arrested by Hickory Police just after seven o’clock Friday evening (November 6) on a felony warrant out of Burke County for possession of methamphetamine. Schreiber was taken into custody…

Stolen Vehicle Charge Lodged Against Granite Falls Man

56-year-old Jeffery Wayne Randolph of Granite Falls was arrested Friday (November 6) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Bond for Randolph was set at $10,000 secured. A District Court appearance was…

Two from Lenoir Arrested in Hickory on Outstanding Warrants for B&E

32-year-old Tecia Autumn Booth and 28-year-old Larry Conley Fenner, both of Melody Lane in Lenoir, were arrested by Hickory Police early Sunday morning (November 8) on outstanding felony warrants. Both suspects were charged with felony attempted breaking & entering on…

Hickory Teen Arrested on Felony Ecstasy Charge

19-year-old Kyle Dean Tysinger-Lingafelt of Catherines Lane in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 4 p.m. Sunday (November 8) for felony possession with intent to sell or deliver M.D.M.A. and misdemeanor carrying a concealed gun. Tysinger-Lingafelt was arrested…

Wanted Suspects Sought In Burke County

Three suspects placed on the Burke County most wanted list earlier this year are still being sought. 51-year-old Johnny Allen Kaylor is still wanted by authorities in Burke County. The charges filed against him are felony counts of possession with…

Vehicle Stop in Hickory Leads to Arrest of Lenoir Woman

32-year-old Tecia Autumn Booth of Melody Lane in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police early Sunday morning (November 8) on an outstanding felony warrant. She was also charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Booth was arrested after Officers stopped…

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

45 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Sunday (November 8) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 5,171, with 69 deaths. Coronavirus hospitalizations increased by one to 51, the highest single day total since the start of the…

Conover Man Charged In Connection To String Of Crimes, Arrested Following Two-County Chase

39-year-old Keith Allen Willis, Jr. of Canterbury Drive in Conover was arrested Sunday (November 8) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with three counts of larceny of a motor vehicle, along with single counts of robbery with a dangerous…

Resurfacing Scheduled This Week In Downtown Hickory

As part of the City Walk project in downtown Hickory, Neill Grading & Construction, the contractor for the project, will be resurfacing the pavement on Main Avenue NW from Fourth Street NW to Third Street NW, as well as all…

Lenoir Man Killed In Watauga County Crash

A Caldwell County man was killed in a crash Friday morning (November 6) in Watauga County. At approximately 9:15 a.m. Friday, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to Blackberry Road in Watauga County near the Caldwell County line. A…

Sunday COVID-19 Update

45 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed today (November 8) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 5,171, with 69 deaths. Hospitalizations increased by one to 51, the highest single day total since the start of the pandemic.…

Saturday COVID-19 Update: Hospitalizations At New High In Catawba County, Cases Reported In All Four Hickory Metro Counties

COVID-19 hospitalizations increased to 50 in Catawba County today (November 7). It’s the first time since the start of the pandemic that 50 people are hospitalized locally with the coronavirus. 59 new cases of the virus were reported today, increasing…

Lenoir Man Faces Felony Cocaine Charges

66-year-old James Edward Witherspoon of Wilson Street in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police Wednesday (November 4) on felony counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine and the manufacture, sale, distribution, or possession of a controlled substance…

Coronavirus-Associated Deaths Reported In Catawba County, 81 New Cases

Two COVID-19-related deaths were reported today (November 6) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 69. In addition, 81 new cases of the coronavirus were reported, raising the overall count to 5,067. There were 49 people hospitalized in…

Connelly Springs Man Arrested in Hickory on Stolen Vehicle Charge

47-year-old Terry Lynn Snipes of McDuffy Road in Connelly Springs was arrested by Hickory Police at about 12:45 yesterday afternoon (November 5) on one felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Events leading to Snipes’ arrest began on…

Lenoir Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Firearms Charge

26-year-old Latif Thomas Banner of Wilson Street N.W. in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police at about ten o’clock last night (November 5) on one felony count of possession of a firearm by a felon. Events leading to his arrest…

Friday Morning COVID-19 Update: New Cases In All Four Hickory Metro Counties Thursday, Deaths Reported In Alexander

106 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Thursday (November 5) by Catawba County Public Health, raising the overall total to 4,986, with 67 deaths. 106 is the highest single-day total reported in Catawba County since the start of the pandemic.…

Waxhaw Man Charged With Drug, Firearm Offenses In Caldwell County

38-year-old Jeremy Clark Robinson of Waxhaw, N.C., was arrested Wednesday (November 4) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, possession of heroin, and possession of a firearm…

Boone Woman Jailed In Catawba County On Heroin, Probation Violation Charges

27-year-old Angelina Gabrielle Miller of Boone was arrested Thursday (November 5) by Probation & Parole Officers. She’s charged with possession of heroin, two counts of felony probation violation, and failure to appear on a count of possession of drug paraphernalia.…

Additional Sexual Exploitation Charges Lodged Against Taylorsville Teenager

New sexual exploitation charges have been filed against a suspect arrested earlier this week by the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office. On Thursday (November 5) 19-year-old John Noah Mast of Taylorsville was charged with an additional 30 counts of felony third-degree…

Catawba County Single-Day COVID Cases Top 100 For First Time, Overall Total Climbs To Nearly 5,000

106 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed today (November 5) by Catawba County Public Health, raising the overall total to 4,986, with 67 deaths. 106 is the highest single-day total reported in Catawba County since the start of the pandemic.…

Taylorsville Man Charged With Vehicle Theft Offenses

40-year-old John Paul Bryant of Hunters Ridge Road in Taylorsville was arrested Wednesday (November 4) 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. Bryant was…

Two Morganton Residents Charged with Abduction of Children

29-year-old Samantha Leigh Bowman and 36-year-old Jonathan Paul Holtsclaw, both of the same address on Scott Road in Morganton, have been arrested by Burke Co. Sheriff’s Officers. They were each charged with felony abduction of children. Events leading to their…

Fire Under Investigation at Scene of Multiple Conover Homicides

Shortly after eleven o’clock last night (November 4), Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a suspicious fire at 5468 White Tail Circle in Conover. The Catawba County Fire Marshal’s Office and the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Criminal…

Homeless Hickory Man Arrested in Connection to Fire at Convenience Store

33-year-old Joseph Fuller Anderson, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:25 last night (November 4) on two felony counts of burning personal property and one felony count of setting fire…

Hickory Woman Arrested for Failure to Appear on Meth Charge

51-year-old Susan McMakin Wilson of 27th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (November 5) on multiple counts of failure to appear. Wilson allegedly failed to appear in court on one felony count of possession…

Suspect Sought In Arson, Crime Caught On Video (Watch Here)

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division is requesting assistance identifying a person caught on video setting fire to a business in Sherrills Ford. Fire Fighters were called to Lake Norman R V Resort on East NC Hwy 150…

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

49 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Wednesday (November 4) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall tally to 4,880, with 67 deaths. There were 44 people hospitalized, three fewer than Tuesday (November 3). Burke County Public Health Wednesday…

Granite Falls Woman Charged On Fugitive Warrant From Tennessee

60-year-old Donna Carol Vaughn of Ironwood Court in Granite Falls was arrested Tuesday (November 3) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged on a felony warrant as a fugitive from another state. Vaughn is wanted in Tennessee on a probation…

Man Sought In Connection To Sexual Assault, Kidnapping

A man is being sought by authorities in connection to a case involving alleged kidnapping, sexual assault, and human trafficking. On Sunday, October 18, 2020 Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies were called to a local medical facility to a…

Shelby Man Sentenced in Connection to Two Robberies

In Burke Co. Superior Court yesterday (November 3), 20-year-old Kamau Jarek Clark of Shelby was sentenced to an active prison term of five-to-seven years for his involvement in a pair of robberies in Catawba and Burke counties. The Honorable Daniel…

49 New Cases Of COVID-19 Reported In Catawba County

49 new cases of COVID-19 were reported today (November 4) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall tally to 4,880, with 67 deaths. There were 44 people hospitalized, three fewer than Tuesday (November 3). Approximately 12.5% of those tested…

Lenoir Man Arrested On Fugitive Warrant From Virginia

66-year-old David Arthur Arnold of Cottrell Hill Road in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (November 3) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged on a felony fugitive warrant from Virginia, where he’s wanted for a probation violation. In addition, Arnold is…

Iron Station Man Arrested in Catawba County on Fugitive Warrant from S.C.

35-year-old Christopher Reid Scronce of Estelle Lane in Iron Station was arrested by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol yesterday (November 3) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. He was also charged with possession…

Hudson Man Arrested in Hickory for Felony Failure to Appear

39-year-old Edwin Lawrence Lawing, Jr. of Lower Cedar Valley Road in Hudson was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before ten o’clock last night (November 3) on one felony count of failure to appear. It’s not clear on which charges he…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Failure to Appear Charges from Iredell

36-year-old Clifton Jeremiah Causby of 8th Avenue Drive S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police just before 9 a.m. yesterday (November 3) on one felony count of failure to appear. The charges are out of Iredell County where Causby…

Two Granite Falls Men Arrested in Hickory on Meth Charges

46-year-old John Grady Simpson of Woodlane Avenue and 48-year-old Rickey Dwayne Bolick of Meadowbrook Court, both from Granite Falls, were arrested by Hickory Police shortly before noon yesterday (November 3). Simpson was charged with felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine…

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

A COVID-19-related death was reported Tuesday (November 3) by Catawba County Public Health. It’s the 67th coronavirus-associated fatality since the beginning of the pandemic. Hospitalizations increased by seven from Monday (November 2) to 47, the highest single-day total thus far.…

Man Sentenced To 10-13 Years In Connection To Catawba County Assault

A Taylorsville man will spend at least 10 years in prison following his conviction for attempted first-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping, assault by strangulation, assault inflicting serious injury and misdemeanor assault on a government official. 27-year-old De Andre Jerome Mack was…

Catawba County Man Sentenced In Stabbing Case

46-year-old Carl Reese Bullabough of Hickory was sentenced to an active prison term of 44 to 65 months. He was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, assault by strangulation and communicating threats…

2020 Election Results

*-Indicates Winner CATAWBA COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS (VOTE FOR 2) Precincts Reported: 40 of 40 *Barbara Gale Beatty REP        54,108       35.54% *Austin Allran             REP        53,327       35.03% Gabriel Sherwood      DEM       23,478       15.42% Jerome Simpkins      DEM        21,313        14.00% CATAWBA COUNTY SCHOOLS BOARD…

Coronavirus-Related Death Reported In Catawba County, Hospitalizations Increase, 69 New Cases

A COVID-19-related death was reported today (November 3) by Catawba County Public Health. It’s the 67th coronavirus-associated fatality since the beginning of the pandemic. Hospitalizations increased by seven from Monday (November 2) to 47, the highest single-day total thus far.…

Man Charged With Shooting At Police

59-year-old David Allan Nagy of Union Grove was arrested Monday (November 2) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony assault with a firearm on a government official and misdemeanor communicating threats. On Monday a call was received by…

Claremont Woman Arrested In Connection To Fatal Shooting In October

34-year-old Sheala Diane Layell of Shook Road in Claremont was indicted Monday (November 2) for accessory after the fact to murder in connection to a fatal shooting in Conover last month. 54-year-old Tony Marshall Shook, who is still in custody…

Lincolnton Woman Arrested in Hickory on Felony Drug Charges

21-year-old Cayla Breann Adams of Falcon Bridge Road in Lincolnton was arrested by Hickory Police at about 11:40 last night (November 2) on one felony count each of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of a schedule…

Taylorsville Teenager Charged With 35 Sexual Exploitation Counts

19-year-old John Noah Mast of Taylorsville was arrested Monday (November 2) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with 35 counts of felony third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. The arrest and investigation stemmed from an Internet Crimes Against Children…

Lincolnton Man Receives 6-8 Year Sentence In Drug Case

43-year-old Bradley Shultz of Lincolnton was given an active prison sentence of six to eight years following his conviction for possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver methamphetamine, and admission of habitual felon status during Catawba County Superior Court.…

String Of Felony Charges Lodged Against Caldwell County Man

31-year-old Charles Aaron Carr of Weed Lane in Lenoir was arrested Monday (November 2) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, larceny of a firearm, possession of stolen…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Having Drugs At Jail

39-year-old Erin Althea Ernesta Scott of Corpening Place NW in Lenoir was arrested Friday (October 30) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession of a controlled substance at a penal institution and possession with intent…

Granite Falls Woman Charged With Being No-Show In Court

38-year-old Patricia Gail Brookshire of Morrison Place in Granite Falls was arrested Friday (October 30) on a charge filed in Caldwell County. She’s charged with felony failure to appear. Following the arrest, Brookshire was brought to the Caldwell County Detention…

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

The 66th COVID-19-associated death in Catawba County was reported Monday (November 2) by Public Health. 91 new cases of the coronavirus were reported Monday in Catawba County, increasing the overall total to 4,762. Hospitalizations increased to 40. The 91 new…

Election Day Today, Polls Open Until 7:30 p.m.

Election Day is today (November 3) and, in addition to the Presidential race, there are numerous local and statewide contests to be decided. Early voting, which featured a huge turnout, ended Saturday (October 31), the polls were scheduled to open…

Man Charged With Shooting Into Vehicle

69-year-old Grover Bradford Hay of Bessemer City was arrested Sunday (November 1) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. Hay is charged with shooting into an…

Hickory Man Faces Firearms Charges

28-year-old Darius Jacob Bell of 22nd Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 1:45 Saturday afternoon (October 31) on one felony count of possession of a firearm by a felon and misdemeanor counts of carrying a…

COVID-19 Death Reported In Catawba County, 91 New Cases

Catawba County Public Health today (November 2) reported the 66th COVID-19-associated death in the county. 91 new cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed today in Catawba County, increasing the overall total to 4,762. Hospitalizations increased to 40. The 91…

Caldwell County Man Charged With Failing To Register As Sex Offender

30-year-old Matthew Lawrence Rich of Blowing Rock Boulevard in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (October 31) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony failure to report a new address as a sex offender. Rich was brought to the Caldwell…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Meth Offense

28-year-old India Mariel Green of SW Delwood Drive in Lenoir was arrested Friday (October 30) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine. Green was brought to the Caldwell County Detention…

Hickory Man Arrested on B&E and Larceny Charges from Iredell

30-year-old Troy Jamar Richardson of 20th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 1:45 Saturday afternoon (October 31) on one felony count each of breaking & entering a motor vehicle, larceny after breaking & entering, and…

Crash Leads to Arrest of Newton Man on Cocaine & Firearms Charges

32-year-old Garison Sanders Jefferies of Mount Olive Church Road in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police early Saturday morning (October 31) on one felony count each of possession of a scheduled II controlled substance, trafficking in cocaine, possession of a…

Monday Morning COVID-19 Update: 21 New Cases Confirmed Sunday In Catawba County

21 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Sunday (November 1) in Catawba County, increasing the total to 4,671, with 65 deaths. Hospitalizations remained at 39, the same total as Saturday (October 31). No new cases of COVID-19 were reported Sunday…

Felony Drug Charges Among Several Counts Filed Against Newton Man

24-year-old Austin Michael Neece of County Home Dairy Road in Newton was arrested Saturday (October 31) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance, possession…

Election Day Tuesday, Several Races On Ballots Affecting Hickory Metro

Election Day is Tuesday (November 3) and, in addition to the Presidential race, there are numerous local and statewide contests to be decided. Early voting, which featured a huge turnout, ended Saturday (October 31) and the polls open at 6:30…

President Trump Visits Hickory

President Donald Trump appeared at a “Make America Great Again” rally at Hickory Regional Airport today (November 1). It was the third of five campaign stops for the President today, with evening appearances slated for Rome, GA, and Opa-locka, FL.…

Sunday COVID-19 Update: 21 New Cases Reported In Catawba County

21 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported today (November 1) in Catawba County, increasing the total to 4,671, with 65 deaths. Hospitalizations remained at 39, the same total as Saturday (October 31). 21 new coronavirus infections were reported Saturday…

Daylight Saving Time Ends Early Sunday, Set Clocks Back

It’s time to “fall back” into Eastern Standard Time. At bedtime tonight (October 31) set clocks back one hour, Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday (November 1). Eastern Standard Time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 14,…

Saturday COVID-19 Update: Death Reported In Catawba County, 82 New Cases

A COVID-19 death was reported today (October 31) in Catawba County, the 65th since the start of the pandemic. In addition, Catawba County Public Health reports 82 new cases of the coronavirus today, raising the total to 4,650. 39 people…

President Trump to Visit Hickory Sunday

President Donald Trump will make a stop in Hickory Sunday (November 1), two days before the general election on Tuesday. The President is scheduled to hold a “Make American Great Again Victory Rally” at the Hickory Regional Airport at 5:30…

Downtown Hickory Pavement Milling Work Scheduled Next Week

As part of the City Walk project in downtown Hickory, Neill Grading & Construction, the contractor for the project, will be milling the pavement on Main Avenue NW from Fourth Street NW to Third Street NW, as well as all…

65 New Cases Of COVID-19 Today In Catawba County, 33 In Burke

65 new cases of COVID-19 were reported today (October 30) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 4,568, with 64 deaths. Hospitalizations in Catawba County increased to 39, from 31 on Thursday (October 29). 33 new cases…

Suspect In Hildebran Valero Robbery Charged

23-year-old Eugene Benjamin Johnson IV of Millstone Drive in Morganton was arrested Wednesday (October 28) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony common law robbery. Johnson is charged in connection to a robbery at the Valero gas station…

Hickory Man Arrested on Assault Charges

51-year-old Charles William Coker of 18th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 5:25 p.m. yesterday (October 29) on one felony count of assault inflicting serious injury and one misdemeanor count of assault with a deadly weapon.…

Hickory Man Busted for Heroin

24-year-old Garrett Nicholas Oaks of Brooksouth Drive in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 5:30 p.m. yesterday (October 29) on one felony count of possession of a schedule I controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of…

COVID-19-Related Death Reported In Alexander County, 39 New Cases

A COVID-19-associated death has been reported in Alexander County, raising the total to ten. In addition, 39 new cases of the coronavirus were reported today (October) in Alexander County, increasing the total count to 861. The Alexander County Health Department…

Wanted Suspects Sought In Iredell County

Authorities in Iredell County are continuing to seek wanted suspects. 40-year-old Kelli Ann Lyons remains on the Iredell County most wanted list. She’s wanted for possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule III controlled substance. The last known…

Vale Woman Arrested for Making False Bomb Threats

37-year-old Haley Wright Raper of Wright Road in Vale was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before seven o’clock last night (October 29) on two felony counts of making a false bomb report to a public building. The charges are from…

Friday Morning COVID-19 Update: Catawba County Reports 94 Cases Thursday, Caldwell Adds 42, Burke 29

94 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Thursday (October 29) in Catawba County, increasing the overall count to 4,503, with 64 deaths. 94 is the highest single-day total of new cases reported in Catawba County. Hospitalizations increased to 31, from…

Morganton Woman Charged With Human Trafficking

31-year-old Breotta Jeriaka Pringle Corpening of Oak Street in Morganton was arrested Thursday (October 29) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony human trafficking and failure to appear on a misdemeanor count of injury to personal property. Corpening…

Catawba County Residents Among 21 Indicted In Drug Operation

A 16 month-long undercover operation by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotic division has led to indictments of 21 people including two Catawba County residents. Investigators were targeting street level dealers. This weeks’s Lincoln County Grand Jury returned 64 charges…

Storm Causes Damage, Power Still Out In Parts Of Hickory Metro, Local School Systems Announce Remote Learning Friday (Updated 4:10 a.m., 10/30/20)

Tropical Storm Zeta moved into the region today (October 29) and caused power outages and storm damage across the Hickory Metro area. Photos included with this story show some of the damage in Hickory. As of this morning (October 30),…

Meth Possession Charge Lodged Against Ashboro Man Arrested By Conover PD

46-year-old Thomas Michael Powers of Asheboro was arrested today (October 29) by Conover Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of a stolen automobile. Powers was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond. A…

Catawba County And State Report Highest Single-Day Totals Of New COVID-19 Infections

94 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported today (October 29) in Catawba County, increasing the overall count to 4,503, with 64 deaths. 94 is the highest single-day total of new cases reported in Catawba County. Hospitalizations increased to 31,…

Lenoir Woman Arrested in Hickory on Felony Drug Charge

34-year-old Jessica Warren Lingerfelt of Pisgah Church Road in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (October 29) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug…

Zeta Causing Power Outages In Hickory Metro (Updated, 12:09 p.m., 10/29/20)

The remnants of Hurricane Zeta moved through the Hickory Metro area this morning (October 29). Heavy rains and high winds resulted in downed trees and power outages. According to Duke Energy, more than 23,000 were without power in Catawba County,…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Drug Offense

36-year-old Brian Allen Shuffler of Laurel Street in Granite Falls was arrested Wednesday (October 28) by Hudson Police Officers. He was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Shuffler was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $1,500 secured bond.…

Homeless Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Drug Charge

37-year-old Jacob Andrew Byrd, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police at about 11:30 a.m. yesterday (October 28) on one felony count of possession of a schedule I controlled substance (heroin) and one…

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession

45-year-old Charles Ray Lindsey, Jr. of Old North Road in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (October 28) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Lindsey was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $15,000…

Lenoir Man Charged With Break-in, Theft Offenses

37-year-old Michael Joseph Ford of Hospital Avenue in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (October 28) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of stolen property. Ford was…

Tennessee Man Charged In Caldwell County With Failing To Register As Sex Offender

53-year-old Raymond Dean Baker of Sevierville, Tennessee was arrested Tuesday (October 27) by authorities in Caldwell County. He’s charged with felony failure to register as a sex offender. Baker was convicted in Caldwell County of first-degree sex offense with a…

Multiple Felony Charges Lodged Against Granite Falls Man

26-year-old Austin Lee Barnette of McCall Town Road in Granite Falls was arrested Tuesday (October 27) by authorities in Catawba County on charges filed in Caldwell County. Barnette is charged with two felony counts of financial card theft along with…

Thursday Morning COVID-19 Update: Cases Reported In Three Hickory Metro Counties, 58th Death In Burke

66 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Wednesday (October 28) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 4,409, with 64 deaths. There were 30 people hospitalized in Catawba County with the coronavirus, three fewer than Tuesday (October 27).…

COVID-19 Exposure Closes Iredell County Courts

Due to possible COVID-19 exposures at the Iredell County Hall of Justice and to minimize the spread of COVID-19 among members of the public who have business before our local courts, all courts in Iredell County have been canceled for…

Suspects Charged With Drug Offenses After Officers Respond To Glen Alpine Address

42-year-old Billy Lamour Jones of Linville Street and 25-year-old Rebekah Ann Meise of Tallent Road, both from Morganton, were arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine). According to information…

Area School Systems Shift To Remote Learning Due To Storm (Updated 4:51 a.m. 10/29/20)

Due to Hurricane Zeta’s expected impact on the region, Thursday, (October 29), will be a remote learning day for all students in the Catawba County, Hickory Public, Newton-Conover, Burke, Caldwell, and Alexander County School systems.

66 New COVID-19 Infections Reported Today In Catawba County, 58th Death In Burke

66 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported today (October 28) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 4,409, with 64 deaths. There are 30 people hospitalized in Catawba County with the coronavirus, three fewer than Tuesday (October…

Hickory Man Charged With Break-in, Larceny

35-year-old Pedro Nicholas Nunez of 23rd Street NW in Hickory was arrested today (October 28) by Claremont Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and breaking and entering to a motor…

Asheville Man Jailed In Catawba County On Firearm Charge

31-year-old Brandon Lanair Priester of Asheville was arrested today (October 28) by the North Carolina Highway Patrol. He’s charged with possession of a firearm by a felon. Priester was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond. A…

Meth Possession Charge Lodged Against Burnsville Man Arrested In Caldwell County

49-year-old Wesley James Presnell of Burnsville was arrested Tuesday (October 27) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine. Presnell was jailed under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Thursday (October 29).

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Robbery Charge

49-year-old Tyrone Matthew Rozzell of 10th Avenue Place N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:45 yesterday afternoon (October 27) on one felony count of common law robbery. Hickory Police served the warrant for Rozzell’s arrest at…

Lenoir Man Charged With Fleeing From Police

34-year-old Jay Charles Bledsoe of Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (October 27) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. Following the arrest, Bledsoe was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center…

Lenoir Man Arrested On Fugitive Warrant From Texas

25-year-old Devin Shae Lyons of Rocky Road in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (October 27) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged on a felony warrant as a fugitive from another state. Lyons is wanted in Texas on unspecified charges. He…

Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update: Virus-Associated Deaths Reported In Three Hickory Metro Counties

A coronavirus-associated death was reported in Catawba County Tuesday (October 27). It’s the 64th COVID-19-related fatality in the county. Catawba County Public Health also reported 42 new cases of the virus Tuesday, raising the overall total to 4,343. There were…

Indictments Returned Against Man Previously Charged With Rape In Alexander County

True bills of indictment have been returned against a man who was previously charged with rape in Alexander County. As we previously reported on WHKY, 35-year-old Julius Santez Williams of Yadkin County was arrested on October 16 by the Alexander…

Boone Woman Killed In Caldwell County Wreck

On Monday (October 26) at approximately 3:15 p.m., the NC State Highway Patrol responded to and investigated a fatal collision in Caldwell County on U.S. 321 near Indian Grave Road. A 2006 Ford Ranger was traveling north on 321, ran…

Coronavirus-Related Deaths Reported In Catawba, Burke Counties (Updated, 1:33 p.m., 10/27/20)

A coronavirus-associated death has been reported in Catawba County today (October 27). It’s the 64th COVID-19-related fatality in the county. Catawba County Public Health also reports 42 new cases of the virus today, raising the overall total to 4,343. There…

Statesville Man Arrested on Felony Drug & Firearms Charges

35-year-old James Fredrick Shuford of South Miller Avenue in Statesville has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers on felony counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance (crack cocaine), possession with intent to…

Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Update: More Than 200 New Cases Reported Monday In Hickory Metro, Deaths In Catawba, Caldwell

A COVID-19-related death was reported Monday (October 26) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 63 since the start of the pandemic. 73 new cases of the coronavirus were reported Monday in Catawba County, increasing the total to…

Wanted Suspect Arrested, Others Sought In Burke County

A suspect who was on the most wanted list in Burke County has been arrested. 26-year-old Nicholas Dalton Robinson was arrested Sunday (October 25) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony larceny from a motor vehicle, three counts…

Two Suspects Charged In Connection To Convenience Store Robbery

28-year-old Gabrielle Patience Littleton of Charlotte and 30-year-old Jeffrey Brandon Merritt of Elizabethtown, NC have been charged by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office with felony counts of common law robbery, possession of stolen goods, and conspiracy. The suspects are charged…

Homeless Hickory Man Faces Break-In & Damage to Property Charges

39-year-old Joseph Anthony Garavaglia, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police at 5:30 p.m. Saturday (October 24) on one felony count of breaking & entering and one misdemeanor count injury to personal property.…

Two Arrested in Hickory on Meth & Heroin Charges

35-year-old Kelli Diane Brown of West 27th Street in Newton and 31-year-old John Patrick Williams of 3rd Street Place S.W. in Conover were both arrested by Hickory Police just before ten o’clock last night (October 25). They were each charged…

Coronavirus-Related Death, 73 New Cases Reported In Catawba County

A COVID-19-related death has been reported today (October 26) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 63 since the start of the pandemic. 73 new cases of the coronavirus have been reported today in Catawba County, increasing the…

Vehicle Break-in Charge Lodged Against Lenoir Man

45-year-old Tracey Allen Hyler of NW Scroggs Street in Lenoir was arrested Friday (October 23) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony breaking and entering to an automobile and misdemeanor possession of stolen property. Hyler was jailed in the…

Two Women Arrested in Connection to Larceny at Belk Store

39-year-old Michelle Margaret Whitney of Moravian Falls, N.C. and 36-year-old Brandie Rae Whitney of North Wilkesboro were both arrested by Hickory Police shortly after eight o’clock Saturday night (October 24). Both suspects were charged with felony larceny. Michelle Whitney also…

Statesville Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle Possession In Caldwell County

29-year-old Tevin O’Brian Dalton of Greylin Loop in Statesville was arrested Saturday (October 24) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and speeding to elude arrest. Dalton was incarcerated in…

Monday Morning COVID-19 Update: 12 New Cases Confirmed Sunday In Catawba County, 20 In Burke

12 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Sunday (October 25) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 4,228, with 62 deaths. Coronavirus hospitalizations increased to 35, from 34 Saturday (October 24). Burke County Public Health reported 2,953…

Claremont Woman Charged With Assault, Break-in

39-year-old Melissa Rene Eagly Of Sandiwood Court in Claremont was arrested Sunday (October 25) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and breaking and entering with intent to terrorize or injure.…

Three Suspects Arrested In Connection To Break-in To Auto Parts Store

25-year-old Angela Yolette Copper and 28-year-old Terica Angelic Coleman, both of Charlotte, and 40-year-old John Daniel Barnett of Huntersville, were arrested Friday (October 23) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny…

Sunday COVID-19 Update: New Case Count In Catawba County Drops To 12, 10 Infections Reported In Caldwell

12 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed today (October 25) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 4,228, with 62 deaths. Coronavirus hospitalizations  increased to 35, from 34 Saturday (October 24). 10 new cases of COVID-19 were…

Saturday COVID-19 Update: 46 New Cases In Catawba County, Deaths Reported Friday In Burke

46 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed today (October 24) in Catawba County, lifting the total to 4,216, with 62 deaths. Hospitalizations increased to 34, from 33 Friday (October 23). 51 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed Friday…

Catawba County Public Health Reports 49 COVID-19 Cases Today

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

Homeless Hickory Man Charged with Vehicle Break-In

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

Hickory Woman Faces Multiple Assault Charges & More

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

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

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

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession, Failure To Appear

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

Lenoir Man Charged With Cruelty To Animals, Weapon Offense

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrest Made In Connection To Thursday Shooting In Hickory

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

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

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

Meth Possession Among Charges Filed Against Hickory Woman

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

Hickory Man Jailed on Felony Meth Charge

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

Suspect Sought in Early Morning Shooting in Hickory

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

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Burglary Charge

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

Hickory Woman Indicted On Drug Charges

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

Hudson Woman Charged With Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Charges

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

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

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

Woman Charged With Her Infant Son’s Murder

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

Suspects Identified In Burke County Church Break-in

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

Man Charged With Several Offenses In Connection To Home Invasion

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

North Carolina To Remain In Phase 3 For Three More Weeks

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

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

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

Stolen Vehicle Charge Filed In Lincoln County Case

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

Hickory Man Faces Extradition to Illinois for Parole Violation

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

Lenoir Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle Count

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

Hickory Woman Again Arrested on Forgery Charge

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

Homeless Hickory Woman Jailed for Felony Probation Violation

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

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

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

String Of Catalytic Converter Thefts Under Investigation

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

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

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

Hickory City Council Approves Contract For Final Phase Of Riverwalk Construction

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

Morganton Woman Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

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

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

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

Lincoln County Shooting Suspect Arrested In Burke County

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

Lenoir Woman Charged With Weapon Offense

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

Homeless Hickory Man Arrested for Vehcile Break-In

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

Stolen Vehicle Charge Filed Against Lenoir Man

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hickory Man Charged with Breaking & Entering

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

Five Hickory Metro Residents Sentenced In Federal Drug Trafficking Investigation

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

61 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Today In Catawba County

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

Hickory Man Arrested in Connection to Friday Night Hit & Run

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

Maiden Man Charged With Disseminating Obscenities

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

Curb & Gutter Construction Underway On Union Square

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

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

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

Wanted Suspects Sought In Area County

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

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

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

Suspect In Rape, Home Invasion Apprehended

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

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

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

Eastern Burke County Robbery Under Investigation

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

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

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

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

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

Conover Woman Charged With Meth Possession, ID Theft

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

Man Charged With Sexual Assault Sought By Authorities

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

Lenoir Woman Charged With Vehicle Theft

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

Lenoir Man Charged With Larceny, False Pretense Counts

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

Granite Falls Man Arrested for Probation Violations

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

Road Closure Announced For This Weekend In Hickory

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

Caldwell County Man Charged With Harboring Fugitive

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

Funding Approved To Support Economic Development Projects In Hickory Metro

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Newton Woman Arrested in Hickory on Long List of Charges

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

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

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

Hickory Man Jailed on Felony Cocaine & Marijuana Charges

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

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

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

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

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

Early Voting Begins Today, Five Locations Open In Catawba County

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

Vehicle Break-in Charge Lodged Against Hudson Woman

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

Tennessee Man Arrested On Fugitive Warrant In Caldwell County

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

Taylorsville Man Accused of Shooting & Killing His Mother

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

One Suspect Allegedly Involved In Shooting Arrested, Another Sought

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

47 New COVID-19 Infections Reported Today In Catawba County

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

Crouse Man Charged With Shooting Neighbor In Both Legs

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

Hickory Woman Arrested for Habitual Larceny

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

Hickory Woman Jailed on Child Abuse Charge

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

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

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

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

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

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth, Break-in Offenses

30-year-old Homer Joseph Hamilton of Sleepy Hollow Road in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (October 13) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine, breaking and entering, and larceny after breaking and entering. Hamilton was…

Georgia Man Charged With Felony Trafficking Offenses In Iredell County

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

Heroin Trafficking Charges Lodged Against Charlotte Man Arrested In Lincoln County

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

Shooting In Conover Under Investigation

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

Hickory Man Faces Felony Marijuana Charge

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

Hickory Woman Arrested on Felony Cocaine Charge

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

Hickory Man Arrested in Connection to March 2020 Shooting

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

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

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

Caldwell County Ambulance Involved In Crash

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

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

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

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession

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

Silver Alert for Missing Hickory Man Canceled

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

Animal Services Manager Named Catawba County Employee Of The Year

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

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

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

Hickory Man Charged With Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Counts

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

Statesville Man Arrested By Newton PD On Drug Charges

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

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

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

Hickory Man Jailed for Failure to Appear on Meth Charge

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

Lenoir Woman Charged With Vehicle Break-ins

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

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

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

Two Arrested on Armed Robery Charges in Burke County

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

Hickory Man Charged with Failure to Register as Sex Offender

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

Arrest Made In Connection To Alexander County Stabbing

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

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

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

Maiden Man Charged With Failing To Appear On Trafficking Counts

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

Woman Charged With Failing To Appear In Court On Multiple Charges

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

Felony Drug Charge Lodged Against Claremont Man

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

Newton Man Charged With Meth Possession

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

Another Suspect Arrested In Connection To Alexander County Shooting Incident

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

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

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

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

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

Hickory Woman Jailed for Failure to Appear on Larceny Charges

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

Hickory Man Jailed for Sexual Exploitation of Minor

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

Stony Point Woman Arrested on Felony Drug Charges

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

27 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed In Catawba County

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

Lenoir Man Charged With Vehicle Theft

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

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession

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

Vehicle Theft Charges Filed Against Granite Falls Man

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

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

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

Lenoir Woman Charged With Conspiracy To Traffic

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

Road Closure Planned In Hickory This Weekend

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

Catawba County Public Health Reports 40 New COVID-19 Infections

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

Lenoir Man Charged With Felony Counts Including Vehicle Theft

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

Three Hickory Men Jailed on Felony Drug Charges

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

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

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

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

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

Wanted Suspects Sought By Authorities

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

Suspects Arrested In Alexander County Shooting

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

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

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

Two People Shot In Alexander County, Investigation Underway

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

Homeless Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

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

Hickory Man Arrested on Multiple Drug Warrants from Alexander County

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

Catawba County Commissioners Meet, Multiple Items Approved

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

Granite Falls Man Charged With Firearm Offense, Failure To Appear

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

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

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

Conover Man Charged With Firearm Offenses, Probation Violation

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

Unemployment Rates Fall Across Hickory Metro, State

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

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

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

Morganton Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Charges

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

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

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

Hickory Man Faces Multiple Firearms & Drug Charges

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

Newton Man Charged With Sexual Exploitation

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

Hickory Man Faces Forgery & Drug Charges

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

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

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

Granite Falls Woman Charged With Meth Possession

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

Catawba Man Charged With Kidnapping, Assault

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

Two Arrested in Hickory on Felony Trafficking Charges

28-year-old Josue Romero Martinez, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police early on the morning of October 5. Martinez was charged with felony counts of trafficking in cocaine and possession of a firearm…

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

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

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

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

Break-in Related Charge Filed Against Lenoir Man

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

Statesville Man Arrested on Larceny and B&E Charges

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

Morganton Woman Arrested on Felony Drug Charges

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

Meth Possession Charge Filed Following Sunday Arrest

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

Catawba County Justice Center Reopens Today Following Friday Closure

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

Murder Charge Filed, Man Jailed Under 900K Bond

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

Man Arrested After Being Found Hiding In Ceiling Of Convenience Store

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

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

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

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

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

Granite Falls Woman Charged With Meth Possession

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

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

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

Catawba County Library System Names New Director

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

Granite Falls Man Arrested on Fugitive Warrant

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

COVID-19 Exposure Closes Catawba County Justice Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Caldwell County Residents Charged With Stolen Property Offenses

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

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

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

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

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

Fugitive Wanted On Michigan Sexual Contact Warrant Arrested In Morganton

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

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

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

Stolen Equipment Found In Alexander County, Investigation Continuing

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

Hickory Woman Indicted in Connection to Theft from Hardware Store

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

New Suspects Added To Area Most Wanted List

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

Maiden Woman Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

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

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

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

Vehicle Theft Charge Filed Against Granite Falls Woman

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

Body Found Following RV Fire In Morganton

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

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

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

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

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

N.C. to Ease COVID-19 Restrictions

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

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

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

Zoom Meeting Scheduled To Discuss West Hickory/Westmont Neighborhood Plan

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

Felony And Misdemeanor Charges Filed Against Lenoir Man

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

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

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

Lenoir Man Charged With Fleeing From Police

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

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

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