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Man accused of killing wife in Catawba Co. taken into custody after days-long manhunt

CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. - Channel 9 crews were in Transylvania County when a days-long manhunt for a murder suspect came to an end. We've learned Joseph Barker was taken into custody Thursday afternoon.


Hickory Police Seek Suspect In 3 Armed Robberies Cases

HICKORY, NC — Police are trying to identify a man they say may have committed three armed robberies at local businesses. The robberies took place throughout the month of April. Police say the suspect in each case entered the store with a handgun, demanded money from the cash drawers and took off on


Murder suspect taken into custody after massive search, deputies say

ROSMAN, N.C. — A North Carolina murder suspect who was the subject of a massive search since Wednesday morning is in custody, according to sheriff's deputies. The Catawba County Sheriff's Office tweeted just before 2 p.m. that Joseph Barker was taken into custody by Transylvania County deputies. He


Hickory Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Warrant

32-year-old Anthony Keel of 8th Street N.E in Hickory was arrested yesterday (April 24) by Hickory Police Officers on a felony warrant for failure to appear on 2016 charges. Officers arrested Keel at a restaurant located on Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory in response to a warrant issued in March 2016 for


Hickory Woman Arrested for Failure to Appear in Connection to Dec. 2018 Drug Charges

23-year-old Victoria Breanna Williams of 12th Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 2:45 yesterday afternoon (April 24) on one felony count of failure to appear.


Authorities Arrest Catawba County Homicide Suspect In Transylvania County

Authorities say they arrested Joseph Barker, a Catawba County homicide suspect, in Transylvania County on Thursday, April 25th. More details will be released soon. Check back for updates.


Maiden man jailed on rape charge

A Maiden man was arrested and charged with one felony count each of statutory rape of a child and indecent liberties with a child, according to a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office press release.


Libraries provide wide range of activities for adults

In addition to providing books to read, the Burke County Public Library offers a host of fun, educational activities for adults to enjoy. Danielle Townsend, the adult program coordinator for the library, hosts a variety of monthly events, including book discussions, community meetings, movies, arts


Granite Falls Man Jailed on Felony Larceny Charge; More

30-year-old Matthew Ryan Patton of Eagles Nest Lane in Granite Falls was arrested yesterday (April 24) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with one felony count of habitual larceny, one misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, and two felony probation violations.


Family of unresponsive N.C. teen who survived rip current makes tough decision

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) - The parents of the Wake Forest teenager who survived a rip current over the weekend say her brain was too severely damaged. Paige Merical's father, John Merical, posted on Facebook late Wednesday saying they made the decision to let her go.


North Carolina Man Settles Claims He Sexually Harassed Renters

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) _ A North Carolina man accused of sexually harassing 17 female renters or home buyers is settling a lawsuit with the government by paying the women $550,000 and exiting the real estate business.


Alexander man jailed on drug charges

A Taylorsville man who was pulled over for an improper license plate was taken to jail on drug charges and failure to appear in court, according to an Alexander County Sheriff’s Office press release.


Newton Man Arrested for Fleeing to Elude Arrest

27-year-old Jordan Oneal Shade of Davis Avenue in Newton was arrested by authorities in Catawba County yesterday (April 24) on charges out of Caldwell County for failure to appear and for felony fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. Following his arrest, Shade was placed in the Caldwell Co.


Valdese Woman Faces Charges in Three Counties

29-year-old Ashlyn Leigh Stamey of Savage Street in Valdese was arrested by Hickory Police at 6:25 p.m. yesterday on one felony count of possession with intent to manufacture a schedule VI controlled substance, along with two misdemeanor counts of larceny and one misdemeanor count of resisting, dela


Scam alert: Hickory police do not serve warrants via phone

If you have received a call from Hickory Police Department saying there’s an outstanding warrant for your arrest for missing jury duty, this call is a scam. The Hickory Police Department received multiple reports from victims of the attempted scam, according to a press release.


Car crash claims 17-year-old from Maiden

A 17-year-old Maiden girl died and three other people were injured in a car crash Tuesday afternoon on Startown Road in Lincoln County. Nicole Taelor Kennett was driving her Chevrolet Cobalt south on Startown Road when she crossed the centerline and hit a Ford F350 pickup truck, according to a relea


Man considered ‘armed and dangerous’ being sought in Catawba County shooting

CATAWBA COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A man is wanted for questioning in a shooting that happened in Catawba County Tuesday. The shooting happened in an area on Plateau Road near Rock Creek Drive in Vale, North Carolina. Joseph Barker is being sought in the case.


Manhunt underway for murder suspect in mountains of WNC

Deputies say a murder suspect running from Catawba County could be in Transylvania County and should be considered armed and dangerous. (4/24/2019)


N.C. maps alcohol impact on counties

Excessive drinking costs Gaston County more than $150 million a year, according to state health officials. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services rolled out a data dashboard called Alcohol & the Public’s Health earlier this month that provides detailed information on the impact o


Buzz Briefs: Festival planned at Henry River Mill Village

HICKORY— The second annual Mill Vill Festival is set for Saturday, May 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Henry River Mill Village, and admission is free and open to the public. Live music will be played by Sigmon Stringers, followed by Taylor Mitchum and Beau Sigmon. A Food Truck Court will be available,