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Officers respond to shooting near A&W Mini-Mart in Hickory

HICKORY - The Hickory Police Department responded to a shooting on South Center Street in the parking lot of A&W Mini-Mart at approximately 3:32 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, according to officials on the scene. HPD officers reported at least nine rounds were fired in the parking lot, and one person susta

HICKORY DAILY RECORD - 2017-09-19 22:04:00

Catawba County Sheriff's Office seeks 76 suspects in drug raid

NEWTON - Catawba County Sheriff's Office deputies dispersed into teams of two across the county Wednesday morning in an effort to take into custody 76 suspects in connection with more than 250 felony drug charges. The drug raid operation was titled "17-76." CCSO Capt. Jason Reid, head of the sheriff

HICKORY DAILY RECORD - 2017-09-20 15:38:00

Helping Hickory Grow: Hank Guess's Vision for the City

During his 30 years in the Hickory Police Department, and his eight years on the Hickory City Council, Hank Guess heard the concerns of a lot of people. Half a century of listening has given him a uniquely deep understanding what the people of Hickory care about. +5 And no matter where he goes in

HICKORY DAILY RECORD - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

North Carolina veterans travel to Hickory to find a job, new home

HICKORY- Veterans from across North Carolina gathered at the Hickory Metro Convention Center over the weekend, hoping to find employment in the Hickory-area. The Catawba County Chamber of Commerce and Catawba Economic Development Corp. collaborated with North Carolina for Military Employment to brin

HICKORY DAILY RECORD - 2017-09-18 13:15:00

Sex offender pleads guilty to failing to register Catawba Co address

A Newton man who is a registered sex offender plead guilty Monday for failing to register his new address in 2016. According to the Catawba County Justice Center, 31-year-old Preston Sentel Woods was sentenced to serve at least five years in jail for failing to register his new address as a sex off

WBTV - 2017-09-20 13:24:18

Local police department to spend $250K on controversial cars

HICKORY, N.C. -- Despite a looming investigation into the safety of the vehicles, a local police department is about to spend almost $250,000 to buy more of the questionable cars. It is the Ford Explorer Interceptor, one of the thousands of Ford Explorers across the country that are a part of an ong

WCNC - 2017-09-20 04:44:42

Police: Man shot during road rage incident

A Gastonia man is recovering from injuries suffered in an apparent road rage incident in Gastonia. The shooting occurred shortly after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of South York Road and West Hudson Boulevard in Gastonia. James Matthew Gosnell, 37, of North Ransom Street, reported that he w

GASTON GAZETTE - 2017-09-20 21:24:16

Masquerade-themed Patrons Ball raises more than $200,000 toward proposed cancer center

Staff report SALISBURY - The Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation was host for its 27th annual Patrons Ball on Sept. 9 at the Peeler Crystal Lounge at Catawba College. More than 200 people attended the masquerade-themed ball complete with cocktails, dinner, music and dancing. The ball raise

SALISBURY POST - 2017-09-19 23:59:59

Photo album from Bethlehem Day 2017

The 8th Annual Bethlehem Day festival was held September 16, 2017, at the Bethlehem Crossroads, with art, crafts, food, classic vehicles, and more. Rodney Smith, of RS Pottery in Taylorsville, was one of several local artists at Bethlehem Day. Pam and Jerry Miller, shown here, had many examples of

TAYLORSVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Local Marine hosts reunion for combat veterans with whom he served

William Queen, USMC veteran (shown in dark blue shirt wearing necklace on front row), hosted a gathering of fellow combat veteran Marines from the Charlie Company, 2nd Combat Engineering Battalion, 2nd Marine Division in Stony Point recently. (Statesville Record & Landmark photo by Ryan Revock.) Art

TAYLORSVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Police charge George Hildebrand Elementary teacher with sexually assaulting child, uploading child porn

VALDESE - A fourth-grade teacher at George Hildebrand Elementary School was arrested and charged with possessing child pornography and taking indecent liberties with a child, according to a press release from the Burke County Sheriff's Office. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children c

HICKORY DAILY RECORD - 2017-09-18 16:41:00

Former Burke teacher charged with child sex crimes has bond reduced

Add digital to current active Sunday - Friday print subscription Michael Lowman appears in court Monday after being charged with multiple child sex crimes. The former George Hildebrand teacher had his bond reduced during a hearing on Tuesday. A fourth-grade teacher who worked at George Hildebrand E

MORGANTON NEWS HERALD - 2017-09-19 20:13:00

DA will not seek death penalty against teen accused of killing 40-year-old man

A teenager who is accused of shooting a 40-year-old man and then setting his home on fire as a cover-up will not face the death penalty. Prosecutors announced Tuesday that they will not pursue capital punishment against 16-year-old Lennon Riley Henderson who was charged with murder in the deadly sh

WBTV - 2017-09-19 17:58:07

Newton Police Chief announces candidacy for Catawba County Sheriff's race

NEWTON- Newton Police Department Chief of Police Don Brown announced his candidacy for for the 2018 Catawba County Sheriff's race Saturday. According to a press release, Brown said he wishes current Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid well in his retirement and thanks him for his service. "As your sher

HICKORY DAILY RECORD - 2017-09-18 13:30:00

City holds neighborhood meeting for those affected by possible fire station site

rebecca.rider@salisburypost.com SALISBURY - Residents of Lilly and Corriher avenues turned out in force Sunday for a neighborhood meeting to discuss potential locations for Salisbury Fire Station No. 3. Fire Station No. 3 - built in 1956 - is the second-oldest fire station in Salisbury. Located at 1

SALISBURY POST - 2017-09-18 07:10:00

Burke Co teacher charged with exploitation of a minor, indecent liberties with child

A Burke County man, who is a fourth grade teacher, is accused of having child pornography. According to the Burke County Sheriff's Office, 31-year-old Michael Harrison Lowman, of Valdese, was charged Monday with two counts of second-degree exploitation of a minor and one count of indecent liberties

WBTV - 2017-09-18 15:42:10

Elderly man killed in head-on collsion on U.S. 421 East

Junior Blackburn, 80, of Taylorsville, driver of a 2002 Nissan, suffered massive injuries and died at the scene, Anderson said. Charles Wade Stone, 64, of Taylorsville, driver of a 2015 Dodge pickup, was flown by emergency helicopter from the scene for treatment of leg and facial fractures and a hea

WILKES JOURNAL PATRIOT - 2017-09-19 19:06:00

Stella "Marlene" Simms Moose

Stella "Marlene" Simms Moose Stella "Marlene" Simms Moose, 85, of Taylorsville, passed away September 18, 2017, at Valley Nursing Center, after a lengthy illness. She was born February 28, 1932, in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, daughter of the late Samuel Elijah Simms and Grace Beatrice Griffi

TAYLORSVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

Death investigation underway after body discovered behind house

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A neighbor discovered a body behind a home Monday afternoon in the 1500 block of Medford Drive, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said. The body had been there for a number of days and officials said it's too early to know the cause of death. The death investigation is ongoing. No furth

WSOC-TV - 2017-09-19 10:42:52

Student brings unloaded gun to Burke County middle school

A sixth-grade student is accused of bringing an unloaded gun to school in Burke County Tuesday, school officials said. According to a spokesperson with Burke County Schools, the student brought the handgun to Table Rock Middle School in Morganton. School officials said the student got the gun from

WBTV - 2017-09-19 17:10:20