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Mental Health training a top priority

LENOIR, NC (February 21, 2019) — With the rise of mental health needs prevalent among middle and high school students across the country, mental health for both students and personnel has become a top priority in the Caldwell County Schools.


Brick thrown off North Carolina overpass, shattering woman’s windshield, ‘I could’ve been killed’

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The Fayetteville Police Department is investigating two reports of objects being thrown off overpasses onto cars below. WTVD reported that the first report happened Feb. 17 around 4 p.m. Drivers on Highway 87 said three young men were on the Arsenal Street pedestrian bridge hold


Meth Possession Charge Filed Against Caldwell County Man

45-year-old Jerry Lee Malone, Jr. of Forest Street SW in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (February 20) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He is charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine. Malone was released after posting $10,000 secured bond. A Di


Court rules that 2 amendments placed on North Carolina ballots were unconstitutional, including requiring ID to vote

WAKE COUNTY, N.C. – The Wake County Superior Court ruled late Friday that two amendments placed on North Carolina ballots were unconstitutional. One of the amendments would have imposed a photo ID requirement to vote and the other would have lowered the state income tax.


North Carolina doctor gets 3 years for trading drugs for sex

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -- A North Carolina doctor has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for giving female patients drugs such as Percocet and Clonazepam in exchange for sex.


Broyhill furniture brand bought by Big Lots

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Broyhill furniture brand and related trademarks have been acquired by discount retailer Big Lots. The parent company of Heritage Home Group (HHG), former owner of Broyhill and other big name furniture brands, filed for bankruptcy last year. In August, HHG filed a WARN Act notice


After-hours clinic offered in Caldwell

LENOIR — The Caldwell County Health Department will now offer extended after hours to the public. This will be offered every Tuesday starting on March 5. The time frame for the extended hours will be from 5-7 p.m. and will be by appointment only. Services that will be offered during these new hours


Troopers say rain causing multiple crashes along I-40 in Burke County

BURKE COUNTY, N.C. - Troopers said they believe rain may have been the cause of a crash Friday morning between three tractor-trailers along Interstate 40 in Burke County. Police said it also led to four other crashes in a construction zone.


North Carolina police chase ends when off-duty officer, driving with family, gets out to tackle suspect

POLK COUNTY, N.C. — Lt. Michael Capps happened to be in the right place at the right time Wednesday, WLOS reports. He’s a 23-year law enforcement veteran and current lieutenant of the Laurel Park Police Department.


Meeting Scheduled For Public To Learn About Proposed Road Project

A meeting is scheduled next week for the public to learn more about a proposed road project in southern Caldwell County. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, preliminary designs for a proposed project initiated by Granite Falls and included in the long-range transportation p


North Carolina denies transgender inmate's request to transfer to women's prison

LILLINGTON, N.C. -- A transgender inmate convicted of insurance fraud is serving time at a men's prison in North Carolina despite repeated requests to transfer to women's housing.


Dem in disputed North Carolina race says he'll run for special election

Dan McCready, the Democratic candidate in the contested race for North Carolina's 9th Congressional District, announced Friday that he will run in a special election to fill the undecided seat.


Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitution in Florida human trafficking bust

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been charged in connection with a prostitution sting in Florida, WFXT reported. The charge follows a series of raids involving at least eight massage parlors on the east coast of Florida.


Bigamy charge against North Carolina man accused of being married to two women at same time

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina man is accused of being married to two women at one time. David Roe Jones II, 44, was charged Monday by the Jacksonville Police Department with felony bigamy.


Woman sentenced for child sex charges

A Maiden woman will spend four to six years in prison after she was convicted on child sex charges Thursday. Amy Norris Branch, 38, of Maiden, was sentenced after she pleaded guilty to three counts of solicitation to commit a sexual offense with a child during Catawba County Superior Court, accordin


North Carolina Man Stopped by Maryland Transportation Authority Police Found with Loaded Stolen Handgun

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at approximately 4:55 p.m., Officer Philius of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Department was in a marked patrol vehicle, on US Route 301 observing traffic, when they observed the driver of a white Hyundai Sonata following the vehicle closer than reasona


Bill would ban talking on handheld phone in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - Talking on the phone while driving without using hands-free technology could soon cost North Carolina drivers. The bill is called Hands Free N.C. It would make it illegal to talk on the phone while driving.


UPDATE: Multiple wrecks back up interstate, one vehicle flees scene

Multiple wrecks on Interstate 40 backed up traffic on Friday morning and turned the roads into commuters' worst nightmare. Around 5:50 a.m., the first collision happened near the 115 mile marker involving two vehicles and three tractor-trailers. One white vehicle fled the scene, said Trooper A. John


Deputies investigating shooting, nearby house fire in Catawba County

HICKORY, N.C. - Catawba County deputies are investigating a shooting and a nearby house fire Friday afternoon. Channel 9's Dave Faherty is on scene with investigators and will have a full report, ahead on Eyewitness News at 5.


North Carolina town removes Confederate highway marker

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Citing public safety concerns, a North Carolina town has removed its Jefferson Davis Highway memorial marker ahead of planned weekend protests. News outlets report the Town of Chapel Hill removed the marker Friday, after receiving clarification from the state attorney genera

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