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Burke County's Most Wanted

“Burke County’s Most Wanted” is partnering with Morganton Burke Crime Stoppers to pay for information that leads to the arrest of suspects on the “Burke County’s Most Wanted” list. Citizens with information can contact Burke County Crime Stoppers at 828-437-3333 anytime day or night. Without providi

MORGANTON NEWS HERALD - 2018-05-25 21:54:00

Police: Woman 'in rage' arrested after threatening to 'shoot up' Cook Out

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has arrested a woman who allegedly threatened to 'shoot up' the Cook Out Restaurant located on York Center Drive in Charlotte, NC.According to police, someone called dispatch early Friday morning telling them that there was a woman 'in a rage' possibly arm

WCNC - 2018-05-25 08:41:52

Second Blue Ridge Recovery Rally drew 1,000 to downtown Marion

Despite the rainy weather, approximately 1,000 people came to downtown Marion Saturday, May 19 to celebrate recovery and show there is a way to overcome addiction.

MCDOWELL NEWS - 2018-05-25 20:47:00

Memorial Day weekend car show set for Saturday in downtown Marion

This Saturday, Marion’s Main Street will be lined with all kinds of street rods, classic autos and vintage trucks during the Memorial Day Weekend Car Show.

MCDOWELL NEWS - 2018-05-24 21:00:00

Woman injured in two-vehicle wreck

Jennifer Icard Sears, 59, of Granite Falls, was transported by Burke EMS with possible injuries to her arm or chest, said Sgt. A Palmer with Morganton Department of Public Safety.

MORGANTON NEWS HERALD - 2018-05-25 23:21:00

WHKY-TV & WHKY Talk Radio - Lenoir Woman Arrested in Hickory on Felony Warrant from Gaston County

36-year-old Latonya Adale Hulcey Gragg of Enlos Place in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before 8 a.m. yesterday (May 24) on one felony count of identity theft and misdemeanor counts of driving while impaired and driving while license revoked. The warrants for her arrest were issued on

WHKY.COM - 2018-05-25 10:21:00

2 members of secretive sect plead guilty to fraud charges

As part of an ongoing investigation into physical and emotional abuse at the Word of Faith Fellowship Church in Spindale, North Carolina, The Associated Press reported in September that authorities were looking into the unemployment dealings of congregants and their businesses.

WSOC-TV - 2018-05-25 16:52:17

Heavy rain shower to impact SE McDowell until 4:45 p.m.

Locations to be impacted include...Marion, Glenwood, Thermal City, Fero and Dysartsville.

MCDOWELL NEWS - 2018-05-25 20:26:00

Father, son plead guilty to fraud involving secretive sect - KTAR.com

FILE - This 2016 image from video shows the entrance to the Word of Faith Fellowship church in Spindale, N.C. A father and son who belong to the secretive evangelical church in North Carolina pleaded guilty Friday, May 25, 2018, to federal criminal charges in an unemployment benefits scheme that for

KTAR.COM - 2018-05-26 02:46:14

Warrants describe shootout in downtown Hickory outside The Vault in early April

11:47 p.m.A black Chevy Malibu, driven by Joe Tipps with one other man inside, pulls into the lower parking deck on First Avenue NW. The two do not leave the car.

HICKORY DAILY RECORD - 2018-05-25 09:00:00

Woman transported to hospital after lawnmower wreck

Charlotte Banner, of 5396 Laurel Haven Ave., was injured when she went down an embankment behind her house while riding her lawnmower around noon. Bobby Craig, chief for George Hildebran Fire and Rescue, said the drop off was about 30 feet to where Banner hit a tree. Craig said Banner had injuries t

MORGANTON NEWS HERALD - 2018-05-24 18:50:00

MORGANTON FIRE: Morganton business damaged by fire

MORGANTON, NC- Firefighters battled a blaze in a Morganton business Thursday morning.They were called to what used to be the Tip Top Grocery at 1578 US Hwy 70 West around 6:15 a.m.Channel 9's Dave Faherty is headed to the fire and will have a report at noonA picture from the scene showed smoke and f

WSOC-TV - 2018-05-24 10:49:54

Three arrested for bringing gun onto school property

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Three people, including two teens and a 33-year-old, were taken to jail after police said they were spotted on school property with a shotgun.It happened just as the day began for students at Icard Elementary school in Burke County Wednesday morning.The sheriff’s office said it re


Driver's windshield shattered by object thrown on I-85

The latest incident happened at a busy time, just before 6 p.m. There were some initial reports questioning whether it was a gunshot or someone throwing an object, according to dispatcher audio on Broadcastify.

WCNC - 2018-05-24 22:44:11

Western North Carolina county has 11 whooping cough cases

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A western North Carolina county has now reported 11 cases of whooping cough, or pertussis.

WCNC - 2018-05-25 13:15:37

Black Mountain man's death under investigation

Investigators learned through interviews with family members that the elder Ricketts and his son had been involved in a physical altercation minutes earlier over the ownership of a dog, according to Black Mountain Police Chief Shawn Freeman, who added that the fight was broken up by family members.

BLACKMOUNTAINNEWS.COM - 2018-05-24 16:28:00

Burke County school locked down after shot fired

CONNELLY SPRINGS, NC- Three men were arrested Wednesday morning after a shot was fired near a Burke County elementary school.Channel 9's Dave Faherty is on the scene. He'll have the latest developments in a live report at noonIcard Elementary in Connelly Springs was put under lockdown after the men


Murder trial: Testimony focuses on defendant's background

Prosecuting attorney Kent Brown, retired SBI Special Agent Van Williams, defense attorney Vince Rabil and Christopher EdwardsDUSTIN CHANDLER/MCDOWELL NEWS


Marion CDC partners with OnTrack WNC to deliver 3-Part financial education series

Those dates are Tuesday, June 12 for Money Management Basics; Tuesday, June 19 for Creating A Budget That Works for You and Tuesday, June 26 for Understanding & Improving Your Credit.


Man suspected of selling drugs charged after man overdoses, dies, police say

Police said the victim, whose name has not been released, died Monday at a hospital from a narcotics overdose.