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Morganton Man Charged with Felony Probation Violations

39-year-old James William Greene of Shuffler Road in Morganton was arrested yesterday (April 22) by Lenoir Police Officers for two felony probation violations. Green was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center and has since been released under a $30,000 secured bond. A District Court appearanc


Free Comic Book Day returns to Morganton

Timmy Mac’s Comics and Games in Morganton is one of thousands of comic book shops around the world that will celebrate the comic book world on Saturday, May 4. On Free Comic Book Day, more than two million comic books will be given away by participating stores worldwide, introducing as many people a


Police: Pedestrian hit by car in south Charlotte; driver fled on foot

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are searching for a suspect they said hit a pedestrian with a car in south Charlotte and ran from the scene. [ALSO READ: Police arrest driver they say ran from deadly crash scene in west Charlotte]


Burke County mugshots (March 31-April 6)

Listed information, including addresses, has been gathered from arrest and incident reports publicly available at area law-enforcement agencies. If your name appears here and your case was dismissed or you we're cleared of the crime, let us know by calling Editor Lisa Wall at 828-432-8939 or by emai


Tide uncovers shipwreck on North Carolina beach

SURF CITY, N.C -- Every now and again you might get lucky and find a nice seashell or something cool on the beach. But visitors in North Carolina got a nice surprise as the tide uncovered wreckage from a 100-year-old shipwreck!


Library programs for children provide foundation for literacy, education

[Editor's Note: This is the third in a six-part series on services provided in the Burke County Library System.]. The Burke County Public Library plays a vital role in helping children learn to read and has made a commitment to facilitating their education through adulthood.


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


50 Years Ago in Burke County

The U.S. Comptroller of the Currency has approved an application for Wachovia Bank and Trust Co. N.A. to establish a new office in Morganton. It was announced today by James M. Culberson Jr., senior vice president of the bank.


Man pleads guilty in fatal crash

A Connelly Springs man will spend less than five months in prison after pleading guilty in connection with a crash that killed two teens in 2017. Steve Edward Carroll, 63, of 7253 Baptist Camp Road in Connelly Springs, pleaded guilty to driving while license revoked for an impaired revocation and op


Man in accident claims to have weapons; charged with DWI, resisting arrest

When officers responded to an accident scene on Sunday, they found a man claiming he had hand grenades and an AK-47 with him. The series of events resulted in the arrest of 33-year-old Michael Kennedy, of Hickory, on charges of driving while under the influence and resisting arrest.


Lincoln County road shut down as officials investigate fatal crash

LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. - Investigators confirmed they were investigating a fatal crash in Lincoln County Tuesday afternoon. Officials responded to the scene along Startown Road near Eva Court before 3 p.m.


North Carolina Highway Patrol unveils 2 new helicopters

RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — The North Carolina Highway Patrol has unveiled two new law enforcement helicopters. The patrol says in a news release that the Bell helicopters will significantly boost the organization’s ability to promote public safety and complete live-saving missions. They will be used in ad


Man found with missing girl at NC campground sentenced to 58 years in prison

HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WSPA) - A Tennessee man who was captured in 2016 in North Carolina with a girl he kidnapped from Missouri has been sentenced to more than 58 years in prison on child sex crimes related to the kidnapping.


More than 2,000 customers without power in Valdese

VALDESE — According to the Duke Energy Power Outage map, there are approximately 2,000 customers without power in the Valdese area. The outage was first reported around 4:55 p.m.


Motorcycle stop uncovers meth, handgun

A Marion man was arrested and charged after he was found with a handgun and a small amount of meth while riding his motorcycle, authorities said Tuesday. Deputy Steven McPeters of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Roy Holmes Hendley III, 39, address listed as Beaman Road in Marion, with p


U.S. Marshals arrest accused Nashville gas station murderer in North Carolina

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Deputy U.S. Marshals captured accused Nashville murderer Leroy Topp, Jr. in North Carolina on Tuesday. Topp is suspected of shooting Carlos Logan, 34, on Thursday morning at a Shell gas station at Harding Place in Nashville. Investigators believe an argument sparked betwe


1 killed, 1 injured in separate North Carolina plane crashes

One pilot is dead and a second pilot is hospitalized following separate plane crashes in North Carolina. The Record & Landmark reports Statesville Regional Airport Manager John Ferguson says the plane, which was based in Statesville, crashed in Rowan County on Monday.


Two Henry County children injured in 'road-rage' shooting in North Carolina

Two children from Henry County are recuperating after being shot Saturday during what police are calling a case of “road rage” in Mount Airy, N.C. A 9-year-old boy and his 7-year-old sister were both shot in the face. He has been released, but she has undergone surgery at Brenner’s Children’s Hospit


I Was Given a Yugo and Drove It From New York to North Carolina Without Dying Even Once

“Why do you love this kind of thing so much?” That’s what my wife asked me, more bemused than angry, as she rode with me in a rattly, crappy but scrappy 1991 Yugo, as I marveled at the crude hole hacked into the hard plastic dashboard.


Prison on lockdown after yard fight involving up to 14 inmates, NC officials say

A fight involving up to 14 inmates broke out in a North Carolina prison yard, leaving several people injured, officials say. In all, 12 people were hurt and four were stabbed in a riot at Piedmont Correctional Institution, the Salisbury Post reports.