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Trespassing call leads to multiple arrests
Three people were arrested after police responded to a trespassing call on Monday. Vincent Omar Forney, 29, of 1517 A S. Sterling St., was served with warrants for three counts of failure to appear for misdemeanor unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, felony identity theft, felony possession of metha
Man sentenced in federal drug case
ASHEVILLE — A man who was arrested at a Morganton hotel in April will spend 15 years in federal prison. Russell Monroe Dunn Jr., 25, of Lenoir, has been sentenced to 188 months in prison and five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute metham
Former teacher indicted on embezzlement charge
A former teacher and wrestling coach has been indicted on several charges, including an embezzlement charge. Hampton Marshall Boggs, 31, was indicted on a charge of embezzlement of property, according to an arrest report from the Burke County Sheriff’s Office.
Dog shot in head with BB gun
One dog is at home recovering after he was shot in the head multiple times with a BB gun last week. Brownie was found on death’s door in the midst of the snowstorm on Dec. 10, said Gwen Hood, president of A Better Life Animal Rescue.
Digital conversion to begin next year
With COMPAS gearing up to convert to an all-digital cable system in the new year, the Morganton Cable Commission and city council held a joint meeting Dec. 11 to discuss the upcoming changes.
To all who helped refuel our tanks, thank you - Burke County Notebook
Two weeks ago, I got an email from Bonnie Brown, who learned about me, as I learned about her, from Karen Phoenix, Project CARE family consultant. According to its website, North Carolina’s Project CARE (Caregiver Alternatives to Running on Empty), is the “only state-funded, dementia-specific suppor
Preservationist shares journey to save historic village
HILDEBRAN - A search for a family property turned into a mission to preserve local history. Calvin Reyes, co-owner of the historic Henry River Mill Village near Hickory, stopped in Morganton on Nov. 15, to talk about his journey to save a village abandoned first by mill workers, then later by a movi
State legislative bill holding up local boards
While the state board of elections and political parties hash out the how to handle alleged voting irregularities in the 9th Congressional District of North Carolina, local elections boards are in limbo.
Suspect charged with robbing Burger King, Taco Bell for bail money
A Concord woman was arrested in connection with two armed robberies in Newton and Hickory over the weekend, according to a press release from the Newton Police Department. Ashley Elizabeth Riser, 45, is charged with two felony counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon. She was issued a $40,000 secur
Marion man arrested after being found with stolen rescue squad radio
MCDOWELL COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — A Marion man has been arrested and charged after authorities say he was found in possession of stolen goods. Mitchell Lee Gilliland, 28, is charged with possession of stolen goods.
Restaurant inspections (Dec. 7-13)
The following foodservice facilities underwent safety inspections in the past week:. Food safety inspection ratings are based on a 10-point scale. The rating of 90 to 100 is considered an A.
Burke County mugshots (Nov. 25-Dec. 1)
The following mug shots are taken from the top bond amounts from the week of Nov. 25- Dec. 1:. » Pedro Pablo Mercado, 48, of 126 Old Danner Road, in Vilas, NC, was charged with felony conspiracy to traffic cocaine and one misdemeanor count each of speeding in a school zone, driving during revocation
Board approves resolutions on potential school project, calendar flexibility
The Burke County Board of Education passed two different resolutions that revolve around school calendar flexibility and a potential school project Thursday. At last week's work session, board members reviewed a resolution to approve contracts and expenditures related to the potential East Burke sch
Special Enrollment Circumstances Available for Individual Health Insurance
LENOIR, NC (December 15, 2018) — The deadline to enroll for Annual Enrollment was Dec 15th, but there are still other opportunities for enrollment in an ACA Individual Health plan referred to as Special Enrollments. You can still qualify for a plan if you have a Special Enrollment circumstance such
Calendar of events (Sunday, Dec. 16 to Saturday, Dec. 22)
Check out these events taking place around Burke County this week (Dec. 16-22):. Fonta Flora Brewery in Morganton will host its annual Yuletide Art Market from 2-6 p.m. The event will feature 30 vendors selling their original artwork and crafts. The brewery will release a collection of magnum bottle
PHOTOS: "Blue Elves" with Morganton Public Safety
The spirit of giving was seen, heard and felt on Saturday as Morganton Department of Public Safety held their “Blue Elves” event at the Mountain View Recreation Center. Approximately 265 families were invited to the event that gives out Christmas presents to families in need. Ronnie Hudson, a retire
Car collides with school bus on Robinson Road
A four-door Hyundai car collided with a Catawba County school bus 147 on Robinson Road Monday afternoon. The driver of the car was transported by Catawba County Emergency Medical Services to a local hospital.
Board to decide on radio tower
The Burke County Board of Commissioners are expected to hold a public hearing Tuesday evening on whether to allow a tower for a radio station in a neighborhood. The public hearing will be on a request to rezone 4.16 acres located at 2350 Brookwood Drive, Valdese, from its current zoning of Conservat
Flash mob performs at Ingles Toy Store
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — A group from the Dance Factory of Morganton grooved to the sounds of classic Christmas music during a flash mob performance at the Ingles Toy Store in Asheville on Thursday.
GALLERY: Throwback Thursday - This week in 1994
This week's Throwback Thursday gallery takes a look back to this week in 1994. Take a look at what was happening around the the county and the world at that time. See more of The News Herald archives at the History Museum of Burke County, located at 201 E. Meeting St. in downtown Morganton.