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Morganton duo face drug charges

Add digital to current active Sunday - Friday print subscription A Morganton duo is facing drug charges after police searched their home and found illegal substances. Michael Brenton Leonard, 49, and Karen Lackey Ray, 46, of 911 St. Mary's Church Rd in Morganton, both were charged on Friday with fe

MORGANTON NEWS HERALD - 2018-03-20 22:05:00

Charlotte teens charged with making school bomb threats

CHARLOTTE, NC - The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has charged two juveniles with making bomb threats to Hawthorne Academy. The school resource officer got a tip about the threats at 9 a.m. Wednesday morning and investigated. Both students were interviewed and a search was made. No bombs w

WSOC-TV - 2018-03-21 19:45:05

Woman charged with revenge porn on ex

A woman is accused of violating the state's revenge porn law after detectives say she posted her ex-boyfriend's nude photos on Facebook. Gabriel Alexandra Husarenko, 19, of Hickory, is charged with felony disclosure of private images. Her arrest comes days after she filed a report accusing her ex-bo

GASTON GAZETTE - 2018-03-20 20:35:41

Lenoir man accused of attempting to lure women into apartment, proposition them for sex

A Lenoir man is accused of attempting to lure women to his apartment and propositioning them to engage in a sex act for money. Shane Phillips, 48, was arrested and charged with solicitation of prostitution. Police say Phillips lured several women in under the pretense of applying to clean his apart

WBTV - 2018-03-21 14:52:12

One person trapped inside car for 45 minutes after single-vehicle crash

HICKORY - One person was airlifted to an Asheville hospital Sunday after being trapped inside a wrecked car for about 45 minutes. Kevin Huffman, 23, of Connelly Springs, suffered serious injuries to his lower body when the car he was riding in crashed into a tree, said Trooper K.B. Robinson of the N

HICKORY DAILY RECORD - 2018-03-20 14:00:00

Man cited after wrecking on I-40

Add digital to current active Sunday - Friday print subscription A box truck lays on its side down an embankment after a Morganton man ran off the interstate. A Morganton man was charged after he wrecked and overturned his vehicle on Interstate 40 on Monday afternoon. Charles Wells, 32, of Morganto

MORGANTON NEWS HERALD - 2018-03-20 21:36:00

North Carolina woman arrested for posting nude photos online

LINCOLNTON, N.C. (AP) - Authorities in North Carolina are accusing a woman of posting nude photos of her former boyfriend on Facebook. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Tuesday that 19-year-old Gabriel Alexandra Husarenko of Hickory was arrested at her residence and charged

WBTV - 2018-03-20 20:14:30

Detectives searching for suspects in Iron Station armed robbery

LINCOLNTON - Three suspects escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash after holding an Iron Station store clerk at gunpoint Saturday morning, according to a Lincoln County Sheriff's Office press release. The Family Dollar store in the 4700 block of Highway 27 East was robbed at approximately 8:13 a

HICKORY DAILY RECORD - 2018-03-21 14:05:00

Crews responding to another reported explosion in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas - Authorities in Austin say they are responding to another reported explosion that has injured at least one person. Lori Brown, reporter for FOX station KDFW in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, posted a video to her verified twitter page, showing first responders heading to the scene, which

FOX46CHARLOTTE.COM - 2018-03-21 03:32:00

Woman hides alcohol under porch after crashing into car

Add digital to current active Sunday - Friday print subscription A Morganton woman was charged with driving while impaired after she crashed into a car and hid alcohol under a nearby porch. The Morganton Department of Public Safety arrested Vicki Susan Poitinger, 54, of Morganton, around 7:45 p.m.

MORGANTON NEWS HERALD - 2018-03-20 21:37:00

Connelly Springs man killed in wreck

Add digital to current active Sunday - Friday print subscription A Connelly Springs man was killed in a head-on collision Sunday morning. Carolos Geovanni Giron-Del Valle, 31, was driving a Honda south on U.S. Highway 64 in Morganton when a Hyundai driven by Jada Tivon Jolly, 19, of Shelby, crossed

MORGANTON NEWS HERALD - 2018-03-19 21:40:00

Boone celebrates inaugural St. Patrick's Day parade

BOONE - A sea of green could be seen in downtown Boone on March 17 for the inaugural St. Patrick's Day parade. Boone Director of Cultural Resources Pilar Fotta said she was thrilled with how the event turned out, only having two months to pull the parade together. Fotta said the Cultural Resources d

WATAUGA DEMOCRAT - 2018-03-20 18:20:00

Owner of CMS program, PlaySpanish, arrested for indecent liberties with a child

CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - The owner of PlaySpanish, a local Charlotte company that teaches Spanish to children, has been arrested after he reportedly inappropriately touched a 7-year-old girl. Ricardo Mata, 52, was taken into custody sometime between Friday and Saturday, March 17 and charged wi


Night Out in Morganton - March 16-17

The warmer weather combined with a plethora of live music performances around downtown Morganton on Friday and Saturday night helped to pack most of the local venues, including The Grind Cafe, Catawba Brewing Co., Homer's Soda Shop, Brown Mountain Bottleworks and more. With St. Patrick's Day also fa

MORGANTON NEWS HERALD - 2018-03-19 23:25:00

Two people cut with knife in front of public safety office

Add digital to current active Sunday - Friday print subscription A woman was charged Sunday after cutting two people with a knife in front of the Morganton Department of Public Safety headquarters. Susan Renee Beamon, 19, of College Street in Morganton, was charged in the assault, which happened ar

MORGANTON NEWS HERALD - 2018-03-19 21:51:00

McDowell County authorities charge mother-son duo after illegal substance sent to jail

McDowell County authorities have charged a mother-son duo with sending an illegal controlled substance to an inmate at the McDowell County jail. Doris Ann Cochran, 62, of Marion, is charged with conspiracy to sell and deliver a Schedule III controlled substance and providing contraband to an inmate.

WLOS.COM - 2018-03-20 11:55:20

Gaston County killer named as guard attacker

A Gaston County teen who pleaded guilty to a double killing last year has been named a suspect in a prison attack that left a corrections officer in Morganton with serious injuries. Jose Rios, 19, was just 17 years old when he killed 33-year-old Derreck Monique Brice and Brice's cousin, Lashea Jeani

GASTON GAZETTE - 2018-03-20 01:08:00

Digging deeper into stabbing at Morganton jai

Good morning everyone. How are you? It's Christine Sperow. Today is Monday, March 19. Here is a first look at the stories we're following now on WBTV News This Morning. Turn us on as soon as you wake up! The incident at Foothills Correctional Institute in Morganton is being investigated. A correctio


Name of inmate involved in prison attack released

Add digital to current active Sunday - Friday print subscription Authorities have released the name of the inmate involved in an attack at Foothills Correctional Institution in Morganton. Jose Rios, 19, injured a correctional officer with a homemade weapon around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, said Jerry Higg


Morganton grocery store closing will affect local soup kitchen

Southern Grocers announced last week that bankruptcy issues will force the company to close 94 grocery stores across several states this year. Among those shutting their doors, are several Bi Lo stores in North Carolina. That will put a lot of people out of work, though state officials are hoping th

WBTV - 2018-03-19 20:45:27