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Officials: Fire at Vale church may have been intentionally set

An early morning fire at a church in Vale is under investigation – fire fighters calling it suspicious. WSIC News Partner Fox 46 reports that at least five fire departments were called to Providence Baptist Church around 2:00. Those crews found heavy flames and smoke coming from the church. The Cooks Volunteer Fire Department tells […]

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Granite Falls man killed in Hickory shooting

PRESS RELEASE Hickory – On Monday, November 6, 2017 at approximately 7:44 P.M., Hickory Police Officers responded to 929 Main Ave SW, Hickory, NC reference a possible shooting Upon arrival officers located the victim, Michael Bryan Gardner, W/M/03-15-1990 of Granite Falls deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. This incident was subsequent to an altercation between […]

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Police looking for missing Hickory man

PRESS RELEASE Hickory – Hickory Police need assistance in locating a missing Hickory man. Deward Charles Gray, also known as “DC”, was last seen wearing blue jeans and a khaki button-up shirt in the 100 block of 39th Ave CT NW in Hickory, NC. Gray possibly walked to the 3900 block of 127 N and […]

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Police investigating after two suffer gunshot wounds in Hickory

PRESS RELEASE Hickory – On Saturday, October 28, 2017 at approximately 2:00 A.M., Eddie Carlos Linder, b/m/37 years of age of Hickory, and Terrall Lee Mitchell, b/m/28 years of age of Hickory, entered Frye Regional Medical Center for treatment. Both Linder and Mitchell were suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds and were admitted for treatment. […]

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Severe weather causes damages, leaves thousands without power

More than 17,000 Catawba County Duke Energy customers waking-up in the dark this morning – despite an earlier estimate to have that taken care of overnight, the outages remain. That is down from nearly 30,000 around 9:30 last night. Iredell County was not hit nearly as bad – less than 50 Duke Energy customers were […]

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New app offers way to report trash and pollution in Catawba River, Lake Norman

FROM PRESS RELEASE (Charlotte, N.C.) The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation has released its Water Watcher app, now available for free in both the Apple and Google Play stores. Focusing on exploring and protecting the waters of the Catawba-Wateree River basin, this first version of the app has eight tools: pollution reporter; trash logger; basin explorer map; […]

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Newton man indicted, accused of embezzling more than $110,000 from FOP Lodge

PRESS RELEASE CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The former Treasurer of a Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, Timothy James Brewer, 63, of Newton, N.C., has been indicted on wire fraud charges for embezzling more than $110,000 from the non-profit organization, announced Jill Westmoreland Rose, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. The federal grand jury […]

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Sheriff’s Office seeks to ID woman accused of using lost debit card

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated A report was filed with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office in reference to the discovery of fraudulent charges on a local victim’s credit card, which had been lost earlier in the day. The pictured subject used the victim’s card at several locations along Turnersburg Highway, and in Hickory, NC. […]

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Newton man ordered to keep picture of pastor killed in DWI crash during prison term

PRESS RELEASE A Newton man will spend at least 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder for a motor vehicle crash that claimed the life of a Caldwell County pastor. Zachariah Arthur Carl, 32, entered his guilty plea during Catawba County Superior Court on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, and was sentenced to […]

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Granite Falls woman accused in Hickory murder will not face death penalty

PRESS RELEASE A Granite Falls woman will not face the death penalty for her involvement in a June 2015 murder. Prosecutors for the State of North Carolina announced during Catawba County Superior Court on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, that they will not pursue capital punishment for 32-year-old Summer Michelle Coleman in connection with the June […]

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