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Wednesday, 11 January 2017 05:22

School Systems Delayed Today

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Most area schools are operating on a delayed schedule today (Wednesday, January 11).

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba county schools are all operating on a two-hour delay.  Hickory Public Schools are on a three-hour delay Wednesday.

Newton-Conover City Schools are operating on a regular schedule.

24-year-old Jeremiah Dwayne Belcher of Littlejohn Church Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (January 9) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with failure to appear on a count of felony larceny and felony obtaining property by false pretense. Belcher was locked up in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $50,000 secured bond. No court date was listed.

33-year-old Roy Jonathan Cook was arrested today (Tuesday, January 10) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony non forced breaking and entering. Cook was placed in jail in Morganton where bond is set at $55,000 secured. A court appearance is scheduled for January 30.

35-year-old Amanda Kay Loftin was arrested today (Tuesday, January 10) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony financial transaction card fraud. Loftin is being held in jail in Morganton under the count filed today along with previously filed charges under $123,000 secured bond. A court appearance is scheduled for January 13.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 11:07

Most Schools Delayed on Wednesday

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Most area schools are operating on a delayed schedule tomorrow, Wednesday, January 11.

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba county schools are all operating on a two-hour delay. Hickory Public Schools are on a three-hour delay Wednesday.

Newton-Conover City Schools are operating on a regular schedule.

56-year-old Freddie Joe White was arrested Monday (January 9) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony larceny of property and receiving or possessing stolen goods. White was placed in jail in Morganton under $10,000 secured bond. A court appearance was scheduled for today (Tuesday, January 10).

33-year-old Maria Leslie Randall has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers on one count of felony identity theft.

On November 21 of last year, the Sheriff’s Office took a report in which a male victim was notified by LifeLock that someone had attempted to open a credit card in his name on November 3. The suspect, Maria Randall, had access to the victim’s personal identifying information through her employer. Throughout the investigation, evidence was discovered confirming that Randall was responsible for the identity theft.

Randall was arrested on January 5 and given a $1,500 secured bond. Her next appearance in Iredell Co. District Court was set for May 19.

27-year-old Rusty Dwayne Johnson of Deerwood Trail in Vale was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:30 last night on one misdemeanor count of resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer. He was also arrested on outstanding warrants for felony larceny of a motor vehicle and two misdemeanor counts of larceny, plus single misdemeanor counts of second-degree trespassing and failure to appear, as well as another count of resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer.

He was arrested after Police responded to a civil disturbance at the Salvation Army in Hickory. Officers identified Johnson, who initially gave them an alias. Johnson then attempted to flee on foot, but was apprehended on 8th Street Drive S.E. after a brief foot chase.

Police learned Johnson’s true identity as he was processed and found the outstanding warrants for his arrest at that time.

Following his arrest, Johnson was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $28,400 secured bond. District Court appearances were scheduled for January 13 & 27 and February 2 & 15.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 08:13

Wanted Suspect Arrested In Iredell County

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34-year-old Brandon Eugene Gibbs of Primrose Drive in Stony Point was arrested Saturday (January 7) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with second degree kidnapping, assault on a female, and larceny.

Saturday at 11:26 a.m. Deputies responded to 820 Chal Drive in reference to an assault. Upon further investigation Brandon Eugene Gibbs was found to have outstanding warrants against him. The warrants stemmed from incidents that occurred January 5.

Detective Carron Griffiths had been assigned to investigate after a female victim came to the Sheriff’s Office to report an incident. Gibbs is alleged to have lured the victim to his home by claiming he needed help with a flat tire. When she arrived the suspect dragged the victim into his home and assaulted her numerous times.  The investigator took out warrants following the investigation but was unable to locate the suspect on that day.

Gibbs was taken into custody Saturday without incident and transported to the Iredell County Detention Center. He was jailed without bond due to the domestic nature of the charges. A District Court date is set for January 30.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 06:13

WHKY Radio Now On FM Dial

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WHKY Radio has been heard on the AM dial for more than 76 years, starting today, it can also be heard on the FM dial.

WHKY Radio in Hickory officially joined the FM dial today. Programming heard on 1290 AM can also be heard at 102.3 FM. The programming will be exactly the same on both frequencies. WHKY has aired a talk radio format since the late 1980s, featuring Doug Stephan, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Mark Levin in it's program lineup. Nighttime programming on WHKY includes NASCAR talk and sports talk. Coast to Coast AM with George Noory is on the air during the overnight hours.    

WHKY also airs local programming, including the weekday morning program "First Talk With Hal Row" which is on the air from 7-9 a.m. Monday through Friday. Hal Row has hosted that show since 2000. You can also hear local news with Rob Eastwood and local sports brought to you by Jason Savage. Local news and sports airs all-day, seven days a week on WHKY. You can also hear Jason Savage on “Sports Talk” Thursday nights at 9:00, along with local coverage of Hickory High School football and basketball games.

The addition of the FM frequency will allow WHKY to reach even more listeners in Catawba and surrounding counties. So starting today, you have the choice to tune to WHKY Radio on 1290 AM or 102.3 FM.

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