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Monday, 11 December 2017 09:48

Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle; Seriously Injured

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At 11:05 last night (Sunday, December 10), a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt struck a pedestrian, 44-year-old Jimmy Lee Clevenger of Hickory, on the 400 block of 14th Ave N.E.  The Chevrolet, which was driven by 33-year-old Derval Anthony Hamilton of Hickory, was traveling west on 14th Avenue N.E.  Mr. Clevenger was standing stationary in the westbound lane when the collision occurred.

Mr. Clevenger sustained critical injuries due to the collision.  He was transported by Catawba County E.M.S. to Catawba Valley Medical Center.  He was then taken by MedCenter Air to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.  Mr. Hamilton did not sustain any injuries.

No charges have been filed.  According to Police, speed nor impairment were factors in the crash.

Monday, 11 December 2017 06:08

Lenoir Man Charged With Stealing Vehicle

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40-year-old Stacey Edward Barrier of Rattlesnake Lane in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (December 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of auto larceny, obtaining property by false pretense, and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Barrier was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $20,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (December 11).

A man who spent more than two months on the Burke County most wanted list was arrested last week. 45-year-old Larry Christopher York was arrested last Wednesday (December 6) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony probation violation and misdemeanor simple assault. York was arrested shortly before noon last Wednesday at an address on Ed Mull Street in Glen Alpine. He'd been on the most wanted list since September 22. York was placed in jail in Morganton under $10,500 secured bond, he was still in jail as of earlier today (December 11). He has a Superior Court appearance January 2 and a District Court date January 8.  

Authorities in Burke County are continuing to seek several wanted suspects including 20-year-old David Yoseph Mally. He's wanted for probation violation. The probation was imposed on a prior felony breaking and entering charge. Mally's last known address was 202 State Road, Unit C, in Morganton. Mally has been on the Burke County most wanted list since September 22.

You can see the entire list of suspects wanted by authorities in Burke County at www.burkesheriff.org. If you have any information on any of the suspects on the list, call the Sheriff's Office at 828-438-5500. You can also e-mail information to admin@burkesheriff.org. If you'd like to submit an anonymous tip you can do so through Morganton-Burke Crime Stoppers, their number is 828-437-3333.

Monday, 11 December 2017 05:46

Drug Charges Lodged Against Maiden Man

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30-year-old Paul Edward Swino of Startown Road in Maiden was arrested Sunday (December 10) by Conover Police Officers. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine, simple possession of schedule II controlled substance, misdemeanor larceny, possession of stolen goods, and resisting a public officer. Swino was locked up in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $8,000 bond. District Court appearances are scheduled for Tuesday (December 12) and February 21.

30-year-old Derek Dwayne Calloway of Hartland Road in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (December 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and obtaining property by false pretense. Calloway was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $20,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (December 11).

Monday, 11 December 2017 05:32

Lenoir Man Charged With Drug, Forgery Offenses

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36-year-old Sterling Dion Dula of Miller Hill Road in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (December 9) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine, uttering a forged instrument, and obtaining property by false pretense. Dula was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court date is set for December 11, a Superior Court appearance is scheduled for January 8.

Monday, 11 December 2017 05:05

Hudson Man Charged With Weapon Offense

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34-year-old Timothy Wayne Bolick of Lick Mountain Road in Hudson was arrested Friday (December 8) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling or moving vehicle. Bolick was given a custody release, he's scheduled to appear in Superior Court January 8.

Monday, 11 December 2017 04:52

Delays Announced For Schools In Hickory Metro

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Schools systems across the Hickory Metro area have announced delays this morning (December 11) due to the potential for difficult travel conditions.

Alexander County Schools, Burke County Schools, and Hickory Public Schools are all on a two-hour delay for students and staff. Catawba County Schools are on a two-hour delay for students, staff should consider safety before reporting. Caldwell County Schools are on a two-hour delay for students, no instructions are given as far as staff is concerned except to please exercise caution when traveling. Newton-Conover City Schools are on a one-hour delay for students, staff reports at regular time.

Friday, 08 December 2017 16:25

Winter Storm Warning Issued For Hickory Metro

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The National Weather Service has Issued a winter storm warning for much of western North Carolina, including Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba Counties. The latest forecast, issued this afternoon (December 8), is calling for 6-10 inches of snow. The warning is in effect until 12 noon Saturday (December 9). 

Snow began falling before noon in parts of the region. There were reports of slick roads in the Hickory Metro, with secondary roads reported to be more hazardous.

Due to the weather, Pancakes with Santa presented by Christ alive church in Newton has been postponed until Saturday, December 23. 

Click “weather” at this website for updates 24 hours a day.  

24-year-old Carlos Enrique Contreras of Carpentersville, Illinois was arrested by Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Officers Wednesday (December 6) as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state.  He also faces charges for assault on a government official and resisting a public officer.  Contreras was wanted in Kane County, Illinois for aggravated battery on a peace officer.

He was served the fugitive warrant at the Catawba Co. Detention Facility, where he has been in custody since October 11 of this year.  Bond on the fugitive warrant was set at $20,000, secured; however, the Catawba County website indicates that he is currently being held without bond.  An appearance in District Court was scheduled yesterday (December 7) in Newton.

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