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29-year-old Justin Biggs of Kincaid Hill Drive in Lenoir was arrested today (December 5) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with three felony counts of indecent liberties with a child.

On November 9, 2017, the Lenoir Police Department began an investigation into reports of physical assault by a teacher at William Lenoir Middle School. After a several week investigation, the case was heard by the Grand Jury in Caldwell County on Monday (December 4). Indictments were returned by the Grand Jury for the three felony counts. Following his arrest earlier today, Biggs was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $150,000 secured bond. No court date had been scheduled.

Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 828-758-8300 or the Lenoir Police Department at 828-757-2100.  

The Hickory Fire Fighters Association is providing over 100 Hickory-area children from low-income families with brand-new winter coats.  For the second consecutive year, Hickory Firefighters have partnered with Operation Warm, a national non-profit that works with Firefighters across the U.S.A. and Canada.

This year, Hickory Firefighters has provided coats to children at Southwest Elementary School on 32nd Street S.W. in Hickory.  The Firefighters were scheduled to arrive at Southwest Elementary this morning (December 5) to personally fit each child with a new coat.

The Firefighters receive support from the Hickory & Catawba County community and from the Professional Firefighters & Paramedics of North Carolina.

To donate, click here.

Tuesday, 05 December 2017 10:18

Felony Drug Charges Filed Against Hiddenite Man

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22-year-old William Thomas Willet of Hiddenite was arrested last Tuesday (November 28) by Alexander County Sheriff's Officers. According to information released Monday (December 4), he's charged with felony counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance and possession of controlled substance on prison or jail premises. Willet was placed in jail under $8,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for December 18.

Caldwell County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will collect new, unwrapped toys for children with the first ever “Fill the Ambulance with Toys” event. EMS will have an ambulance with staff parked at Chick-fil-A Restaurant at Smith Crossroads, 116 Wilkesboro Blvd. SE, in Lenoir, on Saturday, December 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to help “Fill the Ambulance” with toys by bringing by a new, unwrapped toy for a child age toddler to pre- teens.

All toys collected will be given to the Caldwell County Department of Social Services to distribute to children in need. In addition to EMS and the ambulance, Santa Claus will be on the scene to visit with families and have photos taken with the children. The toys collected will be taken to DSS on the following Monday for them to distribute to families for Christmas. For more information about the EMS “Fill the Ambulance” event, contact Trista Hodges with Caldwell County EMS at 828-757-1424.

Tuesday, 05 December 2017 06:54

Man Charged With Destroying Antitheft Device

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23-year-old Michael Coy Reed was arrested today (December 5) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony larceny by destroying antitheft device. Reed was placed in jail in Morganton under $5,000 secured bond. A court appearance is scheduled for January 22.

Hickory City Council meets in regular session tonight at 7:00 at Council Chambers in the Julian G. Whitener Municipal Building. Ward 4 Alderman-Elect David Williams, Ward 5 Alderman David Zagaroli, Ward 6 Alderwoman Jill Patton and Mayor-Elect Hank Guess will all take the oath of office. In addition, council will elect the Mayor Pro Tempore for the Calendar Year 2018 and appoint a City Attorney for the Calendar Year 2018.

22-year-old William Austin Blankenship of Stony Point and 27-year-old Samantha Vono Blankenship of Taylorsville were both arrested last Tuesday (November 28) by Alexander County Sheriff's Officers. According to information released yesterday (December 4) they're each charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance, and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substances. Both suspects were placed in jail under $25,000 secured bond. They each have District Court appearances scheduled for December 18.

Tuesday, 05 December 2017 04:51

Woman Arrested In Lincolnton On Felony Drug Charge

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40-year-old Brenda Misty Story was arrested Saturday (December 2) by authorities in Lincoln County. She's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Story was arrested at an address on East Main Street in Lincolnton at 7:34 a.m. Saturday. She was placed in jail in Lincolnton under $7,000 secured bond. A District Court date is scheduled for next Monday, December 11.

23-year-old Travis Hunter Edwards of Ann Avenue in Newton was arrested Monday (December 4) by Probation and Parole Officers. He's charged with felony probation violation, possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. Edwards was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $12,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for next Monday, December 11. Hunter is also scheduled to appear in District Court January 30.

26-year-old Timothy Nathan Minton of Millers Creek was arrested last Tuesday (November 28) by Alexander County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of possession of controlled substance, the specific drug is unspecified, and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substances. Minton was placed in jail under $20,000 secured bond. A court appearance is scheduled for next Monday, December 11.

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