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32-year-old Alvin William Ingram was arrested today (Monday, March 9) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony non forced breaking and entering. Following the arrest, Ingram was placed in jail under $10,000 secured bond. A court appearance is scheduled for March 30.

Monday, 09 March 2015 13:55

Hickory Man Busted for Crack & Marijuana

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24-year-old Kevin Lee Hill, Jr. of 8th Street Place S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before 3 p.m. (yesterday) on one felony count of possession of cocaine and one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana up to half an ounce.

Hill was arrested after Officers saw a suspicious vehicle parked at the Ridgeview Recreation Center in Hickory. Officers smelled marijuana as they approached. Each of the vehicle’s two occupants were searched, leading to the discovery of 1.6 grams of marijuana and 1.8 grams of crack cocaine on Hill’s person.

Hill was taken into custody without incident. The other person was not charged. Hill was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $3,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today in Newton.

55-year-old Mary Massey Roark of Northside Drive in Hiddenite was arrested by Hickory Police at about 6 p.m. yesterday (March 8) on three felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense.

She was arrested after three stolen checks were made out to Mary Roark and subsequently cashed. The checks were drawn from the victim’s account at the Telco Credit Union. The victim, a Morganton man, said his checkbook had been stolen.

Roark was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $5,000, secured. A first appearance in District Court was set for today in Newton.

23-year-old Brandon Thomas Shepple of Ole Country Lane in Claremont was arrested today (Monday, March 9) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, break or enter a motor vehicle, larceny of a firearm, and misdemeanor probation violation. Following the arrest, Shepple was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $45,000 bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for March 18.

Monday, 09 March 2015 09:30

Guns Stolen From Pawn Shop In Taylorsville

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The theft of handguns from a pawn shop in Taylorsville is currently under investigation. According to published reports, investigators say as many as 14 handguns were stolen during a break-in at Mr. G's Pawn and Trade this morning (Monday, March 9). The pawn shop is located a block away from the Taylorsville Police Department.

18-year-old Brandon Lee Sprouse was arrested Saturday (March 7) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with indecent liberties with a child. Following the arrest, Sprouse was placed in jail under $100,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, March 9).

32-year-old Robin Marie Whisnant was arrested Sunday (March 8) by authorities in Burke County. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Following the arrest, Whisnant was placed in jail under $5,000 secured bond. A court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, March 9).

Monday, 09 March 2015 06:53

Home Destroyed In Burke County Fire

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A Burke County home was destroyed Sunday after an attic fire spread to other parts of the house. According to a published report, Lovelady Fire and Rescue responded to the home on Flat Gap Road in Connelly Springs around 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. The published report says Lovelady Chief Winfield Abee reports that the fire started in the attic and destroyed the second floor of the home. The elderly couple who lived in the house were not home at the time.

According to the report, firefighters were able to contain the fire to the second floor, although the first floor sustained some smoke and water damage. The Fire Marshal's Office has ruled the cause of the fire undetermined at this time.

The residents had been in the process of renovating the home, it is now uninhabitable as a result of the fire damage. The report says they had already invested in a new roof, new insulation and new siding. The structure is being considered a total loss, although some property on the first floor may be salvageable.

Responding agencies included fire and rescue officials from Lovelady, Valdese, George Hildebran, Triple Community, Drexel, Glen Alpine, Burke County REACT, Burke County EMS, and the Burke County fire marshal.

Monday, 09 March 2015 06:31

CVCC Job Fair Scheduled For Tuesday

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The annual CVCC Job Fair will be held at Catawba Valley Community College Tuesday (March 10) from 1 to 5 p.m., in CVCC’s Tarlton Complex on the main campus. There is no charge for job seekers to attend or for employers to recruit workers.

Employers from the Catawba Valley and across the state are invited to participate and set up exhibits to offer employment information about their company and to take applications from the public. Over 800 people attended 2014 Job Fair seeking information about career possibilities and job openings.

Job Fair 2015 is a collaborative effort with CVCC, Catawba County Social Services, NCWorks Career Center - Catawba, Lenoir-Rhyne University and the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce.

Visit www.cvcc.edu/Job_Fair for a complete list of participating employers and to register for express entry to the event. For more information, contact CVCC’s Career Center at 828-327-7000, ext. 4690 or careercenter@cvcc.edu.

44-year-old Jeffrey Douglas Blevins of Richie Road in Taylorsville was arrested Sunday (March 8) by Hudson Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of synthetic cannabnoid, and possession of marijuana. Following the arrest, Blevins was detained at the Caldwell County Detention Center under $15,000 secured bond. He’s scheduled to make District Court appearances April 7 and May 7.