When 60 year old Jerry Lewis Woods appeared before a judge in Catawba County last week on a first appearance in connection with a Christmas Eve murder in Hickory, it was not the first time he has faced such as charge.
Not much pain at the pump this holiday season for drivers. Gasoline prices in the foothills are close to $2.10 a gallon in many places. At one intersection near Newton, two stations are competing for the lowest price and it is down to $1.97 there.
According to the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, 49-year-old Eric Lee Watson and 40-year-old Melisa Diana Triplett were charged with larceny, possession of stolen goods and conspiracy to commit larceny.
Snow and sleet accumulations of 3 to 11 inches with a light glaze of ice are possible, according to the NWS. WBTV’s team of meteorologists are forecasting very similar numbers across the viewing area as of Thursday afternoon.
The High Country Crimestoppers, in association with the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office and the US Marshall’s, are actively seeking information regarding the whereabouts of a man wanted for abducting a minor in Washington County, VA.
Winter weather conditions have come and gone in the foothills, but the temperature is expected to drop once more as we head into Friday. This means crews with North Carolina Department of Transportation will be keeping a watchful eye on road conditions.
As much as half an inch of ice coated tree limbs, causing many to break. Some roads were blocked by falling trees or branches. In many places the limbs came down on power lines, and thousands were out of power by the afternoon.
Avery County officials say a man who was on a dangerous crime run, traveled through and broke into vehicles at an Avery County hospital while trying evade law enforcement before DNA was able to lead to his eventual arrest.
Four people are now behind bars and two more being sought in connection with an armed robbery last week at the Tobacco to Go store in Granite Falls where crooks zip tied a store clerk’s hands and then wrapped her in tape.
The ballot question is at the end. Officials are hoping Caldwell County voters on Tuesday won’t overlook it. It asks voters if they would agree to an increase in the sales tax by .25%. In effect, that is one fourth of one penny per dollar. On a $100 sales, it would increase the current tax by 25 ce
Following the murders in Pittsburgh at a synagogue over the weekend, two jewish organizations on the campus of Appalachian State university have stepped up their efforts to hold what they call a “Two Days against Hate” rally next month.