Catawba County

  NC firefighters prepping for the heat wave

With temperatures expected in the mid-90s, officials say any fire can be dangerous for firefighters.

  Man who killed Hickory woman by setting her on fire gets 25 years in prison

  Cleanup at local High School after wind causes major damage

  Former Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Office captain pleads guilty in cyber stalking case

  Catawba man charged with murder for killing wife appears in court for first time

  Man wanted in wife’s murder in Catawba Co. now in custody

  24 shots fired in drive-by towards Long View home, police say

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86-year-old woman killed in crash in Catawba County

  Hickory Union Square businesses trying to survive construction zone

  Woman pleads guilty to killing 17-year-old, sentence shocks victim’s family

  Suspect arrested in shooting that killed teen, injured toddler caught in crossfire

  Drone helps catch man who ran from police in Granite Falls

3 charged for lying about robbery to cover up accidental shooting in Catawba County

Man convicted of sex crimes against minor subject to deportation

Ignacio Cortez Macedo, 36 of Claremont, pleaded guilty to second-degree forcible sex offence and indecent liberties with a child, court officials say.

Former NC District, Superior Court judge charged with sex offense with child

Dan Green is charged with felony statutory sex offense with a child, disseminating obscene material, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to the Buncombe County District Attorney’s Office.

Rocky the dog learns the hard way to never chase opossums into drain pipes after dark

Photos posted on Facebook by the town of Claremont show Rocky, a pit bull, had been advancing on his belly in the pipe when he ran out of room.

Seizure of more than $250,000 in drugs leads to woman’s arrest in Catawba County

Bumgarner was in possession of 11 ounces of methamphetamine and had her 2001 Dodge Truck seized by Caldwell County officials, according to authorities.

  Bump stock ban goes into effect. But what if you still have one?

Gov. Cooper declares April ‘NC Beer Month’ to celebrate local breweries

Missing NC man last seen in early March, vehicle found empty

2-hour rescue completed after person falls on trail behind Walmart in Conover

  Pair escape after neighbor breaks into Claremont home, sets kitchen aflame

  NC girl chosen as Gerber’s adorable new Spokesbaby

Crews battle 2-alarm fire at 5-story industrial facility in Conover

According to the Conover Fire Department, the fire is burning at a five-story industrial facility on Simpson Street SW.

  Kidnapping suspect in custody after shooting, fire in Catawba County

The two scenes are just a couple of blocks apart by road - closer through a wooded area - on Pine Bark Court and Fairway Drive near Hwy 10 and the town of Newton.

NC woman who drugged 10-year-old girl, sexually assaulted her sentenced to prison

She committed the crime in 2010 along with a man who pleaded guilty last month.

  Daycare roof collapses in Catawba County, children sent to other facility

No one was injured when a day care roof collapsed in Catawba County Wednesday night.

No charges filed in fatal deputy-involved crash in Catawba County

The wreck happened around 1 a.m. on McDonald Parkway at 12th Ave Drive NE, closing the area for a time.

Man wanted in Hickory McDonald’s stabbing arrested

Richard Lenoir Church III, 45, was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

1 charged, 1 killed in crash after car goes into creek

One person was killed in a car crash Wednesday morning after the vehicle went into a creek.

ALERT: Callers pretending to be deputies in jury duty scam in Catawba County

According to the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office, deputies have received several reports from citizens that they have received calls from someone identifying themselves as a deputy.

Man arrested after female, family member assaulted in Catawba County

Deputies are searching for De Andre Jerome Mack, who they say is considered armed and dangerous.

Hickory man convicted on robbery felony charges after pleading guilty

A Hickory man was charged in connection to multiple robberies from 2016.

  Hickory man hospitalized after shots fired at home

Police say a 28-year-old man was at a home on S Center Street when someone fired a gun.

Woman arrested in Hickory pharmacy robbery, police chase

Police say 39-year-old Rebecca Miller went into the CVS Pharmacy on Highway 127 S around 8:40 p.m. Friday and demanded medication at gunpoint.

Multi-vehicle accident leaves three with serious injuries in Catawba County

The Catawba County Highway Patrol responded to an accident that had occurred off of Slanting Bridge Rd. involving multiple vehicles.

One suspect dead from self-inflicted gunshot, another arrested following armed robbery, chase

An armed robbery in Catawba County on Friday evening resulted in a police chase, an arrest of one suspect and the death of another from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Saturday morning.

  Federal workers affected by shutdown turn to local non-profits for help

A local non-profit group in Catawba County says federal workers affected by the partial government shutdown are now turning to them for help with food and paying bills.

Man arrested on felony drug charges after fleeing from police

Catawba County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a man on Sunday afternoon following a chase that took place throughout Maiden and Newton.

Man stabbed multiple times in Catawba County

According to the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened on on Edna Street in Catawba as deputies responded to a report of a stabbing around 11 p.m.

Catawba County confirms 14th case of rabies this year

Catawba County Animal Services confirmed on Monday afternoon that they were handling their 14th case of rabies discovered in the area in 2018.

  Ground broken for amphitheater at Conover Station

The complex was started more than a decade ago when the city decided not to take a wrecking ball to a closed down factory building. Instead, the building was renovated and now houses NC Works, a library, meeting space and more.

One killed in Catawba County crash

The single-vehicle crash happened at Exit 130, 1st St West, on I-40 eastbound.

Man served with outstanding warrant for murder in Catawba County

A Hickory man was served with an outstanding warrant for murder after a woman died from injuries sustained during a stabbing early Monday morning.

  Winter storm damages marinas around Lake Norman

Several local marinas were heavily damaged by the winter storm that rolled through the Carolina’s this weekend.

  Hickory battles slushy side roads ahead of Monday work day

Private plows across the area work late into the night, and neighbors shovel side streets.

  Bread and milk flying off the shelves in the NC foothills

City workers, NCDOT crews, and the guys from Duke Energy will be working together to get through this storm. For instance, in a case where power lines are down, plow truck drivers will be told by electricians if its safe enough to continue plowing in said area.

  Local soybean harvest underway, farmers see prices down due to trade war

Farmer Van Proctor put a lot of work into his soybean fields this year and it shows.

Conover man sentenced for 2017 assault

A Conover man was sentenced in Catawba County Superior Court today for an assault case that took place in 2017.

  Plea in double murder gains witness for the state

Plea deal in double murder case for Catawba suspect.

  More than 900k power outages restored in the Carolinas

In addition to having no lights or a way to cook, many students in the Charlotte area were out of class due to Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools being out of power.

  500k lost power as TS Storm Michael moved through the Carolinas

Most of the damage done to power lines was due to downed trees, which officials say all came on very quickly after Tropical Storm Michael’s winds whipped through our area.

  Catawba County confirms eleventh case of rabies in 2018

11th case of rabies confirmed in Catawba County.

  Despite heavy opposition, Harrisburg town council votes to move forward with development project

Despite heavy opposition, Harrisburg town council votes to move forward with development project

Woman convicted in Catawba County car-shooting case

Woman convicted in Catawba County shooting.

Credit card skimmers arrested in Harrisburg

Two arrested for credit card-skimming in Harrisburg.

Second arrest made in Concord robberies case

Concord police arrest man in recent robbery case.

Fire damages two homes in Concord

Fire damages two homes in Concord.

Man wanted after armed robbery at Cubbard Express in Hickory

The robbery happened around 11:30 p.m. at the Cubbard Express on the 900 block of 16th Street NE.

Burke Co. police arrest man after 25-mile motorcycle chase

Burke County police arrest man following 25-mile motorcycle chase.

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Haylea Salamon selected as a Top 30 finalist for NCAA Woman of the Year

In addition to her academic prowess, Salamon was exceptional on the track, earning SAC Female Field Athlete of the Year honors in 2015 and 2016. She won three SAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the discus while placing in the top 10 in the shot put, javelin and hammer throw all four years.

Man arrested after 50 lbs of meth found in vehicle in Catawba County

Christopher Bryan Salvador Marinez was arrested and charged with two felony counts of trafficking methamphetamine. Officials say he was also wanted on separate charges in another state.

Crews respond after tree falls on house in Conover

Fire crews said they were responding to a structural collapse with a tree on a house.

Police seek suspects in Catawba County armed robberies

Surveillance video does not help in identifying who the crook or crooks were. Investigators are asking the public to look at surveillance video to see if they recognize the person's walk and mannerisms.

  Gas grill caused deadly Hickory fire

The body of 63-year-old Gary Michael Martin was found on the second floor of the home, the fire marshal said.

  Vaping device explodes in face, man flown to hospital in Catawba County

The vaping device exploded in a man's face, leaving serious facial injuries.

Wood chips spilled across NC 16 in Catawba County, road closed for hours

The wreck happened just before 2 p.m. at the intersection of NC 16 and NC 10 near Newton.

  'Dangerous' gunman accused in deadly Catawba Co. shooting captured

The shooting happened just after 10 p.m. at a home on Curlee Road.

Skunk tests positive for rabies in Catawba County's sixth case of the year

A skunk tested positive for rabies in Catawba County on Sunday, marking the county's sixth case this year.

  Ex-girlfriend of Jason Reid preparing lawsuit against county over GPS tracking device

Reid was indicted in June on two felony charges and three misdemeanors stemming from the allegations he used a GPS tracking device from the sheriff's office to keep tabs on his ex-girlfriend.

Multiple crews battle house fire in Catawba County

Conover Fire said they were assisting the St. Stephens Fire Department to control the fire in the residential area.

  Former Catawba Co Sheriff captain indicted on multiple charges

Former Catawba County Sheriff's Office Captain Jason Reid has been indicted on multiple charges following a months-long investigation by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.

Man accused of beating girlfriend for hours, keeping her 'prisoner' for days

Police say a woman went into the police department lobby around 3:40 a.m. Monday, saying she just escaped from her boyfriend, who had "kept her prisoner" and assaulted her for several days.

296 Lenoir-Rhyne University student-athletes named to the 2017-18 Athletic Director's Honor Roll

Lenoir-Rhyne also led the South Atlantic Conference with 198 student-athletes on the Commissioner's honor roll as announced last week.

  Severe storms bring down trees, cause power outages in several counties

Thousands are without power after strong storms swept through the WBTV viewing area late Thursday night.

  Man accused of holding girlfriend against her will, assaulting her faces several charges

A man who was wanted for allegedly holding his girlfriend against her will and repeatedly assaulting her inside a Catawba County home for several days has been arrested.

Skunk tests positive for rabies in Catawba County's fourth case of the year

Two dogs came in contact with the skunk in Maiden Thursday.

  Wanted man accused of assaulting, holding girlfriend against her will in Catawba Co. home

The victim told deputies that Shook reportedly held her against her will inside a home on Viewpoint Road for three days.