Catawba Co.

Woman killed in Catawba County crash, troopers looking for woman’s dog

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the scene on I-40 East near Exit 133 (Rock Barn Road) around 3:45 a.m.

  No campus tailgating allowed for first two App. State home games

  ‘We had no choice’: Alexander County Schools cut out bible verses from donated planners

  Picnic shelters in NC will open for up to 50 people starting Friday evening

2 residents, staff worker test positive for coronavirus at Catawba County nursing home

Man in critical condition, another injured in Hickory shooting

  ‘Trump Boat Parade’ hits water at Lake James

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President Trump supporters take 40-mile ’road rally’ through Burke, Catawba County

  Collections begin for victims of Hurricane Laura

Leader, members of N.C. meth trafficking ring sentenced to prison

Burke County man charged with breaking into church, stealing televisions

COVID-19 outbreak confirmed in Hickory hospital

  Pilot escapes unharmed after crashing small plane onto I-40

Armed robbery suspects lead police on foot chase through woods in Hickory

Hickory Police have arrested two suspects in an armed robbery.

  Boone police start new program to handle party noise, will not expose officers to coronavirus

With students back at Appalachian State University, Boone police say they are preparing to handle noise complaints once again.

Men sentenced to prison for roles in 2016 double murder

Devin Maurice Ussery and Reand Pablo-Antonio Rivera were both sentenced Monday.

  Caldwell County Schools welcome students back to the classroom

The first day of school atmosphere, though, was not a familiar one to anybody.

  WATCH: Injured cat given oxygen, water after Burke County house fire

Heavy rain causes Newton sewer overflow

  Catawba County ends state of emergency after flooding

  Lenoir Rhyne requiring negative COVID-19 test documentation from incoming students

Second man arrested in connection to deadly July shooting in Hickory

  Thermal cameras among the preparations as first day of school looms for Caldwell County

  Heavy rain washes out N.C. road to seven families

The rain filled up Bear Branch that passes under the road to his home and six others. The culvert though, could not handle it.

Man sentenced to at least 15 years for role in 2016 double murder

William Crawford Powell Jr., 27, was sentenced to an incarceration period of 15 to 21 years in the custody of the North Carolina Division of Adult Corrections.

  Two campgrounds along the Blue Ridge Parkway open for the the first time this year

The Linville Falls Campground and the Julian Price Campground are among the most popular stops along the famous road.

  Stolen artifact from Pisgah Forest could cost thief up to $20,000

Officials believe it was more than 100 years old and possibly used during early logging near Wilson Creek at the time.

Man killed, another hurt in Hickory shooting

A man killed in a Hickory shooting Wednesday has been identified by police as 30-year-old Donald Simpson. A second person was injured in the shooting.

Police seek men who pawned stolen audio equipment from Maiden church

Police say First Freewill Baptist Church in Maiden was broken into between July 15 and July 18 when two speakers and several microphones were stolen.

  Floridians flocking to the NC mountains to escape the heat and the coronavirus

In Avery County, only 65 positive cases have been identified so far.

State Senator Andy Wells announces retirement

State Senator Andy Wells (R-Catawba) has announced his retirement from the North Carolina General Assembly, effective July 27.

Highway Patrol investigating airplane crash into Lake Norman

The crash occurred around 7:40 a.m. near the Northview Harbor community of Catawba County.

  Family gathering led to 41 coronavirus cases in Catawba County, case study shows

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says a family gathering led to 41 coronavirus cases in Catawba County.

Man charged in Catawba County stabbing

Taji Haqq, 39, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious bodily injured for the incident that occurred just before midnight on Stone Drive in Newton.

‘I’m a very lucky man': Catawba County cancer survivor, wife wins $250K lottery

Marcus Pitts and his wife, both former textile workers and correctional officers, claimed their prize at lottery headquarters in Raleigh on Thursday.

Man accused in Catawba County homicide investigation arrested in Charlotte

Catawba County deputies are attempting to locate 33-year-old Joe Henry Furr, from Mooresville.

  Man found shot to death inside Sherrills Ford home

Deputies arrived to a home on Hopewell Church Road in Sherrills Ford around 1:40 p.m. Tuesday.

  Boat patrols to be beefed up on the lakes for the holiday weekend

Authorities say if the weather stays as expected, boaters will have a lot of company on the water.

  CAUGHT: Two escaped inmates captured in Catawba County

Vue and McDonald were captured around 12:30 p.m. Monday without incident at the Baymont by Wyndham hotel in Hickory, N.C. Both inmates will face escape charges.

Driver charged with DWI in deadly Hickory motorcycle crash

A motorcyclist killed in a crash in Hickory Saturday evening has been identified by Highway Patrol as 50-year-old Kevin Glen Shoemaker.

  Search continues for missing swimmer on Lake Norman in Catawba County

Firefighters were dispatched to the 4800 block of Kiser Island Road in the Terrell community around 10:30 a.m.

Silver Alert issued for missing woman in Catawba County

Summer Hope Eckert, who authorities say is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impartment, was last seen on Sulfer Springs Road in Hickory.

Man convicted to 13-17 years in prison for 2012 murder of wife in Catawba County

Monroe David Byrd. Jr., 54, of Hickory, was given an active prison term of 13 to 17 years after pleading guilty to the 2012 killing of his estranged wife, 33-year-old Amy Marie Starnes Byrd.

  Catawba County law enforcement won’t be enforcing mask mandate, it’s not in the governor’s order

Under the governor’s order, businesses can ask a customer to leave if they won’t wear a mask.

Hickory High principal pleads guilty to DWI after crash

Rebecca Tuttle was arrested and charged with driving while impaired following a crash in early January.

Driver killed in head-on collision with pickup truck in Catawba County

A driver was killed after colliding head-on with a pickup truck in Catawba County Friday afternoon.

  Face coverings required in public, commercial buildings in Boone starting Saturday

Though face masks will be required, there won’t be punishment for violators right away.

  Man shot, killed when U.S. Marshals served warrants in Catawba County ID’d

The incident happened before 1 p.m. on Saddleview Court, which is off of Rocking Horse Road in Maiden.

Man accused of setting ambulance on fire in Catawba County

Paul Lavoie has been charged with breaking or entering to a motor vehicle and burning personal property. Lavoie received a $15,000 secured bond.

  N.C. woman seeks in-network hospital services, gets surprise $1,200 bill

Lori Parsons, for five months, has battled with her insurance provider over $1,200 in medical bills.

Police investigating shooting in Newton

The incident occurred around 1:16 p.m. in the 100 block of Sarah Avenue.

  Hundreds march against social injustice in Hickory

The rally remained peaceful, as police blocked the streets to make room.

Health officials confirm fourth long-term care facility coronavirus outbreak in Catawba County

Health officials are investigating the fourth COVID-19 outbreak at a long-term care facility in Catawba County.

  Police welcome community as George Floyd protest goes to Newton, N.C.

Newton Police Chief Vidal Sipe greeted the first protesters as they arrived to begin a rally Tuesday afternoon in the Catawba County town.

  Scammers pose as deputies from Catawba County Sheriff’s Office

A local Sheriff’s Department is warning about an increase in elaborate phone scams designed to rip you off by getting your personal and confidential information.

Father accused of child abuse, sending infant to hospital in Catawba Co.

After an in-depth criminal investigation, a Catawba County Grand Jury indicted Amos Kyle Davenport, the infant’s father, for negligent child abuse inflicting serious physical injury as well as an additional felony charge of habitual felon.

Pandemic throws wrench in senior triplets’ seasons

Meet the Pennington triplets. Lille, Seth and Grace, in Catawba County. Some parents have one student graduating, maybe even two, but it’s quite rare to find a household of three seniors stuck in quarantine.

Person killed in Newton house fire

Firefighters were called to the area of West 8th Street and North Frye Avenue around 12:15 a.m. When they arrived, they discovered a fully involved fire at 509 W. 9th St.

Silver Alert cancelled for missing Hickory woman

A Silver Alert issued for a missing Hickory woman in mid-May has been cancelled.

  Family members surprise Hickory assisted living residents with large social distancing parade

In Hickory, there were lots of smiles, and a few tears, Saturday as a 100 vehicle parade wrapped around a nursing and assisted living center.

Health officials confirm coronavirus outbreak at Catawba County long-term care facility

Health officials have not identified the facility but say that three people tested positive for coronavirus.

Hickory Motor Speedway to open for races this weekend

The track has been empty for about two months because of COVID-19.

  N.C. has 23 meat processing plants with COVID-19 outbreaks, more than 1,300 cases

There are now COVID-19 outbreaks at 23 North Carolina meat processing plants, with 1,340 total positive cases at those plants, according to NCDHHS.

Man, teen fatally shot while sitting in car at Hickory convenience store

The double shooting happened around 10:40 p.m. at the Save More convenience store on 1st Avenue SW.

  Phase 1 reopening begins for small businesses in downtown Hickory

Small businesses have faced challenges in this shutdown.

Silver Alert issued for 24-year-old missing from Hickory area

Citizens are asked to be on the lookout for 24-year-old Jacob Nathaniel McCray, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

Man killed in Catawba County motorcycle crash

The three-vehicle wreck happened around 4 p.m. on N.C. 10 near Gracie Lane, about 9 miles west of Newton.

Two killed, one in critical condition after Catawba County crash

The wreck happened around 3:30 p.m. on Old Shelby Road between Henry River Road and Mountain Grove Road.

  Family, friends throw surprise drive-by parade for quarantined Hickory assisted living worker

Amy is in a Hickory hotel, quarantined for 14-days.

  Just like toilet paper, workout equipment is hard to find

You’ve either started to workout at home, are thinking about it, or know someone who is. Even with gyms closed, working to stay in shape is becoming more of the popular thing to do.

  Mayor, church and community honor Hickory woman on her 100th birthday

Mayor Hank Guess even got involved, presenting a proclamation to the birthday girl declaring April 22 as Harriet Bannon Day in the City of Hickory.

Mother and son arrested after shots fired at FedEx driver who accidentally ran over dog

A mother and her son were arrested after shots were allegedly fired at a FedEx driver who accidentally ran over a dog.

  Catawba County confirms another coronavirus case, bringing total to 28

Catawba County officials confirmed Wednesday that they have identified another case of coronavirus, bringing the county’s total up to 28.

  Explosion at hydrogen fuel plant damages 60 nearby homes in Catawba County

No injuries were reported in an explosion that happened at a hydrogen and gas facility in Longview Tuesday morning.

  Catawba County confirms first coronavirus-related death

Catawba County officials confirmed Friday that a person has died due to complications associated with the coronavirus.

  Catawba County announces two new cases of coronavirus

Moving forward, Catawba County will update new case numbers and total negative test results by 1 p.m. daily on its website.

Charges not expected after pedestrian struck, killed in Catawba County

The pedestrian, identified as 38-year-old Adam Darrell Mullins, from Conover, was dressed in dark clothes and was walking with traffic when he was struck by a Chrysler 300 passenger car

  Catawba County announces two new cases of coronavirus

According to officials, two people are close contacts of known cases, two are hospitalized, two are isolated at home, and one has recovered.

  Person living in assisted living facility in Catawba County tests positive for coronavirus

The patient is hospitalized and doing well in isolation, according to health officials.

  Man killed in fiery Catawba County crash

State troopers responded to a fiery crash around 9 a.m. on Sulphur Springs Road.

  Hickory City Walk construction reaches downtown Union Square

City Walk, a 1.7 mile, 10-foot wide walking and biking path, will connect neighborhoods in the city with the downtown Union Square area.