Catawba Co.

  ‘All your funeral costs are paid for’: Good Samaritan steps up to help mother whose children died in mobile home fire

  Vigil held for young children killed in Hickory mobile home fire

  ‘Technology changes constantly’: Catawba County Schools, deputies investigate two potential child exploitation cases

  ‘We are heartbroken’: Hickory elementary school mourns death of two students killed in mobile home fire

Police: Couple wanted in fatal shooting still on the loose

Two killed in head-on collision in Catawba County

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  North Carolina foothills bracing ahead of storm

  N.C. mountains prep for ice, hope for snow

  Deputies: Man shot, killed after shooting into group of people at Hickory event center on Valentine’s Day

Man sentenced to at least 50 years in prison for 2016 double homicide at McDonald’s in Catawba Co.

  REWARD INCREASED: ‘Armed and dangerous’ couple still wanted for deadly N.C. shooting; $10K reward offered

  Schools opt for delays, remote learning Monday due to potential for black ice

77-year-old man found dead during house fire in Burke County

Officials say firefighters arrived as fire was coming from the garage area of the home.

Catawba County man finds lucky penny, wins $250,000 top prize

Wray purchased his winning $5 ticket at the Quik Trip on North Chester Street in Gastonia.

  Vaccine clinics continue with hopes of more doses arriving soon

Hundreds of people were able to get their first doses.

  North Carolina field hospital helps fight coronavirus surge

The tents were erected earlier this month in the parking lot of Caldwell Memorial Hospital in the city of Lenoir.

  Hickory man found dead on couch from apparent shooting

  Boone cloggers represent N.C. at inauguration’s virtual ‘Parade Across America’

  Long lines as Avery County begins 65+ COVID-19 vaccinations

  Man accused of fatally stabbing mother taken into custody after hours-long standoff in Catawba Co.

Suspect arrested in Hickory business break-ins

  MLK weekend expected to draw tourists to ski resorts, despite COVID-19 concerns

  Mountains prepare for MLK weekend crowds amid surge in COVID-19 cases

In Avery County, the case count is at 168, according to County Manager Phillip Barrier, with 30 of those cases at a local prison.

  Foothill communities hopeful for their first chance of snow this season

We’ve seen snow in the mountains this winter but this could be the first chance for the foothills to see some.

Man arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot Zaxby’s employee, using racial slur

Police say he used the racial slur and threatened to shoot an employee he had interacted with while ordering food, who was a juvenile.

46-year-old man sentenced to more than 6 years in prison for child porn

A 46-year-old man from Catawba County has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for child pornography.

Deputies: 10-year-old boy dies from gunshot wound in Catawba County

The incident happened before 2 p.m. on Woodleaf Court, which is near Emmanuel Church Road in Conover.

  Friends look to help two young girls who lost mother before the holidays in fatal crash in N.C.

One of three people killed in a crash was 33-year-old mother Chasity Spears, who leaves behind two young daughters. Family friends said the two young girls will now be raised by Chasity’s father and his wife.

Burke County elementary school falls back to remote learning after reported COVID-19 cluster

Burke County Public Schools reported a cluster of at least five or more related positive cases at Hildebran Elementary School.

  3 killed after car spins out of control, crashes head-on with other car in Catawba County

Three people were killed after a car spun out of control and crashed head-on into another car in Catawba County.

  Hospitals in Foothills preparing for COVID-19 vaccine

The Pfizer vaccine requires steady temperatures of minus 80 degrees Celsius.

$5,000 reward offered for arrest, conviction in Lake Norman RV Resort arson

Anyone with information is asked to call the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office at 828-464-3112.

  Two Hickory healthcare workers at rehab facility die after testing positive for COVID-19

Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation/Hickory Viewmont confirmed the deaths of two of its employees.

  Snow and bitter cold sweep across the North Carolina mountains

Along with the snow came very cold temperatures and brisk winds.

  Snow blankets the N.C. mountains

It got so cold Monday, Avery County Schools decided to keep kids at home on Tuesday for virtual learning.

Silver Alert canceled for 78-year-old man in Hickory

A man reported missing in Catawba County has been found safe.

  Despite requests to stay home, interstates fill with holiday travelers

Despite coronavirus concerns, Interstate 40 in Catawba County had the look of a normal busy holiday travel day on Wednesday.

N.C. man arrested, accused of pointing gun inside Surfside Beach Piggly Wiggly during mask dispute

Surfside Beach police identified the man who is accused of pointing a gun at another customer during a mask dispute inside a Piggly Wiggly.

Maiden police collecting toys for Christmas

The toys will go out to children and families in need.

Missing 91-year-old Hickory woman found safe

Helen Rockett was last seen around 2:15 p.m. walking away from the 1400 block of 9th Avenue Southeast.

Silver Alert canceled for 77-year-old missing N.C. woman

Anyone with information should call the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office at 828-464-3112, or 911.

1 dead, 5 injured after car catches fire in three-vehicle crash in Catawba Co.

One person is dead and five other people were injured after a car caught fire in three-vehicle crash in Catawba County.

Hickory cancels annual Christmas tree lighting event citing COVID-19 concerns

A press release sent out Nov. 18 cites concerns following Gov. Roy Cooper’s recent briefing on COVID-19 at Catawba County’s listing as an orange level alert.

Man killed in head-on collision in Catawba County

The crash happened Tuesday on Thornsburg Drive NE and Interstate 40 in Conover.

  Lookout Shoals Lake neighbors experience flooding again

Neighbors who live along Lookout Shoals Lake in Catawba County were greeted by flooding early Thursday morning.

  Catawba County terminates State of Emergency in response to excessive rain, hazardous conditions

Catawba County declared a State of Emergency as heavy rain moved in Thursday, causing concern for flooding.

  Lenoir Rhyne University moving everything on line as coronavirus surges off campus

On-campus, cases have been low since the semester began in August.

  'It was terrifying’: Pregnant woman held at knifepoint during carjacking in Catawba County

Catawba County deputies say a man tried to steal three cars in the span of one weekend and then led them on a pursuit into another county.

Man arrested after robberies, multi-county chase starting in Catawba County

Man arrested after robberies, multi-county chase starting in Catawba County.

Woman robbed at knife point at Catawba gas station

Anyone with information about the incident can call Catawba County Sheriff’s Office, 828-464-3112.

  Bond projects in Hickory progressing, River Walk gets big boost

City Walk is a 10-foot-wide concrete pathway going almost two miles across town and through the downtown area.

  CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Man catches self on fire during arson at North Carolina RV business

A person accused of setting fire to a business office in Catawba County is being sought.

Blue Angel to join Hickory Aviation Museum

The Hickory Aviation Museum will soon be home to a plane once flown by the Blue Angels.

  Christmas tree cutting underway in NC Mountains

Four million trees will be shipped out of North Carolina to all points around the country in the coming weeks.

  Few lines at voting precincts in N.C. Foothills and Mountains

It turns out that almost half of Avery County registered voters had already voted.

  ‘The best is yet to come:’ President Trump speaks to thousands at campaign rally in Hickory

President Donald Trump held a campaign rally at the Hickory Regional Airport where tens of thousand supporters attended.

  'America is a Nation of Faith’: VP Pence attends worship service in Boone with Franklin Graham

The two attended worship service at Alliance Bible Fellowship.

Conover YMCA to host residents impacted by Thursday’s storm

Remnants of Tropical Storm Zeta brought torrential downpours and gusty winds to the area.

Catawba County declares state of emergency after flooding, damage

Catawba County Board of Commissions declared a state of emergency in the county due to the weather impacting the county.

  Man charged out of network fee at in network hospital

Imagine having a medical emergency, going to your “in network” hospital for care, and then months later getting a bill you were told was covered by insurance.

‘Armed and dangerous’ man accused of shooting girlfriend in Hickory now in custody

The domestic-related shooting happened just after 1 a.m. at an apartment complex in the 2800 block of 12th Avenue NE.

I-40 eastbound near Hickory shut down after crash involving dump truck, car

Eastbound lanes of I-40 near Hickory at Exit 123 (U.S. 321) was blocked Thursday morning. Traffic officials expect the lanes to reopen around 12 p.m.

Mother charged with murder of 2-month-old son in Catawba County

North Carolina special agents have arrested and charged a 22-year-old mother for the death of her infant son.

  Man charged with murder in fatal shooting of man in Catawba County

A man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a man at a home in Conover early Monday morning.

Man reported missing from assisted living facility in Hickory found safe

Police say an endangered man who was reported missing from an assisted living facility in Hickory has been found safe.

  Troopers: Man fatally struck by car while running from crash scene in Caldwell County

Portions of US 321 were closed for approximately two hours during the on-scene investigation.

  Fall colors near peak at Grandfather Mountain, remnants of Hurricane Delta cause few issues

Peak color could be this weekend in Grandfather Mountain area.

  Man shot in the face in Conover

The incident happened on 1st Avenue South.

Caldwell County ambulance carrying patient involved in crash

County officials say the crash happened around 8:45 p.m.

Woman accused of pouring gasoline on another woman, setting shed on fire in McDowell County

Deputies say 22-year-old Tiffany Danielle Keffer, from Nebo, is facing attempted first-degree arson and simple assault charges.

Man critically injured after being shot during confrontation in Hickory

Police say the shooting happened just after 12 a.m. in the 100 block of 18th Street NW.

  Some movie theaters opening under Phase 3, others prepping for next week

They will be limited to 30 percent capacity. Social distancing and facemasks will be required.

  Expert optimistic this could be the best Fall color season in years

In Boone, a number of trees have turned already and more will be jump-started in the coming days as forecasters are predicting some frosty mornings.

  Neighborhood starts Operation Goat Chomp to control kudzu

The development has contracted with a goat farmer in Virginia to bring a small herd in to eat the kudzu leaves and vines and stamp out the roots and bulbs with their hooves.

  One dead, another injured in double shooting in Hickory

The shooting took place around 2:22 a.m.

Woman killed in Catawba County crash

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 fans, no tailgating allowed at Saturday’s UNCC vs Appalachian State football game

On Saturday, though, when UNC Charlotte squares off with the Mountaineers, it will be silent.

  Company sells truckloads of chicken to help in COVID-19 economic troubles

In recent months, dozens of truckloads of 40-pound boxes of chicken have been sold at bargain prices across Western North Carolina.

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

The announcement comes after North Carolina’s “Safer at Home” Phase 2.5 was ordered.

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

Students taking home Daily Planner books from East Alexander Middle School may notice the back page has a section cut out.