Catawba Co.

Driver reaches 120mph, hits vehicle during chase in Catawba Co.

The incident started after the suspect was involved in a hit-and-run Wednesday morning in Burke County.

Woman struck, killed along road near Lake Norman

  Carpenter rescues child from Hickory lake after hearing cries for help

  Vehicle strikes trooper during DWI arrest in Catawba County

10 firefighters rescue person in head-on collision in Conover, 2 taken to hospital

Catawba County Christmas Tree Recycling

  3-year-old girl in vehicle carjacked at Hickory Walmart found safe

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  Judge approves order keeping inmate mail away from police and prosecutors

Catawba County man charged with sexual exploitation of minor

  Juveniles who escaped NC detention center apprehended after 2 days on the run

  Woman shot in face in Hickory, 15-year-old arrested

  Former N.C. high school teacher sentenced to prison for sex crimes with two students

Van filled with Catawba College students flips on way to Panthers game

  Remains of World War II hero return home to NC 76 years later

PFC John Taylor Burke reportedly died fighting back in 1943, but it wasn’t until two years ago with new technology that they were able to locate some of the heroes’ remains.

  Mother and son killed inside Catawba County home

Deputies say they were called to White Trail Circle in Conover around 11:44 p.m. Sunday.

Driver killed after running off road, hitting multiple objects in Catawba Co.

After running off the road, the car struck a phone junction box, utility pole and a tree.

Driver killed in two-vehicle Catawba County crash

The wreck happened around 5:25 a.m. on NC 150 near Sherills Ford Road in Catawba County.

  Investigators still asking for public’s help in ‘suspicious’ fire at Balls Creek Campground

  Catawba County roofer moonlights as break-in artist

  City of Hickory breaks ground for City Walk, cuts ribbon for downtown renovations

Man shoots 1 intruder during home invasion in Catawba County, 1 still wanted

Man dies after car runs off road, flips in Catawba County

Catawba County man arrested after stabbing roommate during dispute

After Lake Norman drowning, officials urging people to properly secure life jacket while boating

After officials with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission found the body of a missing swimmer on Lake Norman, they’re urging boaters to properly secure life jackets while boating. The incident occurred after a 22-year-old man jumped from a rented boat he was on along with nine other peo

Officials confirm sixth case of rabies in Catawba Co. in 2019

Officials have confirmed the sixth case of rabies in Catawba County in 2019.

  Suspect arrested for stealing weapons, other materials from local police cars

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations has reported an arrest made in a case involving five different breaking and entering incidents involving local law enforcement vehicles.

  Hickory man pleads guilty in girlfriend’s 2016 killing

James Thacker is accused of killing his then-girlfriend Tammy Cloninger.

Man arrested on drug trafficking charges in Catawba County

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office arrested 30-year-old Ryan Eugene Farley Thursday on charges of drug trafficking and possession of crack cocaine.

Catawba man arrested on multiple drug charges

Brandon O’Keefe, 26, was arrested on Saturday, August 10, after being caught with 10.4 grams of Methamphetamine.

  Sherrills Ford-Terrell Fire Department operating new tow fish for safer water recovery missions

The Sherills Ford-Terrell Fire Department got a new and improved tow fish to work alongside their ROV, or Remote Operating Vehicle, robot.

Police investigating armed robbery at Conover convenience store

The Catawba County Sheriff’s office is currently searching for a suspect who robbed a convenience store at gunpoint early Friday morning.

  Hickory City Walk Projects ramp up

The focus is a ten foot-wide path that will eventually go for miles from Lenoir-Rhyne University to the Catawba River at Highway 321 and connect via pedestrian bridge to the Winkler Park and the L.P. Frans Baseball Stadium.

Officials confirm fourth, fifth cases of rabies in Catawba Co. in 2019

Officials have confirmed the fourth and fifth cases of rabies in Catawba County in 2019.

  Tow truck pulls trapped horse from Catawba County pond

A horse is OK after getting stuck in a pond in Catawba County Thursday morning.

Man accused of leaving children home alone, leading deputies on pursuit in Catawba Co.

Officials say a man has been charged after he allegedly left two children home alone and led deputies on a pursuit early Sunday morning.

  Town of Maiden bans all tobacco products from parks, town property

On Tuesday town officials voted unanimously to create this new ordinance.

  Vets at Hickory Aviation Museum hope folks don’t forget their history this Fourth of July

Fourth of July celebrations for some people did not include parades or cookouts. Instead, they went to places like the Hickory Aviation Museum.

Governor signs state disaster declaration for Catawba, Mecklenburg and surrounding counties

Governor Roy Cooper announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration has granted his request for a disaster declaration for Mecklenburg County and Catawba County, and the contiguous counties of Alexander, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, and Union.

Person ejected, seriously injured after head-on collision involving car, tractor trailer in Conover

According to the Conovoer Fire Department, the incident happened at the intersection of Rock Barn Road NE and N. McLin Creek Road.

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

A man, who police say spent more than 30 hours in the woods hiding from officers after his wife was killed, appeared in court for the first time Friday morning.

  Catawba County sends teams out to assess the flood damage

The teams were making dollar estimates of the damage they were finding. The total will be turned over to the state as North Carolina officials determine whether a disaster declaration should be made.

Man sentenced to at least 18 years in prison for murder in Catawba Co.

A Catawba County Superior Court judge sentenced 51-year-old Jeffrey Hoppes after he entered a guilty plea on Tuesday.

  Flooding forces evacuations, road closures and State of Emergency in parts of NC

Caldwell and Catawba counties were placed under a State of Emergency and a community in Mecklenburg County was evacuated as flooding threatened the areas Sunday.

  NC man sentenced to more than 100 years in prison for 7 sex offenses dating back 33 years

A North Carolina judge has sentenced a man to more than 100 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of seven sexual offenses dating all the way back to 1986.

Man killed in Catawba County crash identified

The wreck happened around 10 a.m. Thursday on 12th Avenue Northeast in Hickory.

  Silver Alert issued for 78-year-old man reported missing in Catawba County

Officials with the North Carolina Center for Missing Persons are asking citizens to be on the lookout for 78-year-old Karlheinz Mueller

  ‘Person of interest’ charged in Catawba Co. homicide

Officials have found the person of interest who is accused of stealing a vehicle connected to a homicide in 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.

  ‘Meant to be’: Puppies found on roadside quickly gain roles in NC wedding

Crystal Mosteller Hopson, the director of Hartman’s Haven Dog Rescue in Hickory, was headed to a longtime-volunteer’s wedding rehearsal Friday when she noticed a brown box with big bold letters that read, “FREE PUPPIES.”

  Video gaming devices seized in Hickory, police say more places could be next

A judge ruled that only video games where skill determines the outcome can legally pay prizes a week earlier.

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

In a plea deal on Tuesday McQuay pleaded guilty to second degree murder and will have to serve at least 25 years behind bars.

  Cleanup at local High School after wind causes major damage

More than $40,000 in damage has been totaled so far. The school system does have insurance and a claim will be filed.

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

Jason Reid, a former captain in the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office who ran unsuccessfully to lead the office last year, pleaded guilty to multiple criminal charges Monday morning in connection with allegations he places a GPS tracking device on the car of his ex-girlfriend.

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

The shooting happened in an area on Plateau Road near Rock Creek Drive in Vale, North Carolina. Joseph Barker was being sought in the case.

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

Part of the shooting was caught by a home surveillance camera. The images are dark and grainy, but police are hoping someone will recognize the SUV.

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

According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the incident happened on NC-127 at Medical Park Drive around 1:40 p.m.

  Hickory Union Square businesses trying to survive construction zone

The City of Hickory is renovating Union Square, and that means most of the square itself has been fenced off and dug up. The $5 million project won’t be finished until at least September.

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

Cheyanne Kenniston put a gun to Katlyn Wittcop’s face and pulled the trigger. Kenniston told authorities she though the gun was not loaded, but it was.

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

16-year-old Devin O’Dariess Lee who police say they believe was the intended target died from injuries related to the shooting.

  Drone helps catch man who ran from police in Granite Falls

Using it’s heat-seeking camera, the drone spotted the man in the woods hiding under some brush. Officers who had walked right past him without spotting him were redirected back to the hiding place and the man was arrested.

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

Donald Reid, 39, Benjamin McCann, 25 and Dylan Carroll, 20, were charged with filing a false police report and McCann was additionally charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.

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?

The ban was finalized at the end of last year and owners were warned to either destroy the device or turn it in to an ATF office.

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

Cooper signed the proclamation at Highland Brewing in Asheville, which is just one of about 310 breweries across the Tarheel State.

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

Timothy John “TJ” Trivette, 36, was last seen by his family on March 13. Deputies say his vehicle was later found near the Guy Ford bridge, which is on Guy Ford Road near Highway 321.

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

Officials say the rescue took two hours to complete due to overgrown vegetation.

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

The residents of a Claremont home escaped a hostage situation Sunday morning after a neighbor broke into their house and started a fire in their kitchen, forcing them to barricade themselves in a bedroom and flee through a window.

  NC girl chosen as Gerber’s adorable new Spokesbaby

Baby Kairi, from Hickory, was chosen as the winner of the company’s Ninth Annual Photo Search and will be this year’s 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.