Hickory Woman Arrested On Felony Drug Charge
A Hickory woman is facing a felony drug charge after her arrest on Sunday. 29-year old Crystal Carol McMillan was taken into custody by the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office and charged with felony possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was also served an arrest warrant for failure to appear on a charge of misdemeanor larceny. McMillan is being held in the Catawba County Detention Center with a secured bond set at $18,000.
Taylorsville Woman Detained
37-year old Ghenoa Flo Elder of Taylorsville was arrested Friday and charged with second-degree trespass and resisting arrest. She was held in the Alexander County Detention Center with a secured bond set at $1,500. May 1st is listed as a court date. Elder has previous charges of second degree trespass,...
Newton Man Charged With Arson
A Newton man has been charged with arson after police say he set fire to a home. Horace Eugene Bost, 39, was arrested on a second-degree arson charge Thursday, March 23rd. He is accused of setting fire to a home on the 200 block of South Ervin Avenue. Police say...
Video shows thieves stealing $150,000 worth of cars at Morganton Honda dealership
New video shows thieves in Morganton breaking into a car dealership, stealing three cars valued at more than $150,000.
757teamz softball Top 15: Hickory stays No. 1, Kellam moves up and Smithfield and Kecoughtan join rankings
Hickory remained steady at No. 1 for the third consecutive week, with its 11-3 win over Richmond-area school Atlee as the Hawks’ only action. There was otherwise some turbulence in the softball 757Teamz Top 15. Granby’s 9-4 win over Western Branch dropped the Bruins from second to fourth in the Top 15. The Comets only held serve, however, remaining at No. 8 because of an 8-3 loss to Kellam. ...
Arrest made after car chase
A Hamptonville man was arrested after leading deputies on a chase Friday in the Lone Hickory area. According to the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office, a patrol deputy attempted a traffic stop after recognizing a person with outstanding warrants operating a vehicle with fictitious tags. The operator of the vehicle,...
Man Facing Alexander County Charges Arrested After Chase
A North Wilkesboro man is in custody following a chase last week in Wilkes County. 24-year old Jervane Joshua Allen Parsons fled after a chase on Friday, March 24th. He has been charged by North Wilkesboro Police with the following:. –Felony Flee to Elude,. –Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle.
NC mom shot while making dinner with kids in home; separated husband tried to fire again, but gun jammed, deputies say
"Several family members, including the victim's children, were in the residence when the incident occurred," deputies wrote in the news release.
Free Movie Today At Alexander County Library
The Alexander County Library in Taylorsville, will hold Movie Monday today at 1:00 p.m. The movie will be Lego Batman. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Movie snacks will be provided. The Library is located at 77 1st Ave SW.
A new indoor playground for kids with all abilities opens in Hickory
HICKORY, N.C. — When kids who have special needs want to run around and have fun, finding a playground that serves all abilities can be tough to find for parents. According to the CDC about 1 in 6 children ages 3-7 have one or more developmental disability in physical, learning, language or behavior areas.
Taylorsville Woman Remains Missing After Almost A Year
A Taylorsville woman has been missing for almost a year. The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for 39-year old Bethany Lee Brown. She was last seen in April, 2022. Brown stands 5’10 weighs 145 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. If you have any information, contact the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office at 828-632-1111 or CRIMESTOPPERS of Alexander County at 828-632-8555.
Hickory firefighter promoted
The following firefighter has been promoted to Captain. Hickory Fire Department has promoted Eric Bartlett to the position of Fire Captain. Bartlett was hired as a firefighter in 2009. He is certified as an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) through the North Carolina Office of Emergency Services and a Level II Firefighter through the North Carolina Fire and Rescue Commission. He has completed training in many areas, including Hazardous Materials certifications awareness and operations levels, Technical Rescuer, and has completed Fire Officer Levels 1 and 2. Bartlett is certified as a Level 2 Fire Service Instructor and as a Level I Fire & Life Safety Educator. He also has Associate's Degrees in Fire Protection Technology and General Education through Cleveland Community College. For the past 22 years, he has also volunteered as a member at Icard Township Fire Department. Bartlett is married to Crystal, and they have two children, Bailey and Sydney.
Taylorsville Man Facing Charges
37-year old Tod-Jaa-Dazujan Tilley of Taylorsville is being held in Catawba County custody. He was confined in the Catawba County Detention Center on Monday, March 20th for possession of stolen goods and a pair of failure to appear charges. The missed court dates were for charges of felony probation violation and resisting a public officer. Tilley was also cited for a child-support violation. He is being held under a secured bond of $6,200. A felony larceny of a motor vehicle charge is also pending. Tilley has a series of court dates scheduled including today in Newton.
A New Journey: I-CARE program helps drive career change
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in the March edition of “IFN Monthly.”. After working in quality assurance in a manufacturing facility and helping assemble semi-trucks for the better part of two decades, Darwin Campbell set his sights on a career change. With his 40th birthday approaching...
Over 40 seized miniature horses are now in foster homes in North Carolina
More than 40 miniature horses that were seized by Burke County Animal Services & Animal Enforcement from several properties back in mid-January are now in foster homes. A news release said the miniature horses were under veterinary care since the seizure. After receiving around 100 foster applications from animal lovers...
North Lenoir names Larry Dale as new football coach
LA GRANGE, N.C. (WNCT) — North Lenoir High School has a new head football coach. The school announced Monday that Larry Dale has been named the Hawks’ new coach. Dale is preparing to enter his 17th year as a high school football coach, and his sixth season as a head coach. He comes to North […]
Inmate dies in Lincoln County jail 2 weeks after arrest
A man who was arrested earlier this month on drug charges in Lincoln County has died, the sheriff’s office said Thursday.
Newton Woman Gets Prison Time In Connection To Overdose Death
A Catawba County woman received a prison sentence after entering a guilty plea in connection to the death of a Catawba resident two years ago. According to published reports, 28-year-old Darien Brooke Greer of Newton received a minimum sentence of 19 months in prison after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter in Catawba County Superior Court Wednesday (March 22). According to the North Carolina Department Of Adult Correction Offender Public Information website, Greer also entered a guilty plea to two counts of felony contraband to prisoners.
North Carolina school bus driver cited after striking tree with 5 children on board, highway patrol says
A school bus driver has been cited after traveling off the road and striking a tree with five children on board, according to Highway Patrol.
After nearly 200 years, the Yuchi Tribe of Oklahoma reconnects with bison
The Yuchi Tribe of Oklahoma received five bison from Denver earlier this month, marking the first time in nearly two centuries that Yuchi people will once again interact with the animal. "We have an opportunity to connect with them in direct ways and help them on their journey," says Richard...
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