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1/19/2018Closings in the Area
Area schools were closed again on Friday as secondary roads are still dangerous. For a complete list of closures and delays go to... more >>
1/19/2018Burglary
Burglary charges were brought against a Lenoir man. Matthew Carroll Greene also faces charges of larceny of a firearm and larceny... more >>
1/19/2018***Cancellations/Delays Friday, January 19th***
Burke County, school will be closed for students again on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Friday is an optional teacher workday. As a reminder... more >>
 ***Cancellations & Delays for Thurs, Jan 18***
* Indicates Latest Updates *Caldwell Campus of CCC&TI in Hudson will be closed for evening classes *Watauga Campus will be 5:00... more >>
1/17/2018Auto Larceny
A Lenoir man is facing auto larceny charges. Willie Furman Ferguson 28, was placed under a $15,000 secured bond. He was arrested... more >>
1/17/2018Winter Weather
Area schools were closed today due to a winter storm. Be careful on the roadways as temperatures will remain around freezing today.... more >>
1/17/2018***Cancellations & Delays for Wed, Jan 17***
* Indicates Latest Updates Alexander County Schools will be closed for students, with an optional workday for staff on Wednesday,... more >>
1/16/2018Fatal Shooting in Hickory
HICKORY (WJRI) Hickory Police are investigating a fatal shooting. A man was found shot in the parking lot of the IHOP restaurant... more >>
1/16/2018Vehicle Shot in Lenoir
LENOIR (WJRI) Lenoir Police are investigating a case where someone shot a vehicle with a firearm. The incident occurred yesterday... more >>
1/16/2018Wintery Weather Expected Tonight
LENOIR (WJRI) The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the area overnight tonight and through tomorrow.... more >>
1/16/2018Town of Valdese
The town of Valdese is celebrating 125 years. Several events will take place throughout the year to commemorate the anniversary.... more >>
1/16/2018Suspicious Fire
The cause of a Caldwell County fire is still unknown. A vacant home on Fairview Dr was completely destroyed on Saturday. The fire... more >>
1/15/2018LPD Investigating Armed Robbery
LENOIR (WJRI) Lenoir Police are investigating an armed robbery. The incident occurred early this morning in an area near Fairview... more >>
1/15/2018Charges Filed in I-40 Wreck
Charges were filed against the driver of a transfer truck in a fatal wreck. James Rochester III 47, of Benson NC, faces misdemeanor... more >>
1/15/2018$250,000 Bonds
Two from Lenoir are charged with trafficking methamphetamine. Teddie Renee Stamey and Gregory Nelson Grubbs both of Elizabeth St,... more >>
1/12/2018Lenoir Woman Facing 36 Felony Counts
LENOIR (WJRI) A Lenoir woman is facing 36 felony counts. 31-year-old Melinda South was arrested on 18 counts of Identity Fraud and... more >>
1/12/2018Water Boil Advisory Lifted
GRANITE FALLS (WJRI) The boil water advisory that was issued for water customers near the town of Granite Falls has been lifted.... more >>
1/12/2018Breakin in Lenoir
LENOIR (WJRI) Lenoir Police are investigating a breaking and entering. Sometime between December 7th and January 9th someone broke... more >>
1/12/2018Freedom Football Coach
After one season Freedom High School's football coach has resigned. Jim Bob Bryant will be headed to N Paulding in GA. Freedom... more >>
1/12/2018Father and Son Arrested
A father and son from Lenoir are facing drug charges. Danny Lee Critcher and Seth Critcher were arrested at a home on Triplett Dr.... more >>
1/11/2018Fatal Wreck I-40
A Conover woman died in an I-40 wreck on Wednesday. A truck driver has been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. Kau... more >>
1/11/2018Fire Destroys Home
A home was destroyed by fire in Lenoir. No injuries were reported. The fire took place at the Shady Side Mobile Home Park. Davian... more >>
1/10/2018Fatal Traffic Accident in Burke County
CONNELLY SPRINGS (WJRI) A traffic accident proved fatal this morning on Interstate 40 in Burke County. The crash occurred near mile... more >>
1/10/2018Fire Destroys 19th Century Home in Catawba County
CATAWBA (WJRI) Fire destroyed a home that was over 100 years old in Catawba County this morning. Six fire departments were called... more >>
1/10/2018Lenoir Drug Arrest
Drug charges are brought against a Lenoir man. Michael Adrian Dula 37, was charged with methamphetamine and maintaining a vehicle... more >>
1/10/2018Body Found Off I-40
A man's body was found in a vehicle off I-40 Tuesday. The Burke County Sheriff's Department was on the scene just before noon on... more >>
1/9/2018Meetings Rescheduled
The Caldwell County Board of Education meeting has been rescheduled for 10:30 am this Thursday. The Granite Falls Town Council meeting... more >>
1/9/2018Shooting Victim has Died
A Granite Falls man was killed and his cousin is facing charges. Douglas Alfred Coffey 56, was charged Sunday with assault with... more >>
1/8/2018Bond set at $55,000
Bond was set at $55,000 for a Caldwell County man. Patrick Kaeloeb Triplett faces auto larceny, possession of a stolen motor vehicle,... more >>
1/8/2018Unemployment Rates
The Burke County unemployment rate rose to 4.3% in November that is up from 3.9% in October. The Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton metro... more >>
1/8/2018Caldwell Commissioners Meet Monday
LENOIR (WJRI) The Caldwell County Commissioners meet in regular schedule Modnday with a full agenda. The agenda includes numerous... more >>
1/5/2018Warming Center Open in Caldwell County
LENOIR (WJRI) The National Weather Service is forecasting sub-freezing temperatures and dangerously low wind chills for Caldwell... more >>
1/5/2018Home Broken Into in Lenoir
LENOIR (WJRI) Lenoir Police are investigating a breaking and entering to a home. On Sunday afternoon someone broke into a residence... more >>
1/5/2018Bond Reduction Denied
Bond reduction was denied for a man facing animal cruelty charges. Daniel DaWarren Pride 37, of Hickory faces 33 counts of felony... more >>
1/5/2018Store Closing
A Morganton store is closing. Family Dollar at 208 W Fleming Dr, has posted signs indicating the closure. Items have been marked... more >>
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