Catawba County, NCWBTV

Mother, 3-year-old son killed in head-on Catawba Co. crash

CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - A mother and her 3-year-old son were killed in a crash on N.C. 16 in Catawba County Wednesday morning. The crash happened before 5:30 a.m. on N.C. 16 near Mount Ruhama Church Road. Officials say a 2007 BMW X3 was traveling north on N.C. 16, crossed the double yellow line, and collided head-on with a southbound 2018 Toyota Tundra.
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Boone, NCGo Blue Ridge

Boone Man Arrested On 2nd Degree Murder Charges

Watauga County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Boone man on murder charges. The Watauga Democrat reports deputies were dispatched to 365 Calebway Road in Boone around 1:30 p.m. Monday afternoon in response to an individual being stabbed. Upon arrival, deputies discovered Randy Jefferson Teague, age 56, dead outside of the...
Blowing Rock,

Blowing Rock Police Search For 2 Suspects Wanted For Armed Robbery

BLOWING ROCK, N.C. — Blowing Rock Police are asking for the public’s help identifying two men allegedly involved in an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday morning. Detectives say on June 22nd around 11 a.m. two Black men, driving a white 2010 Honda Accord, followed and robbed a landscaper at the intersection of Sunset Drive and Laurel Grove.
Burke County, NCMorganton News Herald

Burke County mugshots (May 16-22)

The following mug shots are taken from the top bond amounts from the week of May 16-22: Johnithyn Thomas Bristol, 27, of 1511 S. Sterling St., B, in Morganton, was charged with felony kidnapping, felony assault by strangulation and one misdemeanor count each of assault on a female, damage to personal property and violating a domestic violence protection order. He was transported to the Burke County Jail and placed under a $100,000 secured bond.
Catawba, NCHickory Daily Record

Catawba man charged with trafficking heroin

A town of Catawba man has been charged with trafficking heroin, according to a release from the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office. Jonathon Andreas Linebarger, 47, is charged with trafficking opium or heroin, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver meth, maintaining a vehicle for the manufacture, sale or delivery of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Burke County, NCMorganton News Herald

Crime roundup (May 16-22)

The following charges were served on Sunday, May 16:. » Christopher Michael Collingwood, 25, of 1026 Allman Court, in Morganton, was charged with misdemeanor reckless driving wanton disregard and driving while impaired. He was granted a custody release and his trial date was set for Aug. 16. » Arthur Verner...
Mcdowell County,

McDowell County deputies locate missing man with dementia

MCDOWELL COUNTY, N.C. — UPDATE: Mr. Robinson has been located unharmed. The McDowell County Sheriff's Office is asking for help to find a missing man with dementia. (Video above: Morning headlines) According to deputies, 78-year-old Norman Robinson was last seen on Tuesday, June 22 at 3 p.m. when he left...
Caldwell County, NCWBTV

Food truck ready to roll as part of a Caldwell County Schools program

LENOIR, N.C. (WBTV) - Caldwell County’s Career and Technical Education Program’s culinary classes are about to get a major boost this fall. The school system spent $44,000 on a slightly-used food truck. After a thorough cleaning and inspection, the truck has permits and is ready to head out to events. It also required a kitchen that students use at West Caldwell High School to get a commercial permit.
Boone, NCWatauga Democrat

App State trustees meet, ClimAct demonstrates frustration

BOONE — App State trustees and administrative officials weren’t the only ones in attendance of the June 18 Board of Trustees meeting as members from ClimAct expressed their frustrations with the lack of action to address climate change. The June 18 meeting was held at the new North End Zone...

Hot Rods Offense Erupts for 18 Runs in Series Opening Blowout

Hickory, North Carolina– The Bowling Green Hot Rods (28-13) offense posted season-highs in hits and runs in the team’s 18-4 win over the Hickory Crawdads (15-28) at LP Frans Stadium in Hickory, North Carolina on Tuesday night. The two teams will play the second game of a six-game series on Wednesday with a 6:00 PM CT first pitch.
Mcdowell County,

Update: Missing McDowell County man found safe

MCDOWELL COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — UPDATE: The McDowell County Sheriff's Office says Norman Robinson has been located unharmed. McDowell County authorities are asking for help finding a missing man with dementia. The McDowell County Sheriff’s Office says Norman Robinson, 78, was last seen on Maple Hill Road in P.G. at...
Boone, NCGo Blue Ridge

Final Native Plant Sale Of Season This Saturday

The Blue Ridge Chapter of the North Carolina Native Plant Society will hold its final native plant sale this Saturday, June 26. High Country Press reports it will be at the Daniel Boone Native Gardens, 651 Horn In The West Drive, 8 am to 12 noon. The sale features more...
Boone, NCWatauga Democrat

Town council soliciting applications for upcoming vacant seat

BOONE — Councilperson Dustin Hicks’s resignation, announced May 20, and effective July 31, will result in a vacant seat on the Boone Town Council. The council is soliciting applications from persons who would like to serve on the Boone Town Council to fill the upcoming vacancy. The Boone Town Council will select a person to fill the unexpired term from a pool of interested citizens who complete the application process.