Hickory, NC

Lincolnton Woman Missing, Family Worried

LINCOLNTON, N.C. — The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding Kristen Keener, 29. On September 26th, Keener’s mother contacted detectives, saying that she had not spoken to her daughter since September 5th. Keener had been in the Waynesville, N.C. area.
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Ribbon cutting for new message center at Glenn Hilton Park

The City of Hickory will celebrate the installation of a new message center at Glenn Hilton Park with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, October 3, at 1:30 p.m. Earlier this year, the City of Hickory partnered with the Catawba County Partnership for Children to submit a second grant application to fund a message center dedicated to sharing information for individuals with disabilities and their caregivers. Last year, in October, the first of its kind was dedicated at Zahra Baker All Children’s Playground in Kiwanis Park. In June 2022, the Catawba Collaborative was awarded a $2,223 grant for a second message center to be placed at Glenn Hilton Park near the newly installed playground.

Teen Driver Could Face Charges in Caldwell County Accident

LENOIR, N.C. — Troopers are investigating a deadly accident in Caldwell County. The crash happened on Adako Road near Brown Mountain Beach Road around 1:25 p.m. on Monday. According to law enforcement, a 2009 Honda Civic was traveling south on Adako Road, crossed the center line, and collided with a 2002 Toyota Tacoma headed northbound.

Troopers Identify Driver Killed In I-485 Crash In Matthews

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The North Carolina Highway Patrol says a driver going the wrong way on the I-485 outer loop in Matthews early Tuesday morning has been identified as Kristen Makayla Vanderpool, 27, of Lincolnton. Troopers say she died after crashing her Acura head-on a Cadillac SUV around 2:38 a.m. near E. John Street in Matthews.

Woman Arrested For Allegedly Stealing Students’ Medicine

DENVER, N.C. — The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office says a Preparatory Academy employee was arrested for stealing medicine from students. On September 13th, the Sheriff’s Office was contacted by West Lake Preparatory Academy saying that they believed an employee had taken medicine belonging to students from the nurse’s office.

Up, up and away: Carolina BalloonFest set to take flight

STATESVILLE, N.C. — Following a two-year hiatus because of the pandemic, the 47th Carolina BalloonFest is set to take flight Oct. 14-16 in Statesville. In addition to the dozens of hot air balloons that will decorate the skies of Iredell County throughout the weekend, there will be live music, a wine and craft beer garden featuring North Carolina brewers and vintners, and family-friendly activities.
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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Weather forecast forces games to be rescheduled

Due to the possibility of inclement weather associated with Hurricane Ian on Friday evening, area high school football games this week have been rescheduled. Lake Norman’s varsity team visits West Cabarrus on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The junior varsity team will host West Cabarrus at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Mooresville’s...
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Driving Change draws EV enthusiasts, industry groups to Troutman

EnergyUnited hosted its inaugural ride and drive electric vehicle (EV) event, Driving Change, on Saturday at the Career Academy and Technical School in Troutman. Driving Change was the first EV event coordinated by the electric cooperative in celebration of National Drive Electric Week, which began Sept. 23 and lasts until Sunday this year. EV enthusiasts, car owners and industry groups participated in the event to raise awareness of the benefits of driving an electric vehicle.
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Reunion planned for South Iredell's state championship football team

South Iredell High School will hold a 10-year reunion for the 2012 2AA state championship-winning football team on Oct. 14. The school is hosting coaches, players, cheerleaders, the athletic trainer and athletic director from that season. They will be recognized at halftime of the Kannapolis A.L. Brown game but will have a meet and greet prior to the contest.
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Circle of Giving (COG) Women's Organization awards fall semester stipends

This year marks the second year of stipend offerings to past high school seniors previously awarded COG graduation scholarships. Stipend scholarship notices were emailed to previous scholarship recipients graduating high school between 2018 and 2021 in time for start of the fall 2022 semester. Requirements of past scholarship awardees were...
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ROUNDUP: Chase, North Iredell dominate against Statesville

OLIN—Garrett Chase erupted for four goals Monday as North Iredell breezed to a 6-2 win over Statesville. The Raiders (6-7, 2-4) scored three goals in each half. Luis Perez and Noah Wittenmyer each scored one goal and assisted another one. William Bush, Isaac Estrada, Reed Hassler and Luis Lopez...

Grandma Gatewood's Walk Presented by Actress Anne Van Curen at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library

Join us at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library on Saturday, October 8, at 2 p.m. as actress Anne Van Curen transforms into Emma "Grandma" Gatewood to describe what it was like to be the first woman to solo hike the Appalachian Trail in 1955. The dramatization is based on the book "Grandma Gatewood's Walk", which was written from accounts in Gatewood's diaries, trail journals, newspaper articles and memories of family members. Gatewood was a 67-year-old survivor of domestic abuse when she began her hike. She carried only a walking stick, cloth tennis shoes and a sack of supplies. Her story of resilience is truly inspiring.
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Sep. 27, 2022 evening weather update for Statesville

Listen now and subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS Feed | Omny Studio. For the drive home in Statesville: Mostly clear. Low 44F. Winds light and variable. Wednesday, temperatures in the 60s are expected for the Statesville area. The forecast calls for it to be a moderate 69 degrees. Tomorrow's forecasted low temperature is 48 degrees. Expect periods of sun and clouds. The area will see gentle winds tomorrow, with winds only reaching 9 miles per hour, coming from the north. This report is created automatically with weather data provided by For more daily forecast information, visit

Randy Marion Automotive Group acquires Ashe County Ford

WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County Ford is now under new ownership after Randy Marion Automotive Group officially took over dealership operations on Sept. 22. Randy Marion operates dealerships in Mooresville, Huntersville, Statesville, Hickory, Wilkesboro and now adds his first dealership in the High Country with the acquisition of Ashe County Ford from former owners Jeff and Amy Dollar. “Randy is always looking to expand and grow his company and he...
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Students get their hands dirty as 2022 Environmental Field Day teaches cause and effect on soil, water

Coddle Creek Elementary fifth-graders got their hands dirty as they learned about natural resources and conservation at the 2022 Environmental Field Day hosted by the Iredell Soil & Water Conservation District. The Iredell County Agricultural Fairgrounds became a classroom Tuesday as the roughly 100 students went from station to station...