Hildebran, NC


Hudson Woman Gets Federal Prison Time For Raiding Mailboxes

31-year-old Phyllis Ann Garcia of Hudson was sentenced Thursday (February 2) to 54 months in prison for bank fraud and related charges. The announcement was made by Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Garcia was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release after she completes her prison term and to pay $18,418.16 in restitution.

Hickory Police Arrest Taylorsville Man

Tod-Jaa Dazujuan Tilley, age 37 of Taylorsville, was arrested Monday by Hickory Police. He was charged with breaking and entering and injury to real property. Tilley is being held in the Catawba County Detention Center with a bond set at $1,000. A Tuesday court appearance is listed.

Hickory Woman Faces Larceny Charge In Alexander County

Ashley Nichole Baker, age 39 of Hickory, was taken into custody on Thursday, February 2nd by the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office. She was charged with larceny following an incident at a business in Bethlehem. Baker has been released under a bond set at $1,000. Her court date is March 6th.

Conover man charged with trafficking heroin

CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – A Conover man has been charged with trafficking heroin after a warrant was executed on his home last week, the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office said on Monday. A warrant was executed at the home of 40-year-old Victor Leatherman on Highway 16 in Conover on Friday. 48 grams of […]

Lenoir Woman Jailed In Alexander County

Ryan Marie Smith, age 28 of Lenoir, was surrendered to authorities in Alexander County on Friday by her bail bondsman. She has a pending Catawba County charge of felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Smith is being held in the Alexander County Detention Center under a secured bond of $15,000. Her Catawba County court date is listed for March 6th in Newton.

Pedestrian Struck and Killed In Lincoln County

LINCOLNTON – On Saturday, February 4, at approximately 6:15 p.m., the NC State Highway Patrol responded to and investigated a fatal collision in Lincoln County on NC 27 near Asbury Church Road. A 2008 Nissan Rogue was traveling west on NC 27, struck a pedestrian walking in the roadway, and then struck a 2008 GMC Sierra in the roadway.

Wanted suspect smashed vehicle window, stole $400 in Denver: Sheriff

LINCOLNTON, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – A suspect is being sought for smashing a vehicle’s window and grabbing $400 in cash, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said Monday. Deputies responded to calls regarding the incident last Thursday at a Lowe’s store on NC Highway 73. An initial investigation revealed a man arrived at the store […]

J-term back to (a new) normal

After having been curtailed to various degrees for the last two years, January Term (or “J-Term”) at NCSSM operated as designed in 2023, with in-person instruction and international and domestic travel all sharing space in the course offerings. This year’s iteration also marked the very first time that...

Burke County Man Gets 10 Years For Trafficking Meth

On Wednesday, February 1, U.S. District Judge Kenneth D. Bell sentenced 29-year-old Sebastian Bronson Lee Lefevers of Connelly Springs to 120 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for trafficking methamphetamine. According to filed court documents and court proceedings, as early as February 2018, law enforcement began...

2023 Exceptional Firefighter and Police Officer of the Year

Each year, Hickory Elks Lodge 1654 recognizes those who exhibit the patriotic values of duty and honor in service to their community and nation. During the Americanism Awards Ceremony on Saturday, February 4, the Hickory Elks presented public service awards honoring exceptional members of Hickory’s Police and Fire Departments.

Juvenile Arrested With Loaded Handgun At Newton-Conover High School Basketball Game

A juvenile has been arrested on a school campus in Catawba County with a loaded weapon. According to a news release from the Newton Police Department, last Friday, January 27, Officers were working security detail at a basketball game at Newton-Conover High School. A member of the school administration approached one of the officers and pointed out a male student who appeared to be impaired and possibly had an odor of marijuana.

Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Charge Man With Trafficking Drugs

35-year old Joshua Lynn Whitmire of Hickory is facing a long list of charges after his arrest Sunday morning. He was charged by the Catawba County Sherrif’s Office with felony trafficking in methamphetamine, felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver schedule III controlled substance, felony maintaining a place for a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving with license revoked and having a fictitious or altered registration and or license tag. Whitmire is detained in the Catawba County Jail with a secured bond of $85,000 and is scheduled for a court appearance today in Newton.

Cherryville man pleads guilty to his role on breach of U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6

A Cherryville man pleaded guilty Friday to a felony charge of assaulting police for his actions during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. The actions of 23-year-old Grayson Sherrill and the actions of others disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the 2020 presidential election, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia. ...

Alexander County Commissioners Meet This Evening

2. Public Hearing – Alexander County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) – Sterling Road. 3. 2022 Annual Report of the Historic Preservation Committee (HPC) 5. Alexander County Training Facility PowerPoint Presentation. 6. Budget Ordinance Amendments #36 – #43 and Project Budget Ordinance No. P-5 7. Board Appointments...

Conover Police Arrest Alleged Drug Trafficker

Conover Police Officers arrested 28-year old Darschae Jamahl Nichols of Claremont on Thursday. He’s charged with felony trafficking opium or heroin, felony possession of methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a felon and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Nichols is being held in the custody of the Catawba County Detention Center under a secured bond of $300,000 with a first court appearance scheduled for Monday, February 6th in Newton.

Hickory City Council to interview Ward 4 applicants

Hickory City Council received six applications from individuals interested in filling the Ward 4 vacancy on the council. The applicants are Jerisha V. Farrer, Rev. Dr. Anthony Freeman, Anetia Ramseur Wright, Jarrell Jett, Samuel E. Hunt, and Ittiely T. Carson. Hickory City Council will hold a special called meeting to...

Taylorsville Woman Detained

Taylorsville Police arrested 55-year old Tamatha Woodring Dickerson on Tuesday evening. She was served warrants for missing court dates. She has a long list of charges pending in Alexander County that includes felony possession of methamphetamine. Dickerson has been released from custody under a secured bond of $2,000. Multiple court dates are scheduled.