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Body found along Catawba River

MORGANTON, N.C. (WBTV) - The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a body of an unidentified male that was found on the banks of Catawba River Friday, along the Carbon City area of Morganton. Deputies say the body appears to have been there around 10 days. The cause of death...
MORGANTON, NC
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CharlotteObserver.com

Man missing for months found buried 15 feet deep in well, North Carolina cops say

Two people have been arrested after authorities discovered the body of a missing North Carolina man buried 15 feet underground in a well. Donna Hagy and Dwayne Alan Smith are accused of concealing the death of Morganton man Howell Buchanan Jr., who went missing in August, according to the Burke County Sheriff’s Office. Both were booked into jail Oct. 20.
BURKE COUNTY, NC
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WLOS.com

Nebo man sentenced to nearly 19 years for drug trafficking

MCDOWELL COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — A Nebo man is sentenced to at least 18.75 years in prison after pleading guilty to drug trafficking charges in McDowell County. Marvin Donald Branch II was given a consolidated active sentence of 225-282 months in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of trafficking in methamphetamine.
NEBO, NC

New entertainment venue Tiebreakers coming to Johnson City in 2022

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Johnson City residents will soon have a new place to hang out and have fun with friends and family. Tiebreakers is set to arrive in Johnson City in early 2022 and bring with it a bowling alley, laser tag arena, virtual reality games and arcade. The Tiebreakers website says that […]
JOHNSON CITY, TN
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FOX Carolina

Police: 2 men arrested, with multiple charges including breaking, entering

MARION, NC (FOX CAROLINA) - Two men arrested for breaking and entering and other charges in Marion, according to the Marion Police Department. According to police, Officer Ethan Laplante was in the Marion Wal-Mart area located at 2875 Sugar Hill Rd., to perform a property check. Police say the officer observed a U-Haul truck at the rear of the building, which was occupied by one black man, and observed a second black man loading items into the read of the truck.
MARION, NC
Watauga Democrat

Citation issued to Cottages of Boone for trash build up

BOONE — After many months of complaints, the Watauga County attorney has issued a citation to the Cottages of Boone demanding the removal of accumulated solid waste that has been collecting in the apartment complex’s dumpsters located on the property at Fallview Lane and Mesa Circle. According to Major Kelly...
BOONE, NC
Hickory Daily Record

Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard crash backs up traffic

A three-vehicle crash blocked the southbound lanes of Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard near Starbucks Friday afternoon. Hickory firefighters and Catawba County EMS were on the scene around 1:30 p.m. It is unclear if there were any injuries but it did not appear than anyone was transported from the scene. Kevin Griffin is...
CATAWBA COUNTY, NC
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Morganton News Herald

Local high school wins grand champion at band competition

Patton High School Marching Band took home the title of grand champion at the annual Cavalier Classic band showcase in early October. The Cavalier Classic took place on Saturday, Oct. 9 at East Burke High School. The competition is an annual high school band showcase that allows local high school marching bands to compete against one another and be judged in various categories.
MORGANTON, NC
WBTV

Alexander Central at Hibriten

LENOIR, N.C. (WBTV) - The final game for Steve Ohnesorge on Football Friday Night was Alexander Central at Hibriten and Hibriten would get the win tonight 21-19. Ohnesorge is calling it a career after 45 years.
LENOIR, NC
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elizabethton.com

Margaret Ann Carden Campbell

Margaret Ann Carden Campbell, 75, of Elizabethton, Tenn., went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born to the late Lloyd and Estalee Carden on September 22, 1946. Margaret was the eldest of four children. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. Margaret treated every child that came into her life as one of her own. She loved having a house full of kids. Margaret always said when the kids were there she knew they were safe.
ELIZABETHTON, TN
elizabethton.com

Dog attack heightens awareness for owners of animals

A child’s game of hide and seek nearly turned deadly for an autistic Carter County youth on October 4. Tristin Fridley, his siblings, and a neighbor were playing outside when an older brother burst through the door, saying a dog was attacking Tristin. The children had been playing hide-and-seek, and...
CARTER COUNTY, TN
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Morganton News Herald

What you missed this week in notable Morganton crimes and court cases

This week's local crime and court updates from News Herald. Death investigation underway after body found in Catawba River. Authorities said the body appeared to have been there for about two weeks. Updated Oct 21, 2021. Fifty-six year old Howell Thomas Buchanan Jr. had been missing since at least Aug....
BURKE COUNTY, NC
Watauga Democrat

Zionville horse rescued after hours in drained pond

ZIONVILLE — A horse was saved after being stuck in a drained pond in Zionville for hours on Thursday, Oct. 21. According to Watauga County Emergency Services, the Zionville Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to 1791 Silverstone Road at 6:30 p.m. for animal rescue. Watauga County Fire Marshal Shane Garland said that a pond on the property had been drained and a horse had wandered in.
ZIONVILLE, NC
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