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  • Claremont Trying To Clear Up Letter Confusion

    Claremont Trying To Clear Up Letter Confusion

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:51 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:51:44 GMT
    City Manager Doug Barrick said the letter is something the city feels could potentially be a scam to homeowners in the Claremont community.
    City Manager Doug Barrick said the letter is something the city feels could potentially be a scam to homeowners in the Claremont community.
  • Fox Bite Triggers First Catawba County Rabies Case of 2014

    Fox Bite Triggers First Catawba County Rabies Case of 2014

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:13:20 GMT
    Catawba County confirms first rabies case this year.
    Catawba County confirms first rabies case this year.
  • Neighbors Nervous about Proposed Industrial Park

    Neighbors Nervous about Proposed Industrial Park

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:02 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:02:09 GMT
    People who live off of Startown Road in Catawba County are concerned about a proposed industrial park slated for a piece of farm land. The tract is more than 100 acres, and is between Startown Road and Robinwood Road.
    People who live off of Startown Road in Catawba County are concerned about a proposed industrial park slated for a piece of farm land. The tract is more than 100 acres, and is between Startown Road and Robinwood Road.

  • Burke County 911 Center Readies For Launch

    Burke County 911 Center Readies For Launch

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:27 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:27:55 GMT
    In one week, Burke County residents well have what is being touted as a more efficient 911 system. On July 23, four major dispatch locations will be merged into the Burke County Emergency Communications Center (BCECC).
    In one week, Burke County residents well have what is being touted as a more efficient 911 system. On July 23, four major dispatch locations will be merged into the Burke County Emergency Communications Center (BCECC).
  • NASCAR Helps Future Stars Climb The Ladder

    NASCAR Helps Future Stars Climb The Ladder

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 10:57 PM EDT2014-07-17 02:57:40 GMT
    The NASCAR Next program gives young drivers the opportunity to build skills that will help them become the stars of tomorrow.“It’s highlighting the younger generation, the next generation, next set of up and coming racers that will someday be the Jeff Gordons and Jimmie Johnsons of the Sprint Cup Series,” said Jesse Little, NASCAR KN Series driver.All 12 drivers in the program made their way to Mooresville Wednesday to participate in a go-kart challenge at the GoPro Motorplex.“"I think today ...
    The NASCAR Next program gives young drivers the opportunity to build skills that will help them become the stars of tomorrow.“It’s highlighting the younger generation, the next generation, next set of up and coming racers that will someday be the Jeff Gordons and Jimmie Johnsons of the Sprint Cup Series,” said Jesse Little, NASCAR KN Series driver.All 12 drivers in the program made their way to Mooresville Wednesday to participate in a go-kart challenge at the GoPro Motorplex.“"I think today ...
  • Newton Police Use Social Media To Identify Person of Interest In Daniels Case

    Newton Police Use Social Media To Identify Person of Interest In Daniels Case

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 9:41 PM EDT2014-07-17 01:41:33 GMT
    They say they are continuing to review multiple social media sites looking for additional tips and leads.
    They say they are continuing to review multiple social media sites looking for additional tips and leads.
  • David Learner Wins DA Runoff Election in 25th District

    David Learner Wins DA Runoff Election in 25th District

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-07-16 14:13:45 GMT
    David Learner defeated District Attorney James Gaither in the Republican runoff election for the office in the 25th District, which comprises Burke, Caldwell and Catawba counties.
    David Learner defeated District Attorney James Gaither in the Republican runoff election for the office in the 25th District, which comprises Burke, Caldwell and Catawba counties.
  • Crossnore School for Foster Children to Expand

    Crossnore School for Foster Children to Expand

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 8:27 PM EDT2014-07-16 00:27:59 GMT
    The Crossnore School in Crossnore, North Carolina was originally built as a boarding school where poor mountain children could get an education.
    The Crossnore School in Crossnore, North Carolina was originally built as a boarding school where poor mountain children could get an education.
  • Hickory Locals Connect with City's Adopted Son in Costa Rica

    Hickory Locals Connect with City's Adopted Son in Costa Rica

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-07-15 04:07:20 GMT
    Members of First United Methodist Church in Hickory spent the 4th of July holiday outside of the United States in Costa Rica. While they were there, the members were able to connect with Ignacio Solís, a Lenoir-Rhyne University student and soccer player who is also the son of Costa Rica’s newly elected leader, Luis Guillermo Solís.
    Members of First United Methodist Church in Hickory spent the 4th of July holiday outside of the United States in Costa Rica. While they were there, the members were able to connect with Ignacio Solís, a Lenoir-Rhyne University student and soccer player who is also the son of Costa Rica’s newly elected leader, Luis Guillermo Solís.
  • Burke, Caldwell and Catawba Counties Prepare for Runoff Election

    Burke, Caldwell and Catawba Counties Prepare for Runoff Election

    Monday, July 14 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-07-15 03:23:01 GMT
    The race for District Attorney in the 25th District, which is made up of Burke, Caldwell and Catawba counties, will all but be decided tomorrow. Since the race began, there have been words thrown from all sides.
    The race for District Attorney in the 25th District, which is made up of Burke, Caldwell and Catawba counties, will all but be decided tomorrow. Since the race began, there have been words thrown from all sides.
  • Newton mourns Maggie Daniels, beloved teacher and counselor

    Newton mourns Maggie Daniels, beloved teacher and counselor

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-07-10 03:38:01 GMT
    Friends, family and community members will make their way to Newton-Conover High School today at 4 p.m. for a memorial service remembering Maggie Daniels.
    Friends, family and community members will make their way to Newton-Conover High School today at 4 p.m. for a memorial service remembering Maggie Daniels.
  • Hildebran Company Works to Improve Visibility for Runners, Cyclists

    Hildebran Company Works to Improve Visibility for Runners, Cyclists

    Monday, July 7 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-07-08 02:41:11 GMT
    DeFeet, an internationally known sock making company based in Hildebran, N.C., has long been known for its ability to make socks that meet the needs of athletes. The company made its name in the cycling arena. Its products could have even been found on the feet of British cyclist Mark Cavendish in the Tour de France, barring a crash that took him out of contention.Now, the company is focusing on a new product, Meta Reflector, which helps make people more visibility when they are exercising in...
    DeFeet, an internationally known sock making company based in Hildebran, N.C., has long been known for its ability to make socks that meet the needs of athletes. The company made its name in the cycling arena. Its products could have even been found on the feet of British cyclist Mark Cavendish in the Tour de France, barring a crash that took him out of contention.Now, the company is focusing on a new product, Meta Reflector, which helps make people more visibility when they are exercising in...
  • Banner Elk Celebrates Independence Day with Major Fundraiser

    Banner Elk Celebrates Independence Day with Major Fundraiser

    Monday, July 7 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-07-08 00:01:19 GMT
    The Town of Banner Elk brought in the 4th of July with a contest featuring rubber ducks.The annual event helped raise nearly $10,000 for the Kiwanis Club, which uses the funds to support the community.“It's all part of Banner Elk being small town America,” said John Heinlein, Banner Elk Kiwanis Club. “We have this beautiful town park, a creek running through it. People come down, they enjoy Kiwanis club big fundraiser, the rubber ducks, it just gets the kids and the adults super excited. We r...
    The Town of Banner Elk brought in the 4th of July with a contest featuring rubber ducks.The annual event helped raise nearly $10,000 for the Kiwanis Club, which uses the funds to support the community.“It's all part of Banner Elk being small town America,” said John Heinlein, Banner Elk Kiwanis Club. “We have this beautiful town park, a creek running through it. People come down, they enjoy Kiwanis club big fundraiser, the rubber ducks, it just gets the kids and the adults super excited. We r...
  • Mountain Lightning: Avery County 911 Fastest at Answering Calls

    Mountain Lightning: Avery County 911 Fastest at Answering Calls

    Friday, July 4 2014 10:19 AM EDT2014-07-04 14:19:11 GMT
    When people have an emergency in Avery county, chances are their 911 call will be answered quickly.
    When people have an emergency in Avery county, chances are their 911 call will be answered quickly.
  • Investigators Continue Search for Information in Maggie Daniels Case

    Investigators Continue Search for Information in Maggie Daniels Case

    Thursday, July 3 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-07-03 22:34:42 GMT
    An investigator was seen walking around the Thornton Elementary School area, which is located just behind the Windsor Apartments where Daniels lived.This followed after a judge sealed search warrants in the case.
    An investigator was seen walking around the Thornton Elementary School area, which is located just behind the Windsor Apartments where Daniels lived.This followed after a judge sealed search warrants in the case.
  • Maggie Daniels Remembered for her Compassion

    Maggie Daniels Remembered for her Compassion

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 9:04 AM EDT2014-07-02 13:04:14 GMT
    The 31-year-old Ohio native had just completed a master’s degree at Appalachian State University a month before officers were summoned to her Newton home Saturday morning.
    The 31-year-old Ohio native had just completed a master’s degree at Appalachian State University a month before officers were summoned to her Newton home Saturday morning.
  • VIDEO: High School Students in Hickory are "Happy"

    VIDEO: High School Students in Hickory are "Happy"

    Monday, May 26 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-05-26 15:08:07 GMT
    There's no doubt about it. The seniors at Challenger Early College High School in Hickory, NC are "happy."
    There's no doubt about it. The seniors at Challenger Early College High School in Hickory, NC are "happy."
  • Wrestling Coach Resigns After Allegedly Giving Alcohol To Minors

    Wrestling Coach Resigns After Allegedly Giving Alcohol To Minors

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-05-20 18:38:27 GMT
    Joshua Dale Woodruff turned himself into police Monday evening and was charged with three counts of Giving a Malt Beverage/ Unfortified wine to a person under the age of 21.
    Joshua Dale Woodruff turned himself into police Monday evening and was charged with three counts of Giving a Malt Beverage/ Unfortified wine to a person under the age of 21.
  • Lenoir-Rhyne Football Player Drowns in Hickory

    Lenoir-Rhyne Football Player Drowns in Hickory

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-05-13 14:59:25 GMT
    A student at Lenoir-Rhyne drowned Monday at a lake in Hickory.Vince Njoku, a freshman football player from Woodstock Ga., was hiking and swimming at Geitner-Rotary Park when the accident occurred.According to officials, Njoku was jumping off the rocks. About six people were nearby when he drowned and sources say they tried to reach him in the water, but were unsuccessful.Bystanders stopped their efforts when rescue crews came. Divers found him in 13 feet of water.My FOX Carolinas will continu...
    A student at Lenoir-Rhyne drowned Monday at a lake in Hickory.Vince Njoku, a freshman football player from Woodstock Ga., was hiking and swimming at Geitner-Rotary Park when the accident occurred.According to officials, Njoku was jumping off the rocks. About six people were nearby when he drowned and sources say they tried to reach him in the water, but were unsuccessful.Bystanders stopped their efforts when rescue crews came. Divers found him in 13 feet of water.My FOX Carolinas will continu...
  • Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and his commitment to late model racing

    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and his commitment to late model racing

    Thursday, May 8 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-05-08 20:28:16 GMT
    Head to Hickory Motor Speedway (HMS) on any given Saturday and you will find two familiarly numbered cars parked outside their respective transporters. The No. 88 Speedco Chevrolet driven by Josh Berry and the No. 9 Liberty University Chevrolet late models are owned by JR Motorsports.
    Head to Hickory Motor Speedway (HMS) on any given Saturday and you will find two familiarly numbered cars parked outside their respective transporters. The No. 88 Speedco Chevrolet driven by Josh Berry and the No. 9 Liberty University Chevrolet late models are owned by JR Motorsports.
  • Volunteers Make The Difference at Longview Elementary

    Volunteers Make The Difference at Longview Elementary

    Monday, April 28 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-04-29 02:58:12 GMT
    The new location for Longview Elementary School will open this fall. While the cost for the facility's construction was a little more than $11 million, the budget did not include money for playground equipment.
    The new location for Longview Elementary School will open this fall. While the cost for the facility's construction was a little more than $11 million, the budget did not include money for playground equipment.
  • Hops Festival Brings Brewers and Beer Fans to Downtown Hickory

    Hops Festival Brings Brewers and Beer Fans to Downtown Hickory

    Sunday, April 27 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-04-27 22:50:13 GMT
    The 12th annual Hickory Hops Festival brought nearly 2500 people to downtown Hickory this weekend.
    The 12th annual Hickory Hops Festival brought nearly 2500 people to downtown Hickory this weekend.
  • Hickory Crawdads' Stadium Renovation Nearly Complete

    Hickory Crawdads' Stadium Renovation Nearly Complete

    Friday, April 25 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-04-26 02:44:05 GMT
    L.P. Frans Stadium, which is home to the Hickory Crawdads, is nearing the completion of a $2.5 Million renovation.
    L.P. Frans Stadium, which is home to the Hickory Crawdads, is nearing the completion of a $2.5 Million renovation.
  • Merlefest: An Economic Engine for the Foothills

    Merlefest: An Economic Engine for the Foothills

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-04-25 02:16:30 GMT
    Merlefest organizers recently started working with Appalachian State University’s College of Business to determine the festival's economic impact on the region.
    Merlefest organizers recently started working with Appalachian State University’s College of Business to determine the festival's economic impact on the region.
  • Taste Burke County and Save a Local Landmark

    Taste Burke County and Save a Local Landmark

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:55:56 GMT
    The Taste of Burke County is set for Tuesday, April 29.
    The Taste of Burke County is set for Tuesday, April 29.
  • Microbreweries, Beer Lovers Ready For Hickory Hops Festival

    Microbreweries, Beer Lovers Ready For Hickory Hops Festival

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:59 PM EDT2014-04-22 02:59:20 GMT
    More than 50 microbrewers will be in Hickory Saturday, April 26, for the 12th Annual Hickory Hops Festival.
    More than 50 microbrewers will be in Hickory Saturday, April 26, for the 12th Annual Hickory Hops Festival.
  • Company Growth Leads To Hickory Mill Renovation

    Company Growth Leads To Hickory Mill Renovation

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:42:09 GMT
    Transportation Insight recently announced plans to relocate its corporate headquarters to the former Lyerly Full Fashioned Mill facility on Highway 127 in downtown Hickory.
    Transportation Insight recently announced plans to relocate its corporate headquarters to the former Lyerly Full Fashioned Mill facility on Highway 127 in downtown Hickory.
  • Veteran Gets A New "Purple Heart"

    Veteran Gets A New "Purple Heart"

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:10:59 GMT
    Jim Judson is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was wounded March 30, 1968, an injury that nearly took his leg and earned him the Purple Heart. The award is given to military members who have been wounded or killed while serving.
    Jim Judson is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was wounded March 30, 1968, an injury that nearly took his leg and earned him the Purple Heart. The award is given to military members who have been wounded or killed while serving.
  • Pet School: Lees-McRae Allows Pets In Class, Dorms

    Pet School: Lees-McRae Allows Pets In Class, Dorms

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-04-15 21:50:05 GMT
    Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk offers a unique option to students who need companionship, of the four legged variety. The school is pet-friendly.
    Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk offers a unique option to students who need companionship, of the four legged variety. The school is pet-friendly.
  • Ashe County Sheriff's Dept. To Be Featured on National Geographic

    Ashe County Sheriff's Dept. To Be Featured on National Geographic

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-04-14 22:08:15 GMT
    The show stars members of the department going about their job in their Appalachian Mountain community.
    The show stars members of the department going about their job in their Appalachian Mountain community.
  • NASCAR's "Silver Fox" was the "master of Darlington"

    NASCAR's "Silver Fox" was the "master of Darlington"

    Saturday, April 12 2014 1:41 PM EDT2014-04-12 17:41:48 GMT
    NASCAR legend and 2011 Hall of Fame inductee David Pearson was one of the greatest drivers to sit behind the wheel of a stock car. With the Bojangles Southern 500 set to run Saturday night in Darlington, SC, My FOX Carolinas spent some time with the man who won 10 times at the historic track.
    NASCAR legend and 2011 Hall of Fame inductee David Pearson was one of the greatest drivers to sit behind the wheel of a stock car. With the Bojangles Southern 500 set to run Saturday night in Darlington, SC, My FOX Carolinas spent some time with the man who won 10 times at the historic track.
  • Taylorsville teacher saves 5-year-old's life

    Taylorsville teacher saves 5-year-old's life

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-04-10 02:22:00 GMT
    Kyler Bebber arrived at Ellendale Elementary School February 18. In an instant, he was lifeless on the hallway floor.
    Kyler Bebber arrived at Ellendale Elementary School February 18. In an instant, he was lifeless on the hallway floor.
  • Auto Parts Manufacturer To Add Over 220 Jobs In Catawba County

    Auto Parts Manufacturer To Add Over 220 Jobs In Catawba County

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-04-09 01:53:51 GMT
    Governor Pat McCrory was on hand for the jobs announcement.
    Governor Pat McCrory was on hand for the jobs announcement.
  • Newton-Conover City Schools has top 10 lowest dropout rate in North Carolina

    Newton-Conover City Schools has top 10 lowest dropout rate in North Carolina

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-04-08 02:33:30 GMT
    NEWTON – The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has released its Annual Report of Dropout Rates. Newton-Conover City Schools improved by 80 percent from last year, decreasing from 45 dropouts in the 2011-12 school year to just nine in 2012-13.
    NEWTON – The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has released its Annual Report of Dropout Rates. Newton-Conover City Schools improved by 80 percent from last year, decreasing from 45 dropouts in the 2011-12 school year to just nine in 2012-13.
  • Hart Square: Catawba County's time machine

    Hart Square: Catawba County's time machine

    Friday, April 4 2014 10:15 PM EDT2014-04-05 02:15:28 GMT
    PLATEAU, NC – Hart Square in the Plateau area of Catawba County is stuck in 1840's.
    PLATEAU, NC – Hart Square in the Plateau area of Catawba County is stuck in 1840's.
  • Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton in the "Bottom 11" for Overall Well-Being

    Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton in the "Bottom 11" for Overall Well-Being

    Thursday, April 3 2014 7:58 PM EDT2014-04-03 23:58:33 GMT
    Mayors of Hickory, Morganton and Lenoir speak up for their communities after city received low overall well-being rankings.
    Mayors of Hickory, Morganton and Lenoir speak up for their communities after city received low overall well-being rankings.
  • "Alien Abduction" in Burke County

    "Alien Abduction" in Burke County

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-04-02 13:26:52 GMT
    MORGANTON, N.C. – The mysterious lights of Brown Mountain are front and center in the new movie "Alien Abduction."
    MORGANTON, N.C. – The mysterious lights of Brown Mountain are front and center in the new movie "Alien Abduction."
  • Yahoo: Hickory Fifth "Most Miserable" U.S. City

    Yahoo: Hickory Fifth "Most Miserable" U.S. City

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-04-02 00:38:55 GMT
    Data from survey leads to local city being placed on unpleasant list.
    Data from survey leads to local city being placed on unpleasant list.
  • Masks for Fanatics

    Masks for Fanatics

    Monday, March 31 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-03-31 20:13:59 GMT
    Fanaticmasks are made like the ones you would see worn in Lucha Libre competition, with the company’s own flair added in. According to Freeman, the masks are made for fans of sports and bands, among other brands.
    Fanaticmasks are made like the ones you would see worn in Lucha Libre competition, with the company’s own flair added in. According to Freeman, the masks are made for fans of sports and bands, among other brands.
  • The First Lady of NASCAR has died

    The First Lady of NASCAR has died

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-03-26 03:15:22 GMT
    Lynda Petty, wife of Richard Petty, died at her home in Level Cross at age 72.
    Lynda Petty, wife of Richard Petty, died at her home in Level Cross at age 72.
  • Helping Veterans Find Jobs

    Helping Veterans Find Jobs

    Monday, March 24 2014 9:33 PM EDT2014-03-25 01:33:46 GMT
    Goodwill has partnered with outside organizations, like Catawba Valley Community College, to offer training to clients.
    Goodwill has partnered with outside organizations, like Catawba Valley Community College, to offer training to clients.
  • Officer Killed in Burke County

    Officer Killed in Burke County

    A United States Forestry Officer was shot and killed today by a suspect connected to a double homicide.
    A United States Forestry Officer was shot and killed today by a suspect connected to a double homicide.
  • Rain, Shine, Sleet Or Snow - Olde Hickory Tap Room Is Always Open

    Rain, Shine, Sleet Or Snow - Olde Hickory Tap Room Is Always Open

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-03-19 19:15:06 GMT
    HICKORY, NC - The Olde Hickory Tap Room has been a Union Square staple for 17 years.
    HICKORY, NC - The Olde Hickory Tap Room has been a Union Square staple for 17 years.
  • Hickory Community Concerned About Planned Development

    Hickory Community Concerned About Planned Development

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-03-19 02:13:52 GMT
    HICKORY, NC - People in the Viewmont Square community are worried about a planned high-rise in their development.Residents bought condos expecting town homes to be built in a vacant lot. The lot was never developed. Now, a new developer is looking to buy the property to build the complex.
    HICKORY, NC - People in the Viewmont Square community are worried about a planned high-rise in their development.Residents bought condos expecting town homes to be built in a vacant lot. The lot was never developed. Now, a new developer is looking to buy the property to build the complex.
  • "Zahra's Whirled"

    "Zahra's Whirled"

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-03-19 02:01:27 GMT
    HICKORY, NC - It has been more than three years since the murder of Zahra Baker rocked the Catawba Valley. The memory of this 10-year-old continues to touch the hearts of many in the area.
    HICKORY, NC - It has been more than three years since the murder of Zahra Baker rocked the Catawba Valley. The memory of this10-year-old continues to touch the hearts of many in the area.
  • Burke Co. Police Release Shooting Info During Officer Memorial

    Burke Co. Police Release Shooting Info During Officer Memorial

    Monday, March 17 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-03-18 02:50:37 GMT
    Police say Whisnant shot himself as well as being hit by officers.
    Police say Whisnant shot himself as well as being hit by officers.
  • Forestry Officer, homicide suspect dead after Burke County Shootout

    Forestry Officer, homicide suspect dead after Burke County Shootout

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-03-12 21:43:06 GMT
    Authorities were searching for man wanted in connection with homicide.
    Authorities were searching for man wanted in connection with homicide.
  • Costa Rica's Hickory Connection

    Costa Rica's Hickory Connection

    Monday, March 10 2014 11:17 PM EDT2014-03-11 03:17:49 GMT
    HICKORY, NC – Soccer season at Lenoir-Rhyne University is not until the fall, but one team member may soon be part of an international storyline.
    HICKORY, NC – Soccer season at Lenoir-Rhyne University is not until the fall, but one team member may soon be part of an international storyline. Meet Ignacio Solís, a defender for the Bears, who also happens to be the son of Costa Rican presidential hopeful Luis Guillermo Solís. "I love to study and also play soccer," said Ignacio. "The only place it's possible to do that is here in America." Ignacio was recruited...
  • The Battle of "E" Avenue

    The Battle of "E" Avenue

    Monday, March 10 2014 1:23 AM EDT2014-03-10 05:23:28 GMT
    A proposal to close a road in Hickory is causing controversy.
    A proposal to close a road in Hickory is causing controversy.
  • Designer Drug Moves To North Carolina

    Designer Drug Moves To North Carolina

    Monday, March 10 2014 1:02 AM EDT2014-03-10 05:02:36 GMT
    HICKORY, NC - Acetyl fentanyl is an analog of the cancer drug fentanyl. It has been connected to the overdose deaths of numerous people in the northeast...
    HICKORY, NC - Acetyl fentanyl is an analog of the cancer drug fentanyl. It has been connected to the overdose deaths of numerous people in the northeast, and now North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services has credited the drug with three deaths since January.The deaths occurred in Transylvania, Sampson and Person counties. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the drug can have a potency that is five time higher than heroin.
  • Catawba College Professor Challenges LeBron James Over Bracelet Trademark

    Catawba College Professor Challenges LeBron James Over Bracelet Trademark

    Saturday, March 1 2014 1:34 PM EST2014-03-01 18:34:33 GMT
    A Catawba College professor has come to an agreement with LeBron James over a trademark dispute.
    A Catawba College professor has come to an agreement with LeBron James over a trademark dispute.
  • Hickory Group Produces Play For "Rosco P. Coltrane"

    Hickory Group Produces Play For "Rosco P. Coltrane"

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 2:53 PM EST2014-02-26 19:53:19 GMT
    Actor famous for his Dukes of Hazzard role to appear in play produced by Hickory Community Theatre.
    Actor famous for his Dukes of Hazzard role to appear in play produced by Hickory Community Theatre.
  • Hickory Crawdads' Stadium Gets A Facelift

    Hickory Crawdads' Stadium Gets A Facelift

    Saturday, February 8 2014 10:11 PM EST2014-02-09 03:11:54 GMT
    L.P. Frans Stadium, home to the Hickory Crawdads, is being renovated. New field lights have already been installed, and a number of upgrades are underway. Fans can expect new seating, VIP and picnic areas, among other improvements.
    L.P. Frans Stadium, home to the Hickory Crawdads, is being renovated. New field lights have already been installed, and a number of upgrades are underway. Fans can expect new seating, VIP and picnic areas, among other improvements.
  • A New 9-1-1 Center Coming To Burke County

    A New 9-1-1 Center Coming To Burke County

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 11:08 PM EST2014-01-30 04:08:45 GMT
    In April, Burke County will open its 911 Emergency Communication Center. The facility will combine call centers throughout the county.
    In April, Burke County will open its 911 Emergency Communication Center. The facility will combine call centers throughout the county.
  • Catawba Building Smiles For The Future

    Catawba Building Smiles For The Future

    Thursday, February 6 2014 9:04 PM EST2014-02-07 02:04:39 GMT
    Program has been providing dental care for Catawba County children for over a decade.
    Program has been providing dental care for Catawba County children for over a decade.
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