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I am a Digital Journalist based in Hickory. I cover Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Iredell and Watauga counties. I was born in Weaverville, NC. My high school dream was to be a White House correspondent, then college happened and I got involved with the radio station at Western Carolina University.

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  • Hickory Motor Speedway Racer Takes Next Step with Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

    Hickory Motor Speedway Racer Takes Next Step with Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:33:57 GMT
    This weekend marks a big career step for Josh Berry, a Tennessee native who has been racing late model cars for Dale Earnhardt, Jr. at Hickory Motor Speedway this year. On Saturday, he will get behind the wheel of the No. 5 Tackle Gear Chevrolet and make his Nationwide Series debut for JR Motorsports at Iowa Speedway.
    This weekend marks a big career step for Josh Berry, a Tennessee native who has been racing late model cars for Dale Earnhardt, Jr. at Hickory Motor Speedway this year. On Saturday, he will get behind the wheel of the No. 5 Tackle Gear Chevrolet and make his Nationwide Series debut for JR Motorsports at Iowa Speedway.
  • Indy's Catawba County Connection

    Indy's Catawba County Connection

    Sunday, July 27 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-07-28 02:09:31 GMT
    Jeff Gordon captured his fifth victory in the Brickyard 400 today at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His name will go down in history as the winningest NASCAR driver at the Indiana track. But, he is not the only multiple champion.
    Jeff Gordon captured his fifth victory in the Brickyard 400 today at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His name will go down in history as the winningest NASCAR driver at the Indiana track. But, he is not the only multiple champion.
  • Jason Jarrett: Carrying On A Family's Legacy

    Jason Jarrett: Carrying On A Family's Legacy

    Sunday, July 27 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-07-27 17:58:54 GMT
    Last year, Ryan Newman won the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. As you can imagine, the team was excited and proud of the accomplishment. That was certainly true for Catawba County’s Jason Jarrett.
    Last year, Ryan Newman won the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. As you can imagine, the team was excited and proud of the accomplishment. That was certainly true for Catawba County’s Jason Jarrett.
  • FOX Sports' Larry McReynolds Discusses The Brickyard 400

    FOX Sports' Larry McReynolds Discusses The Brickyard 400

    Saturday, July 26 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-07-27 02:20:46 GMT
    In the 20 year history of NASCAR racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Larry McReynolds came close to winning multiple times. However, fate always seemed to intervene and a victory for one of his drivers never materialized. Even so, he is one of the select few people who really knew how to build a car that consistently contended for the win at The Brickyard.
    In the 20 year history of NASCAR racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Larry McReynolds came close to winning multiple times. However, fate always seemed to intervene and a victory for one of his drivers never materialized. Even so, he is one of the select few people who really knew how to build a car that consistently contended for the win at The Brickyard.
  • Catawba County's Dale Jarrett Creates Brickyard Tradition

    Catawba County's Dale Jarrett Creates Brickyard Tradition

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:26:24 GMT
    When Dale Jarrett won his first Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, there was no established celebration for the event. That was until Jarrett and his team changed things.
    When Dale Jarrett won his first Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, there was no established celebration for the event. That was until Jarrett and his team changed things.
  • A Brickyard Victory That Was Within Reach

    A Brickyard Victory That Was Within Reach

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:33:26 GMT
    In 1994, NASCAR ran the first Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. That first race is remembered for its significance and Jeff Gordon is known for capturing the first victory. However, there is a chance another person’s name could be etched in history as the winner of that first win.
    In 1994, NASCAR ran the first Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. That first race is remembered for its significance and Jeff Gordon is known for capturing the first victory. However, there is a chance another person’s name could be etched in history as the winner of that first win.
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • Ernie Irvan Looks Back on His Career, Returns to a Sport He Loves

    Ernie Irvan Looks Back on His Career, Returns to a Sport He Loves

    Friday, July 11 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-07-12 02:43:31 GMT
    Despite his success as a driver, Ernie Irvan is most likely remembered for his 1995 comeback following a near fatal accident the year before at Michigan International Speedway.
    Despite his success as a driver, Ernie Irvan is most likely remembered for his 1995 comeback following a near fatal accident the year before at Michigan International Speedway.
  • Local Post Offices Impacted By Cuts

    Local Post Offices Impacted By Cuts

    Thursday, July 10 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-07-11 00:00:20 GMT
    The United States Post Office in Rhodhiss will soon see a reduction in hours.In roughly 45 days, operating hours will be cut in half to 22 per week.The Rhodhiss location is expected to open 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday total window service hours are not expected to be reduced and the retail store will open 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.The change comes as a result of a survey sent to 306 customers at the Rhodhiss location. A total of 96 were returned, with 86 people opting...
    The United States Post Office in Rhodhiss will soon see a reduction in hours.In roughly 45 days, operating hours will be cut in half to 22 per week.The Rhodhiss location is expected to open 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday total window service hours are not expected to be reduced and the retail store will open 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.The change comes as a result of a survey sent to 306 customers at the Rhodhiss location. A total of 96 were returned, with 86 people opting...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Charlotte Area Presbyterian Churches React to Gay Marriage Vote; New Definition of Marriage

    Charlotte Area Presbyterian Churches React to Gay Marriage Vote; New Definition of Marriage

    Sunday, June 22 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-06-22 23:35:14 GMT
    The Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly, which met in Detroit, Mich. last week, voted, 61 percent to 39 percent, in favor of allowing ordained ministers to officiate weddings between two people of the same gender in states where it is legal. The move is one that is being welcomed by some and is upsetting to others.
    The Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly, which met in Detroit, Mich. last week, voted, 61 percent to 39 percent, in favor of allowing ordained ministers to officiate weddings between two people of the same gender in states where it is legal. The move is one that is being welcomed by some and is upsetting to others.
  • Prescription Drug Arrest Roundup in Kannapolis

    Prescription Drug Arrest Roundup in Kannapolis

    Saturday, June 21 2014 9:46 PM EDT2014-06-22 01:46:00 GMT
    The Kannapolis Police Department arrested 22 people in what they called a “roundup” earlier today.
    The Kannapolis Police Department arrested 22 people in what they called a “roundup” earlier today.
  • Darrell Waltrip Talks About His Lifelong Connection to Broadcasting

    Darrell Waltrip Talks About His Lifelong Connection to Broadcasting

    Thursday, May 29 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-05-30 03:02:28 GMT
    This Sunday, the NASCAR on FOX broadcast team will call their final Sprint Cup Series race of the 2014 season. The announcers in the booth, comprised up of Darrell Waltrip, Larry McReynolds and Mike Joy, have been calling races together since the 2001 season.

    For Darrell Waltrip, it seems broadcasting is in his blood. He got his start in Nashville co-hosting a racing-themed television show.
    This Sunday, the NASCAR on FOX broadcast team will call their final Sprint Cup Series race of the 2014 season. The announcers in the booth, comprised up of Darrell Waltrip, Larry McReynolds and Mike Joy, have been calling races together since the 2001 season.

    For Darrell Waltrip, it seems broadcasting is in his blood. He got his start in Nashville co-hosting a racing-themed television show.

  • Wendell Scott: NASCAR's First African-American Hall of Famer

    Wendell Scott: NASCAR's First African-American Hall of Famer

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 10:18 PM EDT2014-05-29 02:18:57 GMT
    On May 21, 2014, the NASCAR Hall of Fame voting panel designated the first African-American driver and race winner, Wendell Scott, as an inductee.
    On May 21, 2014, the NASCAR Hall of Fame voting panel designated the first African-American driver and race winner, Wendell Scott, as an inductee.
  • A Legend's Walk Through The NASCAR Hall of Fame

    A Legend's Walk Through The NASCAR Hall of Fame

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-05-28 02:27:16 GMT
    "Iron Man" Jack Ingram has long been a supporter for the NASCAR Hall of Fame. He was one of the people present at its groundbreaking, and he made the trek from Asheville last Wednesday, May 21 to be there when the inductees for 2015 were announced.
    "Iron Man" Jack Ingram has long been a supporter for the NASCAR Hall of Fame. He was one of the people present at its groundbreaking, and he made the trek from Asheville last Wednesday, May 21 to be there when the inductees for 2015 were announced.
  • Kurt Busch Asks Priest To Join Him for the Indy 500, Coca Cola 600

    Kurt Busch Asks Priest To Join Him for the Indy 500, Coca Cola 600

    Saturday, May 24 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-05-25 02:58:30 GMT
    As Kurt Busch heads to Indianapolis for the Indy 500, Fr. Dale Grubba will be with him.
    As Kurt Busch heads to Indianapolis for the Indy 500, Fr. Dale Grubba will be with him.
  • Picking a Pastor for the Race

    Picking a Pastor for the Race

    Friday, May 23 2014 10:59 PM EDT2014-05-24 02:59:16 GMT
    At the start of every NASCAR race, the pre-race ceremony includes an invocation. For this year’s Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, retired Army Colonel James Buckner will lead the prayer.“They called me on the Friday,” said Buckner. “And said, “Would you?” and I said, “I’m honored. I’d love to do it.””Buckner delivered the prayer on the National Day of Prayer Breakfast held at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS). CMS President Marcus Smith was in attendance.“I was just so impressed with h...
    At the start of every NASCAR race, the pre-race ceremony includes an invocation. For this year’s Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, retired Army Colonel James Buckner will lead the prayer.“They called me on the Friday,” said Buckner. “And said, “Would you?” and I said, “I’m honored. I’d love to do it.””Buckner delivered the prayer on the National Day of Prayer Breakfast held at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS). CMS President Marcus Smith was in attendance.“I was just so impressed with h...
  • Motor Racing Outreach: Racing Ministry Focused on Community

    Motor Racing Outreach: Racing Ministry Focused on Community

    Thursday, May 22 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-05-23 03:43:36 GMT
    Motor Racing Outreach (MRO) is a ministry focused on serving the racing world at the track.
    Motor Racing Outreach (MRO) is a ministry focused on serving the racing world at the track.
  • Behind the Scenes with Joe Gibbs Racing's Weekly Bible Studies

    Behind the Scenes with Joe Gibbs Racing's Weekly Bible Studies

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-05-22 01:58:58 GMT
    Bob Dyar is one of four chaplains employed by Joe Gibbs Racing, which fields teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series, as well as the Camping World Truck Series.
    Bob Dyar is one of four chaplains employed by Joe Gibbs Racing, which fields teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series, as well as the Camping World Truck Series.
  • Behind the Scenes of the All-Star Pre-Race Show

    Behind the Scenes of the All-Star Pre-Race Show

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-05-21 03:57:09 GMT
    This year’s Sprint All-Star Race Pre-Race Show was arguably one of the best in the race’s history. Especially, if you ask the man who heads up Jay Howard Entertainment, the organization tasked with producing the show.
    This year’s Sprint All-Star Race Pre-Race Show was arguably one of the best in the race’s history. Especially, if you ask the man who heads up Jay Howard Entertainment, the organization tasked with producing the show.
  • Faith and Racing Leads to Shepherd's Ministry

    Faith and Racing Leads to Shepherd's Ministry

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-05-21 03:26:37 GMT
    Morgan Shepherd grew up in rural North Carolina, the son of a moon shiner. Life around the farm taught him valuable lessons and skills.
    Morgan Shepherd grew up in rural North Carolina, the son of a moon shiner. Life around the farm taught him valuable lessons and skills.
  • Faith And Love Fuel NASCAR's Michael McDowell

    Faith And Love Fuel NASCAR's Michael McDowell

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 3:08 PM EDT2014-05-20 19:08:08 GMT
    Michael McDowell races for Leavine Family Racing in the No. 95 K-LOVE Ford Fusion. He also incorporates his faith into everything he does, including his racing.
    Michael McDowell races for Leavine Family Racing in the No. 95 K-LOVE Ford Fusion. He also incorporates his faith into everything he does, including his racing.
  • Fans Turnout for NASCAR Legends in Mooresville

    Fans Turnout for NASCAR Legends in Mooresville

    Sunday, May 18 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-05-19 02:25:25 GMT
    NASCAR’s legends were in Mooresville today to sign autographs and meet with fans at Memory Lane Museum. Fans began lining up to meet the stars nearly six hours before the event began.
    NASCAR’s legends were in Mooresville today to sign autographs and meet with fans at Memory Lane Museum. Fans began lining up to meet the stars nearly six hours before the event began.
  • Reddit Fans Vote Wise Into The All-Star Race

    Reddit Fans Vote Wise Into The All-Star Race

    Saturday, May 17 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-05-17 23:27:29 GMT
    Josh Wise and his No. 98 Phil Parsons Racing Dogecoin Chevrolet will be in the field for tonight’s Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. His team won the Sprint Fan Vote after a groundswell of support from the Reddit.com community.
    Josh Wise and his No. 98 Phil Parsons Racing Dogecoin Chevrolet will be in the field for tonight’s Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. His team won the Sprint Fan Vote after a groundswell of support from the Reddit.com community.
  • NASCAR Legends Go To Raleigh

    NASCAR Legends Go To Raleigh

    Thursday, May 15 2014 1:08 AM EDT2014-05-15 05:08:24 GMT
    Eight NASCAR legends made their way to Raleigh Wednesday to be honored by the North Carolina House of Representatives, Senate and Governor Pat McCrory.
    Eight NASCAR legends made their way to Raleigh Wednesday to be honored by the North Carolina House of Representatives, Senate and Governor Pat McCrory.
  • Love, Loss And Learning

    Love, Loss And Learning

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-05-15 03:05:53 GMT
    Long-time rivals share a bond forged on love and loss.
    Long-time rivals share a bond forged on love and loss.
  • North Carolina's Auto Racing History Lives Here

    North Carolina's Auto Racing History Lives Here

    Monday, May 12 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-05-13 02:46:04 GMT
    The North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame (NCARHOF) has been a Mooresville landmark for nearly 20 years. The museum houses cars and historical items from numerous racing series, all connected to North Carolina.
    The North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame (NCARHOF) has been a Mooresville landmark for nearly 20 years. The museum houses cars and historical items from numerous racing series, all connected to North Carolina.
  • Charlotte Motor Speedway readies for race weeks

    Charlotte Motor Speedway readies for race weeks

    Thursday, May 8 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-05-09 00:38:52 GMT
    Charlotte Motor Speedway is preparing for two big events later this month. The Sprint All-Star Race is set for May 17 and the Coca-Cola 600 is planned for May 25.
    Charlotte Motor Speedway is preparing for two big events later this month. The Sprint All-Star Race is set for May 17 and the Coca-Cola 600 is planned for May 25.
  • 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.
  • The Irvans: NASCAR's Newest Dynasty

    The Irvans: NASCAR's Newest Dynasty

    Monday, May 5 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-05-05 23:39:18 GMT
    Jared Irvan is a 16-year-old racer who is also the son of a NASCAR legend. His dad, Ernie Irvan, is the 1991 Daytona 500 champion and the winner of an additional 14 Sprint Cup races. Now, Ernie is focused on helping his son excel.
    Jared Irvan is a 16-year-old racer who is also the son of a NASCAR legend. His dad, Ernie Irvan, is the 1991 Daytona 500 champion and the winner of an additional 14 Sprint Cup races. Now, Ernie is focused on helping his son excel.
  • Sam Bass: NASCAR Fan and Artist

    Sam Bass: NASCAR Fan and Artist

    Monday, May 5 2014 2:29 AM EDT2014-05-05 06:29:58 GMT
    Sam Bass has created the covers for the race programs at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and he was also named NASCAR's first officially licensed artist. His paintings capture iconic moments in NASCAR’s history. Some of the most popular paint schemes in recent memory also carry his designs.
    Sam Bass has created the covers for the race programs at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and he was also named NASCAR's first officially licensed artist. His paintings capture iconic moments in NASCAR’s history. Some of the most popular paint schemes in recent memory also carry his designs.
  • Reddit post leads to NASCAR sponsorship

    Reddit post leads to NASCAR sponsorship

    Friday, May 2 2014 9:52 PM EDT2014-05-03 01:52:23 GMT
    When Josh Wise hits the track in Talladega, Al. this weekend, his Phil Parsons Racing No. 98 Ford will carry the Dogecoin sponsorship. While a new sponsor is a good thing, it’s the way the internet currency landed on the car’s fenders that has attracted attention from around the globe.
    When Josh Wise hits the track in Talladega, Al. this weekend, his Phil Parsons Racing No. 98 Ford will carry the Dogecoin sponsorship. While a new sponsor is a good thing, it’s the way the internet currency landed on the car’s fenders that has attracted attention from around the globe.
  • McCrory Honors Racing With Official Month

    McCrory Honors Racing With Official Month

    Thursday, May 1 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-05-01 23:31:29 GMT
    North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory visited Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS) today to proclaim May “Motorsports Month” in North Carolina.
    North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory visited Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS) today to proclaim May “Motorsports Month” in North Carolina.
  • 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.
  • Behind the scenes with NASCAR on FOX

    Behind the scenes with NASCAR on FOX

    Monday, April 14 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-04-14 16:31:18 GMT
    For the first 13 weeks of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, the NASCAR on FOX team brings the races to the television screen for race fans.
    For the first 13 weeks of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, the NASCAR on FOX team brings the races to the television screen for race fans.
  • 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."
  • Harsh Winter Leads to Blood Drive Cancellations

    Harsh Winter Leads to Blood Drive Cancellations

    Monday, March 31 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-04-01 01:55:56 GMT
    CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. - More than 3000 blood drives were canceled across the Carolinas due to harsh weather this winter, according to a spokesman for the American Red Cross.
    CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. - More than 3000 blood drives were canceled across the Carolinas due to harsh weather this winter, according to a spokesman for the American Red Cross.
  • 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.
  • Affordable Care Act Deadline Looms

    Affordable Care Act Deadline Looms

    Sunday, March 30 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-03-30 23:35:17 GMT
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The deadline to enroll for health insurancecoverage under the Affordable Care Act is tomorrow, March 31. As the deadline approaches, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)announced that “more than 6 million Americans have signed up for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplaces since October 1.”For anyone looking to meet the coverage deadline, Legal Services of Southern Piedmont is holding an enrollment help event today from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.According ...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The deadline to enroll for health insurancecoverage under the Affordable Care Act is tomorrow, March 31. As the deadline approaches, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)announced that “more than 6 million Americans have signed up for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplaces since October 1.”For anyone looking to meet the coverage deadline, Legal Services of Southern Piedmont is holding an enrollment help event today from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.According ...
  • 600 Festival Celebrates 30th Anniversary With New Events

    600 Festival Celebrates 30th Anniversary With New Events

    Thursday, March 27 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-03-27 22:20:08 GMT
    CONCORD – In celebration of its 30th anniversary, 600 Festival organizerscreated three new events for the weeks leading up to the Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Mayors from Concord and Kannapolis along with other city and industry leaders were on hand Thursdayto make the announcement.In conjunction with the Village Jiggy Jam event in Kannapolis May 9, the 600 Festival Association will feature two racing movies starting at 8:15 p.m. Union Street in Concord will host a parade of hau...
    CONCORD – In celebration of its 30th anniversary, 600 Festival organizerscreated three new events for the weeks leading up to the Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Mayors from Concord and Kannapolis along with other city and industry leaders were on hand Thursdayto make the announcement.In conjunction with the Village Jiggy Jam event in Kannapolis May 9, the 600 Festival Association will feature two racing movies starting at 8:15 p.m. Union Street in Concord will host a parade of hau...
  • Statesville Company Bringing “Nice Dreams” To The Masses

    Statesville Company Bringing “Nice Dreams” To The Masses

    Thursday, March 27 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-03-27 22:12:28 GMT
    Statesville's Bebida Beverage Company and the comedy pair Cheech and Chong are teaming up to make “Cheech and Chong’s Nice Dreams Relaxation Ice Cream.”In a statement,BeBevCo said the ice-cream will be “hemp and supplement-infused.”
    Statesville's Bebida Beverage Company and the comedy pair Cheech and Chong are teaming up to make “Cheech and Chong’s Nice Dreams Relaxation Ice Cream.”In a statement,BeBevCo said the ice-cream will be “hemp and supplement-infused.”
  • 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.
  • Newton Fire Department Expands Life-Saving Capabilities

    Newton Fire Department Expands Life-Saving Capabilities

    Sunday, March 23 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-03-23 23:16:24 GMT
    NEWTON, NC – The Newton Fire Department will now be even more visible around town. Newton City Council recently voted to use the agency in a primary role for medical emergency situations.“Whenever the EMS crews and rescue squads are dispatched, the fire department will be dispatched,” said Newton Fire Chief Kevin Yoder.Chief Yoder says the fire department has been providing this service on an as needed basis for nearly five years. The vote from Newton City Council means the department will no...
    NEWTON, NC – The Newton Fire Department will now be even more visible around town. Newton City Council recently voted to use the agency in a primary role for medical emergency situations.“Whenever the EMS crews and rescue squads are dispatched, the fire department will be dispatched,” said Newton Fire Chief Kevin Yoder.Chief Yoder says the fire department has been providing this service on an as needed basis for nearly five years. The vote from Newton City Council means the department will no...
  • 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.
  • Holocaust Survivor Shares Story

    Holocaust Survivor Shares Story

    Saturday, March 22 2014 8:51 PM EDT2014-03-23 00:51:11 GMT
    NEWTON, NC - On this day in 1933, Nazi's opened thefirst concentration camp outside the city of Dachau in Germany. The decades old facility held more than 200,000 people throughout its operation, with 20 percent of the population being killed.The atrocities committed during World War II by Adolf Hitler's regime is something Holocaust survivor Dr. Walter Ziffer does not want anyone to forget.Ziffer recently spoke to a crowd gathered at Abernethy Laurels Retirement Community in Newton. There he...
    NEWTON, NC - On this day in 1933, Nazi's opened thefirst concentration camp outside the city of Dachau in Germany. The decades old facility held more than 200,000 people throughout its operation, with 20 percent of the population being killed.The atrocities committed during World War II by Adolf Hitler's regime is something Holocaust survivor Dr. Walter Ziffer does not want anyone to forget.Ziffer recently spoke to a crowd gathered at Abernethy Laurels Retirement Community in Newton. There he...
  • 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.
  • Visitation for Officer Jason Crisp

    Visitation for Officer Jason Crisp

    Monday, March 17 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-03-17 15:57:03 GMT
    MARION, NC - The visitation for murdered U.S. Forest Service Officer Jason Crisp was held Sunday in Marion, NC.
    MARION, NC - The visitation for murdered U.S. Forest Service Officer Jason Crisp was held Sunday in Marion, NC. Family, friends and numerous law enforcement agencies were on hand to pay respects. Crisp was gunned down along with his K-9 partner Maros by Troy David Whisnant on Wednesday Mar. 12. Whisnant was being sought in connection with the murder of his father and stepmother. After shooting Crisp, Whisnant was killed by police.
  • Visitation for Officer Jason Crisp

    Visitation for Officer Jason Crisp

  • Spiritual Advice For NASCAR and American Idol

    Spiritual Advice For NASCAR and American Idol

    Thursday, March 13 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-03-13 21:55:56 GMT
    Harrisburg's Billy Mauldin is now a spiritual adviser to American Idol as well as motorsport drivers.
    Harrisburg's Billy Mauldin is now a spiritual adviser to American Idol as well as motorsport drivers.
  • 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.
  • The Dead Victimized In Lenoir

    The Dead Victimized In Lenoir

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 10:21 PM EST2014-03-06 03:21:31 GMT
    LENOIR, NC - It seems metal poachers do not hold anything sacred. Unfortunately, that includes vases adorning grave sites. This week, Blue Ridge Cemetery in Lenoir discovered more than 130 bronze vases missing...
    LENOIR, NC - It seems metal poachers do not hold anything sacred. Unfortunately, that includes vases adorning grave sites. This week, Blue Ridge Cemetery in Lenoir discovered more than 130 bronze vases missing from the tops of burial plots. Each vase is worth $300 and the theft amounts to more than $41,000.
  • There's No Horsing Around With This Vote

    There's No Horsing Around With This Vote

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 9:24 PM EST2014-03-05 02:24:00 GMT
    MORGANTON, NC - On March 11, people in the North Carolina equine industry will vote. The issue at hand is a "self-assessment"...
    MORGANTON, NC - On March 11, people in the North Carolina equine industry will vote. The issue at hand is a "self-assessment"...
  • Community College Asks Public To Help Pick New Mascot

    Community College Asks Public To Help Pick New Mascot

    Monday, March 3 2014 9:04 PM EST2014-03-04 02:04:29 GMT
    CVCC has decided to replace their decade-old mascot, The Buccaneer, with something more suited to the area.
    CVCC has decided to replace their decade-old mascot, The Buccaneer, with something more suited to the area.
  • The Place Where Dream Cars Are Reality

    The Place Where Dream Cars Are Reality

    Sunday, March 2 2014 9:31 PM EST2014-03-03 02:31:17 GMT
    Paramount Classic CarsParamount Classic Cars
    HICKORY, NC – If you are a gearhead, Hickory might be the city for you. Paramount Classic Cars serves as the area's baby boomer paradise.
    HICKORY, NC – If you are a gearhead, Hickory might be the city for you. Paramount Classic Cars serves as the area's baby boomer paradise. "It's a museum slash sales lot," said Kennith Stewart, manager, Paramount Classic Cars. "We have about 147 cars here. We have some that we can sell and some are part of my owner's private collection. But, the majority of them are for sale." The collection belongs to auto dealer Be...
  • The Battle for "Bunker Hill"

    The Battle for "Bunker Hill"

    Friday, February 28 2014 11:10 PM EST2014-03-01 04:10:52 GMT
    Bunker Hill Covered Bridge in Claremont, NC was built in 1894.Bunker Hill Covered Bridge in Claremont, NC was built in 1894.
    CLAREMONT, NC - In 1894, a new bridge was built in Claremont. It was actually a mandate from the county to local land owners. At the time, it is doubtful anyone could have predicted the structure’s historical significance.
    CLAREMONT, NC - In 1894, a new bridge was built in Claremont. It was actually a mandate from the county to local land owners. At the time, it is doubtful anyone could have predicted the structure’s historical significance.
  • A "House" Divided

    A "House" Divided

    Friday, February 28 2014 3:19 PM EST2014-02-28 20:19:48 GMT
    "The House of the Spirits" on a courtroom podium in Watauga County."The House of the Spirits" on a courtroom podium in Watauga County.
    BOONE, NC - Isabel Allende’s “The House of the Spirits” was at the center of a controversy in Watauga County. A teacher at Watauga High planned to teach the text in a sophomore honors English class last fall, until parents objected.
    BOONE, NC - Isabel Allende’s “The House of the Spirits” was at the center of a controversy in Watauga County. A teacher at Watauga High planned to teach the text in a sophomore honors English class last fall, until parents objected.
  • Lenoir-Rhyne University readies for new chapel

    Lenoir-Rhyne University readies for new chapel

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 9:05 PM EST2014-02-27 02:05:18 GMT
    Lenoir-Rhyne University Chapel under construction.Lenoir-Rhyne University Chapel under construction.
    Lenoir-Rhyne University is getting closer to having a chapel.
    Lenoir-Rhyne University is getting closer to having a chapel.
  • 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.
  • Conover's House of Furniture

    Conover's House of Furniture

    Monday, February 24 2014 6:00 PM EST2014-02-24 23:00:13 GMT
    Local manufacturer's chair was used in Netflix's hit-series "House of Cards."
    Local manufacturer's chair was used in Netflix's hit-series "House of Cards."
  • Iron Man Among NASCAR's Newest Hall of Famers

    Iron Man Among NASCAR's Newest Hall of Famers

    Sunday, February 23 2014 8:46 PM EST2014-02-24 01:46:30 GMT
    Jack Ingram won two championships and 31 races.
    Jack Ingram won two championships and 31 races.
  • Foothills Firewater Making A Splash

    Foothills Firewater Making A Splash

    Thursday, February 20 2014 11:20 PM EST2014-02-21 04:20:45 GMT
    The company was invited by Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine invited Catawba Brewing to participate in Microbrew Madness, an NCAA playoff style, five round bracketed competition where beer lovers vote on their favorite bands.
    The company was invited by Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine invited Catawba Brewing to participate in Microbrew Madness, an NCAA playoff style, five round bracketed competition where beer lovers vote on their favorite bands.
  • App State Students Seeking Insight On Chancellor Search

    App State Students Seeking Insight On Chancellor Search

    Tuesday, February 18 2014 9:15 PM EST2014-02-19 02:15:53 GMT
    Appalachian State's student newspaper has taken issue with what it perceives as a lack of transparency surrounding the selection of a new chancellor. 
    Appalachian State's student newspaper has taken issue with what it perceives as a lack of transparency surrounding the selection of a new chancellor. 
  • The Olympic Treatment

    The Olympic Treatment

    Monday, February 17 2014 11:24 PM EST2014-02-18 04:24:51 GMT
    A local business is getting a lot of attention after one of its products made its way into the Winter Olympics broadcast.
    A local business is getting a lot of attention after one of its products made its way into the Winter Olympics broadcast.
  • First Lady of Foothills Racing

    First Lady of Foothills Racing

    Sunday, February 16 2014 4:02 PM EST2014-02-16 21:02:22 GMT
    Local racing prodigy looking to make her mark on the national stage.
    Local racing prodigy looking to make her mark on the national stage.
  • Leaders Working For Change In Caldwell County

    Leaders Working For Change In Caldwell County

    Saturday, February 15 2014 2:12 PM EST2014-02-15 19:12:01 GMT
    When you think about drug addiction, there is a chance prescription drugs do not come to mind. That is part of the problem, and a Caldwell County group, Leaders for Change, is working to raise awareness and make an impact on the community.
    When you think about drug addiction, there is a chance prescription drugs do not come to mind. That is part of the problem, and a Caldwell County group, Leaders for Change, is working to raise awareness and make an impact on the community.
  • Snow Won't Stop Valentine's Day

    Snow Won't Stop Valentine's Day

    Thursday, February 13 2014 7:22 PM EST2014-02-14 00:22:06 GMT
    As the winter storm approached Hickory, Whitfield’s By Design made the call to deliver Valentine’s Day flowers early this year.
    As the winter storm approached Hickory, Whitfield’s By Design made the call to deliver Valentine’s Day flowers early this year.
  • Hickory Snow Night

    Hickory Snow Night

    Snow falls in the foothills.
    Snow falls in the foothills.
  • Granite Falls Snow

    Granite Falls Snow

    Video of snow falling in Granite Falls.
    Video of snow falling in Granite Falls.
  • Taylorsville Bracing For Winter Weather

    Taylorsville Bracing For Winter Weather

    This isn't the first time the Foothills have had snow, and they are ready.
    This isn't the first time the Foothills have had snow, and they are ready.
  • Foothills Preparing For The Worst

    Foothills Preparing For The Worst

    Tuesday, February 11 2014 10:29 PM EST2014-02-12 03:29:23 GMT
    Officials in the Foothills aren't taking any chances with winter weather on the horizon.
    Officials in the Foothills aren't taking any chances with winter weather on the horizon.
  • Saving Green By Going Green

    Saving Green By Going Green

    Monday, February 10 2014 10:40 PM EST2014-02-11 03:40:19 GMT
    Sustainable Foothills is a Caldwell County-based non-profit working with businesses to help them cut costs and become more environmentally friendly.
    Sustainable Foothills is a Caldwell County-based non-profit working with businesses to help them cut costs and become more environmentally friendly.
  • 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.
  • Harry Gant: Alexander County's Racing Legend

    Harry Gant: Alexander County's Racing Legend

    Saturday, February 8 2014 12:32 PM EST2014-02-08 17:32:19 GMT
    Alexander County is rich in racing history. "Handsome" Harry Gant is one of Taylorsville's favorite sons and a NASCAR legend. When he was growing up, he remembers Saturday nights in the neighboring city of Hickory.
    Alexander County is rich in racing history. "Handsome" Harry Gant is one of Taylorsville's favorite sons and a NASCAR legend. When he was growing up, he remembers Saturday nights in the neighboring city of Hickory.
  • Greenway The Latest Hickory Development In The Works

    Greenway The Latest Hickory Development In The Works

    Tuesday, February 4 2014 9:58 PM EST2014-02-05 02:58:02 GMT
    A new urban greenway is being proposed to connect Lenoir-Rhyne University with Union Square downtown. The price for this new project is nearly $27.5 Million.
    A new urban greenway is being proposed to connect Lenoir-Rhyne University with Union Square downtown. The price for this new project is nearly $27.5 Million.
  • Alexander County In Urgent Need Of Urgent Care

    Alexander County In Urgent Need Of Urgent Care

    Monday, February 3 2014 10:10 PM EST2014-02-04 03:10:51 GMT
    Local community anxiously awaiting new urgent care.
    Local community anxiously awaiting new urgent care.
  • City and College Partner to Create Manufacturing Jobs

    City and College Partner to Create Manufacturing Jobs

    Sunday, February 2 2014 1:21 PM EST2014-02-02 18:21:51 GMT
    Conover was once home to more than 200 manufacturing companies. Now, a partnership with Catawba Valley Community College, is helping the area progress in the form of the Manufacturing Solutions Center.
    Conover was once home to more than 200 manufacturing companies. Now, a partnership with Catawba Valley Community College, is helping the area progress in the form of the Manufacturing Solutions Center.
  • Alcohol A Tough Sell In Valdese

    Alcohol A Tough Sell In Valdese

    Thursday, January 30 2014 7:26 PM EST2014-01-31 00:26:43 GMT
    Local ABC Store is struggling.
    Local ABC Store is struggling.
  • 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.
  • Veterans Treatment Court Idea Gaining Steam

    Veterans Treatment Court Idea Gaining Steam

    Monday, January 27 2014 9:52 PM EST2014-01-28 02:52:41 GMT
    A local judicial district is looking into the possibility of a court to deal with military-specific cases.
    A local judicial district is looking into the possibility of a court to deal with military-specific cases.
  • The Jarretts: Newton's Royal Racing Family

    The Jarretts: Newton's Royal Racing Family

    Monday, January 27 2014 9:51 PM EST2014-01-28 02:51:02 GMT
    The Jarrett family will soon have its second member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
    The Jarrett family will soon have its second member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
  • Hickory The New 'College Town'?

    Hickory The New 'College Town'?

    Monday, January 27 2014 9:49 PM EST2014-01-28 02:49:38 GMT
    The City of Hickory has created a new commission to explore the idea of becoming a “university town.” Lenoir-Rhyne University is located within the city limits. “Hickory was formed in 1873, and then in 1893 Lenoir-Rhyne was established. So, we kind of grew up together,” said Mayor Rudy Wright. “We’ve always had a great relationship. But, we decided it might be nice to formalize that process.” The move is designed to help make Hickory synonymous with Lenoir-Rhyne University. “We want people,...
    The City of Hickory has created a new commission to explore the idea of becoming a “university town.” Lenoir-Rhyne University is located within the city limits. “Hickory was formed in 1873, and then in 1893 Lenoir-Rhyne was established. So, we kind of grew up together,” said Mayor Rudy Wright. “We’ve always had a great relationship. But, we decided it might be nice to formalize that process.” The move is designed to help make Hickory synonymous with Lenoir-Rhyne University. “We want people,...
  • Hickory Streets Are A Complicated Thing

    Hickory Streets Are A Complicated Thing

    Sunday, January 26 2014 9:42 PM EST2014-01-27 02:42:40 GMT
    The streets in Hickory can make travel interesting. With numerous boulevards, avenues, streets, drives and sometimes a combination, it can be hard to know which road you’re on.
    The streets in Hickory can make travel interesting. With numerous boulevards, avenues, streets, drives and sometimes a combination, it can be hard to know which road you’re on.
  • 25th District DA and Hospital Partner on DWI Blood-Testing

    25th District DA and Hospital Partner on DWI Blood-Testing

    Friday, January 24 2014 11:58 PM EST2014-01-25 04:58:00 GMT
    Catawba Valley Medical Center will now be handling all DWI blood-testing for cases in the 25th District.
    Catawba Valley Medical Center will now be handling all DWI blood-testing for cases in the 25th District.
  • What’s A Job Worth In Hickory?

    What’s A Job Worth In Hickory?

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 4:58 PM EST2014-01-22 21:58:42 GMT
    In August, HSM announced the planned creation of more than 150 Catawba County jobs over five years. Now, the Catawba County Economic Development Corporation is proposing a $500 per job economic incentive.
    In August, HSM announced the planned creation of more than 150 Catawba County jobs over five years. Now, the Catawba County Economic Development Corporation is proposing a $500 per job economic incentive.
  • Getting Friendly In Hickory

    Getting Friendly In Hickory

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 11:14 PM EST2014-02-06 04:14:16 GMT
    A Hickory group is looking to make a difference in the city.
    A Hickory group is looking to make a difference in the city.
  • 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.
  • Hickory Snow

    Hickory Snow

    Snow quickly covers the ground and pretty much everything in sight in Hickory.
    Snow quickly covers the ground and pretty much everything in sight in Hickory.
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  • Road-trip vacations that don't break the bank

    Road-trip vacations that don't break the bank

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:37:29 GMT
    Last-minute vacations don't need to be a headache or ridiculously expensive, especially if you make it a road trip. Even if you don't have a car, renting one can be an affordable option.Lauren Lyons Cole, a personal finance contributor to TheStreet.com, has some suggestions.
    Last-minute vacations don't need to be a headache or ridiculously expensive, especially if you make it a road trip. Even if you don't have a car, renting one can be an affordable option.Lauren Lyons Cole, a personal finance contributor to TheStreet.com, has some suggestions.
  • Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki to run New York City Marathon

    Wozniacki to run NYC Marathon

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:42:50 GMT
    Former No. 1-ranked tennis star Caroline Wozniacki plans to play a full tournament schedule this fall while fitting in time to train for the New York City Marathon. She said Thursday that she long had wanted to do a marathon and decided before Wimbledon that she could pull it off this year.
    Former No. 1-ranked tennis star Caroline Wozniacki plans to play a full tournament schedule this fall while fitting in time to train for the New York City Marathon. She said Thursday that she long had wanted to do a marathon and decided before Wimbledon that she could pull it off this year.
  • Trench collapse traps workers

    Trench collapse traps workers

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:56:22 GMT
    Two construction workers were rescued from a collapsed trench outside a home in Rye, N.Y. on Thursday.  Firefighters from across Westchester County responded to the scene at 15 Bradford Ave. at about noon.
    Two construction workers were rescued from a collapsed trench outside a home in Rye, N.Y. on Thursday.  Firefighters from across Westchester County responded to the scene at 15 Bradford Ave. at about noon.
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