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Man pleads guilty to breaking and entering, larceny

A Hickory man pleaded guilty to multiple felony charges in Burke County Superior Court on March 16.

Man admits to stabbing assault, police say

A Nebo man was arrested in Burke County after admitting to stabbing another man in the neck with a pocket knife.

Morganton man charged with credit card larceny, fraud

A Morganton man turned himself in on charges of felony credit card larceny and credit card fraud on Wednesday.

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Suspects charged in convenience store break-ins

Four Morganton men have been charged in connection with multiple break-ins that occurred at a local convenience store last year.

Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in child’s death

NEWTON – A Newton man, already serving time for a Burke County robbery, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the drowning death of his 4-year-old stepson.

Connelly Springs man faces drug charges

HICKORY, N.C. – A Connelly Springs man was charged with possessing drugs at a local motel Monday, officials said.

Man arrested on sex offense charge

A Morganton man was arrested Monday and charged with felony statutory rape/sex offense of a victim more than six years younger than him.

Busted at Walmart

Getting charged with crimes at Walmart in Morganton seems to be an upward trend. Find out who was charged during the week of March 15 to March 21.

Two charged with drug trafficking, possession

CONNELLY SPRINGS — Two men were arrested Wednesday and charged with drug trafficking after what law enforcement says was a lengthy investigation.

Busted at Walmart

Getting charged with crimes at Walmart in Morganton seems to be an upward trend. Find out who was charged during the week of March 8 to March 14.

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Feds indict 1 after noose put on Ole Miss integration statue

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — James Meredith, who integrated the University of Mississippi under federal protection a half century ago, says it's a shame that state authorities deferred to the federal government to bring charges after a noose was left on a campus statue of him.

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