Two men, who, according to reports, were attempting to steal chickens in Crossnore, ran into an unusual dilemma.
Sometime between last Friday and Monday, someone broke into a residence at Old U.S. Highway 421 South in Deep Gap.
20-year-old Brian James Overton of Lenoir accepted a plea deal this week that will require him to speak to area high school students about the dangers of street racing.
21-year-old Timothy Allan Johnson of Hickory has been charged with kidnapping and assault by strangulation in Burke County.
MySpace said this week it will not comply with a request by attorneys general from eight states, including North Carolina, to hand over the names of registered sex offenders who use the site.
A new center at Duke University will study why more babies are born premature or underweight in the south than elsewhere in the nation.
The second suspect in attempted vehicle assault is in Avery County custody today. Saturday, two individuals attempted to run down officers at a roadblock, according to police reports.