Veteran reporter for WSOC-TV covering 7 counties in the N.C. mountains and foothills. Father of 2, Auburn grad and Panthers fan who loves to golf, run and hike.

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Breaking Burke- fire marshal just confirmed one person died in this early morning fire near Hickory. SBI, Burke Sheriff deputies assisting with the investigation.
Breaking Burke- just got on the scene of a mobile home fire along Airport Rhodhiss road. Several departments from Catawba and Burke counties fighting it now.
Just got this photo from a viewer of the scene behind the Dollar Tree in Lenoir where the body was discovered in a creek.
Another arrest after deputies learn of threats made against Freedom High School in Burke County.
Breaking Lenoir- death investigation is underway. Shortly before 9am the Lenoir Police Department responded to a report of a body lying in the creek behind the Dollar Tree located along Blowing Rock Blvd. Upon arriving officers found Fritz Allen Colbert unresponsive.
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