• Police arrest man in connection with Burke County robberies


    BURKE COUNTY, N.C. - A man is due in court Monday on charges of robbing a convenience store in Hildebran and attempting to rob another one in Hickory this week.

    Deputies arrested 45-year-old William Lee Sparks of Connelly Springs late Thursday afternoon.

    He's in the Burke County jail under a $200,000 bond.

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