Authorities searching for missing Morganton man

- Authorities in Burke County are searching for a missing Morganton man who is believed to have dementia or a cognitive impairment.

James Nelson Abernathy, 52, is approximately 6 feet tall and weighs 215 pounds. He was last seen wearing a grey hoodie, blue shorts, and brown bedroom shoes.  He was last seen at 100 Reed St. in Morganton.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts are asked to call Drexel Police Dept. at 828-437-1911.

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