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Aug. 28, 2014 @ 08:57 AM

Fiddlers' convention to mark decade of celebrating heritage

This weekend, campsites will dot the Yadkin River with firelight, and old-time and bluegrass music will echo across Happy Valley.

The 10th annual Historic Happy Valley Old-Time Fiddlers’ Convention starts Friday evening and runs through Sunday, expected to bring thousands to the field of the convention site to celebrate the heritage and culture of old-time and bluegrass music.

Aug. 28, 2014 @ 03:53 PM

Number of local jobs goes up

The total number of Caldwell County residents who have jobs increased in July even as a seasonal swing in the job market statewide caused the local unemployment rate to inch slightly higher, the N.C. Labor and Economic Analysis Division reported.


Aug. 28, 2014 @ 08:59 AM

Company gets belated formal welcome to Lenoir

Bakers Waste opened its Lenoir plant last year, but on Wednesday morning, city and county officials, economic development representatives and the company's top staff gathered for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting to celebrate the company’s success and formally welcome the company to the area.


Aug. 28, 2014 @ 08:12 AM

Using Facebook sends man to prison

A former Lenoir man who twice had been convicted of sex offenses with children is back in prison for starting a Facebook account, which as a sex offender he was not allowed to do.


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 05:01 PM

Shooting believed to be self-inflicted

Granite Falls Police say that a man found with a gunshot wound Wednesday afternoon may have shot himself.

Police did not release the man's name or details about his wound.He was transported to Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory.


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Aug. 23, 2014 @ 09:26 PM

English, Warriors earn first win

West Caldwell started 2014 strong Friday night, with a commanding win at home against North Wilkes, 35-6.


Aug. 23, 2014 @ 09:23 PM

Panthers handle West Iredell

For the second consecutive season, the Hibriten Panthers and the West Iredell Warriors combined for 106 points in the opening game of the season, and just like last the 2013 game, Hibriten walked out of the game 1-0.

Devell Maxwell led the way for Panthers, rushing for 209 yards on just nine carries and scoring four times to give Hibriten a 67-39 victory over West Iredell on Friday night in Statesville. Last season, the Panthers defeated the Warriors 69-37.


Aug. 23, 2014 @ 10:32 AM

Results from Friday night football

WEST CALDWELL 35, NORTH WILKES 6; HIBRITEN 67, WEST IREDELL 39

Jul. 28, 2014 @ 10:51 PM

A dual threat

Impressive pitching combined with potent offense earned South Caldwell's Taylor Purus the honor of Caldwell County's Player of the Year.