News: Local News View All »

Jul. 25, 2015 @ 01:24 PM

Missing man's family returns to Caldwell

Relatives of Amos Shook, who was reported missing 43 years ago, said they were speechless when they heard that his 1968 Pontiac Catalina had been found Tuesday at the bottom of Lake Rhodhiss with human remains inside.

Jul. 28, 2015 @ 05:04 AM

Hottest job programs offered at CCC&TI

Money magazine recently released a list of “The Five Best Jobs You’ve Never Heard Of.” The list included jobs that are on the rise in demand, expecting to rise by 19 percent in staff levels, said the article. Out of the five, Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute offers programs for two of those careers.


Jul. 28, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Lenoir man coaches organ donors

During the day, Rob Smitty of Lenoir paints houses for his business, Smitty’s Restoration Services. But as soon as he gets home from work, his real job begins: making sure people who need organ transplants get that transplant before it is too late.


Jul. 27, 2015 @ 04:47 PM

Man accused of sex with boy

George William Sheffield, 51, of Elizabeth Street NW was arrested shortly before 7 p.m. Friday on a charge of first-degree sexual assault. The arrest report says only that the child was under 13. Police said the child was a boy.


Jul. 27, 2015 @ 04:06 PM

Arrests reported July 24-26


Sports: Local View All »

Jul. 27, 2015 @ 12:05 PM

Sisk silences Eastern Randolph

Caldwell starting pitcher Brandon Sisk allowed just one earned run on seven hits in a complete-game victory to help Post 29 claim a 7-3 victory over Eastern Randolph Post 81 in an elimination game at the North Carolina State tournament at Newman Park in Salisbury.


Jul. 25, 2015 @ 02:47 PM

Post 29 survives Garner

Caldwell County Post 29 lives to fight another day as Garrison Burress hit the game-winning, RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning to give Post 29 the 4-3 victory over the Garner Nationals in an elimination game in the North Carolina American Legion state tournament at Newman Park in Salisbury.


Jul. 25, 2015 @ 01:28 AM

Caldwell falls in opening round

Caldwell County scored the first two runs of the North Carolina American Legion state tournament, but surrendered six unanswered runs, resulting in a 6-2 loss to the Hope Mills Boosters on Friday at Newman Park in Salisbury.


Jul. 23, 2015 @ 03:19 PM

Post 29 set for state tournament

Caldwell County Post 29 packed up two large vans on Thursday afternoon and headed to Salisbury for the American Legion North Carolina state tournament that begins on Friday.