First Citizens Bank will move its Granite Falls office, but customers won’t have to get used to driving a different route.
On Saturday, The Patterson Equestrian Center will officially become open to the public for horseback riding lessons and equestrian events, including horse shows and mini competitions.
Seasonal factors again pushed up local unemployment rates, but Caldwell County’s progress compared to this same point a year ago is among the best in the state.
A number of the problems and frustrations local officials face are common to rural counties across the state, as evidenced by discussion Wednesday morning at a forum at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center sponsored by The Rural Center, an organization that advocates for rural counties. The forum was one of six that The Rural Center is holding across the state to gather input as it prepares its agenda for 2016.
Google is considering constructing a nearly 129-foot-tall building -- about as tall as a 10-story office building -- next to Google's first building in Lenoir off of Lynnhaven Drive, near the main entrance to its campus.
Some of Google's neighbors don't feel too neighborly toward the technology giant. A few came to complain to the Lenoir Planning Board, but not about a proposal to allow buildings up to 150 feet tall.
Sealed Air Corp. will receive up to $60,000 in job-creation incentives from Lenoir after its current expansion, which is expected to lead to 20 new jobs.
Exela Pharma Sciences, which makes injectable and ophthalmic pharmaceutical products, plans to add up to 35 new jobs within a year, according to information provided by the Caldwell County Economic Development Commission. The company, which is based in the former Broyhill Furniture Industries headquarters on U.S. 321, had about 40 employees at the start of 2013, 109 in August 2014 and has 159 now.
Housing is a hidden factor affecting the statistical picture of Caldwell County, economic development officials said Tuesday. Or, rather, the lack of certain kinds of housing, especially new apartments, is hiding some of the effects of the local job growth over the past couple of years.
A restaurant called Camelot operated until 2004 in a vaguely castle-like building near Hibriten High School and included a miniature golf course. Now former Camelot owner Robert Greer and his business partner, Tommy Craig, have decided to give the place a second chance, or what some call a mulligan.
The building that formerly housed a dry cleaning business that was the subject of a lawsuit over improper handling of chemicals was torn down Monday, but to make more space for parking for other stores, not because of anything related to the problems of Piedmont Cleaners.
Lenoir will see Caldwell County’s first major retail opening in five years this Friday with a ribbon-cutting at the new Dunham’s Sports.
The number of local residents with jobs went up by more than 200, but Caldwell County’s unemployment rate for May was 6.6 percent, up from April’s 5.8 percent. The unemployment rate went up in May in 97 of the state’s 100 counties, as it generally does at that time of year.
CommunityOne Bank announced it has completed its purchase of the Lenoir branch of CertusBank and has appointed a former CertusBank manager to run the branch.
Shareholders of the French pharmaceutical company Stallergenes have approved a proposed merger with the company that owns Lenoir's Greer Laboratories.
Marcie’s Kountry Kitchen, occupying the second floor of the Lenoir Golf Club, closed Thursday after opening in December.
Al Bunch, a part-owner of Foothills Radio Group since December 2005, has been hired as general manager of Curtis Media of the Triad, which owns three radio stations in the Winston-Salem/Greensboro/High Point market. Because of the move, his wife, Lilly Bunch, will be stepping down as executive director of the Helping Hands Clinic on Harper Avenue in downtown Lenoir, which provides medical care for the uninsured.
Signs of a strengthening economy have illuminated some things that Lenoir and Caldwell County officials may not have gotten around to doing when they created the freight-transfer operation known as the transload.
Customers at 1841 Café may soon have an option of outdoor seating on Main Street after the Lenoir City Council members approved a pilot program Tuesday that would allow converting two parking spaces into a patio-seating area.
A computer software company that works with the trucking industry plans to invest $400,000 opening a site in Hickory that will create 191 jobs over the next three years, state and Catawba County officials announced Tuesday.
A newly renovated marina and a new business offering dinner cruises on Lake Hickory both will have grand openings and ribbon-cutting ceremonies at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Nicole Lee Confections will have a "re-grand opening" on Saturday to celebrate its move to a new location at 47 Falls Ave.
Johnson’s Milling & Feed Inc. is hosting the Best-Looking Horse photography contest.
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute recently received a $400,000 grant from the Golden Leaf Foundation in support of training for high-demand jobs in the areas of technology, engineering, and advanced manufacturing.