Jun. 18, 2015 @ 02:51 PM

Notions about Caldwell County economy shattered

One by one, 15 teachers took turns talking about the things they had seen and learned during tours of Caldwell County industries. The words “amazed” and “amazing” got quite a workout.

Jun. 18, 2015 @ 10:58 AM

Duke Energy aims to help low-income save money

Homeowners residing in low-income neighborhoods in northern Lenoir may have noticed a flyer left at their door by Duke Energy. Those who tossed the flyer in the trash before reading it may not realize that Duke is offering some free services to help customers save money.

Jun. 17, 2015 @ 09:36 AM

Caldwell, Watauga students named Blue Ridge electric interns

Kaylen Kent and Luke Dellinger of Caldwell County are among four chosen to work as interns at Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corp. this summer.

Jun. 16, 2015 @ 03:42 PM

Shakeup shifts business-recruitment board

A former chairman of the Caldwell County Economic Development Commission and a business professor who is an authority on tourism and strategic planning are losing their seats on the EDC’s board of directors. Replacing them, and filling a vacant seat, are a county commissioner, a radio talk show host and the owner of a certified public accounting firm.

Jun. 16, 2015 @ 08:41 AM

Funds available for unemployed to get training

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute has received grant funding to help cover the cost of training for people who are unemployed or underemployed and want to make a career change.

Jun. 15, 2015 @ 04:31 PM

New restaurant to open in Lenoir

Mulligan’s Tavern, a sports bar and full-service restaurant, opens Wednesday at 211 Arrowood St. in Lenoir, serving lunch and dinner every day but Tuesday.

Jun. 15, 2015 @ 04:31 PM

'Mood' business opens

Mood Changers offers fragrance lamps, lamp oils, baby oils, sunglasses, soaps, socks and accessories.

Jun. 15, 2015 @ 04:30 PM

Kathleen Jones joins Merrill Lynch

Kathleen Jones has joined Merrill Lynch as a financial advisor in its Lenoir office.

Jun. 13, 2015 @ 04:29 PM

Public records for June 14, 2015

Jun. 12, 2015 @ 09:46 AM

Blue Ridge Electric's rates remain flat

Customers of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corp. will see their rates stay unchanged for the second consecutive year, the company’s chief executive officer announced Thursday at Blue Ridge’s annual meeting at its corporate office in Lenoir, where Kelly Melton also was elected to represent the Caldwell district on the board of directors.

Jun. 10, 2015 @ 07:29 AM

Testing program called tool to match workers, jobs

Local economic development officials have embraced a testing program that promises to help employers find workers who have a proven level of ability in certain vital skills.

Jun. 09, 2015 @ 09:59 AM

Survey to probe employers' hotel needs

Major employers in Caldwell County soon will receive a survey asking about their needs for hotels for business guests.

Jun. 09, 2015 @ 09:43 AM

New goal for ASU football season: less trash

Planning is already underway at Appalachian State University on how to make more progress reducing trash produced during home football games.

Jun. 07, 2015 @ 10:08 AM

Public records for June 7, 2015

Jun. 02, 2015 @ 04:34 PM

Caldwell County native leads CVCC math department

Jonathan Loss of Hickory, a Caldwell County native, has been named head of the Mathematics Department at Catawba Valley Community College.

Jun. 02, 2015 @ 04:33 PM

Rhodes named to insurance organization

Sam Rhodes, an agent of New York Life Insurance Co. and the owner of Carolina First Associates, has qualified for the Top of the Table status of the Million Dollar Round Table – The Premier Association of Financial Professionals.

May. 26, 2015 @ 03:19 PM

Lenoir joins program targeting retirees

Efforts to diversify the Lenoir area’s economy gained another tool recently when Lenoir was accepted into the North Carolina Certified Retirement Community Program.

May. 26, 2015 @ 03:28 PM

Old friend welcomed back to Buffalo Cove

People lined up outside Buffalo Mercantile Co. and Cafe ahead of the store’s noon grand opening Saturday. Buffalo Mercantile Company was in operation from 1897 until 2006, and nine years later, local customers said they are pleased to see the store re-opening under the ownership of Tom Kassab. Kassab said he looks forward to carrying on traditions with the store while introducing new things, such as Italian cuisine and coffee blends.

May. 24, 2015 @ 05:26 AM

Old country store gets new life

There's both old and new in Buffalo Mercantile Co. and Café, formerly Todd's Country Store, which held a "grand re-opening" Saturday.

May. 22, 2015 @ 12:11 AM

Bike shop owners branch out to designing bikes

Jeff Welch and Shawn Moore are trying to pedal ahead of their predecessors by designing one bike that can handle all types of terrain.

May. 21, 2015 @ 03:02 PM

Lenoir RadioShack closing

After filing for bankruptcy protection, RadioShack released a list in February of 1,149 corporate-owned stores that could close, and the corporate-owned Lenoir store was not on the list. However, RadioShack spokesperson Casey Larsen said Wednesday that the store is scheduled to close by the end of June because of restructuring.

May. 19, 2015 @ 05:36 PM

Jim Sponenberg joins The Property Shop

Jim Sponenberg, a longtime local banker and community leader, has joined The Property Shop as an agent.

May. 19, 2015 @ 05:35 PM

Lenoir mill recognized for safety

Log Homes of America Inc. has been recognized by its insurer for the spotless safety record of its Lenoir milling operation in 2014.

May. 18, 2015 @ 06:27 PM

Heritage Home Group's CEO leaves

The man handpicked in 2013 to lead the company that was formed out of the bankrupt properties of Furniture Brands International is leaving the company.

May. 16, 2015 @ 04:30 PM

Lenoir resident a finalist in business plan contest

Syblena Findley of Lenoir was a finalist in Wilkes Community College’s Student Business Plan Writing Contest.