Jun. 26, 2015 @ 04:48 PM

Marcie's Kountry Kitchen closes

Marcie’s Kountry Kitchen, occupying the second floor of the Lenoir Golf Club, closed Thursday after opening in December.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 01:29 PM

Bunches taking reduced role in Lenoir

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.

Jun. 24, 2015 @ 04:10 PM

Local freight points to better economy

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.

Jun. 23, 2015 @ 03:40 PM

Lenoir to try patio dining by street

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.

Jun. 23, 2015 @ 01:28 PM

Software company to create 191 jobs in Hickory

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.

Jun. 23, 2015 @ 01:10 PM

Dinner cruise business set to open

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.

Jun. 23, 2015 @ 01:09 PM

Bakery in Granite Falls moves

Nicole Lee Confections will have a "re-grand opening" on Saturday to celebrate its move to a new location at 47 Falls Ave.

Jun. 23, 2015 @ 01:08 PM

How pretty is your horse?

Johnson’s Milling & Feed Inc. is hosting the Best-Looking Horse photography contest.

Jun. 19, 2015 @ 01:16 PM

CCC&TI gets grant for technology, engineering, manufacturing training

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.

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.