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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.


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 09:35 AM

Autistic artist speaks out against bullying

D.J. Svoboda will not look you in the eye. He will not reach out to shake your hand when you meet him. He speaks in an upbeat tone similar to that of a young child. However, Svoboda is 31 years old.


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 09:30 AM

Cajah’s Mtn. no closer to manager decision

Members of the Cajah’s Mountain Town Council agree that they learned a lot from the forced resignation of the former town manager, but they continued Tuesday night to have trouble moving forward on how the town government should be managed.


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 06:20 AM

5-car pileup blocks N.C. 18

Two people were taken to the hospital Monday morning after a five-car accident on Morganton Boulevard in Gamewell that smashed a pickup and left the road littered with shattered glass and car parts.

Brandi Harris, 21, of U.S. 70 in Morganton was driving her 2003 Dodge pickup south on the road near Pineburr Road shortly before 8 a.m. when she hit the back of a black 1994 Toyota pickup driven by Kristen Hartley, 33, of Doe Hill Place in Lenoir, said Master Trooper K.W. Milligan of the N.C. Highway Patrol.


Aug. 25, 2014 @ 09:41 AM

Expiration of tax credits could slow local development

Historic properties in Lenoir like the Center Theater and the old Blue Bell factory on College Avenue may be facing tougher paths to rehabilitation, as special tax credits that help property owners are set to expire at the end of the year.

If the state’s Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits are allowed to expire at the end of this year as planned, it could put a damper on the development of historic buildings all over North Carolina, including Lenoir and Caldwell County.