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Feb. 16, 2015 @ 06:57 PM

Bumgarner, Church welcome signs coming to Caldwell

Visitors to Caldwell County will soon be greeted by two of its most famous names, Madison Bumgarner and Eric Church.

At its meeting Monday night, the Caldwell County Board of Commissioners approved an agreement with the N.C. Department of Transportation to erect new welcome signs at each highway entrance to the county.


Feb. 12, 2015 @ 07:55 AM

Caldwell's RadioShacks survive cuts

Caldwell County's two RadioShack stores are not among more than 1,100 nationwide that will close after the company filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this month.


Jan. 06, 2015 @ 06:51 AM

Making a baby horse the hard way

Jennifer Burns hopes her horse will soon be visited by the stork with a special baby delivery.

But instead of delivering a baby, it will bring a package on dry ice.

That package will make a baby horse, but exactly how that will work is not for the squeamish.


Dec. 25, 2014 @ 08:28 AM

Mother feels a void in the holiday

Katie Dula says there is a big hole in her heart where her son, Raoul “Oolie” Dula, 34, once occupied. Even though her remaining children are home for Christmas, Katie feels a conspicuous absence.


Dec. 25, 2014 @ 07:54 AM

A different Christmas wish

There’s no Christmas tree in the corner, no presents waiting for the grandchildren, no stockings hung waiting to be filled – only a small but festive candle on the corner of the coffee table.

But Wednesday, Patricia B. Austin, 68, cooked Christmas dinner anyway, ready to celebrate the holiday with family.

She wants something different for Christmas this year – she wants to be fired.