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Oct. 24, 2014 @ 08:18 AM

'If he gets out of jail he's going to kill us'

As James Roberts and Melinda Nicole "Nicky" Curtis sped through the Granite Falls area Tuesday afternoon to try to escape Curtis' husband, Roberts kept telling Curtis to keep her head down.

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 08:03 AM

Memories, but no memorial

Crouching at the grave of her 4-year-old daughter, Misty Barker Vess frowned at the plastic flower vase blown over by the wind. Determined, Vess scooped out a few handfuls of dirt from under it and firmly placed the vase back upright. She rearranged the silk flowers so that they once again stood tall.

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 06:14 AM

Principals focus on improving scores, attendance

During a day of presentations on their two-year school improvement plans, Caldwell County principals talked to school board members Wednesday mostly about improving math and reading scores as well as attendance.

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 06:05 AM

Town gets surprise on veterans memorial

A piece of the Granite Falls Veterans Memorial showed up early like an unexpected Christmas present, so the memorial should be functionally -- and perhaps totally -- complete when it is dedicated on Nov. 11, members of the town's memorial committee announced Thursday.

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:21 AM

CCC&TI festival focuses on birthday

Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute students, faculty and staff brought out their party hats and noisemakers at the annual Fall Festival, which had the theme of a birthday party.