In 2014, George Milton Foster of Lenoir walked up the hill in his backyard to where his beehives sit and noticed that it took more effort than usual to get up the slope.
“I climb these hills with my bees, and I noticed a little shortness of breath. I didn’t think anything of it because I’m 72,” Foster said.
The wife of a man accused for driving drunk and trying to injure a Highway Patrol trooper says she was there and she disagrees with how officials described what happened.
Whether he was sitting at home entertaining guests with “Miss Margaret” or wearing a suit and tie while visiting one of the country’s most prominent senators in the U.S. Capitol, Alden E. Starnes was ever the same product of Dudley Shoals, people who knew him said. Starnes, 86, died Tuesday.
Residents who live near Wheeler Hollow Place north of Gamewell knew something wasn’t right when they heard three gunshots Tuesday morning.
Lenoir officials want the N.C. Department of Transportation to drop its long-term plans to radically remake Smith Crossroads into a broad interchange that would wipe out about 20 existing businesses.
The Caldwell Heritage Museum faces a financial crunch, and its director has resigned less than nine months after taking the post.
School officials began changing the procedure Tuesday for parents to pick up students at William Lenoir Middle School in hopes of eliminating the extremely long waits that on Monday caused traffic to back up along Taylorsville Road and deep onto Wilkesboro Boulevard.
A man was flown by helicopter to Mission Memorial Hospital in Asheville Tuesday morning after suffering a gunshot wound to the head on Wheeler Hollow Road. A woman was declared dead on the scene.
On the first day of school, William Lenoir Middle School students gave the word “new” a workout.
Kindergarten teacher Allyson Davis pointed at a letter on a piece of paper in front of her at a table separated from the rest of the students. Across the table, Peyton Webb, 5, her head buried under her arms, shyly peeked out and softly made the sound of a lowercase A. Davis congratulated her and marked out the “A” on the sheet with a yellow highlighter.
Three Caldwell County Schools started the school year plugging holes in its lineup of bus drivers, and school officials worry there could be a lot more holes to fill if the state Senate gets its way in the long-delayed 2015-16 state budget.
A Highway Patrol trooper used a Taser on a driver who had run away after being stopped early Sunday morning.
Several community members, school teachers, city officials and special guests gathered in the front parking lot of the new William Lenoir Middle School on Sunday to dedicate and officially open the new school the day before the 2015-16 school year begins.
When David Learner took over as district attorney in January, he inherited a backlog of about 1,400 driving while impaired cases. Clearing the backlog is one of his priorities, but the backlog is about equal to a full year’s worth of DWI cases.
A painstaking, yearlong process of public meetings and gathering input from property owners and neighborhood residents resulted in the adoption six months ago of the North Main Street Area Plan, intended as a guide for redeveloping and beautifying the northern gateway into downtown Lenoir. The N.C. General Assembly has virtually wiped out an important portion of that work.
The Foundation of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute recently announced the creation of the newly endowed Dr. Alice B. Lentz Work Scholarship, as well as the receipt of a substantial, anonymous gift to the Kay and Patrick Crouch Music Scholarship.
The City of Lenoir has now scheduled 813 Corpening Place for demolition.
Ember’s black tail wagged while she searched around the living room at the North Catawba Fire Department during a training exercise.
Edward Owen, Lenoir
Jim Clark, Lenoir
Mary Dula, Lenoir
Harvey Summers, Morganton
An employee at a yarn plant had part of her scalp ripped off when her hair got caught in a machine Tuesday evening.
After eight years, Diane Smith is returning to her roots of caring for people’s hair by re-opening her salon.
“I realized how much I missed it. I just kind of quit my state job and opened a salon,” Smith said.
Three men in the past five weeks have been arrested and accused of targeting underage girls for sex, the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office said.