The Blue Ridge Parkway, lovingly known as “America’s Favorite Drive,” has been riding a roller coaster of funding challenges over the past three years, taking the biggest hit in March 2013 from budget cuts forced by the sequester.
The driver of a car that struck and critically injured a 15-year-old Hudson boy Monday morning while taking her own child to school says she still does not remember what happened.
People coming for services at two Hudson-area churches Sunday morning arrived to find they had been broken into, and cash, computers and sound equipment were stolen from them.
The next day, William McKinley Lefever, 34, of Drag Strip Road in Hudson was in jail.
The former administrator of Foothills Regional Airport was sentenced Tuesday to 37 months in federal prison plus three years on probation for his involvement in embezzling and money laundering at the airport from 2009 to 2012.
A Lenoir roofer was convicted Thursday in Raleigh on tax-evasion charges.
A Hudson teenager struck by a car Monday on Fairwood Drive was in critical condition late Tuesday afternoon at Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte.
Since Exela Pharma Sciences came to Lenoir in 2008, many people have had the same question for the company’s president and CEO.
“A lot of people ask me, ‘Why Lenoir?’” Phanesh Koneru said Tuesday while accepting the Industry of the Year award for Exela at the annual Caldwell Economic Development Celebration at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center. “Probably by God’s grace, maybe, and maybe part coincidence.”
The Caldwell County Economic Development Commission presented the Herman Anderson Award to Allen Stewart, a retired architect whom the EDC described as “a man of civic enterprise” whose far-reaching work in the community “exemplifies the qualities” of the award’s honorees.
A Lenoir Democrat has thrown his name into the ring for the state Senate seat for District 45, which includes Caldwell County
Jim Sponenberg, 70, is a banker at Certus Bank in Lenoir, and while he hasn’t served in public elected office, he said has served on other boards, including the Caaldwell Community College and Technical Institute board of directors and others. Sponenberg so far is the only candidate to file to challenge the incumbent in the district, Republican Dan Soucek, who has filed to run for re-election.
A man who Granite Falls police say was trying to elude them landed in jail on drug charges instead.
A Hudson man was found dead in the middle of a brush fire Monday shortly after he and his brother-in-law had been working outside together
A Lenoir man died Thursday after falling off a roof while installing a drying kiln at a sawmill in Ellington, Mo.
A Hudson teenager retrieving his dead dog's body from the road was struck by a car Monday morning and taken to a Charlotte hospital with what were described as life-threatening injuries.
James Wilfong once walked the streets of Lenoir looking for crack cocaine. His mother, Shirley Tate, went to prison when he was 14 for killing his father. Instead of hitting the books at Hibriten High, he hit the bottle, often coming to school so loaded he could hardly stand up. He did time in jail for breaking into homes, including a midnight burglary that sent him away for five years.
Numbers provided by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services show that the state largely eliminated a backlog of long-overdue food stamp cases by a Feb. 10 federal deadline and largely has kept up since then.
But some county social services officials don't trust the numbers and describe the state's computerized system of managing the cases as a hopeless mess requiring a large amount of overtime to maintain. And they worry that a state push to stick to a deadline for expanding it will make things worse.
The Water Use Advisory currently in place for Caldwell County water customers is rescinded as of 10:30 a.m. Friday as all water tests results show the water is safe.
Once a week at Baton Elementary School, a 29-member archery team composed of fourth- and fifth-graders meets to practice. On Thursday, they competed in National Archery in Schools’ North Carolina state tournament.
Whether they’re on the team or not, every fourth- and fifth-grader at Baton gets to learn archery. It’s part of the National Archery in Schools program, which in North Carolina is administered by the state Wildlife Resources Commission.
Sasha Peyton was not aware a high-pressure water main had ruptured until the following morning, after repairs had been made, when she read about the water advisory on Facebook.
The boil-water advisory for water customers in Lenoir, Baton and Sawmills was lifted Thursday, and there have been no reported illnesses from contaminated water, but Caldwell County is advising water customers in other parts of the county to continue boiling any water for human consumption as a precaution.
Lenoir has announced that the boil-water advisory that followed a water main break has been lifted, but the advisory is not lifted for some residents elswhere in the county.
Angelo Carmen, Bob Matthews and Bill Dixon stood in front of West Caldwell High School students Wednesday and gave them a glimpse into something they may not have learned much about before, the Vietnam War.
Carmen, Matthews and Dixon are all Vietnam veterans and members of North Carolina Vietnam Veterans Inc., and they came to West to teach them about the war. Matthews said most school history classes largely skip.
But the presentation to West Caldwell students wasn’t a lecture on the history of the war, but a personal question-and-answer session where the three veterans discussed their personal experiences only.
Roughly 20,000 water customers across Caldwell County temporarily lost water service from Tuesday night into Wednesday after a main water line in Lenoir broke Tuesday night, and they are being told to boil any tap water they intend to drink or use for cooking or washing dishes.
Enrollment is down at most community colleges in the region, not just Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, according to information presented to the CCC&TI Board of Trustees on Wednesday.
Spring-semester enrollment decreased at Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory, Western Piedmont Community College in Morganton, Mayland Community College in Spruce Pine, Mitchell Community College in Statesville and McDowell Technical Community College in Marion, said Dena Holman, CCC&TI’s vice president of student services.
The Lenoir City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to add pharmaceutical manufacturing to the list of permitted uses in general business zoning districts, which will allow pharmaceutical companies to reuse some properties in Lenoir considered "greyfield" sites, places that are economically outdated or underused, such as the Lenoir Mall.
Planning director Jenny Wheelock she and her staff recommended the change after fielding several questions about the reuse of properties in general business districts and why pharmaceutical manufacturing wasn't on the list.
Raylo Smith hit the gym Tuesday, the first step toward getting his strength back and getting back to the work he knows best – laying brick.
He walked through the lobby of Quest 4 Life Wellness Center and rode up the elevator, receiving waves and brief greetings from people already working out. He climbed on the treadmill and started walking. Easy.
Because of a major water line break Tuesday night, Lenoir is recommending those who lost water service should boil all tap water used for human consumption (including drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation) or use bottled water until further notice.