News: Local News

May. 14, 2015 @ 09:03 AM

Hudson Middle participates in D.C. wreath ceremony

On a recent trip to Washington, D.C., three Hudson Middle School students and their principal participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a representation of every soldier missing in action.


May. 13, 2015 @ 08:39 AM

Retailers show interest in Caldwell County, recruiter says

Two grocery store chains, a movie theater company and two restaurant companies have expressed some interest in information about business opportunities in Caldwell County, said the consultant hired by the county to recruit retailers and restaurants.


May. 12, 2015 @ 05:46 PM

Harper Concert Band to perform

The Harper Concert Band will hold its Spring Concert on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Lenoir High School auditorium.


May. 12, 2015 @ 05:45 PM

Service to honor fallen law enforcement officers

Caldwell County’s Officer Down Memorial Service, part of National Peace Officers Week, will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Lenoir.


May. 12, 2015 @ 05:40 PM

Freedman name becomes official for school building

Freedman Center was approved as the official name for the building currently housing William Lenoir Middle School.


May. 12, 2015 @ 02:27 PM

Standoff ends without injury

SWAT teams broke into a house in the Globe area Monday evening and arrested a man who had barricaded himself inside the previous night and pointed a rifle at deputies.


May. 12, 2015 @ 08:54 AM

CCC&TI graduates come from all walks of life

Trisha Stimpson, who received the Trustees’ Students Awards of Merit, summed up what every Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute graduate was feeling before walking across the stage.

“No matter how old (you are), what you’ve been through, you can achieve anything,” Stempson said in her acceptance speech.


May. 12, 2015 @ 08:50 AM

Mortar, brick, trowel ... go!

Thomas Beane, a senior at South Caldwell High School, already has a job lined up with a local masonry company after he graduates.


May. 12, 2015 @ 08:48 AM

Cycle to Serve has largest turnout yet

Under a bright sun and cool temperatures, nearly 150 cyclists took off through downtown Lenoir in the ninth annual Cycle to Serve on Saturday.

Sponsored by the Lenoir Rotary Club, Cycle to Serve raises money for the club’s scholarships, its Christmas party for children and for helping the homeless shelter.


May. 12, 2015 @ 08:47 AM

Wig Walk - New location, same fun atmosphere

Wearing a knit beanie on her head, Makenzie Helms slowly made her way down the paved walking trail at T.H. Broyhill Walking Park in Lenoir. At 16, she is battling acute promyeloid leukemia. A walk around a big lake is difficult for her, but she would not miss the walk that is held in her honor along with the many other community members with cancer.


May. 12, 2015 @ 08:44 AM

Mothers unite at annual walk

In honor of Mother’s Day, the Caldwell County Right to Life organization held its 25th annual Mothers’ Walk for Life on Saturday in downtown Lenoir.

After the walk, a short ceremony was held in the square, featuring a prayer, music and a speaker from the Caldwell Pregnancy Care Center.


May. 12, 2015 @ 08:42 AM

Student for a Day: Going from first-grade to fifth in one day at Granite Falls Elementary

A day that started with lessons on Letterland and how to read a clock ended with studying the metric system and what it has to do with a monarch’s fatal affection for milk.

To really experience Granite Falls Elementary School, Principal Chris Greene said I should spend time in first-grade classes and then fifth-grade classes.


May. 12, 2015 @ 08:37 AM

Patterson summer classes look at nature, gardens, health

A schedule of summer classes at The Patterson School will include classes on farming, canning, crafts, and a week-long retreat based on eating and health.


May. 11, 2015 @ 09:20 PM

Indictments issued May 4


May. 11, 2015 @ 05:19 PM

Globe man holds deputies at bay

Sheriff's deputies exchanged gunfire Sunday night with Malcom Lynn Andrews, 46, who has had confrontations with law enforcement officials before, and they remained in a standoff Monday.


May. 11, 2015 @ 08:20 AM

Drunk driver gets new sentencing hearing

A judge rejected the contention by John Spencer Brown of Granite Falls that he had an ineffective trial lawyer but said that changes in the law that could have impacted Brown’s original sentence. Brown was convicted in a 2002 wreck in Catawba County that killed 7-year-old Zach Davis.


May. 11, 2015 @ 05:21 PM

Crime report for May 12, 2015


May. 07, 2015 @ 06:04 PM

Lenoir man arrested on cocaine charges

Jeremy Donovan Dula, 27, of Dulatown Heights Road led Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office investigators on a chase through Lenoir earlier this week, but they stopped him and arrested him on cocaine-trafficking charges, a sheriff's office press release said.


May. 07, 2015 @ 04:13 PM

Lenoir man’s death ruled an accident

Tennessee officials have ruled that the death of a Lenoir man last week was an accident.


May. 07, 2015 @ 04:04 PM

Neighbors want houses torn down

Several houses have sat vacant and rotting for many years in the West End neighborhood of Lenoir, and the neighbors are tired of it.

Not only are they eyesores and potential magnets for vagrants and arsonists, but children play in some, and parents worry about the safety hazards since the houses are falling apart, Mary Norwood of Corpening Place told the Lenoir City Council on Tuesday night.


May. 07, 2015 @ 04:02 PM

Barbecue festival to be held in October

Barbecue lovers, your time is coming.

Downtown Lenoir will host a two-day barbecue competition in October carrying a nationally sanctioned status that organizers expect to bring up to 20,000 visitors to town.


May. 07, 2015 @ 03:39 PM

Dudley Shoals students exercising bodies and minds in club

If you pass by Dudley Shoals Elementary School on a Tuesday afternoon, you will see a large group of students walking or jogging around the expansive track on the schools grounds. But, those kids aren’t in PE class. No, they are choosing to exercise in the fresh air.


May. 07, 2015 @ 03:37 PM

Cajah's Mountain - Sewer rates rising 3 percent

Cajah’s Mountain probably will raise its sewer rates by 3 percent to cover the increase in what the town pays Lenoir to treat the town’s sewage, Mayor Ronnie Setzer and other town officials said at a meeting Tuesday night.


May. 07, 2015 @ 04:00 PM

Man dies when thrown from flipped car

A Hickory man died from severe head injuries Tuesday evening after losing control of his car in a curve, wrecking and being thrown from the car as it was flipping, the N.C. Highway Patrol said.


May. 06, 2015 @ 07:11 AM

County budget has no tax hike

Caldwell County's proposed $77.9 million budget for fiscal 2015-16 would keep the property tax rate unchanged, but one county commissioner says he is dead set against it.