News: Local News

Jun. 28, 2015 @ 07:05 PM

Family shares heritage with pottery

A group of shoppers waited behind a roped section with a table full of pottery of all sizes Saturday morning at Bolick and Traditions Pottery until they were given the signal to pick the pieces they wanted, first-come first-served.

Jun. 28, 2015 @ 07:03 PM

Sara Bostain follows in firefighter father's footsteps

Sara Bostain is currently the only female firefighter at the Lenoir Fire Department, but she said she doesn’t let anyone treat her differently from the rest of the firefighters.

Jun. 28, 2015 @ 06:57 AM

Camp leavens kids' summer

DJ Dimichele, 10, packed up a mountain of cupcakes into a large white box. Then, he put several yeast dinner rolls in a different box. All of these goodies he was able to take home after just baking them himself.

“I learned a lot of things,” DJ said.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 04:48 PM

Marcie's Kountry Kitchen closes

Marcie’s Kountry Kitchen, occupying the second floor of the Lenoir Golf Club, closed Thursday after opening in December.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 01:29 PM

Bunches taking reduced role in Lenoir

Al Bunch, a part-owner of Foothills Radio Group since December 2005, has been hired as general manager of Curtis Media of the Triad, which owns three radio stations in the Winston-Salem/Greensboro/High Point market. Because of the move, his wife, Lilly Bunch, will be stepping down as executive director of the Helping Hands Clinic on Harper Avenue in downtown Lenoir, which provides medical care for the uninsured.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

2 charged with trying to hire prostitute

Two men from outside Caldwell County are accused of coming to Lenoir to hire a prostitute.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 08:41 AM

Catawba Valley Community College employee diverted college money

Mary S. Sherill of Hickory, the former purchasing coordinator for Catawba Valley Community College, is accused of using college funds to buy about $179,000 worth of merchandise she then sold over the Internet for her own profit, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte announced.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 06:57 AM

Burger King joins renovation trend

The Burger King in Lenoir is undergoing renovations, but even the people who work there aren't sure what it will look like when they are completed.

Renovations started Tuesday. Angelica Gilbert, a manager, said she has not seen the completed drawings.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 06:40 AM

STEAM camp heats up with cool science

Outside in the suffocating heat Thursday, a handful of middle school students conducted some science.

The students gathered around a soda bottle rocket launcher in the parking lot.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 06:39 AM

Kountry Kitchen closes its doors

Marcie Brown whipped about the kitchen of her restaurant as usual Thursday morning, scrambling eggs on the griddle and moving the sizzling bacon with a large pair of tongs. Dark hair piled high on her head, Brown turned around and pulled out two pieces of bread. She arranged the eggs and bacon on the bread and called, “Order up!” to her waitress.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 06:36 AM

Motorcyclist was going 100 mph when crashed

Witnesses of the motorcycle accident in Hickory on Friday that killed a Granite Falls man reported that the motorcyclist was going between 80 to 100 mph when he crashed.

Jun. 25, 2015 @ 04:29 PM

Arrests reported June 24

Jun. 25, 2015 @ 03:44 PM

Adrienne Roellgen to lead Caldwell Arts Council

Adrienne Roellgen, who has been with the arts council for four years, becomes executive director on Wednesday. She replaces Lee Carol Giduz, who resigned March 31 after 21 years at the arts council to become executive director of the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum.

Jun. 24, 2015 @ 04:41 PM

Suicide causes Brown Mountain Beach-area evacuations

Several families were asked to leave their homes near Brown Mountain Beach Resort on Tuesday night because poisonous gas was leaking from a car where a man had used it to kill himself.

Jun. 24, 2015 @ 04:10 PM

Local freight points to better economy

Signs of a strengthening economy have illuminated some things that Lenoir and Caldwell County officials may not have gotten around to doing when they created the freight-transfer operation known as the transload.

Jun. 24, 2015 @ 03:15 PM

Arrests reported June 23

Jun. 24, 2015 @ 05:21 PM

Woman looking at phone wrecks; her father is killed

A woman driving with her father and 6-year-old son took her eyes off the road to enter an address into the GPS system on her phone and crossed into the path of two other vehicles. The resulting wreck killed her father.

Jun. 24, 2015 @ 08:18 AM

Jerry Anderson back in the news

A notorious Caldwell County murder trial of Jerry Anderson is featured in a new report as a key example of problems with how prosecutors handle cases in which they are seeking the death penalty.

Jun. 24, 2015 @ 07:02 AM

Disc golf driving range coming to Lenoir

A three-hole disc golf driving range is coming to Lenoir's T. Henry Wilson Athletic Park this summer.

Jun. 23, 2015 @ 04:56 PM

Arrests reported June 22

Jun. 23, 2015 @ 03:40 PM

Lenoir to try patio dining by street

Customers at 1841 Café may soon have an option of outdoor seating on Main Street after the Lenoir City Council members approved a pilot program Tuesday that would allow converting two parking spaces into a patio-seating area.

Jun. 23, 2015 @ 01:28 PM

Software company to create 191 jobs in Hickory

A computer software company that works with the trucking industry plans to invest $400,000 opening a site in Hickory that will create 191 jobs over the next three years, state and Catawba County officials announced Tuesday.

Jun. 23, 2015 @ 11:21 AM

Lenoir-Rhyne prayer service honors Charleston victims

A community prayer service will be held at Lenoir-Rhyne University to honor and remember the victims of the shooting in Charleston.

Jun. 22, 2015 @ 05:52 PM

Foothills Regional Airport serves as checkpoint in air race

More than 50 planes vying for the fastest times cruised over Caldwell County's Foothills Regional Airport on Monday, the first day of a four-day race that began in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Jun. 22, 2015 @ 05:01 PM

Icky, slippery science wows children

Playing with sand was just one part of the many messy activities Caldwell County 4-H Club members got into at Monday’s Slimy Science program.