News: Local News

Jul. 20, 2015 @ 04:51 PM

'In God We Trust' to appear on 2 buildings in Lenoir

Later this summer letters spelling the motto “IN GOD WE TRUST” will be installed on the front and back of the county administration building and over the main entrance to the Caldwell County Courthouse.

Jul. 20, 2015 @ 03:59 PM

Obituaries for July 21, 2015

Annie Moody, Lenoir

Buddy Auton, Boomer

Donna Beane, Hudson

Diane Fersch, Collettsville

Jul. 20, 2015 @ 03:57 PM

Arrests reported July 17-19

Jul. 20, 2015 @ 08:08 AM

Caldwell County hiring 14 paramedics

Caldwell County plans to hire 14 additional paramedics to accommodate a change in how many hours Emergency Medical Services employees work in a week.

Jul. 19, 2015 @ 01:04 AM

Rhodhiss' point of pride called into question

It’s common knowledge throughout Rhodhiss that fabric used to make at least the first flag to go to the moon, if not more, came from Burlington Industrial Fabrics, which once had two factories in town but left in 1983. But it may not be true.

Jul. 19, 2015 @ 03:28 AM

Woman gets leniency in friend's death

A group of women entered Caldwell Superior Court, led by Jenna Marie Triplett, wiping tears from her cheeks as she sat and waited to plead guilty in the death of a close friend.

Jul. 17, 2015 @ 02:07 PM

Election season will be quiet in Caldwell County

Except in Sawmills and Cedar Rock, this year’s municipal elections are all but no other town has any contested races.

Jul. 17, 2015 @ 06:30 AM

'God's Man' delivers powerful performances

The last Foothills Performing Arts’ production of the 2014-15 season opens in Houston, Texas, at the pulpit of a “mega-church” where a young pastor played by Yulson Suddreth is looking out over the sanctuary for the first time. The pastor, Dr. Mears, thinks he is speaking as a guest pastor, but really he is there as part of an auditioning process that will shake up his life and his faith in God.

Jul. 17, 2015 @ 06:26 AM

Children cheer for camp

Celia Chimento, 9, raced across the gym floor, then vaulted, landing on her hands on a large black and red mat, and then bouncing to land right-side-up again. Her smile beamed from ear to ear.

Jul. 16, 2015 @ 05:33 PM

4 more file for elections

Sawmills and Cedar Rock now have contested races for mayor, and a woman who recently moved to Rhodhiss is running for the town board there.

Jul. 16, 2015 @ 05:36 PM

Man had broken face, bleeding brain

Raphe Doctors later determined that Arrowood, 72, had multiple fractures to the bones of his face and had bleeding on his brain, according to the search warrant document filed at the Caldwell County Courthouse, but when an officer asked him how he was injured, he said he was bleeding because he "picked a scab." The officer who talked to Arrowood described him as "extremely disoriented."

Jul. 16, 2015 @ 03:56 PM

Wreck came after driver ran red light, police say

A wreck at the intersection of Main Street and Harper Avenue sent one of the cars into the side of a building Thursday morning.

Jul. 16, 2015 @ 03:50 PM

Man accused of making meth

Eugene Liston Broach, 31, who recently moved to Granite Falls from Columbia, South Carolina, was charged with manufacture of methamphetamine and maintaining a dwelling place to keep or store a controlled substance, both felonies.

Jul. 16, 2015 @ 02:27 PM

Woman accused of dealing heroin

Amber Nicole McNeely, 31, of Countryside Drive is accused of getting the heroin from a dealer in Boone, a sheriff’s office press release said.

Jul. 16, 2015 @ 02:25 PM

Fast talker scam store out of $300

The men used what is known as a short-changing scam, a way of confusing a store clerk into giving more change than the person is due, Capt. Couby Stilwell of the Lenoir Department said.

Jul. 16, 2015 @ 02:24 PM

Arrests reported July 14

Jul. 16, 2015 @ 06:11 AM

Sharing the dream of farm living

The Snyder family welcomed the Caldwell County 4-H to their farm in Dudley Shoals for three days of learning how a farm operates.

Jul. 16, 2015 @ 02:21 PM

4 more incumbents file for re-election

Four more incumbents filed for re-election on Wednesday -- two in Granite Falls, one in Gamewell and one in Lenoir.

Jul. 15, 2015 @ 05:10 PM

Rhodhiss one step closer to water, sewer construction

After much praying and hoping, Rhodhiss officials finally have the money in place for sorely needed work to repair the town’s leaky, deteriorating water and sewer systems.

Town Manager Art Delaney said Wednesday that construction on the $3 million project will begin no later than next spring. Two state grants are paying for it.

Jul. 14, 2015 @ 05:00 PM

Despite ruling, man will remain behind bars for now

James Dean Eaker won a dismissal of a key conviction and sentence in his long record in the justice system believes he should be set free, but he'll have to wait at least a few weeks longer to see whether that will happen.

Jul. 14, 2015 @ 04:00 PM

Jobs are here, but some workers live over there

Housing is a hidden factor affecting the statistical picture of Caldwell County, economic development officials said Tuesday. Or, rather, the lack of certain kinds of housing, especially new apartments, is hiding some of the effects of the local job growth over the past couple of years.

Jul. 14, 2015 @ 02:49 PM

Broyhill founder's 1890 house destroyed

A house that originally belonged to the man who founded what became Broyhill Furniture Company burned almost to the ground Tuesday.

Jul. 14, 2015 @ 11:39 AM

Arrests reported July 13

Jul. 14, 2015 @ 08:13 AM

Restaurant owner takes second shot

A restaurant called Camelot operated until 2004 in a vaguely castle-like building near Hibriten High School and included a miniature golf course. Now former Camelot owner Robert Greer and his business partner, Tommy Craig, have decided to give the place a second chance, or what some call a mulligan.

Jul. 14, 2015 @ 07:36 AM

Lenoir couple arrested after high-speed chase in Morganton

A Lenoir man is accused of leading Morganton officers on a high-speed chase, and his passenger is accused of stealing merchandise from a Walmart.