News: Local News

Jul. 11, 2015 @ 02:16 PM

2 more incumbents file for re-election

Mayor Janet Winkler of Hudson and Councilman Allen Stewart of Cajah's Mountain filed to run for re-election Friday.


Jul. 11, 2015 @ 05:02 PM

A festival of firsts

Fact: You can’t have too much blackberry cobbler at the N.C. Blackberry Festival.


Jul. 11, 2015 @ 05:18 AM

Caldwell County Schools may raise day care fees

West Lenoir Elementary School could lose its WrapAround program due to lack of participation, and parents with children in other WrapAround programs could see an increase in what they are charged.


Jul. 10, 2015 @ 04:28 PM

Man pleads guilty in death of teenage cousin

Dusty Robert Boston, 24, of Jamestown Road, Morganton, pleaded guilty in Caldwell Superior Court to involuntary manslaughter in the death of his cousin Kent Austin Taylor, 15, of Harrington Road in Lenoir.


Jul. 10, 2015 @ 04:00 PM

Attack on man, 72, unnerves neighbors

Residents at Cross Creek Apartments fear for their safety since a resident was badly beaten in a break-in early Wednesday, and police have not yet made an arrest.


Jul. 10, 2015 @ 03:00 PM

Arrests reported July 9


Jul. 10, 2015 @ 08:18 AM

Volunteer voices for children sought

The program needs more volunteers like Ed Koch -- a lot more, program specialist Erika Murray said. In Caldwell County, there are around 270 children in the courts who should have a guardian ad litem representative, but only 92, or 34 percent, have one. About 180 don't, the largest number in the 25th Judicial District.


Jul. 09, 2015 @ 04:46 PM

Summer camp focuses on robotics

Children immersed themselves in building things that fly or swim at the Patterson Science Center this week as part of the Seas to Skies Submersed and Robotics Summer Camp.

By making their own flying drones and underwater robots, the campers learned about water quality, marine biology, geography, underwater volcanoes, agriculture and more through the eyes of the robots they created.


Jul. 09, 2015 @ 04:14 PM

Lenoir man was delivering crack, sheriff's office says

During an undercover investigation, agents with the sheriff’s Ice Unit stopped Derrick Lee Banner, 24, of Wilson Street on Wednesday during what investigators called “one of his deliveries” and found that he had 29 grams of crack cocaine worth an estimated $5,800, a sheriff’s office press release said.


Jul. 10, 2015 @ 09:41 AM

Man convicted of injuring infant

A Hickory man pleaded guilty to charges that he angrily threw an infant, causing head injuries.


Jul. 09, 2015 @ 11:38 AM

Arrests reported July 8


Jul. 09, 2015 @ 01:20 PM

Caldwell County man convicted on federal drug charges

Roger Dale Franklin, 54, of Old Trenton Place in southwestern Caldwell County faces at least 15 years in prison and could be fined as much as $10 million after being convicted on nine federal drug charges in U.S. District Court in Statesville.


Jul. 09, 2015 @ 06:14 AM

Rhodhiss remembers town attorney after his death

Even when he was at his sickest moments, Jonathan Jones still dedicated his time to helping the Town of Rhodhiss as its town attorney before his death on Saturday.

Mayor Rick Justice said that Jones came on as the attorney approximately 10 years ago when Rhodhiss was struggling as a town.


Jul. 08, 2015 @ 05:09 PM

4 more incumbents file for elections

Four more local officials filed Wednesday to run to retain their seats in this fall's municipal elections.

Kimberly P. Edmisten, 45, filed to keep her seat on the Lenoir City Council. Edmisten was appointed in February to fill the vacancy left by the death in January of Ron Stilwell. Stilwell had just been re-elected in 2013, so there will be two years remaining on that term after this year's election.


Jul. 08, 2015 @ 04:46 PM

Arrests reported July 7


Jul. 08, 2015 @ 02:41 PM

Accused robber found after 2 days

Timothy Raydean Nelson II, 27, who had been sought for two days in the robbery of the Quick-Way Superette at 2108 Norwood Street on Sunday, was arrested Tuesday.


Jul. 08, 2015 @ 01:35 PM

2 accused of being drug dealers

A drug investigation led to the arrest of a Lenoir man as well as a Hudson man who drove up while investigators were searching the Lenoir man’s house, the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.


Jul. 08, 2015 @ 04:42 PM

Rolling car kills 9-month-old

A 9-month-old boy was killed Tuesday evening when he was run over by a car that had been accidentally knocked out of park, the Lenoir Police Department reported Wednesday.


Jul. 08, 2015 @ 07:55 AM

Blackberry Festival to have more blackberry

There will be some new additions to this year’s N.C. Blackberry Festival, including more blackberry cobbler and an extension of the festival hours on Saturday to 6 p.m.


Jul. 08, 2015 @ 07:48 AM

Artists sought for Hues & Brews Festival

The Caldwell Arts Council is accepting applications from artists and crafters to participate in the Hues & Brews Studio Tours on Saturday, Nov. 7.


Jul. 07, 2015 @ 05:11 PM

Hickory teen indicted in friend's death

David Arthur Engelmann of Hickory is charged with felony death by vehicle and driving while impaired in the Aug. 31 wreck that killed Jay Brian Robertson II, 17. Both attended Hickory High School.


Jul. 07, 2015 @ 05:05 PM

Morganton man convicted of sex with girl, 13

Anthony Maurice Robinson, 43, was sentenced to 17 to 26 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to charges that he repeatedly had sex with a 13-year-old girl from December 2011 to February 2012.


Jul. 07, 2015 @ 05:00 PM

Conover man won't face possible death sentence

Prosecutors in Catawba County said Tuesday they will not pursue the death penalty for Jamar Franklin Robinson, 24, of Conover, who was indicted last month in the June 6 shooting death of Octavis Sentex Geter, 23.


Jul. 07, 2015 @ 04:54 PM

3 more file to retain government seats

Barbara Pennell filed for re-election to a third term on the Gamewell Town Council, William “Bill” Warren filed for re-election to the Hudson Board of Commissioners, and Bob Floyd filed to run for the final two years of the term as mayor of Cedar Rock that he was appointed to earlier this year.


Jul. 07, 2015 @ 04:52 PM

Arrests reported July 6