Forecasters had said on Monday that some snow could start falling here as early as Monday night, but nothing arrived until Wednesday at the lunch hour -- leaving only the question of how much snow may be on the ground when the storm passes.
But local officials were taking the forecasters at their word -- the National Weather Service said up to a foot or so may fall before the snow ends -- and decided to close Caldwell County Schools and local government offices today. Lenoir's community meeting that was scheduled for 6 p.m. at New Life Baptist Church is canceled.
Greer Laboratories, a pharmaceutical company on Nuway Circle, has been discharging more acetone than allowed in its wastewater, a Lenoir city official said.
It’s a product that’s uniquely Western North Carolinian, conjuring images of backwoods mountain men brewing spirits in copper stills nestled in hollows.
And soon, perhaps, a batch of traditional mountain apple brandy distilled in Lenoir could be bought halfway around the globe in China.
No candidates filed Tuesday for Caldwell County offices in the 2014 election.
Republicans Mark Harris of Raleigh and Ted Alexander of Shelby filed at the State Board of Elections in Raleigh on Monday to run for their party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate.
Also Monday, Democrat Keith Ruehl of Barnardsville filed in Raleigh to run for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 11th District, which includes Caldwell County. The incumbent Republican in the 11th District, Mark Meadows, filed Tuesday.
Believe it or not -- and some people don't -- Caldwell County could be in for one of the biggest snow storms in recent history today and tonight.
Sawmills town officials have backed away from a proposal to ask voters in November to approve alcohol sales within the town limits.
The town would pay $5,000 to get a referendum on the ballot, and several council members said it wouldn't make sense to spend that much money because they didn't think the issue stood much of a chance of winning voter support.
On the first day of filing for the 2014 Caldwell County elections, four candidates filed to run, including incumbent Clerk of Superior Court Kim Clark
Someone intentionally set fire late Sunday night to an 19th-century brick house that once dominated the corner of Clark's Chapel Road and Ebb Smith Road, fire investigators said.
Legislation to raise starting teacher pay from $30,800 to $35,000 will be introduced when the General Assembly reconvenes in May, Gov. Pat McCrory said at a press conference at Ragsdale High School near Greensboro, where McCrory went to high school, with Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger and House Speaker Thom Tillis.
With support from Republicans McCrory, Berger and Tillis, and with large Republican majorities in the Senate and House, the legislation is considered likely to pass.
District Attorney James C. Gaither announced Friday he will run for a fourth term.
It was fitting that the opening ceremony for Friday's Caldwell County Special Olympics Winter School Games took place the same day as the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Only instead of the Olympic theme of “faster, higher, stronger,” the slogan for these athletes is “training for life.”
Mikaela Virts had an idea she wanted a career in the health care field. After attending the Careers in Focus event held Friday at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, she seemed surer than ever.
Mark Kiser used to work for what is now his competition, until his father encouraged him to break from the pack and start his own business.
That’s exactly what he did and in 1983 founded Marx Industries, a manufacturer of custom foam products -- cushions, pillows, mattresses, footstools and more for the furniture industry and other customers.
Representatives from Caldwell County law enforcement agencies, social services, schools, hospitals, pharmacies and more gathered Friday morning to talk about how to start the fight against prescription drug overdoses in the county.
The iconic artist Andy Warhol used Polaroids and black-and-white prints to document the world around him, in painstaking detail.
This month at the Caldwell Arts Council, a collection of the prolific pop artist’s photographs are on display alongside the work of Lenoir photographer Bob Phipps and strobe-photography pioneer Harold “Doc” Edgerton.
Less than two weeks after being accused of firing a rifle at his girlfriend, Jordan Daniel Newman was back in jail on charges related to another agument with her.
Candidates for sheriff, clerk of superior court and the Caldwell County Board of Commissioners can file at the Caldwell County Board of Elections office in the Alden E. Starnes Administration Building in downtown Lenoir. Filing fees are $57 for the board of commissioners, $580.61 for sheriff and $833.90 for clerk of superior court. The fee is based on 1 percent of the pay for the position.
The Hibriten chorus program, which has ballooned from 30 students to 70 in the last two years, is working to pay for its April trip through two Disney-themed fundraisers, both scheduled for Feb. 15 at the Hudson Uptown Building: a “Royal Tea” for kids at 1 p.m. and a “Magic Kingdom Dinner Theater” at 6:30 p.m.
Caldwell County’s unemployment rate held steady in December at 7.5 percent, the N.C. Department of Commerce reported Wednesday.
That interrupts a string of five consecutive months of drops in the rate but still leaves the county with a rate as low as it had been since June 2008.
Newton attorney Scott D. Reilly announced his candidacy Wednesday for the Republican nomination for district attorney in the 25th Judicial District.
In March, Lee Huffman hopes to throw a birthday party for the oldest member of his family -- 100 years old, bright red and weighing 6,500 pounds.
The Lenoir City Council awarded a $169,791 bid Tuesday night to purchase a new sanitation packer truck, less than had been budgeted for it.
City Manager Lane Bailey also updated the council on work at the site of the former Carolina Custom Cabinets building on Harper Avenue that the city hopes to convert to a new emergency homeless shelter.
Cajah’s Mountain, which has more than 2,700 residents, currently has 184 sewer connections, while 31 households are paying the base rate for sewer availability but aren’t connected. About 60 percent of residences in the town use septic tanks – a concern because failing septic systems can cause health concerns because of contamination of the water table.
The Granite Falls Town Council agreed Monday to apply for a grant that would help a business move from Lenoir into a vacant building on North Main Street.
On Saturday morning in Lenoir, bundled-up girls waved signs by the road and arranged stacks of lemon- and mint- and grape-colored boxes.
It’s Girl Scout cookie time.