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Apr. 30, 2015 @ 06:48 AM

Crime report for April 30, 2015

Apr. 29, 2015 @ 07:27 AM

John Coffey lives life by band teacher's words

“In high school, there was a bulletin board ... and the bulletin board said, ‘Results, not excuses,’ and that’s something I’ve always tried to live by.”

Apr. 28, 2015 @ 07:23 PM

Granite Falls budget calls for no tax, electricity hikes

But residents could see an increase of 5.2 percent in water and sewer fees to help repay loans used to make water and sewer improvements.

Apr. 28, 2015 @ 05:23 PM

Crime report for April 29, 2015

Apr. 28, 2015 @ 05:21 PM

'The Other Group' exhibits work at Caldwell Arts Council

The exhibit includes work by Andrew Atkin, Victoria Bauer, Jean Cauthen, Vae Hamilton, Jane Harrison, Deborah Klein, Bobbi Miller, Tom Oakley, Ellen Schwarzbek, Charlie Frye, Thomas Thielemann and Lynda Lea Bonkemeyer.

Apr. 28, 2015 @ 05:19 PM

Several Caldwell educators attend Center for Advancement of Teaching

NCCAT conducts interdisciplinary, topic-specific programs for pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers.

Apr. 28, 2015 @ 05:18 PM

Students go swimming with 'sharks'

All of the high school students who were gathered Tuesday at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center were nervous. They had come for “Meet the Sharks,” an event that gave them a chance to pitch an idea for a business or for an invention or product to a group of businessmen and women, the “sharks,” who would evaluate how well they had done.

Apr. 28, 2015 @ 06:47 AM

Driven by love of English, Land proved them wrong

Dr. Janet Land was told she could never get a job in the field of English, but after serving as an English professor at Garner-Webb University, chair of the university's English Department and being named Garner-Webb's Teacher of the Year in 2011, she can confidently say they were wrong.

Apr. 28, 2015 @ 06:43 AM

Hudson students dig into history

Hudson Middle School sixth-grade students tasted a bit of long-ago culture late last week when the Exploring Joara Foundation visited the school then invited the students out to the Joara archeological site at Catawba Meadows Park.

Apr. 28, 2015 @ 06:40 AM

Healthier foods, but fewer students eat it

The hot dog's whole-grain bun and low-sodium ketchup didn't bother Kenya Ferguson, 8. Also on his lunch tray on a recent day at Whitnel Elementary School was a sliced orange.

“I like the hot dogs. I like the oranges. It’s good food,” Kenya said.

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 05:51 PM

Avery Dennison to close Lenoir plant

Avery Dennison Corp. plans to close its plant in Lenoir, cutting 143 jobs, by the end of August, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification filed Thursday with the N.C. Department of Commerce.

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:30 PM

Rainy Gravity Games tests students' skills

This year’s N.C. Gravity Games started out as a slip-and-slide of a time as students raced down a hill in downtown Lenoir in the cold, wet rain on Saturday.

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 11:49 AM

Search finds ounce of cocaine

Domingo Cristobal Colon, 35, of Huffman Road, off of Abington Road, was charged with trafficking in cocaine and maintaining a dwelling to keep a controlled substance, both felonies, and more charges are expected.

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 11:48 AM

High Point Market saw record number of buyer registrations

Buyer registrations for the spring High Point Market exceeded 45,000 for the first time ever, with more than 14,000 buying companies sending representatives to High Point.

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 11:33 AM

Crime report for April 26, 2015

Apr. 24, 2015 @ 08:08 AM

Couple wanted in car theft caught

A Morganton man who was being sought in connection with the theft and stripping of a 1966 Mustang was caught Wednesday night driving a stolen roll-back wrecker, and the Lenoir woman who was wanted with him was found nearby in a stolen pickup, the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office said.

Apr. 24, 2015 @ 06:47 AM

Longtime Granite Falls fire chief stepping down

Chief Thomas Laws sat behind his desk in an office cluttered with boxes one day recently and reflected on his 33 years as a firefighter for the Granite Falls Fire Department, nearly 30 as chief. At the end of the month, Laws is retiring for a relaxed life with his family.

Apr. 24, 2015 @ 06:42 AM

Hall of Honor: Musician credits Caldwell schools for his success

P. Patrick Crouch said he believes that if it weren’t for Caldwell County Schools, he could not have had the amazing career in music he has enjoyed, including helping start the Caldwell County Traditional Musicians Showcase.

Apr. 23, 2015 @ 06:31 PM

6 charged with supplying Caldwell, Catawba counties with cocaine

An investigation of a money-laundering and drug-trafficking organization that brought cocaine from Mexico into Caldwell and Catawba counties resulted in six arrests Wednesday and the seizure of large amounts of cash and cocaine in Lenoir, according to the Lenoir Police Department.

Apr. 23, 2015 @ 05:58 PM

DOT worker's condition improves

A man who was badly injured early Wednesday when a trench collapsed on him and another man had improved to fair condition by Thursday afternoon.

Apr. 23, 2015 @ 05:55 PM

Kent Taylor's family speaks

The family of Kent Austin Taylor, the 15-year-old who died after being accidentally shot in the apartment of a friend April 10, issued a public statement Thursday afternoon, the first any member of the family has made since the shooting.

Apr. 23, 2015 @ 08:29 AM

Hibriten High students remember Kent Austin Taylor

As students filled the bleachers in Hibriten High School’s gymnasium Wednesday afternoon, it looked like any school rally, except for the brigade of teachers bearing boxes of tissue. And unlike a rally, the students sat rapt and quiet throughout.

Apr. 23, 2015 @ 06:16 AM

Sawmills hopes for more sidewalks, parks, street lights

Sawmills is looking to create a more suburban atmosphere with street lights, sidewalks and more parks.

The Sawmills Town Council on Tuesday night approved having parks in residential zones, a street light installation policy and a five-part sidewalk plan that will ultimately connect Sawmills Veterans Park to Baird Park.

Apr. 23, 2015 @ 06:14 AM

2 workers hurt in ditch collapse

Two N.C. Department of Transportation workers were injured, one of them severely, after the ground under them collapsed early Wednesday and they fell 18 feet.

Apr. 22, 2015 @ 11:04 PM

Crime report for April 23, 2015