News: Local News

Jun. 11, 2015 @ 05:05 PM

Caldwell students chosen for generous scholarship

The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority recently selected 11 Caldwell County students as recipients of Golden LEAF Foundation Scholarships worth $3,000 a year for up to four years.


Jun. 11, 2015 @ 11:58 AM

CCC&TI to offer weekend culinary classes

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Continuing Education Division will offer several weekend culinary classes this summer.


Jun. 11, 2015 @ 11:25 AM

New William Lenoir Middle School wows in walk-through

On Wednesday evening, Caldwell County Board of Education members, Principal Lisa Vaughn, Superintendent Dr. Steve Stone and other guests were treated to a walk-through of the nearly finished building. The school is still missing most of its flooring, lockers, furniture and ceiling tiles, but board members were impressed by what they saw.


Jun. 11, 2015 @ 11:01 AM

Lenoir potter heads to New York craft show

The countless hours Carol Wike has put in at her studio, transforming clay into colorful, three-dimensional leaf forms, has paid off. Wike is heading to New York City, where she will showcase her ceramic leaf plates and bowls in the 39th annual American Crafts Festival at Lincoln Center this weekend.


Jun. 11, 2015 @ 01:34 PM

Chaotic fun at Sawmills

School officials put together an event they called Organized Mass Chaos as a fun play day for students who had achieved 100 or more points on their Accelerated Reader reading quizzes, tests they took after reading books.


Jun. 11, 2015 @ 11:03 AM

Police beat for June 11, 2015


Jun. 11, 2015 @ 11:02 AM

19th-century tale of romance, betrayal, murder lives on

Local interest in the famous, 19th-century love triangle of Tom Dula, Ann Melton and Laura Foster, and the question of who killed Foster, continues to draw attention.


Jun. 11, 2015 @ 11:04 AM

Schools celebrate bookworm students

Caldwell County Schools celebrated the more than 450 students who read 1 million or more words on Tuesday night at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center.


Jun. 10, 2015 @ 07:29 AM

Testing program called tool to match workers, jobs

Local economic development officials have embraced a testing program that promises to help employers find workers who have a proven level of ability in certain vital skills.


Jun. 10, 2015 @ 06:52 AM

Woman keeps community beautiful in dresses, tuxes

Mitzi Caudill pinned the sides of a white wedding dress worn by Lexi Shoemaker of Newton while Shoemaker looked at herself in the mirror. She was wearing the dress for the first time ahead of her planned September wedding.


Jun. 09, 2015 @ 05:34 PM

Police beat for June 10, 2015


Jun. 09, 2015 @ 05:31 PM

Erratic driving leads to string of charges

Responding to a report of an erratic driver on Fairview Drive, Lenoir police saw a car going down the road with the driver's door open while the car was running off the road and almost wrecked, police said.


Jun. 09, 2015 @ 08:36 AM

Cancer center gets closer ties to UNC research

The McCreary Cancer Center has become a part of UNC Hospitals, giving McCreary more access to advanced medical research, officials said.


Jun. 09, 2015 @ 06:34 AM

Immunization, pet adoption fees to increase

Costs for most services at the Caldwell County Board of Health are expected to remain the same after the new fiscal year starts July 1, but immunizations may cost more.


Jun. 09, 2015 @ 06:23 AM

Officers increasingly deal with mentally ill

With an increase in mental health cases, law enforcement officials in Caldwell County said they agree that Crisis Intervention Training is essential.


Jun. 08, 2015 @ 08:37 PM

Man in moped wreck improving

Herbert Jerome Bumgarner of Red Barn Lane has been in Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte since shortly after his moped ran into the side of a Chevrolet Blazer at the intersection of Rocky Road and Morganton Boulevard about 4:30 p.m. Friday. 


Jun. 08, 2015 @ 08:22 PM

Man stabbed in neck during fight

One man reportedly stabbed another in the neck with a screwdriver when they got into a fight at a friends’ house Sunday.


Jun. 08, 2015 @ 02:19 PM

Police beat for June 9, 2015


Jun. 08, 2015 @ 02:13 PM

Jeep overturns, but family not seriously hurt

A Granite Falls woman had only minor injuries and her three children were unharmed when the Jeep they were in overturned Monday morning.


Jun. 07, 2015 @ 10:05 AM

Lawyer suspended for 2 years

William Wallace Respess Jr. has 30 days to wind down his law practice, and then he will be suspended from practice for two years for getting romantically involved with a client in early 2013.


Jun. 07, 2015 @ 09:24 AM

Man badly hurt in moped accident

A Lenoir man had serious head injuries and possibly a broken leg after his red moped ran into the side of a Chevrolet Blazer near the intersection of Morganton Boulevard and Rocky Road in Gamewell late Friday afternoon.


Jun. 08, 2015 @ 10:22 AM

Man begins 5-month run across U.S.

A stroller filled with his belongings is all 55-year-old Alan Barlow, a Lenoir native who now lives in Concord, New Hampshire, plans to bringing with him on a 3,200-mile run across the country.


Jun. 07, 2015 @ 09:19 AM

Library director resigns

Sarah Greene, director of the Caldwell County Public Library for the past five years, has resigned.


Jun. 07, 2015 @ 09:16 AM

Lower Creek looking into future, preserving past

“Hands Across Time” was the theme at Friday’s time capsule ceremony at Lower Creek Elementary School. The fifth-grade class buried a large bucket that once housed pickle spears deep in the front lawn for the fifth-grade class of 2032 to open.


Jun. 07, 2015 @ 09:26 AM

Police beat for June 7, 2015