News: National

Nov. 20, 2014 @ 08:13 AM

'Catching stories' catches historians' attention

Griffith, who has written four books, spent 30 years teaching in Caldwell County Schools but is now retired. This year, two of Griffith’s books earned her three awards from the North Carolina Society of Historians.


Nov. 07, 2014 @ 07:30 AM

Wig Bank celebrates stories, legacies

Everyone has a story.

It’s written by the lives they touch, the people they love and the legacies they leave behind.

That’s what was celebrated Thursday night at the Wig Bank of Caldwell County’s 12th Annual Legacy banquet at Mountain Grove Church, the stories of six individuals who lost their battles with cancer but left a story that strings together community, love and family.


Nov. 01, 2014 @ 05:04 PM

This election 'a time for choosing,' Allen West says

Allen West, a Fox News contributor and retired Army lieutenant colonel, didn’t specify who the right choice would be, however. Though he mentioned Sen. Kay Hagan and President Barack Obama a number of times as embracing the wrong policies, West never once spoke the name of the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, Thom Tillis.


Dec. 27, 2013 @ 08:02 AM

Bad gifting leads to happy returns

Linda Main didn't like the dress her husband, Ray, bought her for Christmas. On Thursday, she showed up at Belk in Lenoir with her husband to exchange the dress and a few other items.

Ray Main also exchanged a pair of jeans that did not fit -- he wants to get jeans at a different store, so his wife got to use the exchange credit to get something else for herself.

According to a survey conducted by RetailMeNot.com and The Omnibus Co., the Mains were among the nearly 42 percent of consumers who reported that they expected to return at least some gifts given to them for Christmas.


Nov. 27, 2013 @ 08:06 AM

No harm seen from winter weather

Caldwell County residents could see a mix of rain, sleet and snow before noon, but it isn't expected to stick around long, according to the National Weather Service.