News: National

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 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.