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Cold weather tips offered from blue ridge

Blue Ridge Energy urges members to prepare for forecasted cold weather by utilizing energy efficiency tips and resources. While January has been warmer than normal, forecasts indicate that northwest North Carolina will experience below average temperatures during

new museum exhibit

A new exhibit will be dedicated this weekend at the Hildebran Heritage Museum to honor Richmond and Ilean Good,  the former owners of the Al Hosiery Mill.  A ceremony will be held Sunday at 2pm to dedicate

red white & blue festival cancelled

The Red, White and Blue Festival will not return to Catawba Meadows Park this year. But there will still be plenty of summer festivities to enjoy. The City will hold its annual free July 4th celebration featuring music,

woman killed in catawba county accident

One person was killed in a Catawba County car accident Wednesday afternoon after the car landed upside down in Jacob’s Fork River.  62 year old Virginia Faye Rose of Hickory died in that crash.  According to the

high speed chase Wednesday

A chase that started in Burke County Wednesday afternoon ended near Hickory but not before speeds reached in excess of 100 miles per hour.   It all started when the driver sideswiped another car then ran from police. 

fire called suspicious

Fire investigators with the Caldwell County Fire Marshals Office say a vacant home that was heavily damaged this past Sunday appears to be of a suspicious nature.  The fire happened in the Little River Community on Sheriff’s

alarm reduction program

The City of Lenoir Police Department is launching a voluntary alarm registration program to help reduce the number of false alarm calls in the city.City of Lenoir Police Capt. Couby Stilwell said sending officers to false alarms

EDC honors local community leaders

The Caldwell County Economic Development Commission held its 2019 Celebration Luncheon on Tuesday in Lenoir.  Dr. Mark Poarch received the Herman Anderson Award.  Poarch is President of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute.  The Herman Anderson Award was

Sheriffs wants to be sanctuary county

Alexander County sheriff Chris Bowman is suggesting the county become a 2nd Amendment sanctuary county.  A proclamation being prepared by the sheriff says that public funds and county employees won’t be used to restrict 2nd Amendment rights.  The proclamation

store held up by man in skeleton mask

Police in Catawba County are on the hunt for an armed man who walked into a convenience store Sunday night and demanded money.  The suspect was wearing a skeletal mask when he entered the store corner of Oxford