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Burke County School Briefly on Lockdown

A Burke County school was put on lock down briefly on Wednesday. A citizen called authorities after seeing 3 people, one with a gun near  Icard Elementary School. Douglas Shuford, 18, of Connelly Springs, was charged with

Drone Use For Lenoir Police

Lenoir Police will be using drones.  5 officers are training to get a Federal Aviation Administration license.  They will operate a drone for assessing car wrecks, crime scenes and disaster areas.  The drone cost was $9,000, purchased

Sales Tax

The Caldwell County Board of Commissioners voted to put a referendum on the ballot for a sales tax increase.  The amount would go from 2 cents to 2.25 cents per dollar.  The money would be used for

$100,000 Secured Bond

A $100,000 secured bond after a robbery with a dangerous weapon arrest.  Wynton Nehemiah Horton 18, of Lenoir also faces conspire to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault inflicting serious injury.  He was arrested by the

Heritage Museum Director

The Caldwell Heritage Museum has a new executive director.  Caldwell native Cindy Hedrick Day was unanimously chosen.  The former director, Jeff Stepp passed away in April of 2017.

Guardian Award

NC Department of Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey conferred The Order of the Guardian on former Fire Chief Ken Briscoe , May 17, 2018. The Order of the Guardian is awarded in recognition of the character, integrity, service and honor

Flood Assesment

Teams are assessing damages in the Wilson Creek and Edgemont areas of Caldwell County.  Each team includes someone from law enforcement, emergency services, the health department and the American Red Cross.  Areas being assessed  include Hwy 90/Edgemont

New Development

Areas of Caldwell County were accepted for a new federal program which could lead to new development.  All 252 Opportunity Zones were approved by the US Treasury.  This means investors can re invest capital gains without capital

Hwy 221 Closure

US Hwy 221 is closed indefinitely between Blowing Rock and Linville.  According to the Watauga County Fire Marshal, there is a washout of the road in Avery County.  Significant rainfall fell in the area on Thursday and

$75,000 Bond

A Lenoir man faces charges of selling or delivering controlled substance to a minor.  Ritchie Alan Souther  34,  was placed under a $75,000 secured bond according to the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office.