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Man Found Near Railroad Tracks

A man was found near railroad tracks in Morganton.  Thomas Rutherford Carson 63, of Nebo was located face down near Self Help Credit Union off West Fleming Dr on Monday afternoon.  EMS and the Morganton Dept of

$400,000 Bond

A Hildebran resident is in custody with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office.  Brendon Marshall Withers 25, faces attempted murder and kidnapping charges.  Secured bonds were set at $400,000.  Withers was turned over to the Caldwell County Sheriff’s


A Lenoir resident was found drowned.  The Lenoir Police Dept reported 81 year old Cecil Rector Hayes death was being investigated by the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office.  The deceased was found in the Yadkin River near his

DA’s Office Employee Warrant

A District Attorney’s office employee was asked to turn himself in on a felony larceny warrant from 1985.  Bobby Lee Powell 75, was suspended without pay until the matter is resolved.  David Lerner questioned the timing of

NC Supreme Court Visit

NC Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jackson visited Caldwell County  yesterday.  She spoke at the Caldwell Early College High School.  The appearance was part of the court’s Civics Education Outreach to local communities.  Next year will be the

2018 Gravity Games

The 2018 Gravity Games are this weekend in Lenoir.  The first annual Feet Off the Street Fun Fest will be featured this year.  The event runs from 9 am to 4 pm in downtown Lenoir.  Free live

Breaking and Entering

A Boone resident is facing charges.  The Hudson Police Dept reports the arrest of Shannon Carson Combs 37.  Charges included breaking and entering and 3 counts of failure to appear.  Secured bond was set at $3,500.

Volunteer of the Year

The Caldwell County schools named the volunteer of the year.  It is Angie Carroll who is a volunteer at West  Lenoir Elementary School.  She has over 600 hours this year alone with tasks from shelving books to

20-29 Years in Prison

20-29 years in prison, that is the sentence for George William Sheffield 54.  He was convicted by a jury on Monday in a case involving pornography and the sexual assault of a boy.  Judge Joe Crosswhite issued

Auto Larceny

A Morganton man was charged with auto larceny.  Kevin Brandon Avery 24, also was charged with obtaining property by false pretense.  Secured bond was set at $3,000 according to the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office.