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Morganton Festival Act

The city of Morganton has announced the headline artist for the Historic Morganton Festival.  Chris Lane will be there.  He had a gold record song “Take Back Home Girl” last year.  The event will be September 7th

Auto Larceny

The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office reports an auto larceny.  Michael Jimmy Mckinney 33, was placed under a $15,000 bond.  He was listed as homeless from Hickory.  A court date was set for today.

Election Results

In the District Attorney race Scott Reilly defeated David Learner 57% to 42%.  The Catawba County Sheriff’s race saw Don Brown win 69% to Jason Reid’s 30%.  Phillip Price will face Mark Meadows in the fall for

Valdese Park Delay

Plans for a 300 acre park project in Valdese are now on hold.  Town Manager Seth Eckard made the announcement this week.  Area residents had expressed concern over other pressing needs and funding for the park.  For

New Superintendent in Caldwell

The Caldwell County Schools have a new superintendent.  The Caldwell County Board of Education unanimously selected Dr Donald W Phipps.  He will take office on July 1, 2018.  Since 2010, Dr Phipps has served as superintendent for

Credit Card Fraud

A Lenoir woman is facing credit card fraud charges.  Dawn Marie McGee 36, also faces larceny charges.  Secured bond was set at $5,000.  She was arrested by the Lenoir Police Dept.

$151,000 Bond

Secured bond was set at $151,000 for a Lenoir man.  Latif Thomas Banner 24, faces robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery,  assault causing serious bodily injury and resisting an officer.  He was arrested by

Traffic Light Removal

The North Carolina Department of Transportation approved removing the traffic lights at the intersection of Creekway Drive and North Main Street. Starting Monday, May 7, 2018, the traffic lights at the intersection will be switched to flashing. Drivers

Caldwell County Schools Special Meeting

The Caldwell County Board of Education will meet in a specially called meeting on Monday, May 7, beginning at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will take place at 1914 Hickory Blvd. SW in Lenoir, North Carolina. The purposes of the meeting are

Fatal Wreck

A fatal wreck occurred in Gamewell Thursday.  Jonathan Lloyd 36, was killed when the Volkswagon Golf he was driving hit a tree on Calico Rd.  Speed was the main factor.  Lloyd’s cousin Sadie Watson was airlifted to