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Larceny Charge

A Vale resident is facing charges in Caldwell County.  Anthony Jackson Lewis 30, faces larceny and possession of stolen goods.  Secured bond was set at $15,000 according to the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office.

Granite Falls Budget Proposal

Sewer and water rates in Granite Falls may go up while electricity rates may go down.  The proposed budget would raise sewer and water rates by 3.4% , while electricity would decrease by 1%.  There is no

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