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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

National Day of Prayer

Today is the National Day of Prayer.  Approximately 70 people attended the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast in Lenoir this morning.  The guest speaker was Mr John Cooper, owner of Mast General Stores since 1979.  Several area ministers also

Valdese Water Rates

The town of Valdese could see an increase in water and sewer rates.  An increase of $1.25 for water and $.30 for sewer has been proposed for the 2018-2019 budget.  For details on this possible increase check

Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate has decreased in the area.  Caldwell County’s rate is 4.2% down from 4.4%.  Burke County’s rate is down to 4% while Catawba County is at 3.9%.  The area saw a high of 17% unemployment