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Paving in Lenoir

Workers will start paving North Main Street  from Ashe Avenue to Creekway Drive today, weather permitting. Paving should take about a week. On-street parking will NOT be allowed during resurfacing. One lane of North Main will be closed

Morganton Parking

Morganton’s City Council will vote on whether a public hearing will be held concerning the closing of an alley and a change to parking.  The area is near Brown Mountain Bottleworks.  The alley would only be closed

$300,000 Bond

Bond was set at $300,000 for a Lenoir resident.  Ekelyon Sharod Berry faces possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, injury to personal property,  manufacturing methamphetamine and felony speeding to elude arrest among other charges.  The

Solar Farm

A solar farm is headed to Cajah’s Mountain.  It will be located on Orchard Drive.  Taft Farm, part of Strata Solar has a 20 year lease with property owner Johnny M.  Brown.  For more details concerning the

K-9 Unit Donation

The K-9 unit of the Lenoir Police has received a donation.  Body armor has been given to three k-9’s from the Vested Interest in K-9’s Inc of East Taunton  Mass.  The bullet and stab protection gear is

Good Friday

Government offices and schools will be closed tomorrow in observance of Good Friday.  Various activities will take place this weekend including an Easter Egg Eggstravaganza at the Mulberry Recreation Center in Lenoir Saturday from 10am to noon.

Business Expansion

A Lenoir tech business is expanding.  Aiken Controls designs manufacturing control panels, scanners and sensors.  Aiken will be expanding at a vacant lot next to the facility on West Ave.  For more details on this check the

$30,000 Bond

A Hudson resident is facing methamphetamine charges.  Cheyenne Paige Odem was charged with possession with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver methamphetamine among other drug charges.  Secured bond was set at $30,000 according to the Caldwell County

Murder Charge

A court date was set for today for Darius King 25, in the death of Hubert Roland Hunter Jr.   King admitted to killing Hunter after a dispute over money.  King was given no bond in the case

High Speed Chase

A Morganton man was arrested after a high speed chase in Burke and Caldwell counties.  Jason Ali, 40 was arrested after fleeing on foot and hiding in a creek off Clarks Chapel Rd.  The truck Ali was