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Perry Trail

To honor and thank Merlin and Judy Perry for their many years of hard work and dedication in developing bikeways, pathways, and trails in Lenoir and Caldwell County, the City of Lenoir named a section of the

Bridge Closure

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has shut down a bridge along Abington Road near West Lenoir Church indefinitely. Motorists will need to utilize Beecher Anderson Road as a detour.  The bridge is on the list to

$40,000 Bond

A Newton man is facing charges in Caldwell County.  Calleb Scott Clark  20, faces auto larceny, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and speeding to elude arrest.  The stolen vehicle had reportedly been painted a new color. 

Board of Elections

The Caldwell County Board of Election Staff will have a training session on March 29th at 530pm.  It will be held at the City/County Chambers Room 905 in Lenoir.  For more information call 828-757-1326.

Fatal Wreck

A Connelly Springs man was killed in a wreck early Sunday.   The man was identified as Carlos Geovanni Giron Del Valle 31.  The wreck occurred on Hwy 64 in Morganton near Gold Mine Rd.  19 year old

New Restaurant

A new restaurant is coming to downtown Lenoir.  Shake N Dog, a 50’s style diner, will be located on Main St.  Owners Darin and Melissa Mckinney hope to be open on April 7th.

Morganton Business

Longtime business owners in Morganton are now retired.  After 40 years, Mike and Tim Buff of Buff’s Tire retired Friday.  The name Buff Tire will stay as the business moves to the Express Lube location near Rural

Castle Bridge Meeting

Another meeting was held concerning Castle Bridge, and it may not have to close.  Officials met Friday night in Rutherford College and discussed options including the building of a new bridge and minor repairs which could keep

Morganton Grocery Store to Close

A Morganton grocery store is closing.  Southeastern Grocers will close a total of 94 stores including BiLo in Black Mountain and Morganton.  The move is part of a restructuring and planned bankruptcy.  The process will take about

Armed Robbery

A man with a rifle robbed a convenience store in Caldwell County early Thursday.   Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1000.00 for information leading to the arrest of the person that robbed Pappy’s Market in Caldwell County