Local News

Local News Archives

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

Winter Weather

Several accidents were reported yesterday as an early morning snow surprised area residents.  Caldwell County schools were in session while Burke County was not.  Caldwell County schools are out of make up days due  to the snow

Identity Theft

A  Morganton man is facing identity theft charges.  Geremias Raymundo Mendoza 35, was charged by the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office.  Secured bond was set at $20,000.

TV Show

The American Pickers will be filming in North Carolina this spring.   They are looking for large unique collections of antiques privately owned.  The hosts only pick private collections, no stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions or businesses

Tuttle State Forest

Tuttle Educational State Forest on Playmore Beach Road opens today.  It is home of the talking trees and offers environmental education programs.  There are 13 picnic sites and 7 miles of hiking trails.  For more information call


Bond was set at $100,000 for a Lenoir man.  Matthew Carroll Greene 24,  faces first degree burglary,  larceny of a firearm and larceny after breaking and entering.  This report according to the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office.

Lenoir Man Wants Verdict Overturned

After pleading guilty to murder in 2002, the Lenoir News Topic reports that David F. Hurt, 51, wishes to withdraw that plea. He has already served 19 years for the killing of Howard Nelson Cook, who was