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Morganton Greenway

The City Council of Morganton approved plans for a greenway connector.  The project would connect the existing greenway to downtown.  Access to the Mountain View Recreation Center would also be along the route.  It could be completed

Hospital Plan

The plans for mental health at Caldwell Memorial Hospital have changed.  Renovating the fifth floor is out and constructing a new building for a psychiatric unit is now the plan.  The Caldwell Memorial Hospital foundation building will

$200,000 Bond

A Lenoir woman is under $200,000 in secured bonds.  Chaston Miriah Wilson 23,  faces forgery of instrument, and 2 counts of identity fraud among other charges.  The report was made by the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office.

Castle Bridge Update

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has announced a revised plan for the Connelly Springs Road/Castle Bridge project that will cut down the anticipated closure time of the bridge to 8 months.  The project will be re-bid

Morganton Information

The City of Morganton has a new public information officer.  Morganton native Ethan Smith will be in charge of letting folks know about what’s going on in the city.  For more details on this story check the

Drug Arrest

A Lenoir woman is facing drug charges.  Jessica Warren Lingerfelt 31, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor larceny.  Secured bond was set at $26,500.  The Lenoir Police Dept made the arrest.

High Winds

Power has been restored to over 5,000 customers mostly in Watauga County.  Blue Ridge Energy asks anyone to report power outages by calling 1-800-448-2383 or to use the Blue Ridge mobile app.  Winds were expected to reach

Multiple Charges

Multiple charges and a $50,000 bond for a Lenoir man.  Willie Furman Ferguson 28, faces breaking and entering of an automobile, larceny and possession of a stolen firearm.  The report is from the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office.

$75,000 Bond

Bond was set at $75,000 for a Granite Falls man.  Michael Vincent Osbourne  36,  is facing charges of trafficking methamphetamine.  The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest.

Fugitive Arrest

The Lenoir Police Dept reports a fugitive arrest.  Shawn Phillip Fernandez 39, of Lenoir faces fugitive extradition to another state charges.  Secured bond was set at $5,000.