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BLET Graduation

In a Dec. 16 ceremony at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir, Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute honored its newest group of Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) graduates. Seventeen graduates completed more than 640 hours

Blue ridge energy donates truck

Blue Ridge Energy recently donated a truck to local helping agency, Foothills Service Project. Foothills Service Project was the recipient of a pickup truck recently retired from Blue Ridge Energy’s fleet of operations vehicles. The truck will

A Season of Giving for Caldwell County DSS

Caldwell County Department of Social Services staff members have been busy planning activities to ensure their clients have a merry Christmas. “Amazing work with families happens year-round by our staff, our citizens, and our community partners, but

16 year old missing

The Burke County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a local 16 year old girl.  Jalynn Wallace was last seen on Monday morning after being dropped off at school.  She is believed to

Man sentenced for hit and run death

A Hickory man will server 44 to 65 months in prison after being pleading guilty of felony death by vehicle, driving while impaired and felony hit and run/death.  Jeffrey Blaine Bumgarner received the sentence on Monday in

Woman saved from house fire

A disabled  Hudson woman was rescued from her home over the weekend thanks to a medic alert system and quick action by firefighters.  Unattended cooking had caused a fire and filled the home with smoke The woman