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EDC honors local community leaders

The Caldwell County Economic Development Commission held its 2019 Celebration Luncheon on Tuesday in Lenoir.  Dr. Mark Poarch received the Herman Anderson Award.  Poarch is President of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute.  The Herman Anderson Award was

Sheriffs wants to be sanctuary county

Alexander County sheriff Chris Bowman is suggesting the county become a 2nd Amendment sanctuary county.  A proclamation being prepared by the sheriff says that public funds and county employees won’t be used to restrict 2nd Amendment rights.  The proclamation

store held up by man in skeleton mask

Police in Catawba County are on the hunt for an armed man who walked into a convenience store Sunday night and demanded money.  The suspect was wearing a skeletal mask when he entered the store corner of Oxford

Cut gas line closes major intersection

Some major traffic headaches for motorists Monday afternoon near Lenoir.  A construction crew cut a gas line at the intersection of Wilkesboro Blvd. and Taylorsville Rd causing the entire major intersection to be shut down for hours.  the

One person dead in Industrial accident

Iredell County Emergency Services and area Hazardous Material Response Teams responded on Friday, January 10, 2020 to a hazardous material release at Lineage Logistics in Statesville. Plant personnel called Iredell Emergency Communications just before 2:00 pm to

Home damaged in weekend fire

A Caldwell County firefighter was treated and released for injuries suffered while fighting a mobile home fire near Lenoir Sunday morning.  The home on Sheriff’s road near Union Baptist road heavily damaged by the fire.  There was

Car Jacking in Taylorsville

Police in Alexander County are looking for three people who were involved in a carjacking Saturday at Wal-Mart in Taylorsville.  A nearby officer attempted to stop them and he was dragged by the pick up truck for

cause of death determined in lenoir fire

Medical Examiners have determined the cause of death of the resident who was found deceased in a Sunday morning structure fire. The autopsy performed on Frankie Prestwood, 29 of 3905 Orlando’s Way, Lenoir, NC, found that Mr.