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CCC&TI kicks off fund drive

The Foundation of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute held its Annual Fund Campaign kickoff luncheon on Tuesday,at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir. The event starts fundraising efforts for the Foundation’s Annual Fund Drive. The

House destroyed by fire

A Lenoir woman escaped a burning home Tuesday thanks to help from a neighbor who rushed to help get her out.  The fire happened on Swanson Drive SW Fire investigators believe the blaze started in the living room and

NC first case of Coronavirus

A person in Wake County NC has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).  State health officials say The test is presumptively positive and will be confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lab.

Man arrested for bomb threat

A Caldwell County man was arrested on Tuesday after police say he called in a bomb threat to the Caldwell County Courthouse.  A man called the Clerks office and stated the was a bomb on Courthouse property. 

Statewide Tornado Drill Wednesday

March 1-7, 2020 is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in North Carolina.  Officials say they would like residents to take This week to prepare for the severe weather season.  If each North Carolina resident would take a few

Indecent Liberties charges in Burke County

A Vale man is facing charges involving a minor.  After an investigation by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations,, warrants were issued for Kenneth Wayne Blevins.  He has been charged with indecent liberties with a minor

Severe weather preparedness week

This is Severe Weather Awareness week in NC and while local and state officials are going over their plans, they urge residents to make or update their preparedness efforts.  They say everyone should become weather ready and

Reward Offered in Police station vandalism

The office of NC Governor Roy Cooper is offering a reward up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the vandalism discovered in the Hickory Police Department parking lot