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Superintendent Search

The Caldwell County School Board has completed the first round of interviews for the new superintendent.  24 people applied for the job from 10 states.  Superintendent Steve Stone will retire June 30th.  A second round of interviews

Kidnapping Charge

A kidnapping charge was brought against a Lenoir man.  Vincent Gavin Osbourne 25, also faces assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.  Secured bond was set at $100,000.  The report was filed with the Caldwell County

Drexel Man Charged in Caldwell

A Burke County man is facing charges in Caldwell County.  Derek Ray Minton 31, of Drexel was charged with resist, delay, and obstruction of a public officer.  Secured bond was set at $25,000.  A court date was

Theft from Kmart

Several items of jewelry were  stolen from K-Mart early Monday. An employee arrived at work around 6:45 a.m. Monday to find the front door smashed. Officers determined that a thief smashed the glass door with a rock

Tuttle State Forest

Tuttle Forest Foundation acquired 20 acres of land adjoining the 288-acre Tuttle Educational State Forest in Caldwell County with support from Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina. The Tuttle Educational State Forest is a unique educational resource to

Paving in Lenoir

Workers will start paving North Main Street  from Ashe Avenue to Creekway Drive today, weather permitting. Paving should take about a week. On-street parking will NOT be allowed during resurfacing. One lane of North Main will be closed

Morganton Parking

Morganton’s City Council will vote on whether a public hearing will be held concerning the closing of an alley and a change to parking.  The area is near Brown Mountain Bottleworks.  The alley would only be closed

$300,000 Bond

Bond was set at $300,000 for a Lenoir resident.  Ekelyon Sharod Berry faces possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, injury to personal property,  manufacturing methamphetamine and felony speeding to elude arrest among other charges.  The

Solar Farm

A solar farm is headed to Cajah’s Mountain.  It will be located on Orchard Drive.  Taft Farm, part of Strata Solar has a 20 year lease with property owner Johnny M.  Brown.  For more details concerning the

K-9 Unit Donation

The K-9 unit of the Lenoir Police has received a donation.  Body armor has been given to three k-9’s from the Vested Interest in K-9’s Inc of East Taunton  Mass.  The bullet and stab protection gear is