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Oak Hill School To Close

Press Release from Caldwell County Schools:   After a lengthy and comprehensive process involving advisory committee meetings, teacher discussions, and community input, the Board of Education voted on Thursday, May 14, 2020, to close Oak Hill School.

Businesses Asked to Flush Water Lines

City of Lenoir Public Utilities encourages businesses to flush water lines before reopening The City of Lenoir Public Utilities Department encourages any businesses that have been closed for more than 10 days to thoroughly flush all their

COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise

As NC relaxes the Stay at Home Order, cases of Coronavirus continue to increase across the State and across the area locally.  Burke County reported 14 additional positive test results on Wednesday bring the total case count

Lenoir Man Killed After Chase

A driver who fled from police Tuesday  was killed when he collided head on with another car in Caldwell County.  According the NC Highway Patrol, Lenoir police had initiated the chase after attempting to pull the driver

Man Shot with Crossbow

A man is in serious condition after being shot in the head with a crossbow Wednesday morning on Hunterwood Dr.  The Burke County Sheriff’s Office responded to the call. The victim, whose identity has not been released, 

14th COVID-19 Death in Burke Co.

Burke County Public Health was notified today of the fourteenth COVID-19 associated death in Burke County. The individual in their 90’s was not hospitalized but died from complications associated with their underlying medical conditions. To protect the

Rabies Case in Caldwell Co.

On May 12, 2020, the North Carolina State Laboratory notified Caldwell County Animal Control that a skunk submitted for testing and was infected with the rabies virus. The skunk was found in the Granite Falls area of Caldwell County and is the second confirmed rabies case in the county this year.  

Area Coronavirus Update From Monday

Late Monday Afternoon, Caldwell County reported it’s first Coronavirus related death.   Caldwell County Public Health Director Anna Martin said the loss of any patient is tragic and the death points to the importance of taking every precaution