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Morganton New Interim Chief

Tony Lowdermilk was sworn in as Interim Chief of Morganton Public Safety during a ceremony at Morganton City Hall Friday, January 31. Lowdermilk was promoted to Interim Chief from the rank of Major of Support Services. Lowdermilk

Caldwell County Schools Expands Telemedicine program

Caldwell County Schools Superintendent Donald Phipps recently announced that Nine Caldwell County schools will use telemedicine technology to boost health and student performance in an expansion of the  Health-e-Schools Telemedicine Program.   The innovative project will begin its pilot phase

Bridge reopens Saturday

A Historic Catawba County bridge is scheduled to reopen this weekend after it was damaged by heavy rains and flooding.  The Bunker Hill covered bridge in Claremont has been closed to the public for a year while

Morganton Festival Wins Awards

The Historic Morganton Festival, Inc. won two major awards at the North Carolina Association of Festivals and Events ShowFest Conference in Charlotte January 26 and 27. The North Carolina Association of Festivals and Events is comprised of

Caldwell Schools receives grant

The Caldwell County School System is one of 15 school districts statewide that was recently awarded grant monies under the Coding and Mobile App Development Grant Program launched in 2017 with funding from the North Carolina General

wreck claims second victim

A second person has died from injuries suffered in a car accident Tuesday morning on Thornburg Dr., SE in Newton.   two of the surviving occupants of the crash are still listed in critical condition at Atrium Health

2nd murder suspect sought

**UPDATE 1-29-2020** Hickory – The Hickory Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance to identify a second suspect connected to the murder of Andres Osvaldo Moscotte on Thursday, January 23, 2020. Anyone with information or who might

Lincoln County man faces additional charges

A Lincoln County man is facing additional charges in connection to a incident in April of last year. 53 year old Donnie Harris Lane was originally charged with statutory rape and indecent liberties with a minor. On Wednesday,  Lane

New traffic pattern in granite falls

Drivers in Granite Falls are being asked to exercise caution and patience as The NC Department of  Transportation continues to make improvements around the Duke Street and US 321 A area.  That intersection is now closed and motorists