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Town of Sawmills considers tax hike

The Town of Sawmills is considering a tax hike. The town council has scheduled a meeting for March 26th to discuss the issue. The News Topic reports the taxes would be used to pay for a higher

Lake James Cleanup scheduled for March 23

The annual Lake James Cleanup will take place on Saturday, March 23. The event will begin at the Paddy’s Creek Area of Lake James State Park. The News Herald reports those interested in volunteering are invited to

Virginia man dies in Nebo campground

A Virginia man died in an accident at a Nebo campground Thursday. Douglas Caracofe was working on a vehicle while camping with friends. The News Herald reports Caracofe was underneath the car when the jack broke causing

Pickup truck strikes home causing fire

A pickup truck struck another vehicle, drove across a field into a house causing a structure fire in the St. Stephens community yesterday. The Daily Record reports firefighters had to fight with the driver to get him

Lenoir Police search house near Whitnel Elementary

Lenoir police searched a house near Whitnel Elementary School yesterday following a month-long investigation. The Lenoir Police arrested Kenneth Taylor and Patricia Bare and seized over 100 grams of methamphetamine along with a pistol, six long-barreled firearms