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Hospitals ask visitors to stay away for now

Due to the spread of coronavirus / COVID-19 in North Carolina, UNC Health System Hospitals have announced that it is enacting voluntary restrictions for visitors to its hospitals across the state.  This includes Caldwell UNC Health Care

One killed in Tuesday morning wreck

One person was killed in a Tuesday morning wreck in Hickory.  The head on collision happened on Sulpher Springs Road near Wandering Lane.  The crash caused on of the cars to burst into flames.  No information has been released

Good Samaritan Attacked on I 40

Police are looking for two men and a woman connected to a reported assault and attempted robbery on Interstate 40 in Morganton Sunday.  A man reported he had stopped to help what appeared to be a woman

Whooping Cough Case in Caldwell County

The Caldwell County Health Department issued a press release late Friday confirming A case of Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, was reported in the county.  The individual diagnosed is being treated, per guidelines established by the State

Local Representative named Chief of Staff

On Friday President Donald Trump  named 11th District Representative Mark Meadows his White House chief of staff, replacing Mick Mulvaney.  Meadows is a Republican and represents the 11th District, which includes Caldwell & Burke Counties. Trump said

Schools trying to keep students healthy

Local school districts are continuing to keep parents informed about their efforts to deal with the Corona virus should there be any cases in the area.   Caldwell County Schools issued a statement saying  they are working closely

Officials warn of coronavirus scams

The NC Attorney General is warning residents of scams circulating pertaining to the corona virus.  Attorney General Josh Stein says now is the time criminals are on the lookout to take advantage of people.  He says anyone

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