8 hrs ago
Man wins $150,000 in lottery
A Patterson man took home the top prize in the Golden 7's scratch-off lottery game with a $150,000 winning ticket.
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12 hrs ago
Blackberry Festival brings more to the table
TOPIC Gracie Goble, a competitor in the youth division blackberry eating contest, digs into a bowl during last year's North Carolina Blackberry Festival.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Welcome to - The Phelps Compound'
TOPIC Brian Phelps gave the upstairs to his grandchildren so they could have a place to play and sleep when they come to visit.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
A Fourth of July to remember
Dottie Lloyd said, "It means celebrating the men who served our country. My husband was one of them.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Medicaid's computer problems persist
The N.C. Health and Human Services says that the state is "on its way to having one of the most efficient Medicaid processing systems in the nation," but social services workers in Caldwell County are still working overtime and fighting computer issues that continue to plague processing of Medicaid applications.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
The Charlotte Observer
Caldwell County says goodby to Willard Blevins, who dressed up in "crazy costumes"
Willard Blevins with a toy monkey and gun. At one time, a live monkey made the rounds with him in Caldwell County.
Caldwell County breaks graduation rate record
Caldwell County's high schools set a new record graduation rate this year as 90.9 percent of the students who entered as freshmen four years ago graduated in May, according to unofficial figures the Caldwell County Schools reported to the state.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Flamboyant, eccentric Willard Blevins dies
Blevins was the person everyone had seen walking local streets dressed as Superman, Batman, a gorilla, Elvis Presley, Elvira Mistress of the Dark, Spiderman, an Indian, Johnny Cash or Cher, to name several.
Hurricane will bring relief from heat
You weren't suffering from blurred vision Wednesday, and there wasn't a forest fire anywhere filling Caldwell County's air with smoke.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
School board shuffles principals
At Monday's Board of Education work session, the board unanimously approved the appointment of Chris Ackerman as the new principal of Oak Hill School.
The Charlotte Observer
Tip from public leads to Caldwell drug arrest
Steven Wayne Patton, 22, of Lenoir, was arrested on drug and firearms charges this week, according to the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office.
Embracing the mad scientist within
Liquid oozed. Soda exploded. Balloons floated around the room. On Tuesday afternoon, the Lenoir branch of the Caldwell County Public Library became a laboratory for young mad scientists.
Campers trade vacation for volunteerism
Nearly two years ago Lee Laney, 79, suffered a heart attack and now struggles to walk due to poor blood circulation, so he was in dire need of a wheelchair ramp to get in and out of his house.
More Caldwell County residents rejoin workforce
The number of Caldwell County residents looking for work surged in May by about 300, so the local unemployment rate rose even though the number of people with jobs went up by more than 100, according to figures released Tuesday by the N.C. Department of Commerce.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Escaped inmate in custody in Washington County, VA
UPDATE 9:05: According to Washington County Sheriff's Office, Smith crashed the 1998 brown Toyota runner a little after 8:00 p.m. during a police chase in Washington County, VA.
Exela purchases land on Morganton Boulevard
Lenoir-based pharmaceutical company Exela Pharma Sciences recently bought two adjoining properties on Morganton Boulevard, a total of 9.48 acres, for just over $1 million.
Wed Jun 25, 2014
WrapAround kids learn the importance of farming
TOPIC Amanda Taylor with the North Carolina Agricultural Extension talks with students from Gamewell Elementary School's WrapAround program about the life stages of a ladybug at the Sawmills Farmers Market Tuesday afternoon.
Jefferson Post Online Edition
Ashe and Caldwell residents arrested on meth charges
The Ashe County Sheriff's Office formally announced the arrest of four people on felony drug charges on Monday, June 23. According to the release, Sheriff James Williams announced the arrest of two Caldwell County residents after a month-long investigation by the ACSO and the State Bureau of Investigation near Warrensville.
Dispute over woman behind killing, family says
Sammy William Sturgill died early Tuesday at the home of the man who recently married Sturgill's ex-girlfriend while Sturgill was in jail.
Cloudy 'Fun in the Sun' still a success
TOPIC Boo Braswell spreads peanut butter on a pinecone before rolling it in birdseed to feed birds during Tuesday afternoon's Fun in the Sun event held at the Granite Falls Library.