13 hrs ago
Farmers market provides food and play
Jarae Garcia, 6, and Harold Garcia, 4, ran in the grass at the Sawmills Farmers Market under a sky of thick, rolling clouds.
17 hrs ago
Building a new home for the homeless
Elizabeth Norris pointed through walls made only of two-by-fours, telling a group of visitors that this space, now only concrete and bare walls, will be a kitchen, a dining room, a sleeping area - a home for Lenoir's homeless.
19 hrs ago
Car going 100 when it crashed, trooper says
A Caldwell County man was driving about 100 miles per hour down U.S. 321 north of Lenoir when he lost control of the car late Monday afternoon and wrecked, the N.C. Highway Patrol reported.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Public invited to see planned homeless shelter
Caldwell County Yokefellow and Lenoir are holding an open house Tuesday evening for people to see what will become the city's first full-time homeless shelter.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
The Charlotte Observer
2 women, child die in Caldwell County wreck
Two women and a child were killed Wednesday night in a head-on collision in Caldwell County, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol.
Gaither, Learner consider next steps
District Attorney Jay Gaither says he has yet to begin planning what he'll do beyond the next five months as he assists the transition for the man who stopped his bid for a fourth term.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
New furniture company could bring 150 jobs
A Florida-based furniture company is considering placing a manufacturing plant in Caldwell County, with perhaps 150 jobs over the next three years, county officials said Monday.
Hall files for re-election to school board
Hall, 70, is a retired teacher. She taught for 16 years in five districts. In Caldwell County, she taught primarily exceptionally gifted students.
Children bubbling with excitement to make soda
Eleven-year-old Kaylee Fitzgerald carefully measured out fruit punch, seltzer water and cola syrup with a small eyedropper.
New research project for students to graduate
Teachers should have less work supervising high school students' graduation projects, and end-of-course tests will not count as much toward each student's graduation, under changes approved by the Caldwell County school board Monday night.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
4 file for school board election
Three incumbents and one former school board member filed Monday, the start of candidate filing, for this fall's election for four seats on the Caldwell County Board of Education.
Same-day surgery facility coming to Granite Falls
The 22,000-square-foot building is planned for a site near the Walmart Supercenter on the east side of U.S. 321 and is described as a "multi-specialty surgical center" that will focus predominantly on orthopedic and spine surgery, said David Horn, the vice president of business development at Caldwell Memorial Hospital.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Cattle farmer baffled by shootings
Jack Starnes, 81, of Petra Mill Road reported in late May that one of his 35 head of beef cattle on his 92-acre spread in the Dudley Shoals area was found shot just above the ankle.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
3 accused of trying to arrange sex with children
Three men have been accused of trying to have sex with children they had contacted through social media sites online, the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office said in a press release.
Investigators asking for public's help in Caldwell Co. livestock shootings
Investigators in Caldwell County are investigating the intentional shooting of livestock in the Petra Mill and Granite Falls area.
The Charlotte Observer
Caldwell, federal agents arrest woman for robbery
Meredith Leigh Michaux, who was wanted in Burke County, was arrested Thursday in Lenoir by local, county and federal agents, authorities said.
A closet for more than clothes
The first day that a child spends with a new foster parent can be hectic, lots to do and little time for the two to get acqainted, but at Caldwell County Department of Social Services, there's a second-floor room that can take away some of that pressure and even provide the first foundations of a new relationship.
4-H Club does it themselves
TOPIC Victoria Rieffel uses a mixer to blend ingredients while making goat milk soap during Thursday's DIY day with the 4-H club at the N.C. Cooperative Extension office in Lenoir.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Changes coming to postal service in Rhodhiss
Unlike most communities, there are no mailboxes dotting the landscape. There is no door-to-door mail delivery in the town that straddles the Burke and Caldwell County line.
First county mountain biking trail nears completion
On weekends for about the past six months, volunteers have been making their way to Zacks Fork Road in Lenoir, hauling shovels and picks and rakes in the woods, working to create a first for Caldwell County - a trail built specifically for mountain-biking.