The crew at Hwy 55 celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, June 29. Hwy 55 also observed First Responders Day with free regular sized burgers for first responders all day. Pictured in the front row, from left to right, are Melody Losier with KICKS radio st…

LENOIR – The city of Lenoir Main Street Department has been designated a Main Street America 2022 Accredited program. This accreditation status is Main Street America’s top-tier recognition.

RALEIGH — Results from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s 2022 Wild Turkey Harvest Summary report shows that hunters statewide recorded 20,576 birds harvested statewide in 2022, including 1,777 birds that were taken during youth season. The total falls short of the past two years’ reco…

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LENOIR - The Caldwell County Board of Commissioners recently appointed Deputy Tax Administrator Josh Angle to serve as tax administrator.

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LENOIR - The spark of joyful learning continues this month as nearly 200 second and third-grade students participate in the Read to Achieve Camp at Granite Falls Elementary, Davenport A+, or Hudson Elementary. Each site has an average of 60 students attending.

LENOIR - The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) Tucker's Barn Chapter will host a Fourth of July celebration at the "Charters of Freedom" display on Saturday, July 2 at 11:30 a.m.  The "Charters of Freedom" display is located along Main Street, across from the down…

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LENOIR — A new cat cafe is expected to open in downtown Lenoir on Friday, July 1.

RALEIGH - The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice has named Christopher Nichols as the new warden of the Caldwell Correctional Center in Lenoir. He had been the warden of the Gaston Correctional Center in Dallas (Gaston County).

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CEDAR ROCK — Guest speaker for the May Brush and Palette meeting at Cedar Rock Country Club was Wilkes County artist, Cindy Breden.

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NEWLAND — Three people are dead following a double shooting stemming from a domestic situation Monday afternoon.

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LENOIR — Blue Ridge Energy announced Robert Kent, who has served as director of operations since 2002, is retiring. Selected to fill the director of operations position is Mike Kincaid, who served as Ashe operations manager since 2009.

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LENOIR — Volunteers are still needed to help with the year’s Blackberry Festival. The Blackberry Festival will be held Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16 in downtown Lenoir. If you are interested in volunteering, contact the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce.

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RALEIGH — N.C. Department of Transportation contractors across the state will remove nearly all lane closures to reduce traffic congestion over the Independence Day holiday weekend.

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LENOIR — While there may be a reported shortage of fireworks across the nation, the folks in Caldwell County will not feel the effect.

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LENOIR — Hardly anything is more nostalgic of the Fourth of July than fireworks, carnival rides, cotton candy, live music, and BBQ — and the Caldwell County Fair has it all.

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LENOIR — A local community garden hosts public gardening events every first Saturday of the month from April through October.