Obituary for Shirley Sims of Dudley Shoals

DUDLEY SHOALS, NC (December 12, 2016)...It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that our beloved Shirley Sims has passed from this world to be with her Lord and Savior. We... her family... with her husband, children, grandchildren,…

Falls Avenue Bridge Update

GRANITE FALLS, NC (December 12, 2016)…We found out recently that there is some movement in regards to the Falls Avenue Bridge in Granite Falls. A NCDOT official told us that they are making progress on repair plans and should be meeting…

CCS teachers earn national credentials

LENOIR, NC (December 9, 2016)…The Board of Education recognized Marc Demiter, English teacher at West Caldwell High School, for achieving certification awarded by the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. He joins an esteemed…

Snow Reports from North Carolina Ski Resorts

NORTH CAROLINA SKI RESORTS (December 10, 2016)...Five out of six North Carolina Ski Resorts are now open thanks to the Arctic Blast!  We have provided you with snow reports and other information below.  Remember to check out our "Snow…

Changes on Caldwell Hospice Board of Directors

LENOIR, NC (December 9, 2016)...Retired banker James Sponenberg of Lenoir, former president and CEO of Parkway Bank/CertusBank, is the newest member of the Board of Directors for Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care (CHPC). “We are honored…

Every Kid in a Park

ASHEVILLE, NC (December 9, 2016)...Fourth graders can visit the Every Kid in a Park website to obtain a free pass that provides access to federally managed lands and waters - including national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and marine…

CCS Board Members take oath and reorganize

LENOIR, NC (December 7, 2016)…Board members-elect Darrell Pennell, Tim Hawkins and Ann Edwards took the Oath of Office administered by District Court Judge Richard Holloway at the Board of Education meeting held on Dec. 5 at the Education…

CCC&TI Women’s Basketball announces new player

HUDSON, NC (December 8, 2016)...Bayleigh Ponds, a 2016 graduate of Richland Northeast High School in Columbia, S.C., and a transfer from Montreat College, recently joined the Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute's women's…

Blue Ridge Parkway Lifts Burn Ban

NC/VA (December 8, 2016)…Effective today, officials at the Blue Ridge Parkway have lifted the burn ban that has been in effect since November 9th, 2016. Fires were initially banned on the Parkway due to unusually dry and hot conditions that…