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As Alexander County officials continue to delve into triple homicide, the question they now confront: ARE 5 DEAD?

It’s been over a month since anyone has seen or heard from Maria Calderon Martinez, her boyfriend Juan Carlos Mendez-Pena and his friend Lu… Read more

Local News

As Alexander County officials continue to delve into triple homicide, the question they now confront: ARE 5 DEAD?

It’s been over a month since anyone has seen or heard from Maria Calderon Martinez, her boyfriend Juan Carlos Mendez-Pena and his friend Lu… Read more

BUSINESS: Chamber CEO receives 40 Under 40 award, more

HICKORY — Lindsay M. Keisler, president and chief executive officer of the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce, has been awarded the Associa… Read more

UPDATE: Windsor man drowns at Lake Norman Saturday after jumping off pontoon boat

A man drowned on Lake Norman Saturday afternoon after jumping off a pontoon boat, said Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Brian Fink. Read more

Golf tournament supports scholarship fund

CLAREMONT — The City of Claremont will be hosting its second annual golf tournament in memory of PJ Stanley. The tournament will be held on… Read more

Caldwell names public information officer

LENOIR — Caldwell County welcomes Paige Counts as the newly hired public information officer. Counts brings 20 years of marketing and publi… Read more

Grant writing for nonprofits to be topic

HICKORY — The Catawba Valley Community College Small Business Center will present a no–cost “Grant Writing for Nonprofits” workshop on Thur… Read more

Sports

Keselowski on pole for NASCAR at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Brad Keselowski is on the pole for the first time in nearly two years Sunday as NASCAR returns to New Hampshire Motor S… Read more

The Latest: Mike Mussina to lead off HOF inductions

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the Baseball Hall of Fame Inductions (all times local): Read more

Taste of the Tour: A signature dessert in Kirk Douglas' wake

SAINT-SAVIN, France (AP) — It's a Tour de France dilemma: When you've found a gem of a hotel with a knockout restaurant along the race rout… Read more

Galleries

Photos: Lightning strikes church in Mocksville

Firefighters responded to a fire at Smith Grove United Methodist Church, located at 3492 U.S. 158 in Mocksville, around 3:45 a.m. Tuesday. … Read more

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Opinion

Column: Storm Area 51? Yeah, that's a bad idea

As bad ideas go, this one may be in the running for worst of 2019: “Hold my beer – I’m storming Area 51.” Read more

Letter: Cast off the burden of hate

I have never been more shocked and ashamed than after reading the comments from readers in this newspaper about holding a vigil to raise aw… Read more

Obituaries

Bowman, Betty DeBorde

HICKORY Betty DeBorde Bowman, 86, of Hickory, died Monday, July 8, 2019, at Frye Regional Medical Center. Betty was born Sept. 1, 1932, in … Read more

Herman, Gladys Burgin

HICKORY Gladys Burgin Herman, 94, died Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Trinity Village, surrounded by her family and loving Trinity staff membe… Read more

Langley, Frances

CLAREMONT Frances Shook Langley, 84, of Claremont passed away Friday, July 19, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by Bennett Funeral Serv… Read more

Lyons, Sanford "Sandy" David

Wellesley, MA. Sanford "Sandy" David Lyons, 62, of Wellesley, Mass., passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019. Sandy was born Nov. 10, 1956, in … Read more

Sermons Jr., William Aubrey

HICKORY William Aubrey Sermons Jr., 63, died Saturday, July 20, 2019. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Bass-Smith Funer… Read more

Smith, June V.

HICKORY June V. Smith, 97, of Hickory, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Bass-Smith… Read more

Thomas, Frankie Hodge

NEWTON Frankie Marie Hodge Thomas, 70, of Conover, passed away Friday, July 19, 2019, at Carolina Caring in Sherrills Ford. Frankie was bor… Read more

Hefner, Judith Rae

Judith Rae Hefner CLAREMONT Judith Rae Hefner, 69, of Claremont, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019. The Hefner family has entrusted arran… Read more

Johnson, Sarah M.

HICKORY Mrs. Sarah McHaney Johnson, 88, of Hickory, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Visitation will be held Sunday, July 21, at the W… Read more

Stilwell, Clara Elizabeth Abernathy

HILDEBRAN Clara Elizabeth Abernathy Stilwell, 83, of Hildebran passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Burke Hospice and Palliative Care. B… Read more