Friday Aug 29
Shouting erupts over Veterans Memorial plans
About 25 people squared off at a meeting of the town's Veterans Memorial Committee.
Friday Aug 29
Criminal Charges 8-29-14
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office reported the following arrests: Ashley Diane Hullette, 29, of 5526 Savannah Drive in Granite Falls was charged August 26 with one count assault inflicting serious injury.
Friday Aug 29
Man convicted in series of thefts
A Lenoir man who investigators call the ringleader in numerous thefts pleaded guilty Thursday in Caldwell Superior Court to seven charges, including five felonies.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Granite Falls man convicted, sentenced on 2013 statutory rape charges
Phillip Matthew Bright, 40, was convicted of three counts of felony statutory rape of a 13, 14, 15-year-old.
Granite Falls man convicted of raping teen relative
A trembling Phillip Matthew Bright wiped his eyes with the collar of his orange jail suit as he was sentenced to 38 to 51 years in prison for repeatedly raping a teenage relative over a three-year period.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Fire damages Granite Falls house
A fire that may have been intentionally set caused serious damage to a vacant house on Archer Street in Granite Falls early Wednesday morning, fire officials said.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Fast-moving Fire Destroys Granite Falls House
Fire investigators in Caldwell county are trying to determine what started a quick moving fire that destroyed a home in Granite Falls.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Triangle affordable housing projects receive federal tax credits
A total of 48 affordable housing projects in North Carolina were recently awarded federal tax credits, including six projects in the Triangle.
Bridge on U.S. 321-A to open today
A new bridge on U.S. 321-A in Hudson spanning Little Gunpowder Creek is expected to be open for traffic sometime today, the Department of Transportation says.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Man convicted of molesting boy
A Granite Falls man was convicted Friday in Caldwell Superior Court of charges that he molested a 9-year-old boy in 2010.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
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Babysitter sentenced for sexually abusing child
A 22-year-old Granite Falls man was sentenced to three months in jail this week after a jury found him guilty of taking indecent liberties with a child he was babysitting in 2010.
Hudson man called meth 'kingpin'
Investigators say that a Hudson man they are calling a large-scale methamphetamine distributor may have been selling several pounds of meth every week.
Switched tag leads to meth, heroin arrests
A car that sped away from a traffic stop Wednesday evening led police from Granite Falls deep into Hickory, and when the chase ended officers found a large amount of methamphetamine and heroin in the car, police said.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Police: 15-year-old girl missing, may need medication
According to Granite Falls Police, Monica Paszek-Stevens reported that her daughter, 15-year-old Myra Paszek, left her grandmother's home on Mallard Court in Granite Falls.
Police need public's help locating missing 15-year-old girl
Police in Granite Falls are searching for a missing 15-year-old girl. Investigators are asking for the public's help in locating Myra Paszek.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Granite Falls man pleads guilty to meth charges
A man who pleaded guilty Monday to making methampetamine will not be sent to prison because he gave detectives information that led to five more drug arrests.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Williams brought life to funerals
In the final two years of his life, Norman Williams could be seen zooming down sidewalks and main highways on his way to work at Mackie Funeral Home on Duke Street in Granite Falls in his motorized wheelchair, decked out in stickers, reflectors and flags.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Ministry to expand food pantry
A truck loaded with 850 pounds of watermelons rolled up to the doors of the South Caldwell Christian Ministries on Wednesday, but with only 500 square feet of space in the agency's food pantry, director Deborah Thomas had to give most of the watermelons away to area churches for their Wednesday night suppers.