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As One Ministries, which operated at 805-A West Airline Ave., has been unable to line up funding, according to executive director Angela Dreher.

I may not want to browse the school-supply aisles at Walmart just yet, but I do feel a bit like lying down.

A man wanted by Cleveland County authorities in connection with a series of robberies was captured Friday by U.S. marshals near Richmond – but not until he led authorities on a foot and bicycle chase.

Library improvements: Hickory Public Library will make improvements after receiving a distribution of more than $43,000 from five endowments that are managed by the North Carolina Community Foundation.

September exhibit: The Caldwell Arts Council’s September exhibit: “Concertina, Interpreted” will feature artwork created in response to poetry from the book “Concertina” by Joseph Bathanti, poet laureate of North Carolina and Professor of Creative Writing at Appalachian State University.

Historic Morganton Festival: Sunrise Run on the Greenway will challenge walkers and runners with a 5k, 10k and one-mile fun run Sept. 6.

Art on display: Two regional artists, Nelson Brookshire of Lenoir and Michael Joe Moore of Statesville, will display their work at the Hiddenite Center’s Lucas Mansion Gallery through the end of August.

Newton residents and merchants have painted the town red, white, and blue with patriotic decorations in preparation for the 125th Soldiers Reunion, a weeklong annual event sponsored by American Legion Post 16 and the Newton Merchants Association.

A growing number of “for sale” and “foreclosure” signs seem to indicate that a decades-old decline in the neighborhood that surrounds the old Loray Mill in West Gastonia is continuing.

Compiled by Leigh Pressley

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