Caldwell Free Press was established to meet the need of accessible news in Caldwell County. 

Committed to delivering free, accurate, and unbiased local news to the residents of Caldwell County, readers can stay up to date on breaking news, crime, local government, local businesses, education and community engagement. 


Candice Simmons


Candice Simmons is a Caldwell County native, and previous editor of The News-Topic in Lenoir. Her passion for journalism stems from her love of the Caldwell County community. 

Brooke Andrae


Brooke Andre has a passion for grammar and finds editing soothing. A Catawba native, Andre signed on to the project to support the movement of truly independent news.