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1 hr ago | Lenoir News-Topic

4-H Club does it themselves

TOPIC Victoria Rieffel uses a mixer to blend ingredients while making goat milk soap during Thursday's DIY day with the 4-H club at the N.C. Cooperative Extension office in Lenoir.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Recipes, Lenoir, NC, Family, Kids

Thu Jul 10, 2014

WBTV

Changes coming to postal service in Rhodhiss

Unlike most communities, there are no mailboxes dotting the landscape. There is no door-to-door mail delivery in the town that straddles the Burke and Caldwell County line.

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Related Topix: Rhodhiss, NC

Lenoir News-Topic

First county mountain biking trail nears completion

On weekends for about the past six months, volunteers have been making their way to Zacks Fork Road in Lenoir, hauling shovels and picks and rakes in the woods, working to create a first for Caldwell County - a trail built specifically for mountain-biking.

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Lenoir News-Topic

Ice cream, gloop, slime --- oh my

TOPIC Mary Laws lifts a spoonful of gloop out of a bowl as her grandson Xander Law holds his hand out to catch it during the "Make a Mess" craft program held Wednesday afternoon at the Lenoir library.

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Related Topix: Lenoir, NC, Kids, Family

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

Man wins $150,000 in lottery

A Patterson man took home the top prize in the Golden 7's scratch-off lottery game with a $150,000 winning ticket.

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Related Topix: Lottery, Patterson, NC

Lenoir News-Topic

Blackberry Festival brings more to the table

TOPIC Gracie Goble, a competitor in the youth division blackberry eating contest, digs into a bowl during last year's North Carolina Blackberry Festival.

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Related Topix: Lenoir, NC, Home Gardening, Home

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

Welcome to - The Phelps Compound'

TOPIC Brian Phelps gave the upstairs to his grandchildren so they could have a place to play and sleep when they come to visit.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Rhodhiss, NC, Granite Falls, NC

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

A Fourth of July to remember

Dottie Lloyd said, "It means celebrating the men who served our country. My husband was one of them.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Hudson, NC, Collettsville, NC, Lenoir, NC

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

Medicaid's computer problems persist

The N.C. Health and Human Services says that the state is "on its way to having one of the most efficient Medicaid processing systems in the nation," but social services workers in Caldwell County are still working overtime and fighting computer issues that continue to plague processing of Medicaid applications.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Caldwell County says goodby to Willard Blevins, who dressed up in "crazy costumes"

Willard Blevins with a toy monkey and gun. At one time, a live monkey made the rounds with him in Caldwell County.

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Related Topix: Lenoir, NC

Lenoir News-Topic

Caldwell County breaks graduation rate record

Caldwell County's high schools set a new record graduation rate this year as 90.9 percent of the students who entered as freshmen four years ago graduated in May, according to unofficial figures the Caldwell County Schools reported to the state.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

Flamboyant, eccentric Willard Blevins dies

Blevins was the person everyone had seen walking local streets dressed as Superman, Batman, a gorilla, Elvis Presley, Elvira Mistress of the Dark, Spiderman, an Indian, Johnny Cash or Cher, to name several.

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Thriller, Crime Movies, Family, Batman, Action Movies, Adventure, Johnny Cash, Country, Lenoir, NC, Train Disaster

Lenoir News-Topic

Hurricane will bring relief from heat

You weren't suffering from blurred vision Wednesday, and there wasn't a forest fire anywhere filling Caldwell County's air with smoke.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Weather

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

School board shuffles principals

At Monday's Board of Education work session, the board unanimously approved the appointment of Chris Ackerman as the new principal of Oak Hill School.

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The Charlotte Observer

Tip from public leads to Caldwell drug arrest

Steven Wayne Patton, 22, of Lenoir, was arrested on drug and firearms charges this week, according to the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Lenoir, NC

Lenoir News-Topic

Embracing the mad scientist within

Liquid oozed. Soda exploded. Balloons floated around the room. On Tuesday afternoon, the Lenoir branch of the Caldwell County Public Library became a laboratory for young mad scientists.

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Related Topix: Lenoir, NC, Kids, Family

Lenoir News-Topic

Campers trade vacation for volunteerism

Nearly two years ago Lee Laney, 79, suffered a heart attack and now struggles to walk due to poor blood circulation, so he was in dire need of a wheelchair ramp to get in and out of his house.

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Related Topix: Monroe, NC

Lenoir News-Topic

More Caldwell County residents rejoin workforce

The number of Caldwell County residents looking for work surged in May by about 300, so the local unemployment rate rose even though the number of people with jobs went up by more than 100, according to figures released Tuesday by the N.C. Department of Commerce.

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Mon Jun 30, 2014

Watauga Democrat

Escaped inmate in custody in Washington County, VA

UPDATE 9:05: According to Washington County Sheriff's Office, Smith crashed the 1998 brown Toyota runner a little after 8:00 p.m. during a police chase in Washington County, VA.

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Related Topix: Watauga County, NC, Blowing Rock, NC, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

Lenoir News-Topic

Exela purchases land on Morganton Boulevard

Lenoir-based pharmaceutical company Exela Pharma Sciences recently bought two adjoining properties on Morganton Boulevard, a total of 9.48 acres, for just over $1 million.

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Related Topix: Lenoir, NC

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