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13 hrs ago | Lenoir News-Topic

Sawmills market working past rough patch

Town Administrator Seth Eckard announced that next year, the farmers market will say goodbye to its two usual volunteer managers, Olivia Wilson, who is expecting a baby, and Shelda Altman, who is retiring, and will hire someone to the newly paid position of manager.

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Related Topix: Sawmills, NC

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

Maligned interchange on U.S. 321 should be open this fall

The highway construction project many people in Caldwell County love to hate should be all but finished before the leaves turn color this fall, the N.C. Department of Transportation says.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

Lenoir Woman's Club hailed for service, sisterhood

Members of the Lenoir Woman's Club say they were drawn to the group because of its community service projects, but once there they found amazing fellowship.

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Related Topix: Lenoir, NC

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

Lockdown of several schools upsets parents

As police tried to track down someone who students at Hudson Middle School said was on campus with a gun, 11 schools in Caldwell County were placed on a so-called "soft" lockdown -- and that led to alarm and some anger among parents.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Lenoir, NC

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

Bolick never meant to be a bishop, yet received the call

Bishop Leonard Homer Bolick did not originally want to be a pastor. Even though he went to seminary and studied ministry, he continued to tell God it was not going to work out.

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

Lenoir News-Topic

Kirby uses his Caldwell County education every day

Dr. Lyndon Craig Kirby thinks about his teachers from Hibriten High School every now and again.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, Appalachian State University

The Charlotte Observer

Caldwell charges man with selling crack

Jonathan Ray Randles, of Hickory, was arrested this week in Caldwell County on drug charges, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Granite Falls, NC

Lenoir News-Topic

Caldwell County unemployment at pre-recession level

Caldwell County's unemployment rate in February dropped to 7.1 percent, it's lowest level since April 2008, the N.C. Department of Commerce reported Wednesday.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

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It wasn't even 10 a.m. Friday, and Deputy Elyse Koerner had already turned away nearly a dozen people from the courthouse for bringing in cellphones.

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Related Topix: Cellphones, Guilford County, NC, Greensboro, NC, High Point, NC, Lenoir, NC

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

Bernhardt's roots lie deep in Caldwell County

"No one worked for him. They worked with him," Alex Bernhardt Sr. said. "He loved the people.

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Related Topix: Lenoir, NC, Davidson College, Morganton, NC, Alexander, NC

Lenoir News-Topic

Jail overcrowding pinching county coffers

Caldwell County is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars more than originally expected to house local inmates in other counties' jails.

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Related Topix: Alexander County, NC, Ashe County, NC

Sun Apr 06, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

Gun-rights advocate visits Caldwell

A prominent gun-rights advocate said in Lenoir on Saturday that with the way the federal government is handling business, "America will die" because it does not support the Constitution.

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Related Topix: Lenoir, NC

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

New tourism effort targets traditional music

Places in Caldwell County that host performances of traditional music are being invited to add their events to a new website targeting tourists interested in the music.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, Wilkesboro, NC

Watauga Democrat

Brown Mountain OHV Area closed due to wildfire

The U.S. Forest Service has temporarily closed the Brown Mountain Off Highway Vehicle Area today due to a wildfire located in between the east side of the Brown Mountain OHV Area and Wilson Creek on the Pisgah National Forest, Grandfather Ranger District.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Grandfather, NC

Lenoir News-Topic

Caldwell is Hiring draws hundreds for most diverse job set yet

TOPIC Barbara Howell, left, talks with Steve Burke, Chief Financial Officer with Exela Pharma Sciences, during the Caldwell is Hiring event held Thursday afternoon at the Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir.

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Related Topix: Lenoir, NC

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

Mischief interrupted Tuttle's educational achievements

Magruder Hill Tuttle Jr. will be inducted into the Caldwell County Schools Hall of Honor at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 10 at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center, along with Dr. Leonard Homer Bolick, Dr. Lyndon C. Kirby, James Miller Whisnant and John Christian Bernhardt.

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Related Topix: Lenoir, NC, Duke University, United States Naval Academy

Lenoir News-Topic

'Nutra-Man' to the rescue, 8th graders creating wall mural

Watching over the eating students of Hudson Middle School, Nutra-Man -- part man but mostly Hudson hornet -- reminds kids about the importance of eating nutritious foods.

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Related Topix: Hudson, NC, Appalachian State University, Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition

Tue Apr 01, 2014

WBTV

Man pleads guilty after meth lab found in trash bin

A man arrested after a meth lab was found in the trash bins at his apartment complex pleaded guilty and was sentenced Monday, according to the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Hudson, NC

WCNC-TV Charlotte

A Hudson man pled guilty and was sentenced on methamphetamine manufacturing charges on Monday.

Marc Delane Hodges was arrested last April at Charlotte Douglas Airport in his first class seat on a plane that returned him from a week-long vacation in Cozumel.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Hudson, NC

Lincoln Times-News

Sheriff's Office: Three arrested in traffic stop, officers seize meth, needles, fake IDs

Deputies said they arrested two Catawba County residents and one Caldwell County man Sunday morning after locating a knife, hypodermic needles, counterfeit identification documents and methamphetamine inside the suspects' vehicle during a traffic stop on N.C. 27 West in Lincolnton.

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Related Topix: Catawba County, NC, Drugs

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