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3 hrs ago | WCNC-TV Charlotte

Police: Man steals vehicle from car lot, leads police chase

Police: Man steals vehicle from car lot, leads police chase Police tracking a car theft suspect caught the man following a foot pursuit through Caldwell County.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Asheville man sentenced in Caldwell court on drug charges

Ryan O'Neil Jeffries, 38, of Asheville, was sentenced to more than 18 years in prison this week after a drug conviction in Caldwell County, prosecutors said.

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Lenoir News-Topic

Company gets belated formal welcome to Lenoir

Each day, the 130 employees at Bakers Waste Equipment process 75 tons of steel and ship about 10 truckloads of containers and equipment for handling trash and recyclable materials to 600 customers.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Lenoir man convicted of producing meth

Timothy Harrell, 38, of Lenoir, has been sentenced to 44 to 62 months in prison after being convicted of manufacturing methamphetamine, prosecutors in Caldwell County said.

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The Charlotte Observer

Facebook account leads to prison term for Hickory man

Bryan Adrian White Jr., 21, of Hickory, was sentenced this week to prison after prosecutors said he filed false information on forms, saying he did not have any online identifiers.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Lincoln authorities seek missing 15-year-old

Lincoln County authorities are looking for a missing 15-year-old, Tyler Lee McNeil.

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Related Topix: Lincoln County, NC, Lincolnton, NC, Morganton, NC

The Charlotte Observer

Caldwell man convicted of having sex with youth

Phillip Matthew Bright, 40, of Granite Falls, was sentenced Monday to more than 38 years in prison, after pleading guilty to three counts of statutory rape, prosecutors said.

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Lenoir News-Topic

Mayor Bob Gibbs of Sawmills resigns

Sawmills' mayor resigned Monday morning, one week after turning himself in to Hudson police to face charges related to more than $11,000 in unauthorized checks on an account belonging to his father.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

Rail crossing on N.C. 18 to become walking path

The dilapidated railroad crossing over Morganton Boulevard between Virginia Street and Harrisburg Drive in Lenoir will be removed and turned into a pedestrian crossing.

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Lenoir News-Topic

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Historic properties in Lenoir like the Center Theater and the old Blue Bell factory on College Avenue may be facing tougher paths to rehabilitation, as special tax credits that help property owners are set to expire at the end of the year.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

WMBF

Sawmills mayor indicted on forgery charges

The mayor of a small Caldwell County town says he regrets spending money from his father's bank account on himself.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

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William Robert "Bob" Gibbs III, mayor of Sawmills, turned himself in on Monday after he was indicted on 12 felony counts of forgery and uttering.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

WSOCTV

Town mayor indicted on 12 counts of forgery

A Caldwell County Grand Jury indicted the mayor of Sawmills for allegedly writing thousands of dollars of bogus checks.

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WSOCTV

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.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

Charge is now murder, but man remains free

The criminal charge against a Morganton man accused of failing to report the killing of a man who had been reported missing in Caldwell County in August 2013 was increased earlier this month to murder, but he remains out of jail while awaiting trial.

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Lenoir News-Topic

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.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

WBTV

Father convicted after infant sustained multiple fractures

A Hudson man was convicted on a felony child abuse charge after his infant child was seriously injured in 2012.

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Related Topix: Hudson, NC, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Lenoir News-Topic

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.

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Related Topix: Hudson, NC, Drugs, Granite Falls, NC

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

Forest ranger killed by tree

A state forest ranger was killed Wednesday in Tuttle Educational State Forest when a fallen tree he was trying to remove got loose and struck the tractor he was driving.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

WSOCTV

NC Forest Service employee dies in accident

A North Carolina Forest Service employee died in an accident Wednesday afternoon.

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