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Yesterday | 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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Related Topix: Sawmills, NC, Hudson, NC

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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Related Topix: Sawmills, NC

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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Related Topix: Granite Falls, NC

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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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Morganton, NC, Salem, NC

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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Related Topix: Granite Falls, NC

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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Related Topix: Morganton, NC

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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Related Topix: Lenoir, NC

Lenoir News-Topic

Man goes to prison for mortgage fraud in Caldwell County

A former sales manager for the Hudson office of a manufactured-housing company was sentenced Wednesday to two and half years in federal prison for his role in a mortgage and consumer fraud conspiracy.

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Related Topix: Prison, Hudson, NC, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Federal Prisons

Lenoir News-Topic

Past, future of iconic building praised

If you used to work at the headquarters of Broyhill Furniture Industries when it was on U.S. 321, you would stand a fair chance now of being able to find your way through the building now that it is the headquarters of Exela Pharma Sciences.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

Granite Falls man pleads guilty to meth charges

A man who pleaded guilty Monday to making methampetamine will not be sent to prison because he gave detectives information that led to five more drug arrests.

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Related Topix: Granite Falls, NC, Drugs

Lenoir News-Topic

Retirement brings man back to area that shaped him

When searching for a new home, a new place in which to retire, Carpenter decided it was time to come back to a place where he spent part of his childhood.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Carpenters

Thu Aug 07, 2014

The Mountain Times

Brewing 101: Caldwell...

Jason Howard, of Howard Brewing in Lenoir, is happy to lend his talents and resources to Caldwell Community College's soon to launch brewing program.

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Related Topix: Lenoir, NC, Life, Homebrewing, Hobbies, Appalachian State University, Hudson, NC

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

Market educates kids on earthworms

Slimy, chilly, squishy earthworms writhed in a blue bowl at the Sawmills Farmers Market Kids Corner on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Sawmills, NC

Tue Aug 05, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

CCC&TI brews up a new course

With the number of breweries in North Carolina growing and interest in craft beers also taking off, Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will offer a new program this fall that teaches students the art and work of creating their own brews.

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Related Topix: Watauga County, NC, Lenoir, NC, Asheville, NC

Lenoir News-Topic

CIS fundraiser collects 'tools' for students

The first and last days of school are always the most exciting. On the last day of school, students are looking forward to sleeping in and fun, summer activities.

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Lenoir News-Topic

County disputes water contract

Under the terms of that contract, the county had to pay about $130,000 for water that customers of the county water system didn't use during the last fiscal year, from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014.

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Related Topix: Lenoir, NC

Lenoir News-Topic

Hit-and-run suspect also accused of choking dog

A man accused of driving into the side of the Pizza Hut in Lenoir and leaving without giving managers his name was found passed out on the steps of his house in a pizza-stained T-shirt, holding a slice of pizza in his hand, reports said.

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Related Topix: Lenoir, NC, Life, Food, Pizza

Lenoir News-Topic

Arson suspected in Sunday fire

The Caldwell County fire marshal's office is investigating a fire believed to have been intentionally set at a former Shuford Mills building in Granite Falls Sunday morning.

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Related Topix: Fire

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