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8 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | 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

Wed Jun 25, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

WrapAround kids learn the importance of farming

TOPIC Amanda Taylor with the North Carolina Agricultural Extension talks with students from Gamewell Elementary School's WrapAround program about the life stages of a ladybug at the Sawmills Farmers Market Tuesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Agriculture, Science, Gamewell, NC, Sawmills, NC, Life, Food, Honey

Jefferson Post Online Edition

Ashe and Caldwell residents arrested on meth charges

The Ashe County Sheriff's Office formally announced the arrest of four people on felony drug charges on Monday, June 23. According to the release, Sheriff James Williams announced the arrest of two Caldwell County residents after a month-long investigation by the ACSO and the State Bureau of Investigation near Warrensville.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Ashe County, NC, Warrensville, NC

Lenoir News-Topic

Dispute over woman behind killing, family says

Sammy William Sturgill died early Tuesday at the home of the man who recently married Sturgill's ex-girlfriend while Sturgill was in jail.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Lenoir, NC

Lenoir News-Topic

Cloudy 'Fun in the Sun' still a success

TOPIC Boo Braswell spreads peanut butter on a pinecone before rolling it in birdseed to feed birds during Tuesday afternoon's Fun in the Sun event held at the Granite Falls Library.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Granite Falls, NC

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