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17 hrs ago | Lenoir News-Topic

Lovelady rescue workers dive into their work

TOPIC Members of the Lovelady Rescue Squad pull up a piece of a Ford Mustang found in 17 feet of water above the Rhodhiss damm. The car was found with the help of a new 360-degree sonar recently purchased with a grant.

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Related Topix: Rhodhiss, NC, Granite Falls, NC, Valdese, NC

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

Senate candidate Thom Tillis stops in Lenoir

The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate made a quick stop Saturday to rally the faithful in reliably Republican Caldwell County at a fundraising dinner. Thom Tillis, the speaker of the N.C. House of Representatives, repeatedly tied incumbent Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan to President Barack Obama, citing a litany of complaints with the Obama administration, including the Affordable Care Act, the national debt and problems with the Veterans Administration.

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Related Topix: Lenoir, NC, US News, US Politics, Elizabeth Dole, US Senate, Republican, Senator Kay Hagan, Democrat

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

Community leader Venoy Pearson dies

For seven decades Dr. Venoy Pearson moved congregations and changed lives from the pulpits of the First Church of God on Broadway Street and the Hartland Church of God in Morganton. Pearson pastored First Church of God for 54 years and Hartland Church of God for 43. He also worked for the J.E. Broyhill family for more than 60 years, serving as a limousine driver, gardener and handyman, among other duties.

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Related Topix: Morganton, NC

Lenoir News-Topic

Annual Adopt-a-Thon this weekend

But Susan Bailey, the manager of Lenoir's Petsense, said there will be a lot more than pets there. There will also be craft tables, a bake sale, live music, a silent auction, and a coloring contest for children.

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Related Topix: Lenoir, NC

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

Woman arrested on meth charges

A Hickory woman was arrested Wednesdayand accused of coming to the parking lot of Walmart in Lenoir to sell someone methamphetamines, the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office said. Shannon Greene, 36, of 16th Street NE was being watched by agents with the sheriff's Ice Unit, according to a press release.

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Related Topix: Lenoir, NC

Lenoir News-Topic

Top school administrators get contract extensions

Superintendent Steve Stone and his top three administrators in the Caldwell County Schools all received contract extensions this week to June 30, 2018. Dr. Jeff Church also was promoted from assistant superintendent for auxiliary services to associate superintendent for auxiliary services, which will mean a pay increase of about $2,000, or just under 2.3 percent, from his previous salary of about $88,000 a year.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

WCNC-TV Charlotte

Sheriff: Sex offender arranged meetup with child online

The Caldwell County Sheriff's Office says they arrested a convicted sex offender at the rally point he'd arranged to meet a juvenile after chatting on social media. Sheriff: Sex offender arranged meetup with child online The Caldwell County Sheriff's Office says they arrested a convicted sex offender at the rally point he'd arranged to meet a juvenile after chatting on social media.

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Related Topix: Rutherford County, NC

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

EDC members talk about contradiction in economic recovery

A little more than 13 hours after hearing a report on the increasing demand on local food banks from this area's poor, two Caldwell County commissioners listened Tuesday morning to the Economic Development Commission's monthly report of positive economic indicators. The year-to-year comparisons of unemployment continue trending down, as they have been the past few years; the comparisons of the number of people with jobs continue to trend up; and the number and value of both commercial and residential building permits are climbing, said Deborah Murray, the executive director of the EDC.

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WSOCTV

Man pleads guilty two years after crash killed 92-year-old

The family of a 92-year-old man killed in a drunk-driving crash received some closure Tuesday morning in Lenoir after waiting nearly two years for the driver to go to court. Channel 9 was in the Caldwell County courtroom with the family as that driver pleaded guilty to charges connected to the crash.

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Lenoir News-Topic

Food pantry seeks donations to fill empty shelves

For two Thursdays each month, folks line up at the Pay It Forward food pantry on Harper Avenue to get free bags of groceries. For one of the smallest of the 16 food banks in Caldwell County, getting a share of the donations pie is a struggle, and shelves often are empty at the end of the day.

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Related Topix: Winston-Salem, NC, Salem, NC

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

Ice buckets for ALS dumped on students, faculty

Under the hot sun, students and teachers of Lower Creek Elementary School gathered on the basketball courts Friday to get soaking wet for a good cause. Every month, Lower Creek Elementary participates in a service learning opportunity.

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Related Topix: Northwestern University

Sun Sep 07, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

Laurel Park celebrates grand opening

Lenoir and Caldwell County's first one-stop facility for women's and children's health care has officially opened. The Laurel Park Medical Pavilion on College Avenue in Lenoir celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting and open house Saturday morning.

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Related Topix: Lenoir, NC, Women's Health, Health

Lenoir News-Topic

Governor helps Bernhardt commemorate 125 years

Gov. Pat McCrory came to Lenoir on Saturday to congratulate Bernhardt Furniture on its 125 years of manufacturing quality furniture in Lenoir. McCrory came to a Bernhardt event held at the Caldwell County Fairgrounds that included employees, family members, civic and state officials.

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Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors, Lenoir, NC

Fri Sep 05, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

Lightning strikes two houses

Lightning started a fire that severely damaged a house off Union Grove Road late Wednesday, a house in Hudson also suffered a lightning struck but escaped with relatively minor damage. Sharon Jenkins of 1731 Union Grove Road heard a loud noise during a storm about 11:30 p.m., and the house began to fill with smoke, said Jason Potter of the Caldwell County Fire Marshal's office.

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Related Topix: Hudson, NC

Thu Sep 04, 2014

WBTV

Deputies: 2 Dead, one injured after murder/suicide in Alexander Co

Two people are dead and a third person injured after a reported murder/suicide in Alexander County, according to deputies. The incident happened Thursday around 7:30 p.m. off of Dover Church Road and Chestnut Hunting Lodge Road.

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Related Topix: Alexander County, NC, Taylorsville, NC

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

Senate candidates differ on education

The Republican state senator who represents Caldwell County defended his record Tuesday night in a debate, while his Democratic opponent stressed his priorities of education, environmental conservation and economic development But during many of their answers to questions in the debate, hosted at the Caldwell County Public Library in Lenoir by the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Lenoir, NC, Education Etc.

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

2 charged in separate Lenoir police pursuits

David Lee Gross, 25, of Connelly Springs, was arrested Friday after allegedly leading Lenoir police on a pursuit.

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Related Topix: Lenoir, NC, Connelly Springs, NC

Fri Aug 29, 2014

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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Related Topix: Lenoir, NC

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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Related Topix: Drugs, Lenoir, NC

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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Related Topix: Lenoir, NC, Morganton, NC, Burke County, NC

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