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Apr. 24, 2014 @ 10:11 AM

Donna Thomas Harris has killed before

Donna Thomas Harris of Hudson, charged with murder in the stabbing death of her husband Tuesday, also was charged with murder in 2003 in the shooting death of her live-in boyfriend in Lenoir.

Apr. 24, 2014 @ 09:29 AM

Candidates for county commissioner set their priorities

The News-Topic sent each of the candidates for Caldwell County Board of Commissioners the same set of questions. Over the coming days we will run their answers. Individual responses have been edited because of space limitations, but full answers are posted at www.newstopic.net.

Today's question: What are your main priorities or areas you plan to focus on while in office?


Apr. 24, 2014 @ 09:28 AM

Candidates for sheriff say jail crowding a problem

The News-Topic sent each of the candidates for sheriff the same set of questions. Over the coming days we will run their answers. Individual responses have been edited because of space limitations.

Today's question: The Caldwell County Detention Center has been over capacity for a while, and inmates are being shipped, at the county’s expense, to other jails in the state. What concerns does this raise for you, and what if anything can the sheriff’s office do in response?


Apr. 24, 2014 @ 09:27 AM

Candidates for district attorney discuss experience

The News-Topic sent each of the candidates for district attorney the same set of questions. Over the coming days we will run their answers. Individual responses have been edited because of space limitations.

Today's question: How important is courtroom experience as district attorney?


Apr. 23, 2014 @ 09:04 AM

Downtown developers may get boost from special building code

In a recent trip to New Bern for an economic development conference, Lenoir city officials learned of a building code that could dramatically lower the cost of renovating historic buildings downtown.


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Apr. 18, 2014 @ 05:30 AM

Warriors walk off

West Caldwell's Dylan West slid head first into first base to beat out a throw on an RBI infield single in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Warriors a 4-3 victory over East Lincoln on Thursday in Gamewell.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

Spartans claim second at conference championships

The South Caldwell boys' track team took second place at the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference championships on Wednesday at Watauga High School in Boone.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 03:29 PM

Freedom stuns South

A late South Caldwell rally fell short as the Freedom High School Patriots went into Sawmills and upset the then-undefeated Spartans 4-3 on Wednesday night.


Apr. 14, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

ACC storms through West Caldwell

Three pointer after three pointer, dunk after dunk; the ACC All-Stars proved exactly why they are the ACC All-Stars.