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Mar. 27, 2015 @ 06:13 AM

Children start their own library with Dolly Parton, Smart Start

Grawyn Miller bounced her 14-month-old daughter, Zia, on her knees as she flipped through a book about farm animals. Zia stared at the colorful pages and made animal noises -- a moo for the cow and a gobble, gobble for the turkey. The book was a free gift to Zia, one of seven she has received since September. And until she turns 5, Zia will receive a free book every month.

Mar. 27, 2015 @ 04:51 PM

Heart attack claims Dr. Jane Carswell Roberts

Dr. Jane Carswell Roberts, a longtime light of tolerance, diversity, health care access and women’s issues, died Wednesday evening at Frye Regional Medical Center, where she had been since Monday after having a heart attack. She was 83.

Mar. 27, 2015 @ 06:16 AM

Easter comes early to Lenoir library

Deckland O’Neal, 3, pulled out two long pieces of white and pink foam while sitting at a table in the library. He stared at them with a curious expression.

“This looks like a surfboard,” Deckland said.

Mar. 26, 2015 @ 06:57 AM

No more left turns from CCC&TI

Beginning Tuesday, no one leaving the main entrance of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will be allowed to turn left to reach the northbound lanes of U.S. 321.

Cones will partially block the median crossover there, and signs will be placed to tell drivers that left turns out of the college are not allowed, said Dr. Ken Boham, the community college's president.

Mar. 26, 2015 @ 04:26 PM

Event breaks fundraising record for Helping Hands

This year’s Pot of Gold celebration will net a record $60,000 to support the Helping Hands Clinic’s medical services for uninsured adults, thanks to a boost by the person who won the raffle.

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Mar. 26, 2015 @ 02:34 PM

Spartans rally past Foard

The South Caldwell Spartans scored six unanswered runs to claim a 7-4 victory over Fred T. Foard on Wednesday night in Sawmills.

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 09:46 PM

Warriors upended by East Lincoln

The West Caldwell Warriors are still in search of their first win of the season after a 7-3 loss to East Lincoln on Tuesday night in Gamewell.

Mar. 18, 2015 @ 10:35 PM

Raby, Spartans cruise past Freedom

The South Caldwell Spartans improved to 4-0 in the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference with a 10-0 victory in five innings over Freedom on Wednesday night in Sawmills.

Starting pitcher Jacob Raby was masterful in the win. He threw all five shutout innings and allowed just three hits, while striking out 12. He struck out seven straight batters spanning from the third through the fifth inning. Nine of the final 10 batters he faced went down on strikes.

"That was a pretty impressive outing by Raby," said South head coach Jeff Parham. "His curve ball was real tight and it worked real well for him. We still got a ways to go. We're just going to keep working to get better."

The Spartans scored runs in four of the five innings, starting with two in the first. Brock Johnson scored the first run on a wild pitch. On the same play, a throwing error by the catcher allowed courtesy runner Seth Ingle to score and give South a 2-0 lead. Johnson reached base with a walk and Ingle was running for Brett Macchia, who reached on an error.

South Caldwell added three more runs in the bottom of the third. Raby led off with a bunt single and moved to second on a groundout by Tanner Parham. Johnson followed with a single before Macchia hit a two-run double to deep left center. Two batters later, Ingle, running for Macchia, scored on a sacrifice bunt by Bailey Dollar to extend the lead to 5-0.

In the bottom of the fourth, Hunter Church led off with a walk and Dylan Wingler reached on an error. Church came in to score on an RBI groundout by Parham. Two batters later, Macchia reached on an error that allowed Wingler to score to give South a 7-0 advantage.

The Spartans put the game away in the bottom of the fifth. Dollar led off with a walk and Wingler later doubled. Raby followed with a two-run single up the middle to make it 9-0. After Parham walked, Johnson hit an RBI single to score courtesy runner Tanner Green and end the game at 10-0.

South Caldwell will be back in action on Saturday afternoon when it travels across the county to take on West Caldwell.

Mar. 17, 2015 @ 09:58 PM

Haire, Laws lift South

South Caldwell pitchers Rian Haire and Alex Laws combined to shut out Hickory High School to help the Spartans to a 4-0 victory over the Red Tornadoes on Tuesday night in Sawmills.