Inside a small, brick building in Hudson, over the sound of scissors slicing into hair, the conversation flows without stalling, as it has for 45 years.
Opened as Hall’s Barbershop in 1969, under owner Stanley Hall, the building serves an identical purpose today. It’s now Andy’s Barbershop, operated by Andy Johnson, a barber who got his haircuts at Hall’s as a kid.
But calling Johnson a childhood customer of Hall’s is probably underselling the relationship.
Students in the Caldwell County Schools will have three more chances to prove their reading proficiency by the end of third grade, if the state approves a request made Monday by the county board of education.
Under the 2012 Read to Achieve law, implemented this year, students have to prove their proficiency in reading to be promoted to the fourth grade. They prove it by making a “3” or higher on end-of-grade tests or meeting one of several exemptions set by the state by the end of third grade.
The school board is asking the state to approve three alternative assessments.
David Clifton Johnson was appointed the new finance director for the Caldwell County Schools at the Caldwell County Board of Education’s meeting Monday night.
Previously, Johnson worked for the Wilkes County Schools as the executive director of business operations and a finance officer. He graduated with his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Gardner Webb University.
James Fleischer, the first Republican candidate in 12 years for Caldwell County Clerk of Superior Court, announced that he will withdraw from the race.
In an email to the News-Topic, Fleischer said, “After careful consideration and prayer, my family and I have come to the conclusion that this is not the right time or path for us at the moment."
The Caldwell County Sheriff's Department is looking for a man they say robbed a convenience store at gunpoint Thursday night.
Hibriten’s Tyler Johnson shot a round-low, 3-under 33 to lead the Panthers to a non-conference victory on Monday at Cedar Rock Country Club.
Baseball season is officially underway. High schools and colleges are in the midst of their respective seasons, while the professionals are currently in spring training and just 11 days away from the opening series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Diamondbacks and Dodgers will officially open the season with a two-game series in Sydney, Australia beginning on March 22.
The West Caldwell softball team exploded for eight runs in the second inning to propel the Warriors to a 16-0 victory in five innings over Challenger on Wednesday in Gamewell.
In the 2013-14 wrestling season, West Caldwell's Jacob Houck etched his name into the history books by becoming the first sophomore in Caldwell County to win a state championship.