Last year his family learned that Matthew suffers from type 4 Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a disorder that makes the tissues in his small body thin, meaning even a small scrape requires two or more adhesive bandages. A fall or bump could rupture anything in Matthew’s body, such as his arteries or any of his organs, said his mother, Stachia Hagaman.
The criteria for the Caldwell County Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Year Award include attributes like staying power, growth, commitment to community and responding to adversity.
Carolyn Icard pushed aside a large set piece designed to look like the exterior of a home, revealing an expansive living room and kitchen with a fireplace and family photos on the other side. They are all the result of 15-hour days and sleepless nights, multiple set pieces for the dinner theater production of “The Fiddler on the Roof” at the Hudson Uptown Building.
Kathy Hefner hugged supporters and walked out of the Granite Falls Town Hall with a smile on her face after the city council voted to rezone her house from residential to commercial.
Hefner and her brother wish to sell the property because it is too expensive to keep up, and their mother’s health is failing. She plans to use the money to care for her mom.
Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute’s cosmetology department put on a stylish fundraiser complete with haircuts, waxing and manicures.
Lisa Rector, director of cosmetology, said she came up with the idea so the students could have a fun, hands-on learning experience while giving back with their first-ever fundraiser, to raise money to fight breast cancer.
The West Caldwell Warriors came up just short of their second straight victory, falling 28-24 to West Lincoln on Friday in Gamewell.
The Hibriten Panthers dropped their second consecutive game after a 49-21 loss to Watauga on Friday night in Lenoir.
South Caldwell fell short of victory at home Friday night, losing to the Freedom Patriots 27-10 in a game defined by two distinct, opposite halves.
The Gamewell Town Council has backed a resident's efforts to get a 1958 Gamewell High School football team recognized by state high school athletics officials for its achievement.