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Jan. 25, 2015 @ 06:57 AM

Reading has tails wagging at Happy Valley

Victoria James, 7, walked through the shelves of books in the Happy Valley School Media Center and picked out “The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy” by Jane Thayer. She then curled up in the Reading Corner on a fuzzy blue rug in front of a shelf covered in recognizable plush characters like Clifford The Big Red Dog and Curious George. Beside her, a companion sat calmly wagging her tail.

Jan. 25, 2015 @ 06:25 AM

10-year-old finds relief from disorders through art

Brandi Rabon currently lives in Matthews, but she said that her upbringing in Caldwell County prepared her for the trials she has faced as a mom caring for a daughter who has two rare medical conditions.

Addison Rabon, 10, suffers from congenital sucrase-isomaltase deficiency, which means that her body cannot process sugar.


Jan. 26, 2015 @ 03:55 PM

Lenoir police testing body cameras

Chief Scott Brown began considering using the cameras about a year ago, several months before the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the chokehold death of Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York, brought such cameras into national discussion.


Jan. 26, 2015 @ 03:53 PM

Man killed in wreck at college

Norman Norris, a security guard for Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, died Saturday when he drove into the path of another vehicle on U.S. 321 in front of the college.


Jan. 23, 2015 @ 03:38 PM

Missing Caldwell teen sought

Authorities are looking for a 16-year-old girl last seen Aug. 31 when she left a youth shelter in Gastonia.


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Jan. 17, 2015 @ 06:39 PM

Warriors cruise past Bunker Hill

The West Caldwell Warriors scored the first 14 points of the game en route to a 73-45 victory over Bunker Hill on Friday night in Gamewell.


Jan. 13, 2015 @ 09:30 PM

Scores from Tuesday night

Due to inclement weather, we had an early press time, scores from Tuesday night will not be in Wednesday's News-Topic.


Jan. 13, 2015 @ 09:03 PM

Hibriten pins Freedom

The Hibriten wrestling team opened up a big lead, before holding on late to claim a 42-33 victory over Freedom on Tuesday in Lenoir.


Jan. 13, 2015 @ 07:46 AM

Father looking for answers to his ban

Robert Blankenship knows that not everyone takes sports as seriously as he does or yells as much as he does at games. But he says no one yet has told him exactly what he did that got him banned from his 15-year-old daughter’s final middle school basketball games last month, though it isn’t for lack of trying to find out.