Frances Coffey, 56, of Dudley Shoals Road died Monday not long after rescuers spent more than an hour freeing her from the wreckage of her a Santa Fe Honda after she drove off the left side of the road and hit a tree.
A forklift driver at a Granite Falls lumber company was killed Monday when his forklift ran over him. His name was not released Monday.
Patricia Lingerfelt of Lenoir was injured on Monday morning after another driver lost control and sideswiped her vehicle on Morganton Boulevard in front of the QP gas station in Gamewell.
CommunityOne Bank announced it has completed its purchase of the Lenoir branch of CertusBank and has appointed a former CertusBank manager to run the branch.
Caldwell County Post 29 claimed the Area IV Western Division championship with a 15-2 victory in seven innings at Rutherford County Post 423.
Caldwell County Post 29 scored nine unanswered runs, ending with a game-winning RBI single by Taylor Purus in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the 29ers a 9-8 victory over Rutherford County Post 423 at M.S. Deal Stadium.
Caldwell County Post 29 managed just five hits, resulting in an 8-1 loss to Cherryville Post 100.
Caldwell County Post 29’s Jared Mathewson claimed his fourth victory of the season last week against Hickory, earning himself the Lenoir News-Topic Week 4 Player of the Week.