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Feb. 27, 2015 @ 08:16 AM

'A free spirit'

Little Tony Jr., all of 12 years old, walked around with a picture of his daddy he drew with a magic marker on a sheet of notebook paper. The news of the death of Tony Helton Sr., known as "Casper," was just sinking in Thursday, and his family wondered how his life ended Tuesday so tragically on Interstate 40 in McDowell County.

Feb. 27, 2015 @ 08:15 AM

Storm blows in overnight

A swift-moving snowstorm blow into the area earlyWednesday evening, dumping more than five inches of snow in some areas of Caldwell County. But the storm was short-lived, and the snow Thursday turned into a slushy mess as temperatures quickly rose above freezing.


Feb. 27, 2015 @ 08:09 AM

Fire destroys apartment

Thre three pops, then a loud bang, startled Chance Michaux. Before he could even get outside, neighbors at the apartment complex off Hartland Road were yelling to call 911. The noise Michaux heard was power lines behind his apartment sparking just before 5 a.m. Thursday as a nearby utility pole was falling.


Feb. 26, 2015 @ 08:17 AM

From Lenoir to East Timor

Other than a short vacation to the Caribbean, Radford Thomas had never set foot in a foreign country. Little did he know that his next overseas venture would be to a tiny Southeast Asian island smaller than the state of New Jersey called East Timor as part of a fellows program through the International City and County Managers Association.


Feb. 26, 2015 @ 06:39 AM

Communities backing up Rhodhiss on grant money

We've got your back, say local govenments after signing a letter supporting the need for two grants to replace Rhodhiss's crumbling water and sewer system.

Two Community Development Block grants, totaling $3 million, were awarded to Rhodhiss in July, but construction cannot begin until state funding is made available.


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Feb. 28, 2015 @ 06:29 PM

Panthers crush Enka

All five starters for the Hibriten Panthers scored in double figures to dominate Enka with a 104-72 victory on Saturday in Lenoir.


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 05:59 PM

Spartans cruise past Providence

The South Caldwell girls' basketball team advanced to the second round of the 4A state playoffs following a 54-35 victory over Providence on Saturday in Sawmills.


Feb. 25, 2015 @ 06:51 PM

Wildcats knock out West Caldwell

The West Caldwell Warriors played the first Caldwell County high school basketball game in almost two weeks on Wednesday, and the final results ended the Warriors' season.


Feb. 24, 2015 @ 07:13 PM

Weather postpones basketball playoffs

All high school basketball playoff games involving Caldwell County teams that were scheduled for Tuesday night were postponed due to inclement weather.