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Sep. 30, 2014 @ 09:20 AM

Discovering the joys

Last Tuesday, I woke bright and early at 6 a.m., well, not bright. You need the sun for it to be bright, and when I was staggering out of bed, the sun was telling its mom, “Ten more minutes, please. I don’t want to get up!”

As I headed to Baton Elementary School to start my day as a fifth grade student, I was surprisingly nervous.

Sep. 30, 2014 @ 09:22 AM

West Caldwell ROTC places third in three events at drill meet

The hosts struggled Saturday when more than 200 Junior ROTC cadets arrived at West Caldwell High School for the 2014 Warrior Invitational Drill Meet.


Sep. 30, 2014 @ 08:47 AM

Longtime discount grocer closes

Back in the day, folks drove in from as far away as Jefferson to stock up on cheap groceries. As fast as Odum's Salvage owner Carl Odum could stock the shelves, it would be time to reorder.


Sep. 30, 2014 @ 08:18 AM

Weekend events honor city's musical heritage

Music has a special place in Lenoir’s history, from folks listening to music at Tucker’s Barn before Lenoir was even a town to the nationally recognized prestige of the Lenoir High School band.

For the fourth year, Loving Lenoir will spend a weekend celebrating that heritage.


Sep. 30, 2014 @ 08:13 AM

Prosecutors say Nelson appeal flawed

Alex Nelson, former administrator of Foothills Regional Airport, must find a new reason to argue that he deserves a shorter prison sentence, federal prosecutors said in court documents filed last week.

Nelson is currently serving 37 months at a federal prison near Beckley, W.Va., after pleading guilty to conspiracy, embezzlement and money laundering in September 2012.


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Sep. 27, 2014 @ 10:50 AM

Spartans win county title

For the third time in the last four years, the South Caldwell Spartans have won the Caldwell County championship with a 28-16 victory over the Hibriten Panthers on Friday night in Sawmills.


Sep. 29, 2014 @ 11:47 AM

West falls in thrilling 60-50 bout with Newton-Conover

West Caldwell came up just short of upsetting Newton-Conover Friday night in Gamewell, falling 60-50 to the Red Devils, a game that was even closer than the score shows.


Sep. 26, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

Late surge propels Hibriten

The Hibriten junior varsity football team took advantage of a number of South Caldwell turnovers to claim a 49-20 victory over the Spartans on Thursday night in Lenoir.

Sep. 20, 2014 @ 10:25 AM

Defense stymies Maiden

The South Caldwell Spartans put together an impressive victory, knocking off a traditional 2A powerhouse in the Maiden Blue Devils, 28-7 on Friday night in Maiden.