Every month, boys hustle into the library at Valmead Elementary School to dive into their love of reading.
The boys gather at two tables, one for younger students and one for the three upperclassmen. Librarian Ann Lipford helps run the Boys Only Book Club along with Principal Carol Sturgis.
Underneath the bright hallways and tidy classrooms of Granite Falls Middle School, a basement sits empty and dark, but Project Lead the Way teachers Randy Seldomridge and Laura Brinkley and math teacher Jennifer Randolph are working to turn it into a place where students can learn by working on hands-on projects.
Caldwell County no longer ranks among North Carolina’s most economically distressed counties, according to the official designations given by the N.C. Department of Commerce. But by the economic measures used to set the rankings, Caldwell is the most economically distressed county to lose that designation.
The Lenoir Emergency Outreach Shelter, or LEOS Place, at the former Carolina Custom Cabinets building at 1129 West Ave. is nearing completion. With labor and material donations from local companies and the City of Lenoir, coupled with the work of hundreds of volunteers, the county’s first full-time emergency shelter should be up and running in late December.
More than 100 Caldwell County families who might not have been able to afford a Thanksgiving turkey dinner will enjoy one now, thanks to a turkey drive held Tuesday at the Martin Luther Kings Jr. Center in Lenoir.
After accounting for 296 yards of offense in the final week of the high school football regular season, West Caldwell’s Trustin Harper was named the WBTV Hendrick Lexus Player of the Week.
The fourth-seeded South Caldwell Spartans saw their season come to an end after the visiting Spartans from Mt. Tabor dominated from the opening kickoff in the first round of the 4A state playoffs.
Hibriten traveled to Canton on a 20-degree night to take on the Pisgah Bears in the first round of the 3A state playoffs and returned home on the short side of a 16-13 score, ending the Panthers' season with an overall record of 6-5.
The high school football regular season has come to an end and two Caldwell County teams have made the playoffs.