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Apr. 19, 2015 @ 08:23 AM

Booze, poor judgment seen in shooting

One of the earliest details to emerge in the April 10 shooting death of 15-year-old Kent Austin Taylor was the most chilling.

It portrayed Kent as having warned his older cousin that playing recklessly with a 9mm handgun would end in tragedy.

Apr. 21, 2015 @ 08:32 AM

Goof may set violent criminal free

A lapse in paperwork more than 20 years ago may result in a violent criminal walking free from prison soon, and then possibly suing Caldwell County and the state for damages.


Apr. 20, 2015 @ 08:48 AM

Habitat for Humanity ups its game

A new subdivision proposed by Habitat for Humanity promises to be leaps beyond the kind of development the organization has done before in the Lenoir area.


Apr. 20, 2015 @ 08:47 AM

A bear-y big birthday for Baton Elementary

Not even skies with dark clouds threatening rain could dampen the atmosphere at Baton Elementary School on Saturday as the school celebrated its 100th birthday.


Apr. 20, 2015 @ 08:43 AM

No tax, fee increases seen for Sawmills

Sawmills residents will see no increases in the fees for any town services in the coming fiscal year, under the proposed budget that the town council tentatively approved.


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Apr. 18, 2015 @ 03:56 PM

Burgess named head coach

Hibriten High School has announced that Roger Burgess is the new head girl's basketball coach.


Apr. 18, 2015 @ 03:54 PM

Haire, Spartans tame Patton

The South Caldwell Spartans allowed just one Patton hit en route to a 5-1 victory over the Panthers on Saturday in Sawmills.


Apr. 18, 2015 @ 03:52 PM

Warriors knock off Maiden

West Caldwell starting pitcher Justin Reece threw all seven innings and allowed just one earned run on two hits, while striking out five to help the Warriors knock off Maiden 5-2 on Friday afternoon in Gamewell.


Apr. 17, 2015 @ 07:46 AM

Hudson cheer team does well at national event

Xtreme Heat All-Star Cheer competed in the Fever Nationals Competition in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and were named Junior Level 2 National Champions and Overall Level 2 National Grand Champions, and the team received the National Sportsmanship Award.