Last year his family learned that Matthew suffers from type 4 Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a disorder that makes the tissues in his small body thin, meaning even a small scrape requires two or more adhesive bandages. A fall or bump could rupture anything in Matthew’s body, such as his arteries or any of his organs, said his mother, Stachia Hagaman.
The closer the calendar creeps to Oct. 31, the more tombstones start popping up in front yards, spider webs cloak boxwood bushes, and the more the streets of Lenoir will convert to the creepy, festive and scary.
Next weekend, the last before Halloween, Howl-O-Palooza will help complete that transformation, celebrating the dark and spooky with art, and especially film.
This past week the News-Topic joined forces with the Washington Post as part of the Post's partner program, which allows subscribers to receive the Post’s digital products free.
The West Caldwell Warriors came up just short of their second straight victory, falling 28-24 to West Lincoln on Friday in Gamewell.
The Hibriten Panthers dropped their second consecutive game after a 49-21 loss to Watauga on Friday night in Lenoir.
South Caldwell fell short of victory at home Friday night, losing to the Freedom Patriots 27-10 in a game defined by two distinct, opposite halves.
The Gamewell Town Council has backed a resident's efforts to get a 1958 Gamewell High School football team recognized by state high school athletics officials for its achievement.