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May. 22, 2015 @ 04:34 PM

517 acres added to Pisgah National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service has added 517 acres in Caldwell County to Pisgah National Forest’s half-million acres of terrain.

The Trust for Public Land, a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect threatened land, had purchased the property for $1.7 million, or $3,300 an acre, from private development company Quality Land Holdings.

May. 22, 2015 @ 06:45 AM

Rhodhiss woman stole water, police say

A Rhodhiss woman's water was cut off after her bill was left unpaid for two months, but town officials say she was bound and determined to keep getting water.

So much so that she was arrested.


May. 22, 2015 @ 12:11 AM

Bike shop owners branch out to designing bikes

Jeff Welch and Shawn Moore are trying to pedal ahead of their predecessors by designing one bike that can handle all types of terrain.


May. 21, 2015 @ 03:08 PM

Local start of Head Start remembered

A photo in Thursday’s News-Topic mentioning the 50th anniversary of the Head Start program brought up some memories for Herman Anderson of Lenoir.


May. 21, 2015 @ 03:02 PM

Lenoir RadioShack closing

After filing for bankruptcy protection, RadioShack released a list in February of 1,149 corporate-owned stores that could close, and the corporate-owned Lenoir store was not on the list. However, RadioShack spokesperson Casey Larsen said Wednesday that the store is scheduled to close by the end of June because of restructuring.


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May. 21, 2015 @ 04:16 PM

Post 29 to honor Shomate at alumni game

The 2015 Caldwell County Post 29 alumni game takes place tonight at M.S. Deal Stadium, and head coach Myron Day feels it will be something special.


May. 21, 2015 @ 04:15 PM

Lyerly named head coach

West Caldwell High School has announced that Antonio Lyerly has been named the new head boy's basketball coach, effective immediately.


May. 20, 2015 @ 03:49 PM

Spartans upset in heartbreaker

The South Caldwell Spartans saw their season come to an end after a heartbreaking, 8-7 extra-inning loss to No. 9 Providence in the third round of the 4A state playoffs on Tuesday night in Sawmills.


May. 20, 2015 @ 02:21 PM

Spartans walk off to quarterfinals

After a game where big hits became the norm, it took South Caldwell taking pitches to claim victory. A bases-loaded walk drawn by Olivia Spencer to score McKinney Johnson gave the Spartans a 6-5 victory in 9 innings over the Porter Ridge Pirates at the Spartan Softball Complex Tuesday night.