The back room in West Lenoir Elementary School’s Media Center has been transformed into a jungle of books complete with monkeys, lions, elephants and giraffes. On Tuesday evening, the school celebrated the ribbon cutting of its new It’s Free to Read program.
The Lenoir restaurant was gutted and outfitted with more booths, free wi-fi, two flat-screen televisions, large display menu boards and high-tech soda machines – so-called “freestyle” Coke machines – that offer customers potentially more than 125 flavoring options for soft drinks. There also is a new outdoor patio out front and all-new kitchen equipment behind the scenes.
A sluggish grain and housing market joined with a dry spell in part of the county to give some Caldwell County farmers a few problems this year.
A Gamewell man crossing Hartland Road to check his mail shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday stepped in front of an SUV and was killed.
“I’m hoping to just continue and push the museum out into the public and let folks in Caldwell know this is their museum and it’s here for them,” Colin Foust said.
The South Caldwell girls' basketball team allowed just six points in the second half, resulting in a 37-20 victory over Hibriten on Tuesday night in Sawmills.
The South Caldwell Spartans took first place and the West Caldwell Warriors took second at the Warrior Invitational held at West Caldwell on Saturday.
The South Caldwell basketball teams swept Maiden on Friday night, as the girls won 45-37 and the boys won 61-55.
The West Caldwell basketball teams split with Newton-Conover in the Southern District 7 Conference opener on Friday night, as the boys claimed a 78-70 victory and the girls lost 52-49.