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Oct. 20, 2014 @ 11:37 AM

A rough bump could break boy, 5

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.

Oct. 19, 2014 @ 08:37 AM

Howl-O-Palooza creeps up Lenoir

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.


Oct. 19, 2014 @ 01:54 AM

News-Topic subscribers can get online access to Washington Post

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.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 11:29 PM

Crime report for Oct. 19, 2014


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 11:28 PM

Local briefs for Oct. 19, 2014


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Oct. 18, 2014 @ 07:18 PM

Warriors fall just short

The West Caldwell Warriors came up just short of their second straight victory, falling 28-24 to West Lincoln on Friday in Gamewell.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 06:51 PM

Watauga too much for Hibriten

The Hibriten Panthers dropped their second consecutive game after a 49-21 loss to Watauga on Friday night in Lenoir.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 04:28 PM

South suffers first conference loss

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.


Oct. 13, 2014 @ 04:18 PM

Gamewell wants 1958 team recognized

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.