Business

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 05:51 PM

Avery Dennison to close Lenoir plant

Avery Dennison Corp. plans to close its plant in Lenoir, cutting 143 jobs, by the end of August, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification filed Thursday with the N.C. Department of Commerce.


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 11:48 AM

High Point Market saw record number of buyer registrations

Buyer registrations for the spring High Point Market exceeded 45,000 for the first time ever, with more than 14,000 buying companies sending representatives to High Point.


Apr. 22, 2015 @ 05:04 PM

Lenoir getting more apartments

The same company that built a just-completed affordable-housing apartment complex on Wilkesboro Boulevard at Linkside Court now has permission to build a second complex farther west on Wilkesboro Boulevard.


Apr. 22, 2015 @ 08:22 AM

Sealed Air gets incentives for expansion

Sealed Air Corp. is beginning a two-phased expansion in Caldwell County that is expected within a year to create 20 new jobs.

County officials also hope Caldwell can land a new industry that would create 75 jobs, but the county is in competition with several other sites in North Carolina and South Carolina.


Apr. 22, 2015 @ 01:20 AM

CentriLogic data center grows again

CentriLogic has completed its second expansion in 12 months, totalling $4 million in investment, and may outgrow its building next year, CEO Robert Offley said.


Apr. 22, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Business briefs for April 22, 2015


Apr. 21, 2015 @ 04:26 PM

McCrory: Bonds will help furniture industry

The furniture industry and the world’s largest home furnishings trade show are among those that would benefit from a proposed state bond package, Gov. Pat McCrory said Monday while visiting the spring High Point Market.


Apr. 17, 2015 @ 07:21 AM

Eric Church lends name to furniture line

Country music singer Eric Church, who grew up in Granite Falls, will sponsor a line of furniture, Pulaski Furniture announced this week.


Apr. 15, 2015 @ 08:21 AM

Celebration marks 'milestones' of economic recovery

Economic development is about trying to shape the future, and while Tuesday’s Caldwell Economic Development Celebration marked several milestones on the path to a hoped future economic diversity, the event also honored some names firmly anchored in the county’s history.


Apr. 09, 2015 @ 06:09 AM

Caldwell County's unemployment rate dips

The unemployment rate for February was 6.4 percent, down from 6.6 percent in January but still higher than the 5.7 percent reported for December, which was the lowest since early 2001, the N.C. Labor and Economic Analysis Division reported.


Apr. 03, 2015 @ 08:23 AM

Lenoir's Ford Lincoln dealership sold

King Suzuki of Hickory has purchased Lenoir’s First Place Ford Lincoln in a deal that closed Monday.


Apr. 03, 2015 @ 07:21 AM

Tax software glitch applied for food stamps

A glitch in some tax preparation software hit social services agencies, including in Caldwell County, with a rush of food stamp applications last month.


Apr. 02, 2015 @ 05:20 PM

Dinner cruises coming to Lake Hickory

Beginning in May, Lake Hickory Adventures will start providing cruises and private charters on a 55-foot Bluewater Coastal Cruiser.


Apr. 02, 2015 @ 08:11 AM

Distilleries eye opening tasting rooms

Keith Nordan will sell no brandy before its time. And he can’t sell it from his place, Carolina Distillery in downtown Lenoir. But he’s hopeful that soon state law will allow selling directly from the distillery to participants in tours and tastings there.


Apr. 02, 2015 @ 07:13 AM

CertusBank selling branches

The fate of the CertusBank branch in Granite Falls is uncertain even as CertusBank is selling its North Carolina branches and leaving the state.


Apr. 01, 2015 @ 04:09 PM

Granite Falls church can get bigger sign

The Granite Falls Town Council slightly increased the size of freestanding signs "at churches, schools, clubs and other recreational facilities in residential zoning districts” to 32 square feet, the equivalent of a sign 8 feet wide and 4 feet tall.


Apr. 01, 2015 @ 01:27 AM

Business briefs for April 1, 2015


Mar. 26, 2015 @ 05:41 AM

Foothills Regional Airport to ask Lenoir, Morganton, Caldwell, Burke for money

The Foothills Regional Airport plans to ask Lenoir, Morganton, Caldwell County and Burke County to begin financial planning for some big improvements to take place well into the next decade.


Mar. 25, 2015 @ 07:48 PM

Lenoir company Verdante to present to potential investors

Verdanté Bioenergy Services of Lenoir has been chosen from 112 applicants to be a finalist in the 2015 Charlotte Venture Challenge, a start-up competition for early-stage high-growth companies.


Mar. 26, 2015 @ 09:21 AM

News-Topic's new reporter has varied background

David Tell is the News-Topic’s newest staff member but its most experienced.

He also is the only staff member with a claim to royalty.


Mar. 22, 2015 @ 07:55 AM

Surgery team finds success below the knee

Since 2010, when the "limb salvage team" of the Caldwell Memorial Center for Wound Care came together, the number of below-the-knee amputations for patients suffering complication of diabetes has been reduced by 70 percent in this area.


Mar. 21, 2015 @ 02:02 PM

Unemployment up in January after holiday jobs end

Following a decades-old seasonal pattern, the unemployment rate jumped in January in not only Caldwell County but all but two other counties in North Carolina, according to statistics released by the state.


Mar. 21, 2015 @ 02:00 PM

McCreary Modern wins award for innovation in manufacturing

McCreary Modern Inc. won The Charlotte Business Journal’s Advanced Manufacturing Award for corporate leadership in a ceremony held Feb. 25 in Concord. The awards recognize innovation in manufacturing in the Charlotte region.


Mar. 20, 2015 @ 11:49 AM

New service at Caldwell County's Goodwill helps unemployed

In July, the Lenoir Goodwill began the Career Connections Center, which helps people with career coaching, writing résumés and finding employment.


Mar. 10, 2015 @ 10:25 PM

Search for new retail businesses continues

The company seeking new retail businesses to open along the U.S. 321 corridor has identified prospects and made initial contacts, the Caldwell County Economic Development Commission’s executive director said.