“Ms. Lindley, what’s that smell?” said Jasmine Vines, 9, standing in mud and hay.
By the end of School on the Farm Day, she had a better idea.
Fourth-graders from Whitley, West Lenoir, Dudley Shoals and Valmead elementary schools spent Wednesday at MKM Farms near Lenoir as part of National 4-H Club Week.
The singing heard at the Satie and J.E. Broyhill Caldwell Senior Center is not just from songbirds sitting in the trees outside but also the Songbirds inside gathering every Tuesday.
Standing at the edge of Bass Lake in Blowing Rock two weeks ago, Lynne Daughtridge stared at the large white bird, with its graceful neck bent at an awkward angle and, she thought, a look of pain in his eyes. The swan seemed barely able move his neck.
The students at Gamewell Middle School screamed with excitement as seven young performers brought a musical message against bullying on Friday. The Team Nation Tour travels the United States singing at schools to promote loving who you are and following your dreams.
A few people will gather Saturday in the back of Highland Coffee House in downtown Lenoir to start a group to advocate, discuss and contemplate all things technological.
It’s the beginnings of the Carolina Technocrat Party, a group formed to sift out the technologically minded people in the area to meet, converse, network, share ideas and more.
This Saturday, downtown Lenoir will play host to a variety of stars from such movies as “Smokey and the Bandit” and Disney’s “Cars.”
Well, replicas of those stars at least.
A state grant is helping pay for recent additions to Hudson’s Redwood Park and McCreary Family Recreation and Fitness Center.
The 38-acre park is getting new playground equipment that will be handicap-accessible, such as a wheelchair swing. A double-tower water slide is planned for the pool, and maple wood floors are planned for the basketball courts.
Last Tuesday, I woke bright and early at 6 a.m., well, not bright. You need the sun for it to be bright, and when I was staggering out of bed, the sun was telling its mom, “Ten more minutes, please. I don’t want to get up!”
As I headed to Baton Elementary School to start my day as a fifth grade student, I was surprisingly nervous.
Music has a special place in Lenoir’s history, from folks listening to music at Tucker’s Barn before Lenoir was even a town to the nationally recognized prestige of the Lenoir High School band.
For the fourth year, Loving Lenoir will spend a weekend celebrating that heritage.
Alex Nelson, former administrator of Foothills Regional Airport, must find a new reason to argue that he deserves a shorter prison sentence, federal prosecutors said in court documents filed last week.
Nelson is currently serving 37 months at a federal prison near Beckley, W.Va., after pleading guilty to conspiracy, embezzlement and money laundering in September 2012.
Last Tuesday, I woke bright and early at 6 a.m. — well, not bright. You need the sun for it to be bright, and when I was staggering out of bed, the sun was telling its mom, “Ten more minutes, please. I don’t want to get up!”
But I got up and went to fifth grade.
Thanks to a cool and sunny July and August in the Western North Carolina mountains this year, experts are optimistic about a vibrant fall leaf color season.
This week in 1780, patriots from around the Blue Ridge Mountains were marching through the wilderness on their way to a battle that would change the course of the Revolutionary War.
Along the way, some stopped at Fort Defiance in what is now Happy Valley, where William Lenoir gathered local men to join the patriots, and at Fort Crider, at what is now the former Lenoir High School, before marching on to Quaker Meadows in Morganton to meet with fighters trekking in from Tennessee.
Principal Adam Windmiller looked nervously at the Hudson Fire Department truck in the Hudson Elementary School parking lot. As firefighters unrolled the hose across the large field, Windmiller shook his head, laughing.
“I just hope they have the pressure down on that hose,” Windmiller said. “I’m hoping it’s warm water in that hose.”
Over the summer, 18 Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute students traveled to the United Kingdom for an eye-opening experience in different cultures. Even though the language was the same, the lifestyles could not be more different.
Katherine West, a student studying Web design, said the 10-day trip was the first time she had ever ridden on a plane.
Seven-year-old Sammy Rutledge excels at school, and when he gets home he runs and plays like any other child in his Collettsville neighborhood.
But Sammy has heteroptopia, a form of epilepsy, so sometimes he has seizures, which leave him too tired and drained to do much more than lie down.
Nestled among the houses and hills in Cajah’s Mountain sits a picturesque red barn, but it’s not housing horses, farm equipment or produce, but a jukebox, tables and chairs, and racks of wine bottles.
Miracles come in all shapes and sizes, but this one came in the form of a puppy with a gimpy leg.
The lab/husky puppy had been found wandering, the person who found it posted a "found puppy" status on Facebook, and the puppy's owner saw it and claimed the puppy.
The Miss Caldwell Fair Pageant, sponsored by the Caldwell County Agricultural Fair, takes place on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Caldwell County Fairgrounds, with the theme "Believing In Yourself.”
On Saturday evening, the Caldwell Memorial Foundation will host an event that spans the state — at least in decoration.
The 16th Annual Gala, being held this year at Exela Pharma Sciences' headquarters on Blowing Rock Boulevard at 6 p.m., has the theme “A Carolina Evening” to embrace every part of North Carolina.
Two American Suffolk horses named Maple and Maggie will slowly plod into Lenoir on Saturday, pulling behind them a large, old-fashioned wagon that serves as home for an old-fashioned theater troupe.
The small, blue bins that Lenoir once used to pick up recycling door-to-door can now be found around the city, stuffed in basements full of old sports equipment or under the kitchen sink holding cleaning supplies.
But waning use of the center has city officials gearing up for a new campaign to get residents back in the habit of recycling, said Kaye Reynolds, Lenoir's communications and resource director.
The sixth annual Granite Falls Merchant’s Association Festival will offer activities of all types this year, including its first beer garden.
As of last week, 41 vendors had signed up to have booths, food and games for residents and visitors of the festival.
A thunderstorm starting fires and flooding bridges. A mental patient on the loose. Several characters pretending to be someone else.
The Foothills Performing Arts kicks off its 2013-14 season with the comedy “Losing Patients.” Director Marshall Goff said the play was chosen as a tribute to its writer, V. Cate, who died last December.
For the ninth time, hundreds of jobseekers are expected to pack the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir for the semiannual job fair Caldwell is Hiring.