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Apr. 24, 2014 @ 12:25 PM

Flutter over to Hudson for annual Butterfly Festival

The Town of Hudson’s Butterfly Festival will fly into town on Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

According to Bill Warren, who has managed the festival with his wife Angie for 20 years, the Butterfly Festival is the county’s oldest consecutive event, happening every year for “over 40 years.”


Apr. 24, 2014 @ 10:11 AM

Donna Thomas Harris has killed before

Donna Thomas Harris of Hudson, charged with murder in the stabbing death of her husband Tuesday, also was charged with murder in 2003 in the shooting death of her live-in boyfriend in Lenoir.


Apr. 23, 2014 @ 09:04 AM

Downtown developers may get boost from special building code

In a recent trip to New Bern for an economic development conference, Lenoir city officials learned of a building code that could dramatically lower the cost of renovating historic buildings downtown.


Apr. 22, 2014 @ 11:18 AM

Size, cost of transload deal changes again

The price and size of the deal for Caldwell County and Lenoir to buy the freight-transfer site known as the transload facility keeps shrinking.

The Caldwell County Board of Commissioners voted in favor of a deal Monday night that includes less than two-thirds of the land that the commissioners approved buying Feb. 3 and the Lenoir City Council approved April 15. The cost is expected to decline too, but by how much is not certain yet because a new assessment is needed, County Attorney David Lackey said.


Apr. 22, 2014 @ 08:36 AM

Candidates for County Board of Commissioners see differing challenges

The News-Topic sent each of the candidates for Caldwell County Board of Commissioners the same set of questions. Over the coming days we will run their answers.

Question 1: What do you see as the county’s main challenge right now and how would address it?