Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, Stephanie Livingston was hospitalized two times one summer. It is virtually impossible to be enrolled in some health-sciences programs and maintain a full-time job. There are classes two days a week and on-site training the other three. The weekends are for studying. But the hospital bills were piling up.
With four years of effort invested, Livingston was close to giving up. Then she got a call from the CCC&TI Foundation, saying she’d been awarded the V.D. Guire Scholarship. Without the scholarship, there would have been no way to continue, Livingston said.
Caldwell County roads are likely to be icy Friday morning, according to weather forecasters.
The National Weather Service even said it was possible that the Lenoir area could see 2 to 4 inches of combined sleet and snow overnight.
It’s important to Travis Huffman to pursue his bachelor’s at a small university that, much like CCC&TI, can offer a low student-to-teacher ratio. But small, private universities can come with not-so-small price tags – and that’s where the Foundation of CCC&TI comes in.
Huffman has received help in paying for his CCC&TI tuition through the foundation’s Wilson Family Scholarship. In turn, that gives him the ability to save for the future he dreams of at a private, four-year institution.
Heritage Home Group told Broyhill Furniture employees of layoffs from its Lenoir operations on Monday, two employees told the News-Topic separately, but the company's management has not publicly announced it and did not return calls about it Wednesday.
Two Granite Falls men have been arrested and accused of robbing a Domino's Pizza delivery driver two months ago.
Now Livingston is nearing the finish line – she’ll graduate in May 2015. She’s as passionate about the medical field as she’s ever been, and grateful for the support that allowed her to continue her journey.
“People that have the money to be able to donate to help other people – I know they do it for a reason,” Livingston said. “But I just hope they know how much it helps.”
Drug seizures in Lenoir skyrocketed from 2012 to 2013, the police chief told the city council Tuesday night.
The amount of methamphetamine seized jumped an astounding 525 percent, from 4.2 grams in all of 2012 to 355.8 grams in 2013; the amount of crack cocaine rose 233 percent, from 67.2 grams in 2012 to 224 grams in 2013; and prescription pill seizures rose 214 percent, from 356 dosage units to 1,117 dosage units, Chief Scott Brown reported.
For nearly four years, Nick Dula has worked to bring businesses to Lenoir and revitalize a struggling downtown.
But after next week the city will have to get along without him.
Freshly cut flowers stand tall from the hundreds of bronze vases dotting the landscape at Blue Ridge Memorial Park on Wilkesboro Boulevard. But the vases from many of the graves are missing, leaving nothing but an ugly hole in the grave markers where loved ones are buried.
Some food stamp recipients have received a letter from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services advising, "The following action has been taken in your case:" -- followed by nothing.
Afraid that the letter means their benefits have been cut off, clients are flooding social services for help.
Stories of prescription drug misuse and accidental overdoses like these are what a group of community leaders in Caldwell County is working to prevent. Caldwell County Leaders for Change is strengthening and focusing its attack on accidental overdoses and the misuse of prescription drugs in the county, taking the next steps in implementing a community-based program, Project Lazarus. Representatives of a number of agencies in the community -— including law enforcement, medicine, pharmacies, faith-based organizations and schools — met Monday at The Life Center in Lenoir to plan the next step in their process and inform the community of their work and of available resources.
Tiffany Davis, a Hibriten High School graduate and a senior management major at Appalachian, came up with the idea as she watched students file in to networking events hosted by the business school. You’d see “black suit, black suit, black suit … cargo pants,” Davis said — students were making do with what they could afford, and not all could afford professional attire.
For the first time since 2002, a Republican candidate has chosen to run for the office of clerk of superior court, a post that has been held by a Democrat for at least 51 years.
After environmental contamination derailed a previous deal for Lenoir and Caldwell County to buy the freight-transfer operation known as the transload facility, a smaller, less expensive deal emerged.
But while the Caldwell County Board of Commissioners signed off on it a month ago, the new proposal awaits a decision by the Lenoir City Council — which has not publicly discussed it, scheduled it for consideration any time soon and has no timetable for doing so.
It was quite a sight on Mulberry Street around 11 a.m. Saturday.
Like a scene taken from the many classic children’s books by Dr. Seuss, about 100 people, including babies in strollers, lined up in the parking lot of Caldwell Memorial Hospital for the third annual “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” parade.
There will be five candidates in the Republican primary for two seats on the Caldwell County Board of Commissioners.
Someone also filed on Friday, the final day of candidate filing, to run against the incumbent clerk of Superior Court in the general election in November.
A 2-year-old child was struck by a car driven by a teenager in Granite Falls Friday afternoon as it was backing out of a driveway.
Students from four Caldwell County Schools gathered at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center in Lenoir Thursday night, studied up and ready to compete for the center’s annual quiz bowl.
The 2014 Vanessa Hartso-Rodriquez Quiz Bowl marked the 20th anniversary of the event, with questions geared toward African-American history in the U.S. and even questions specific to the history of the black community in Caldwell County.
Junior Jackson, 65, of Cleo Drive, Sawmills whose body was found sitting eerily on a stump in a brush fire Monday, died of natural causes, the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office said
Brett Ingram and his German shepherd, Casper, are almost inseparable. Ingram says he spends more time with Casper than he does with his family.
Today Casper, a Lenoir Police Department K-9, will officially be retired. But because of the special bond, Ingram and Casper will remain together. Now considered “surplus,” Casper is being sold to Ingram for $1, and Casper will bide his time sniffing out dog toys instead of drugs.
On acres of sloping land dotted with grazing horses, and inside a building where rows of nameplates spell out horses’ names, Amber Gelinas is living a dream.
Gelinas, a lifelong lover of horses, came to Lenoir from Mooresville along with Matt Hartline and their daughter, Matilyn, to open Oakwood Stables on Pisgah Church Road. For the last year and a half, they’ve offered boarding and lessons in various riding styles, along with birthday parties, guided trail rides and monthly game nights.
The Blue Ridge Parkway, lovingly known as “America’s Favorite Drive,” has been riding a roller coaster of funding challenges over the past three years, taking the biggest hit in March 2013 from budget cuts forced by the sequester.
The driver of a car that struck and critically injured a 15-year-old Hudson boy Monday morning while taking her own child to school says she still does not remember what happened.
People coming for services at two Hudson-area churches Sunday morning arrived to find they had been broken into, and cash, computers and sound equipment were stolen from them.
The next day, William McKinley Lefever, 34, of Drag Strip Road in Hudson was in jail.
The former administrator of Foothills Regional Airport was sentenced Tuesday to 37 months in federal prison plus three years on probation for his involvement in embezzling and money laundering at the airport from 2009 to 2012.
A Lenoir roofer was convicted Thursday in Raleigh on tax-evasion charges.