Victoria James, 7, walked through the shelves of books in the Happy Valley School Media Center and picked out “The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy” by Jane Thayer. She then curled up in the Reading Corner on a fuzzy blue rug in front of a shelf covered in recognizable plush characters like Clifford The Big Red Dog and Curious George. Beside her, a companion sat calmly wagging her tail.
Harry Polly sat hunched over a machine of spinning wheels in the large basement of his house in Lenoir. He wore a heavy, green apron over his clothes and held a stick that had a small stone to the end with black wax. He pressed the stone against one of the wheels, making a noise like a monstrous dentist's drill.
Brandi Rabon currently lives in Matthews, but she said that her upbringing in Caldwell County prepared her for the trials she has faced as a mom caring for a daughter who has two rare medical conditions.
Addison Rabon, 10, suffers from congenital sucrase-isomaltase deficiency, which means that her body cannot process sugar.
Chief Scott Brown began considering using the cameras about a year ago, several months before the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the chokehold death of Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York, brought such cameras into national discussion.
Norman Norris, a security guard for Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, died Saturday when he drove into the path of another vehicle on U.S. 321 in front of the college.
Authorities are looking for a 16-year-old girl last seen Aug. 31 when she left a youth shelter in Gastonia.
A Lenoir man was arrested Tuesday and accused of sexually molesting an 8-year-old girl.
Local fans of classic rock have a new local FM station.
WKGX Classic Hits had been broadcast only on 1080 AM but since noon Thursday now also is being broadcast at 104.5 FM.
Musician David Holt picked up old animal bones onstage at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center on Thursday, and children from several Caldwell County schools sat with rapt attention as Holt explained how he had learned from his grandfather and father how to make music with bones.
The board approved a new policy that says the college won’t accept distance-learning students unless they live in states that have authorized CCC&TI to provide instruction to their residents. Previously, the college could not deny enrollment for online courses based on students’ residence, even in cases where the students’ home state would not recognize the credits.
After making a number of undercover drug buys, investigators with the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office arrested a Lenoir-area man Wednesday, a press release issued by the sheriff's office said.
Granite Falls Elementary School second-graders gathered in Andrea Evans’s music classroom, hopping and wiggling in their places. With three cameras trained on them, they seemed eager to get started. Evans started the music, and the students burst into song, dancing with hands in the air and heads rocking.
A person reported a drug deal taking place late Sunday in a convenience store parking lot, and Lenoir police said they later arrested the two people believed to be involved.
One or more area companies could be fined as much as $25,000 by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources related to at least two apparently illegal discharges of chemicals into a creek from a Virginia Street facility in Lenoir, according to state documents.
Caldwell County’s next representative to the state House of Representatives will be chosen Thursday, Jan. 29, at a special meeting of the Caldwell County Republican Party Executive Committee, state party officials announced Tuesday.
Ron Stilwell was known for his longtime service to Lenoir, and to Caldwell County. Friends say when he got involved, he gave it all he had.
Stilwell, 70, died Monday from cancer.
Monday afternoon, a bright sun and warm January day welcomed hundreds of people to the square in downtown Lenoir for the annual celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Two people are accused of making meth in an apartment with two young children present.
Proposals to plug the gaps in child protective services that were exposed by the death of Zahra Baker in 2010 are both needed and, in most cases, feasible, say officials with local and statewide agencies that deal with abused and neglected children.
John Mann, 88, slowly made his way to the stage at The Local Bean Coffee Shop in Hudson, where his karaoke machine already was waiting. He turned and stood in front of windows with large, decorative snowflakes and faux frost around the edges, pressed a few buttons on his machine and burst into song.
The struggle for equality and fairness is not over, several speakers said Saturday at Lenoir’s first Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast.
A number of readers have noticed that two items that had been included with the Sunday News-Topic have been missing in recent weeks. USA Weekend, a nationally syndicated magazine for newspapers, went out of business in December and will not return. The other publication, American Profile, reduced its publication frequency to twice a month, and because of a clerical error at American Profile the publication dropped the News-Topic from its distribution at the start of 2015. After repeated calls by Publisher Terese Almquist the News-Topic will resume receiving American Profile, which is scheduled to be distributed again beginning Sunday, Feb. 15.
Standing as a pillar of history, Hickory Hall is an empty, quiet building on the Patterson School’s old campus in the wilds of Caldwell County. However, within in the last few months, the building obtained a new roof, and now renovations are taking place inside.
With her dark hair up in a bow, Navaeh Monk, 3, walked slowly toward a board covered in knit hats, a few scarves and a multi-colored purse with a matching scarf. She seemed surprised and unsure what to do when told to pick out one she wanted to have because she was a winner.