Sawmills residents were back at Town Hall on Tuesday night to advocate for new restrooms at the town’s Veterans Park.
The new William Lenoir Middle School is officially an active county project, as the Caldwell County Board of Commissioners approved a project budget ordinance, allocating $14,650,348 to build the new school.
The Granite Falls Fire Department was called out to 17 structure fires in 2013, along with six vehicle fires, eight tree, brush and grass fires and seven garbage fires, but much of the department’s activity was medical, according to a report presented to the Granite Falls Town Council Monday night.
In Lenoir, as Black History Month gets off the ground, organizers are working to make a real impact on the area’s youth, keeping the focus on history that’s close to home.
Lester Whittington, supervisor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, said this year the focus is on students, educating them about the history of the black community in Caldwell County and working to get young people involved in carrying on the community’s legacy.
Rose Noakes came to Lenoir deliberately, scrutinizing cities in the Southeast, staying in hotels for weeks at a time trying to find the place with the right ingredients — community, culture, people.
It wasn’t an easy journey, but when she got to Lenoir, it was an easy choice. Noakes was looking for a place to start her dream.
A handyman doing work for a Caldwell County sheriff's deputy is accused of breaking into the deputy's RV at Green Mountain Park Resort on Dimmette Road east of Lenoir.
A man accused of shooting two people nearly two years ago in an argument about drugs was convicted and sentenced Monday to more than five years in prison.
As happens each Valentine's Day, a slew of couples filed into the city-county chambers of the Alden E. Starnes Administration Building in Lenoir, all set to get married. There were 17 of them, some in jeans or leggings, some in wedding dresses. Some brought full wedding parties along, while others got married alone.
Damos Carter heard nothing from the long-vacant mobile home about 100 feet from his own mobile home on Willard's Lane in Alexander County on the morning of Feb. 3, when investigators say Lisa Jacobs Berry, 41, of Lenoir was beaten and kicked into unconsciousness.
David Learner, a lawyer and former prosecutor in Burke County, says he wants to restore confidence and respect to the office of district attorney for the 25th Judicial District.
Today, 17 couples will get married in the City-County Chambers of the Alden E. Starnes Office Plaza in downtown Lenoir.
We'll be providing live updates of the festivities, which start at 1 p.m. Check back here -- the newest updates will always be at the top of the page.
A Lenoir man now sits in the Alexander County jail charged with murder after a woman he was accused of viciously beating earlier this month died Monday at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Brad Adkins has been out of jail awaiting sentencing. His bond was revoked Feb. 7, but the reason was not clear because the record was sealed, the Hickory Daily Record reported. The McDowell County Jail confirmed Thursday that Adkins is being held there.
For many, the last-minute logistics were a bigger deal than financial impact of the storm. After hiring temporary help, paying employees to work overtime and shelling out nearly twice as much to suppliers for roses, many florists expect only to break even on Valentine’s Day even when the weather is nice.
As the gray sky lightened Thursday morning, through the snowy quiet came the rumbling of diesel engines. The snow that shut down so many businesses became a business opportunity for people such as Danny Bradley, whose landscaping company offers to plow parking lots when it snows.
The official snowfall total was in the lower end of the range that forecasters predicted -- about 5 inches, the National Weather Service said. But Charles Beck, public works director for Lenoir, estimated that 9 inches fell downtown.
For Friday, Feb. 14, a number of divisions and services of Caldwell Memorial Hospital will open at 10:00 a.m.
The dessert itself is simple enough: milk, sugar, vanilla and freshly fallen snow (some people add eggs). But where did that instinct — to gather snow and whip it into a sweet treat — come from?
Perhaps because it’s such a simple concept, the origins of snow cream are hard to nail down.
While we have published daily, our carriers have not been able to reach every home. We have also printed early several days this week, which means we may be a day behind on some events. Carriers will be delivering your News-Topic as soon as the secondary roads are cleared.
Forecasters had said on Monday that some snow could start falling here as early as Monday night, but nothing arrived until Wednesday at the lunch hour -- leaving only the question of how much snow may be on the ground when the storm passes.
But local officials were taking the forecasters at their word -- the National Weather Service said up to a foot or so may fall before the snow ends -- and decided to close Caldwell County Schools and local government offices today. Lenoir's community meeting that was scheduled for 6 p.m. at New Life Baptist Church is canceled.
Greer Laboratories, a pharmaceutical company on Nuway Circle, has been discharging more acetone than allowed in its wastewater, a Lenoir city official said.
It’s a product that’s uniquely Western North Carolinian, conjuring images of backwoods mountain men brewing spirits in copper stills nestled in hollows.
And soon, perhaps, a batch of traditional mountain apple brandy distilled in Lenoir could be bought halfway around the globe in China.
No candidates filed Tuesday for Caldwell County offices in the 2014 election.
Republicans Mark Harris of Raleigh and Ted Alexander of Shelby filed at the State Board of Elections in Raleigh on Monday to run for their party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate.
Also Monday, Democrat Keith Ruehl of Barnardsville filed in Raleigh to run for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 11th District, which includes Caldwell County. The incumbent Republican in the 11th District, Mark Meadows, filed Tuesday.
Believe it or not -- and some people don't -- Caldwell County could be in for one of the biggest snow storms in recent history today and tonight.
Sawmills town officials have backed away from a proposal to ask voters in November to approve alcohol sales within the town limits.
The town would pay $5,000 to get a referendum on the ballot, and several council members said it wouldn't make sense to spend that much money because they didn't think the issue stood much of a chance of winning voter support.
On the first day of filing for the 2014 Caldwell County elections, four candidates filed to run, including incumbent Clerk of Superior Court Kim Clark