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7 hrs ago | Lenoir News-Topic

Kids pop with excitement for pop-ups

"This is about you guys being as creative as you want," Erica Lein, youth services librarian, told the children gathered around the tables of paper, markers and scissors at the Lenoir branch of the Caldwell County Public Library.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Libraries, Lenoir, NC

7 hrs ago | Lenoir News-Topic

NTNWS 7-24 sturgeon-1.jpg

Underneath the murky brown water, prehistoric-looking creatures swam with gaping mouths and aimlessly staring eyes.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

Farmers market provides food and play

Jarae Garcia, 6, and Harold Garcia, 4, ran in the grass at the Sawmills Farmers Market under a sky of thick, rolling clouds.

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Related Topix: Sawmills, NC, Kids, Family

Lenoir News-Topic

Building a new home for the homeless

Elizabeth Norris pointed through walls made only of two-by-fours, telling a group of visitors that this space, now only concrete and bare walls, will be a kitchen, a dining room, a sleeping area - a home for Lenoir's homeless.

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Lenoir News-Topic

Car going 100 when it crashed, trooper says

A Caldwell County man was driving about 100 miles per hour down U.S. 321 north of Lenoir when he lost control of the car late Monday afternoon and wrecked, the N.C. Highway Patrol reported.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

Public invited to see planned homeless shelter

Caldwell County Yokefellow and Lenoir are holding an open house Tuesday evening for people to see what will become the city's first full-time homeless shelter.

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Related Topix: Lenoir, NC

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

2 women, child die in Caldwell County wreck

Two women and a child were killed Wednesday night in a head-on collision in Caldwell County, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol.

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Related Topix: Gamewell, NC, Lenoir, NC

Lenoir News-Topic

Gaither, Learner consider next steps

District Attorney Jay Gaither says he has yet to begin planning what he'll do beyond the next five months as he assists the transition for the man who stopped his bid for a fourth term.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

New furniture company could bring 150 jobs

A Florida-based furniture company is considering placing a manufacturing plant in Caldwell County, with perhaps 150 jobs over the next three years, county officials said Monday.

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Related Topix: Sawmills, NC, Lenoir, NC

Lenoir News-Topic

Hall files for re-election to school board

Hall, 70, is a retired teacher. She taught for 16 years in five districts. In Caldwell County, she taught primarily exceptionally gifted students.

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Related Topix: Lenoir, NC, Appalachian State University, Gamewell, NC

Lenoir News-Topic

Children bubbling with excitement to make soda

Eleven-year-old Kaylee Fitzgerald carefully measured out fruit punch, seltzer water and cola syrup with a small eyedropper.

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Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food, Lenoir, NC

Lenoir News-Topic

New research project for students to graduate

Teachers should have less work supervising high school students' graduation projects, and end-of-course tests will not count as much toward each student's graduation, under changes approved by the Caldwell County school board Monday night.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

4 file for school board election

Three incumbents and one former school board member filed Monday, the start of candidate filing, for this fall's election for four seats on the Caldwell County Board of Education.

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Lenoir News-Topic

Same-day surgery facility coming to Granite Falls

The 22,000-square-foot building is planned for a site near the Walmart Supercenter on the east side of U.S. 321 and is described as a "multi-specialty surgical center" that will focus predominantly on orthopedic and spine surgery, said David Horn, the vice president of business development at Caldwell Memorial Hospital.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

Cattle farmer baffled by shootings

Jack Starnes, 81, of Petra Mill Road reported in late May that one of his 35 head of beef cattle on his 92-acre spread in the Dudley Shoals area was found shot just above the ankle.

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Related Topix: Meat, Life, Beef, Food

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

3 accused of trying to arrange sex with children

Three men have been accused of trying to have sex with children they had contacted through social media sites online, the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office said in a press release.

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WBTV

Investigators asking for public's help in Caldwell Co. livestock shootings

Investigators in Caldwell County are investigating the intentional shooting of livestock in the Petra Mill and Granite Falls area.

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The Charlotte Observer

Caldwell, federal agents arrest woman for robbery

Meredith Leigh Michaux, who was wanted in Burke County, was arrested Thursday in Lenoir by local, county and federal agents, authorities said.

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Lenoir News-Topic

A closet for more than clothes

The first day that a child spends with a new foster parent can be hectic, lots to do and little time for the two to get acqainted, but at Caldwell County Department of Social Services, there's a second-floor room that can take away some of that pressure and even provide the first foundations of a new relationship.

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Lenoir News-Topic

4-H Club does it themselves

TOPIC Victoria Rieffel uses a mixer to blend ingredients while making goat milk soap during Thursday's DIY day with the 4-H club at the N.C. Cooperative Extension office in Lenoir.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Recipes, Lenoir, NC, Family, Kids

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