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Ralph Prestwood joins City of Lenoir City Council

Ralph Prestwood officially joined the City of Lenoir City Council Tuesday night, Sept. 3, 2019. Judge Robert Brady performed Prestwood’s Oath of Office shortly after the start of the Council meeting. Prestwood fills a vacant seat on

man convicted of assault on officer

A Lenoir man will spend a month in jail and the next three years on probation after conviction. The News-Topic reports a jury found Craig Justin Gaylord guilty of assault on an officer and other charges from

SBI to investigate alleged abuse by officer

The State Bureau of Investigation has been asked to look into alleged use of excessive force by a sheriff’s deputy. The News Herald reports Burke County Sheriff Steve Whisenant requested the SBI investigate the allegations and turn

google partners to create wifi lending program

Google has partnered with the Friends of the Caldwell County Public Library to launch a Wi-Fi lending program. The Hickory Daily Record reports the program will provide hot spot devices and Chromebooks at no cost to connect

man dies in moped accident

A moped driver was killed after hitting a car and being run over by another car early Wednesday morning. The News Herald reports the crash happened when a moped ran a red light and hit a Chevrolet

accident injures man near sawmills

An accident Wednesday afternoon near Sawmills leaves a local man with severe injuries. The News-Topic reports a Nissan drifted into the lane of an oncoming tractor-trailer and hit the wheels of the vehicle. The man, whose name

Local economy remains strong

The Caldwell County economy remains strong after the July report. The News-Topic reports the local unemployment rate dropped 0.2 percentage points to 4.6 percent according to N.C. Labor and Economic Analysis Division. The number of Caldwell residents