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Hudson man pleads guilty to child sex crimes

A Hudson man will spend at least 25 years in prison after he was convicted of child sex charges Monday. Joshua Lumpkins pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted first-degree statutory rape and two counts of taking

Detour in place in Hickory

A detour is in place around the intersection of Third Avenue NW and Fourth Street NW  in Hickory as workers remove a tree that could present a threat to travelers. The Hickory Daily Record reports the intersection

Land preserved by local conservation group

A conservation group has bought 26 acres adjacent to the Pisgah National Forest in northwestern Caldwell County and transferred it to state ownership. The News-Topic reports The Forest Service will manage the land as part of the

Man pleads guilty to manslaughter

A man charged after a car crash that killed a volunteer firefighter in 2017 pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter Tuesday. The News Herald reports Randall Stewart was sentenced to 28 to 43 months in prison or about

Lenoir man charged with robbery

A Lenoir man was charged with robbery after The News-Topic reports he approached a woman and her children with a meat cleaver. Jody Stilwell took the woman’s keys and used them to get into her car, but