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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