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Hickory baby chosen as Gerber Spokesbaby

A baby from Hickory was chosen as Gerber’s latest Spokesbaby. Gerber announced Kairi Yang was chosen from over 500,000 entries on Instagram. The Daily Record reports Kairi will be Gerber’s Spokesbaby for a year and will be

Catawba woman wins state lottery jackpot

A Catawba County woman won the state Cash 5 Jackpot. Jimmie Smith of Vale purchased the ticket through the Online Play. The Daily Record reports after taxes Smith was able to take home almost $78,000 of the

Fire reduces Lenoir house to rubble

A fire reduced a Lenoir man’s home to rubble Sunday morning. A passerby noticed the fire on Holden Place in Sawmills around 7 a.m. The News Topic reports Oscar Hoilman, the homeowner was staying with a friend

Multiple wrecks cause major backups on I40

Multiple wrecks caused major backups on I-40 on Friday. The first collision took place just before 6 a.m. near mile marker 115. The accident involved two vehicles and three tractor-trailers. A minor wreck also occurred 100 yards