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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

cell phones stolen in break-in

A group stole 19 cell phones from area business in a break-in. The News-Topic reports the front window was smashed to enter Boost Mobile on Blowing Rock Blvd. early Tuesday morning. The stolen phones are worth about

overcrowding measures adopted for wilson creek

Overcrowding is addressed at Wilson Creek during a recent meeting with government officials. Federal, state, and county officials recently met to address citizens’ concerns in the area and the following measures were adopted. Marking off parking spaces,

man dies in dirt bike race crash

A dirt bike crash during a race at Enola Beach claims the life of area man. The News Herald reports the accident occurred Sunday around noon about a half-mile into the woods on the track. Officials didn’t

Man pleads guilty in case

A Gamewell-area man pleads guilty to crimes against nature. William Keith Sanders had been charged with second-degree forcible rape which was dismissed. The News-Topic reports Sanders will spend extra time in prison for his actions with a

local Employees go on strike

Local AT&T employees take part in a strike by workers in the entire southeast region. The News-Topic reports the strike is in protest of the representatives AT&T sent to negotiate a new contract with union officials. About

volunteer coach forced out of position

Former teacher forced out as a volunteer coach after report surfaces of previous conviction. The News-Topic reports that Robert Dula, a former masonry teacher at Hibriten, is no longer serving as a volunteer middle school assistant coach