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New teachers attend orientation

Nearly 30 new teachers for Caldwell County Schools are participating in a three-day orientation this week. The new teachers will learn about several topics including school board policies, teacher evaluations, curriculum, and lesson planning. New teachers will

board of education extends contracts

The Caldwell County Board of Education voted to extend the contracts of Superintendent Dr. Don Phipps and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Katrina McEllen through 2023. The News-Topic reports the board also congratulated Dr. Phyllis Blair for receiving the

hickory police investigate triple homicide

Authorities are investigating a triple homicide Monday night in Hickory. The Hickory Daily Record reports two women and a man were killed in the incident and another man injured and transported by helicopter to an area hospital.

Lenoir opens new fire station

Lenoir’s third fire station officially opens after a Monday ceremony. The News-Topic reports Lenoir Fire Chief Ken Hair credited past and current leaders for making Lenoir’s first new fire station in 45 years a reality. The station

inmate faces new charges

An incarcerated man already charged with second-degree murder in an overdose death has been indicted on new charges. The News-Topic reports Dorian Roshad Ferguson was indicted last week on six new charges, including two counts of being

burke county road projects delayed

Improvements to numerous exits along Interstate 40 in Burke County have been delayed in the state’s 10-year draft transportation plan. The News Herald reports several updates have been delayed until next year. Other projects listed include the