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The News-Topic won two awards Friday night in the North Carolina Press Association’s annual News, Editorial and Photo Journalism Contest.

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When Ronald Johnson returned to his home in Dulatown in late January after a nearly two-month struggle with COVID-19, he was smaller and weaker. His full recovery from the ordeal, even at home, would take time.

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Lenoir recently received a $250,000 Recreational Trails Program grant to design and build three pedestrian street crossings along a former railroad bed through downtown that is planned to be part of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail. The new crossings will be at Harper Avenue,…

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Crosstrain Sports Ministries, a nonprofit organization that organizes youth sports teams, is holding a tryout for youth baseball teams at Oak Hill School on Saturday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Boys 10-14 may try out. For more information, call 828-726-7151.

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Furniture manufacturers face a growing threat of dual problems from growing backlogs: dissatisfied customers and eroding profits.

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A man accused of cheating a Lenoir church out of tens of thousands of dollars must pay back some of the money, a judge ruled.

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A little more than three weeks after a blazing hot flare was fired into his mouth, badly burning his mouth and throat, Braden Hatton surprised his mother, Kimberly, while she visited him at UNC Medical Center: He spoke.

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Donavan Church, left, with Lenoir Building Maintenance, and Dillon Laney with Lenoir Sanitation, work to replace boards on the deck on the north end of T.H Broyhill Walking Park on Thursday morning in Lenoir. The work will last a few more weeks. The Broyhill Family Foundation donated $100,00…

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High schools can fill the football stands to a little less than one-third full starting Friday night under eased COVID-19 restrictions announced Wednesday by Gov. Roy Cooper.

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Rotary District 7670 Governor David Waechter spoke to the Caldwell Rotary Club on Tuesday about the challenges of the past year. District 7670 is made up of the 50 or so clubs in western North Carolina. On a positive note, he indicated that membership levels have remained steady. He also spo…

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The Boy Scouts of America is holding a third Scouting for Food drive to help local food banks, part of an ongoing effort to meet community need as the pandemic continues.

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This week, Tom Wallace took his first vacation in six months, and he was sitting in an Airbnb in Newland on Tuesday evening when he got the call: The thrift store he founded to help missionaries was going up in flames.