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LENOIR — Wednesday marked the ribbon cutting for Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Paul H. Broyhill Center for Advanced Technologies.

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After the big Black Friday sales, check out the small, local and independent businesses participating in Small Business Saturday (SBS), a day to celebrate small businesses and all they do for their communities.

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RALEIGH — WestRock Company [NYSE:WRK], a global manufacturer of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, will create 50 new jobs in Catawba County, Governor Roy Cooper announced Thursday. The company will invest more than $47 million to expand its manufacturing facility in Claremont.

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HIGH POINT — High Point Market organizers said they were pleased with attendance at the fall trade show, which officially ended its five-day run Wednesday.

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HIGH POINT — Some home furnishings businesses reported on the opening weekend of the fall High Point Market that they’d like to see more customers in their showrooms, but their overall business was still strong.

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HIGH POINT — High Point Market organizers say they’re upbeat about the fall trade show that begins this weekend even as the home furnishings industry continues to struggle with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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The return of school-related jobs helped nudge the local unemployment rate down in August, according to a state report.

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On behalf of Hudson-based La-Z-Boy Casegoods, the La-Z-Boy Foundation recently made a $2,500 donation to the Foundation of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute. The Foundation of CCC&TI provides funding for scholarships, academic support, childcare, emergency assistance, co…

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Vickie Setzer was just months away from having to close one of Lenoir’s most beloved local restaurants due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Just as furniture manufacturers began to make some inroads in reducing backlogged orders, surges in COVID-19 overseas, particularly in Asia, have further restricted some already tight supply chains, an industry observer reports.

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Caldwell County’s economy continued improving in July with one of the largest drops in unemployment in the state as the number of residents with jobs closes in on pre-pandemic levels.

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Business is booming for McCreary Modern, as it is for most other furniture companies, but it could be even better, the company’s president said.

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There turns out to be a pretty good local demand for a special and pricey kind of beef — so much that a local celebrity couple who just opened one store for it last year now plans to open another in downtown Lenoir.

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Chris Crookston started off displaying a few collectables within his record shop, but it grew into a mini-museum dedicated to his love of music — particularly Dolly Parton.

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The Great Depression, the 2008 Great Recession and a pandemic that doesn’t seem to end are all on the list of what Fairfield Chair Company has weathered in its 100 years in Caldwell County.

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When the pandemic made ordering new inventory next to impossible, Kristi Call hatched another plan for her retail store in downtown Lenoir.

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From left, Hamilton Ward, Rodney Worley, Lyn Mikeal, Jim Martin and Brett Waters celebrate the grand opening of Grace Village Assisted Living and Memory Care at {span}501 River Bend Drive in Granite Falls at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday. Ward, Worley, Martin and Waters are the owners…