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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…

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Kelli Holman fell in love with the thriving and welcoming area of downtown Lenoir when she and her family moved here in 2017.

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The parent company of the News-Topic is shuffling regional responsibilities among its North Carolina publishers following acquisitions made earlier this year.

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The long list of problems confronting furniture manufacturers could lead a person to think the industry’s recent good fortunes might be waning.

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Jason and Michele Adams were celebrating their second wedding anniversary in September when their son, Josh, made a suggestion. He had seen businesses on social media called “smash rooms,” where customers come in and simply break things, and he encouraged them to try it.

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Seasonal factors tied to the end of the school year pushed up local unemployment rates across the state in June, but employment in economic sectors other than government went up, a new state report shows.

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Long delays in receiving shipments is leading a growing number of furniture dealers to consider something they have long resisted: increasing prices.