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2008-08-06 09:00:50

By Tiffany Shirley, News-Topic, Lenoir, N.C. Aug. 6--When the Project Lead the Way program was introduced at William Lenoir Middle School last school year, students discovered a new way of learning. Teachers not only approached curriculum differently but also were able to demonstrate how to put that knowledge to practical use. With proof of its success, especially in the areas of math and science, the next step was to expand the PLTW program to other students in the Caldwell County....

2008-08-02 21:00:15

By Nathan Key, News-Topic, Lenoir, N.C. Aug. 2--Rick Shehan has done a little of everything in a law enforcement career spanning nearly 29 years. Now he's going to try his hand at a new role: retirement. Shehan stepped away from law enforcement last week after spending his entire career with Lenoir Police Department. "I think when it's time to retire or the opportunity to retire comes up, it's something each and every law enforcement officer should do," Shehan said. "It's a tough job,...

2008-08-01 09:00:49

By Nathan Key, News-Topic, Lenoir, N.C. Aug. 1--A multi-jurisdiction sting in Burke County earlier this week led to the recovery of more than 75 catalytic converters and cash. The sting, a joint effort of law enforcement agencies from Burke, Caldwell and Iredell counties took place at A-One Recycling on U.S. 70 in Icard. Three employees were detained for questioning about catalytic converters, but there were no immediate charges filed. Catalytic converter thefts have been on the rise...

2008-07-26 12:00:35

By Paul Teague, News-Topic, Lenoir, N.C. Jul. 26--During debate of a bill last week to study drought situations and give the governor more power to combat water shortages, North Carolina Sen. Jim Jacumin, R-Caldwell/Burke, successfully pushed through an amendment that eliminates an analysis of private wells. Senate bill 1879 (also referred to as House bill 2499) was approved by the North Carolina General Assembly during votes July 17 and July 18. The Senate approved the measure 36-9,...

2008-07-11 12:00:55

By Tiffany Shirley, News-Topic, Lenoir, N.C. Jul. 11--The Appalachian State University Center on the campus of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute not only has introduced a university presence in the county, but also has given people in the area the chance to improve their lives and become life-long learners. For Chad Stevens, a dislocated factory worker and CCC&TI GED graduate, the ASU Center is a chance to fulfill a lifelong dream. With the recent birth of twins,...

2008-07-01 09:00:56

By Tiffany Shirlety, News-Topic, Lenoir, N.C. Jul. 1--A new school year will bring a new face to the Caldwell County School System, along with some familiar ones. During a special session Monday night, the Board of Education approved three administrative recommendations. The retirement of Donnie Bassinger, effective June 30, left a vacancy for the position of associate superintendent of auxiliary services for Caldwell County Schools. The board unanimously approved Dr. Jeff Church to...

2008-06-26 15:02:57

By Tiffany Shirley, News-Topic, Lenoir, N.C. Jun. 26--A commitment to students and education in Caldwell County âⓚÂ" that's what the new Caldwell Early College High School multipurpose facility symbolizes. Beyond that, the nearly completed building represents a great deal of planning and a close collaboration between three Caldwell County governing entities. Construction on the...

2008-06-14 09:00:20

By Edward Terry, News-Topic, Lenoir, N.C. Jun. 14--It's not so much the Caldwell Pathways organization or the healthy lifestyles that it promotes that Yadkin Valley land owner Don Kincaid has a problem with. It's the fear that somewhere down the line, someone is going to take part of his property for a greenway project that has him fired up. Kincaid introduced the issue to the Caldwell County Commission in May, which prompted the board to approve action to strike references in its...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'