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September exhibit: The Caldwell Arts Council’s September exhibit: “Concertina, Interpreted” will feature artwork created in response to poetry from the book “Concertina” by Joseph Bathanti, poet laureate of North Carolina and Professor of Creative Writing at Appalachian State University.

Library improvements: Hickory Public Library will make improvements after receiving a distribution of more than $43,000 from five endowments that are managed by the North Carolina Community Foundation.

With one championship already in Joshua Brimecombe’s possession this year, the Concord resident has set his sights on the national title in the Legend Semi-Pro asphalt division.

Big bass will eat insects, larvae, snakes, worms, frogs, crayfish, grass shrimp, rodents, baby ducks and even their own offspring, as well as bream, crappie and white perch.

Jimmy Halliburton, 31, of Morganton, died when he was trying to clear a tree from a road at Tuttle State Educational Forest near Lenoir. Halliburton had worked as an education ranger at the forest since 2007.

The sheriff’s office said the body of an adult male was discovered shortly before 1 p.m. in the lake, off Dick Wilson Road.

Hickory police said the two officers involved in the shooting of 21-year-old Drew Marian Spencer of Taylorsville will return to active duty this week. They had been on paid leave during the investigation.

Compiled by Erica Batten

The shooting took place during an apparent domestic disturbance, according to police. The victim is the stepson of the alleged shooter.

Three former SEALs complete 12.5-mile course to raise money for veterans

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