Lenoir (lənôrˈ) [key], city (1990 pop. 14,192), seat of Caldwell co., W N.C.; inc. 1851. A resort in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mts., it manufactures medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, machinery, apparel, wood and plastic products, and furniture.

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