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Around Town — 5-31-13

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TODAY NAACP raffle Purchase raffle tickets now to win an autographed helmet from Carolina Panther’s player Luke Kuechly. The raffle is sponsored by the Lincoln County Branch of the NAACP. Cost is $5 per ticket. Tickets are available at the Lincoln Cultural Center and Ebony & White’s Funeral Home, both…

Pinning ceremony honors Gaston College Medical Assisting graduates

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Twenty-two Medical Assisting graduates at Gaston College were honored in a pinning ceremony on May 10. A reception was held after the ceremony in the Myers Center Cafeteria. These students received their degrees on May 14 at the Graduation Commencement Ceremony at Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte. The annual ceremony signifies…

Tag today as one of the good old days

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist There’s no better way to start the day than having coffee on the sunporch while gently rocking back and forth watching the colorful birds begin their early morning search for worms. This reminds me of the old saying that the early bird gets the worm. I…

Reader’s Forum — 5-31-13

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House bill would harm camp meeting Last week “Crossover Day” passed in the North Carolina Legislature. It is a deadline set by the General Assembly to ensure non-budget bills clear their originating chamber with enough time to be heard by the other chamber prior to adjournment. House Bill 288 filed…

Criminal Charges — 5-31-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:  David Edward Fry, 45, of 2217 Charlotte Dr. in Charlotte was charged May 26 with one count each of speeding and DWI. An $800 bond was set. Elizabeth Ann Hoffman, 31, of 7320 Merrily Ln. in Charlotte was charged May 26…

Lincoln County Farmer’s Market opens new location

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Beginning next week, the Lincoln County Farmers Market will expand to include another location, offering products from local farmers and artists in Lincoln and surrounding counties. On the first and third Tuesdays of each month, the market will operate from 1 to 5 p.m. at the…

Obituaries — 5-31-13

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Christine Elizabeth Williams Grigg Christine Elizabeth Williams Grigg, age 79, of 2095 Lithia Springs Road in Lincolnton, died on Thursday, May 30, 2013. Her funeral service will be 3 p.m. on Monday, June 3, 2013 at Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church with Rev. Ken Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Forest…

Man assaulted woman

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincolnton man appeared in court Friday morning, one day after deputies said they placed him behind bars for not only using a glass vase and baseball bat to assault his girlfriend but for also assaulting neighbors and officers in the incident. Deputies arrested Donald Michael Hoyle, 34, of 2348 Tin Mine Road, just…

Sheriff’s Office: Men stole from murder site

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Two Shelby men have been charged with stealing a motorcycle from a Lincoln County murder site, the Sheriff’s Office said. The men told deputies just after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday that they were at Rosehill Drive in Lincolnton to repossess one of the resident’s Harley Davidson. An…

Police: Fire damages county building

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Part of a Lincoln County public building sustained fire damage Tuesday night after police said someone set a homeless man’s cart on fire near the structure. The Department of Social Services building received about $20,000 in damage in the fiery incident, according to a police report. Officers and firefighters…