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  Veterans Day Parade   In response to Ms. Helms letter: I do appreciate the concern about the traffic during the parade. As one of the organizers, that side of the parade fell through the cracks and has already been addressed and the problem will be fixed next year. I…

OUR VIEW — Election split almost wasn’t

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    MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor The candidates agreed — the election of one Democrat and one Republican councilman in the Nov. 5 City of Lincolnton elections showed that voters want the members of the City Council to work together to solve the city’s problems. The reality is that the…

Criminal Charges 11-18-13

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:   Phillip Allen Connor, 44, of 2736 Long Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton was charged Nov. 14 with one count of non-support family. A $1,500 cash bond was set. Melissa Brooke Page, 30, of 5061 Lineberger Loop Rd. in Denver was…

I’ve had a good life

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist As told by Ann Farr   My career has been as a family nurse practitioner. My story begins when I was a nursing student at Wilson Memorial Hospital. One patient admitted to the hospital during that time was a 17-year-old young man named Tony Farr. Tony…

Iron Station man charged for stabbing

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A stabbing incident at an Iron Station home over the weekend sent one man to the hospital and another to the county jail, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Justin Trey Brown, 28, of 4841 East N.C. 27 in Iron Station, is accused of stabbing…

Saine honored for fight against puppy mills

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   A group of special canine guests visited Governor Pat McCrory’s Executive Mansion this weekend. Governor and First Lady McCrory hosted a Dog Adoption and Humane Awards event at the Executive Mansion Saturday. The Governor told the Associated Press that as many as 30 shelter…

Firefighters inform on dangers of carbon monoxide

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Church to host Obamacare information session

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Starting Tuesday, Lincoln County residents will get the opportunity to enroll in the country’s new healthcare system alongside a local insurance professional and learn more clearly about the changes affecting them. Boger City United Methodist Church in Lincolnton has teamed up with Piedmont Benefits Group…

Teen escapses police custody

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   One of two Catawba County teens arrested Thursday morning for breaking into vehicles at a Lincoln County business escaped handcuffs and fled the back of a patrol vehicle, deputies said.  Shortly after a Catawba County officer detained Jacob Andrew Royles, 17, of 5530 View…

Commissioners to consider state grant money for emergency shelter

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will consider a recommendation to approve to agree and accept a $101,500 grant from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety and Emergency Management for a Western Shelter Project at its meeting tonight. The board is also being…

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