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Woman killed in car crash

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Staff report A 22-year-old Iron Station woman died in a car crash in Catawba County early Wednesday morning. Troopers said Marissa Billings was killed at around 4:30 a.m. on Slanting Bridge Road, near Highway 150, when her car crossed the centerline and was hit by another vehicle. The driver of…

‘Price is Right’ fundraiser to benefit Coalition Against Child Abuse

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The “Price is Right” benefit to raise money for the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse and Child Advocacy Center (LCCACA) is returning for the 11th year to the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Funds raised from the event help LCCACA to protect…

Lincolnton Sportsman Club welcomes first female member

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Lincolnton Sportsman Club, founded in 1945, recently revised its bylaws to allow female members. The first woman, Lincolnton resident Teresa Caudle, was voted in on Feb. 16. “I grew up in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York and was always ice fishing, regular…

Commissioners table request for development on Lake Norman

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners approved four rezoning requests and tabled a fifth during a meeting on Monday evening. Jerry Reese, a Charlotte attorney requesting an amendment to a previously approved residential development on Lake Norman, made some last-minute changes to his updated master plan…

Arts Council readies for Robinson-Lineberger literary competition

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Arts Council of Lincoln County is now accepting entries for the 34th annual Robinson-Lineberger Literary Competition. “We have found, over the years, that there are people from all walks of life who enter this competition,” Arts Council of Lincoln County executive director Deanna McGinnis said.…

Extension agent influenced many through the years

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer David Choate, Lincoln County’s longtime agriculture extension agent, died Sunday at 81. Choate, an Army veteran and graduate of North Carolina State University, began working in Lincoln County in 1962 as a 4-H agent. He served as an agriculture extension agent in the Cooperative Extension…

Board of Education to discuss search for superintendent

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Education has called a special meeting on Wednesday, at 6 p.m. to discuss the county’s search for a new superintendent. At the meeting, the North Carolina School Board Association and Campbell Shatley, PLLC will do presentations detailing their available superintendent…

Charlotte women charged with prescription fraud

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Staff report Three Charlotte women have been charged with passing fraudulent prescriptions at Denver pharmacies. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives said the prescriptions, passed on Jan. 23 and Jan. 24, were produced using the name of a Charlotte business and a forged prescription and were for opioid-based pills. Deputies said…

Man charged with theft from construction site

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Staff report A Cherryville man has been charged in connection with the December theft of a trailer loaded with lumber from a construction site on Ernest Houser Road. Deputies were dispatched to the construction site on Dec. 13 after Travis Lawing of Travis Lawing Builders told officers that sometime between…

East Lincoln Speedway event to aid man’s cancer battle

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Even as a child, Manuel Johnson had a history of headaches, according to his oldest sister, Kathy Johnson. He simply lived with them until the day he went to work, reached down into his tool box to get a tool and couldn’t remember what tool…

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