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Man hunts long-lost apple varieties

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Apple Queen reigns over the Lincoln County Apple Festival each September, but it’s the lesser-known “Apple King” who truly embodies what the festival is all about. Tom Brown, 74, of Clemmons, has dedicated the last 19 years of his life to the discovery of different…

High Shoals UMC celebrates 115 years

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer High Shoals United Methodist Church will celebrate 115 years on Oct. 2, when the church hosts a homecoming and welcomes back former pastor Rev. Sheila Gould, who served the church from 2008 to 2011. Founded in 1902, the church was the result of community organizing led…

Vale-based Ethics Archery to build new facility

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer In six short years, Ethics Archery of Vale has grown enough to allow the company to build a 7,000 square-foot facility in Vale, bringing manufacturing jobs to Lincoln County and further putting a unique stamp on the ever-changing archery business. “It’s been a steady, healthy growth for…

Maiden woman charged with credit card theft

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Staff report A Maiden woman has been charged with stealing her neighbor’s credit card and using it to buy gas at a Denver convenience store. Deputies said Colleen Velma Jewell, 37, of Fieldhaven Court, admitted to stealing her neighbor’s credit card and using it at the Denver Mart at 3769…

Sheriff’s Office, Lincolnton PD hold raffle for slain Shelby officer

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the Lincolnton Police Department are working together on a fundraiser for fallen Shelby police officer Timothy Brackeen. Detective Frank Runyon of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, a friend of Brackeen’s, has organized the raffle and all proceeds will be donated…

Stover hired as superintendent for Catawba County

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Dr. Matt Stover, the associate superintendent of Lincoln County Schools, will be stepping down from his role to accept the superintendent position in Catawba County. His first day on the job is Nov. 1 and he will continue to serve Lincoln County until that time. “I…

Sex offender charged with failure to register address

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Staff report A Lincolnton sex offender has been charged with not notifying authorities that he had moved. Andy Ray Evans, 34, was charged with felony failure to notify a change of address for a sex offender on Tuesday. Deputies said Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Detective Mark Stamey went to 303…

Second county Rosenwald school on tap for preservation efforts

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer A Rosenwald school in Iron Station will be the focus of preservation efforts as funding for the project takes focus in the coming months. Mount Vernon School, along with Oaklawn School in Lincolnton, represents what was once a collection of more than 5,300 Rosenwald schools that…

Man arrested after car chase

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Staff report A Gastonia man has been charged with stealing his girlfriend’s car and leading officers on a car chase. Lincolnton Police Department officers said they were called to Deaton Avenue about a domestic disturbance late Sunday. Officers spoke a woman who lived at the home and her boyfriend, Dustin…

Pair charged with selling drugs while child was present

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Staff report Two Vale residents are accused of selling a large amount of painkillers while their 2-year-old son was present. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies said Betsy May Carpenter, 32, and James Steven Fredell, 38, both of 6373 Dixie Lane, were arrested on Tuesday after selling drugs to undercover detectives…