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Lincolnton Food, Wine and Brew Festival on tap for Saturday

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer More than 70 vendors, including 12 food trucks, seven breweries, 10 wineries, 30 juried artists, 15 farmer’s market vendors and 10 Earth Day activity booths will be assembled at the second annual Lincolnton Food, Wine and Brew Festival, which will be held on Saturday in…

Trio charged with vehicle break-in

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Staff report The use of a credit card stolen from a vehicle has led to charges in connection with several vehicle break-ins. Deputies said they were dispatched to two vehicle break-in calls on Brookwood Road in Lincolnton on Saturday. In one of the break-ins, items in the vehicle had been…

Four arrested on felony drug charges

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Staff report A call about a suspicious person led to four drug arrests on Friday. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies said they went to Reeps Grove Church Road in Vale to investigate a call about a person in the area who appeared to be impaired and was carrying several camouflage…

Father and son charged in home invasion

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Staff report A father and son have been arrested in connection with a northern Lincoln County home invasion. The victim, who lives in the 4400 block of Herter Road in Lincolnton, told Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies that two Hispanic men broke into his home around 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday…

Man charged with break-in, theft of antiques

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Staff report A Cherryville man has been charged with stealing antiques from a home in Vale while the victim was asleep inside. The victim, an 86-year-old man, told deputies on March 12 that he had been awakened by the sound of movement in his basement and saw flashlights outside his…

East Lincoln Winter Guard celebrates successful season

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Varsity Cheval Winter Guard from East Lincoln High School has had a very successful season of competition. Most recently they were the Carolina Winter Ensemble Association Scholastic A Gold Medalists and also regional finalists with the Winter Guard International (WGI) Knoxville, WGI Mid-Atlanta Power…

Student-produced video will help make Rail Trail safer

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Lincolnton Fire Chief Ryan Heavner discovered there was a potential safety issue with the Marcia H. Cloninger Rail Trail and he and Capt. Brent Smith set about to find a way to fix it. The safety issue was that if a person was on the…

Photo exhibit showcases beauty of North Carolina

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Arts Council of Lincoln County is sponsoring a display of photography by members of the Lincoln Photography Club and their friends. The beauty of North Carolina is the subject of the exhibit, which will be on display from April 10-28 at the Lincoln Cultural…

Former astronaut visits East Lincoln Middle School

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer A former NASA astronaut landed at East Lincoln Middle School on Thursday to give a presentation to sixth grade students as part of the Schiele Museum of History’s initiative for having real scientists in the classroom. Tom Jones spent 12 years as a NASA astronaut…

Lincoln County Democratic Party elects new chairman

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Democratic Party elected new officers during the party’s annual county convention on April 8. Ross Bulla, founder and president of a global security risk mitigation and investigations firm based in Denver, will succeed Tommy Huskey as party chairman. “It’s a great honor,” Bulla…