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Blank Canvas offers ‘art through observation’ to developing artists

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer When Dawn Summerton decided to offer art classes and start the business “Blank Canvas” in Lincolnton, she knew that she wanted to teach all ages but she also wanted to offer something special for children. “I just think art is great for kids and I want…

Missing woman located, arrested on heroin charge

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Staff report A Lincolnton woman who was reported missing on Friday has been located and is now facing a felony heroin charge. Michelle Lee Alpi, 26, of Timberlake Lane, was located on Monday after Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives followed up leads that led them to the home of Jeffrey…

Lincoln County Sports Hall of Fame kicks off new location with grand opening

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The Lincoln County Sports Hall of Fame, now located in the Lincoln Cultural Center, will host a grand opening for all inductees and their families on Friday. The Hall of Fame is preparing to open its doors to the public for the viewing of county sports…

Lincolnton Food and WineFest well attended, applauded

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Despite high winds that kept vendors on their toes all afternoon, the first Lincolnton Food and WineFest was considered to be well attended and a tremendous success. “It went fantastic,” event chair Anita McCall said. “Our vendors sold out of almost everything and are already asking…

NC General Assembly back for short session with big agenda

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer State lawmakers reconvene in Raleigh today and, while a couple months ago the tiers system may have been thought to be at the forefront for the short session, a couple other issues continue to dominate the political conversation. Huntersville Republican Rep. Charles Jeter, according to the…

Deputies: Iron Station man sold heroin

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Staff report An Iron Station man has been charged with selling heroin to an undercover detective. Timothy Wallace Smith, 23, of Trinity Lane, was arrested on Sunday by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said Smith was making regular trips to the Charlotte area to purchase heroin that he later…

KFC: Denver restaurant may have served kidney

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer A KFC spokesperson acknowledged Wednesday that a Mooresville woman may have been given a kidney instead of the thigh she ordered last week at a Lincoln County restaurant. Lucy Randall was in the process of taking her daughter to vision therapy Friday when she made a…

Deputies: Dealer arrested after accidentally calling detective

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Staff report Two Lincoln County residents are facing felony drug charges after allegedly accidentally calling an undercover detective, thinking he was someone else, and offering to sell him meth. Deputies said Angela Lingerfelt Juarez, 43, of Gastonia Highway in Lincolnton, and Robert Castillo, 44, of Miller’s Park Lane in Vale, inadvertently…

Commissioner questions LEDA budget request

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Though the executive director of Lincoln County’s economic development agency attempted to defend his budget requests on Monday, Cliff Brumfield left the meeting with a difference of opinion from at least one county commissioner. Martin Oakes questioned Brumfield, who oversees the Lincoln Economic Development Association, on…

Golf tournament raises nearly $5K for East Lincoln Relay for Life

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Ninety-two golfers hit the links Saturday, eager to compete but perhaps with greater goals than simply beating par. Together, the 23 foursomes, hole sponsors and other donors at the Lincoln Country Club’s Hunter Mauney Memorial Relay for Life Golf Tournament helped provide $4,594 to East Lincoln’s…