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Obituaries — 11-24-14

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Rev. Donald Lagary Fisher Rev. Donald Lagary Fisher, age 91, of Iron Station died Saturday, November 22, 2014. His funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Asbury United Methodist Church in Lincolnton with Rev. Keys Pendleton, Rev. Hubert Clinard, Rev. Jackie Hovis Taylor, and Rev. Anita Sain…

Rosalind Welder is ‘Woman of the Year’

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Staff report Lincoln County has a new Woman of the Year. Cheryl Burgess, with the Lincolnton Business and Professional Women’s Club, announced Rosalind Welder as the 2014 Lincoln County “Woman of the Year” at the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet on Thursday. A Crouse native, Welder is an…

Handmade gifts go on display at Cultural Center

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Woman found responsible for 2013 death

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer A civil judgment in Superior Court on Nov. 3 found a Vale woman responsible for the death of her boyfriend following a domestic dispute on March 29, 2013. A jury found the death of Justin Garrett Smith, age 20 at time of death and formerly of…

Stanley woman arrested for prescription fraud

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STAFF REPORT A Stanley woman was arrested and placed in the Lincoln County jail in connection with an on-going investigation into prescription medication fraud. Triesa Jane White, 31, of 15420 Lucia River Bend Highway, Stanley, was arrested Nov. 17 on warrants for trafficking opiate, conspiring to traffic opiate, possession with…

Inmates cost Lincoln County taxpayers nearly $61 per day

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Inmates in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center cost the taxpayers of Lincoln County an estimated $60.95 a day per inmate, according to Karen Doolittle, financial manager for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. According to documents provided by Doolittle, the 2014 daily estimate for inmates in…

’Tis the Christmas season

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East Burke to propose joining SD-7

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PAUL SCHENKEL Morganton News Herald MORGANTON — Representatives from both East Burke and Valdese Draughn high schools will be present at the NCHSAA winter board of directors meeting on Dec. 3 in Chapel Hill, and each will make a proposal to leave the South Mountain 2A/3A Conference. Principal Phil Smith…

Klein, Robinson leaving Board of Commissioners

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer For James Klein, his desire to participate in Lincoln County government began nearly a decade ago, while driving deliveries along N.C. 16 Business. “I started thinking, ‘What is Denver going to become in 20, 40, 50 years?’” Klein said. It was that inquisitive nature that prompted…

Home-field advantage

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Mustangs haven’t lost at home in over 3 years RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor East Lincoln is making things look easy these days, especially when it plays at home. The top-ranked and No. 1-seeded Mustangs host ninth-seeded Rutherfordton-Spindale Central at 7:30 tonight looking to run its home winning streak to 30…