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Event benefits local needy children

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Two local couples united earlier this month in a holiday effort meant to touch the lives of Lincoln County children. Named “Santa’s Sac,” the first effort took place Dec. 7 at the Lincoln Country Club. During the event, co-founders Scott and Jackie Chapman and Chad and…

50th Anniversary

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Flay “Tip” Clifton Scronce and Jean Simmons Scronce of Vale were married December 1, 1963 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Lincolnton. They celebrated their 50th anniversary on December 1, 2013 at the home of Michael and Crissy Scronce.Their children are Flay “Chad” Clifton Scronce Jr. of Vale; Amy…

Local middle school student wins big at horse show

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Local middle school student Cody Beam won four classes during the Appaloosa Registered Show and Youth Show this October. Beam also placed in several other categories over the two-day competition. More than 1,200 participants competed at the North Carolina Fair Horse Complex in Raleigh. According to…

Service News

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Army National Guard Pvt. John P. Patton has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare…

Maiden police warn about telephone scam

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Staff report The Maiden Police Department issued a press release on Thursday warning the public of a recent phone scam targeting a number of citizens’ bank accounts. Police said the scammers call residents, telling them they have won a vehicle or large amount of money. The callers then demand the…

Christmas Party for the Blind set for Saturday

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The Lincolnton Lions Club is hosting its 15th annual Lions Club Christmas Party for the Blind this Saturday. The organization works with Tammy Loukos, Lincoln/Iredell County Social Worker for the Blind, to identify legally blind or visually impaired Lincoln County residents to invite to the annual…

Criminal Charges — 12-13-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Keith Alan Blakely, 34, of 1543 Atlantic Ln. in Lincolnton was charged Dec. 9 with one count each of DWI, assault on a female, communicating threats, possessing stolen goods, harassing phone calls and misdemeanor larceny. A $1,500 bond was set. Cormie…

Around Town — 12-13-13

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FRIDAY Festival of Trees Sponsored by the Arts Council of Lincoln County, the third annual event will be open to the public 5-9 p.m. at 200 Gamble Dr. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 732-9044 or visit artslincolnnc.org. Senior dance     The Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy.…

Obituaries — 12-13-13

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Joyce Ann Hester Lingerfelt Joyce Ann Hester Lingerfelt, age 70, of 2142 Oklahoma Court in Lincolnton died Wednesday, December, 11, 2013. Her funeral service will be 2 p.m. today in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m.…

LCSO seizes meth lab No. 22

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A dangerous methamphetamine operation was located inside a western Lincoln County mobile home Wednesday afternoon, resulting in one resident’s arrest, the Sheriff’s Office said. Narcotics investigators said Carl Lloyd Almany III, was harboring a “shake-and-bake” or “one-pot” lab at his property, located at 1656 Knoll Drive…